Webcomic: Our Little Adventure
Our Little Adventure
is a fantasy webcomic created by Daniel Landolt. It's based on a Dungeons & Dragons
campaign set in an original world, using the 3.X edition rules. A young bard
named Julie has a dream
where she learns she can save the world by finding a pendant
which will lead her to the Magicant
, a powerful artifact that grants unlimited wishes. She is joined by her fighter husband
Lenny on this quest and very shortly after meets her sister Angelika
, as well as the rogue
she's travelling with.
Using information from "The Palm Tree Ghost"
she eventually learns how to use the pendant and goes on a quest to collect the pieces
of this Magicant artifact. Of course certain events complicate matters, like an evil spirit
Julie accidentally released
as well as having to deal with an evil empire
and followers of a crazy religion.
The comic was inspired
by The Order of the Stick
's humor and style, but doesn't tell the story with stick figures. The characters are heavily symbolistic in appearance and appear a cross between stick people, paper characters
, and noodle people
. The comic doesn't take itself too seriously; it is heavy with parody and clichés of RPG
s and D&D
campaigns. The fourth wall is notoriously weak in spots, and there are some pop culture references here and there.
The comic has been running since Christmas day, 2009 and updated about twice a week on average (including the hiatus). The comic updates every three days, sometimes more often if the creator isn't busy. There are two places the comic can be seen, the first being an official website
and the second being rogonandi's deviantART
account. There is an entry for it on The Webcomic List
. It's also got its own group on Facebook
where people who like it can get news about it and such, such as updates.
It has a Character Sheet
Our Little Adventure provides examples of the following tropes:
- Adventure Towns: The first being the little village where they picked up Pauline, and then they went to Everwood, a huge city where they met new NPC friends and Julie picked up the Magicant Pendant. They went back to Huckleton to catch a ferry to North Manjulias. They passed through Starlight Point and went through the Rosoro Underground to reach Llanadario, a "gateway city". Later it's vaguely established they're heading toward Autumnson.
- Alien Blood: The Zebroan outsider has multicolored, shifting blood.
- All There in the Manual: On the official website there is information on characters, the cosmology as well as planar diagrams. Reader beware, spoilers everywhere... and Brian even lampshades that at the top of the page.
- Ambidextrous Sprite
- Ambition Is Evil: Janusine, the goddess of ambition, is considered neutral evil and is the ruler of demons.
- And I Must Scream: People killed by a Tlodnal Cleric's death touch have their souls sent to The Lands of Sadness instead of wherever they were supposed to go. The only reason Angelika's soul didn't go there was because she was in a magic circle against evil when the death touch happened.
- Anyone Can Die: From the character sheets Pauline, Emily, Angelika, Jane, Eva, Joyelle, Zeggriz, Carissa, Toby, Banjamin, and all the Angelo's Kids who fought at Trimbleton. Angelicka and Jane got better though.
- Are We There Yet?: Rocky and Lenny sometimes say this.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During his trial, Thomas Stratus is accused of murdering a hundred of people at Silverfronds, doing a lot of damage by cutting the support trees... and selling scrolls with so much flourish that they're almost impossible to decipher.
- Art Evolution: The characters and backgrounds look much better than when the comic started. Lenny lampshades this in the comic's 100th page. Lampshaded again when the comic gets another background graphic upgrade on the 140th page.
- Artifact of Doom: The Magicant, in the wrong hands.
- Attack! Attack! Attack! / Super-Persistent Predator: Most of the non-humanoid random encounters throw themselves at the group with little concern for their own survival. Sapient encounters often surrender or flee, on the other hand.
- Baleful Polymorph: Angelika gets turned into a duck during the fight against the Pandorino.
- Balloonacy: A magic wand allows the party to float up a giant tree thanks to balloons.
- Balloon Belly: Happens to Norveg after binge eating.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Eland the dryad and Candesco the merfolk. In the latter's case, it also makes impossible for the (all-human) party to discern hisnote gender.
Angelika: ... could you at least get into a fighting stance that doesn't show off your... genderless crotch?
- Beach Episode: Starting with strip #468.
- Beat Panel: Has a few of them.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Brian and Angelo of the Souballo Empire, and they are married.
- Big Fancy Castle: Brian and Angelo's, of course.
- Black Bead Eyes: Part of the drawing style, except for Elves of course, and for some Eye Takes.
- Black Comedy:
- The story arc involving the plan to ruin Thomas Stratus' name is full of it.
- Various enemy deaths have elements of it, too.
- Blackout Basement: Many parts of the Rosoro Underground Highway. Julie and/or Angelika have to use the Light spell in order for them to see.
- Brain–Computer Interface: Brian tells that Exillion has successfully installed himself into the imperial airship's computer and security system.
- Brick Joke: There are a couple.
- Burn the Witch!: Angelo's Kids do this to their opponents.
- Calling Your Attacks: Activating magic involves calling out the name of the spell, though Julie gets to sing a lyric about the nature of the spell...
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Epic one by Julie when hit by Confusion.
- Chest Monster:
- The group fight a mimic in the Rosoro Underground Highway.
- And then a more powerful one, a pandorino, in the Magicant Castle.
- The Chosen One: Julie. The pendant only reacts to her. Revealed to be played with as it turns out Julie was the third person The Palm Tree Ghost chose to do this quest. She wouldn't talk about what happened in regard to the first two.
- The Comically Serious: Joyelle the Erinyes
Joyelle: I would smile, but I lack the facial muscles required to do so.
- Corner of Woe: Julie is prone to bouts of crippling self-doubt. She generally comes around on her own.
- Cosmopolitan Council: Brian and Angelo's four imperial department heads, though they're different from one another in terms of age rather than race (except for Exillon). They range from the very old Janice, to the very young Sophia.
- Covert Pervert:
- Cuddle Bug: Jordie Kent seems to like hugging people.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Confusion spell + invisible rogue = dead Angelo's Kids
Terramycin: This is like shooting fish in a barrel. Confusion is an absolutely horrifying spell.
- Curse: Coumadin magically curses both Rocky and Lenny during their first combat. The curse in question causes them to become much more useless in combat.
- Day Hurts Dark-Adjusted Eyes: Angelika overdramatizes it, though.
- Deal with the Devil: A Glabrezu (though not explicitly called that) has made one with Maxo the Sun Cleric. Maxo hasn't stated what he wants yet, but the pact seems to have been made.
- Death Is Cheap: Played with. Due to being a D&D-based webcomic, bringing people back from the dead only costs them a character level and diamonds. Word of God says that the House Rules for Manjulias makes death even cheaper there than standard D&D, because when he ran it as an actual campaign with players, they kept dying. When someone runs out of Cosmic Lifestrand however, they can't be brought back with mortal magic. The soul is also required, so if it's trapped somewhere else it also won't work.
- Demon Head:
- Demoted to Extra: Umbria in Book 2. She was the main character of the "B Plot" in the first volume. In the second volume, Umbria was retrieved by The Empire and voluntold to come up with their musical anthem. Most of her storylines have been (for the most part) comic relief.
- Dope Slap: Paula to Martin Galespy.
Paula: I exercise my right from Emperor Angelo Souballo to discipline you upside the head for "being an annoying twerp."
- Dungeon Bypass: Discussed and then averted. When Julie's group tackle the dungeon where they think the first Magicant Piece is, they decide to explore the whole thing instead of using magical flight to reach the tower pedestals.
- Eldritch Location: The world where the Palm Tree Ghost resides. At first it's still hazy, but we get to see some of the background "life". Then we get to see clearly how weird this place is with Angelika's death.
- Especially Zoidberg: In episode 546, after Umbria's group encounters some unexpectedly cold weather...
Umbria: When you're going through the land of winter, you gotta be prepared for anything.
(they see a bunch of undead headed towards them)
Kergak: Even the zombie apocalypse?
Umbria: Especially the zombie apocalypse.
- Even Evil Has Standards/Do Wrong, Right: Angelo and Brian have gone on record that they will not use I Have Your Wife to enforce loyalty.
Brian: We may be be waging a genocidal war, but our empire's not in the buisness of holding loved ones hostage for compliance.
Angelo: We'll force your parents to be our minions our way.
- Expo Speak: Julie, almost compulsively (at least in the beginning).
- Face Palm: Regularly.
- Fanservice Pack: Inverted with Angelika and Julie, who show less skin with the new adventuring outfits. This may be justified due to summer being over.
- Fantastic Racism:
- The Souballo Empire is infamous for their hatred of Elves. Brian and Angelo like to make fun of Dwarves too, but at least they're not actively hunted and battled like Elves are.
- Some Elves also have less than charitable feelings towards humans, though their dislike is more understandable due to the Empire's brutality.
- Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: Parodied; the wand creating magic balloons also provides instant helmets (except to Angelika for some reason).
- Fashionable Asymmetry:
- Angelo, with one glove and short sleeve, a boot longer than the other, and differently-colored metamagic rods. Which also makes the fact he's an Ambidextrous Sprite very obvious.
- Quite a few of Angelo's Kids copy their Beautiful Worship.
- Eraxis Silverwood even more so. Obviously, he's a summon from some chaotic plane.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Which, Jordie remembers, does not include his mom.
- Filler Strips: Arguably the entire Freedom Shrine Dungeon arc.
- Fire-Forged Friends: "... except with ice."
- Five-Man Band:
- Flat World: The plane of Manjulias (the world in this comic) is flat.
- Fog Feet: Ghosts, like Jane and later Valium, have a wisp of smoke instead of legs.
- Forced Level Grinding: Played straight and lampshaded. Also the source of some of the comic's padding.
- Foreign Queasine: Halflings eat some pretty disgusting food in this comic.
- Four-Fingered Hands
- Frothy Mugs of Water: Said word-for-word by the innkeeper in the first strip.
- Glamour Failure: A subtle and not-so-subtle example in strip #548. The subtle one was one of the Angelo Kids having yellow fangs for teeth, and the blatant one was the "gnome" Trevoricus was talking to. The creature was insanely tall and lanky for a gnome.
- Goomba Stomp: Umbria performs one as part of the Sudden Videogame Moment.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: The five Magicant pieces, explained by some random imperial mook.
- Gravity Screw: The Chaotic Good Afterlife has rather subjective gravity.
- Gray Rain of Depression: Pauline gets rained on while standing watch. It ends as soon as someone comes to replace her.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: The PC party, usually, with the exceptions of Pauline and Jordie.
- Ha Ha Ha No: Umbria, once.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Pauline
- Happily Married:
- Julie and Lenny.
- Brian and Angelo.
- Hammerspace: Lampshaded by Angelika.
Angelika: It's part of my inventory just like your sword and Julie's weaponry. When it's not in use, it's not seen here.
- Head Pet: Angelika dislikes when Norveg does that, but he usually has a good reason.
- Heroic BSOD: Julie suffers one when Pauline dies.
- Hidden Eyes: Julie after Pauline's death, and whenever reminded of it. Also shortly when she thinks her sister Angelika is dead.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: A non-video game example. The second they realized he was who he said he was, they didn't even bother trying to fight him and avoided a Curb-Stomp Battle... well, except for Eva. Those who read it know how THAT turned out for her.
- House Rules:
- Apparently utilized by Trevoricus (as the below is not normally possible in standard D&D rules).
Elves: GAAAHH!! YOU CAN'T MAKE A POTION OF LIGHTNING BOLT!
Trevoricus: My potion-making skills beg to differ!
- In D&D 3.5 Edition, Polymorph lasts 1 minute per caster level. Emperor Brian Souballo states In-Universe that Manjulias doesn't follow that rule.
- Normally, a Resurrection spell requires a piece of the target's body from at the time they were killed. But in Our Little Adventure, there is no such prerequisite, and as such, it is possible to preserve a drop of blood from someone living just in case.
- Hulk Speak: The S&M Minotaur the group fought.
- Hypocritical Humor: Candesco was getting annoyed at humans being overly interested in his species' sexuality, but only a few strips later he revealed he was overly interested in human sexuality.
- I Am Spartacus: Elves pose as Julie all over the world.
- If You Die, I Call Your Stuff: Another adventuring party they meet, toward one of its own dead members.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: A wight thanks them for killing his mother.
- I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!:
Angelika: If you don't join the group, Rocky... you'll be a pussy and girls hate that.
- I Have Your Wife: Janice takes Jordie (and Warren) hostage to try and ensure that his parents stay loyal to the Empire. Upon finding out that she did that, Angelo and Brian immediately set them free, stating they refuse to utilize this approach.
- I'm Standing Right Here: Here.
- I Need You Stronger: The Palm Tree Ghost helpfully suggested Julie gain a level or two before hitting Everwood.
- Informed Attractiveness: Angelika's supposed to be a rather hot piece of Jailbait Candy. Too bad Angelika's such a pain in the ass in close company.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Eland the dryad, though downplayed in that in the comic she's less anatomically correct than a Barbie doll.
- Interrupted Intimacy: A couple gets interrupted while they were starting to make out by an off-target teleportation from Jordon and Co.
- I Resemble That Remark:
Jane: I could like, join your group or something. You guys got a rogue?
Lenny: We do, but he's not pleasant.
Rocky: I am too, dickface.
- Ironic Name:
- Joyelle the Erinyes is nowhere close to joyous.
- An Ice Devil is named Calor ("heat" in Spanish).
- Is This Thing On?: A dwarf with a recording amulet.
- I Take Offense to That Last One: After Angelo breaks Umbria's petrification spell, she immediately jumps to the conclusion that Angelo wants to punish her. The first three things she mention are pretty legit reasons for punishment, but the one knocking Angelo's uniform choice was probably the one that got Angelo so annoyed with her.
- It Is Not Your Time: Julie talks of this after getting stabbed by Umbria. Rocky and Pauline could not help but roll their eyes in response.
- I've Got an X and I'm Not Afraid to Use It:
Lenny: S-stay back. I've got a magic shield and I-I'm not afraid to use it...
- Jerkass: Rocky all the way. Angelika straddles the line into Jerk with a Heart of Gold just because she genuinely cares about Julie, despite mocking her at pretty much every turn.
- Just Toying with Them: Coumadin does this to Julie and her friends in the first battle they have with him. Angelika would have been killed from this fight, but Coumadin spared her. He did steal some money and magical gear from her to help fund the extraplanar help he called for the real battle.
- Killed Off for Real:
- Subverted with Jane, who comes back as a ghost.
- Played straight with Pauline, who tells Julie not to raise her.
- Played ultimately straight with Eva who was crushed into a bloody cube, and soulbound into a gem.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Our rogue, after tricking a wizard into identifying scrolls, actually lets her have the one she needs for free; this is her reaction.
- Knight of Cerebus:
- The second minotaur the group fights as it does kill Pauline and put Julie into a Heroic BSOD. The minotaur itself however doesn't seem like an important character otherwise.
- The gang of necromancers. All in all, they are most definitely not played for laughs.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo:
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall
- Let no Crisis Go to Waste: When Candesco and Maxo ring the bell of wonder and make everyone invisible, a disguised Sophia uses the invisibility to sneak into the Chancellor's room to kill him and take his place.
- Like Brother and Sister: Rocky and Angelika.
- Locked Out of the Fight: Inverted with Julie in the battle with Coumadin. Due to getting magically confused, she flees the battle leaving the rest of her team to fight Coumadin and his wraiths on their own.
- The Lost Woods: Everwood Forest and the bigger Silverfronds Forest.
- Made a Slave: The life of a wight.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Played pretty straight, following the D&D spells.
Julie: If you had ranks in Knowledge: Arcana, you would've known that would happen.
- Magic Knight: Coumadin the Cleric; lampshaded by Angelika. He's wearing platemail, using a shield and a sword, and adds plenty offensive magic to the mix.
- Magic Mirror: Brian and Angelo use one to talk to one of their lackeys, and Peganone uses one to do her scrying spells.
- Man-Eating Plant: Julie and her crew were attacked by two Assassin Vines. Later, when retrieving the first Magicant piece, they fight several more Assassin Vines.
- Medium Awareness: Comes and go, mostly for gags.
Angelika: How did you get special colored text in your speech balloon like that?
- Medium Shift Gag: The panel of the submarine emerging from the water is a photography of a real one, invoking the Stock Footage trope.
- Metagame: Julie sometimes has the tendency to use the tabletop variant of it as one of her bardic powers. Up until recently it's been Hand Waved, but this time she gets punished for it by getting swatted by the Assassin Vine they were fighting immediately after revealing its game resistances.
- Metaphorically True: The responses Julie gives to Candesco regarding her quest fall into this category; her mom could be stranded in the Lands of Sadness (what appears to be the neutral hell), and the Magicant could do everything Julie would theoretically need to derive a happy ending from that predicament, but Candesco is still unaware that she's searching for the Magicant. Also, she failed to mention the Palm Tree Ghost.
- Mind-Control Eyes: Characters acting under the influence of enchantments have eyes that usually glow yellowish green.
- Missing Mom: Julie and Angelika's. With great effect on the family.
- Monster of the Week: Most of the enemy encounters Julie's group face between cities.
- Mood Whiplash:
- Comic #187.
- The group travelling peacefully along at night while the stars and surroundings are beautiful and serene. They decide to stop in an abandoned barn to camp and find it quite dark in there. Julie uses a light spell to reveal bodies hanging from the rafters. Then the bodies come to life, smile quite evilly at them, and attack them.
- Mundane Utility: "You're using powerful magic just to steam a bunch of crabs? That is so friggin' sexy."
- My Eyes Are Up Here: Angelika exploits this trope to hide Norveg in her cleavage.
- Narrator: The Sun and Moon sometimes fall in this role.
- Nature Lover: A dryad wonders why people who visit her forest lack this.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
- If Julie hadn't activated the black wand, she wouldn't have a psychotic clone running around now.
- In #210, Rocky's bluff may have given the Empire an excuse to attack the Elves.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Toby and Johnathan, two of Angelo's Kids, are male examples of this.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed:
- The trio Julie needs to talk to in order to get item she needs are a fantasy take on the original American Idol judges.
- When Angelo showed his cronies a picture of what Julie might look like, he showed a picture of Idina Menzel. Trevoricus and Jason even lampshade this by talking about some of the works they saw with Idina in them.
- Nominal Importance: Played with.
- Noodle People: The drawing style of the comic.
- The Noseless: Part of the comic's drawing style, though there are a few exceptions. Lampshaded by Julie when an ugly receptionist she dealt with actually has a nose.
- Not That Kind of Mage: Angelika is a sorceress, not a wizard. Rocky frequently ribs her as useless for not being able to learn spells from scrolls.
- Oh, Crap:
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Dwarves look as they would in pretty much any other RPG and fantasy piece; beard, armored, etc. They might not speak in the expected Scotish/Irish twinges, but most of the dwarves Julie and the gang have dealt with ARE Soul Brothas.
- Our Elves Are Better: Elves have larger eyes, as opposed to humans which are smaller dots. Elves also have long ears and hair in all colors of the rainbow, including blue. And see Theme Naming.
- Our Gnomes Are Weirder: Gnomes have the cone hats but they also have yellow skin and pointy tails.
- Paint It Black: Spoofed when Angelika dons a Cloak of Charisma that immediately gives her a Darker and Edgier look.
Norveg: ... Oh great. The cloak is cursed and it turned you evil.
Angelika: I don't feel any eviller.
Norveg: That doesn't prove anything.
- Path of Inspiration: Angelo's Kids is a pseudo-religion composed of young adventurer fanatics that do Angelo's bidding.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Part of Angelika's new look starting with #307.
- Perpetual Frowner:
- Rocky, especially in the beginning of the comic. He's lightening up a little bit as the story progresses.
- Joyelle the Erinyes in a more literal way; she says that she lacks the muscles in her face to ever smile.
- Pillar of Light: When Julie activates the Magicant Pendant.
- Pimp Duds: Julie obtains the look thanks to a Hat of Diguise.
Rocky: ...I said your sister dresses like a ho but that doesn't mean you should start pimping her out.
Norveg: I beat you to that joke when Julie donned the hat in the store.
- Plot Coupon: The Magicant Pendant.
- Port Town: Huckleton and Starlight Point.
- Precious Puppy: A Celestial over the Limited Wish Puppy.
- The Promise: Angelika tries to get one from Lenny; he asks for one in return.
- Rainbow Pimp Gear: Peganone's adventuring outfit is truly truly truly outrageous.
- Random Events Plot: The story has a main plot that it loosely follows, but many of the smaller aspects of it are random. According to the creator, the subplot involving Angelika's death was completely out of nowhere.
- Rapunzel Hair: Daytranna's. So long it drags behind on the floor (and collects caltrops).
- Rollercoaster Mine: In the Rosoro Underground Highway, the group go on a pretty wild one starting with comic #201.
- RPG Mechanics Verse: Lampshaded by many characters, and Umbria's plan to train her orchestra hinges on taking advantage of this trope.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The demon released from the black magic wand. She calls herself Umbria. Her real name is revealed to be "Zaedalkaah".
- Scenery Gorn:
- The landscape for BloddenGogga, the chaotic evil hell. Everything there looks twisted and monstrous.
- The village full of snowmen topped with bloody heads of Humans and Elves.
- Scenery Porn: The comic looks to be done with a vector graphics program like Adobe Illustrator. This can allow for resizing graphics without losing detail. As a result, some of the city/area Splash Panels that show Everwood, Huckleton, or Brian and Angelo's Castle can get quite detailed and intricate. As the comic progressed, the wilderness landscapes became more and more lush and detailed. Some might consider it a bit busy at times, though...
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Pauline looks much better in a dress and without all the scars. Too bad she's dead.
- Shoot the Medic First: Averted during a battle between Julie's group and Kayla's group. Kayla is an imperial cleric and spent the battle healing and empowering her groupmates. Rocky complained about Julie telling him (and probably Angelika too) not to attack Kayla. The trope is even lampshaded in that comic's title.
) This wouldn't take nearly as long if someone
would let us take out the healer! Kayla:
I thank her for that.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The whole Eva story arc. Eva failed to find and destroy Umbria/Zaedalkaah, and ended up having A Fate Worse Than Death at the hands of Angelo. This whole mess is all due to Eva not backing down to someone clearly more powerful than her.
- Shot in the Ass: Rocky in episode #299. He later comments that this bow hits like an elephant gun.
- Shout-Out: Has so many, it gets its own page.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Julie and Lenny, from times to times.
Lenny: I love you, my sweetie muffin.
Julie: I love you too, my snuggle pumpkin.
- Silent Scenery Panel: Used mostly to show scene changes.
- Sinister Scythe: Wilma, one of the necromancers the party fights in the ruins of Valium's village, uses a scythe with the frost enchantment.
- Splash Panel: Seems to be a developing trend whenever Julie's group gets to another city, or Brian and Angelo's castle is shown.
- Spock Speak:
- Joyelle the Erinyes. She even has a different font in her speech bubbles to reflect it. And she scolds her underling for daring to use contractions.
- Candesco the merfolk too, due to Common not being his first language
- Steampunk: An airship makes them discuss the prospect.
- Sticks to the Back: Most of the characters' weaponry not concerned by Hammerspace.
- Sudden Videogame Moment: Moratios' dungeon for beginners is in Super Mario style, complete with Goombas.
- Take That: A few here and there. The webcomic begins with a pretty big one to some of The Giant's less pleasant fanboys in "The Long Lost Prologue".
- Taking the Bullet: Rocky is taking the searing light for Emily.
- Talking Animal: Three so far. This seems to be a trend with wizard/sorcerer familiars, and special mounts.
- Talking in Your Dreams: A driving force.
- Talking Is a Free Action
- Teleportation Sickness: Known in the comic as "Dirty Warping". Due to Merla's fear of a powerful hostile closing in on them, she teleported Lenny, Julie, and herself not-so-nicely to a safer area. She was off target, caused herself and Lenny to get sickened, and caused some minor "scrambling" injuries to all three of them.
- Terrible Trio: The adventuring group Umbria travelled with for most of the first book. It contained Jason, Trevoricus and herself.
- Theme Naming: Elves seem to be named after various kinds of prescription drugs, such as...
- Avinza (the Aeris/Aerith parody character) is a pain reliever.
- Peganone (the Everwood Idol judge and councilwoman) is an anti-seizure medication.
- Keppra (the Elven bounty hunter after Umbria/Zaedalkaah) is another anti-seizure medication.
- Kaletra (the first name of Julie's elf alias) slows the progression of HIV.
- Terramycin (the prejudiced innkeeper) is an antibiotic.
- Daytranna (the innkeeper's son and curiosity shop owner) is a patch against ADHD.
- Tacrine (the half-celestial cleric) is a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
- Tegretol (the king of Silverfronds) helps regulate Bipolar Disorder and is a seizure medication.
- Effexor (the first multiclass Psion/Wizard) is the brand name for Venlafaxine, an antidepressant.
- Coumadin (the caretaker of the first Magicant Piece temple) is a blood thinner.
- Valium (the ghost elf bard) is... well, the first name of Diazepam.
- Subverted in the case of the succubus Yo-Lee, who joins Jack's group disguised as a Nightwood elf named "Zamaira Malflower." Zemaira is a drug used for lung maintenance and to treat emphysema.
- Tranquil Fury: Julie goes into a very unpleasant state when Pauline dies. She went into a Heroic BSOD for some time afterword, but got mostly better.
- Trickster God: "The Palm Tree Ghost", a.k.a. Quizmalia, the Lady of Fate and Fortune.
- The Undead: Julie's group fight them sometimes as random encounters.
- Unholy Matrimony: Brian and Angelo, the two main villains.
- Unpredictable Results: There is a bell just outside of the Silverfronds Palace which causes unpredictable magic to happen when rung. The Elves decided to put a sign next to it saying "Ring bell for service."
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The sun explodes at the end of every day. Night falls rather quickly. The sun and moon can both talk as well. The characters sometimes comment about this as well.
- The Usual Adversaries: Most of the "treasureless encounters", such as giant animals like boars or spiders.
- Wall of Blather: Angelika and Rocky on the second strip.
- Walls of Text: Julie sometimes when explaining something.
- Watch Out for That Tree!: After finding the first magicant piece, Julie is so lost in her thoughts that she walks straight into a tree several times.
- Weird Sun / Weird Moon: Both have (photorealistic) faces and personalities, look down on what's happening at ground level, and even snark about the adventurers on occasion. They don't rise and set, but transform into one another in a flash at dawn and dusk.
- Wham Episode:
- The death of Pauline.
- Emily revealing herself to be a monster who works for Angelo.
- Angelika's death. She gets better.
- Jordie's parents being revealed to work for Angelo's Kids.
- Jordie being teleported to the Souballo headquarters, and dominated by Janice.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Stratus gives a rather low-key version of this to Pauline in the afterlife, telling her that she should have gone back when Julie tried to raise her. Her dead family wouldn't have to wait that long for her due to the way time works in the afterlife, and Julie's group could use a competent melee fighter. He caps it off with a reminder that, unlike him, she is of Good alignment.
- Who Would Want to Watch Us?: In the website's original design it was Angelika commenting this at the top of the comic archive page. Now it's Umbria/Zaedalkaah commenting how much the comics suck because she's not in them often enough.
- Who Writes This Crap?!: In the prologue.
Palm Tree Ghost: Ugh. Who writes this drek anyway? It sounds like the beginning of some stilted Lord of the Rings wannabe novel...
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Angelika has a problem with the Sun. Sure it has a face on it, but the others think the fear's quite silly.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Tlodnal. Just look at his bio
- World Shapes: As seen in #134, Our Little Adventure's world, Manjulias, is a flat, rectangular plate.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Lenny asks Julie to hit Angelika for him and complains about the inherent double standard.
- Your Costume Needs Work: Elvish Julie impersonator to Julie herself.
- You're Insane!: Stratus rejects his former student Brian's offer to join him by telling him that his plan is insane and will cause the deaths of countless innocent people.