I took me a moment to realize what was happening. When I did I had a bit of a 'oh shit' moment. This is incredibly powerful, especially from the mage's perspective.
The woman running with her baby is especially powerful, at least to me. I'm a mother and I would do anything to protect my child. Putting myself in her shoes, I can imagine how terrified she must feel.
And in one image the extreme injustice of the mage's situation is perfectly pictured.(And this comes from a quasi-Templar supporter.
I see the fur pauldrons are an essential part of the moody rebel mage persona.
Desperate for survivor the mage uses blood magic