Roy has to face down the man he betrayed, or does he?
- The Order of the Stick
- Panel 1
The party walks through Wooden Forest.
Haley: I am so glad to be done with that whole bandit thing.
Belkar: I dunno. It was kind of fun, at times.
- Panel 2
Belkar: I think getting to see the look on your face when you caught Elan with the chick was well worth the price of admission.
Haley: If you want to live to see your next Age Category, drop it.
Elan: Hey Roy, can I ask you a serious question?
Roy: Oh, this ought to be good.
- Panel 3
Elan: How come you didn't rescue me right away? Haley and Vaarsuvius and even Belkar came to the camp to find me, but you didn't. Why?
- Panel 4
Roy: Umm, actually, Elan... the truth is...
Roy: The truth is that after you were kidnapped, I—
- Panel 5
Haley runs to intercede.
Haley: —came up with his most daring rescue plan ever!
- Panel 6
Haley: Oh yes, Elan. Roy's master plan was so complex that he needed to make it SEEM as if the rest of us had blundered in and failed to save you—and it needed to seem that way even to you!
- Panel 7
Haley: While we distracted the bandits with our false rescue attempt, Roy was able to enact his REAL plan easily.
Elan: Wow! I knew it! I knew Roy couldn't let me down!
Roy: Uh... of course not?
- Panel 8
Elan: Thank you, Roy! You're the best friend I've ever had!
- Panel 9
Elan: I'm going to write a new "Best Friends" song just for us, Roy!
Roy: Should I speed the process to its logical conclusion and poke out my own eardrums now?
Elan: Ha ha, you're such a kidder, Roy.
Roy: I'm really not, you know.
Elan: Ha ha!
- Panel 10
Vaarsuvius looks at Haley and smiles.
- Panel 11
Vaarsuvius: I said nothing.
D&D Context Edit
- Age Categories are groupings of ages, often used for physical stat reduction as characters get older.
- The title is a play on the spell Cure Moderate Wounds