From Nathanyel: And Harky’s like “Damn, I need to find a new protege. Preferably one who understands metaphors.”

From Harky’s point of view, this isn’t entirely unlike being Abraham on the mount. Normally, fire and lava burn too quickly for even troll healing powers to overcome. Harky is having faith in his god that Penk will be kept alive for this trial, but as we’ll see, he does entertain some doubts about that.

Penk is likewise not blind to what would happen to the average troll who just dove in here for a swim, but he’s younger and more zealous, so shoving his doubts aside is easier.