This is a discussion thread for past strips of the webcomic The Order of the Stick, which I’ve created because of the murderous rage that followers of the Current Discussion Thread seem to fly into whenever someone bumps the thread without a new strip being added.
Since we’ve gone more than two weeks since the most recent update of The Order of the Stick, it’s probably wise to have a thread that people can post to where the homicidal tendencies are recognized to be a moot point.
(Upon the next update, I’ll post a link to this thread in the other OOTS thread.)
So: The first topic of discussion is something that occurred to me while re-reading Vaarsuvivus’s epic battle against Xykon.
Many people in the other thread have speculated that V’s only assuming the IFCC will lay claim over V’s soul after he dies-- and that in reality, the IFCC will probably do it at a critical point, forcing V to turn on the Order when one of the Gates is in play.
When I re-read the battle, I suddenly realized that they’ve already explicitly said that’s exactly their intention.
OOTS #656: “If the elf dies here, this whole thing was a huge waste of time.”