Pariel’s Sharen character Nona’brail. She was spared the high heel shoes originaly designed for her. Else i don’t think she’d have arrived to the battlefield.
thursday: Nidek’nil Sharen
friday: Bast’s naga lady
Saturday: Catch up on work.
Monday: Summoner page 5
Tuesday: Durlyn’s Haloween special
Wednesday: Gem76′s Path to power group
About today’s page where Abireo is being assaulted by demons. It’s a good exemple of the effects we can do to strengthen a page impact with minimal addition to the workload. Abi’s dire moment where her life and death hang on a thread is a good time to talk about the issue of cameo mortality. Out of the 30 cameo for this chapter, only about halves spoke up on whether their character is allowed to die. The other half didn’t say they wanted the character not to die, they just didn’t answer the question.With a chapter filled with combat, i need some flexibility. To maim, injure, kill, taint. Else it’d be a constant exchange of blows with nothing ever progressing.
Because of this, be aware as a reader or a sponsor, that all characters can be maimed, injured, tainted, imprisoned. If you are one of the sponsor who asked for their character to be immortal, note that it’ll just be this : they won’t die on screen. Like Madea and Rune sharen from the Nuqranh civil war arc ; forsaken on the airship taken by the enemy. Did he survive? Did he get prisoner? Did he turn traitor in a desperate hope to save his love? Did he get pushed overboard above a desert to die of thirst with 49 broken bones? Only the sponsor can choose since i didn’t have permission to kill him.
Moonless age is not a story about a character. It’s about a people. Some characters are archetype of their people. The Vloz’ress was made from Kiel. Illhardro from Kyonne. Beldrobbaen from Naal’suul. To name only a few. Because they are archetype, and because they have a built history with a path that give an interesting angle upon the story events, they are often used. But in no way is any of them the “main character” of the story. That include Ariel. In the original 2001-2002version she was but then, that wasn’t “moonless age”, it was a different comic that got deleted. Ariel may die before the end of the story. So does Kiel. chirinide. Chrys’tel. Kyo’nne. As long as the story progress, that’s what matter.
What is the purpose of the current dozens of pages of fighting? It’s not for the sake of action scenes i can assure you. I’ve cut and i will cut out actions scenes where the result is garanteed and where there is no purpose that would progress the story. In this case, it’s an exposition on how bad clan strifes moved to open warfare. How’s life for the people stuck in between, and for the people who are stuck fighting in it. How law and clean way to fight are being pushed aside , progressively getting worse, in order to get their goal. Only with this will the story afterward have it’s proper impact.
When this chapter is done, there will be a recap of everyone status. The deads, the injured, the survivors.