The reasons being the result of a twitter conversation between ThornDracorn (on FA) and Masonc1.
Masonc1 then lists possible situations for ThornDracorn and I just go and have at it.
This is the second image of the shenanigans.
And yes, I realize there is some ambiguity on whether Thorn was turned into the stack of food or if Hif just assembled his very own Thorn out of food because of reasons. Who knows! ;)