A Defense for Lancaster
Oh, man. Who knew that was how the finale was going to go, huh?
I think everything that could be said has already been said, but a major trend I’m starting to notice these past few days is the sudden backlash on Lancaster.
For the uninformed, Lancaster is the Jaune/Ruby ship name just as White Knight is for Jaune/Weiss and White Rose is for Rose/Weiss. I digress.
In any case, there have been multiple assumptions that we Lancaster Knights were quite happy that Pyrrha died and that, for all intents and purposes, Arko has sunk. There are even suggestions by several members of the FNDM that we expect Lancaster to be featured predominantly in Volume 4 as the new romance of the series.
However, I wish to dash away these assumptions.
For many Lancaster Knights, our ship was a ship we enjoyed quietly, away from the madness that other ships seem to possess. We never expected for it to gain ground in this way nor at all in actuality.
We loved Pyrrha, she was a fantastic character. Her death was moving and tragic, and we never wished such a fate on a wonderful character like her. We were content to have Arkos take sail in canon, but that will no longer be the case (unless you subscribe to those theories of her survival).
To continue on, we Lancaster Knights do not believe we will have our Jaune/Ruby romance to happen in Volume 4. We want bonding moments, platonic or oterwise, but a full-blown romance is not what we want immediately. There needs to be time and effort in the writing first for us to be wholly satisfied. The Lancaster Knights are more than willing to give the Arkos Warriors a volume to grieve and recover before we push for romance for our ship.
Much to my regret, it appears that we Lancaster Knights have been swept up in the upcoming shipping war. We did not anticipate this. However, we are more than happy to take up arms for our ship.
Fellow Lancaster Knights, I urge you all to write fan fiction or draw fan art so that we may attract more bannermen to our cause!