Yep, his answer is “YOU DON’T BELONG!” This is a world of gods now, guys, so I guess all the other living beings around here “DON’T BELONG” and must be excised.

(In an earlier outline, Graiya herself also returned to join Tectonicus’ side in battle, and we could’ve thrown the meme gods in if we really wanted to. But I think I prefer the simplicity of this version of the fight.)

FB: Gods work on their own schedule.

Along with the callback and reversal of Fr’Nj offering her bough, we get the callback and reversal of Tectonicus himself…a narrowly avoided apocalypse-level threat in the first few pages of our story, finally free but now helping to subvert someone else’s apocalypse.