This close-up from a Final Quest teaser makes me wonder ...
1. Is the bundle Brill huddles the child she is carrying after the Recognition in Discovery?
2. Is it another child from a second Recognition with Sunstream?
3. Is it (possibly) the child of Ember and Teir, adopted after something happened to the parents?
1. Brill and Sunstream look identical as they were shown in Discovery - so this option would be the most likely. Would end the speculations, whether there will be twins born to the twin-couple.
2. In the same poster Shuna is shown as a very old woman. In case the whole poster is an exact "snapshot" from the storyline, this cubling must be a much younger sibling of Sunstream's and Brill's firstborn child(ren).
3. Not much evidence for it - just fan speculation due to the fact, that Ember and Teir do not show in the poster. And that they will most probably recognize in the Final Quest. And some other teasers hint that something bad might happen to Ember.
Last not least ...
4. This teaser is very possible a collage of scenes, not a snapshot. And as far as I've got it not really new ... so things might have changed in time passing between this picture and the actual writing/drawing up of the Final Quest.
And YES ... this is ALL about fan speculation
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1. Brill and Sunstream look identical as they were shown in Discovery
I wouldn't think too much over that. It pretty much looks like Sunstream has been copy pasted from Discovery...*fiddles around with ps*
Brill's pose looks familiar too. Not sure tho.
*takes a closer look* ... pretty much, indeed.
Brings us back to the collage theory ... and to suggestion #1
She is born - on Monday, January 21st 2013
... and her entry is quite a bit spectacular
SHE'S AN ABSOLUTE CUTIE!!!!
No one would dare to doubt Redheads's word ...
but here is the little cutie in person for your delight. Welcome to the WoTMs, little Korafay!
Oh, she's so CUTE!!!
And she has water wings!
They answered Recognition in the Palace as you've assumed, Redhead - and because we talk about Recognition Korafay was conceived in this very moment for sure!
But ... Sunstream was already shape-shifted to some degree at this moment - by the Palace. He has grown visibly ... maybe he went throught other, less obvious changes that made him closer to a High One in the process. Possibly this line referes to the years in wrapstuff. Just a thought.
I know why Korafay has light green hair. There's too much chlorine in the pool.
Just had a thought. When my baby sister was born, my dad had a beard and a moustache. (She called it his "mushbeard"). When she was about two, he shaved it all off. I had never seen my dad without his beard before either, but I didn't freak out (being older). My sister, however, hid under the sink and cried for half a day "bring back my daddy." He just crouched there for hours, trying to convince her "I am your daddy," and telling her she needed to come out. And she would say "then where's your mushbeard?"
How much worse is this point of confusion going to be for little Korafay?
I think being able to send and everything might help. Like, I somehow always assumed that elf-children knew what their parents looked like even before they were born...
That's a fascinating and surprising story, lunakat. I feel for both your baby sister, who was crying for her "lost" Daddy and for your father - he must have felt so helpless! This shave must have made an enourmous difference.
Indeed sending will be a great help in this case. I think Korafay would recognice the love and truth in the sending even when her father looked very different.
Interesting thought about elf children already "knowing" the look of their parents before birth, Redhead., at least to a certain degree. Yes, elves seem to send to their unborn child just like humans talk and sing for it. Even when the abilities are still rudimentary and underdeveloped the child will get feelings and pictures mor proberbly. And with the sendings it can get an image of Mom and Dad - most probably through eyes and mind of the respective partner.
On the other side the parents will not know the real face of their child - because the little one has no idea how it looks like. Maybe - the parents can see the "soul image" ...
Korafay seems vey advanced, in that she can imitate her mother's cloudfish impression.
I wonder if her wingfins will develop just from her forearms, or if they will continue over her shoulders, head and back.
Maybe she can fly like the Submariner.
SHE CAN FLY!
Is it flight, or just levitating on water? Too soon to tell?
Will she be a "glider" like Rayek, being able to levitate herself - or a water-walker? Time will tell
AAAAAAAWWWWWW Korafay want's to dance with grandma
Allright, but if she flies, they need to get some Pampers on her, pronto!
Or REALLY fast training!
I just read through all the Prologue last night, and I am loving the new storyline. And Korafay is truley adorable. I already have much love for her.
She does turn into a beautiful young lady in the prologue.
A beautiful and graceful young girl! Cannot wait to see her as a young adult in TFQ. Wouldn't mind to get some more flashbacks of her childhood days, tho.
It's a flashback, not minor quality scan ^^
Argharghargh I wanted to see more of grown-up Korafay! Oh well, January it'll be (or March... January's issue should mostly deal with Wild Hunt, no?). How precious was she as a baby, though? The WaveDancers will spoil her rotten, sure as flying fishes fly!
(Btw, I know I'm just an obsessed nerd who loves to overanalize things, but I'm *totally* seeing her hair and eyes as proof that Haze is the father of Brill and Krill and that makes me deliriously happy :D When I saw her for the first time I thought "awww, she's JUST like her grandfather"... *then* I remembered that Leetah also has green eyes (sorry, Leetah!)
Green hair - inherited by her grandfather ... havn't thought of this! It would fit. Maybe there is time in TFQ to explore here family tree in some flashbacks. *crossing fingers and toes you will be poved right*
And we will see alot of Korafay in the quest to come ... bet she'll play a prominent role!
I very much hope so! She promises to be such an interesting character
Love how it seems that her first reaction to meeting her (other) aunt was
Of course she had a bit of help from her daddy!
Hmm... just realized something: I think it's fairly safe to say that she'll be spoiled rotten growing up.
Not only did her mother spend an unknown (at least to me, Christina; help me here) but rather long period wishing for a child. Korafay is being born to a tribe where the only other "children" are actually older than her dad, and the only child who could potentially have been an age-mate died at a young age.
Yup, correct about Brill's longing for children of her own - in the WaveDancers Gallery it says that she's "hoping always for the elusive gift of Recognition" (emphasis mine) and the way she speaks to Spine about it all suggest that she dreamed to have children of her own long before the WaveDancers story arc began.
And I agree wholeheartedly about the tribe spoiling her as she grew up. The pips themselves, used for so long to be the youngest WaveDancers, will likely have lavished her with attentions - to say nothing of the adults! :D
Hre's a possible formula: Compare all of the personalities of the youngest characters (Freetouch, Shukopek, etc.), take whatever personality is left, and assume that's what Korafay is like.
Nightfall said "Spirits surround me with love" because Tyleet was conceived in the Palace. Does Brill feel the same because Korafay was also conceived in the Palace?
Probably... remember her words in Discovery? "Beloved... was it not for our child, I could die this moment from sheer joy and become one with the spirits of the Palace." After living in fear and seclusion for so long, the feelings of happiness and love that surrounded the WaveDancers in the Palace must have seemed a breath of fresh air. I'm sure it will play a part in Korafay's character development! ^_^
I bet you're right. It's a good thing, growing up unafraid of the world.
Can this be Korafay all grown up? Or is it Moonmirror?
I think she looks like a whitehaired Brill, but the cute "wings" is missing, if its Korafay.
Could be an early drawing?
well it certainly LOOKS like a white haired/skilled brill. note the clothing and leg fins. perhaps it was some of Elfmom's fiddling?
That's the information we got here
LivietheLurker said:spiritofthewater said
Does anyone have any information on this picture?
If I recall correctly this was originally a picture of Brill in "The Discovery", which got a make-over and was used as a holiday picture. Here's the original (see attachment).
Yeah... I sorta had a feeling I'd seen it before. It's her celebrating recognition pose/dance.
Not exactly the same pose with differrent coloring though ... I've tried out. ^^
Looking at it now ... this coloring actually works as an imagination of adult Korafay.
My first actual fan art of Korafay meeting her grandparents (in my opinion. And I won't be shaken from it!)
For me, even her ears shape proves that she's Haze's granddaughter ^^
@ChristinaRaibert, I LOVE this. The look on Krill's face may be my favorite thing. Lovely, lovely illustration!
That's sweet! :) other grandpa approves.
Uhm... how are spirits holding a baby? =P~
RedheadEmber said: Uhm... how are spirits holding a baby?... a floater baby ^^
Thank you ^_^ I couldn't believe I had never drawn Korafay before - and as I had always wanted to depict her with her WaveDancers grandparents, there was my chance ;)
@RedheadEmber - @Embala took the words right off me :) Korafay's floating herself up and reaching out for the spirits she perceives... but she can also feel the loving arms of her grandfather surrounding her in a protective embrace ;;)
(methinks Farbright will soon steal her granddaughter from her lifemate for her own share of Grandma Spoiling Time, just by the way she's looking at her XD)
Oooooooo! Would love to see your interpretation of a grown up Korafay, @ChristinaRaibert!
@Thornbrake - already working on it! ;)
Say... speaking of Korafay, today I happened to juxtapose the "older kid" picture of her with the one of Haze and Farbright and went totally :-O because while I had always linked her hair color with Haze, it hadn't struck me thus far that she has the same impish grin of her grandmother! I kid you not, check that smirk and the mischievious look in the eyes - she's a mini Farbright with more than a little of Haze thrown in! So cute! :)
Looking forward to see your new drawing, Christina!
You can really see a family ressemblance ... the same cuteness. I hope you are right!
Wendy's comment to go along with this image: "At last a Wavedancer born without fear, because her parents saw to it that she was raised with wisdom, good cheer and common sense. Lovely Korafay doesn't see herself as a teacher, but sometimes we teach simply by being. Sometimes, in portraying characters whose main focus is the practicality of mere survival, it's important to show the more magical side. These ARE elves, f'goodness sake!"
Sorry, I should've included! I did link back to the post but I forgot not everyone has Facebook.
Line of beauty all the way!
What a breathtaking drawing!
A beautiful spirited cub. Very elfy. Very alive. An etherial appearance and and true child of Abode, settled in her natural environment. Wonderful characterisation for a very promising character ... looking forward to meet her in the Final Quest!
Wow, she's gorgeous :)
Is she a wolfrider's hight? Or a bit taller?
She doesn't look wavedancer tall to me
Why wouldn't she be? After all; both her parents are Wavedancer-tall.
travelbug said: Is she a wolfrider's hight? Or a bit taller?
She doesn't look wavedancer tall to me
She's gonna be a real heartbreaker when she's an adult.
travelbug said: Is she a wolfrider's hight? Or a bit taller?
She doesn't look wavedancer tall to me
MultiFacets said: She's gonna be a real heartbreaker when she's an adult.
I was thinking she seems to have inherited Sun folk/wolfrider hight,and is grown up by now.
I guess she's grey-eyed instead of green-eyed?
I agree, looks like her colors gave been toned down a bit.
I would love it if she has green eyes :)
Not very many elves has, I think. Right now I can only think of Leetha, Redlance and Kahvi.
And Timmain already went from green to grey eyes.
I don't know, it's a little hard to tell the exact color from the new illustration. Gray and green aren't too far off from each other, and the surrounding colors can influence the way you perceive them.
Thornbrake said: don't know, it's a little hard to tell the exact color from the new illustration. Gray and green aren't too far off from each other, and the surrounding colors can influence the way you perceive them.
If she's also not the main focus of the image (this is just a snippet), the colors might be a little more washed out due to distance.
Maybe her eyes change colour depending on her mood; in the first (oldest) she's very excited because she's about to meet 'Aunt Ember' for the first time. While in the second she's more serene.
Though, Christina's point about the picture simply being unfinished fits as well; after all, doubt her libs have suddenly gone completely skin-coloured.
Water can "pale down" colors as well. She's floating in the air in the youth picture ... I got the notion she's in water in the new one.
Embala said: Water can "pale down" colors as well. She's floating in the air in the youth picture ... I got the notion she's in water in the new one.
Korafay being under water and drawing not being quite finished does make sense :)
Pike's eyes are described variously as cornflower blue (gatherums), gray-blue (novel), blue (interview) and that they "sparkle purple" (wolfrider's guide) -- and are painted in every way. Inconsistent? Not really. Look at your eyes in the mirror: lots of different colors for the light to bring out (or to average out) depending on the conditions.