“Simple Question” It’s official. No backstory at this time. It will have to wait until the next time Puccini speaks with Nob. Yes, they could speak through Whiskit… but some things you want to talk about in person rather than on the phone.

Be careful out there.

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Panel 1
The scene is from Puccini's point of view. With the hill rising behind them, Nik - still giving Puccini a menacing look - is being pushed out of view by Hob. Both are magically disguised as gnomes.

Panel 2
Hob, having finally shoved Nik away, looks up after being reminded by Puccini of his earlier question.
Puccini, off-screen: "It's just a simple question."

Panel 3
Hob looks away, lost in thought.

Panel 4
The scene shifts to Hob, head down and turning away from Puccini. Nik looks back at the wizard as the pair continue forward through the autumnal wood. Fip - also magically disguised - also walks past, catching up with the others,
Hob: "<No. It is not. Ask Nob when we return.>"