I can't tell if Agni is just that bad at pursuing relationships or if his luck sucks or both.
I kind of assumed that Brilith was the reincarnation of that woman from 2000 years ago, but wow, Agni's apparently been after them for billions of years. Which in hindsight, makes sense, because he was saying that he was looking for something for billions of years when talking to Leez when they first met. But it seems that new Brilith is just Brilith with memories of Brilith's past lives (who are omnisciently watching over their current life or something). This....makes sense. But also raises a lot of questions.
1) Agni's regret from 2000 years ago is that he didn't realize until too late that he loved that woman. But....she's the reincarnation of someone he's been in love with for billions of years. Was Agni...not in love with them until 2000 years ago? Or was the realization something more like he was in love with that one specific life as an individual and not just as a continuation of the reincarnation? As in, he always pursued the reincarnations with the intention of waking up the past lives, but didn't want to with the person 2000 years ago.
2) Why is he so fearful of Brilith + her past lives now?
3) Is Brilith's awakening of past memories something unique to her or can it happen to anyone? Brilith being the reincarnation of an early god that lost their name was a crack theory of mine that had like no proof...but this chapter seems to open that possibility up. Chandra says that this isn't the level of a human. In both perspective and abilities, she's closer to a god.
4) So does Brilith actually hate Agni? On one hand, she does say that her wish every time is that she never got involved with him. On the other, in the dream she seemed upset that she would be drifting farther from him (in what way...?). So, maybe she does like him but resents that it all inevitably goes to shit. Also, Brilith seems to hate that gods don't consider saving a life for the sake of saving a life, but rather for how much utility they can get out of it. Which I guess means she's ok with sacrificing people as necessary, but resents exceptions or treating any life as worth more than another when choosing who to sacrifice. If Agni holds her in special regard and things get screwed over because of that--and he does totally do that, then I can also see that making her wish she never got involved with him. And so...she was pissed at Chandra not for wanting to let her die, but for wanting to let her die because he thought she was useless.
5) Why is she in such a rush to die? Is she just feeling that done with everything, or is there something else pushing her to rush things as well? The only reason I could think of is Asha. If Asha really is anchored into the world through Brilith, then maybe Brilith is in a rush to die before Asha (and maybe Ananta) return to the world. And she's also in a rush to take down as many sura as she can with her.
6) Brilith has pretty much peak silent magic skills but still has access to paradise. Does that mean she didn't lose what she valued? Is she different from Jibril somehow?
7) So...summoning. The factors are life span to break through the realms, a desire for the god that reaches through the realms, and a third unknown factor. I feel like the third unknown factor, given the fact the second is the summoner's desires, is the god's desires. If the summoner can provide the god with their goal/desires, then the summoning is more likely to be successful. In Brilith's case...is the unknown factor just to be her? If it is, then that makes Jibril's summoning suspect. But, it could also be something more general, like "to be near her", in which case, technically as long as Brilith is alive, the third factor is fulfilled.
And...ahhhhhh....Babo Kim and Agni's bad nicknaming started with her. ;_; I kind of feel like Agni is going to do something very deserving of the name Babo Kim to stop Brilith's suicide run. It still feels too early for her to die.
And Gandharva is definitely super screwed if even the gods are no longer able to convince the people to listen to them. I wonder what would happen if the humans started to rebel against the decisions of the gods? Agni was pretty hands off to begin with, but Chandra exerted tight control.
Edited by microlm, Yesterday, 08:51 AM.