What the last panel is supposed to tell you: That isn’t the first mage Shara has fought.

Updated on 2018-01-03: While revisiting these strips I realized the sentence above clashes somewhat with page 75 and what I wrote there about Shara not knowing how magic items work.

So to elaborate: Shara has learnt how to fight mages, but not much more … knowledge about wondrous items that are not weapons wasn’t a priority there.

( … also: every battle plan that relies on running head on into a loaded crossbow and hoping you can dodge is pretty desperate … )

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<The Human shoots his crossbow, Shara dodges and dives into the dirt>
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<The Human throws away his crossbow>
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<Shara rolls off and gets up again>
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<Tha Human starts casting some magic with his hand>
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<Shara sees it and looks grim>
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<The Human throws a telekinetic blast at Shara, she counters by throwing herself into the blow>