While it's true that Miranda already hurt Ara with an arcane explosion in the comic a few days ago, this is a much bigger explosion that she's triggering with her fiery construct. Big enough to seriously damage the Sanctum and give King David Johann a moment of pause, anyway.
I'm behind on my emails again!
I'm going to do my best to catch up again this week. If you sent me an email regarding the comic's tenth anniversary and/or my decision to bring it to an end before or during May 2013, please rest assured that even though I may not be able to reply to each and every one of them, I read them all and I cannot express my gratitude enough for your love and support over this past decade.
And finally, going back to giant explosions, last night was the first clear night in weeks so I was able to break out my telescope and do some stargazing! A cloudy day prevented me from seeing the once-in-our-lifetime transit of Venus, but the whole event (which I watched online) had me itching to stargaze once more. So I broke out the 'scope and, despite urban light pollution, managed to spot the M5 globular cluster for the first time. I tell you, magic and high fantasy is wondrous and inspiring, but so are the vistas of time and space above us every single night. Do yourself a favor and look up on clear nights if you can. You won't regret it.
That's all from me for now.