That's an overly elaborate way of saying "YOU KIDS ARE BAIT".
Click on them children, Malhart, you have been randomly chosen by the empire for a free tour around the most secret military/research installations!
This would be an excellent time for betraying the Empire.
@MatthewTheLucky - Seconded.
Unless, of course, Malhart is also evil.
Mr. Kimberly is the target.
Ah yes, using children to advance morally dubious goals. Glad to see the Empire is maintaining the standard of morality we've come to expect of empires...
There's obviously room for more than two children to be briefed, so... separate situation solutions for each group?
@MatthewTheLucky: Yes, Marble's well placed to pick the magic sprogs off two at a time. :( I'm not worried though, she doesn't seems to be hostile.
I was gonna say Noah doesn't look too on board in the last panel but then I remembered that's just how he always looks
I have followed this webcomic since the first noah pages, and the story still hasn't slowed down. there is always something new this comic brings