So exits the Blue Knight. This page was not-too-bad. I think I’ve settled on an effect for the Boreal Scepter, at least for one of its four facets (of which you can see three in the panels above; the fourth, the Man, is visible but mostly obscured).

One of the hard parts about writing a comic is that all but the most important characters get pared down to a bare-bones summary of who they are and what motivates them. It’s probably good–I know the Blue Knight more than any of you, who only got little bits of his story from his internal monologues and the other characters’ reactions to him and the other bogatyrs, but there’s no reason to ramble on about who he was and where he came from.