This Comic's Cast:

One could wonder how "recently" the rat exploded. If it's been there a long time, that's an even ickier job to perform.

I would have assumed a clean lab would conduct magic better. Less chance of stray magics impeding a spell you're trying to cast. But what do I know? I'm only the writer.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.