So, I'm really hoping that this explains the definition of that AWFUL word Lyra used well enough. This comic is supposed to be an exercise in storytelling for me, and my first priority is to completely avoid characters explaining to you, the audience, what things mean. In some cases, it's unavoidable and has to be done for the sake of time, but I really hate doing it.
And yet, that's exactly what we're about to do in two pages. I'm so sorry.