I love the look on Rune’s face in the first panel. This is not the life he wants, and he expects this choice will get him killed, but he is resigned to his fate.

Then, BOOM, everything changes! This graphic novel loosely follows a three-act structure. To quote Wikipedia: “The first act¬†is usually used for¬†exposition, to establish the main characters, their relationships and the world they live in. Later in the first act, a dynamic, on-screen incident occurs that confronts the main character (the protagonist), whose attempts to deal with this incident lead to a second and more dramatic situation, known as the first turning point, which (a) signals the end of the first act, (b) ensures life will never be the same again for the protagonist and (c) raises a dramatic question that will be answered in the climax of the film.”

Arklomene’s curse on Rune is the incident that drives us into Act two.