|“Consult Your Doctor Before Reading This Comic”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||16 June 2006|
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The party enters the Sunken Valley, after some legal disclosures.
- Panel 1
Roy: Well, this is it gang: Sunken Valley.
Magic Mouth: HALT!
Elan: Ooo! A Magic Mouth!
- Panel 2
Magic Mouth: Beware, for the Sunken Valley lies beyond, home to the Oracle of the Sunken Valley.
Elan: I wonder why they call the Oracle that...
Magic Mouth: Only those found worthy may enter and visit the Oracle.
- Panel 3
Magic Mouth: Those entering the valley will find themselves subjected to three tests: a Test of the Body, a Test of the Mind, and a Test of the Heart.
Belkar: Roy, do we have to listen to this?
Roy: I don't know, It wasn't here last time...
- Panel 4
Magic Mouth: Each test will gauge whether you are truly capable of handling the revelations the Oracle might make.
Magic Mouth: The Oracle is not responsible for the content of the tests.
- Panel 5
Magic Mouth: Test installed and maintained by QuestGuard®, the land's leader in merit-based security.
Magic Mouth: Keep nosy adventurers out of your remote geographical location with QuestGuard. Call today, and get your privacy back.
- Panel 6
Magic Mouth: The Oracle of the Sunken Valley is for entertainment purposes.
Magic Mouth: The Oracle is not liable for any loss or injury that may arise from listening to the Oracle.
- Panel 7
Magic Mouth: People visiting the Oracle may experience headaches, dizziness, loss of appetite, dry mouth, memory loss, rickets, or feelings that they are but insignificant motes of dust in an uncaring universe.
- Panel 8
Magic Mouth: Check with your cleric prior to visiting the Oracle if you are taking Potions of Remove Disease more than once per month.
Magic Mouth: If you are nursing, pregnant, or might become pregnant, you shouldn't visit the Oracle.
- Panel 9
Magic Mouth: Erections lasting longer than four hours—
Roy: OK, we're done here.
D&D Context Edit
- Magic Mouth is a 1st level bard spell which creates a magical mouth to deliver a message.
- The comic pokes fun at the many legal disclaimers attached to commercials and other advertising, in particular pharmaceutical ads which must disclose side effects.
- The magic mouth is a spell effect, not a character, and so its appearances are not counted. For those keeping track, it does reappear in #564.