Running out of ways to introduce these posts. Today we have Legends of Windemere: The Spirit Well. This ended a big section of the overall story because it’s the last power center/temple that the heroes had to visit. It revealed a lot about Dariana, who stayed in the background for the most part. I spent a long time wondering what the surprise about her past would be. Originally, it was going to be that she was the main villain’s daughter, but I sprung that immediately for tension. So, I went another way and showed how tortured she is. These songs connect to what she wants and how she is.
This sound is very eerie and somber at times, which fit with the ‘what Dariana wants’ part of the scenario. She’s an immortal character who has been trapped in a cycle due to the prophecy, so a part of her wants peace and an end to it. Serenity is a goal that she can’t always believe is a possibility. The spookiness definitely helps here because of the final act’s location.
This song always made me think of death. Also, protecting people from the afterlife. I could be wrong on my interpretation though. Both of these aspects fit what Dariana is going through. There’s a lot about death, ghosts, afterlife, and protecting others in this story. I’d say this song shows the side of Dariana that has hope that she can be more than a pawn of prophecy too.
And we’re back to sad and depressed. It took me a while to think of this song in regards to Dariana. I can see her playing this song all the time and making it her anthem. Unlike Yola, the madness here is more lowkey and internal than the kind that everybody can see. It isn’t until this book that the other heroes learn about the level of pain and sadness that Dariana is carrying.