Durkon informs Redcloak of his mission from Thor, and Redcloak reluctantly agrees to listen.
- The Order of the Stick
- Team Evil
- Kraagor (as statue) ◀ ▶
- Bugbear with Crown of Horns ◀
- Panel 1
Redcloak: You're a bit outside your territory, dwarf. Did you come all this way to pay your respects to your countryman?
Durkon: I ain't 'ere fer tha tomb. Na directly, at least.
- Panel 2
Redcloak walks toward Durkon.
Redcloak: Well, regardless: I don't know precisely what a dwarf's depth is, but I know you've wandered into something well out of it.
Redcloak: Run along before I need to waste a spell slot on you.
Durkon: Ain't goin' nowhere, Redcloak.
- Panel 3
Redcloak: You…know my name?
Redcloak: Wait—you're the cleric. With the humans. You were in the dungeon in the end.
Durkon: Aye, I'm 'here 'cause—
- Panel 4
Redcloak: Then they're here! If you think I'm going to let you stop me this time—
Durkon: Hold on, hold on! I'm 'ere ta talk!
- Panel 5
Redcloak: Talk about what? What is there to discuss?
Durkon: Well we could talk aboot wha thar be ta talk aboot if'n ye just slow yer roll!
- Panel 6
Redcloak: This is a trick. Some sort of diversion before an attack. It's the only thing that makes sense.
Durkon: I'm na gonna attack. I dinnae haf any weapons!
Redcloak: Neither do I. It means nothing.
- Panel 7
Durkon: Look, I'm 'ere ta negotiate!
Durkon: Ya clearly haf goals yer tryin' ta accomplish an' I haf information tha might put everythin' in a different light.
- Panel 8
Redcloak looms over Durkon.
Redcloak: Why would I negotiate with one member of one inconvenient party of adventurers?!
Redcloak: The only thing of concern you have to offer me is your own deaths, and frankly I'm not sure I'll feel like I earned the win if I don't handle those myself!
- Panel 9
Durkon: Na, ye paranoid loon, I'm 'ere ta negotiate on behalf of me god, Thor!
Durkon: Did ya think ye were gonna threaten all the heavens an' na one o' the gods would send a mess'nger ta talk ye outta it?
- Panel 10
Redcloak steps back, dweomer fizzling.
Redcloak: I actually didn't.
- Panel 11
Redcloak: I just was really expecting someone taller, with a halo. Maybe some feathery wings.
Durkon: An' I was expectin' ta go me whole life witout haf'n ta wipe goblin spit outta me beard, but life's full o' l'il surprises, aye?
- In Panel 3, Redcloak refers to when the Order of the Stick confronted Xykon at the Dungeon of Dorukan. He mentions this encounter because he didn't see Durkon directly during the Battle of Azure City nor when Team Evil arrived at the Draketooth Pyramid.
- This is the latest appearance of the bugbear with a crown of horns, who first appeared in #1036. He has appeared in three strips.