|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||26 September 2006|
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Durkon demonstrates one of the lesser-known uses of Control Weather.
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There is a trapdoor in a roof.
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Julia comes up through the trapdoor.
Julia: So long, whatever-the-hell-your name-was, you asymmetrical runt. Have fun searching the warehouse.
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Julia: Now I just need to find some help that's more competent than Roy...
Julia: Shouldn't be TOO hard...
Julia: Hey! You there!
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Julia: I need help, or the police, or something. I just escaped from, like, the lamest criminals ever. They had me held hostage for weeks in there.
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Julia: This is a life or death emergency, Whiskers. Specifically, MY life or death.
Julia: Are you just going to stand there muttering to yourself?
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Julia: Look! Boobs!
Julia: Don't you like boobs? Don't you want to pay attention to the girl with the boobs?
Julia: C'mon, this always works with my teachers...
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Julia: Fantastic. So I engage in a daring solo escape only to find myself on a rooftop with a catatonic gay dwarf.
Julia: My life never ceases finding new and exciting ways to disappoint.
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Julia: What the hell are you saying over and over that's more important than looking at my ta-ta's, anyway?
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Durkon's eyes glow white.
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A massive lightning bolt tears across the sky of Cliffport.
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Leeky: Don't worry, my wooden friends! You are well-protected against any lightning attacks!
Leeky: Besides, that bolt struck at least four miles out to sea anyway.
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Julia: HOLY CRAP! Did you see—
Durkon: —two Miss'ssippi, three Miss'ssippi, four Miss'ssippi.
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A massive sonic boom shatters Leeky's awakened trees, "BOOM!"
D&D Context Edit
- Control Weather is a 7th level cleric spell which allows the caster to summon a variety of weather effects as well as cancel out natural weather effects. Having a control weather spell cause sonic damage from the thunderclap is not explicitly mentioned in the spell description, but certainly could be allowed by the Dungeon Master.
- A common method for determining the distance of a lightning strike is counting the number of seconds between the flash of the bolt and the sound of the thunder. Sound travels approximately one mile every 5 seconds. It should have taken 20 seconds for the sound of thunder to reach the trees if the lightning were 4 miles out.
- Saying the word "Mississippi" after each number in a count is a method of approximating the passage of time in seconds.