The special details you might have missed on first glance: Looks like someone was sitting on that couch there in the final panel. Recently. The book is still open, and there's still an impression of a backside. Too bad Vrin will never check the book, OR what the papers on the table say. Vrin, you should be more observant!
And hmm, like, all the furniture was covered. And recently uncovered, for use. But like, no one bothers to cover the furniture in a house that's going to be used soon. They only cover it from dust if it's not going to be used in months...or years...
But didn't Boshaan say that the house was set aside for the Triad? That they were expected?
Yet Cenron had no idea of this mission. Only Mersnai, "the loose cannon" did. And according to Cenron, they didn't even know about the mission until four days prior. Does it sound to you like those details are adding up? A house prepared years in advance for some chance happening, ie, the Key leaving the Sacred Isles and heading to Gan-go?
And then there's Ravar, who was sent to return to the Key, while Mersnai says they're there to destroy it. Ravar didn't even know a Triad was there, because he had the Mandate, given to him by Elder Mai'nar! Oh, but wait. Mersnai just said that Elder there was murdered. WTF is going on, right?
Well, I guess there's one piece of key info you guys don't know yet, that you will...within 3 pages. I think. Need to rescript. I'll be dropping hints like this from now on, since this comic is very soon going to be hitting that 300-page mark.
Stuff that was explained in the novel, but not mentioned here:
Those wood carvings hanging between the windows come from a place called Chin Kom Pa, a small matriarchal kingdom northwest of where we are currently. They are the main export, and very expensive. The wood is fragrant.
In the first panel, when Vrin darts to the right, you can see there was another way to go on the left. A wall runs straight through the center of the main hall, creating two large sitting rooms on either side. Vrin doesn't see Ravar, so I guess we can assume he went the other way. :) Not too important, of course.
Lastly, I saw the movie High School Musical 3 late last night. I am...slightly ashamed to admit it, but I liked it. I expected it to be so incredibly gay, (um, like the second one, which made me want to hurl), but it was better. The "kids" weren't dressed up to look so very young, wore a lot less make-up, and acted very adult. It was just such a CLEAN movie it hurt a bit. No violence. And no awkward moments sitting next to people you know while actors on screen are having sex. The latter was a rather nice change actually.
If you guys (or far more likely, 'gals) see it, my favorite song was "The Boys are Back." That was what my childhood was like, except I was a girl. Not a boy. :P I ran with the "boys' club" though. Couldn't stand playing house or barbies or dolls. All I wanted to do was play "OMG the volcano is exploding, run away while Indians chase us into outerspace!," translated as "my best friend has the water hose, the friend we all picked on is always 'it' and I'm climbing into my apple tree to get away!"
C'mon, you guys must've played games like that too! Anyways, HSM3 was extremely "cute," and there were a bunch of shirtless scenes that the women among us can shamelessly enjoy, 'cause the smexy actors are all over 20.
Don't give me that look!