|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||1 July 2019|
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Cousin rivalry is on display as Gontor Hammerfell uses delaying tactics to slow Durkon and his kin's progress.
- The Order of the Stick
- Gontor Hammerfell ◀ ▶
- Sigdi Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Logann Brightstone ◀ ▶
- Council of Clans Guard with Black Beard ◀
- Clan Whiterock Male Guard ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Logann: Aunt Sigdi, do you prefer an sword or a battleaxe?
Sigdi Thundershield: Axe, please, thanks.
- Panel 2
"Swoonsh!" With his own great axe, Durkon's cousin Logann disarms one of the dominated dwarves, sending the smaller axe up and over to Sigdi's outstretched hand.
- Panel 3
Sigdi Thundershield: Haha, stop showin' off an' go help yer cousin.
- Panel 4
Logann slashes Gontor, "SLAASH", inflicting damage. Durkon smiles slightly at seeing this.
Gontor Hammerfell: Ahhh!
- Panel 5
Gontor Hammerfell: What am I doing? I'm letting myself get distracted, just like my master did. I don't need to defeat these dwarves, I just need to keep them out of the inner chamber for a few more minutes.
- Panel 6
Gontor Hammerfell: Blade barrier!
A wall of spinning tribladed knives appears between Gontor and his opponents.
- Panel 7
Logann: Oh, you think that's gonna stop me? Big mistake, picking a wall—
- Panel 8
Logann walks through the spinning knives, taking damage.
Logann: Nnnnh!!—we can still get through!
- Panel 9
Logann: I guess an evil monster like you will never understand that us dwarves are willing to fight with every last breath, every last drop of our blood, to protect—
- Panel 10
Durkon: Greater Dispel Magic.
The wall of spinning knives fades.
- Panel 11
Durkon: Cure Critical Wounds.
Logann is covered in light as Durkon applies the spell.
- Panel 12
Logann: You'd think a cleric of Thor wouldn't need to steal his buddy's thunder like that.
Durkon: Sorry, Cousin. I usually try na to outshine the party fighter, but I'm used ta workin' wit a much stronger one!
Sigdi Thundershield: Och, if ye boys cannae get along, so help me I will turn this battle around!
D&D Context Edit
- Blade Barrier is a 6th level spell w which creates a wall of whirling blades. They do 1d6 damage per level, and Gontor is known to be at least 13th level, so minimum 13d6, with half damage taken if a Reflex saving throw is made.
- The relatively high damage dealt by Blade Barrier along with his general combat prowess indicates that Logann is probably of moderately high level at this point.
- Greater Dispel Magic is 6th level for clerics, and is a more powerful version of the basic Dispel Magic spell, capable of cancelling spell and other magic effects.
- Cure Critical Wounds is a 4th level cleric spell. It heals 4d8 damage plus 1 point per level of the caster. Durkon is 13th level in this comic.
- This is the latest appearance of the Council of Clans guard with the black beard, first appearing in #1155.