Comic 267 - Chess

Posted on 27th Sep 2018, 9:19 AM in The Young Baron
Chess
Panel 1:
The Baron von Fieffelfalsfaffel and the sorcerer Ioannes are floating down the Atlantic on their dead crocodile. They have reached a colder region of the planet and as a concession to that, they are wearing mittens, scarves and ear muffs. To pass the time, they are playing chess as seagulls fly around them.
Ioannes: It's your turn.
Baron: Hah! There goes another pawn!

Panel 2:
Ioannes: A wicked move! But both of your towers are in danger!
Baron: Well, so are your horses…

Panel 3:
Ioannes: Move your king or I will terminate you!
Baron: What about your queen?

Panel 4:
The crocodile has become encased in a block of ice.The Baron and Ioannes are sitting on top of the block of ice.
Ioannes: Checkmate!
Baron: <curses>
Voice from off-panel: Pull over!
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Author Notes:

ReinderDijkhuis 27th Sep 2018, 9:19 AM edit delete
ReinderDijkhuis
It's rare to see the Baron engaged in intellectual pursuits, because most of the time he has little to pursue them with, but as a true gentleman, he does play chess.