Miko: What proof do you have that you did not vanquish a stalwart defender of the weak in your mad lust for treasure?
Roy: Ummm…its scales weren’t all shiny?
Miko: Ah. Then its destruction was just and necessary.
Elan: Dragons: Color-coded for your convenience!
—“The Order of the Stick”, #207
”Red is the color of the passions, of blood […] pink bears the promise of blushing into red someday, hence it is stirring, arousing, a euphemism for the flesh color […] Black, black for the night, the nature, the animal descent to our roots, sex and death mix together in blackness […] green for envy, rebellion against death by the living, belligerent insistence on fruitfulness […] Gold is ostentation, a retreat into the material, the metallic. Silver is a half-lie, a pretense of lack of greed. Yellow and orange mimic gold with their hues […] White is the cipher, untainted death, promise of purity, a question, not an answer. Purple is what you get when red has its way with blue, a bruise, a mocking, a bacchanal […] The hunter triumphant wears purple. […] Blue is the color of disconnectedness, of the empty sky, distant and pretending to attain to heaven. Blue thinks that nothing can bring it down to earth.”
—Minot, Rapunzel Let Down