Our stalwart protagonist learns a little more about who he is and what happened to him, and learns a whole lot about his new superior, Cal, and what caused his terrible injury. The elemental family has a lot of skeletons in the closet, however, and one of them might very soon cause Fern some SERIOUS problems. This issue of Grayling contains 43 pages of the comic plus 9 pages of supplemental material, including art by the author, art by fans, and an article about neccos.
In so many stories about fantasy worlds, the protagonist encounters some ancient gods who have been locked away for zillions of years, and possess incredible wisdom. They are usually reserved, grave, dignified, and powerful. They point the protagonist in the right direction and aid him in every way they can, which is usually not so very much. They vaguely recall massive wars and squabbles with each other that stretched over hundreds of years and impacted the lives of mortals worldwide. Their histories, and their motives, are mysterious. Grayling is a story about a few such gods and how they got that way.