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This is the thread for discussion of The Order of the Stick plot, characters, etc. We have a separate thread for discussing game rules and mechanics. Excessive rules discussions here may be thumped as off-topic.

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MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Mar 22nd 2008 at 8:18:35 PM

This is the thread for discussion of The Order of the Stick plot, characters, etc. We have a separate thread for discussing game rules and mechanics. Excessive rules discussions here may be thumped as off-topic.

OP edited to make this header - Fighteer

edited 18th Sep '17 1:08:08 PM by Fighteer

I didn't write any of that.
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Mar 22nd 2008 at 8:39:34 PM

He was petrified or something... I remember Umbrella-Guy having tea with him during the fall of Azure City.

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
Mar 22nd 2008 at 10:55:31 PM

O-Chul

He's one of the paladins that knows where the other Gates are. (assuming I remember right).

Redcloak and the lich don't know where last gates are right now.

brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Mar 23rd 2008 at 12:20:42 AM

Yes, and he's become a true butt-monkey ever since he got paralyzed by Xykon before he could destroy the gate. On the plus side, if he's been paralyzed for over a month, he's probably dead by now (besides, whoever heard of a single paralyzation spell that could last that long?

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Alkthash Was?
Was?
Mar 23rd 2008 at 1:41:50 AM

Maybe it had a day/caster level duration and got metamagiked up to week/caster level?

brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Mar 24th 2008 at 8:23:56 AM

Still, he should've starved to death (or more mercifully, been killed by a fall or explosion).

Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Mar 25th 2008 at 8:08:26 PM

Well, it looks like he wasn't paralyzed the whole time.

I didn't write any of that.
Mar 26th 2008 at 2:28:40 AM

A lich like Xykon's Paralyzing Touch is permanent until he dispells it. So, xykon must have dropped the spell/SLA for the sake of torturing O-Chul.

brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Mar 26th 2008 at 6:09:37 PM

Xykon is totally cheating. Any fair gambling needs the stipulation that you're gambling on the state of the victim after he escapes the deathtrap, since obviously you can't just let him run away afterwards.

Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
Mar 27th 2008 at 12:45:47 PM

Well, Xykon is Chaotic Evil

FireWalk from Pointytown
Apr 7th 2008 at 2:14:27 AM

Guys: (linky) Panel 6. Seriously

Don't ask me, I just fix wicks.
MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Apr 7th 2008 at 2:35:50 AM

Bahahahahaha. I just came here to mention that!

Also, panel 3 seems to be a Take That! against "Incarnum users". Whatever those are.

I didn't write any of that.
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Apr 7th 2008 at 7:02:13 AM

The virus spreads...

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
Apr 7th 2008 at 7:15:16 AM

I looked up Incarnum users. Some kind of magic user that uses souls to prepare spell-like effects. They must be underpowered.

Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Apr 16th 2008 at 11:03:09 PM

He's clearly too stupid to realize he isn't supposed to help O-Chul. Lucky paladin.

Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Apr 19th 2008 at 12:28:07 PM

Ah. It eats with telekinesis. Couldn't have been that easy, I suppose.

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MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
May 20th 2008 at 7:00:10 PM

#558

That's a very odd way of resolving this crisis.

But I'm always a fan of the "accomplishing through stupidity what you can't accomplish intentionally" paradox.

I didn't write any of that.
BobbyG vigilantly taxonomish from England
vigilantly taxonomish
May 20th 2008 at 7:14:26 PM

558 strips and this comic still never fails to surprise me. Well, hardly ever.

But is Elan really that stupid? He's been smarter in recent strips.

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heartburnkid Yes, I'm better than you from Parts Unknown
Yes, I'm better than you
May 20th 2008 at 9:23:02 PM

Elan is a servant to the plot; he's always exactly as stupid (or as smart) as the story and/or the joke need him to be.

Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
May 29th 2008 at 10:39:20 PM

560

Today's was amazing on just about every level.

"Hey."

Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
JethroQWalrustitty Uncle George from Finland
Uncle George
May 30th 2008 at 2:43:18 AM

"The Greg Initiative, base smiley face" "I keep having flashbacks of previous strips". I lol'd irl.

This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
May 30th 2008 at 6:56:36 AM

Don't forget "Bitten by a radioactive ninja".

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JethroQWalrustitty Uncle George from Finland
Uncle George
May 31st 2008 at 1:17:15 PM

[561]

Right, either: a) I haven't been reading the strips throughly enough up to now or b) The comic has gotten insanely more funny just recently.

This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone

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