Defense protocols have been stood down – with extreme predjudice. Whoever’s on that ship doesn’t need to make threats – they clearly mean business. They are loaded for bear. They are not fucking around.
The explosion in panel two is the turret from panels six and seven of Fire -27-. This is consistent with its location as depicted in Details -7-. Maybe not the most dramatic of shots, but consistent with the desired line and thematic weight of action.
Between posting the previous page and this one I finished rendering the majority of the final scene of Transitional Voices and completely re-rendered every appearance of the Quantum Analogue Relay. I also added the revised Epiphany cargo bay door to panel one of Details -16-, and did a few other edits. See the Changelog for details. This is all stuff I’d planned to do eventually anyway – I figured it made sense to do it now, so that new pages share visual continuity with the old ones, even if it means re-rendering seventy-odd panels just to make a new one match.
The QAR edits, like the cargo bay edits, have been done to bring existing pages in line with the final scene of Fire. As of this writing only three panels need to be rendered, though to get one of those done I need to build a very important plot-critical 3d object and then do another continuity edit. It’s much smaller than the QARrections though arguably more important, as I’ll be injecting a bit of foreshadowing into an existing scene. More details on that when it happens, which should be soon.
The next page of this scene will be up before the end of the month. Stay tuned!