|Rats Of Unusual Size|
|Date Published||Tuesday, July 12, 2005|
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Stuck in a potentially awkward situation.
|Thief||I know you guys aren't elves, but even your species must have some limit to stupidity hard coded into your base DNA.|
The dragon you met may be a king, but it is of hobos and his only claim to Godhood is how he feels after a few bottles of hooch.
I turn around for five minutes to set up an incredibly profitable business...
...And you guys are taking orders from a drunk, subterranean man in a soiled dragon outfit he made out of discarded rat skins sewn together with clumps of his own hair.
|Red Mage||We promised to kill a Dire Rat for him.|
|Thief||That's another thing.|
What's so dire about a rat?
|Red Mage||It's commonly known that simply adding the term "dire" to any existing animal species will produce a larger, sinister variant of that animal.|
Take, for example, the dreaded Dire Elk.
|Arrow pointing at elk saying: Extremely dire|
|Thief||That's the stupidest thing I've heard that didn't involve dragon gods or their kings.|
|Black Mage||No, a Dire Elk bit my sister once.|
|Fighter||You have a sister too?|
|Black Mage||Well, I wouldn't use the present tense to describe any member of my family, but yeah.|
|Thief||The point is, your hobo friend wanted you to bring back the tail of a fictional animal.|
|Thief||I don't think he's going to be disappointed or surprised when you fail.|
|Silence...cut to Thief, with Berserker Axinhed behind him.|