nata-cs  asked:

Can Glutton Knights speak? Or does it vary from armor types, original speech ability, and/or other factors?

It varies wildly, yes. Armor types generally affect the look and functionality of the final change, but there can be plenty of strange variations within armors of the exact same model, depending on the individual in question. This impacts everything from speech to mobility to ability to blend in. 

The warping effect of the magic is still partially guided by the afflicted’s will; while ‘normal’ magic is directed by the conscious mind of a professional (whether they’re a wix, witch, or sorcerer), insidious magic infections are largely influenced by the subconsciousness…but a consciousness, nonetheless, belonging to the infected individual. This can DRAMATICALLY alter the final result of any magical change. A glutton knight’s ability to speak can be determined by how much they valued speech in their human life. More rarely, a knight rendered mute by the change who desperately wishes to talk again might find their future mutations oblige them, granting speech anew.

Augustine was a pretty quiet and reserved person before becoming a glutton knight, and has accepted being nonverbal. They’re largely indifferent to it.

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