Now, Harky gets a snarky line or two here and there, reinforcing the feeling that he’s been in control of this fight from his opening move until– well, until the last panel here. But even so, his lines are kept very short compared to the usual grand villainous monologuing.

“Royalty” doesn’t quite describe the ‘Nj family, but it’s not totally unreasonable for someone like Harky to conflate that idea with the status of the “eldest families.” How he knows what he knows about wood elf culture is something we never quite nailed down, but all it would take would be one or two refugees to spread knowledge of that culture to other human-hating races.

Phil’s alt text is slang I’m not really familiar with, though I assume it’s related to an aspect of WoW I didn’t explore long enough to learn.