8-Bit Theater
Episode 502
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Technical Mumbo Jumbo
Date Published Thursday, January 13th, 2005
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The technical term for sails is discussed, while Black Mage is in disbelief regarding sailing with the Dark Warriors.

Cast AppearingEdit


  • Dark Warriors' galleon


Black MageYou can't be serious about going with them.
ThiefWhy not?
We need to travel around the world and they've got a ship.
I'm just an average forest elf with no real knowledge of sea travel, but I know that's one big boat and it's got a ton of blankets.
BikkeThe technical name be "sheets".
VilbertPrithee, oh captain my captain, but aren't they hitherto "sails".
Switch to Bikke's field sprite and a burning ship.
BikkeLook 'ere, Sonny Jim.
I've sunk more boats than the fabled gnomatic sinking machine what is nuthin' more than a large stone with many smaller stones attached as well as a liberal application of fire.
BikkeI do be thinking I knows what sails be.
VilbertYou mean "sheets".
BikkeYe mutinous dog.
GarlandGentlemen, gentlemen.
Garland peeks in.
GarlandEr, that is, hey, ye guys, keel haul ye argumenting. Um, yar.
Black MageThese are the Dark Warriors.
Tell me you know that. You're the only one I can talk to as something like an equal. Don't take that from me.
ThiefOh, Black Mage. You and your paranoid delusions.
"These are Dark Warriors." "White Mage likes me." "Thief is trying to rob us of our very souls."
Black MageWait, I only think that last one out of fear of you. I've never said it out loud.
ThiefOh, I steal souls and secrets.
Black Mage's eyes become tiny out of fear.
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