Tears to Tiara – 05

Arawn and the others meet a mysterious minstrel in the forest.

Impressions:

Disclaimer: I don’t feel like pretending I don’t know what is going to happen, and writing a section without spoilers and then one with them, as I’ve played the game. This post will contain massive spoilers to the whole plot. If you don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t read on. I won’t spoil anything simply for the sake of spoiling it, no needless spoilers, but they will be there. Final warning.

I don’t like the way they introduced Taliesin. I still maintain he is one of the most important characters in the series yet they drastically changed the way they introduced him. In the game they knew about the Brigante Tribe and they went to the forest specifically in search of them because they wanted to enlist their help in fighting the empire. They then refused and that was their first meeting. Here, they mentioned nothing about Arawn knowing of the existence of the tribe or wanting to ask their help. It kind of changes the whole dynamic of how the relationship between these two groups gets off. Still, Taliesin’s really important part hasn’t come yet so as long as they don’t screw that up, I’m sure it will be fine.

I’m worried now about how they’re going to introduce Octavia. They first meet her when they FIRST go to get food from Londinium. They find her in one of the crates. Their first attempt to steal food is successful, that’s why Gaius learns their methods and tricks them. They’ve screwed up the order to everything. First off when they go to steal food they’ve already met Rathty, which is important to when Gaius does trick them because Rathty is the one who frees them. However the big problem I have here is that now that Gaius is onto them about the food they have no reason to attempt it again, which means they won’t beet Octavia the same way. Meeting Octavia the way they do is important because what the empire was going to do with her is an important overall plot point.

I don’t like the way it seems they’ll be introducing Llyr. Having them see her just majestically walk out of the water like that, that isn’t her character at all. She is probably my favorite character yet the one it seems they are changing the most. I won’t say much more until actually seeing how she’s introduced, but so far it looks like it’s not getting off to a good start.

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