The first time we saw the king and his hapless lackey he was asking for an update, too. Now we see the king again... only this is the last time we're going to see that other guy. At least in one piece. There's a lot of him on the wall there.
Funny bit of (useless) trivia about the king. I drew him to resemble my best friend, Dave, who at one time sported a very dashing chin-strap beard. Dave no longer has any facial hair, but I recently chopped all my hair off (which I do every few years when I get bored). Prior to that I tried to grow a beard in November, but my ill-fated "Novembeard" had to be modified because my wife didn't like my moustache going up her nose when I kissed her. So I shaved only the moustache, effectively giving myself a chin-strap beard. I didn't realize it at the time, but I now resemble my own comic's most dangerous villain more than Dave does.
I guess I really am my own worst enemy.
That's all from me for now.