I’m not sure how clear it is but that in panel 2 is Katharina blocking a clawed monster with a shield that was trying to pounce on her head. Again.

The cast page now contains all of the expedition guards (not with their own subpages, but at least portraits and names) as we might see a bit more of them in the next pages.

I’m not sure how much sense it makes to put faces on the cast page when they’re basically just background with one or two lines at most (although some of them might get more screen time) … but I had to define for myself how many there are and how they look like and what their names are … so I might as well list that somewhere for you, right?

… I also drew two pictures with four of them each that I posted on deviantart while I was trying to come up with what all of their names and looks would be like.

↓ Transcript
<An akarpa leaps out of the bushes behind Katharina and Book>
Katharina: DOWN!
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<Katharina grapples Book down with her and blocks the attack with a magic shield>
Some Guard: There's one behind us!
Another Guard: GODDAMMIT, someone help the boss!
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<The akarpa wants to start another attack and gets hit in the neck by two arrows>
Akarpa: SCREE - <hrkgh>
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Pesh: No need. We got this one.
Shara: Heads up guys! THIS IS JUST THE START! LOOK OUT FOR FORSAKEN!