Spoiler: Strips 201-300
Strip 201: Seeing Signs - No annotations yet
Strip 202: Scanning... - No annotations yet
Strip 203: Just the Facts, Ma'am - No annotations yet
Strip 204: What's My Motivation? - No annotations yet
Strip 205: A Is Always A - No annotations yet
Strip 206: Hidden Benefit of Being an Adventurer - No annotations yet
Strip 207: Now If Only We Could Organize the Fiends Somehow - No annotations yet
Strip 208: A Battle of Wits
- In Panel 5, Belkar's dialogue references an instance in some video games called integer overflow, where limited storage within a program could cause such an instance to occur.
Strip 212: Dirt Farm
- In panel 9, Belkar's line about ogres ogres "making a very agreeable thump when they hit the ground" is a direct quote from the Babylon 5 TV series. The original quote - "No moral ambiguities, no hopeless battle against ancient and overwhelming forces. They were the bad guys, we were the good guys, and they made a very agreeable thump when they hit the floor!" is from season 3, episode 13; entitled - "A Late Delivery from Avalon".
Strip 213: The Man Knows His Limitations - No annotations yet
Strip 214: No Plan Survives Contact with One's Allies - No annotations yet
Strip 215: Taking Charge - No annotations yet
Strip 216: Perfect Combo - No annotations yet
Strip 217: Now in Ogrevision! - No annotations yet
Strip 218: OD&D - No annotations yet
Strip 219: No Joke Too Cliched
- In panel 1, Belkar’s line, Ahhh, there it is… is in reference to what he said in Strip 212, in panel 9, where he says that - Ogres make a very satisfying thump when they hit the ground.
Strip 224: Groggy, Groggy, Groggy
- In panel 2, Roy makes a reference to the video game Guantlet, where when someone is low on health, they are referred to as needing food badly.
Strip 227: AR&R
- In panel 1, we see that Roy has been given pink bunny slippers as part of his royal pampering.
- In panel 6, the shadow dancer assassin is peeking through the window.
Strip 228: Unlawful Good - No annotations yet
Strip 229: No Offense, Aaron - No annotations yet
Strip 230: The Law Strikes Back - No annotations yet
Strip 231: From the Mouths of Babes - No annotations yet
Strip 232: Because They Got Lonely in the Bag - No annotations yet
Strip 233: No Thread Left Untied - No annotations yet
Strip 234: The Ultimate Sacrifice
- In Panel 2, Elan states he kept the belt because he "was curious," which is a reference to the title of Strip 9, "I Am Curious, Elan" where they first encounter the belt.
Strip 235: Oddly, He Can Still Get Dressed in Under a Minute - No annotations yet
Strip 236: Mean Girl
- In panel 8, Haley’s line makes a joke about an evil twin raised by a warlord father, which references Elan’s backstory.
Strip 239: Roy's Angels
- In Panel 13, V, Roy and Haley's silhouette is a reference to the title card for TV series, "Charlie's Angels". The strip's title parodies the show by calling it "Roy's Angels" instead.
Strip 242: Chekov's Law Realized
- In Panel 9, V's dialogue, "I blame Cerebus," references Cerebus the Aardvark, an acclaimed comic book series by Dave Sim. It started out as light, episodic, and comedic, then assumed dramatic elements into a more detailed plot arc with coherent continuity. This process is sometimes known as "Cerebus Syndrome".
Strip 243: No Flair for the Dramatic
- In Panel 9, Haley references "Sophie's choice", a novel and film about a woman who is forced to make a choice: she can save one and only one of her two children from the Nazi holocaust.
Strip 244: What? It's a Legitimate Magic Item
- The title of this comic refers Belkar's mention in Panel 12 of the "Rod of Lordly Might", which indeed has a button that can extend the rod into a climbing pole.
Strip 245: Easy Come, Easy Go - No annotations yet
Strip 246: Rumors of Her Death
- In Panel 9, Miko points out the King of Somewhere, who can later be seen in Panel 1 of Strip 250 leaving with his guard.
Strip 247: It's Just Aphasia She's Going Through
- In Panel 5, this is the first time Haley will speak in Cryptogram, and she will continue speaking in Cryptogram until Strip 393. To see what Haley is actually saying, please see the translation thread, or visit the Transcription of the Strip.
- In panel 5, Elan thinks Haley's cryptograms are a foreign language. In Strip 384, Nale will have the same reaction.
Strip 250: Oh no, he DIDN'T!
- In Panel 1, we see the King of Somewhere leaving with his guard in the bottom left corner of the panel.
Strip 251: A Piece of His Mind - No annotations yet
Strip 252: Linear Storytelling
- In Panels 3 & 6, Nale and Sabine have different opinions about V's gender. Nale calls V an "elf-chick", while Sabine calls V an "elf dude".
Strip 253: Larry Gardener and the Angry Half-Orc
- In panel 1, "Warthog's School for Wizardry and Sorcery" is a play on "Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry", the central setting of the Harry Potter book series.
- In panel 2, we see play on the title character of the Harry Potter series - Larry Gardener. He resembles the book character a great deal, right down to the lightning bolt scar on his forehead.
Strip 254: Half the Elf, Double the Fun
- In panel 1, we see a continuance of the Harry Potter reference theme from the previous Strip, as "He who must not be named" is a euphemism used by the general populace to refer to the main villian of the series out of fear.
- In panel 4, we see a reference tp the pop singer Prince, who changed his name to an unpronouncable symbol in 1991. Due to the unpronouncable nature of this symbol, he was referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
- In panel 5, the head master introduces Pompey. His name is a play on that Pompey (the opposite of Vaarsuvius in the Linear Guild) is a reference to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. To further the opposite theme, his hair is the same as Vaarsuvius’ robe color, and his robes match Vaarsuvius’ hair color.
- In panel 9, we see that Pompey is depicted as a half elf by only having one elf ear. Nale points this out in panel 13, by calling him ear boy.
Strip 255: Meep meep! - No annotations yet
Strip 256: Six Degrees of Evil Separation –
- In panel 6, Nale references the recent story arc in strip 234 where Roy actually DID have a gender swap, but not for self indulgent reasons at all.
Strip 260: The Prison Blues
- In Panel 2, Durkon's dialogue, "I be a healer not a footstool," is a parody of a running gag line "I'm a doctor, not a ______" frequently said by various medical personnel in the TV show and Film series, Star Trek. In Strip 458, Thog will express the exact opposite sentiment when he is locked in the same room.
Strip 261: I Smell a Solo Adventure
- In panel 5, the line about emotional distress is in reference to strip 225, where Belkar claims he needs his own room due to Durkon’s snoring, which would cause emotional distress.
- In panel 10, Belkar knocks the guard against the top of the panel.
Strip 262: All You Need is Love and Improvised Thieves' Tools
- In Panel 2, Haley's improvised lock picks are pieces of straw from her mattress.
Strip 263: The Great Escape - No annotations yet
Strip 264: I Cannae Tell a Lie - No annotations yet
Strip 265: A Tale of Two Paladins - No annotations yet
Strip 266: Guessing Game - No annotations yet
Strip 267: The Cat Behind the Throne - No annotations yet
Strip 268: The Lawyers Strike Back - No annotations yet
Strip 269: A Familiar Face
- In panel 2, Durkon is confused as to who Celia is because he was separated from the group when the others met her, in strip 72.
- In panel 6, we see that Durkon’s hatred of trees extends to Dryads, where he calls them leafy wankers.
Strip 270: Dueling Egos - No annotations yet
Strip 271: The Prosecution's Case
- In panel 1, we see that the Chair of Truth has its own spotlight.
- In panel 6, we see the old man is the same old man from strip 122.
- In panel 7, we see that the psychiatrist that appears in panel 7 is the same one that appears later in strip 346.
Strip 276: The Crayons of Time: The Order of the Scribble
- In page 2, last panel, we see the explanation as to why there wasn’t a water dungeon within Dorukan’s Dungeon as depicted in strip 47, and why Celia was able to crash through the ceiling as seen in strip 69 after she was turned to stone.
Strip 282: Closing Arguments
- In this strip, we see that the only time the lawyers get a spotlight during the trial is when they are making their closing arguments.
Strip 283: Rock the Vote - No annotations yet
Strip 284: Shattered Expectations
- In page 1, last panel; we see Hinjo passing out the groups items as instructed by Shojo, starting with Elan and Haley. Hinjo is still holding Roy’s Bag of Tricks, Shattered Ancestral sword, Club, and Durkon’s Hammer.
- In page 2, panel 3; Hinjo completes passing out equipment with Durkon’s hammer.
Strip 285: A Moment of Truth - No annotations yet
Strip 286: A Minor Glitch
- In Panel 12, V's dialogue "I think I may owe the tables of the world an apology," is a reference to the his dialogue in Strip 285, Panel 5, where he compares Belkar's mental acuity to that of a table.
Strip 287: Paladins Make Good Tour Guides
- In panel 8, Hinjo is holding a Saphire Guard coupon that says, 6 sp off. SP is short for Silver Pieces.
Strip 288: First Word... - No annotations yet
Strip 289: Senility Now!
- In panel 4, we see a Shojo with gray hair and no wrinkles or liver spots, showing the passage of time between the event and current time.
Strip 290: Shojo's Big Secret - No annotations yet
Strip 291: Not to Mention Little League - No annotations yet
Strip 292: Non-startling Revelations - No annotations yet
Strip 293: This is Getting to Be a Habit... - No annotations yet
Strip 294: Contracts, Shmontracts - No annotations yet
Strip 295: Belkar Leashed - No annotations yet
Strip 296: Boons - No annotations yet
Strip 297: Sword Speak - No annotations yet
Strip 298: The Future is Forged in the Fires of Today
- In page 2, panel 3; Elan has received the lollipop he asked for in strip 287.