I know the schedule hasn’t been ideal during the hiatus, but the next page will also be delayed due to family emergency.
“Dante had described WRATH and VENGEANCE as a “LOVE OF JUSTICE perverted to REVENGE and SPITE”. It is symbolized by the bear and the color RED.”
Now if TVTropes is right, Solstice was a Colonel, which is right before you become a general officer in a REAL Army, and Authority Equals Asskicking holds true in this universe… There are a lot of people in for a lot of hurt in the future…
I KNEW IT!!!
I KNEW I WAS RIGHT TO SUSPECT THE ARMY-CREATOR!!!!
…Hrrm. So that makes me wonder- what color would she link to the most…?
Green…Maybe, seems kind of like her strongest motivation. Biiiit iffy in terms of how often she lets her emotions do the thinking for her but we will see.
Red-She acts like this, and she maybe gets how to do red RIGHT as opposed to what most people think of when it comes to Red which is Laws first, People second, which Red could desperately use-someone personable to rally behind and wipe away the ‘Red is Red’ stigma…
Blue…I dunno. Again, a possibility but I question if Solstice is properly…Balanced, I guess you could say? Like she could make this work but I question if she’s stable enough? I feel like I have the least of a handle on Blue despite the amount of focus on Blue-aligned individuals like Victor or possibly the princess (Soon to be Queen assuming she’s not killed I suppose.)
Wow. I practically took out the guess work and people are still trying to identify with what branch Sol aligns herself with most? I don’t know what to say.
Also, HAH! HAHAHAHA! I LAUGH MANIACALLY TO YOUR COMMENT, SIR! It amuses me so!
I must have overlooked the red note in your comment…
But looking back, it occurs to me of all the council, Solstice’s powers have been given the most screentime and attention.
Like…We know Phylo is important, but Solstice is the one doing ridiculous powerstuff everywhere.
I don’t know what powers you’re talking about but I guess I can sort of answer some things.
I think the most obvious answer to most of that is because the power Solstice holds very integral to her as a person. Both her political authority and her Golemancy go hand in hand because that’s how she controls various things bureaucratically, socially and personally. She made Colonel at an abnormally young age (her appearance hasn’t changed much from her early teens) and she wouldn’t have been able to do that without being brutally efficient and reliable. Even after she abandoned her very successful military career, she STILL ended up on top as a Councilor and fairly wealthy from being dragged out of the slums with nothing to her name and no family ties…
Truth be told: Solstice’s position is worse than an abnormality. There were and are people who WANT her in power. There are people out there who want to hand it to her like candy, and it can easily be cause for alarm. Certain power hungry and high-profile people watch her very closely.
As for why she has a lot of focus, this is because you can’t really have Kevin around WITHOUT having Solstice around. The majority of his life REVOLVES around Solstice. They’re a package. He’s spent most of his years responding to things that she has done and what people do revolving her and most of his motivation for things is because of Solstice’s status as an abnormality. She’s not just a random girl he met on the street anymore. Solstice’s practically a resource and commodity that certain people have INVESTED IN. To have her on your side is a great and terrible thing and someone has to keep everything in check, including Solstice herself.
Solstice’s magical abilities are almost an extension of that. She can monitor and manage multiple areas at one time. There aren’t any visual indicators to show she’s using magic it and it doesn’t seem to make a noise. She can see in the dark and be in places people wouldn’t think to find her. There don’t seem to be any real limitations to it’s application other than covering everything in Leystone. Golems don’t have emotions so they don’t feel fear and only single-mindedly follow orders.
Solstice herself doesn’t seem to abuse her position, is amicable enough and highly knowledgeable of all things both in the military and in general politics. She doesn’t even try to draw attention to herself and it’s surprising when she does.
She’s the perfect person to quietly take down an organization from the inside…
But she hasn’t…
There’s an idea to chew on.
Or to put all of that another way… the backstory of Thal’nasia is told through the backstories of the council. Solstice gets a lot of focus because her story is one of more complex ones with plot twists and secrets. But also the one that sets the foundation for the largest number of plot points that are still relevant in the present.
Kevin’s story is linked to Solstice’s by it’s very nature as getting way too involved in her life IS his story.
But Phylo and Roni do have their own tales to be told. Especially Phylo. Roni has stuff that is interesting but I have doubts about it’s relevancy.
But the fact of the matter is, there’s part of me that thinks the story of what happened after the war would make one hell of a story as a stand alone project rather than just backstory to the comic.
…sounds like red
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