|They missed the apple.|
|An All Too Familiar Doom|
|Date Published||Tuesday December 7th, 2002|
|Previous Comic||Episode 232: National Pride|
|Next Comic||Episode 234: Smart Bomb|
The Elves give the Light Warriors an arrow. How nice of them.
|The computer screen now reads:-
GIANT CANNON STATUS: READY. AIMING STATUS: GRAVITATION, AND MAGNETIC ANOMALY COMPENSATED.
|Elven Archer||(On the computer screen) Giant cannon ready on your mark, captain.|
|The Archer fires an arrow.|
|Elven Archer||The target will be at the minimum safe distance at the point of impact.|
|Elven Captain||Prepare the defenses for a tidal backlash.|
|Elven Archer||(On the computer screen) Yes sir!|
|Back on Bikke's ship.|
|Black Mage||(to Thief) And that's why elves are, scientifically speaking, dumbasses.|
|Thief||What does any of that have to do with us slowing down?|
|Black Mage||Geez, Thief. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were an elf-lover.|
|With a WOOSH!, the arrow falls towards the ship.|
|Thief||Er, no! Why, I hate their ancient and revered culture as much as the next heathen.|
|The arrow hits Red Mage's hat and sticks it onto the mast pole.|
|Red Mage||That looks just like my-- Hey!|
|Thief||Oh ye Gods! I didn't think they'd be foolish enough to do it, but they've done it!|
They actually built the... Giant Cannon!
|Red Mage||The fools! They have only succeeded in increasing my arrow inventory!|
|Black Mage||Leave it to the elves to build a giant cannon just to launch one stupid arrow.|
|It gets darker.|
|Thief||I don't think you fully understand the principles at work behind the Giant Cannon.|
|It gets darker still.|
|Black Mage||What I understand is that...|
Wait, the Black Mage's Almanac didn't mention an eclipse.
|Thief||We are doomed.|