Tyranny may flourish under the wisdom of one.
— Yet unrestrained, it takes but another to ruin the works of all.
Democracy may ensure a balanced hand.
— Yet dissociated, it concedes to the desires of the now and many.
Thus, the Philosopher King shall be united with the Representative Republic.
— Grant the liege his orders, for civilization must advance.
— Grant the people their voices, for the liege must answer.
Revolution is the battlefield on which authority is founded.
Bureaucracy is the battlefield in which progress is endorsed.
— But an Imperator has his allies; he need not walk alone, he must not walk alone.
This was the story of a collegiate corporate scion raised in occupied territory, who stumbled through to the last bastion of mankind, saved by the hands of the blackest ops, and involved with a team that deemed no action too atrocious for their goals, all to rediscover the legacy of a distant Utopian dream that will alter the oncoming struggle for dominance in the fracturing new world.
I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been working on a light novel project and that it was close to being made available for open beta. Well, above is the synopsis, and it’s ready now. Actually been ready for a week after I revived the Projects page.
Avalon Beyond the Eclipse
It’s a scifi/fantasy drama, in a setting I spent a lot of time building that would hopefully be one that truly melds magic and technology, and my themes were definitely somewhat inspired by the series that really left an impression on me: The Twelve Kingdoms, and Crest/Banner of the Stars. Just add some more shoujo elements courtesy of things like Hakushaku no Yousei and this is my production~!
It’s actually quite an amazing series~ (and definitely one of the most original action rom-coms I’ve seen; planned for Summer[?] animation). Although due to the lack of staff I’ve doubled up as a translator as well… no better way to reinforce my rarely used Chinese skills~ I’ll put together a review after vol 1 finish translation.