1. HOLY FREAKING CRAP, I sense backstory, and I’m loving it!!!
2. Last panel is made of win. Love the pose and expression.
I thought Celeste were ussually made of two races and she only looks Talmi?
As with Nikilai60, I sense some backstory, but I also see more questions.^-^
wow. Smart of jigsaw not to grab the hand. Her cover’d be blown in a heartbeat
A purebred celeste.
A purebred celeste, when the celeste culture values mixing as many species as possible.
I get the feeling that Rei’s hiding with Gabriel because she’s not safe in many other places.
@hariman: Also don’t forget that she pre-dates the Endless.
That’s also rather interesting.
@ Josh.C you know, she may look Talmi, but the ears are wrong size and shape for that
My first reaction – pretty harbringer of godly wrath.
Jig’s first reaction – lip bite, plus a request for something to drink. Confirmed pretty!..either that, or Jigsaw’s expressing apprehension, another reasonable response. Anyone want to bet on gender?
On second look – Rei is fairly naked, and large. Jigsaw as a one-handed improvised blunt weapon? She also appears to lack a second set of wings…
Willing to bet there are races out there we have never met before in the story. That she predates the endless opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities.
Rei’s smile and mindspoken greeting in panel 4 means this is going to be a juicy conversation, as does Jigsaw’s request for additional refreshment.
I did not think the words Purebred and Celeste ever went together. wow.
we know that Celeste live longer then most spices. but in this case we’re talking Qin Xu age and that’s utter impressive.
why do i get the feeling that that one word we saw (mind) spoken held a paragraph worth of information for jigsaw?
Very cool. Those markings are similar to the ones that Sedja and Murphy (and Jason!) have…maybe a Purebred Celeste is a step above a regular Celeste, an Efreet equivalent. Perhaps it’s a purity of soul shell, something that’s been inherited and preserved for a loooong time.
Also lol at Jig’s kinked tail! xD
@sulucamas She’s also chewing her bottom lip in that last panel. i think it’s save to say the jigsaw is very nervous
“Older than the Endless”. That means she presumably dates to before human involvement in interstellar affairs, which–if I understand correctly–has all sorts of implications. She would remember when the Talmi were enslaved by the Celeste, and a time before the Celeste first encountered (and got their teeth kicked in by) vampires. I wonder what she’d make of a Talmi vamp?
Her “purebred” nature, given her predominantly Talmi appearance, leads me to speculate that Celeste can arise spontaneously from different species.
@blance remember that the endless arrived after the war when the Celeste were retreating form the war with the earths large number of dead inside(my guess the number was over 3 billion) that was some time after 2012 roughly two thousand years before the current time
Hmm. Aren’t the Celeste people with “extra” soul? So that would mean that Jig’s new friend is just a celeste who wasn’t created by interbreeding species.
Celeste are valued for having over souls (not the shaman king kind) and the powers that those over souls give them. some with with a touch more soul the normal or a touch less is a light child. i’m not sure were touched fit into the picture but they are the ones who were born more or less as proto-Celeste. they didn’t awaken to the full Celeste form. the differences between a Celeste a touched and a light child is in the soul pieces and the wings.
I quote an early bonus comic, “The ‘purer’ a Celeste lineage is, the more species are involved.”
How the blazes do you mix placentals with marsupials?? Celestes must depend heavily on test tubes.
no they just have strangely super effective reproduction organs like that.
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