As rain sets in, a mysterious falcon joins Heppa and Tric in their fight with the Rats.
Once again, units from the Battle for Wesnoth video game were an inspiration for elements of this arc. The Cuttlefish has an ink attack with the poison quality. Lady Sabine is an Arch Mage. Sleidr is a Thief, and the male portrait of that inspired his look. The fight had many units from both the “lawful” and “chaotic” alignments of the video game. (Elvish units are of “neutral” alignment, by the way, which you will sometimes hear Tric’s player reference.) Henrick is a Sergeant, and that determined his armaments. He brought Bowmen and Javelineers with him. On Sleidr’s side there were Thugs, Footpads, and the Bandit Efa. Alric’s “action mode” is inspired by the Assassin—not that he was ever of that profession!
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