eQ: SHARDs #5 is part of a trilogy, the first called "HAND", the second called "HEAD", and the third called "HEART".
In this issue, one Preserver, two veteran Wolfriders, and two wolves are snuffed out by the demoniacsal How-Unds. These beasts can climb walls with demon-tendrills, and can read the thoughts of rebellion against the Grohmul Djun. They are savage and resilient. During the battle, blows are exchanged, but after a while, one How-Und dies and the other returns to VenoVel for recuperation.
Forbidden Romance: Half-Troll & Elf
In ElfQuest: Shards #3 falls Venka and is badly hurt, but Two-Edge rescued her and brought her to his lair. While he has hidden her and nurses Venka back to health, Two-Edge begins to fall in love.