- Ok, majority of issues rules: Zarrgon's name is actually Sarrgon.
- The Evil One talks in a more modern way, like the wizards of the Age of Wizard Kings, but unlike most denizens of Skartaris (and unlike his speech patterns as Craetur).
- Mariah and Machiste return after after being absent from the series since issue #41.
This issue is the culmination of a number of plot elements. We're still getting the origin of the Evil One, who issue #31 suggested might have precipitated the end of the Age of Wizard Kings.
I'll save the rest of my comments for my review of the issue's second half.