|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||29 June 2016|
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O-Chul and Lien stake out Kraagor's Tomb.
- Panel 1
The Monster in the Darkness is being watched from afar through a spyglass.
O-Chul: Good man.
- Panel 2
Lien: Do you really think that's going to mess up their search?
O-Chul: I have no idea. It is more the gesture that I appreciate.
Lien: What the heck is that thing under the umbrella, anyway?
- Panel 3
O-Chul: I have... Let's call it a theory. But if I told you, you wouldn't believe me.
O-Chul: If I told him, I don't think he'd believe me, either.
O-Chul: Suffice to say any rebellion against the status quo on his part, however minor or ambivalent, can only be good news for us.
- Panel 4
O-Chul: Although it looks like my call regarding our mysterious flyer was in error. Had we taken her down, it would have weakened Xykon's team.
Lien: No, we did the right thing.
- Panel 5
Lien: They might have gone looking for her if she never came back—and then we'd be toast.
Lien: Our best defense against all that magic they're packing is that they don't know we're here.
- Panel 6
Lien: As much as I'd rather start exploring to find the Gate ourselves, doing so would only weaken its defenses.
Lien: We need to stay out of sight and observe.
Lien: Oh, and I need to scroll-call Haley. They're probably sick of the desert by now anyway.
- Panel 7
O-Chul: I suppose the good news is that as long as Xykon and Redcloak keep picking different doors, then that means they haven't found Kraagor's Gate yet.
Lien: What do we do if they go in one door and don't come out?
- Panel 8
O-Chul: Well, in that case they either succumbed to the monstrous sentinels within, or they found what they were looking for and the end of the world is nigh.
Lien: Probably that second one.
O-Chul: Probably, yes.
- Panel 9
Lien: We just have to pray to the Twelve Gods that this dungeon complex can hold onto its secrets long enough for Roy and his people to get here.
- Panel 10
O-Chul: Let's camp here. Warmth is not an issue, and I brought plenty of rations.
Lien: I can keep using my spell to make fresh water, too.
O-Chul: Good, perfect. We'll build this snow bank up a bit more, too.
- Panel 11
Lien: Now we just have to try not to die of boredom stalking out a frozen ravine for days. Or weeks.
O-Chul: I did purchase a set of Go stones along with my cloak.
Lien: Ugh, why? You know I suck at that game!
O-Chul: Well I didn't bring them for you.
- O-Chul refers to teaching the game Go to the MitD in #550, "+1 BFF". They were playing it when V came to fight Xykon in #651, "Two Eyes in the Dark".
- This is the latest appearance for all the characters in this strip:
- The Monster in the Darkness has appeared in seventy-six strips, starting with #23, "Meanwhile...". Its identity is still unknown.
- O-Chul, the Chuck Norris of paladins, has appeared in fifty strips, first appearing in #403 "Leadership Is About the Tough Decisions".
- Lien, the aquatic paladin, has appeared in forty-six strips, debuting in #411, "The Power Behind the Throne".