The bit about most of the Savasi charging off was added after Phil cross-examined the original concept. If too many of them stayed behind, then Bandit would not be able to seriously affect her friends’ fates; if these were the last two standing, then all that talk about how tough they were would seem to be hot air.

A good leader knows the limits of her abilities. Bandit can’t do anything to save the team from the trouble they’re already in: literally the best she can do is to draw the remaining dwarves away before they make her team’s situation any worse. The rest is delegation.

Kudos to John for the fun motion in panels 1 and 2 and the comedic execution in 4. Frigg’s had surlier days, but not many.