|The Sacred Manda Grove|
I was in the throes of working these details back into the story, trolling the internet for images of what these groves might look like. How old were they? What kind of trees were mandas, beyond being old, dense, and dark? That was when my longtime friend Amara hit me up. She was working on a shiny, and she wasn't sure if the stones worked so well together. She was debating scrapping the combination entirely and beginning again. Artist to artist, I sympathized with her pain.
"Send me a pic of what it looks like," I told her. "I'll tell you if it works or not."
|The Original Manda, by Freia Inguz.|
Tomorrow I'll delve into something slightly spoilery, and picspam some images of the secondary characters, flesh out the rest of the cast.