The ambassador tries to get a friendlier clan to get Þrym, Ellen and Toad for him. Believe me, it's the least troublesome solution.
Holy smokes, you did a great job with that first panel!
Public relations and diplomacy with soldiers sounds perfectly logical when dealing with Orcs =)
Thanks, my effort toward drawing better background art might be beginning to show! At times. :p
My comment below hints of it: the soldiers aren't really needed when dealing with this one clan. But since the murderers they're looking for live somewhere else, obviously that won't be their only stop.
I don't think an author should say this, but I need it out of my system: there are many pages in this scene that I don't like. Like this one. They have to be there to connect the rest together, but I couldn't make them without there remaining something *wrong* with them.
Weg comes off as... I'm not sure, but not as I mean him.
He's a character who defines himself by his leadership. He's an agent to his purpose first, and a man second. He spends most of his free time wondering what would be the best plan to make his clan more powerful, and did so since childhood. Does being all friendly and polite with the ambassador humiliate him in any way? Doesn't matter, his clan needs smooth relations with the humans in the short term, and his whole identity revolves around being the guy who'll provide whatever his clan needs.
I feel like some self-sacrifice would be needed in his line of work, and seeing how other orcs respect him, he shows his leadership through his ability to do what others probably don't want to, like negotiate with ambassadors.
To be honest, his willingness to be friendly to the ambassador in the short term to better the long term of his clan makes him an interesting character!
Thanks. What I'm hoping is making it make more sense without an author's note to explain it all.