|“The Grand Fighter”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||22 October 2007|
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Roy meets his grandfather.
- Roy Greenhilt (as spirit) ◀ ▶
- Sara Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Eric Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Horace Greenhilt ▶
- Roy's Archon ◀ ▶
- An Evil Adventuring Party
- An Evil Cleric
- A Female Dark Elf Rogue
- A Fighter in Armor
- Panel 1
Roy is helping Eric Greenhilt complete a masterpiece block castle.
Sara Greenhilt: Eric! Roy! Playtime is over for now.
Sara: Roy’s Archon and I talked to a few people, since you said you won’t be staying long. You have a visitor in the hallway.
- Panel 2
Roy: A visitor?
Sara: Don’t make me repeat myself, young man.
Sara: He came all the way back from the third level of the mountain to see you, so you be nice.
- Panel 3
Eric Greenhilt: grampa!!!
Horace Greenhilt: So I’ve been told, though I was long in my grave before either of you were more than a gleam in my boy Eugene’s eye.
Horace: Frankly, I’m still surprised that he liked girls.
- Panel 4
Horace: Horace Greenhilt.
Horace: You must be Roy.
Roy: Oh man! I—Mom told me all about your adventures when I was growing up!
- Panel 5
Roy: Like when you rescued Princess Damsel from the clutches of the red dragon of Reddragonsville!
Horace: Heh heh, good times.
Horace: But just between you and me, beating the green dragon of Reddragonsville was a LOT harder.
- Panel 6
Roy: I’m a fighter now, too. I tried to follow in your footsteps.
Horace: I know, Sara told me last time I visited Eric and her.
Sara: *sniff* This is so nice, for us to all be together. I’m so—
- Panel 7
Three adventurers appear with a "pop!"
Evil Cleric: PLANE SHIFT!!
Roy: What the—?
Evil Drow: Bwa ha ha!
Evil Fighter: Let’s earn some XP!
- Panel 8
Horace slashes the evil cleric across the face with the Greenhilt Sword, "schlash!", killing him instantly, while Roy's Archon shines his Light Ray at the drow, "bzzzzzz!", blinding her.
- Panel 9
Roy: Wait, I’m so confused. Can I even BE killed in this form?
Evil Fighter: Beats me. Let’s find out together.
- Panel 10
Horace: ROY! Heads up!
Horace tosses Roy the Greenhilt Sword.
- Panel 11
Roy catches the sword while the fighter misses him.
- Panel 12
Roy slashes twice, "quarter!", quartering his opponent.
- Panel 13
Horace: Nice catch, kid.
Roy: What—what was THAT all about?
Roy’s Archon: Evil adventuring party.
Horace: It happens.
Horace: C’mon, I’ll take you fishing.
D&D Triva Edit
- Plane shift is a 5th level cleric spell (or 7th level wizard/sorcerer) that allows the caster and up to eight others to instantly travel from the Prime Material Plane to any other plane of existence.
- Lantern Archons like Roy's Archon have a light ray attack that does 1d6 damage, overcoming any damage reduction.
- This is the first appearance of Horace Greenhilt, Roy's grandfather, and Eugene's father.