It’s been almost exactly a year since the last page where we saw Lightning. (And he’s exactly as bad off now as he was then, poor guy.)

Kara Lynn: If my outfit can include any material . . . let’s put on something phosphorescent.

Blake: How did they get through here?

Walker: Either that girl or her Being are cleverer than they sound. Follow them in. I’ll be down as soon as I can. If you find them, here’s what you say . . .

Jany: Smart thinking, the light idea. Oi there! I’m Jany, and this is Kara Lynn! Who’re you? Would you look at that bolt . . . ?

Lightning: H-hello? I’m the Bearded Vulture. But my Master calls me Lightning. Do you know where he is? Can you call him, please?