Kreistor wrote:I could have done without this page. The art is definitely cool, it doesn't convey any new information. We knew Slately was having his equipment enhanced. We knew they suspected the Tower would fall. It shows that in making these things, the casters don't use spell words. which is a little bit of Mechanics, but hardly worth the page. And we knew that Decrypted believe themselves self-aware.
If this page was omitted, no one would notice the loss.
Actually, there exists one group of people who would notice the loss: The people who don't read the text updates. Thus far, most of the development on the issues you are talking about has happened in those text updates. Those people who purely read the comic will have no idea of Ossomer's inner turmoil, of Slately's plans to enter the airspace, or of the fact that the King's gear is being improved. All of these things need to be expounded upon if they are to be used anytime soon.
Further more, there is actual advancement of those threads happening here. We're getting a little knowledge about what exactly is going into the King's gear and we're seeing Ossomer start to act on the issues that he has with being part of Gobwin Knob.
Also, I would like to say that the carpet that Ossomer is riding can roll out flat and can probably carry alot of weight. Anyone want to bet on him offering to rescue some units from the tower, possibly offering them whatever protection he can give against being executed? Whoever decided to take him up on the offer wouldn't even have to climb over the railing to get to him considering the state it's in.