the mod child

crimson-hope  asked:

Hi Love you guys and your reactions. Especially the teen tag. But my request is for a child Inquisitor (5-11) having such a natural way with animals that even the dragons like them, and having the inner circle and Krem(because I love him) react. Please & Thank you.

Cassandra: She’s about to jump to their defense when a bear walks up to the party, but all the bear does is sniff the child and lick their face, to which they laugh and gently pat its head. She still pulls them away and warns them against interacting with wild animals, but is nevertheless in awe over how they charm creatures, be it horses, nugs, ravens, dogs, whatever. “I knew a girl that was a little like you.” she remarks. “It is a good trait to have, being gifted with animals. They sense goodness within you.”

Blackwall: He watches with a mix of amusement and awe as all the horses in the stables hurry to greet them every time they walk by, and he’s astounded as animals almost never attack the party. “Maker’s breath. Are you an animal whisperer? That’s amazing.” he remarks.

Iron Bull: He knew they were good with animals, and always admired it, but he stops and stares, slack-jawed, as they hug the side of the head of a dragon, who’s practically purring. They had wandered off from camp, and he ran out to find them. They see him, and he gestures for them to come back. He warns them to be careful of wild animals, of course, and not to wander from camp, but– “Wow, Imekari. That was– I knew you were good with animals, but… an ataashi whisperer. Wow.

Sera: She tries to get them to help her with pranks– she knows they like animals, so she figures they won’t mind helping gathering lizards to put in Solas’ bedroll. She stops as the lizards, big and small, seem not intimidated by the kid, and she watches as they crawl along their hands and arms, and as the child giggles in delight. She also sees how happy the horses are to see the Herald, among other animals in the Inquisition. “Wow,” she comments and giggles, “critters like you, eh? Means you’re good. Good for you!”

Cole: “They feel safe around you,” he says happily, “calm and sweet, sometimes bearing food, not wanting violence, a friend. You are a good person and a good friend.”

Varric: Their nickname becomes Charmer for their ability to charm any creatures. He gives them all sorts of books and stories about animals and encourages their interest and ability with animals. “They’re your first rapt audience, Charmer.” he says with a grin.

Dorian: He’s never really spent that much time around non-human or elven or dwarven or qunari animals before (Mod Sarah headcanon: they’re all under the species Homo sapiens, only perhaps separated by subspecies, assuming we’re using a Linnean system for Thedosian creatures) so it strikes him odd the first time he really stops to watch animals fawn over the Herald. He watches for a long time, awed by how readily these animals seem to relax around them, and comments to them later how impressed he is and how much he admires their skill.

Solas: He has met people like them before, readily capable of soothing animals– he’s pretty good at it, too, but not quite as good as them. He likes spending time with the kid as they spend time with animals, and he gets to talking with them. It’s nice to get to know each other and bond over the animals.

Vivienne: She doesn’t have much of an interest in animals, and comments little on it, but she admires how they keep animals from attacking the party. She introduces them to the horses she and Bastien keep, and smiles as they enjoy interacting with the horses and petting them gently. If they behave themselves well, she talks to the advisers about getting them a pet of some sort– even a nug, to her distaste, if they care for it properly. “It will be a good way to introduce them to responsibility. I have no doubts they’ll make us proud.”

Josephine: She thinks it’s adorable and oh so charming. She gives them all sorts of trinkets and books about animals to keep them occupied, and likes to see who and what they’ve befriended. It still makes her nervous to hear from the others about dangerous animals being friendly with the Herald, and she always warns them away from them– no matter how friendly they are, they’re still wild animals, not pets and not to be toyed with, but it amazes her all the while.

Leliana: She likes them. She likes them because the nugs, even the wild ones outside the gates, know no fear of the Herald, and her ravens (even the particularly ornery one, Baron Plucky, that her agents fear) flock to greet them when they come upstairs. She never comments on it– she just admires how much the ravens croon as they gently stroke their beaks and feathers.

Cullen: Fereldens are inclined to like people who are good with animals, especially dogs, and most of all mabaris. They believe the dogs can pick out good people, and Cullen agrees. So when he sees the dogs brought in by scouts and some recruits, they all seem to love the Herald, licking their face and wagging their tags rapidly. Like Leliana, he seldom comments on it, but he loves it.

When did Toriel leave Asgore?

(undertale spoilers)

After losing Asriel to wounds inflicted by humans, Asgore declared war on humanity. This brought hope back to the monsters, but at the price of losing Toriel. She left Asgore to hide away in the Ruins. However, there is confusion on when exactly Toriel left Asgore – after Asgore’s declaration of war or after he killed the children. Evidence from the game suggests that Toriel left before any of the children fell.


The Declaration

ASGORE:
In a fit of anger, I declared war.
I said that I would destroy any human that came here.
I would use their souls to become godlike…
…and free us from this terrible prison.
Then, I would destroy humanity…
And let monsters rule the surface, in peace.
Soon, the people’s hopes returned.
My wife, however, became disgusted with my actions.
She left this place, never to be seen again.

Asgore speaks of his actions to destroy the humans in the future tense – “I would destroy any human” and “I would use their souls.” His actions of declaring war and giving hope in a terrible manner are likely what drove Toriel to leave New Home. Perhaps Toriel had hoped that the monsters would not agree with Asgore’s plan. However, the monsters were all for this war on humanity.

» read more: who is toriel referring to when she says “them”?


In the Ruins

While it is possible that Toriel waited and witnessed the deaths of the children, there is additional evidence that she was in the Ruins when the children fell.

TORIEL:
Hee hee hee. I had a feeling.
When humans fall down here, strangely… I…
I often feel like I already know them.
Truthfully, when I first saw you, I felt… …like I was seeing an old friend for the first time. Strange, is it not?

» read more: frisk’s friends experience déjà vu

The above implies that Toriel fondly remembers the children because she came to know them. Had she only seen them when they arrived in New Home and were killed by Asgore, it’s unlikely she would be able to say this in a fond manner.

In Asriel’s old bedroom, there is a box of shoes. While these could all belong to Asriel, the mention of a “disparity of sizes” hints that multiple kids have come and gone through Toriel’s home. It’s also important to note that none of the Dreemurrs even wear shoes, so it’s unknown if Asriel would have owned any.

TORIEL:
Every human that falls down here meets the same fate.
I have seen it again and again.
They come.
They leave.
They die.

While it may sound like Toriel is saying she has witnessed the children die, she first explicitly mentions how “they come” and “leave.” Had she only seen the six children when they arrive in New Home to face Asgore, she wouldn’t be able to say “They come. They leave.” It is more likely that she learns of their fates at the hands of Asgore rather than actually witnessing their deaths first hand.

» read more: how does Toriel know the children died?

TORIEL:
You want to leave so badly?
Hmph.
You are just like the others.

Here, she likens Frisk to the other fallen humans. Just like the others, Frisk is adamant in leaving the Ruins to get out of the underground.


The Alternative Plan

TORIEL:
If you really wanted to free our kind…
You could have gone through the barrier after you got ONE SOUL…
…taken six SOULs from the humans, then come back and freed everyone peacefully.
But instead, you made everyone live in despair…
Because you would rather wait here, meekly hoping another human never comes.

Because of Toriel’s suggestion, some believe Toriel was around to witness the first human die before leaving to the Ruins. However, the purpose of this dialogue is to answer an unspoken question – “Why didn’t Asgore go get more souls after obtaining one soul?” After all, even with one human soul, Asgore would have become a powerful monster “with unfathomable power.” Toriel’s chastising of Asgore’s shaky resolve is an in-game acknowledgement of what was almost a plot hole – Asgore chose to wait for the souls despite it not being the most pragmatic option.

If that is not enough reason to dismiss the notion that Toriel witnessed one child’s death, consider this – Toriel didn’t go to the Ruins empty handed.

FLOWEY:
How did you get back to the RUINS from here…?
…wait, I know.
She must have taken you when she left.
And decided to give you a proper burial, rather than…
Hanging out in the basement forever.

Toriel took Chara’s body to give them a proper burial. However, this is the only body she took with her. Had any other children died while Toriel still lived with Asgore, she likely would have taken their bodies as well to give them a proper burial. Yet all coffins (besides Chara’s) are mysteriously opened at the end of the pacifist route. Whether this means all the bodies were removed and given a proper burial is unknown, but it’s clear the six coffins are in the same state.

When Toriel left, she took Chara’s body – that was the only body she took. Had any of the children died before Toriel left, she would have likely taken their bodies as well.

» read more: the coffins are open


Conclusion

Ultimately, Toriel held steadfast to her morals. From the start to the end, she believed that no one should die for the sake of another’s freedom.

Toriel met the children in the Ruins, where they each left her. Her story is of a mother who lost two children at once and then continued to lose more children who she tried to protect.

Integrity & the Dusty Tutu

(undertale spoilers)

There is a common idea that one of the previously fallen children, Integrity, had killed monsters. This is likely because the Old Tutu is described as a “DUSTY TUTU” in a call with Papyrus.

However, this evidence is not as conclusive as it appears.


“Dangerous”

Among the different items, Integrity’s have interesting descriptions.

There are two ways to interpreting the item’s description. Quite literally, the Old Tutu’s defense stat is better than stats of the items found before Waterfall. The tutu is an “Armor,” and it is protective. However, the description can be read in a sarcastic tone. Realistically, a tutu is a rather flimsy piece of material. The narration could be sarcastic, which wouldn’t be uncommon given other sarcastic narration in the game.

In a similar way, the Ballet Shoes have a higher attack stat than the other items found before Waterfall. Whether that is enough to “make you feel incredibly dangerous” is debatable. This description could be sarcastic as well.

In any case, these item descriptions would not have a reflection on who Integrity was. Chara only recently woke up thanks to the player/frisk’s power, so they were not around for the other fallen children. It would be impossible for NarraChara to have known Integrity.


“Dusty”

The word “dusty” doesn’t exclusively refer to monster dust in Undertale. It is also used to describe when an item is covered with dust from disuse/not cleaning. 

The first use of “dusty” is in Asriel’s old bedroom. However, it is known for a fact that Asriel’s dust “spread across the garden” when he died. It’s highly unlikely that his dust was collected and spread on this photo frame, given that Flowey later comes to life because he was an essence-filled golden flower.

In another example, Toriel mentions that the basement is dusty in order to coax Frisk back upstairs. It’s extremely unlikely she means monsters perished there. Basements and attics tend to be dusty because these rooms aren’t used very often.

Two more uses of “dusty” can be found in Alphys’ room. Unlike her anime and manga, the scientific books are “dusty” from disuse. Likewise, her work table has dust on it. While the amalgamates’ origin may seem to give credence to this being monster dust, this is the worktable where Alphys works on Mettaton’s body. 

She has been avoiding working on his body, however, because she is “afraid if i finish his body, he won’t need me anymore… then we’ll never be friends ever again.”

The last innocent use of “dusty” is in Asgore’s home. As mentioned previously, this cannot be Asriel’s dust because his dust was spread across the garden.

In comparison, there are only two uses of “dusty” that refer to monster dust.

Without a doubt, this refers to monster dust considering that this is a genocide route exclusive text. There is literally dust on the human’s hands from killing monsters.

This line is only seen when trying to sell to Burgerpants after talking to him in the genocide route. Because this is genocide route exclusive, this likely refers to monster dust as well.


Conclusion

While “dusty” is used in both cases of regular dust and monster dust, the dusty tutu is old. It had been discarded in Waterfall, possibly untouched ever since. Without any evidence of what the ballerina child did in their time in the underground, the more reasonable conclusion is that the tutu is simply covered in regular dust.

My sister’s summary of a book she has never read
  • Bug: It’s a guy, who tells his life story at a bar and he’s a koala-
  • Me: He's Edema Ruh
  • Bug: -and he plays the lute and he’s in love with Denna and likes to name things.
  • Me: Well, you're not wrong.