Taddin is a bit upset with the girls bickering. As a Warlord, he is trained in leading armies and working out battle tactics. Even though he is out of the military (for reasons that will be explained later), he is still following his discipline. He knows how soon the tide of battle can turn against you if people don't work together in a fight.
Still using Manga Studio EX. I played with the settings a bit and cleaned up the art. I should start using a smaller pen for the backgrounds, it would help the characters stand out more.
Manga Studio has a lot of great textures and images that can be used to add detail to the art. I was using some textures in my old comic (http://www.dungeonwarden.com) when I was using Manga Studio before and I'll try to get back into using then again. Next time the scene changes or a new character appears, I'll think about using textures to improve the art. I have the tools, I might as well use them.
The coloring will all be done in Photoshop because MS EX doesn't do colors very well. Manga doesn't use color (except for special pages and covers) so color is more of a secondary concern for the programers. The tools are there but Photoshop is much easier to use.