I hope we’re not overdoing the splash pages in this comic. I tend to like them to punctuate cool moments, and I like to keep Will’s art the star of the show as much as I can. I’d be lying if I said that I knew who all of the Thirteen were. The wizard Castigan is the first to be named, and he was named after one of my latter-day D&D characters. In our setting, wizards are forced into territoriality by the gods, for fear that they will unite to challenge them. If any wizards are within 20 miles of each other, they must separate, fight to the death…or explode.