|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||30 December 2004|
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Belkar has to pass a test of combat before becoming a barbarian. Points for guessing the outcome.
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Gortok the Destroyer ◀ ▶
- Kuurkk the Anemic
- Lokor the Chronically Insecure
- Hak-Tonog the Moderately Incontinent
- Panel 1
Belkar and Gortok stand in an arena. Banners with runes hang on the walls.
Belkar: Nice ceremonial arena you've got yourself here.
Gortok: Thank you. Guild arena used for ritual combat, coming-of-age sacrifices, and as mosh pit for local alternative rock bands.
- Panel 2
Gortok: Now, Barbarian Guild can't allow anyone to join. There must be a test first.
Belkar: Yeah? Bring it on.
- Panel 3
Gortok: You must defeat one of the guild's lower level members in personal combat to be true barbarian.
Gortok: You may choose to face any one of these 3 barbarians:
- Panel 4
Gortok: Kuurkk the Anemic!
Kuurkk: I'm feelig a little woozy here...
- Panel 5
Gortok: Lokor the Chronically Insecure!
Lokor: You'll probably beat me. Sigh.
- Panel 6
Gortok: Or Hak-Tonog the Moderately Incontinent!
Hak-Tonog: Can you excuse me for one moment?
- Panel 7
Belkar: Hmmm, a multiple choice test, then? Well, in that case, I choose...
- Panel 8
Belkar disarms Kuurkk, "swoosh!".
- Panel 9
Belkar kills Kuurkk with a dagger, "schlurk!", kicks Lokor in the face.
- Panel 10
Belkar kills Lokor with his other dagger, "schlunk!"
- Panel 11
Belkar jumps over Hak-Tonog.
- Panel 12
Belkar kills Hak-Tonog, throwing him backwards and impaling him on Lokor's spear, "splortch!"
Belkar: ...D! All of the Above!
- Panel 13
Gortok: It, uh... it was not supposed to be a fight to the death.
Belkar: Trust me, they're better off now.
Gortok: Yeah, you're probably right.
D&D Context Edit
- When a character takes a level in a new class (a multiclass character) some story of how they trained or studied to gain these new abilities usually woven into the story.
- This is the only appearance for Kuurkk the Anemic, Lokor the Chronically Insecure, and Hak-Tonog the Moderately Incontinent.