|Back into the Cave... in a Minute|
|Date Published||Wednesday, July 10th, 2002|
|Previous Comic||Episode 170: Outside the Mysterious Cave|
|Next Comic||Episode 172: The Inhabitant of the Cave|
Free Hobo Stew.
- Matoya's Cave - Outside
|The Light Warriors are still in the forest near the cave.|
|Red Mage||On the bright side, we've probably gotten the grossest part of this adventure over with.|
|Black Mage||Yeah, I mean how many caves can there possibly be that incorporate human skulls into their decor?|
|Fighter looks back toward the cave.|
|Meanwhile, at Jack's Discount Human Skulls Factory...|
|A high-tech lab can be seen. On some monitors a chart labeled "Human Skull Sales" can be seen spiking upward. Another monitor says:|
City and County of Neverwinter"
|Jack||Jenkins, we're going to have to step up production to meet this newest order. You know what that means.|
Hit the docks and take the hobo population down a notch or two.
|Back to the forest sans Fighter.|
|Black Mage||So. Let's get movin', shall we?|
|Thief||Fighter went back into the cave.|
|Black Mage||(looks to his right and notices Fighter missing) And after we officially declared that we'd never go into that cave again. That's a shame.|
He will be missed.
|Black Mage||Like throat cancer.|
|Black Mage||Guess we'll have to pack up and leave him beh--why are you looking at me like that?|
|Red Mage||We have to go back and get him.|
|Black Mage||Are you kidding me? Do you know what kind of freak-cave it would have to be if it's got human skulls lying around?! This is exactly the chance that I--er--we... hm, no, definitely just me. Anyway, he's gone and, let's face it, probably dead by now. Let us not waste out precious time and organs in a futile search for his slain body.|
|Black Mage||You know what they say, "The corpse you find may be your own."|
|Thief||"They" do not say that.|
|Black Mage||Well, mind you it is hard to speak with six inches of knife sticking out of your face.|
Mostly they just gurgle.
- "Neverwinter" is a reference to Neverwinter Nights.