Haley restores her old haircut and the group rushes to meet Tarquin for the parade.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Blackwing ◀ ▶
- Tarquin ◀ ▶
- Polozius ◀ ▶
- Empress of Blood ◀ ▶
- Gourntonk ◀ ▶
- Eighteen Soldiers of the Empire of Blood
- A Crowd of People
- Panel 1
Elan: Oh man! We gotta run or my dad wil be mad!
Haley: Hold on, I need to take care of all this extra hair, or I'll be tripping on it all night.
- Panel 2
Haley binds her hair in her customary pony tail.
- Panel 3
Haley cuts her hair in the old shape, "shrnk! shrnk! shrnk! shrnk!"
- Panel 4
A single hair escapes the binding, "floop."
- Panel 5
Haley: Darn it! How do I always manage to miss that one hair?!?
Elan: I think you look perfect, Haley.
Haley: And I think you blew your saving throw vs. bias, Elan...but thanks.
- Panel 6
Vaarsuvius: Master Thundershield has indicated that he will arrive at the evening's procession on his own.
Haley: Good, let's hurry.
- Panel 7
Elan, Haley, and Vaarsuvius rush to a grandstand surrounded by soldiers and a crowd of people.
- Panel 8
Elan: Hey, uh' Elf Amassador Person. Which way to where my dad is waiting?
Polozius directs Elan pointing upstairs
- Panel 9
Blackwing: Hey, was that elf glaring at you?
Vaarsuvius: Now is not the time.
Tarquin: Elan! Haley! I'm glad you were able to tear yourselves away from yourselves for a little while.
Elan: Hi, Dad.
Durkon: Lass! Yer hair! Thor must've smiled upon ye!
- Panel 10
Haley: No, I just found a hair restoration potion in the spa.
Durkon: I've been bald fer forty years.
Durkon: Thor. Smiled. Upon. Ye.
- Panel 11
Gourntonk: General, I must insist on speaking with your mistress. I have sensitive information for her ear-holes only.
Tarquin: The Empress is arriving presently, Ambassador. Look up.
- Panel 12
Empress, fatter than ever, flies over the tower.
Empress: I am here! I am your ruler! Look at me!
Empress: I am cool, but I am also very warm!
- Panel 13
Elan: She can FLY???
Tarquin: Quite a stumper, isn't it?
Vaarsuvius: I should avoid casting any spells tonight, if only to give the laws of physics time to cry alone in the corner.
Empress: If anyone needs me, I will be up here on my throne, being awesome!
- Haley is always drawn with one hair out of place.
- This is a first of several times Polozius glares at Vaarsuvius for some reason. It foreshadows the reveal of his true identity in "Also, His Popularity Has Waned".