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Elder Screeds
Order of the Stick comic
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Comic no. 1155
Date published 11 February 2019
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The Council of Clan Elders begins, and the vampires arrive.

Cast Edit

  • Creed of the Stone Usher with Sandy Hair (gaseous)
  • Clan Whiterock Elder
  • Clan Whiterock Elder's Daughter
  • Clan Whiterock Female Guard
  • Clan Whiterock Male Guard
  • Council of Clans Guard with Black Beard
  • Council of Clans Guard with Grey Beard
  • Council of Clans Guard with Grey Beard on Upstairs
  • Council of Clans Guard with Yellow Beard
  • Council of Clans Relief #1
  • Council of Clans Relief #2
  • Council of Clans Relief #3
  • A Council of Clans Guard

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Outside Firmament
Clan Whiterock Elder (off-panel): Preposterous.

Panel 2

Underground, just outside the council chambers.
Clan Whiterock Elder: Absurd, even. What are they thinking?
CClan Whiterock Elder's Daughter: I don't know, Mother.

Panel 3

Clan Whiterock Elder: They're not thinking, I'll tell you that much. Summoning us to gather on short notice.
Clan Whiterock Elder's Daughter: Yes, Mother.

Panel 4

Clan Whiterock Elder: I am a very important dwarf!
Clan Whiterock Elder: I am sure if I thought about it, I could come up with better things I could be doing than traveling all the way up to this Odin-forsaken town.
Clan Whiterock Elder's Daughter: I'm sure, Mother.

Panel 5

Clan Whiterock Elder: You know I don't like being this close to the surface.
Clan Whiterock Elder's Daughter: It makes your joints ache.
Clan Whiterock Elder: It makes my joints ache!

Panel 6

Clan Whiterock Elder: Every few years, that damn messenger comes and summons me to some inane Council of Clan Elders, and for what?
Clan Whiterock Elder's Daughter: Vast wealth and societal influence as the matriarch of a major clan?
Clan Whiterock Elder: I mean besides that!

Panel 7

Clan Whiterock Elder: I assure you, if there were any way to get out of making a decision on whatever ridiculous proposal is about to be put forth—

Panel 8

The guards are revealed to be Dominated.
Clan Whiterock Elder: —I would take it in a heartbeat.
CotS Usher with Sandy Hair: Don't got one of those, but otherwise: Good news!

D&D Context Edit

  • The Creed of the Stone Usher is demonstrating two vampire special abilities in this strip; she has assumed gaseous form and has dominated the guards.

Trivia Edit

  • The title is likely a pun on The Elder Scrolls series of computer role playing games by Bethesda Softworks. It could alternatively be a pun on the Elder Sign, a symbol in the Cthulhu mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft.
  • This is the first appearance of everyone in this strip, except for the gaseous vampire.

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