Weather or Not
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 952
Date published 19 May 2014
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The crew of the Mechane starts to wonder why having a cleric of Thor isn't helping them in the lightning department.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Felix: Ok...right there.
Elan: Mending!
Felix: Perfect
Andi: Ok, Bandana, I've got-
Andi: Right, Captain, now. The good news is that I got the port engine up and running.

Panel 2

Andi: The bad news is that you're not going to get more than half-speed out of it—
Andi: —and I had to cannibalize the starboard engine to get that much.
Bandana: Damn it! Three days in command and I've already wrecked the ship.

Panel 3

Bandana: How long is this storm supposed to last, anyhow?
Mechane Crewman with Eyepatch and Beard: I don't know! It makes no sense! It was clear skies and then—
Bandana: The worst storm in years.
Mechane Crewman with Eyepatch and Beard: Aye!

Panel 4

Bandana: We need to get out of this storm one way or another. We can't take another hit like that.
Roy: I don't see you helping.
Belkar: Oh, I couldn't hold a candle next you. 'Cause it'd burn your rope.

Panel 5

Vaarsuvius: Perhaps if you fashioned some manner of lightning rod, you could—
Bandana: We already have a lightning rod! On the top fin. That bolt just went 'round it.

Panel 6

Mechane Cleric: Captain, I've been making the proper offerings to Adad the Thunderer, I don't know why it's not working.
Roy: Well, we're probably not in Western skies anymore.
Roy: I checked our course this morning—we were on pace to cross over about half an hour ago.

Panel 7

Bandana: Right when the storm started. So, if we're officially in the North now, this storm isn't Adad's work—
Bandana: —it's Thor's.

Panel 8

Beat. Everyone looks at Durkon.

Panel 9

Cut to inside Durkon's head.
"Durkon": Crap.

D&D Context Edit

  • Mending is a cantrip that can repair small breaks or tears in objects, as well as weld metal objects.
  • Roy again shows his skill in Knowledge (Geography). He first showed acumen for navigation in #690.

Trivia Edit

  • Adad, also known as Hadad, is an ancient Mesopotamian god of storms and rain. In the Order of the Stick world, he is part of the Western Gods of the Babylonian Pantheon. Adad has never appeared in any of the comics. Thor, the Norse god of thunder governs the Northern lands in this world.

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