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13th Sep 2019, 2:44 PM in Chapter 6
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padanew 13th Sep 2019, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
After living so rough a life when you find you circumstances change it may feel like you are betraying how you grew up. It is important to realize that it was your life that brought you here.
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
Very true!
TotallyNotAMimic 16th Sep 2019, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
This is incredibly poignant and well spoken. Thank you for putting it so well into words.
Bookeater_otaku 13th Sep 2019, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
I see a distinctive lack of combat training. I guess this will need another flashback. Maybe from another character perspective? But that's for the future.

I loved the page. It illustrated well how Colleen passed her day and how it helped define the character. Maybe now she will have the time to read some books that are not holy scriptures in the down time between a dungeon dive. Beside training and restocking I mean, because I am also curious about the town at the entrance of the Marblegates so I hope she will have the time to visit and meet new people. Would help to flesh out the world and it's inhabitants too.
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
Yup, she gets combat training elsewhere.

More on that in a future chapter :)
Thracecius 13th Sep 2019, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
While I agree that she shouldn't feel guilty, I can also say that it shows how much she loves her family and is dedicated to helping her village that she feels that way. She is exactly the kind of person you want to have her gift. :)
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
Perhaps there was a reason ;)
chris-tar 13th Sep 2019, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
I think anyone with loving and devoted parents like Colleen are wealthy regardless of how much money they have.
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
True! :)
Lurker 17th Sep 2019, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Wealth is not the abundance of riches, but the lack of want.
Sturzkampf 13th Sep 2019, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
She forgot to mention the complete absence of obnoxious younger brothers.
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
I don't thinks she's all that broken up about not getting to see them anymore!
padanew 14th Sep 2019, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
They wouldn't bother her if they did not like her. Plus the relationship with my younger brother VASTLY improved when he left to join the army.
BornOnTheNinth 15th Sep 2019, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
I had the same experience when my older brother went to college. Sometimes a little space can do wonders for inter-sibling relations.
Kelter 14th Sep 2019, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
Are the ones in white paladins?
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
Packless1 14th Sep 2019, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
...i.m.h.o. i think, the novices wear green, because they are! ;-) german 'grün hinter den Ohren' (green behind his/her ears)means that this person is inexperienced and still has much to learn...!
Sharp 14th Sep 2019, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
There is a adult woman in green.
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
It's just for variety; the different colors have no significant meaning
Dan 19th Sep 2019, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
Then she definitely lucked out by getting the green. Those white hoods have to be a pain to keep clean!
Dan 19th Sep 2019, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
Also great job on the box with the friend handing the apple down from a top bunk. That is exactly how girls communicate in bunk-bed societies.
I imagine her saying something cheesy about how she found red-topped apple and by sharing it they are now officially red-head-besty-buddie forever.
Ted 14th Sep 2019, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Do they differentiate the ones with holy power and the ones who don't with the Green and White hoods respectively?
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
Nope, it's just for variety.
Packless1 14th Sep 2019, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
...i.m.o. you can see it in the word 'Greenhorn' or the similar german word 'Grünschnabel' (lit.'green-beak') seems to be the color for beginners and newcomers worldwide...? ;-)
smarmy 16th Sep 2019, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
i believe greenhorn as a synonym for newcomers has a few roots i belive that in old jewlrysmithing that they used horn as a material in the process of setting silver jewelry and in the process it was heated up a overheated project turn summarily green. another example being hunters and trappers would when available have powder horns. and someone new to the work would have one that was relatively fresh. although im fairly certain thats a newer use of the same bit of language. the silversmith example would be more widespread in the language department oweing to silversmithing being not just stuck in one region
BornOnTheNinth 14th Sep 2019, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
It seems like she found a good fit for herself. I appreciate this, because too many fictional stories fall into the habit of portraying monastic societies as "unnatural" or "restrictive" instead of as communities that foster personal growth while helping society at large.
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
I agree! That's probably because most portrayals of religious characters/communities are written by people who aren't at all religious and who most have never even been in a church before. They don't seem to understand how religious communities actually work.

So it doesn't surprise me that their view of cloisters and monasticism is nothing but disturbed confusion.
Lurker 19th Sep 2019, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
Amen to that! ;-)
Marcel 14th Sep 2019, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Everything I'd want to say has been said by the folks above. This page is all around excellent!
Rocktopus 14th Sep 2019, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! Glad you like it!