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Linear Guild

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The original Linear Guild, drawn by Rich Burlew.
L - R: Nale, Thog, Zz'dtri, Yikyik, Sabine (in human form) and Hilgya. Image File history File links Linearguild. ...

Publisher Giant In The Playground
First appearance The Order of the Stick #43
Created by Rich Burlew
Characteristics
Abilities Various - includes proficient fighters, mages, a fiend.

The Linear Guild are a fictional team of villains from the webcomic The Order of the Stick, created and written by Rich Burlew. In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... The Order of the Stick, nicknamed OotS, is a comedic fantasy webcomic based on the genre of pen and paper roleplaying games. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The Order of the Stick, nicknamed OotS, is a comedic fantasy webcomic based on the genre of pen and paper roleplaying games. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Perfect foils to the Order of the Stick, the Linear Guild follow an "evil opposites" theme as closely as possible. This means that each of the Linear Guild resembles and belongs to a character class or multiclass combination with similar abilities to those of a member of the Order of the Stick. However, they are the exact opposite of that individual in some other respects. This is more obvious in some cases than in others.

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Original Members

Nale

Elan's evil twin brother (his name also "Elan" spelled backwards), a multiclass fighter/rogue/sorcerer who specializes in illusions which, he eventually came to realize, is the same combination of abilities as his bardic twin, just more complicated. He was raised by his ruthless father, a powerful evil general of an evil army, as compared to his mother, a kindly barmaid. In terms of magic, he has stated he specializes in Enchantment spells. In Dungeons & Dragons, Sorcerers do not have a class-based specialty, so this means he may have taken the Spell Focus (Enchantment) feat and simply selected a large number of enchantments for his repertoire. Elan (IPA: //)[1] is a major character in the webcomic, The Order of the Stick, written and drawn by Rich Burlew. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, fighter is one of the base character classes. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, rogue or thief is one of the base character classes. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the sorcerer is one of the base character classes. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, bard is one of the base character classes. ... Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) currently published by Wizards of the Coast. ...


He looks identical to Elan except for a small goatee (confirmed by Rich Burlew in the first collected book as an intentional reference to Spock in the Star Trek Mirror Universe), which Nale shaved off and glued onto his brother in order to swap places with Elan during one of his plans to kill the Order of the Stick. His cunning, scheming and evil nature makes him the opposite of the light-hearted, good-natured and comically inept Elan. He is also in a relationship with Sabine, Haley's opposite, whereas Elan seemed somewhat oblivious to Haley's feelings towards him for nearly four hundred strips. He is the smartest member of the guild, though he has a tendency to outsmart himself. For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... The Mirror Universe (MU) is a fictional parallel universe in which the plots of several Star Trek television episodes take place, named for Mirror, Mirror, the original series episode in which it first appeared. ...


He is quite skilled with words and is a master planner. He has also has proven that he can think very quickly on his feet and come up with an intelligent, if not the best, solution to his problems, once again in opposition to Elan, who usually just wings it. He may be best described as a competent "Bond Villain"- he is just as theatric as his brother, often feeling an actual physical need to tell everyone his evil plans, to the point that he sometimes tells them to himself to get rid of the urge, and enjoys gloating at his opponents.


A sadist at heart, he enjoys performing cruel and depraved acts, though he apparently has a standard; when Thog offers a Celine Dion album up as a torture device, Nale claims he's "still civilized". He also has absolutely no sense of loyalty to his teammates, with the possible exception of Sabine, as he merely goes about mechanically replacing members of the Linear Guild when they die/disappear, and has recently sacrificed Thog so his plan against Elan could succeed. He also seems to have a short attention span, as when Sabine leaves for home, he seems to be upset because he does not know how to entertain himself. Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ...


Nale can be a master planner, and never forgets details, with a good eye for understanding others' weaknesses. However his tragic flaw is that he over complicates a situation, such as once killing 142 random people, just to point the police to where he would be located (on a map, pushpins of the crimes made arrows to his hideout). He also chose not to kill Elan when he had the chance, wishing to torture him more cruelly by killing his friends first.


A running gag is that when Nale is lying, he openly states what he is lying about in his speech, yet his target never catches on (or when they do, nothing becomes of it). He tends to brag that despite his obvious lies, his bluff skill is able to convince his target of anything.


Nale also seems to be very good at causing a good deal of damage without help. More to the point, he has demonstrated a quick understanding of situations and is able to make up over-complicated lies on the spot to save his skin. He is a master planner at using situations to his advantage, but often defeats himself that way.


Nale succeeded in replacing his brother within the Order and traveled with them (by teleportation) to Azure City (after a short unexpected detour at a Roc's nest). He planned to eliminate the other members of the Order as quickly as possible by engineering things so that he ends up alone with each one in turn. In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the roc is a gargantuan animal. ...


This had changed, however; upon discovering the Order of the Stick's mission to protect the Gates of the Snarl from Xykon, Nale has changed his plans; he now intends to maintain his deception long enough to seize control of the Gates himself, having deduced that Xykon must have devised a way to channel and direct the energy of the Snarl. He has also realized that Haley is in love with Elan, and has taken advantage of this to ask her out on a date while Sabine is away, planning to romance Haley and ultimately kill her at her most emotionally vulnerable moment. Belkar saw (or rather, smelled) through Nale's disguise, but Nale charmed him before he could strike, ordering him to kill his allies while singing the complete score to "Meet Me in St. Louis" (Nale also originally planned to have Belkar give him any magical item the Order possesses, but as this is something that Belkar would never do even when not charmed he told Belkar to keep the items for himself), to which he added: "I love being evil". Due to the Mark of Justice on Belkar's forehead, it actually is impossible to kill his allies, something Nale doesn't know about yet. Xykon is the main villain of the webcomic The Order of the Stick, created and written by Rich Burlew. ... This article is about the 1944 film. ...


Nale's date with Haley went well and he succeeded in getting her to accompany him to a private room in the inn, where he intended to stab her in mid-kiss. His plan was interrupted by first Sabine, who, in a fit of jealousy, came crashing in through the door, and then by his brother, Elan, who came swinging in through the window in a typically dramatic fashion. Finally, Thog entered the room following Elan, wearing, much to Nale's bemusement, a leprechaun costume. Nale, wanting to clear the room more for his duel with Elan, had Thog "bull rush tackle hug" Sabine. To his amazement and annoyance, he swiftly lost the duel, but quickly convinced Elan (using Bluff checks) that Haley was really a spy for him and that her cryptospeak was really the language Infernal. Unfortunately for Nale, Haley restored her speech by shouting that she loved Elan, severing Nale's control over Elan (non-magical and magical, as Nale used suggestion spells on Elan) and ending Nale's last chance of victory. Seeing his failure to convince Elan to kill Haley, he used the fact that his brother was utterly shocked by Haley's revelation to seize the opportunity to heal himself and leave the room. Outside, he made amends with Sabine, then the pair returned and attacked Elan afresh. However Vaarsuvius and Durkon arrived and help turned the battle around, defeating Nale and Sabine. A modern stereotypical depiction of a Leprechaun of the type popularised in the 20th Century. ...


Discussing the best way to handle their newly-captured enemies, Elan, Vaarsuvius, Haley and Durkon finally came to the agreement that Elan would use his gift voucher to have Lord Shojo hold the trio in their anti-magic cells. Nale, conscious enough to hear this, is secure in the belief that Pompey and Leeky will come to his rescue. Unbeknownst to him, Pompey has rescued Leeky from his incarceration and the two have abandoned the Linear Guild to work as cohorts. Nale and his aides are currently imprisoned by the Sapphire Guard.


Thog

Thog is a half-orcish barbarian with two levels in fighter who likes puppies, ice cream with sprinkles, and rocket skates, but is afraid of pretty girls and teletubbies. He wields a greataxe and displays a childlike innocence while simultaneously killing without mercy. It is possible that his low intelligence (low enough to impair his speech so that he always speaks about himself in the third person) means he does not really understand what he is doing. For instance, when Nale framed Elan and Thog was arrested, he admitted to being guilty and, when asked, explained the entire plot to the guard, apparently not realizing that he had done something wrong and was facing capital punishment (unfortunately for the guard the confession came out in such a ludicrous linguistic form, such as referring to Elan as "Not-Nale", that the guard could not make heads or tails of it). On the other hand, Thog has been known to suggest torture methods (the playing of a Celine Dion album; a plan rejected by Nale as he's "still civilized"), which would require at least a small degree of intelligence. Thog's speech is always depicted in lower-case bold letters in the comic, a convention also used for other low-intelligence characters, and possibly as a reference to a character in Calvin and Hobbes. Thog's stupidity and follower mentality makes him the opposite of Roy Greenhilt, the competent leader. Also, while Roy is clearly attracted to beautiful girls to the point of clouding his judgement, Thog is afraid of them, because he fears cooties. Thog was under arrest by the Cliffport Police Department and charged with multiple crimes, but escaped with Elan after Elan cleverly persuaded him into destroying their prison bars and used illusions to fool the guardsmen. For Elan's unexplained stowaway plan, Thog is currently wearing a leprechaun costume (prior to this he was wearing a Moogle costume). When he was reunited with his comrades Nale and Sabine, Nale told him Sabine missed him, resulting in him "bull rush tackle hugging" Sabine. While Elan and Haley fought Nale and Sabine, Thog returned and, his greataxe having been left behind in Cliffport, tore the door off its hinges for an improvised weapon. Elan appealed to their newly-discovered friendship, and persuaded Thog that he would rather go and eat ice cream with his friends. Thog agreed, but first bludgeoned Haley several times with the door, Elan having forgotten that Thog didn't consider her a friend. Thog did not really participate in the subsequent battle between the Guild and the Order, as Elan subdued him using an illusion. He was captured after Durkon used a Hold Person spell on him at the battle's conclusion; the Order has turned him over to the Sapphire Guard. Orkish redirects here. ... The Barbarian is a core class in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game and is one of the base character classes presented in the Players Handbook. ... Teletubbies is a BBC childrens television series, particularly aimed at babies and preschool children, produced from 1997 to 2001 by Ragdoll Productions. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Listen to this article (3 parts) · (info) Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3 This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-01-29, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Roy Greenhilt is a major character in the webcomic, The Order of the Stick, written by Rich Burlew. ... Cooties is a rare, but all-too-real, disease that only seems to affect the female portion of the human population, and a slang word used primarily by North American children to refer to a highly contagious disease or condition. ... This is a list of characters from the webcomic The Order of the Stick. ... A modern stereotypical depiction of a Leprechaun of the type popularised in the 20th Century. ... Different Types of Moogles Mogri summon from Final Fantasy Tactics Mog (Final Fantasy VII - PC) Moogles , originally Romanized in Japan as Moglie; however, more recent materials are consistent with the English spelling) are small fictional creatures that appear throughout the Final Fantasy, Mana (Seiken Densetsu) and Kingdom Hearts game series. ... Durkon Thundershield is a character from The Order of the Stick, created, written and drawn by Rich Burlew. ...


Sabine

A shapeshifting fiend, and a self-described 'evil incarnation of illicit sex'; second-in-command of the Linear Guild (and thus the opposite number of Haley Starshine) and Nale's lover. Haley Starshine is a major character in the webcomic, The Order of the Stick, written by Rich Burlew. ...


Exactly what type of fiend she is has never been stated; the most likely candidate being a succubus. The abilities she has shown (energy draining and shapeshifting) and her batlike wings are in line with those of a succubus, although she also uses Plane Shift, apparently available to her once a day, which is not an innate succubus ability. A succubus is of Chaotic Evil alignment, whereas Sabine's lover, Nale, is Lawful Evil, which would match an erinyes, the lawful evil equivalent of a succubus, more closely, although the erinyes doesn't possess many of the abilities that Sabine has displayed; the erinyes also traditionally fights with a flaming bow, whereas Sabine uses her claws in combat, which is a succubus trait. Also, the Lawful Evil erinyes would be utterly faithful to Nale, whereas Sabine mentioned having had sex four times (presumably with four different individuals) during a day's absence. Though capable of becoming anyone, Sabine prefers to shapeshift into dark-skinned individuals, since she is also dark-skinned. She also possesses high fiend-based racial bonuses, making her incredibly hard to damage in combat, though Roy's newly-enhanced sword is capable of it, and his skill in combat is better than Sabine's when she is not enhancing herself with spells. Haley was able to damage her despite fiend bonuses with two arrows, one of silver and the other of cold iron, multiple times, but since she used both arrows at once each time, Haley is unsure which of her arrows (silver or cold iron) are able to do damage. A bracket carved as a winged succubus on the outside of an English inn, suggesting that a brothel could have been found inside. ... This article describes a highly specialized aspect of its subject. ... This article describes a highly specialized aspect of its subject. ...


She once made an attempt to seduce Roy (saying that she'll do "whatever he wants"), after her enhancement spells wore off in mid-battle, leaving her vulnerable, but it failed and ended with her being thrown from a window (which Roy describes as being exactly what he wanted) - another likely pointer to her being a succubus, attempting to get close enough to drain Roy's life energies. Despite her defeat by Roy, Sabine recovered before she could be taken into custody and used her shapeshifting ability to replace a member of the Cliffport Police Department. She used this disguise to rescue Pompey after he was taken into custody. She arrived at Azure City and hooked up with Nale, though was forced to leave to go to the Lower Planes because of a deal she made with an unknown group of fiends promising to inform them of anything that might tip the balance of good and evil. Sabine despises Pompey, considering the half-elf to be a "little pervert" (although given her established relaxed attitude towards perversion in general, this seems unlikely to be the sole cause of her dislike).


Exactly how Sabine is supposed to be the "evil opposite" of Haley is not obvious. There is no particular resemblance between the two, nor do they share a class or abilities. It may simply be that Sabine's relationship with Nale is certainly not inhibited by any shyness on either side (Sabine's shapeshifting abilities allow them to explore most of the possible human permutations; they also practice human sacrifice to help keep their relationship healthy), whereas it took Haley a considerable length of time (and a desperate situation) to finally confess her feelings to Elan. Rich Burlew has stated that there is another, as yet unrevealed way in which the two could be considered opposites. This may well be related to Sabine being a fiend and the fact that Haley has hinted that she keeps her true nature hidden.


When she returned from the Lower Planes Sabine became extremely upset seeing Nale dance with Haley and, after taking advice (while in disguise) from a somewhat bemused (and intoxicated) Vaarsuvius, she followed the pair back to a private inn room and crashed in on them while they were kissing, shouting his name as she did so. However, Nale "ordered" Thog to "bull rush tackle hug" Sabine so he could duel Elan, and thus she was unable to participate in the final showdown. During a lull in the fight, Sabine explained that she wasn't jealous but rather angry at Nale trying to kill Haley, which she wanted to do herself. Defeated by Haley and Durkon, Sabine is currently spending time in the cells of the Sapphire Guard, along with Nale and Thog. She attempted to persuade the imprisoned Miko Miyazaki, a fallen Paladin to convert to being a Blackguard and also flirted with the fallen paladin. This merely resulted in Miko attempting unsuccessfully to kill her, which left Sabine's head inconveniently twisted backwards. Vaarsuvius is a major character in the webcomic The Order of the Stick, written by Rich Burlew. ... Miko Miyazaki is a long-running character in Rich Burlews Order of the Stick, and is a main adversary. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Blackguard is a base character class in older versions of the game, and a prestige class as of edition 3. ...


Hilgya Firehelm

A dwarven cleric of Loki who left her ancestral homelands to escape her arranged marriage to her supportive and loving husband Ivan, whom she instead unjustly regarded as cruel. She had a short liaison with her opposite number, Durkon Thundershield after the Guild left her for dead, and has since left for places unknown after Durkon's rejection of her. Hilgya's freespirited attitude and hedonism made her the opposite of the dutiful and unassuming Durkon. In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, dwarves are a humanoid race, one of the primary races available for play as player characters. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the cleric is one of the base character classes. ... This is a list of characters from the webcomic The Order of the Stick. ... Durkon Thundershield is a character from The Order of the Stick, created, written and drawn by Rich Burlew. ...


Zz'dtri

A Drow wizard who wielded dual scimitars with a 3.0 version of the fly spell, among other spells, such as flesh to stone. During a one-sided battle with his opposite number, Vaarsuvius, he was dragged off by lawyers for being a rather obvious parody of the character Drizzt Do'Urden (a continuation of a prior joke within the comic). Zz'dtri's taciturn and laconic nature and unwillingness to share his knowledge made him the opposite of the rather long-winded, lecturing Vaarsuvius. Three drow (two males, one female) on the cover of Plot and Poison, a third-party d20 supplement detailing the drow. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, wizard is one of the base character classes. ... Vaarsuvius is a major character in the webcomic The Order of the Stick, written by Rich Burlew. ... This is a list of characters from the webcomic The Order of the Stick. ... Drizzt DoUrden is a fictional character in the Dungeons & Dragons-based Forgotten Realms setting. ...


Yikyik

A kobold ranger who was prejudiced against halflings, in contrast to fellow ranger Belkar Bitterleaf's prejudice against kobolds. The two's intense hatred for each other culminated at the Order vs. Guild battle, where Yikyik was defeated (and subsequently turned into a "swanky new leather hat") by Belkar. In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game (3rd edition) and the games and settings that it inspired, kobolds are aggressive, xenophobic, and cowardly small humanoid creatures. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, ranger is one of the base character classes. ... Belkar Bitterleaf is a major character in the webcomic The Order of the Stick, written by Rich Burlew. ...


Replacements

After losing Yikyik, Hilgya, and Zz'dtri in their first battle with the Order of the Stick, the guild recruited replacements for the slain/deserted/sued party members (however the following have either abandoned the party or been slain):


Pompey

An evil half-elf student wizard whom the Linear Guild recruited from Warthog's School of Wizardry and Sorcery (an obvious play on Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, complete with a "Larry Gardener" whose life Thog ended, to general approval) to be the new opposite number to Vaarsuvius. Pompey is a wizard who specializes in the spellcasting school of Conjuration, having chosen Enchantment and Evocation as his barred schools. This makes him a more direct opposite of Vaarsuvius, who does freely use Enchantment and Evocation, but is barred from using Conjuration spells due to his/her own specialization (also the fact that he has a distinguishable gender can be considered an opposite to the androgynous Vaarsuvius). His clothing preferences also show this opposite theme- he wears purple robes and has red hair, while Vaarsuvius has purple hair and wears red robes. He seems to favour Fiendish Giant Vermin as the target for his summoning spells. Captured by Roy in Cliffport and handed over to the CPPD, Pompey was almost immediately rescued by Sabine in her guise as a CPPD officer and is still at large. Nale assigned him to watch the local prison, but he has left his watch, breaking out Leeky Windstaff in the process. He appears to have quit the Guild, telling Leeky that neglecting to inform Nale of Elan's escape (of which Nale is already fully aware) will serve as his two-week notice. This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a fictional school of magic that is the main setting of the Harry Potter series. ... Harry James Potter (born 31 July 1980) is a fictional character and the hero of J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ... Vaarsuvius is a major character in the webcomic The Order of the Stick, written by Rich Burlew. ...


It is speculated that his name is a reference to the city of Pompeii, which was destroyed when the volcano Vesuvius erupted; the similarity between the names Vesuvius and Vaarsuvius could foreshadow Pompey's death at the hands of Vaarsuvius. It has also been proposed that he is named after the Roman leader Pompey, Julius Caesar's enemy in Caesar's civil war. The historical Pompey married Caesar's daughter Julia, and the OotS's Pompey had a crush on Julia Greenhilt, Roy's sister. Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. ... Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting. ... Pompey, Pompey the Great or Pompey the Triumvir [1] (Classical Latin abbreviation: CN·POMPEIVS·CN·F·SEX·N·MAGNVS[2], Gnaeus or Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus) (September 29, 106 BC–September 29, 48 BC), was a distinguished military and political leader of the late Roman republic. ... Gaius Julius Caesar [1] (Latin pronunciation ; English pronunciation ; July 12 or July 13, 100 BC or 102 BC – March 15, 44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader and one of the most influential men in classical antiquity. ... Combatants Julius Caesar and supporters, the Populares faction, Roman senate, the Optimates faction, Commanders Julius Caesar Mark Antony Pompey†, Titus Labienus†, Metellus Scipio†, Cato the younger†, Gnaeus Pompeius† Sextus Pompeius The Roman civil war of 49 BC, sometimes called Caesars Civil War, is one of the last conflicts within... Julia Caesaris (Classical Latin: IVLIA•CAESARIS) was the daughter of Gaius Julius Caesar the dictator, by Cornelia Cinna, and his only child in marriage. ... This is a list of characters from the webcomic The Order of the Stick. ...


In comparison to Vaarsuvius, who displays no attraction to either gender (presumably because of his/her marriage), Pompey is quite lecherous and readily flirts with any attractive female, including Sabine, despite her relationship with Nale. The primary reason why Pompey was left behind in Cliffport was because she refused to carry him on the three-day flight to Azure City and thus be forced to endure his constant "accidental" gropes.


Leeky Windstaff

A neutral evil gnome druid. As the new evil opposite for Durkon, his last name is an element followed by an item formerly in his possession (it was broken when Durkon summoned a lightning storm). He is seen commanding trees to attack the citizens of Cliffport, which clicks completely with Durkon's utter terror of them. He is extroverted where Durkon is usually calm and was kicked out of his druid circle because he is clearly unbalanced, where Durkon was banished for reasons beyond his control and knowledge. His animal companion was a hawk (named "Kitty"), who was slain by Roy, and he is of sufficient level that he is capable of shapeshifting into the form of a dire bear. Leeky surrendered to the Order after they defeated him in battle and was apparently handed over to the local authorities. He has since been freed by Pompey. When last seen, Leeky and Pompey were discussing the possibility of working together; both appear to have decided to quit the Guild In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, gnomes are a humanoid race, and are one of the core races available for play as player characters. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, druid is one of the base character classes. ...


He is arguably the most powerful of the Linear Guild, as it took many characters working together to take him down (as well as willful misinterpretation on Thor's part of the spell "Control Weather"). As a gnome that is neutral evil and a worshipper of nature rather than a specific god, Leeky Windstaff is the opposite of Durkon: a short, amoral and psychotic person devoted to the abstract concept of the physical natural world, rather than a short, moral, and kindhearted person devoted to a concrete deity who exists at a distance which can not be crossed during life.


Yokyok

The son of Yikyik, who joined the Guild to seek revenge on Belkar (in the style of Inigo Montoya). Yokyok could be seen as Belkar's opposite since he had a clear reason and somewhat acceptable motivation for seeking someone out in order to kill them, whereas Belkar kills indiscriminately and often for his own amusement. The single long rapier he carried also served as a counter to Belkar's two short daggers (and is another nod to Inigo Montoya). His actions seem to suggest an alignment opposite of Belkar's Chaotic Evil, as Yokyok disliked the rest of the Linear Guild, regarding them as scoundrels, and was working with them only because Nale promised to deliver Belkar to him. Yokyok also considered himself a form of righteous justice delivering rightful punishment to Belkar. Inigo Montoya (far right) storming Humperdincks castle with Westley and Fezzik. ...


What Yokyok's class was is unknown at present, but his clothing and choice of weapon would suggest that he was a Duelist or Swashbuckler. The Duelist is a prestige class from the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. ... The Swashbuckler is a character class in the Dungeons & Dragons 3. ...


Yokyok initially had the advantage, as the fight took place in a city and the rune on Belkar's head prevents him from dealing lethal damage in city limits to living beings; however, the rune apparently has no rules regarding the use of other people to kill a foe, and Yokyok was slain when Belkar offered a whole tavern of adventurers 200 gold pieces for kobold heads. His head was seen in the next strip serving as a bowl for Belkar's tortilla chips (sharing a similar fate with his father) and the rest of him was apparently made into a salsa dip (although Belkar privately admitted to Haley that he had no intention of actually eating it, just using it to horrify Roy). Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...

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Characters: Roy Greenhilt | Durkon Thundershield | Haley Starshine | Elan | Vaarsuvius | Belkar Bitterleaf | Xykon | Miko Miyazaki
Character lists: General list | Linear Guild
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