A quick, focused sequence like this–almost more of a Sunday comic strip than part of an ongoing story–is very much more my style than Phil’s, and I think it manages the tricky balance between showing off Syr’Nj’s impressive range of talents and delivering the message that she’s finally doing too much even for her. I mean, we’d been leading up to that concept for awhile now, anyway.

Phil was somewhat concerned about the logistics of when that message was delivered, but I think it’s pretty realistic that most information takes a little while to disseminate even in the heart of Gastonia the capital.

He also tweaked the combat training scene in the penultimate panel, because “Syr’Nj is already combat trained from being in the Field Medic Brigade. What she might NOT be trained in, that Byron is absolutely an authority on, is dual-wielding weapons.”