Having declared her intent, Bandit shows a flash of her cutesy side in panels 1 and 2, which breaks the tension pretty effectively, under the circumstances.

We didn’t give Lectrus much attention up til now, but he’s currently enjoying a notable, if brief, star turn. The first comment on this page immediately fingered him as the culprit. A reasonable guess, but not right. Not… exactly right, anyway.

Alt text aside, I love logic puzzles. It’s probably best for all concerned that this sequence was firmly Flo’s territory, or these guys would’ve had to work out some six-segment logic grid (the one at right’s only three-segment) and after a few hours of attempting that, the Cultists wouldn’t even need any spells to fill them with madness.