“Birth of Alcia”
Well it certainly took a while, but everything has finally been revealed. From Alcia to the Aces and even baby Nana in between, Plunderer has put all its cards on the table, and now the real story can begin. After all, who honestly doesn’t want to see how that three-way catfight is going to play out?
Next to the tragedy of
Darth Plagueis the Wise Ace of Flashing Strikes, the hot button topic this week lay with Alcia’s origins. As though population control through war wasn’t crazy enough already, Plunderer took this to eleven by creating a floating continent of utopia propped up by the toiling masses on the surface below. The Abyss? Nothing more than a return to Earth proper, while the Ballots we are most familiar with are the One Child Policy-esque selection method to ensure Alcia’s carrying capacity stays within its limits. Naturally Schmerman’s clique are the controllers of the whole charade thanks to possessing the true Ballots governing Althing, although this little reveal raises some further questions. We know Hina has one after all, and considering who originally assembled them, it probably didn’t just randomly roll into her lap (unless she’s Firenda’s descendant, because the pink hair never lies). There’s still some missing info on what happened with Schmerman and friends following Alcia’s formation, and guaranteed Licht’s (and Nana’s) falling out with them played into the current situation.
As for the history of the remaining Aces, well, there’s going to be more to learn yet. Class A being left on Earth and killing themselves for the sake of the children does explain why everyone believes the Aces dead (it’s a convenient mythos for the new leadership to exploit), but Sunohara’s reappearance and Alan still kicking around means Doan is probably not far from his grand return—and all (barring newly turned Sunohara) are likely on the side of sucking the world dry. Licht may supposedly be for ending the new world order, but the how and when of his plans are now the running question, particularly given Hina and friends will certainly be eager to help set things right.
For all we’ve learned there’s a lot left yet to come in Plunderer, and we’ll definitely get to it. Right after seeing how long copping a feel truly stays in the mind.
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