That is the last place we saw her, for sure, but that *was* quite a while ago - that was lunchtime, and it's now around sunset. She did say that she was going down to the party later, but it doesn't seem like she ever showed up, so her current whereabouts are unknown - she could still be there, but she could just as easily be somewhere else by now. Right now her, Eric, and Lynn are the three people we know to be in the manor who are unaccounted for, under the probably reasonable assumption that Zen is still where we last saw him anyway. (Though for that matter Zen could well be somewhere else by now too - he's not particularly mobile for sure, but he could probably hobble around a bit if he had to, especially if Kat were helping him or something, and if he picks up on anything that's going on through the link he could well decide to get moving. Or, of course, he could be asleep instead.)tony1695 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:01 am Another thing that just occurred to me: Where is Kat? Is she still in Zen's room? If so, it would (almost) certainly be in character for Romulus, as a member of Clovis's organisation, to disregard the female in the room, only to pay for it by getting a firepoker (long, heavy bit of metal) to the back of the head.
Also, completely unrelated, it amuses me that Sythe apparently decided to put on something to run out from the room when he wasn't bothering before, and then the towel seems to have gotten blown off by the impact judging by the edge of it visible off to the side in panel 3. Boy can't stay clothed even when he tries, it seems.
You summed up what I've been musing over pretty succinctly here. There's a couple threads that seem like they could be setup for killing off Zen, and you're exactly correct that he's in the anti-sweetspot of a character that's peripheral enough to get axed but important enough for that to still be a big deal. I hope I'm wrong, but this whole arc really seems to be building up too much for *everyone* to get out alive, and while I expect that Rose finally passing on will be a part of it I also don't think that really counts given she's already dead, and Zen seems like a logical candidate for an actual still-living casualty. And yeah, Clovis wants revenge on Natani and Zen for what he sees as their part in his humiliating transformation. I wouldn't be surprised if Clovis plans to try to track down Natani personally after he gets Brutus and the others out of the dungeon, unless he thinks he can do that later and there's not time now. (And if he wants to torture Natani, there would be few ways to do so more effective than killing Zen...)TheMasterOfOats wrote: ↑Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:24 am Third: aw, Clovis and Zen are on a nickname basis. How sweet. Too bad Zen’s not a major enough character to keep alive but enough of a heartthrob for both characters and fans that killing him off would still hurt but wouldn’t turn people off the comic. How do I justify this? One, Zen “left a lot of loose ends at the guild” according to Carver, one of which may have something to do with Clovis’... erm... bosom. Perhaps Clovis wants revenge. Secondly, Tom just proved that Natani can completely function sans Zen, which opens up one lovely opportunity for axing an extraneous character. I do wonder why Clovis didn’t say anything about Natani, especially since Carver said that Clovis “has special plans for her”. Plans probably meaning abuse her then kill her for fun.