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Re: Order of the Stick

Posted by RRC on February 16, 2008 at 18:03:

In Reply to: Re: Order of the Stick posted by ESC on February 16, 2008 at 15:52:

: : I stumbled upon the phrase while reading the net comic "Order of the Stick" and was wondering what it actually refers to? I'm not aware of it having any non-literal meaning, but it really feels odd in the context so I'm guessing I'm missing something.

: Wikipedia has an entry. It says stick figures are used in the comic. Is that the origin?
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Order_of_the_Stick

In the comic, stick figures are playing at being knights, paladins, clerics, etc. It's a play on the names chivalric (knightly) organizations such as the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Temple (the Knights Templar), etc. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chivalric_order Chivalric orders in the Crusades were often related to and/or based on religious orders such as Knights of the Order of Saint John. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_Order