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I had that near same light from panel 5 in a previous house.
I wonder if Raharrs find going down stairs difficult with their back facing ankles. I imagine they would have to keep their lower legs very straight as they come down. It's likely make all the worse by them being larger than humans and probably needing wider stairs to begin with.
The other option they have is to go completely public themselves. Live stream or figure out a way to encourage one or more camera crews to the same location and let Gharr talk it out. Doesn't mean the military might not arrest them all but at the very least everyone across the country/world is going to be aware and chasing the authorities for updates on their situation... Of course, this is all in the idea of their perspective of a military thats out to get them.
The other problem with that scenario is if Gharr is still intending to hold to the laws on contact and minimise disclosure of himself and the alliance.
Well, the alternative is to descend like us humans do with ladders - backwards.
We did see a Raharrian outside stair with a rather human-ish inclination in the center panel of page 167, though. (No, I did not look through all the pages showing the interior of their spacecraft. The matriarch might well have insisted on her hall having one, for the occasional showy entrance, but then it wouldn't be sized for Raharr use, either.)
I see stairs in the control room but when I found a panel with Zane coming down them they seem quite large and possibly more shallow between each step than human steps would normally be.
I can certainly see how they can use stairs by simply keeping the lower leg straight. It just seems like it would be more awkward. Larger steps with less drop between them like those in the control centre seem built for the Raharr though. Similar to how all the chairs have an off-centre connection between base and back to allow for tails.
I can see them using ramp slopes. The backwards lean of their lower legs and wide toes could make them easy to descend.
Now that I've had a moment ...
... you're referring to page 83, I suppose?
IMHO that pair of stairs - depicted rather often - has fluctuated a bit between "perfectly human pitch" (e.g., page 7) and "a bit more gentle" (48), as well as between "human tread depth" (83) and "looks adapted to Raharr step length, but not more" (82 1st panel). They consistently have humans' preferred number of eight steps in a row, though. It's the pair of stairs in the center panel of p. 82 that has a much lower inclination ...