Like Enthrall, Only Boring
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Comic no. 10
Date published 5 November 2003
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The group encounters a group of goblins. Vaarsuvius casts a spell on them.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Belkar: Where the hell were you?
Elan: Ummm... nowhere.
Durkon (whispering): Shhhh!
Roy (whispering): How many?
Haley (whispering): Twelve... no, thirteen.
Goblin #1: Shuk da yub-yub!
Goblin #2: Gruuta!

Panel 2

Vaarsuvius (whispering): Sir Greenhilt, I believe I have a spell of power that may help.
Roy (whispering): Sounds good.
Roy (whispering): And don't call me "sir".

Panel 3

Vaarsuvius: Behold your fate, creatures of darkness!

Panel 4

Vaarsuvius: Your demise is at hand, for I wield arcane power beyond your feeble goblin reasoning!

Panel 5

Vaarsuvius: The forces of the very cosmos are mine to command, and yet still you cannot comprehend the dark dismal end in store for you and your wicked compatriots. Nay! Your little brains can only leave you gasping in horror as I bend reality to my very will.

Panel 6

Vaarusuvius' head blocks some of the monologue; it is given in curly brackets as far as it can be inferred or guessed.
Vaarsuvius: The magic I wield is capable of rending asunder the universe—nay, the whole of the multiverse, and in fact is wasted on such pitiful creatures as yourself. But I shall bring it to bear nonetheless, and you shall rue the day I chose to wreak such unimaginable havoc on your lives with the sheer power of my arcane works. And lo, in days and years to come, when the children come to play in the smoking crater that once held your den of evil, they shall know nothing of your wicked pit of evil, but all shall feel the echoes of the power I released here today. And they shall turn to parents and ask, "From whence did this powe{r arise?" ... } and there shall be only one correct answer—[1]
Haley: Good job, Vaarsuvius!

Panel 7

The goblins are all asleep.
Haley: Your spell put the goblins to sleep!
Vaarsuvius: But... but...

Panel 8

Elan and Belkar are asleep as well.
Vaarsuvius: I did not cast my spell yet.

D&D Context Edit

  • This is the only comic where goblins are seen speaking in a language that is not Common (they are instead speaking Warcraft Orcish).

Trivia Edit

  • Roy's telling Vaarsuvius not to call him "sir" is likely a reference to Marcie, a character from Peanuts who referred to Peppermint Patty as "sir", despite the latter's objections.
  • Roy's surname is first named in this comic.

References Edit

  1. Parts of this speech are obscured by Vaarsuvius's head and the next speech bubble, but can be extracted from the PDF edition of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools.

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