Daidoji Tacticus wrote:Good points.
I can see the nuance there in the reasoning for why she acts how she does, but it's more the skeleton of both characters that I am concerned with. For instance, I'm suspicious her husband who is out dealing with Yoritomo is going to be a kitsune spirit and former member of the Fox Clan (to tie that back into the AEG canon with Ameiko). What if Dairu ends up being the trueborn son of Shoju and the source of strife between the lovers, or maybe Hotaru has a child of her own that gets killed by Shoju or Kachiko?
Those are just assumptions obviously, but based on the one fiction we have so far I am a bit tepid going into the next one. I want to see how this version with these characters is largely different than the AEG canon, so rewinding and starting off the FFG iteration here doesn't feel as much like a blatant attempt at evoking nostalgia of the "golden era."