“Cut Off” If you had to, which would you prefer? Leaving a conversation before it finishes? Or arriving as another concludes? I choose the latter: You already know the ending, so I feel you miss the build up leading to it. Don’t worry, we will get Hob’s answer to Nak’s question soon.

Be careful out there.

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Panel 1
Sitting at the White Bear Tavern with hand in the right hand with elbow on the bar top and the left tipping the bottom up on a tankard, Fip takes a long pull from the brew within. The gobo is magically disguised as a gnome, but the spell doesn't conceal inebriation (visually shown as popping bubbles over the emerald archer's head).
Zathrus, off-screen: "...that's the word on the thugs."
Puccini, off-screen: "Troubling, Zathrus."

Panel 2
Fip turns the tankard over, momentarily leaving the hand rest and peering inside to examine just where all of the beverage went to. A single drop falls from the empty interior.
Puccini, off-screen: "Well! It's late. We'll take meals in the rooms."

Panel 3
Back in position, Fip raises the empty tankard towards bartender Zathrus (off-screen), awaiting a refill with a small smile...
Puccini, off-screen: "Just need those keys."
Zathrus, off-screen: "Not so fast, Puccini."

Panel 4
...only to be replaced with a slight pout and sideways glance towards Puccini (off-screen).
Zathrus, off-screen: "Your turn. Tell me about your party."
Puccini, off-screen: "Fine"
Puccini, off-screen, directed at Fip: "No more for you! You're cut off."