This and the next two pages are some of the most defining moments of this entire comic. For Nima, our story’s narrator, this is the exact moment when everything changes for him personally. He hardly speaks throughout this entire chapter and when he does, it’s broken; questions and confusion and helplessly taking in the sights around him. He sees his injured master, the fallen friends and colleagues and brethren, the smoke and explosions in the distance – and at last, it’s finally sunk in. The things he thought were constant are quickly crumbling; nothing will ever be the same again.