Just to clear up any confusion about Mari, since a) it probably won’t be mentioned in the strip, and b) people have been conjecturing about her: Mari is a full-blooded elf even though her ears are no bigger than Jaine’s. Elves, like all other humanoids, have two things that continue to grow after adolescence: their ears and nose. This is true in the real world – your ears and nose keep growing. Since Elves have much longer lifespans, they have more time for their ears to grow. ‘Nuff said.