I’ve written before that hyle is just a pretentious way of saying “reality”. Personally I pronounce is something like “hai-yun” but that’s because I originally always saw it written as ὕλη and I know almost nothing about how to pronounce ancient Greek.

Nathan’s staff isn’t entirely unique – things like it exist – but are not so common that most people would have actually seen one. If it’s accurate to call it an “artifact”, well… maybe, maybe not 🙂 .

Also, holy crap people, we hit 20 Patreons; that’s pretty incredible. I can’t say thanks enough to everyone that’s supported it that way. Maybe I’ll try to update the vote incentive or something as celebration – no promises yet. We’ve managed to claw back to a 1 comic buffer, but it’s a perilous state.