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.
i keep trying to memorize every detail of the moments i live in. in the soreness of my legs from standing so long at a concert, the chill of the night, the patterns of a tablecloth, the oily texture in my mouth after eating fried bananas. i keep trying to memorize the feelings, the quiet contentedness, the laughter, the excitement. i keep trying to memorize the people, their smiles, the way they speak, what makes them laugh. i’m constantly on the cusp of the next part of my life and that’s just so.. strange. but it makes it so much easier to find happiness no matter what’s happening to me, in a way? because i’m already kind of looking at life with those rose-colored glasses of nostalgia, simply because i know these are times i’ll never be able to live again, and these are people i might not always have, and that makes it so much easier to appreciate everything i might miss later.