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UPRISING  - 06 by Krad-Eelav UPRISING  - 06 by Krad-Eelav
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(Was still behind one week, so here's another bonus page so we're on track. Even better, I've gotten way more done than I hoped, so in the future, we might be seeing this twice-a-week instead of just once. ;D )

Anyways, the page! One of my favorites; not just in colors, but in the subject matter. Namely, what Jill's motivation would be, and how it'd almost be pulling her in two different directions. There's no doubt she's a Daein in her heart, but the Daein that she knew under her father, and all of her wyvern rider friends is very different than the one uncovered in PoR with all the atrocities masked. (Hit home with the conversation with Lethe.)

Yes, Ashnard had a large hand in it, but it was more than that - Nazi Germany is so overdone for these types of comparisons, but it really does fit in this narrative. They both wouldn't have been able to do the horrors that they did without a large-scale support from the citizens. And despite all the attempts of Radiant Dawn retconning Daein into a 'misunderstood' country with Micaiah, there's no denying the systematic hatred and bloodshed still there. Yes, even in all of those useful civvies that give you vulenaries and tell you good job for saving their kids.

Back to Jill! It's all up in the air how well she still relates with her childhood friends, as a break of a traitor and learning lies that big is ... a little too much to suddenly be best friends again. So her loyalties are mixed. Country versus beliefs. Are they raising up an idealized version of Daein that'll somehow magically ~forget~ generations of abuses, or are they unwittingly bloodying their hands with innocents?

In a way, she sees it a lot better, and a lot more clearly than Zihark. He's ... got issues of his own (that'll be addressed later) that blinds him to the stone-cold nature of Jill's that can see right through the half-truths.

(oops. text dump. I just have feels for these two, okay?)
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quasigeek May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh that bottom panel :sniff:
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:iconmoezz:
Yeah, another page this soon! ~:heart:
I like the shade of red in the last panel!
(And I'm sorry for asking, but what's that in the upper right corner of the last panel? :o )
Great job, as always. :) I don't mind the text dump - those are the reasing why I like this comic so much. The story behind the characters. Their thoughts, their feelings. Makes the story come alive.
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:iconkrad-eelav:
:heart:

It's a dead laguz cat; could even be Lethe if your mind was so inclined - basically a contrast of the different Daeins that could possibly be born out of this.
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:iconmoezz:
Ah, I see.
Thanks for explaining! :D
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:icon14bj337:
I just beat the Shiharam chapter in PoR yesterday! I did fight him with Jill; she had a B-support with Lethe, so she didn't defect. I love enemy characters of the Camus archetype; they have so much more depth than normal bosses. And for Jill to have to deal with the loss of a father... it's tragic, but wonderfully so.
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Whoa, interesting coincidence there. xxD

And yes, exactly what you said about the Camus archetype; the Nabarl archetype has shades of that too, sometimes. (Part of me wishes so much so that Bryce could have been recruited too. ;A; He seemed like such a good guy to have completely given up on saving Daein.)
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:icon14bj337:
Bryce's death is especially tragic, given that he was aware of just how much of a bastard Ashnard was, and he still died for him. It would be neat to be able to recruit him, but as it is, he kind of serves as a foil to Tauroneo - both were powerful generals of Daein, but they ended up on opposite sides, due to differing convictions (Bryce hoped to preserve the royal bloodline, while Tauroneo deserted to protect Gawain's legacy).
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:iconkrad-eelav:
Ah yes, what you said.

Your comment spawned an odd thought - what would happen in some alternative version of Tellius history if Bryce knew that Soren was the heir of Ashnard, and deserted Ash to follow him? That would make such an interesting fic ...
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:iconlunaticstar:
OMG MEMORY SWIRL :O Such a cool visual effect.
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:iconmullent169:
This is wonderful! I always loved the side story of Jill and her father. ^_^
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