Arcanolypse Now
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 20
Date published 10 December 2003
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Trigak suffers a horrible fate... at the hands of Vaarsuvius.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Roy: All done?
Vaarsuvius: Indeed. I have refreshed my repetoire [sic] of magic spells.

Panel 2

Vaarsuvius: My mind is afire with the arcane power that threatens to burst forth. The day is new, and the dawn, while unseen, greets my freshly-renewed mystic power.

Panel 3

Vaarsuvius: If only I had a target upon which to unleash my mighty magic...

Panel 4

Roy, Elan, and Belkar arrive pursued by Trigak.
Trigak's Dragon Head: Xykon sends you death!
Haley: Help! Roy! V!

Panel 5

Roy: It's all you, dog.

Panel 6

Vaarsuvius: I love the smell of bat guano in the morning. Smells like... victory.

Panel 7

Vaarsuvius: FIREBALL!
Trigak is enveloped in a Fireball spell.
Trigak: Arrrgh!

Panel 8

Vaarsuvius: Lightning Bolt!
Trigak is struck by a Lightning Bolt.
Trigak: Arrrgh!

Panel 9

Vaarsuvius: Evan's Spiked Tentacles of Forced Intrusion!!!
Trigak's Lion Head: Wait, what?

Panel 10

Trigack cannot be seen, but spiky purple tentacles spill onto the panel.
Trigak (off-panel): AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Roy: Oof, that has GOT to be uncomfortable.
Elan: I can't watch.
Belkar: In the future, remind me to wait until late afternoon before insulting Vaarsuvius.
Trigak (off-panel): The horror... the horror!
Belkar: At the earliest.

D&D Context Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The title is a reference to the film Apocalypse Now.
    • Similarly, Vaarsivius' line, "I love the smell of bat guano in the morning" line is a reference to Lt.Col. Kilgore's "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" line.
    • Trigak's line, "The horror...the horror!" is also a reference to Marlon Brando's famous line from Apocalypse Now.

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References Edit

  1. The Order of the Stick discussion, Giant in the Playground Forums.