Okay, I know The Chronicle of the Daevas is a post Mass Edit article. But, I am allowing myself to use it for one reason: it might save Able.
The only question is, did it work?
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It worked for me, and went a long way to "humanizing" a sociopathic ritual killing machine who can never die. For me, at least.
However, there was one thing that I was a little confused on-
A man with a smile, but no face.
What is this referring to?
That was referencing his encounter with Agent Ukulele in the previous story.
I too had no idea who the man with a smile but no face is. I was also able to figure out within the first line or two that this was Abel, and I'd love to see where Cain fits in in this universe…
That doesn't take away from the goodness of this piece.
Good one. I figured it was Clef Able was talking about, and him seeing Clef as a battle-brother fits well with Able's article. I'm not sure who the Daevas are, but it's not all that important, I think.
Oh yeah, those guys. Able taking them down works alright, as far as I'm concerned.
Or did he? Only time and authorial whims will tell.
Mostly liked this without noticing it was Classical Revival, but the context makes it better. I look forward to seeing how Able interacts with the man he's marked as his equal, and love the tie-in with the Daevas.
As someone who loves the Daevas in principle, this is an awesome Tale. I want to change the containment procedures for Able now:
Special Containment Procedures: In the event of mass death or destruction on the part of SCP-073-1, several Foundation priests have been chosen to commit ritual suicide to encase the subject in a massive, anomalous prison.