|“Spanner in the Works”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||9 January 2017|
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- The Crew of the Mechane
- The Clan of Frost Giants
- Frost Giant with Axe and Beard ◀
- Panel 1
Felix: Get off! Get off our ship!
- Panel 2
Bearded Frost Giant falls off the Mechane.
- Panel 3
Andi: Will you listen to me? You're going to get us all killed!!
Bandana: I did listen to you, Andi. I just decided elsewise.
- Panel 4
Andi: You stubborn little brat, why won't you ever just do what I tell you?!?
Bandana: I ain't got time for that now!
Bandana: Starboard—skim that mountain if you can.
Mateo: I'll try, but she's—nnh!—handling real sluggish.
- Panel 5
Andi: Of course she's sluggish!
Andi: The propellers are probably bent, there's damage to the ventral fins and we're venting gas!
Andi: The ship is falling apart, and Little Miss Junior Captain here—
- Panel 6
Bandana: Then fix something!
Bandana: That's your dang job around here, ain't it?
Bandana: If you spent half the time patching that you spent complaining, we'd have two whole ships by the end of the pass!
- Panel 7
Bandana: Now get off my back and see if you can get one of those control fins unstuck or some—
- Panel 8
Andi smacks Bandana in the back of the head with her wrench with a loud "WONK!".
- Panel 9
Bandana hits her jaw on the the rail with a "THUNK.".
- Panel 10
The crew, Andi included, looks at the scene in shock. Bandana's eyes are hidden by the rail.
- Panel 11
Andi: Turn off the pass! NOW!
Mateo: Aye, aye, Captain.
D&D Context Edit
- Although it's not clear from this strip, Bandana is unconscious, not dead. To achieve this, Andi would have suffered a -4 penalty to her attack with the spanner in order to deal non-leathal damage , in addition to bonuses for surprise, flat-footed, and depending on her class, possibly a sneak attack.
- This is the first appearance of the crewman with mustache and beard.
- This the final appearance of the frost giant with axe and beard, one of the three boarders who first appeared in #1059.