|“The Rouge's Guild”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||30 March 2010|
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- Panel 1
Haley swings from a rope by her feet while shooting arrows at a mechanical target with bladed arms.
Green Sister: You have passed the Test of the Oscillating Doom, Haley Starshine.
Green Sister: You are worthy to become one of us, a member of the Sisterhood of Aton.
- Panel 2
Haley: Does that mean you'll tell me what you know?
Green Sister: Yes, but first, you must take on the countenance of a Sister.
Haley: Oh, for—what does THAT involve? Because I'm not getting a piercing again.
Elder Sister: Nothing so drastic. Sister, anoint her forehead.
Purple Sister: Yes, Sister.
- Panel 3
Haley: I guess that's not too... hey, that smells nice.
Purple Sister: It has ylang-ylang flower.
Haley: What is it?
Purple Sister: Moisturizer. The Sisterhood knows that one's skin can become dry and cracked in this desert heat.
- Panel 4
Elder Sister: Further, after gazing upon your visage, we have determined that you are what we call an "Autumn".
Green Sister: Aton recommends a light pink lipstick, and maybe some concealer.
- Panel 5
Haley: Wait a minute, the tough-looking chick at the bar told me that this was the place where I could find a bunch of thieves and robbers!
Staff Sister: Hey, our retail prices are competitive!
Green Sister: Good luck finding quality products like ours in a department store.
- Panel 6
Haley: So you're, what, merchants? Why did you put me through that initiation?
Staff Sister: We saw in you a like-minded soul, one who might enjoy the benefits of selling Aton® brand cosmetics.
Green Sister: You can set your own hours, be your own boss!
- Panel 7
Haley: This is just—this is ridiculous! Do you actually know where I can find people I'm looking for, or not?
Staff Sister: ...Not.
- Panel 8
Purple Sister: But we do know where you can find great health and beauty products for less!
Haley: You know what? You can stick your sisterhood where the sun-disk doesn't shine. I'm out of here.
- Panel 9
Purple Sister looks sad
- Panel 10
Haley pokes her head back through the door.
Haley: OK, two jars of the moisturizer, but that's all.
- Panel 11
Supporting unrealistic expectations
of what a female adventurer should
look like since the art in First Edition.
D&D Context Edit
- Much of the artwork for AD&D (1st edition) rulebooks was done by artist Jeff Easley. Another notable fantasy artist of the first edition period is Larry Elmore, who's Snarfquest comic in Dragon magazine featured a stereotypical female adventurer, Telerie, who adventured in a chain mail bikini.
- Rouge is another name for blush, and a common misspelling of the word Rogue.
- Ylang-ylang is a tropical tree from southeast asia which is valued for the perfume extracted from its flowers.
- The sisterhood of Aton is a play on the cosmetics company Avon.