The Ripples of Change
There were a lot of things that pulled me back and forth on this plot line, that I stumbled into unwitting. As with Liora, it was a disruption that did not fit my plans, or rather my vision of them. In truth, as it all shakes out, it fit better. Liora’s path, her character, past and struggles. These proto-assassins are the sort of thing her mother was before she was rescued. The sort of thing that might have been made of her along the way to ‘fix’ her in the eyes of others, before she could have been converted to a soldier of the other side.
Her stakes, and position in all this. That this subplot would make the future for her more interesting – in a bit of an ‘ancient proverb’ sense of the word – was hard to deny. Its one of those things. If you let the rules of a world push events as they might imply, they can lead you places you didn’t know you wanted to go. Sometimes even kicking and screaming.Continue reading “Commentary VI:5”