There's an old martial arts RPG I remember which had skin-hardening techniques with gravel or sand or whatnot used to abuse the body to toughen it. Same sort of idea...
You'd think they'd be mad at the driver of some runaway truck which crashed into their particular dimension.
Or are they going to go back to speaking legalese once things settle down somewhat?
If you can't drop rhetorical pretenses in the face of a massive gasoline-powered explosion, when?
And again, they're lawyers in a fantastical realm. They'd likely realize that there's some precedent for runaway explosive vehicles with mystic threats crashing through dimensions. I'm seeing some sort of mash-up of "Speed" and "Harry Potter" and "Sliders" here. 'Course, I only watched an episode or two of "Sliders," so the analogy may collapse a little. I'd rather have the analogy collapse than watch more "Sliders," though.
You're doing pretty well, Lich. Explaining plot concepts away without giving anything away. How do you do it? ;)
As for me, well sometimes I just don't "get" the switch-over from established character behaviour too quickly. I wonder if there's an in-strip way of going "OOC" or Out Of Character?
OOC - Well, if I'd established an "Office"-style documentary conceit, there could always have been interviews off-camera... but tough to shoe-horn in a stylistic shift like that right now.
As for not giving things away... I teach. The number of times I have to answer questions without giving away the answer, you gain some skills.