First off, no offense was taken. The whole purpose of this particular topic is to express concerns and just comments in general about the Origins story. Anyways, I'll just address what you said in your post. Not that I'm so mad at what you said or I completely disagree with what you said, but I just think that it'd be best if I sort of replied so it doesn't seem like I'm brooding haha.
So yeah, thanks for the compliments! Your writing is one of the best I've seen, and praise from you actually means a lot. So, thanks for that!
Okay, I'll start talking about your concerns now...
Yes, I know fully well that the Scarlet Man isn't a full feature of the story... yet. In actuality, it's funny that you bring it up because I was just beginning to introduce his character/part into the story. It's not that I'm trying to edit him out altogether, I mean, who would do that in a true Aetherlight role-play, but I have a few reasons for not introducing him up til now:
To make my story a bit more diverse, as I'm sure you've seen, it's getting kind of cliche in role-play where the Scarlet Man just appears and helps people along to redemption, so, my goal is to put him into the story in a way that makes him actually meaningful to how things are going. Not just so Scarlet Man can be Scarlet Man. So that Scarlet Man can actually be what you described. In short, the Scarlet Man will eventually appear; I just want to build up to it. I don't want to waste something so important like that in just a few short paragraphs, but rather use the opportunity to make it both exciting and meaningful.
It's a bit hard fitting a lot of the storyline in with him. He's a really big part of things, and (as I'll explain later) he's kind of the conclusion to a few storylines I'm doing right now. I don't want to prematurely end things, otherwise it'll just seem like I'm putting him there for the sake of doing just that.
Lastly, Scarlet Man represents Jesus. Yes, Jesus is God, but in Aethasia lore, that role kind of is taken by the Great Engineer. So, the path I'm kind of taking is using the Great Engineer as the God character and the Scarlet Man as the upcoming character and portrayal of redemption through Jesus Christ. Again, all of which takes time to write in a way that's fun and amazing.
Yeah, that's actually kind of the point. The whole theme of this part of Origins (to make it clear, not ALL of Origins, just this half of the season) is literally darkness. The darkness Aethasia and it's people are in not just because of Lucky and the Fog, but because of the absence of the Great Engineer. Hope. The Scarlet Man... Ah? Get what I'm doing now?
Anyways, I know it can get dark, that's what I'm trying to portray. Without Biblical principals, all they can do is follow their own minds and whims. Which, obviously, is going to have some bad results as well as bad events.
In the end, no one is perfect, but that isn't the point. My goal with this half of the season is to show just how bad things can/are in an Aethasia without the Scarlet Man. Judging by your post, I'm doing pretty well.
but yes, I get your concern. And would like to personally apologize for any part that may have been offensive. I just want you to know (and maybe some of the Origins characters should know this too) that there is hope ahead. You just need to be patient and be willing to bear through life even when it's dark.
Yes, as for this, I don't want to just blame people, but I would like to personally point out that they did agree to let me tell the story in my own words. As @Etlo_Maxlance and @Vytanni_Throttlenight so spectacularly pointed out, anyone is free to leave the story as they please at my own expense.
Anyways, I know it seems like that at this point (I refer back to point 2), but I assure you, if the person is good right now... they are going to turn good eventually. I don't intentionally change a person's personality in the story unless I need/ have to to make a story more compelling/convincing in certain areas. It might not look good to some people, but I planned ahead, so please don't assume that I'm doing all that out of ignorance.
Not to bring old arguments back to the table, but I'm just disappointed that the characters of Vytanni and Etlo will never be able to go through that process. So, if you just wait, you'll see how the characters eventually become who they are now. Believe me, I will do whatever it takes, however many seasons, in order to make sure that all characters come to be exactly what they are now.
You will hear of him soon, but as for his actual living, breathing character, that will have to wait for further exploring in further episodes. For now, all I can manage is quick, (but probably exciting) cameos.
Yes, I'm going to do some more on that later, but for now, you won't be hearing from her too much.
@Hanna_Brassheart, @Scarlett_Darkhall, @Siege_Throttlequill