1Lucretia: Dangerous? This is the standard training when I’m around. They can go all out as much as they like, while in my range they aren’t able to kill each other.
2Anne: Still, this is quite gruesome…
2Lucretia: So are battlefields.
2Lucretia: Most of the time they don’t even enjoy battle.
3Lucretia: Yet they do what they can so Fridr can stay strong, and thus preserve the peace that has been kept for centuries.
4Lucretia: We should go on to the training grounds in the back.
4Anne: Fridr is a scary place…
Judging by what we’ve seen of their architecture and magic usage, the people of Fridr are most easily impressed by, and desirous of, raw power.
If the opportunity presents itself, Anne, unleash the most devastating attack you can muster against a target, and, if you destroy it, turn to Lucretia and say with surprise, “It broke! I wasn’t expecting that.”
Let’s see how THAT goes over. ^^
Fridrian supremacy is a very legitimate thing. At least in the eyes of the people of Fridr. It’s not like they don’t have the stuff to back it up, those buildings didn’t build themselves.
As for Anne… She’s just as much a B rank mage as Erik is and we have yet to see her do anything as big as he did, so the expectation for her to pull something truly spectacular is not unreasonable. Not saying that it’ll happen, nor am I saying that it won’t, but if it will, it might not happen in the very near future. ^^
When you are beset by enemies, supremacy is a GOOD thing. ^^
My characterization of Fridr can also easily be applied to my own USA, as our unofficial motto seems to be “Bigger, faster, stronger” (I lay part of the blame on advertising). ^^
From what we know of Anne’s abilities and Esopool, it’s not surprising that we haven’t seen her do that yet. 🙂