This may have been around where we started to think of Byron as a coolly competent fighter most of the time and a wild cyclone of axblades and death every now and then. We still didn’t have the curse as such worked out, but there’s no way we weren’t foreshadowing a “real berserker rage” with Frigg in the second panel, there.

Frigg’s last answer here was all Phil: I probably would’ve had her continue to stand over a defeated Byron.

Gravedust, as will later be disclosed, came fairly close to a “life of violence” himself, briefly joining the Savasi warrior class before finding his true calling. But really, a chapter or two from now, the amount of violence in his or Syr’Nj’s lives will not be that distinguishable from the amount in Frigg’s and Byron’s.