Commission to a fellow fan on here who has excellent taste in swordmasters. <3
(( there needs to be more Stefan love, anyhow ))
this was an idea that’s been bouncing around ever since I saw *doubleleaf’s interpretation of the Pieta; but I wanted to take a more familial bond akin to the actual statue.
And really, the themes of the books seamlessly fit in with this. Aliit ori’shya tal’din. Family is more than blood. With as varied as the cast is, they’re all bonded by the fact that they’ve beenaccepted among the mando’ade as family, despite their backgrounds. Etain, Vau, Laseema, the clones, even Kal himself…
In another tangent, the clones gave their blood in sacrifice to the Republic, paralleling the original story of the cruxifiction. And likewise, there’s pitifully few that mourn them as their loved ones.
it sounded better in my head okthx
“You have to know the limits of your physical and mental endurance, so you can recognize them and pass beyond them. This is why I will push you beyond any suffering you can imagine. You will not give up and die like lesser men; you will not crack up like lesser men; you will not lose heart in the direst circumstances like lesser men. And you will be the last men standing when the weaklings have opted to do the easy thing and die.”
- Sergeant Walon Vau (Republic Commando)
Insulting Skirata’s ability to drive a deal was marginally worse than questioning his courage, and he realized Vau had baited him yet again. “And I wonder what you’d do with yourself if you didn’t have me to torment.” - True Colors : Republic Commando