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    Default Re: The Annotated Order of the Stick - A Companion Guide

    The Annotated Order of the Stick
    Strips 801 to 900
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    Strip 801: Bound to Happen - No annotations yet

    Strip 802: Took a Level in Sauceror - No annotations yet

    Strip 803: Saved by the Belt
    • The title references the TV Series,Saved By the Bell.
    • In page 2, panel 8; Mr. Scruffy doesn’t knock YakYak’s riding dog through the wall, but rather a hole in the wall created by the fight between Roy and Thog in Strip 796.

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    Strip 804: Where Her Loyalties Lie - No annotations yet

    Strip 805: Dropping In
    • In panel 2, we see Elan casting an illusion tactic that he learned from Vaarsuvius in Strip 478.


    Strip 806: Holy Enunciation
    • In panel 10, Elan misunderstands Durkon’s spell name Holy Word to mean Holey Word, which is why he names things that involve holes like a ditch, trench, or a bagel.

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    Strip 807: Wild Empathy - No annotations yet

    Strip 808: Five Rows Down, Three Columns Over - No annotations yet

    Strip 809: Except Maybe the Undead - No annotations yet

    Strip 810: The Kind That Makes Friends Easily - No annotations yet

    Strip 811: A Touch of Death - No annotations yet

    Strip 812: And Yet, the Canned Meat Merchant Still Gets Through
    • The title refers to the word Spam, which has two meanings:
      • A type of canned meat.
      • Unwanted emails or message board posts trying to sell you stuff, or to steal your money through trickery.
      So, the title says [Spam] still gets through, but substitutes the wrong meaning for Spam.
    • In Panel 10, the dialogue is a reference to methods used to prevent spam.

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    Strip 813: Pardon Me - No annotations yet

    Strip 814: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind - No annotations yet

    Strip 815: Close Call - No annotations yet

    Strip 816: General Knowledge - No annotations yet

    Strip 817: General Assistance - No annotations yet

    Strip 818: Also, the Desert is Dry - No annotations yet

    Strip 819: Parental Insight - No annotations yet

    Strip 820: Son Catcher - No annotations yet

    Strip 821: Raiders of the Lost Plot Arc - No annotations yet

    Strip 822: Line Quality - No annotations yet

    Strip 823: Yes, It Is - No annotations yet

    Strip 824: Losers Weepers - No annotations yet

    Strip 825: Good Thing He's Already Partial to Red - No annotations yet

    Strip 826: Minimal Resistance - No annotations yet

    Strip 827: Crushed - No annotations yet

    Strip 828: A Study in Viridian
    • The title of the strip is an allusion the Sherlock Holmes novel "A Study in Scarlet". Viridian is likely referencing Red Cloak's skill color.
    • In panel 5, we see that Redcloak has a picture of the Dark One hanging on the wall of his office.

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    Strip 829: Ritual Behavior - No annotations yet

    Strip 830: Tidying Up - No annotations yet

    Strip 831: Two of a Kind Beats King High - No annotations yet

    Strip 832: Loose Ends - No annotations yet

    Strip 833: Villainy Afoot - No annotations yet

    Strip 834: A Seasoned Woodsman - No annotations yet

    Strip 835: A Dish Best Served Warm, After All - No annotations yet

    Strip 836: Best Laid Plans - No annotations yet

    Strip 837: The Name of the Windy - No annotations yet

    Strip 838: Either Way, Really - No annotations yet

    Strip 839: Finding Something - No annotations yet

    Strip 840: Thief's Tool - No annotations yet

    Strip 841: Lunchtime
    • In Panel 6, Haley and Roy's dialogue references the conversation from Strip 12.

    Strip 842: All in the Family
    • In page 2, panel 5; we see that Orrin Draketooth, who was depicted in Strip 816, was on the illusion schedule for the canyon. In page 2, panel 6; we see what appears to be an overhead map of the Windy Canyon.
    • In page 2, last panel; we see the runes that appeared in the background of Strip 841 is the Girard Draketooth family tree.

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    Strip 843: Lack of Foresight - No annotations yet

    Strip 844: Case In Point
    • In panel 2, we see Girard's gate monitoring device was color coded to match the color themes around each gate shown in Strip 276. Each letter within the sections represents the name of the person who watched over the gate, aside from the white one - Kraagor's Gate.

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    Strip 845: The Last Laugh - No annotations yet

    Strip 846: No Bone Unturned - No annotations yet

    Strip 847: Dropping the Ball - No annotations yet

    Strip 848: Acid Redux
    • In panel 9, we see Zz’Dtri’s first in comic kill – YukYuk.

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    Strip 849: Suspicious Agreement - No annotations yet

    Strip 850: not-thog
    • In Panel 6, Elan references the adventures he and thog had between Strip 387 and Strip 398.

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    Strip 851: Passive Voice - No annotations yet

    Strip 852: Under the Helmet - No annotations yet

    Strip 853: The Dangers of Progress - No annotations yet

    Strip 854: Not Much Chance of That - No annotations yet

    Strip 855: And They Got Extra Credit For It, Too - No annotations yet

    Strip 856: I Guess You Had to Be There - No annotations yet

    Strip 857: The Pit of Despair - No annotations yet

    Strip 858: Actually, She Did - No annotations yet

    Strip 859: Smoked - No annotations yet

    Strip 860: Wasn't Going to Listen to Orders Anyway - No annotations yet

    Strip 861: You Should've Seen What They Did to His Pelvis - No annotations yet

    Strip 862: Pop Goes Pop - No annotations yet

    Strip 863: Looking for Regroup - No annotations yet

    Strip 864: Bet It Would Get Funded on Kickstarter
    • In panel 11, we see a reference to the Rich Burlew’s (the creator of the comic) thumb injury that caused him to not be able to make comics for three months while he recovered.

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    Strip 865: Getting Defensive - No annotations yet

    Strip 866: Complex Math - No annotations yet

    Strip 867: The First Title Also Still Applies - No annotations yet

    Strip 868: Unleash the Fury - No annotations yet

    Strip 869: Lesson Fail - No annotations yet

    Strip 870: Death in the Family - No annotations yet

    Strip 871: Just a Couple of Blooddrinkers - No annotations yet

    Strip 872: Concession Stand - No annotations yet

    Strip 873: Spell Check - No annotations yet

    Strip 874: Allies Like This - No annotations yet

    Strip 875: Calm, Orderly, and Efficient - No annotations yet

    Strip 876: Ensnared - No annotations yet

    Strip 877: The Bright Side
    • This Strip is titled the same as Strip 333 – The Bright Side. The significance is startling, because in the 9th panel of Strip 333, Durkon says he feared he'd be eaten by some monster, and in this Strip (877), Malack has been named a monster by Durkon, and then was eaten by him.
    • From panel 1 to the last panel, we see Durkon's skin gets paler as Malack drains his blood.

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    Strip 878: Little Brother - No annotations yet

    Strip 879: Running on Empty
    • In panel 1, we see that Durkon has lost his accent since becoming Malack's Thrall in Strip 878.

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    Strip 880: Getting the Message - No annotations yet

    Strip 881: Temporary Weakness
    • In panel 2, Elan is shedding a tear from Durkon’s death.

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    Strip 882: It's a Boy! - No annotations yet

    Strip 883: Fiend Swap - No annotations yet

    Strip 884: Credits and Deductions - No annotations yet

    Strip 885: Silence is Golden (Or At Least Electrum) - No annotations yet

    Strip 886: Victory Comes From Within
    In the pages of this strip, we see multiple tells that the events depicted are an illusion:
    • Page 1:
      • In Panel 1, Redcloak's eye patch is on the wrong eye because none of the Order have seen him with the eye patch on before.
      • Panel 8, Blackwing does not appear with V and none of the damage V suffered is depicted because Roy doesn't know about it but the audience does.
    • Page 2:
      • In Panel 1, Redcloak doesn't Disintegrate the Forcecage because Roy doesn't know that Redcloak has the Destruction domain (and a general fondness for the Disintegrate spell).
      • In Panel 8, Xykon says Roy's name, another indication that it's an illusion since Xykon can never remember his name.

    Strip 887: Happy Ending
    In the pages of this strip, we see multiple tells that the events depicted are an illusion:
    • In Panel 1, Redcloak's holy symbol appears to be the phylactery rather than the backup holy symbol he's been using ever since losing the phylactery.
    • In Panel 2, Durkon is alive and well, something the party had hoped Belkar was wrong about.
    • In Panel 5, Tsukiko and the Azure City Resistance are all alive, as the Order wouldn't know they were dead.

    Strip 888: Dream Wedding
    • In the last panel, we see in the audience(from left to right), Banjo's Illusionary Girlfriend, Banjo, Sir Francios, Inkyrius, Vaarsuvius, Durkon, Thog, Zz'dtri, a kobold, Leeky Windstaff, and an Empire of Blood Guard.

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    Strip 890: Dream Free
    • In panel 8, we see that Girards Illusion Runes stop glowing as soon as Belkar is freed from the illusion.
    • In panel 11, we see behind Shojo a poster displaying a part of the Northern Gods circle.

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    Strip 891: This One's Not Even Realistic - No annotations yet

    Strip 892: Walled In - No annotations yet

    Strip 893: Closing In - No annotations yet

    Strip 894: The Last Room
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    Strip 895: Plain Sight - No annotations yet

    Strip 896: Two Paths - No annotations yet

    Strip 897: Headed Downtown - No annotations yet

    Strip 898: Let's Get Ready to Rumble - No annotations yet

    Strip 899: Prophecy Fulfilled - No annotations yet

    Strip 900: Hole in the Middle
    • In the last panel, the demon roaches get out of a tiny refridgerator, with one wearing a hat and whip, referencing the film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", where Indiana Jones survives a nuclear blast by taking refuge in a refrigerator.





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    You were pretty good about using "his/her" as Vaarsuvius' pronouns, but ya done goofed on 338.
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