This is the Bloom of the Black Thorn doing its work. Can you tell I love alliteration? A lot of this segment of the comic has been…off the cuff. It’s a detour that I had not originally planned, but it works to solve some of the problems that I’d been having with the story…plus it created the opportunity to begin flashing back to how Hunter picked up The Revenger. (We’ll get back to that later.) But I feel as though the lack of planning has showed a bit, because this has dragged on more than I’d like. Anyway, we’re mostly picking up steam from here for a while.