In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night

No Evil Shall Escape My Sight.

This post WILL contain Edge of Destiny Spoilers. Just sayin’.

I’m not much of a comic book fan.  I also know next to nothing about Green Lantern.  Perhaps that’s why I was the first person to draw a comparison between him and our lovely new Guardian profession.  Apparently, the Lantern can do a heck of a lot more than make auras with his ring, but I didn’t know that when the idea struck me.

Admittedly, I’m quite a bit late to the Guardian discussion.  Maybe yapping about it on Relics took away some of my burning need to tell the world what I thought.  (Isn’t that why we blog in the first place?)  Needless to say, lots of people beat me to the punch.  (Some of you even did it twice!)

I don’t have anything new or interesting to say about weapon choices that hasn’t already been said before, or about armor (It’s going to be plate, duh), but I would like to expostulate on the state of Blue Mace Lady/Lad’s unique mechanic.

Which brings us right around back to that dashing fellow up there.

I’m not going to lie, as I was reading about Logan Traitor Thackeray’s antics, my mind couldn’t help but supply me with imagery, vivid in every lurid detail.  (I’ll give Mr. King that, he’s got a firm grasp on describing action)  My first thought was of Slimer, from the Ghost Busters.

To my mind, Logan was a walking source of ectoplasmic goo.  Extruding it from his extremities at will and painting the air with— y’know what? Let’s stop that line of thinking right there.

Logan’s aura was his thing.  It’s what he did.  His martial skill was good, but it was his aura tricks that really stole the show.  From trip-wires, to protective barriers, to enhanced weaponry, to being able to fly. (Or at least leap tall Destroyers in a single bound.)

My prediction is this: The Guardian’s unique mechanic will center around his manipulation of his aura.  He’ll have some kind of alternate resource, perhaps it will be died in closely with energy, similar to a Warrior’s adrenaline and a Necromancer’s life force.  This he’ll use to spin his spells and constructs.

He’ll make a giant blue pony out of aura to ride away from his friends with and leave them all to DIE.

I mean, where’d that come from?

But yes, auras.  Making stuff from nothing, physical magic.  Isn’t that part of my wish-list for Mesmers?  Why I believe it was!  I’m not interested in playing a Guardian (remember my thing against heavy armor?), but seeing what they can do whets my appetite for the inevitable Mesmer reveal, for certain sure.

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  • Comments (5)
    • Ken
    • January 25th, 2011

    Good post, I enjoyed it…BUT I think you know how much sadface I have going on right now! Logan’s a cool guy! xD

      • Tigerfeet
      • January 25th, 2011

      He’s a dirty rotten traitor. Jennah totally could have taken care of herself. 😛

        • Ken
        • January 25th, 2011

        😛 How do we as the reader know this? Jennah could have mesmerized us into believing that she actually knew what she was doing! It’s a tarp! :O

  1. I’m sure Jennah’s letters were all boilerplate anyway. Every doofus with a sword or hammer gets one every month.

  2. Logan the Rat-Fink definitely had a different way about him, hopefully this will be reflected in the actual profession. Whatever the mechanics of the Guardian, it looks as though it will provide a welcome variation of play-style.

    It does appear that Guardian will be heavily armoured, though in the book, Logan certainly starts out with medium armour. Apart from being an untrustworthy traitorous deserter, Logan was OK.

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