|“Running on Fumes”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||14 August 2019|
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The number of Hel's minions in the world (outside the Godsmoot) is reduced to one.
- The Order of the Stick
- Minrah Shaleshoe ◀ ▶
- Hilgya Firehelm ◀ ▶
- Sigdi Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Vampire Dwarf with Blue Curly Hair ◀
- Loki ◀ ▶
- Hel ◀ ▶
- Logann Brightstone ◀ ▶
- Durkon's Cousin ◀ ▶
- Shirra's Twins ◀
- Giant Death Worm ◀
- Lord Speaker ◀
- Panel 1
Lord Speaker: Not to sound ungrateful…for…whatever that was…but can someone explain to me exactly what is going on here?
Lord Speaker: Who are you people?
- Panel 2
Logann: I can explain, Lord Speaker.
Lord Speaker: Captain Brightstone?
- Panel 3
Logann: These people are my family, and what's going on here is an attempt by the goddess Hel herself to sabotage this council.
Lord Speaker: *gasp!*
Durkon's Cousin: Wait, does anyone hear that noise?
- Panel 4
"sklurtch!" Belkar stabs the worm. "SLASH!" Roy slashes the worm. "poke!" Elan stabs the worm. "THUNK! THUNK! THUNK! THUNK!" The worm gets hit by arrows.
Giant Death Worm: glllarrraaggh!
- Panel 5
Giant Death Worm: Ulkay, ahm…Ahm jus feelin rully pesucutud righ now…
Giant Death Worm: …so ahm gonna…tek a nap.
- Panel 6
Belkar: So…did we kill it, or what?
Roy: I don't know. It doesn't have eyes to have X's in.
- Panel 7
The creature disappears in a puff of purple smoke, "FOOF!"
- Panel 8
Roy: OK, I officially declare that "good enough."
Elan: Adequacy achieved!
- Panel 9
Hilgya Firehelm sees tendrils of a gaseous form pass over her
- Panel 10
Vampire Dwarf with Blue Curly Hair: Not again, not again, not again!
- Panel 11
Hel: Don't look at me like that! I still have one left!
Loki: You'd think a goddess of death would have better instincts about when to pull the plug.
D&D Context Edit
- In panel 4, Vaarsuvius appears to cast Scorching Ray from off-panel. This is a 2nd level spell which maxes out at three rays at 11th level, dealing 4d6 fire damage per ray.
- Also in panel 4, Haley uses the Manyshot feat to fire four arrows at once.
- The last surviving vampire escaped using her ability to assume gaseous form.
- The vampire dwarf with blue curly hair previously fled the Order in gaseous form in #1105, "Out of the Box, Into the Fire".
- This is the first time Logann's surname is used. None of his other family members have been given names.
- This is the final appearance of the Giant Death Worm from #1158.
- This is the latest appearance of: