Yeah, Nessie’s part in this story was more of a cameo…as was to be expected, of course, since the timing an manner of its appearance made it obvious that its only purpose was to serve as a vehicle to enable K’ip to demonstrate his considerable growth in abilities and lethality.
Our sea-faring friend helps the effect along by panicking – unnecessarily, as it turns out, but then, how was he supposed to know? Si’ri has more reason to apologize for her panicking, since she should actually have been aware of K’ip’s current level of abilities – and she does promplty apologize, to her credit. Even if the only panel where she actually does panic got cut…^_^; *cough*scriptwritingartefact*cough*
K’ip’s abilities continue to be arts-and-crafts-based, but by and by some of his skilltrees started to grow fruit of actual practical value as a weapon. Calligraphy being an obvious example, of course. Crisp handwriting always looks sharp, and if you combine it with a sharp letter, it’s natural you can cut through just about anything.
So, yeah…if cases of people being attacked by giant sea monsters start to skyrocket soon, don’t act surprised. It’s a natural consequence of the fact that children no longer learn cursive writing in school. >_>
And, yeah, Si’ri was originally critical of K’ip’s decision to follow the calligraphy branch. She said she saw no connection between calligraphy and a sea voyage, but K’ip insisted it was called penmanship for reason. *cough* OK, I’ll see myself out now…
More on Thurs…uh, Monday.