A great tactical feat to have up your sleeves, but using it too frequently will make your allies hate you.
Absolutely shouldn’t make your allies angry. You might need them to rescue you someday too. 🙂
Why did Kyri toss the Homestone back to Henrik? After all, it was the very thing that attracted a lot of trouble to the man?
Hmmm…. I honestly don’t know. 🙂 She just did it as I was writing it. It’s not really a spoiler but Herrik throws the homestone ( along with his “H” medalion) away on the next page.
Originally the passing of the stone was just business for the characters while they talked, but now that I think about it, Kyri can either keep it or throw it away herself, so I think she’s just giving it back to Herrik to do with as he pleases. Plus, I think the subtext might be Kyri telling Herrik “Hey, Quandel did right by confusing things, don’t you agree?” And I think Herrik reluctantly agrees with his “hrmmph.”
But it probably just came out wrong in my presentation. 😛
Thanks for the comic, explanation and sparing me the effort to pose the question and go back to check on the answer.
Presentation is not wrong; it’s incomplete. Everybody has enough negative capability to spot a clue on the next page of a comic book, but I have yet to see someone so strong in it that he can outlast the artist who draws the next page.
Are you left-handed?
Actually I am right-handed. Thanks for stopping by again, Al. I appreciate the feedback. 🙂
To be a bit frank, I find Henrik dismissing the whole thing with just a “hrmmph”. 15 years of constant attacks over something that wasn’t even important is nothing to scoff at.
Yes, he may understand that it was meant to be a diversion tactic, but I think Henrik is justified with at least a punch to the face at whoever is responcible for his 15 years of grief.
I agree and Herrik just might punch Lord Quandel yet, that is, if Quandel’s mind hadn’t been drained by Cole. But no one knows this, yet. But also, if asked, Herrik probably would have sacrificed his life to protect the Endstone or act as a diversion, so I think he’s just upset that he wasn’t told.
But the important thing is that if Quandel had known where the Endstone was, and had told Herrik to be a diversion, then Cole would know this too since she stole Quandel’s mind at the end of Issue #1. She would already have the Endstone. So maybe the right plan was to keep everyone in the dark and create some confusion…. at whatever the personal cost.
And thanks again for the discussion. It helps me think about the plot, too. 🙂
Cole would know if it was Quandel who used Herrik as a diversion. Why then did she go through the trouble of searching him?
Good point. 🙂 But all Quandel knew (and Cole by extension) was that the Endstone pieces and the Homestone were left behind. He didn’t know who picked up what stone. It is possible that the worst could have happened and Herrik picked up all three stones. But I think Quandel was hoping that Cole (or who ever stole the Banestone and drained his mind) would have to go after the homestone first, and this might buy time for the others to hide or work on defense. Plus, do Gog, Bolo, Vandric, and Herrik even know what the Endstone pieces look like?
And I admit, honestly, the Homestone was also a plot device to get Kyri, Jon, and Cole together very quickly for a little warm-up battle. 🙂
Hi Tony, really liked the framing, tones of this page..nicely done!
Hey Matt. Thanks for stopping by. How’s your comic going?
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