- The introduction of Dex
- The return of Dex
- The observation of Dex
- The time of Dex
- The lack of Dex

Give yourself as many cookies as you damn well please if you saw this coming.

I have a nickname for Eric: Eric the Red Herring. That's why, in the previous comic's commentary, I went out of my way to make the first letters of the first four paragraphs after the links "R-E-D-H". Okay, technically the "H" was in a headline, but whatever.

Incidentally, I'm not going to make a habit of that sort of Easter Egg hint, so you don't need to start keeping an eye out for them.

Anyway, given a general lack of specific suspects and what went down in Eric's first appearance, I was deliberately setting him up as the most likely candidate for being the summoner.