|“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:
- Hilgya Firehelm, the original divine spellcaster of the Linear Guild who attempted to kill her husband and fell in love with Durkon before he cut it off with her for her wickedness, only to return a year later with their son. She has appeared in forty-seven strips in total, first appearing with the rest of the Linear Guild in #43.
- The Vampire Dwarf With Blue Curly Hair, first appearing in #1101, and appearing in twenty strips overall.
- Shirra's twins first appearing in #1086.
- The Lord Speaker, first appearing in #1168.