So you do know that part of the mythos surrounding penanggalans is that they keep massive stores of vinegar, right? Vinegar seems to feature heavily in the stories, though the role it plays varies from story to story. :) I figured they'd have vats of vinegar big enough to shove a grown man into.
Nic is very determined to not be the last one standing. It's just an attempt at defying his owner. He'll be punished for this later.
Two more pages to go, then the next chapter of 5ideways, also known as "the chapter that actually answers questions instead of raising more questions."