The gift is finally revealed! Why is it glowing? Drake will have to explain (he loves explaining).
Thank you to everyone whose stuck around during the sporadic updates these last years. Life is settling nicely for me this year, so I'm trying to make a point to start working on it regularly again. My goal is to make it back to the weekly updates I had at HF's peak.
re Xylas_Incarnum: you seem to have anticipated Joan's next though. Sadly, Solifidians are influenced by humans, and have picked up some of our idiotic traits like bigotry.
re man in black: thanks!
re pfmoi: Drake hates politics, but is deeply invested in family status, so he hates being on the council, but won't allow himself to be removed. @books: Its always conflicting/disappointing when a series that is doing good things in terms of new ideas and/or representation fails to deliver on what its trying to do. Its like I want so much to like you but... just don't
re Eva Emaria: Whenever I think "snobby Solifidian" my brain always says "elves!" I'm raving Romulus' reveal for later.
re StellaFrost: Fate would probably be the most neutral of all the patrons (kinda part of her gig I guess), so I suppose things could go either way. I suppose I'll see if there's a nice little moment for her.
re Arrikanez: I'm trying to emphasize their jerkiness since I want to deal with the political situation they create without approving of what they're saying.
Oooh that's a nice saber, though I'm questioning why its been partially unsheathed while resting in the box.
Anyways it definitely isn't an ordinary blade... probably some elemental effect... lightning or darkness maybe. Possibly both. Not a lot of things give off that sort of color when imbued into a weapon. There's at least a handful more but they all seem a bit too powerful to be just handed away like this.
... Could also have a vampiric effect though that seems something like a bad pun given the local population.
*noddles* I figured it was something like that. Welcome back, BTW. I'm glad life is settling down for you. That's a really nice sword, and it is about time Joan learned how to use a weapon, just because it's good to have some form of self-defense that doesn't rely on the gods. The gods are nifty, but you don't need a fireball to kill a roach, even if you might WANT one.
...THE ONE FRIDAY I DON'T CHECK THE SITE because my mother is in town. :P Glad to see the update, though, and I can understand the getting settled thing. Even if not for a while, I will always be eager for the next update.
Ooooh, saber. Interesting, interesting. Looks like some sort of electric or laser blade? Curious to see it in action. Also, northern brewers...? That does not sound good since I know Gersemi is running around...