It's entirely possible George is just suggesting Larry the Bard handle questioning because Larry's high charisma might be good for that, but I wouldn't bet on it.
I hadn't originally written the bit about the mask, but writing this in 2022, this character being out and about with a cold just made me want to give him a mask.
And it's MY comic, so... I did.
Once again, I'm curious if this is a spell one might actually have in most Tabletop RPGs (particularly at a low level). It seems overpowered (narratively, if nothing else), but so does throwing around magic fireballs, so your guess is as good as mine.