|Next time anyone yells something stupid, just hit the ground.|
|The Cycle of Senseless Violence|
|Date Published||Saturday December 28th, 2002|
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|Next Comic||Episode 231: Argumentum ad Elfinem|
In this episode, half the cast learns to tackle problems head on. When will they ever learn?
- The interior of Bikke's ship.
- The open sea
- A future site for a crater some distance outside of Pravoka
|A minute ago, in the ship's cargo hold...|
|Thief||I can't believe we're headed to Elfland.|
I haven't yet completed my mission.
|Close up of Thief looking introspective next to an even closer-up of his boots.|
|Thief||I suppose it would have come out eventually that I am Elven. Lord knows these shoes weren't fooling anybody.|
|Thief||(Zoom far out) Elfland is as good as place as any to tell them. At least if they react... violently there, the city guard will make short work of them.|
|Thief||But if my true identity were to be known... Perhaps I will be able to remain incognito during out stay.|
|Thief||After all, they don't need to know who I am and it may even be in their best interests to remain ignorant of the real truth.|
|Thief||(Zoom far out) Ah, the sacrifices I make for the sake of this team. I hope they appreciate what I do for them.|
|Black Mage||(Offscreen) BOATDOKEN!|
|Thief||What the fu--|
|Scene immediately switches to White Mage looking pensive on a black background|
|White Mage||It's a real shame that both of our organizations require their members to take an oath of poverty.|
|Pan out a bit to show that White Mage is standing atop Black Belt's backside as the latter paddles their way across the sea|
|White Mage||We really could have used some cash to rent a boat.|
|White Mage||(Looking down at her bodyguard) Yes, I'm sure they went this way.|
If you weren't such a slow swimmer, we would have reached them by now.
|White Mage||(Zoom far out) Wait, I see something up ahead. A bright, all encompassing light. And it's growing.|
|The two are blown out of the water with a resounding KAFOOM! by the aftershock of a bolt of light streaking by.|
|Scene immediately switches to a zoomed out Bikke the Pirate, wandering about a black background|
|Bikke||Yar har har. Not only did I bilk Garland out of his gold and kill me pirates before they
could have any of it...
|Black Mage's blast lands next to Bikke and sets off yet another mushroom-plume of fire.|
|Bikke||(Blasting off) ...oh.|