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Last Comic


Physical description

Dwarf and Human



Hair color

Red and Black

A pair of assassins, "Kaboom" Redaxe and an unnamed Shadowdancer were encountered by the Order of the Stick during their brief stay at the Weary Travelers Inn and Tavern.

Redaxe is an amorous dwarf (he stripped the Vestal Virgins of the property of "Virgins"), who is armed with an arquebus and has a penchant for explosives, while the other is a skilled Shadowdancer, who only after spending many years in his prestige class realized that the world of the stick figure comic lacked any shadows in the first place.

They were tasked to kill the King of Nowhere who would stay in the Inn in order to meet the King of Somewhere for a peace treaty.

Due to a misunderstanding with the hotel staff reminiscent of the Who's on First? routine, Roy was treated as the King of the country of "Nowhere". The two assassins then attack him, poisoning Elan in the process and forcing Roy to use the Girdle of Feminity/Masculinity to get the bard to safety.

Once he escapes, Roy returns with Haley and Vaarsuvius to confront the assassins. In the chaos, a passing Belkar accidentally sets off one of Redaxe's barrels of explosives, destroying the inn with much of the Order's treasure and inducing Haley's aphasia. In the resulting explosion, the Shadowdancer finally finds a shadow he can teleport through, and the assassins escape.

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Thanh's diplomatic meeting has unintended consequences

The pair of assassins make an appearance where they are spying on Thanh's meeting with the real King of Nowhere. The two cancel their new attempt to assassinate the King, apparently basing this decision entirely on Thanh's presence. Presumably they either abandoned their plan or waited for Thanh to depart before their next attempt.


The pair of assassins also appear as monster cards in The Order of the Stick Adventure Game. "The Shadowdancer", as the game refers to him, remains anonymous, whereas the dwarf's card is titled: "Kaboom" Redaxe.