i’m liking the elevator music rendition of the shroud piano riff waaay too much
AND THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE A FOCUS ON GRIDANIA???
AND NERO ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A BADASS? AND MINFILIA GIVES OUT FREE HUGS??
6. “The Order of the Twin Adder” – inspired by final fantasy xiv
…if all goes well i’m gonna be writing a paper about the twelve and the primals and how they contribute to the idea of what gods are portrayed as from the early modern era to this era
i’m also writing a poem in my creative writing final about the order of the twin adder (which maybe i’ll post when it’s done)
i can’t tell whether i’m ecstatic or concerned for my well-being.
[1:38 p.m.]<Fleurette Luluya> Basically what I’m getting out of this ask is that Horace Rook is an anti-Gridanian douchebag so be mildly entertained by his really weird ignorance.
<Horace Rook> I looked them up and noticed that every era has lasted hundreds to thousands of years, except the one that Kan-E-Senna abruptly decided was over after five years so that she would seem cooler.
<Horace Rook> That bitch is useless.
<Lubdbryda Haldlahzwyn> wow you are so lucky i didn’t add chamo to this shell
<Lubdbryda Haldlahzwyn> besides i liked that declaration
<Lubdbryda Haldlahzwyn> i figured it was a sign that everyone was ready to band together to seize their own destiny instead of waiting in dread for the next disaster
<Horace Rook> Pfft. I’d welcome someone telling me how she’s not the worst leader.
You heard the man. Go go Serpentlady!
all right you son of a bitch you asked for it
BEFORE YOU START BITCHING ABOUT WHY KAN-E IS THE WORST, LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING
this is our lovely leader kan-e-senna. let me tell you why she’s probably the most influential and well-written of all three leaders.
While other situations allowed her to be kind of pampered compared to the other two leaders, there are things that she (AND ONLY SHE) has had to face by herself, that neither Raubahn or Merlwyb had to go through that I don’t think people acknowledge:
Merlwyb and Raubahn CHOSE to do what they wanted to do. Merlwyb CHOSE to enter and win the Trident, Raubahn CHOSE to take his place on the Syndicate. What did Kan-E get to choose? Nothing. Since she was maybe five years old, she was a member of Stillglade Fane because of her gifts in speaking with the Elementals. She did not choose to be born like that. She may not have even chosen to become Elder Seedseer—some text implies that she was sort of thrown up there because she was that powerful.
Why do I say all this? Because, despite this fate, she still manages to accept it with a smile, and to lead the people of Gridania. She probably did not get to “be a child”; her fate was sealed the moment she heard the voices of the Elementals, but never once has she complained about it. She is completely selfless, acting for the sake of not ONLY the Gridanians, but the Elementals, too.
Let’s also keep in mind that Raubahn and Merlwyb have other things in mind when they start their GCs that drive them—money, freedom, the thrill of battle, the spoils of war. One could argue that the Elementals are a force driving Kan-E, but this is because she has no choice but to carry out their will. ANY wrong move and the Elementals could start turning people into sparkly dust, so you could say she has a bit more pressure in terms of what drives her. (I understand the Syndicate and the pirate faction in the other two city-states are a threat to their respective GCs as well, but Raubahn and Merlwyb have the ability to just push it aside and let their ranks take care of that. Kan-E needs to take care of all of that personally, and she doesn’t have an entire bunch of people to perfectly communicate with the elementals for her—there are only four other people who can help her, if they aren’t taking care of their own matters.) She is pretty much tethered to her job, but she has always been a kind, motherly figure to Gridania, no matter the adversity. She’s altruistic, she’s brave, she wants to do whatever she can for her people.
She may or may not also be the YOUNGEST of the three leaders, as we haven’t gotten her age yet and according to a lot of sources, it’s implied that she’s pretty young for a Padjal. (i always say my headcanon is that e-sumi is actually older than her but that’s another story) I think there’s something in the Haukke Manor quest that implies they switched Elder Seedseers not too long ago, since that Elezen lady bought it at least in the past 50 years and the butler guy refers to the other Elder Seedseer as a dude. I don’t know if I have that all right because I don’t copy/paste everything like moose does but you know what i mean. X_x
Anyway, keeping all this together, despite her (possible) young age and the fact that she may not have ever wanted any of this, she does what she does with 110% awesomeness.
Who was the only one who listened to the Archons when they wanted to re-establish the Eorzean Alliance? Who was the one who gave a place for the Alliance to meet and finally rebuild?
that would be kan-e-senna.
Who, despite her possible inexperience, kept calm during the entirety of the Battle of Carteneau with Merlwyb? Who was the one who bravely insisted surrender, to try and salvage the lives that were left?
(that was also the elder seedseer.)
Who was the ONLY person to stand up and say, “you know what? we need to fight back!” after Gaius’s ultimatum, inspiring the other two leaders, DESPITE GRIDANIA’S VIEW ON WAR, AND DESPITE HER HESITANCE/NEGATIVITY ON THIS KIND OF THING FIVE YEARS PRIOR?
oh yeah. that was kan-e too.
And did you ever once think that Kan-E wanted the Seventh Umbral Era to end early because she and the Alliance want to get people out of the past? Everybody and their mom talks about the Calamity. It affected EVERYONE. But I think she did this because she knows people can’t live in the past forever, and she probably doesn’t want to have to relive it either, because I’m very convinced SHE was affected by it the most. (that’s another big essay i have somewhere.), and she, I believe, has grown the most as a GC leader, and as a person. Some of the stuff she does now is stuff I don’t think she ever would have done without facing these five Umbral years. She knows this. But no one wants to live in the past.
She wants to move on—the Scions are back in full to support her and her allies. Even if Bahamut’s roaring somewhere, I think she believes now, that with our return/rise to fame as Warriors of Light, there is no more fear in Eorzea. The Era of the Lost Warriors is over, because we are back and better than ever.
How is she “useless” when she basically brought the alliance back together, probably saved some lives along the way, and began the initiative to fight back against the Garleans? Without the first, Eorzea as we know it probably would not exist. She has experienced struggles that no other leader has had to go through, yet she still seems to love what she does with all her heart.
And I could go on about how we probably haven’t even seen a fraction of what true power she has, if we ever see it all. (since she actually has restraint enough to not use it.)
So, in short, you DO NOT FUCK WITH KAN-E-SENNA, NOR DO YOU FUCK WITH THE ORDER OF THE TWIN ADDER.
oh also the elder seedseer told me to leave this here for you haters:
GET AT ME
the grand company leaders, portrayed in crayon by mhuswyda memeya.
she is very convinced that kan-e-senna is actually a fairy, and that raubahn aldynn is the sultana’s very, very smart pet cow.
um if you’re on balmung and you’re bored LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I NEED PARTIES FOR TAM-TARA AND COPPERBELL D:
…last time i waited for like 50+ minutes in df to no avail because mhuswyda’s a dd…
i’m thinking i might make her main scholar instead of smn just so i don’t have to deal with that.
actually that’s a good idea. i think that’s what i’m gonna do.
/tell mhuswyda memeya if you feel like it. :D
someone recruit this woman!! quick!!! come join us so i won’t have to bite my butt next time you’re on balmung and i see your post about it just when i went to bed ;_;
YAY WE GOT CHAMO
back off nerds she’s still ours