All right. You asked for it!
My favorite part about Aetherlight: Origins is more of an underlying aspect that is found throughout your entire story.
Yes, conspiracy. I, myself, love conspiracies (unless they are ludicrous or plain implausible). Origins is filled with them, and that makes the story extremely interesting for readers as they try to puzzle everything out. Details mentioned in say, Episode 2, might not seem to be significant right now, but later in the story as more pieces of the puzzle fall into place, they will play a part in some sort of...deadly situation, perhaps.
The only problem with complicated conspiracies in stories is that there are a lot of loose ends that the author will be obliged to tie up. If some are forgotten about, or are not properly tied, then the story becomes confusing or gives the impression that the author has not completely thought out his or her plot line.
I like a story that fits together well, especially when the conspiracies are all resolved tidily in the end.
I also like the portrayal of the Empire in your story. It makes apparent the deterioration of Aethasia from what it once was, and the Resistance's conviction to throw off the iron fist of Lucky's reign.
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