1) HUZZAH! Rayek! 2) Is he THAT emotionally invested in The Buckle that he's made a replacement from rags? 3) Knightbird said: "The long flowing black hair was to much of Winnie." Rayek's had long, flowing black hair since, well, always, actually. It just got a little longer in the 7 years between "Fire and Flight" and the first Palace War. It's funny that you make the connection between Rayek's hair and Winnowill, just like Suntop and Ember back in the Go-Back Lodge. However, I just don't get it. Lots of people - including many of the Sunfolk - have long, black hair. It doesn't mean anything!