Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Headless Nakani

When the sometimes imcomprehensible Nakani was called "headless" first, she took the edge off this insult's knife by wearing the nickname proudly. Nakani has been accused of many things, and even freely admits she is at the center of quite a few plots and conspiracies, some of dazzling reach and consequence, like the dethronement of King Mahetbe, or the fall of the Gisterian Stones.

"Headless? No. As you can see. But restrictionless, which is what most people seem to be using the great gift of mind for."
— Headless Nakani
Nakani is a whisperer and powerful in artifact creation, combat, and endurance, and a master with the starblades, a staff weapon invented by the Order of the Violet; it's rumoured she were their leader, but she only admits to being a member. The mysterious order has a house in Agorisai, where Nakani can often be found, but it's unclear if it's their headquarters, although most suspect it to be.
Nakani has six dead husbands, more tattooed signs than signmakers deem safe, no fear, and razorsharp wits and tongue. And she is quite brilliant, and an advisor valued by many rulers.
"By the Spirit, she claims she had made it so that the road crosses the fields, and the echo inevitably met its maker, both eradicating each other. And this was her solution when we asked her to rid us of both the echo and Hetambe, nine years ago?"
— Councilwoman Tangange

Artists' notes
Nakani was fun to design, but first came as the idea of a spokesperson of the Order of the Violet - the very idea there is one, is considered half insane by almost everyone. I like the weirdos who speak almost entirely in riddles but turn out to be right every time, so you inevitably start to listen to even their strangest ideas, because the solutions always work.


  1. Liege gerade krank im Bett und dieser Text war eine sehr willkommene Ablenkung :) Ich mag es sehr, wie viel Tiefe sogar solche kurzen Abschnitte haben. Ich habe noch nicht alle deine Blogartikel gelesen, weshalb ich mit vielen Begriffen nichts anfangen kann, das tut dem Spaß beim lesen aber keinen Abbruch.

    1. Krank sein ist doof, und wenn ich Dir das ein bisschen angenehmer machen konnte, freue ich mich sehr. Einige Begriffe werden erst mal unerklärt bleiben - viele Nebenschauplätze und Personen entstehen erst wenn ich die Artikel schreibe. Wer der entthronte König Mahetbe ist weiß ich zum Beispiel noch gar nicht, aber ich liebe es wie sich im Verlauf der Zeit all diese kleinen Schnipsel in meiner Vorstellung zu einem immer dichteren Netz verweben.

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