The Fish & Wildlife mage is a cameo of Velin, an OC belonging to a Kickstarter backer. One of their other rewards was a full-body illustration of his Leif & Thorn in-universe design.
Kahu: Wow . . . that’s a remarkable response from your department.
Dex: Oh, you’re too kind.
Dex (narrating): We can only hope the actual department lives up to expectations.
Clearly, calling them in was the right move . . .
Local security was either terribly incompetent, or actively taking bribes to look the other way . . .
But these folks’ training might not be able to keep up with the precedent set by “spelltech-enhanced secret agent/spy/dark magical girl specialist/grey-hat hacker.”
I do hope the mage isn’t giving them too much trouble.