I don’t have all of my old drafts any more, since I tend to rewrite on the page, but I’m fairly confident there was an entire chapter that had to be rewritten and paced around Tisl’s unwillingness to apologize. And it’s chapter 4, so it’s one of those things that I had to figure out when I could even have it come up in a conversation without it sounding lore dumpy.

As another example, that I have not been able to figure out how to have come up naturally in conversation, and will be unlikely to find one: Tisl doesn’t have teeth. Just two solid blocks of wood in her mouth to help her pronounce things. I used to draw the solid row a lot before deciding on this being a necessary detail for Tisl.