Okay, to be fair, Britomart is pretty cold in her assessment of Kane. But that’s not an unfair summation of the situation as she perceives it. Ali hears that ‘realllly’ and knows what’s up, and it is pretty clear that he is moving not out of concern for Ronni, but for the golden girl paladin.
After all, he knows what Ronni is capable of should she decide to use her powers. So once again he moves to shut Ronni down and get her to diminish herself, but she’s had a very, VERY long day, and with that one sentence and a brushing aside of the hand, Ali knows he’s not going to stop her this time.
Karloff the Doomguide- the grim reaper there- knows it and calls it with one word when he sees it. He knows danger is imminent and he is calling the party’s attention to it.
A duel. A matter of honor settled through contest of arms. Ronni may not know what’s going on around here, and she may not have a grasp of the local physics, but she understands the holy warrior won’t pass up the chance to kick the ‘normal’ gal’s ass if she challenges her. It’s a pretty linear line of logic for Ronni that cuts to the heart of the brewing conflict between her and Britomart, and she decides to settle it all in one challenge.
One that will establish just who is who, and who is not planning to get pushed around anymore…