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• 2/20/2018

Daniel vs the Gemini

Some spoilers for those who haven't read up to Act XI in this post, proceed with caution.

This discussion post is about the confrontation of Daniel and the Gemini sisters at the end of Act XI. It's been a long time coming. After spending seven books apart Daniel has finally come face to face with the twisted twins and is preparing to take them both on in order to stop them from harming any more innocent lives in Eden. So this begs the big question that's left at the end of the latest book: how is he going to stop them?

Though he is armed with the Hellfire's Edge and clearly has the fighting spirit to stand against the Dark Queen without fear he is also well aware that the only known way to kill the Gemini is to pierce both their hearts with the Hellfire's Edge and the Archlight's Blade, with the latter being in Daemon's possession who is currently halted further away from Green Haven in a conflict of his own. Even so he's obviously prepared to fight the near-immortal twins and protect Clover and Felucia, but what's his plan to save them? How is he going to stop the Gemini from waging war against Rockhelm with their army? Why does Aeon want him to face the Gemini alone with only one of the swords of legend? Fighting the Dark Queen does show bravery, but if it's futile then isn't it also foolish? What do you think Daniel will do to stop the Gemini?

The next Act opens just as everyone is expecting, with Daniel taking on both Jovian & Jacqueline to stop them from spilling any more blood in Eden. He has a family to protect, monsters to unite, and a dream of a peaceful world to bring to life, and the first step to that is bringing down the Dark Queen of anarchy. Voice your ideas and hopes for what he will do, and prepare for the long-awaited showdown in Act XII.
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• 2/20/2018
The Dark of Queen of anarchy. VERY lovely title. Does this make Twilight the Dark Queen of magic, or Seraph the Dark Queen of domination?

Anyway, very good points worthy of much needed discussion. To be fair, I'm not sure what Daniel will do. He knows he needs the Archlight's Blade in order to slay Jovian & Jacqueline, but for the time being I think he's more concerned with keeping the sisters away from Clover and Cindy's mother, Felucia. Perhaps a fight will ensure as the Gemini are startled to see that Daniel has changed quite a bit since they last saw him in Eston. I DEEPLY look forward to seeing those twisted smiles knocked a mile off their faces.

Since the Aquarius Gateway was removed from Green Haven (thanks to Flarah's clever planning), the Hellfire's Edge will be able to do the damage it's meant to do. This being said, there's a chance it could set EVERYTHING on fire! Alyssa may not have to worry about setting any fields ablaze in order to transport the elves out of Green Haven (if that plan works), since the demonic blade may provide more than enough reserves for Alyssa to draw on. The good news, it would help get the elves out of harms way; the bad news, it would probably burn Green Haven to the ground and potentially put elves in danger for being around the fire and thus make the good news I mentioned before not so good at all. Nobody likes their home being burned down after all.

Next, Daniel will probably be badass in fighting the Dark Queen, but without Daemon to provide the necessary help it may end up working against Daniel. I must say this villain was planned out very well; Mr. Gordon made it so that it's impossible for just ONE person to defeat the Gemini. Two separate people HAVE to be present and work together to bring them down. That's all the more clever here since Daniel and Daemon working together would help spark future teamwork, which could help bring down the other three Dark Queens. However, as Mr. Gordon mentioned, Daemon is currently caught in a fight of his own and is a considerable distance away from Daniel and the Gemini. And it's not like he can magically move within range in the course of just a few seconds. . . .

The most Daniel can probably do is keep Jovian & Jacqueline at bay, and probably enrage them when they discover that their supply of elves has run short due to them escaping during all the confusion. We all know how those sisters feel about their pray getting away. . . .

Next, there's the case of Aeon. Aeon, as well as Flarah, both say that Daniel's going to do something mind-blowing in the upcoming battle. What this is is anyone's guess, but I look forward to finding out more. Maybe it'll help deal with the Gemini or unveil a hidden secret about Daniel's true potential and power. Perhaps instead of killing the Gemini, it could damage or cripple them. Imagine how shocked they'll be if they discover there's a scar which their magic doesn't heal.

Also, keep in mind that Aeon is manipulating the events to work in her favor. She's setting the pieces in place which will lead her towards the throne as "Absolute Ruler of Everything." She can't have competition, thus Jovian & Jacqueline will have to go. Before that happens, however, certain variables need to be pushed into place. People have to be in certain spots, events have to take the necessary steps, and any flaws have to be corrected.

And Aeon isn't the only one cooking up schemes. Flarah is also plotting in secret, and the fact that Aeon cannot predict her actions makes her a liability for the Chronofly's future plans. Could Flarah have a hidden ace up her sleeve? I hope so. Seriously, I LOVE how this kitsune roasted Aeon without fear in Act XI. I can't wait to see her tease some more.

All in all, there's a lot to look forward to. Things are going to start off with a bang in Act XII, and I will gladly wait to see it happen.
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