I like the rising player conflicts. I was afraid they would never happen!
Eslana seems very dedicated, but that dedication also seems to make her short-sighted in some ways. She's an interesting character.
Thum seems to put honor and glory above mercy, and dislikes people who think otherwise. Just as interesting.
Good job guys!
I hope either Backbiter or RusticOnion get to posting soon. I'm itching to continue the battle.