Phil’s sections here were Morbundi, Byron, and (the upcoming) Gravedust: mine were Frigg, Syr’Nj, and Best. And I gotta say, the Best section is my favorite, and a lot of the reason for that is right here.

Best is, at this point, still largely unaffected by the expectations and mythology starting to swirl around him. In an unguarded moment, he tells Groomer Gurd here a few facts that are key to his whole psychology: he never knew his father, his mother treated him with scathing contempt, and no one else has ever felt he was anything remarkable at all. He would’ve probably had some emotional problems regardless of anything that happened after that pattern was established. But the murmurings of the crowd are going to have a lot of influence over the shape of his personality, and the expression his problems take.