Myrddin Parallels

So, the dual-casting is a very simple, textually obvious parallel that can be drawn. There’s a connection with the journals, but there’s also some other links I feel are interesting. Namely, the shadow familiar. Not nessesarily what it is now, but what it could become. If Siobhan learns to Sacrifice more things, it will very swiftly begin to approach that shield spell that was recorded. A section of void, which eats anything directed at it and grows in doing so? There’s all sorts of tales that could be woven from that, and she does allegedly have access to one of his books after all…

There’s also the very thin one that I’m personally stanning, of her mother’s conduit being similar to Myrddin’s, only one tiny, tiny imperfection. This is very thin and honestly based on nothing but vibes, but I like it. If I turn out to be right, I’ll be delighted.

That is a completely weird and awesome catch. I hope you’re right!

Her ability with animals and people. only using her Will, is a Myrddin parallel, I think? I wonder if someone who remembers better could correct me on this…

bearing just Will is a freecaster thing, I think, because Lacer does it in the chapter where he goes to the Stags as well

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The scene in her Defense final where she was distancing the shield spell was reminiscent of the Myrddin duel too for me. She was stuck laying there, unmoving (in her case because she would lose contact with Damien’s conduit if she did) but was able to flicker a small shield around to block many different attacks from different angles similar to how Myrddin was able to defend against pincer attacks in that duel.

Blockquote There’s also the very thin one that I’m personally stanning, of her mother’s conduit being similar to Myrddin’s, only one tiny, tiny imperfection.

I also noted a similarity here! Glad I am not the only one to have this theory. Obviously many generations removed, but perhaps the Naughts are descended from Myrddin in some way… which could suggest that the ability to spilt the Will is hereditary and unique to that line?

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That is my thought as well, that Myrddin is either the ancestor of, or simply the most famous, of the Naught line.

Makes me wonder if he disappeared because he went north over the frozen wastes into another land …

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This has been canon in my mind for so long now. It’s plausible - Myrddin lived an exceptionally long life, and never seemed to age past a certain point. Maybe he did take over the Blood Empire?

Well he lived long before it - i was wondering more if he inadvertently founded it.