|“The Test of the Heart”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||3 July 2006|
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The final, and harshest, of the 3 tests of Sunken Valley has begun. Do the Order have what it takes to pass??!
The entire Order of the Stick, a male undead and a female undead (who doesn't speak).
- Panel 1
Elan: Let's see, we thought our way past the Test of the Body-
Roy: Who is this "we" you're talking about?
Elan: -and we fought our way past the Test of the Mind.
- Panel 2
Elan: I guess that just leaves the Test of the Heart, whatever that is.
Undead: Indeed it does, live one!
- Panel 3
Undead: Prepare yourself, seekers, for now we shall truly see from what you are made! The Test of the Heart is nigh!
- Panel 4
Undead: The Test of the Heart will judge whether you are worthy to meet the Oracle and learn your fates! Many embark on this test, but few have what it takes to pass. The truths that are in your heart will be laid bare for all to know!
- Panel 5
Undead: Are you prepared to submit to the Test of the Heart?
Roy: Allow me to consult the Peanut Gallery.
- Panel 6
Roy: You heard the Cryptkeeper knock-off, guys. Are you ready for this?
Elan: No worries, Roy! We're fully prepared to expose our deepest secrets to this undead horror!
- Panel 7
Elan: Right, gang? We have nothing to hide from each other! Aren't our hearts free of all fear and doubt?
Belkar: I doubt you have two brain cells to rub together-does that count?
- Panel 8
Undead: Are you ready, then?
Roy: No, but I don't see the passage of time improving the situation.
Undead: Very well.
- Panel 9
Undead: Pray to what gods you serve that you will be deemed worthy of this rare honor! Find your reserves of courage, warriors, for the Test of the Heart begins-NOW!!
- Panel 10
Inside a doctor's surgery
Undead: Pulse rate is 60...blood pressure is 85 over 60...You pass. NEXT!
- The Cryptkeeper is a reference to a character from the board game Atmosfear, or the TV show Tales from the Crypt.