in west's stuff when he comes back from cresnov, there's this thing with 9 tassels:
upon rereading parts of the comic, i realized that it's one of these things that the cresnovian kids are wearing in the snofty page:
they're worn with 1 tassel behind, and 8 in front, kept together with a slide, similar to the slides found on boy scout neckerchiefs.
i believe this may be a piece of traditional cresnovian wear involved in some coming-of-age ritual.
i realized while reading through again, that hoko's wearing one of them as well:
hoko's probably actually a cresnovian, and given that Zules is keeping further info about them a secret, i believe that our protagonists will eventually meet up with them, possibly in cresnov, possibly in act 2. ~axel
So after seeing Tamara's read logs, I remember there are some physical antagonists as well. Lupe and Dolores! Dzuna told them that Evey is still the King of Pain. I feel like Amber and Evey are gonna be doing some heroic stuff and Lupe's gonna show up and try to murder Evey again or just kidnap.... Either ways Lupe is coming back one way or another and not as a friend this time.