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#41 Ringtail

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 21:22

Kian mentioned Utana once before: "I was always true to my word. Garmon and Utana taught me well." So maybe she serves as a mother of sorts to motherless children?


Ooh - I'd forgotten that. Good catch! And i would bet you're right about the other person in the "glitch" photo being one of the Six. Maybe Utana is playing chaperone?
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#42 Anouk

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 21:45

I'm not gonna watch these pictures..........ok just one........oh what the hell i watch them all.  Lovely! I like them a lot. I think there are a lot of choices to make in book 2.  so 20 ours replay time is normal for me i guess. can't wait!


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 21:59

(3) "Mother Utana" is interesting. I guess "mother" is an honorific, like "Sister Sahya." I wonder if she's supposed to be one of the Six? She looks somewhat older than what the Six appeared to be in Dreamfall.

 

Yeah MOTHER Utana so she can be very high ranked in Azadi. Is she The First? Was Kian her Apostle?



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 22:13

Oh my god! I misstook Kians hood for terrible hair! That's so wrong!


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#45 Vainamoinen

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 23:54

Well, the screenshot description from the Kickstarter update link describes the place Zoë meets Abnaxus as "the Purple Mountains". That doesn't sound quite Storytimey to me.

 

So, if Zoë lands there using the Dreamer...

 

...why the underwear instead of arriving there fully clothed in Arcadian attire, like last time...?

 

I have a theory. ;) ;) ;)


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 23:59

Well, the screenshot description from the Kickstarter update link describes the place Zoë meets Abnaxus as "the Purple Mountains". That doesn't sound quite Storytimey to me.

I made it Storytimey in my brain with this thought train:

 

Purple Mountains --> Purple Hills --> Purple Pills --> Psychedelics --> Other State of Mind --> Storytime!

 

:sohappy:

 

(edit: so okay, the drugs --> storytime is maybe a leap, but whatever :P)


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#47 wandrew

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 00:01

Anna made an appearance in concept art in the PC PowerPlay preview.
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Posted 21 February 2015 - 00:04

I have a theory. ;) ;) ;)

 

I still feel like it could be an in between place. We don't know yet. :P

 

My actual rough thought process went something like "What the hell theory could he be...wait...maybe...oh, goddammit." 

 

Anna made an appearance in concept art in the PC PowerPlay preview.

 

Did she? ...Were there any details? I don't remember this. 


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#49 wandrew

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 00:51

Nope, just background to the feature.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:23

Screenshots look great! Can't wait to play


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 10:57

This may be just a guess and I could be wrong :P. But with the song/poem about Kian's Mother in the first book could Mother Utana possibly be Kian's Mother. I haven't played the first book in a while but if I remember right she vanished. So it's possible she's still alive?



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 13:48

Did she? ...Were there any details? I don't remember this. 

 

Yes, she did. Like wandrew said there weren't any detail, but here is the image:

 

Spoiler

 

 

It makes sense that she'd have a relationship with the other rebels, potentially, but the notion of her developing a relationship with Kian seems...sudden.

 

Yeah, I'm a bit afraid we'll get a repeat of the superfluous and completely out of the blue relationship between Zoë and Damien. I'm not against a romance storyline, but I'd like a bit of build up before they fire the cannons. Then again could be Anna's not interested in romance at all and just want to get into Kian's pants. (More power to her if that's the case.)

 

 

This may be just a guess and I could be wrong :P. But with the song/poem about Kian's Mother in the first book could Mother Utana possibly be Kian's Mother. I haven't played the first book in a while but if I remember right she vanished. So it's possible she's still alive?

 

What Kian said about his mother in book one was:

 

"I have only one memory of my mother. She held me close one night and sang an old song, from her country. [...] That night, she threw herself from the city walls into the shallows. Her body was never found. For the longest time, I would climb those walls, balance on the edge and close my eyes. I always thought I would join her in the darkness, in that cold, cold sea."

 

Which I guess leaves the door open for his mother being alive, since they never found the body. But if Utana is Kian's biological mother I'd wonder why she'd keep it a secret?


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#53 Thundex

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 13:56

Yeah I don't know why Utana would do that. Personally I don't know as much about the lore as some of you guys do lol. So I could be completely wrong! I just know when I saw the screenshot that was my first thought. Because why else would they call her the Azadi Mother? There is an answer out there I bet but I don't know it!



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 14:01

Kian said he lived on the streets after his mother disappeared. Maybe Utana took hims off the streets and raised him. Well, we will know soon enough who she is.


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 14:02

About the purple mountains, Kickstarter Update #10 makes it seem as if they are part of Arcadia:

 

In their own, beautifully melodic language, they are the Oular -- children of the purple mountains -- but in Alltongue they are Manggoy, ape-people, strange and dangerous denizens of the northern mountains.

 

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And in Dreamfall Chapters, you will need to travel to the northern mountains to find the Oular, and convince them to part with something very, very important.

 

Also, every time I see "Abnaxus of the Venar" I read it as "Abnaxus of the Year". :lol:


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 14:23

Yeah I don't know why Utana would do that. Personally I don't know as much about the lore as some of you guys do lol. So I could be completely wrong! I just know when I saw the screenshot that was my first thought. Because why else would they call her the Azadi Mother? There is an answer out there I bet but I don't know it!

The Azadi live in a matriarchal society, so "Mother" is probably a title of some kind.


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 14:26

I keep on thinking about that Anna character, she seems to belong to the rebels but she has a non arcadian name. So she came from stark :) What's up with that :P


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#58 Vostrino

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 14:54

why does the pictures have explanations on it...

it seems unnecessarily spoiler-y...



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 15:07

On twitter, a user called ‏@IllyMM posted a "comparison" of April's first meeting with Abnaxus and the screenshot of Zoe's meeting with him, which lead to a hilarious thought:

 

 

Abnaxus surely goes: "Thank the Balance that girls from Stark are colorclothes-coded for my (temporal) convenience!". I mean if he's having trouble telling which is the first time (from a human's perspective) he's met either of them, the answer is simple: it's the time they're in their underwear!  ;)  :lol:

 

Also (regarding @IllyMM's comment), "cheeky" is an understatement (if you get my meaning ...  :blush:  :wonk: )

 

why does the pictures have explanations on it...

it seems unnecessarily spoiler-y...

 

I assume that these spoilers are trivial when compared to the real/big plot twists of Book 2.


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#60 Ringtail

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 15:42

Also, every time I see "Abnaxus of the Venar" I read it as "Abnaxus of the Year". :lol:


Hey - to the Venar, he *is* the Abnaxus of the Year. Of *every* year, in fact! :D
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