The MC will met several people who indeed are in similar circumstances as them, but were brought up with The Society’s values Although not all of them will be destitute, I definitely want the MC to realize how lucky they are to actually be given choices over their life, even if their current means are limited.
Not everyone is good at the same things, even if it’s needed of them. There are extremely intelligent people out there with no common sense; people good with numbers but terrible with linguistics, and countless cases more.
She definitely good at it; if that hadn’t been the case, she wouldn’t have chosen Datura, and believe me, he was a really good choice for what she wanted (even if the result what wasn’t she expected). How many people out there would have put up with her, given her character (when she’s not happy)? In that aspect Datura is a fool (well meaning, but still a fool), and Aquilegia knows it.
Anyways, we will worry about the MC’s family finances when the time comes, no point in arguing how it’s going to happen or what the MC will have to do then when I’m not even near to writing it.
The Peers of the Realm want to run the military as a meritocracy, regardless of birth. Although the background is important, because depending on from where you come from, you are rewarded with either merits or titles.
I don’t know what’s a nco (I’m terrible with abbreviations and acronyms) is, but usually titles are granted to Thorns and merits and stripes to those who have a chance of inheriting.
Yes; if the only difference was them swapping pronouns, I would have never bothered to make them different people, and just one and the same.
Have you noticed the differences between Baladre and Leander? Ava and Aaron are going to work like that
That would depend mainly on how the MC treats them; neither Ava nor Aaron would really feel different if they had a sister/brother/non binary sibling, but a good/bad one.
But truth to be told, I don’t think I’ll allow the player to pick which sibling they want, in the end; in case there’s Baladre around, Aaron could be Ava, but if we change it to Leander… A lot of things complicate story-wise, and Ava is needed.
Oh, my bad I thought that maybe was that, but I wasn’t too sure. Mmm… Maybe I’ll do that, since bonding scenes between siblings are important
@Quaintrelle aaaw, you’ll make me blush with your praises, really
People have always interested me the most when it comes to stories, their true nature and what drives them, that’s why I’m making character relationships a vital element of the story. It really appreciate it when people, especially if they are as insightful as you, share what they perceive, because it helps me see if I’m on the right track with each characters. Too bad in real life I’m not so good at reading people, I wish I could be as observant as you
An investment; that’s good way to describe how parents see their offspring, it’s a really fitting word for this world. You’re right on track about Sid and Adonis (again, let me say I’m amazed!) but the details are spoilers I won’t reveal yet I’m going to have to keep a close eye on you, or else you may discover other important points in the plot :smile
This is the first draft of story, the chapters with their names Special thanks to @Quaintrelle for giving me so many wonderful suggestions: