Posted on May 10, 2017, 12:13 p.m. by AgentGreen
In today's episode, travel back to years before the events we see now. Three kids let their curiosity get the better of them, while one of them come to a realization that won't be supported till years later
I liked when it mentioned a depiction in the ruins of a god whose face had been erased by being sanded down. The ancient Egyptians did actually "erase" people like this by removing them from the walls.
May 10, 2017 2:22 p.m.
I loved Nakht and Samut, and it was nice to get a story of a few kids, which wasn't that lighthearted, but had a little innocence to it.
May 10, 2017 3:02 p.m.
I also think they are the three children in Nissa's vision. Her vision showed them being swallowed by the sand after leaving the Hekma. Three children left and two changed children came back.
May 10, 2017 3:06 p.m.
I really liked this story, especially the idea that bolas still makes mistakes (samut found proof of his trespass INSIDE Nakatum).
I'm a little disappointed that blue isn't a part of Samut's color identity given how key curiosity is to her character, but it's definitely something I can live with.
May 10, 2017 3:59 p.m.
It's more of a child's curiosity rather than driven curiosity imo
May 10, 2017 4:21 p.m.
At first sure. But after the death of Nakht, her curiosity became very much of the driven variety.
May 10, 2017 6:30 p.m.
DuTogira I agree that blue should've been part of her color identity, probably more than white.
May 10, 2017 8:38 p.m.
yeah... honestly they could have just made her exactly the same way and made that ability cost a blue instead of a white, since untapping things is in the realm of what blue does. It also might have made having flash feel more natural for her character.
May 10, 2017 9:16 p.m.
It was great to have Samut and Djeru's backstory revealed, and I now believe that it is safe to presume that Djeru shall appear as a legendary creature in Hour of Devastation. I also hope that he and Samut can reconcile, since they were originally such great friends.
This is slightly off-topic, but is Ifnir (as mentioned on Archfiend of Ifnir) one of the three forgotten gods? That idea makes sense, to me.
May 10, 2017 11:41 p.m.
I was actually quite disappointed with this story. I was thinking, with such little story left, why waste it on such a boring and uninteresting subject.
Viewing the other comments, it seems I am alone.
May 11, 2017 12:15 a.m.
I agree that I'm not feeling anywhere near blown away by it like Neo Nissa's story, but I can definitely appreciate it for what it is. Maybe it only sounds trivial now but will later show itself to be a more important piece to the puzzle than we originally give it credit for.
May 11, 2017 8:24 a.m.
I rather think this is a story like the gitrog monster. Just a good standalone that develops the feel of the plane more than it advances the actual story. To me that's A ok, because the male characters in the jacetice league continue to frustrate me with how poorly their character development is handled. I don't mind a break from that, and the story won't be resolved in amonket block anyway, so what's the rush?