The amount of work and time it takes to complete a page depends, mostly, on how many characters are on the page, and how much of them is shown. So this page took a very long time. It turned out okay, except for Panel 6: I didn’t quite get the force of the impact right: Ismene cramming Thrale’s sword through the ambassador should be a bit more energetic, and for a comic as bloody as mine, I’m really not great with blood effects. However, I like Turvin’s Min-Tin blade; the blur manages to recreate the sense of speed I wanted from that weapon.

And yes, Ambassador Phindus’ hat does turn into a crossbow and the crown part turns into quarrels. And no, I couldn’t draw it transforming. Maybe next time.