[Long description: As a last-ditch effort, the ashrunner points a shaky finger at the banner on their back. The Librarian turns their head to look.
The R.A. explains: “They display them whenever they need to say, ‘Hey! Don’t hurt me! … I’m not the enemy.’”
The ashrunner dangles perilously in the air, for a moment. The beast loses interest in them and lets go. The ashrunner drops to their knees. As they catch their breath, the beast begins their ponderous march towards the distant smoke.]