It occurs to me that we’ve been at this for a year now. It’s a little surreal, to tell you the truth.

Anyway, today’s strip breaks from the norm a little. As some of you have already figured out, we’re putting a fair amount of focus on our American demo expert, Ben. Why, you ask? We’re about to get into our first real battle sequence, and I decided to show it from an outsider’s perspective.

Sit tight, things are about to get loud.