|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||7 December 2003|
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- Panel 1
Belkar: We need to attack!
Elan: How? You broke my rapier!
Haley: Look out, the dragon head!
- Panel 2
Trigak breathes fire at them
- Panel 3
The fire covers the Order
- Panel 4
Belkar and Elan are visably fire damaged, but Haley is not
- Panel 5
Haley winks, "wink!"
- Panel 6
Elan (singing): Dodge, dodge, dodge the inevitable counterattack!
- Panel 7
Haley: We need to get out of here—he's too strong!
Elan: I'll create a cunning illusion to distract him while we run!
- Panel 8
Elan creates an illusion of a female chimera
Belkar: You've got to be kidding.
- Panel 9
Trigak's Dragon Head: I'm sorry, we're in a committed relationship right now.
Trigak's Lion Head: It's not you, it's us.
Trigak's Goat Head: After them!
- Panel 10
The party flees.
Haley: Awwww, that's so sweet.
Belkar: Nice distraction, idiot, he's right on our tail!
Elan: Hey, how was I supposed to know he ain't a playa?
Belkar: Never say "playa" again.
D&D Context Edit
- Evasion is an ability that some classes like Rogue and Monk gain that allows them to fully dodge large magical attacks. Most characters can only avoid some of the damage.
- High level Rangers can also Evade, as was demonstrated by Belkar in #469.
- This is the first time Elan uses his Bard Magic (unless you count "Summon Plot Exposition" in #13). Most of the spells Elan employs are illusions. It would later become a running gag that the only illusion he can usually think of is a female of whatever species he's facing at the time.
- In panels 6 and 7, Elan's hair is abnormal.