Threats from within as well as those from without. Harky’s role as coalition leader is about as vulnerable here as it ever will be, not counting the trial of ideas by combat he’ll face later. Not only has the Rebellion suffered a serious defeat, but Harky himself was ready to give up and die just a few pages ago; his recast sense of purpose has barely had time to harden. That unnamed troll in panel 4 is helping re-armor him just in time.

Even so, Iver’s a bit shocked. Doesn’t Don Gobligno know that you have to start a whispering campaign against your enemy first and then use their private lives against them? That’s like Politics 101, man.