“I may or may not have an elf extra for any given situation that could conceivably be put anywhere. If not, I could totally make one up.”
Tis true, I could.
I’ve had this running list of questions sitting around for a long time in case another hiatus came up. In this case, I ended up cherry picking some and drawing them out with relevant answers from relevant characters.
On top of that, I do have various pieces of art of areas around Thal’nasia. These are just the ones that have colors roughly blocked in. Thanks to rocjawcypher, you get to see some of it. (It’s what you get for asking the right questions.)
And these characters have neat powers and some of them have names and backstories… Too bad you’ll never see them in the main comic because they’re all background fluff and props designed to fill out the population of a magical society. Just bask in the glory that is their concept sketches. It’s all you’ll see of them unless it’s some place away from the main plot of Suppression but still close to Thal’nasia.
we have stories about alligator in our sewer systems, what lurks in the thalnasian sewer system? or what kind of urban legends exist?
Smash Golem seems inefficent. I’d say having a team of smaller golems with bladed weapons are a more efficent use, although solstice making a single giant “Refueling” golem to make rounds and re-charge other golems with itself seems like a good idea instead of manually remaking them.
That would be like a huge loop that feeds itself if you think about it hard enough.
It’s just a giant computer being fueled by a power source in the form of mana which governs life. And the trend with Golemancers are that they’re people who can bend those rules rather easily through the use of crazy loopholes…
Hunh, right. Bigger something is the more energy it takes to move it…Still,
40-60 golems if micromanaged, 120 if left on a sort of auto…That’s lots of golems.
Good count Solstice!
*looks at flying elves*
There is no way they don’t have a ton of fun doing their jobs. I mean, look at them! That one guy looks like he’s ridding on an invisible slide!
He’s actually kid who has a pocket watch that creates roads of mana to stand on. So you’re right in the sense he can make mana slides when making deliveries from high up in Central Tower down to Residential/Rings Three-Four. His older siblings are a bit more serious but they certainly had their time when they were kids to have fun flying around the city. He’s the youngest out of four siblings and dyes his hair red because his older sister can dye hers purple. 😛
All of the mail carriers are all from the same family. The one in the Green uniform is a military Specialist who works as a messenger and field scout. She dyes her hair bright purple and pink and works as a DJ in the evening when off duty. She’s the one that makes all the deliveries that are headed to Central Tower (minus packages and large shipments) and is the second youngest.
The other two are the eldest and often tackle deliveries the other two can’t. The umbrella user usually deals with Ring Three since the people there can be very particular and picky. The older brother delivers heavy packages with a staff that can make things float.
Their parents are in Central and sort mail for their children to deliver throughout the day.
Since Thal’nasia don’t really have telecommunication or anything similar to cellphones or the internet, the elves still communicate frequently via letters so these guys are often seen around town making frequent deliveries. Otherwise, most elves just physically meet up. The city isn’t CRAZY huge, so it’s not hard to arrange for meetings in a plaza, a Portal Hub or in Ring Two.
Yeah, late comment and all but would I be right in thinking that Solstice’s golem power is based somewhat on that supporting cast’s supporting cast has a supporting cast?
(In effect, Yukitty’s habit of making sooo many characters translated into a character that can create armies as a power)
And now I wanna see poke-pinecones in action, how does her power differ from Solstice in functionality? She’s gotta be a summoner-ish type but beyond that…Hrrm.
It’s just an unintentional side effect of trying to translate her rather abstract abilities into something more tangible in the comic. On the other hand, it lines up very well with how I didn’t interact with other children growing up. Instead, I would interact with imaginary friends because I moved often. I didn’t make friends as I would frequently lose them and I was often lonely as an only child. It kind of lines up with a couple of rules I always keep in mind for her:
– Solstice will usually try to keep her arms occupied or close to her torso.
– Solstice tries to keep the amount of space she takes up rather small.
– She’s a very poor communicator and would prefer a letter (or a note) and to a conversation.
– Solstice’s lives in a world of extremes.
– Solstice does not care about the Golems, but she does care about what the Golems represent to her at the time.
– Solstice can never be in Green Division. (Feel free to make up fanfiction reasons for Solstice to be in Green as this is a rule that’s almost exclusive to myself. This is also a rather abstract rule but it makes sense to me and it probably won’t for anyone else in the audience.)
Of course, how she’s interpreted between Deg and myself changes and they’re really just guidelines to keep in mind. And just so you guys know, Kevin is 100% always an exception that will drastically change how Solstice interacts with people. They’re completely different people alone and when they’re together.
For me, all the major elves have these kind of lists to keep their characterization consistent across the board. This is kind of a snippet of one.
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