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so i had an idea today and i’m just gonna ramble about it b/c that’s what i do on my blog it’s in the title and all
Attempting to describe my idea of centaurs, then try and describe my Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I will most likely fail. Lots of horse terminology that I might in fact be using incorrectly.
OKAY YOU KNOW WHAT
IT’S TIME FOR ME TO TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL PLOT OF DEAMAI.
So I was thinking more about that world stuff I was doing last night and I thought more about how the technology works and how the Summoning Tablets work so I’m just gonna ramble about that.
Oh also I’m calling this Deamai, which is like the general term for the sprites. Like, there’s Vodamai which is “fragment of Voda”, and then Deamai which is just “fragment of god”. Yaaaay.
I don’t really have anything about the world or any sort of use for it, I just wanted to create a set of characters based on the usual “elemental beings” trope that defied the usual sort of expectations for the elements. Well, the fire elemental ended up being somewhat cliche, but when I say older woman, I mean like, in her forties, but still looking really good. Basically, Logi is a cougar. She is meant to be a sort of mother figure to Ilma, while Voda is a parental figure for Lurra.
I really like the idea of having a male water spirit, since it seems like such an intrinsically female element. Voda is not particularly feminine, just a sort of serene, soft-spoken man. He has a very masculine form, being muscled and sturdy, but softens it with his clothing.
I also like the concept of having a child being a god, especially the god of Earth. Children are supposedly fickle and are more suited to the other three elments which can be more playful, not sturdy earth. But at the same time I didn’t want to depict him as a wild child. He’s meant to be more the spirit of nature, sort of like how Nature is depicted in The Firebird Suite.
Ilma is also interesting because Air is supposed to be the element of freedom, or mischief, or anything else, but definitely not the sadness or seriousness that Ilma has. She’s sort of meant to be the sort of Virgin Mary figure, and I contemplated her having an empty bundle of cloth as her item, as if she had miscarried or lost her child in a myth, but that was taking it a bit too far. Mostly she is the serious one because…well, we all look skyward for guidance, and since the typical “sturdy” element of Earth was a child, I figured its opposite could fill the usual role.