All Dawn wanted to do was get a flight home so that she could make the dress fitting for her sister’s wedding. She did not ask to have her life threatened repeatedly, nor did she plan on being adopted by a secret agent who was more like Sean Connery as Henry Jones, Sr. than James Bond. If Henry Jones, Sr. was good with guns, that was.
I wonder if those black hoods have any connection to the one you find in Pitioss Ruins. Ardyn’s era is after Solheim. But their technology should still be around and reinvented. Just like how Ardyn introduced Magitek Troopers to Niflhiem once he joins them.
I based Ardyn’s story mostly on what was available from the timeline released in the Ultimania.
The brilliant, anonymous medieval poet behind the epic Middle English poem ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ described Gawain’s journey north to meet the fearsome Green Knight in a cursory few dozen lines. We briefly learn that our hero faced many perils along his way, including bears, giants, wild men of the woods, and all kinds of trials of nature. I’m filling in that part of the story with a series of standalone comics, in print and online, following Gawain’s many adventures as he crosses a mythic and strange Britain full of monsters and magic.
An ancient British queen and knight with a famous Excalibur. She fell into a deep sleep instead of dying. But, due to chaos in the parallel world, she woke up as an irregular. She commands phantoms of her followers, the Knights of the Round Table