* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0393.html 393]]. Haley [[CannotSpitItOut finally]] [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove spits it out]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0406.html 406]]. [[KnightTemplar Miko Miyazaki]] decides that Lord Shojo is guilty of treason and executes him. Next strip she's not ThePaladin any more, as the Twelve Gods personally stripped her of her status for murdering her lord.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0443.html 443]]. Xykon kills [[TheHero Roy]], though he eventually comes back.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0481.html 481]]. The Order of the Stick is separated.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html 639]]. Vaarsuvius casts Familicide.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0672.html 672]]. In the conclusion to the fourth story arc, Blackwing, Vaarsuvius' familiar reveals what he saw within the rift: a planet. Not the Snarl, which is supposed to be the overarching manifestation of chaos doomed to unmake the world (although it's not incredible to discount it still being omnipresent in a way we've yet to understand), but a lone planet.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0759.html 759]]. Knocking off Elan's rose tinted glasses takes a big punch, but his dad delivers.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0830.html 830]]. Redcloak reveals his plan, is elevated to new levels of awesome... and offs a recurring villain in the comic.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0842.html 842]]. Familicide is revealed to have a direct and devastating effect on the plot, and on V's character arc.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0877.html 877]]. Malack turns Durkon into a vampire.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0906.html 906]]. Nale incinerates Malack.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0913.html 913]]. Tarquin kills Nale - a villain that has been in the comic for nearly ten years - with a knife to the chest.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0936.html 936]]. Elan lets his father drop from Scoundrél's airship, turning Tarquin's set of beliefs against him and leaving him in the middle of the desert.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0945.html 945]]. It is finally confirmed that the Snarl is real; its tentacle is getting out of Girard's Gate.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0946.html 946]]. Durkon [[spoiler: is being held prisoner inside his own mind by the vampire he has become, who is now the High Priest of Hel, and the Order doesn't suspect a thing.]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0952.html 952]]. Even though the Order doesn't know that Durkon is being possessed by Hel's servant, Thor DOES.