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Following my hiatus, I’m not ready to go full spontaneous narrative. This morning I’ll merely speculate spontaneously about Margaux’s role in this growing but unnamed thread.
Possibly I should get a name for it? Or did I have one and forgot? Rummaging…nothing definitive.
The artwork of the two inspirational images ties Margaux to Jasper in my mind. I may have found them around the same time, but I’d have linked the two images regardless as the engender thoughts of a similar theme for me: children of responsibility, earthy human magic, and tainted whimsy. I saw Margaux as maybe something of a Hermione to Jasper’s Harry–though I’ve only just articulated that thought in those terms just now. At he very least I saw her in opposition of Ned Who-needs-a-last-name. As Jasper also opposes Ned that paired the two.
Margaux is tied into a classical oracular magic. Something a bit more business-like I suppose. She’s especially skilled at it, but I’m thinking technically anyone the dons the Chronicaller would be able to tap into it’s powers. Maybe she otherwise possesses a general level of magic like most folks, but in regards to the Chronicaller she’s exceptional. Seems unlikely that she’d gain access to that helm through typical means. I’ll need to address how she gets involved in the more adult magic.
Maybe not. Maybe adults don’t have magic. Maybe that’s how Jasper ends up writing his fifth and final spell (rather than dying–which is what I thought before). Still, since Margaux is otherwise typical there would need to be an explanation of her coming into contact with the Chronicaller.
I wonder if she runs around with Jasper or if they merely bump into each other from time to time. I don’t see this as a team-up situation. The later seems more likely so I suspect I’ll need a way for them to contact each other over distances. Cell phones and texting or something my magical? I like the practical common option the most. So now I need a reason for Jasper to be out there running around and Margaux not to be. Could be she’s in a wheel chair or bound by circumstance or geography.
What does Margaux want in all this? I’m not finding much conflict here. Maybe she wants to be the best Chronicaller she can be. She doesn’t much care about what she finds or does, she just wants to be the most precise, the most accurate, the fastest to the answer. And the Chronicaller gets stolen. And since her magic is due to evaporate as she becomes an adult they need to get it back to get the best prophecies for the future?