|“Takes One to Know One”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||4 July 2014|
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Belkar is on to "Durkon"'s con, so the vampire elects to use his weak will to eliminate him as a problem.
- Belkar Bitterleaf (also dominated) ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield (as vampire and as spirit) ◀ ▶
- "Durkon" ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Belkar: Hey! HEY! Dead-for-brains! Don’t think you’re getting off that easy!
Belkar: I know you’re up to no good, and probably not that much neutral either.
- Panel 2
Inside Durkon's head
"Durkon": Ugh, your stubborn halfling friend again. Quick, show me a memory that will help me fool him.
"Durkon": Something deeply personal that only the two of you would know.
- Panel 3
Durkon's memory shows an error page:
Sorry! The memory you searched for could not be found. Did you mean: ▪ Physical altercations with Belkar ▪ Spontaneous nicknames from Belkar ▪ Olfactory insults from Belkar
"Durkon": Damn it!
- Panel 4
Belkar: You don’t think I can tell when someone’s faking cooperation to slide under Roy’s nose?
Belkar: I invented that scam! You’re infringing on my patent!
- Panel 5
"Durkon": But I just saved tha ship from tha storm. Dinnae that prove tha I’m—
Belkar: The ship you’re on! You’re just saving your own dry flaky skin. I’ve done it dozens of times.
Belkar: Except my skin is toned and supple!
- Panel 6
"Durkon": Belkar, lad, I dinnae understand why ye cannae just accept tha it’s jus’ me, good ol’ Durkon—only wit fangs and a new outlook.
Belkar: The fangs, I can handle. I’ve got no problem with fangs. It’s the outlook I don’t buy.
- Panel 7
Belkar: I was there when Durkon died, and no way does he flip from forgiving me for not saving him to slurping my blood in 90 seconds.
Belkar: People don’t just change who they are in an instant. It doesn’t work like that. It takes time, so you don’t even know you’re changing.
Belkar: Until one day, you’re just a bit different than you used to be and you can’t even tell what the hell happened.
- Panel 8
"Durkon": Aye, but I was under tha magical compulsion o’ Malack when I awoke! ‘E ordered me ta drink yer blood.
Belkar: HE HAD TO ORDER YOU NOT TO DRINK IT ALL!!
- Panel 9
Belkar: You can put on the funny accent and play dress-up, but I’m on to you.
Belkar: And FYI: I spent months trapped behind enemy lines where the only things I was allowed to kill were undead. So I’ve gotten pretty good at it, really.
Belkar: What do you say to that?
- Panel 10
"Durkon" dominates Belkar.
"Durkon": Jump overboard.
- Panel 11
Belkar leaps over the rail.
- Panel 12
No longer dominated, Belkar hangs by his cloak from the barbed tip of a ballista bolt.
Voice #1 (off-panel): Halfling overboard!!
Voice #2 (off-panel): Aww, looked like the little guy jumped!
Belkar: I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don’t shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days!!
D&D Context Edit
- As a vampire "Durkon" can Dominate people with his gaze, forcing them to perform actions against their will.
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