The mysterious stranger is getting closer. And the news is not good for the Order.
- Miko Miyazaki ◀ ▶
- Windstriker ▶
- The Flumphs ◀ ▶
- The Dwarf Blacksmith ◀
- Gortok the Destroyer ◀
- "Hors D'Oeuvres", the Bag of Tricks Weasel ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
- Panel 2
Miko is riding Windstriker through the Redmountain Hills.
- Panel 3
Miko is speaking with the Flumphs.
Flumph #1: Oh, my yes I remember them. Dreadful folk. Destroyed the castle, don't you know.
Flumph #1: My associate here is still suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Flumph #2: Adventurers! Falling from the sky! Flee for your life!
- Panel 4
Miko is riding Windstriker.
- Panel 5
Dwarf Blacksmith: Then the blond man with the sash chained me up and give me to the big bald fighter. It was terrible!
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Gortok: Yes, Gortok remembers little ranger man well. He kill three of Gortok's guildmates for fun. He good at being barbarian.
- Panel 7
Miko is riding Windstriker through Somewhere.
- Panel 8
"Hors D'Oeuvres": And then, he flung me right into the open mouth of the troll or ogre or whatever the heck it really was.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": I had to claw myself out, and let me tell you, I didn't take the scenic route, if you know what I mean.
- Panel 9
Miko Miyazaki: Do not worry, small weasel. My master has ordered their execution for deeds they have committed against his interests. Soon, they shall taste the bitter fruits of their deeds.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Awesome.
- Panel 10
Miko: Even if I have to endure a hundred montage sequences, they shall taste my blades. My master has decreed it: The Order of the Stick must die!
- Panel 11
"Hors D'Oeuvres": ...
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Can I be your familiar?
"Hors D'Oeuvres": C'mon, it will be fun. You'll be Mysterious Cloaked Avenger, and I can be your wisecracking sidekick.
- Panel 12
"Hors D'Oeuvres": How about as an animal companion?
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Warhorse?
Miko: I am leaving now.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Call me!
D&D Context Edit
- Sorcerers and Wizards receive animal familiars as part of their class. Druids and Rangers receive animal companions as part of their class. Paladins receive a special mount.
- When visiting the Barbarian's Guild, Miko is holding a "pamphlet" which is identical to the one in Kindred Spirits.
- This is the first appearance of Windstriker, Miko's paladin mount.
- This is the final appearance of Gortok the Destroyer. He first appeared in #132.
- This is the final appearance of the Dwarf Blacksmith. He first appeared in #142, though Sabine appeared in his likeness in #134.
- Miko doesn't seem to notice that 1. the weasel is intelligent, and 2. the weasel can talk.