Yea!! I’m first for a time. Great story and I hope they find her parents. Here comes the next quest… The Search for Seraphopolis.
Hoping for the best, and searching for something hard.
So, small chance of success, almost certainty of death… What are we waiting for?
LOTR quotes for the win! Though on a more serious note, it applies more so. They don’t know where to look here. In Lord of The Rings they at least had a general idea of where to look (which for the quote was to find an army able to beat back the assault on Minas Tirith, so in the home of undead oathbreakers and traitors with a loosely magically imbued sword of elven steel that only the king of Gondor can weild, etc, etc). Here they know it once existed, they don’t know if it still does, or where it is if it would still exist. Though based on the name, I suspect some place dealing with Seraphs, or angel like beings.
I somehow forgot what Seraphopolis was (the name hints at a city, right)… maybe it was too long ago…
“Seraphopolis”: polis is Greek for “city”, so it means “City of Seraphs”. Seraph is one form of Angel in Medieval Christian theology, but it originally referred to “burning ones”–the “seraph serpents” in Numbers probably is from the burning of their venom.
Oh, Seraphs go back earlier than that. They were mentioned in the Old Testament as having six wings “with two they covered their feet, with two they covered their face, and with two they flew.”
Wait a minute, HE is being the logical one? Staj, you disappoint me.
Nastajia: “Stop calling me that!” =)
Logical for Alex perhaps…but Nastajia is less naive than he is, and has had more time to learn the subtlties of political conversation…how to make someone believe something that isn’t true without ever telling an outright lie…or to misdirect them without being blatant in using cunning. Alex is still a novice, and I think Nastajia’s about to show her experience. 🙂
I’m pretty sure she just doesn’t want to admit her parents might be dead. It’s denial, not cunning.
maybe it’s a bit of both? ‘cuz i also found Nic’s speech(es) pretty round-about and inconclusive~ i’m sure the “queen” of elves who has had to deal with Nic for so long and watched her parents deal with him before that would pick up on that…
Politics have subtitles? Useful, that.
…sorry, I know what you meant. Nastajia understands very well the political structure that Dreamland operates under and ultimately she’s going to have to not only teach Alex but put him in a position where he truly CARES about the future of this world he visits. A good monarch must care for their people…
…sorry, reread the statement closer again… ‘subtleties’ is the correct way to write the word, and with the similarities between i and l subtlties and subtitles read the same to me late at night. 😀
I thought the tablets only spelled out Nicodemus’ treachery. I don’t remember a reference to a place. Makes me think maybe they are alive after all, in spite of Nic having Nastajia’s mother’s amulet.
Well, what I’m thinking is that when the Mer tablet listed which races held tablets, it referenced Guardians. Perhaps Staj–er, Nastajia–remembers references among her people to Guardians being at Seraphopolis. Guardian and Seraph both being names used for angels, there could be a connection, anyhow…
For some reason, when I read Nastajia’s last line, I immediately heard it said in Sgt. Schultz’ voice, and it turned a serious moment into a quite humorous one.
On a more serious note, though, since Alex has mastered flight, and at high speeds, all of his companions and he should be able to search for it from the skies now, which should help considerably in speeding the search (especially since Seraphim, for which the city seems named, have wings, so flight is quite possibly a necessity).
*giggles* Oh you’re right! That does change the flavor of the scene! 🙂
Nic said nothing… that you can trust, anyway.
With every page I’m getting more and more intrigued about Seraphopolis. If the tablet was indeed destroyed, there has to be a second way to discover where it is and how to get there.
I’m pretty sure I’d remember if my archenemy was a mute, actually…
I find it funny that Alex believes what Nic said earlier yet in this earlier panel he spouts movie logic!
He said nothing…nothing at all…nothing at all…nothing at all…
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