Lord of Slower-than-real-time
- Dec 13, 2005
It is reassuring that no matter how many strange, terrible and wonderful things change in this world, some truths are eternal and universal.Pictland was cold, wet and miserable.
I must also say that even by the low standards of Medieval medicine trusting a doctor called the Sea-Devil is, at best, ominous. I'm unfamiliar with the CK2 event chain but I have a horrible feeling this might end up with Wigberht being butchered and maimed, hopefully not though.
This one is easy surely - don't.I have been tormented and struggled with whether or not to bring him in.
The supernatural elements have a certain style and tone in recent updates, and Kelebek does not fit them (he's more grey monotony of evil and incompetence in my view, but whatever he is, it is different). Assuming you don't want a jarring tonal dissonance in the work one of them has to change. If you alter Kelebek so he fits into a NobleBright style you've changed everything about him bar the name and imagery, "Doing an Andomeda" as I believe it is known, which seems a bit cheap. This work is excellent enough to stand on it's own merits. Alternatively you have to change the entire story to fit around him, which means the world has to be re-darkened and pushed back into GrimDark, which seems like a step backwards.
As you've probably guessed I'm not a fan of the character, but putting that to one side I do genuinely believe it would be a mistake to introduce him.