These are the questions and answers from Monday’s post. Enjoy!
L.Marie asked a chaos elf: “If you didn’t have to work for the Baron, what would you do instead?”
Answer: ‘This is difficult because you would get a different answer from nearly every chaos elf. Without the Baron, they would be free to pursue their actual interests and retain their old culture. Many have escaped his influence, but they typically have to live in hiding or in disguise because the chaos elves are still hated. So even then, they can’t do whatever it is they really want to do.’
John W. Howell asked Queen Trinity: “Would you like to be considered a hero or are you okay doing the Baron’s work?”
Answer: ‘This depends on who you ask since it isn’t such a black and white situation. I do what the Baron asks because refusing means my people suffer and could even be wiped out. To them, I’m a hero for all my sacrifices on their behalf. The rest of Windemere doesn’t see this and have dubbed me a criminal, but it isn’t like they would do anything else. Personally, I’m not concerned with being called a hero or a villain as long as the chaos elves are safe and no longer suffer. Call me a monster if you want since that’s not my concern right now. As far as being okay with what the Baron has me do, I can’t say I am, but I have no alternatives. The best I can do is minimize the death and destruction that I cause, which isn’t as easy as you would think. Act too nice and I’m given a long list of assassination jobs to make sure I’m still loyal. Fail those and the Baron punishes my people, so I do them. Like I said, it isn’t a black and white situation.’
Deby Fredericks asked Queen Trinity: “What is the future you dream of for your people?”
Answer: ‘Freedom and peace. My dream is for my people to no longer live in fear of a tyrant’s wrath or only dream about seeing the sun. It will take a long time, but I really hope the chaos elves are accepted by the rest of Windemere. We’ve spent so long in the shadows and being feared that it feels unattainable some days. Helping the champions might be the first step we need to reach a future that most other species take for granted.’