Hey everyone! It’s been almost four years since I’ve gotten to do an entry introducing characters to The Land of Glass, but 2018 is the year we put out our first piece of DLC—a full-blown campaign that’s easily longer than any of the others. It will also be free. With that, I’d like to touch on the two people you’ll get to play as, a married couple from the Aboravin Jungle.
Myna is a huntress, tracker, and aspiring novelist. She wants to go on an adventure, write it all down, and then maybe have a victory drink at the nearest bar. Drink before you edit, not during. She’s a fairly practical woman, though practicality has its limits, as does following the rules. No one wants to read a book where the main adventurer is a saint, after all.
So, from a writing perspective, I really like Myna. She hits that cliche of “writers writing about writers,” but in a way that tweaks the trope: She doesn’t have much writing experience. Most writer characters I’ve encountered in fiction are published and know the trade, but Myna is really just throwing herself to the wolves and hoping for the best. But more than that, she’s just at it to have fun and see the world. I like the wonder, and the passion.
Baya is a botanist and dabbler in conspiracy theories—he believes the Aboravin Jungle is secretly run by a coven of witches, and he’ll prove that fact if it kills him! If you’ve played The Land of Glass, then you know that he’s not wrong. He’s a little daft, and hot-headed.
Baya is a fun character, someone who thinks he’s smarter than he really is, but not in a destructive way. Sure he doesn’t like using maps, but getting lost is all part of the adventure, right? He’s got a good heart though, and he’s generally quick to try and help out or fix any mistakes he’s caused.
And there you have it, two adventurers off on a quest to write the best damn novel Vitrerran has ever seen! Well, more of a biography, I guess. They’re not keen on details, and so I won’t be either. I am, however, very excited to see this campaign go out to the public, because if you’ve enjoyed Pak and Coud or James and Marcus, I really think you’ll like these two. They’re a lot of fun, and they find themselves in some very strange predicaments.