The “Chosen” archetype that I had floating around in my head for so long is probably literally just, a Mascot creature chooses you. You’re a Chosen now, bye
I was just thinking about Jinhuang’s story, how she chooses Jinfeng and makes her a Chosen, but how before that she chose Rotator to change the world by bringing in the age of technotrance
If Jinfeng and the Techs meet up I was at first imagining this thing where Jinhuang has to awkwardly reveal she is Kyrielle but also a bird, but it seems like there’s so much more potential than that for Jinfeng and Rotator to realise that they’re both part of this big, weird thing centred around The Hfenix and changing the world and like, what that means
Ok so, the revised series of events for the TTs after the 6kh story is out is this.
(spoilersish kinda for the story, “The Notice”; you may want to read it first)
I may finally have an explanation for “The War”. maybe.
So Graznar is a Soulless, which is the opposite of a Soulful (recently I realised that’s not quite true and I explain that further down this post, but that’s not important right now). He has his HQ in Corazón, formerly the Heartland—home of the Soulful.
Now, I realised, Corazón is a weird name for that place to have.
Thing is, it’s kinda weird it would be named in Spanish, cause I don’t know of anywhere in Aluma that speaks Spanish. Grævonia speaks basically-English.
As I was typing that last post it finally occurred to me that maybe the reason Rotator and the Techs are younger than they’re supposed to be (they’re like 25 when The War was at least 50 years ago and Rotator was around 17-20 during The War) is just because something caused them to absorb a ton of sustanszia. I don’t know what though, exactly.
A silly possibility that occurred to me is Rotator just nuzzled up against his goddamn phoenix girlfriend often enough that with her huge amount of sustanszia some just kinda literally rubbed off on him :p Kinda funny to imagine him just kinda revealing that to the others one day while also randomly projecting fiery wings out of his back for the first time ever cause if there’s anything that G.E.M.
Which is especially funny when there is something very loosely inspired by MGS in Stablehand, namely the Machination attribute, so under that attribute you have “Fox” and “Serval” and “Kolonok” (a type of weasel) and–though it was a coincidence and not intended–a snake man whosedad has an eyepatch
I got like four post ideas in the shower and had to squash them all together whoops
Spiriters originally were an Aeterna thing. They were just minor inland thieves. Then Sengra pirates came in and “stole” their faerie friends, displacing them in Ssairetta and expanding out into the ocean. From that point on Sirriparn went from minor boring unknown petty thieves to ridiculous truck-hijacking maniacs
It may be that Ssairetta’s weird habit of jumbling syllables in words (Ssiatterra? → Ssairetta, spiriter → sirripar) originally came from Sengra mangling Aeterna language because they didn’t care,
By now I’ve got a number of libre songs that I didn’t create but have included in Stablehand (or considered doing so) under libre licences. There are a handful more less official ones on my tumblr, but here are the main ones right now to round out my music tag.
This song will probably end up becoming to Rotator Phoenix what “Sin rumbo fijo, pero avanzado” (AKA “Portent Rider” because avanzado is hard to remember :p) became to Portent Rider.
About thirty seconds in I was positive it was pretty much the perfect way to represent Rotator’s laid-back but also “cool” style, and surprisingly, I got all the way to the end of the song without being dissuaded of that.
I don’t think I’ll even nickname this one because somehow I feel like the name Kyrielle actually kind of… fits in a weird way. The best I can describe it is, it sounds like a name that would resonate with Rotator and that he’d associate with himself and inscribe on things as if it came from some kind of lost love, though in reality he never had any such girlfriend and he’s just kind of pretending because that’s what that name sounds like he should do with it.
Ok so there’s Rotator Phoenix Then there’s David Vlang AKA Pterodaustro AKA David Love Then there’s Matutes Jin (last-first Aeterna style) AKA Vaheuhendi AKA Magna And finally there’s Flash Karkira, AKA… Karkira.
The four of them form this quatrumvirate that’s the core of Zefír’s government, with each of them specifically in charge of one of four quadrants of it and things further being divided up to other people from there. Rotator is north, Pterodaustro is south, Magna is West, and Karkira is east.