(Light is behind schedule and hasn’t arrived in time to cast shadows, I will post the shadowed comic when it finally arrives.)

Mayor Malice (the one doing the negotiating) is a peerless diplomat. She has a tongue of iron and a silver fist.

Sorry for the evening update folks. Do you know how many cartographers I had to blackmail and coerce to get that detailed map of Old Town? Do you? Well, don’t tell the police if you do. I don’t think they have enough ink. Not in this economy.

Listen, I see that you’re busy, but you should probably know that what you’re doing is illegal in eight states. I’ll let you get back to it, but you should probably shut the blinds. Hopefully you’ll find a lawyer by Wednesday.