Xykon's phylactery is lost in Azure City's sewer system.
- Panel 1
The Explosive Runes spell cast on Xykon's phylactery activates with a "BOOM!"
- Panel 2
Blackwing, dazed and injured by the blast, drops the phylactery.
Xykon: No no no no no no—
- Panel 3
Blackwing vanishes with a "poof!", while Xykon lunges forward in a failed attempt to catch the phylactery.
- Panel 4
The phylactery falls toward the Snarl's rift.
- Panel 5
The phylactery falls past the rift.
- Panel 6
Xykon throws his arms up in celebration.
- Panel 7
The phylactery continues to fall
- Panel 8
The phylactery bounces off a broken wall with a "bingk!"
- Panel 9
The phylactery bounces off the right eye of a statue of Redcloak with a "bingk!" The statue is inscribed, "OUR LEADER".
- Panel 10
The phylactery bounces off a hobgoblin soldier's shield with a "bongk!", and into a manhole marked "AZURE CITY PUBLIC WORKS".
- Panel 11
The phylactery lands in the sewer water with a "sploosh!"
- Panel 12
The phylactery is shown in the sewer, underwater, near three tunnels, marked "OCEAN", "ANACHRONISTIC SEWAGE PLANT", and "OBLIGATORY SEWER-THEMED LABYRINTH".
- Panel 13
Xykon stares down at where the phylactery fell.
- Panel 14
Xykon angrily looks back toward the castle tower and gathers magical energy in his hands.
D&D Context Edit
- The Explosive Runes spell V cast in the previous strip goes off in the first panel. It causes 6d6 damage to creatures next to the runes when they are read.
- The phylactery bounces off of the right eye of the statue of Redcloak. Redcloak has just lost his right eye to O-Chul in #655.