Comment’s on today’s installment
Elisa’s meeting of the Prince does not go particularly smoothly. For those who are keeping track of elven stuff
- The Crown Prince is from the House of Alberich. For those who are lore hounds, you know that Alberich is the dwarf-elf whose name translated into French is “Oberon.”
- Succession is not decided (necessarily) by birth order/oldest heir/oldest male heir. Vincens refers to a system of succession where the next king is decided by other elves (not the King). This succession “championship” or decision considers all eligible elven (female/male) children or relatives presumably descended from the current King. Azul briefly touched on this (without saying exactly what it was) in Chapter 6, Part B/C.
- Vincens claims to be from the Ice Elves. I seem to have lost my earlier art links explaining this but this is an example of an Ice Elf. There are Wood Elves/River Elves, then the violent Fire Elves, and the unreliable Minstrel Elves.
Fan Feature: Sir Grimoire
— Grimoire Valentine (@Sir_Grimoire) January 11, 2014
This wonderful tweet came at me last week. This week I caught up to Sir Grimoire who informed me that this piece was related to this story! It was his significant other who somehow found me at Anime Weekend Atlanta and cued him into the first book. This mysterious thumbnail is part of a larger work that he is creating to cover all the “Tales” stories thus far! After looking at that first link he attached to his tweet, he kept shocking me with other thumbnails of increasing complexity and detail. (So pretty it hurts.)
These are some of the breadcrumbs he’s been dropping so far:
I’m really excited to see the final piece! I keep checking my Tales twitter account every day hoping for new thumbnails to ogle :D. Sir Grimoire is very kind and if some of you are on Twitter, say hello to him. His artwork is otherwise featured at http://squareenixmembers.webs.com/Grimoires_Corner.htm
As a follow-up, you can see the post describing the final art here.