Alignment Differences
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Comic no. 11
Date published 9 November 2003
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After the defeat of the regular goblins in the previous comic, a goblin cleric shows up. Hilarity ensues.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Elan: *YAWN*
Roy: Coup de Grace! Coup de Grace!
Roy slices the Goblin's heads off
Durkon: Uh oh
Goblin Cleric: Wretched do-gooders!

Panel 2

Roy: Looks like someone made their Will save...
Vaarsuvius: But I didn't cast anything...
Goblin Cleric: And now it's your turn!

Panel 3

Goblin Cleric: UNHOLY BLIGHT!

Panel 4

Haley: Can't think...
Elan: Can't move...
Vaarsuvius: Overwhelmed by pure evil...
Roy: Hate monsters...
Roy: with class levels...
Goblin Cleric: Ha! You pure-hearted fools cannot withstand the power of Evil!
Belkar: Hey, what's goin' on?

Panel 5

Goblin Cleric: UNHOLY BLIGHT!

Panel 6

Belkar, unaffected by the spell, casually drives his dagger into the cleric's chest, "Stab!".

Panel 7

The cleric lies dead on the ground.
Elan: Hey, why wasn't Belkar affected?
Roy: (interupts) Best not to dwell on it.
Belkar: Dibs on the amulet.

D&D Context Edit

  • Unholy Blight is a spell which deals damage to good and neutral characters and also sickens good creatures.
  • Will saves represent your mental ability to resist magical effects, including sleep effects.
  • Coup de grace attacks are made against helpless opponents, such as sleeping goblins. These attacks are automatically critical and also have a chance of instantly killing the opponent.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first comic where evidence is provided that Belkar is evil.
  • This is the first comic where a Goblin has cast a spell. It would remain that way until another Goblin Cleric cast Invisiblity Purge in Comic 90.
  • In the web version of this page, Haley is drawn with 3 arms in the first panel.

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