The Waste Land
Several months before I’d even heard of Homestuck, bladekindeyewear predicted that the Maid of Life would invert her role. My thoughts differ from his - he seems to think that the Doom aspect is a less than auspicious one, while I want to say Heroes of Doom may be second only to Heroes of Time when it comes to bailing their co-players out - but I agree with him that Jane is going to invert her aspect. In fact, I think she already has.
I don’t know if this has already been said but I just noticed that the Breath symbol
is pretty much the Life symbol turned on it’s side and squished around a bit
It can also be noted that these two aspects represent the basics of living, as well as correlate to Jane and John, the leaders of their respective sessions.
Sylph of Life
Sylph: A Witch but more magical. Heals aspect or uses aspect to heal.
Life: Life force, creation and creativity.
There isn’t much to say about the Sylph of Life really. She will have some of the most direct healing powers available, likely the most powerful healer of all, very likely capable of raising the dead. She will also be able to heal one’s creativity, getting rid of those art blocks and such. The Sylph will likely be a creative person herself, coming up with all kinds of health items through alchemization.
The role of the Sylph of Life is very standard among Sylphs, but perhaps one of the most powerful. Capable of directly giving back life force the Sylph will be the best healer, even if there are others on the team capable of it. She will also help people make powerful items with great diversity, making her great to have around when its time to make some new equipment.
Knight of Life?
Knights are a passive class. Knights weaponize their aspect and use it to defend their teammates, this can also be reversed and the knight often works to protect or maintain their aspect as well.
The Life aspect symbolizes health and adaptation. Heroes of life often come from royalty or otherwise important families.
The Knight of Life would weaponize life to protect their teammates, this would mean healing and maybe even enhancing themself so that they could continue in battle. The Knight of Life would come from an unhealthy session and would have to work hard to protect their teammates health. The Knight of Life may also develop the ability to fight using the enemies health perhaps causing overreactions in their immune systems.
Could you explain what a Mage of Life does?
The Mage class is the active equivalent of the Seer. The Mage understands their aspect and uses it to manipulate or lead others. The Mage experiences their aspect and is often manipulated by it.
The Life aspect symbolizes life, along with adaptation and health.
The Mage of Life would have been plagued by illness or bad health for most of their life. Through their own misfortune the Mage of Life would learn to heal others and understand disease and illness. The Mage of Life would lead others along a path of adaptation so that they may grow to overcome many obstacles which they would face over the course of their session. Later in their session the Mage of Life would learn to manipulate health allowing them to heal their teammates and use disease as a weapon.
I THOUGHT ALL THOSE SPRITES WERE CANON AND THEN I REALIZED THAT WE WERE READING FROM THE BOOK AND MY BRAIN INSTANTLY THOUGHT THAT THE PART WHERE THEY WERE FIGHTING WITH PIXELS WAS A FANFIC FROM CALLIOPE BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT NONE OF THAT IS CANON
I THOUGHT FOR ONE GLORIOUS HOUSE (cause I was busy obsessing) YOU WERE CANON MY DEAR COSTUME-FRIEND
I'm starting to think it that these recent events have more to do with the Life aspect than it does with trickster mode, because like last time we saw crazy squiddles and multicolor tripping was when Feferi met with Jade while "dreaming"
and both of them are life yeah!!! and we know that john can/has gone trickster even though that was like an easter egg and nothing like that happened so knowing this its like possibly the tricksters abilities tie within the aspect of the player and the multicoloured squiddled acid trip is like the top tier place where all the life players draw their powers and like a correlation between life and horrorterror/squiddles
lord english is tied to the fishy life players glub glub and so are horrorterrors in the form of their lusus so know that we know a hundred percent that squiddles are horrorterrors and horrorterrors exist on this plane where life players can access??
so yeah i agree this is totally like a life thing going on under all this trickster stuff
you should make a post outta this and link me to it when you do!
syGOLLY FRIEND I AM SORRY I DID NOT DO THIS YESTERDAY. I HAD LOST, ENTIRELY, MY ABILITY TO COULD. I WAS UNABLE TO HAVE COULD.
okay so, sylphs are a healer class, and life is an aspect that governs growth. As a Sylph of Life, you are someone who is dedicated to helping your friends grow. Meenah had a problem that was close to your opposite; her class has a propensity to stunt others’ growth, which she was unable to overcome as the leader of the Alpha trolls’ session. This led to all sorts of shenanigans that was absolutely not in the best interest of her party. It could have been, and at some points may have been, used to keep her friends down to earth, but that is the subject of an entirely different rant!
Friend, you are the opposite of what Meenah is. You would make an ideal leader for your team; you have a natural proclivity to understand what it is your friends need in order to further their personal quests, guiding them and assisting when necessary, while also being an ideal healer class for combat — however, keep in mind that you are not necessarily the most combative class there is, nor should you be.