To quote one of the things I claim to have inspired Beyond the Tree: “Boss battle, Boo-Yah!”
I wanted to push things in this fight, I admit. Aku’mai is not some mere cultist – it is an end-instance boss, and Aku’mai is not small. Now.. this isn’t randomly going to turn into Princess of Teldrassil: the Two Trees or Shadow of the Mountain Giant all of a sudden, but I still wanted to nudge some inspiration in by not limiting a fight to hacking at someone’s toes. Unlike a game character, Hani can climb up on her enemies. I’m inclined to let her.
I’ve done slight tweaks to the webpage itself – I added numbers to the individual posts for one so it’s easier to keep track of where you are before clicking a link rather than just reading the number of the image after. I also moved, removed and added things to the righthand sidebar the theme has. Among other things I added the Thoughts for Food category which is essentially an RSS feed to a blog but should have a plenty enough posts relating to Beyond the Tree itself that it might be worth checking out for those interested in glimpses of how I assemble things and what direction the graphics themselves are headed and other such tidbits.