Working on the last page(142) of that very long chapter. Which mean we’ve working on this chapter for 7 months! Holy shit. Well, it’s about to be wrapped up and that little fantasy world is going to be changed from that chapter onward. One thing is Sarv, one of the main antagonist since the prologue and instigator of a lot of shit that is going on, is now dead.
Honestly i’d have added 1 more page to this chapter. To bruise up Sarv and Quain both. Get Sarv slapped a few more time. Quain to get a few more rock to the face, dent her armor more. Make it feel like they’ve been at it for a lot longer! It’d be more meaningful for these old antagonist. But, i’m out of time. The deadline for this chapter is for me to wrap it up this friday. Next week we will be too busy moving in our new home to do anything else.
Sarv, second daughter of Diva got her due, a blade to the head.
She used to be regal back in the first chapter. Back when Sharen could hold big dinner and they could be pretentious enough to exile someone with only being being their attitude.
She used to be a major threat to the Sarghress advance. After all she’s the one who lead the black sun into Chel, increased the Sharen forces with this and the slaves recruitement to a number big enough to halt the Sarghress all together. Gave them a long trench warfare to dig through.
Even setup some fake figurehead to keep the Beldrobbaen in an alliance that’d cut the sarghress held territories into two. Maybe that plan wasn’t the best thought of, especially when trusting a certain imperial guard whose loyalty is kind of fuzzy. In the end Kiel desire to be a hero ended that alliance. Now Kiel lost her home, and perhaps her clan all together , so karma is a bitch.
Then things fell appart. She had to retreat from Quain’tana second legion coming the long way around to destroy her makeshift colony, her black sun base, her exit point to the surface which concidently was a city by itself. Sure we’ve only shown only a few panels of this but losing an entire city had got to be painful. In the end she made her stand with her daughters before the dome, the traditional seat of power in Chel. And got her ass kicked by her own revenge seeking niece.
Then begun the siege of the dome. She fell pretty low then, i remember commenting that she hit the bottom of the barrel at that point. There wasn’t hope for a come back at this point, she had regrets for her actions and wished her mother back. Didn’t happen. She disappeard, rescued by the same questionable imperial guard.
They found refuge near the Sharen home to watch the Sarghress advance against the alliance from the west that had just arrived. It was bound to be epic, and Sarv had pretty much nothing left but her life to change things. That’s when she got offered the blade. A poisoned one, that Nirnaya just happened to have.
With the whole victory and dashed hope that Zala would stand against the sarghress attackers , she made her challenge. And failed, because of her own sister. Betrayal really bited back hard for that character. But then she betrayed first. Everything that came after was just consequence of her own actions.
Or is it. After all Snadhya was the one leading those three backstabbing sister. Sarv tried to save her clan after their mother died , while all her sisters tried very hard to see that the old sharen clan wouldn’t survive. Sillice is out for revenge, Nishikanta ended up breaking free, Zala is willing to sacrifice the sharen legacy for the sake of coming on top, and Snadhya, well Snadhya, she does a lot of things. Some obvious, some not so much. Still hurted though, as i bet Sarv was hoping her elder sister would come to the rescue at some point.
So there you go, years of Sarv in a nutshell!