I will say that Etta's sparkly-ness does seem to be purposeful. Which may be also why I was confused as to what she was?
But maybe we should take speculation about Etta to another thread?
Re: Ages - April is 18 in TLJ. 10 year gap would make her 28 in Dreamfall. I had to check Kian on the Wiki, but it says he's 35 in DF on the Wiki. So that's actually a 7 year gap, but Kian is older. But as Wandrew said, HoAW is outside of time, so it kind of fucks everything up.
What if Kian is actually from Stark and that's where his innate distrust of magic comes from?
And if we take The Balance literally, what if every person from Stark shifting to Arcadia means that an Arcadian winds up in Stark, and vice versa?
Hmm...I really want to see Kian IN Stark, but I never really considered the possibility that he may be of Stark. His hatred of magic stems from his upbringing as an Azadi, AFAIK, but the idea of Kian having been born in Stark could be interesting.