Just noticed that the Lunar’s armour and blades are iron, is that so? How come?
Jar-Eel’s armor is iron. If you notice, the armor and weapons of the Bloodspillers is lighter and more blueish, because it’s enchanted silver. Beat-Pot’s cleaver has also been coated and enchanted with silver to signify his new status as leader of the cult.
What kind of tool was Beat-Pot’s original weapon? An agricultural implement? Is the form of this new blade meant to reflect that?
His weapon can be seen on some of the previous pages – it’s a giant bronze…thing, that was used as a cleaver for chopping off huge pieces of meat. Rumors say that it was originally a giant’s cleaver that somehow found its way into the kitchen where Beat-Pot worked. The weapon is still the same in this page, it’s only been coated with magical silver.
That big a cleaver can only be used to chop a certain kind of meat. I think I like the story of Beat-Pot smuggling it into the kitchen And now that I think of it, what is Lunar cuisine like? What would Beat-Pot usually cook?
Well, he would mostly cook Beets, which is where the nickname the Lunars use when they mock him (Beet Pot) comes from. You can see him peeling and chopping a whole mound of them at the beginning of the chapter.
Is the silver plating cosmetic, or does it add any improvements to the weapon?
The silver is enchanted. Silver is the metal associated with the Moon, so this will now allow Beat-Pot to perform Lunar war magics using his own blade, instead of having to use moon swords or sabers like the rest of the Bloodspillers.