In Portal Park, Abner Washboard stands before some casters and is dramatically gesturing to the massed Predictamancers, Parson, and the Great Minds. Phillip cups a hand to his mouth and yells merrily towards Abner. There's a caster in a ball cap leaning in.  A short squat witch. There's a Caster in a yellow coat and hat. A short caster with a crown. A tall female with bunny ears.
Abner Washboard: So it's the Thinkamancers that are to blame for him. They're protecting him, and lying about what he really is!
And right now, they are negotiating a deal to let the warlord pass through the portal!
Phillip: Yes they are!