2Lucretia: Skip that nonsense smalltalk of yours!
2Lucretia: You know very well you’re not welcome here, so why are you here?
3Igor: Diplomacy of course.
3Igor: You do know that my greatest cause is to reunite my dear homeland. For this I’ll do anything and everything that I am capable of.
3Igor: I am currently here to speak to the Queen of Fridr about this matter… I got here a bit early, so while I am waiting I thought I’d spend some time in these wonderful gardens.
4Lucretia: Say whatever you want, no one will support the reunification of your maddened empire.
5Igor: Oh I think you are mistaken here my dear. I recently visited the Republic of Zent and the Highemperor agreed to assist our cause.
5Igor: Naturally the Highemperor’s will is not supreme, but usually what he wants is accepted by the Council of Zent.
From civil to smug in two panels. It’s not a record, but it’s pretty close. .,><
If he's truly Persona Non Grata, how did he slip past all the wards and locks? O.o
Hmm… What makes you think he’s forbidden entry? I mean just because he’s not someone who’s liked there he might be an accepted representative of his home, especially since Charr, the place he represents, also isn’t exactly the most reputable place right now.
“…You’re NOT welcome here…” spoken by a member of the court, usually has that very specific meaning. Apparently Lucretia isn’t very…..diplomatic. ^^
Hm… Yeah, you have a good point, that is indeed a rather strong remark for someone form the court, especially for someone who’s in such a high position as Lucretia. Thanks for clarifying that! ^^
Since our brave knight Ana met Lucretia (and we were introduced the person behind the disembodied voice) the beautiful Arch-Mage has been cordial and gracious – courtly, one might say. She showed warmth and humor, and seems to be liked by her subordinates as well.
So when she suddenly spoke so bitterly (about two pages ago) of the de facto ambassador of Charr, it was a bit of a shock for me.The Lady Lucretia’s disgust and revulsion seem very real and personal, and so at odds with her normal personality (I’m guessing; we’ve only “known” her for a few pages). I wonder if this smiling serpent of a man has done some vile wrong to Arch-Mage in the past.
This unfolding story has been beautifully illustrated and well written. Thank You.
Thank You for leaving such wonderful and encouraging comments. In all honesty thank You, All of You, who leave comments here. It’s great knowing that You like reading our work as much as we like creating it! 🙂
As for Lucretia… It’s actually reassuring to hear that character interactions such as the one you read on the last few pages are enjoyable. More character fleshing out is incoming in the next few chapters which considering our update schedule is still a long time, but still, it’s “soon”.
Thank you! 🙂 I’m really glad you like the art and the story as well. ^^