I like Darkshore – its dusky and gray atmosphere and particular look and feel makes it stand out to the very generally very vibrant zones it’s connected to. All it lacks is a denser and more oppressive rain with a darker sky and lightning strikes, and I’d really enjoy being about the region during weather effects. Of course, being apt at finding something to remark on in every situation, Tiny doesn’t quite share my enthusiasm.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but one of the things I like about the duo is that they bicker – though refered as a duo, Hani and Tiny are very much of different minds. They stick together through adversity – that doesn’t mean they always agree. Of course, the inclusion of Te’len adds further to it since there’s a direct contrast between her and them.
Of course, one thing to note is the passage of time – though I do like to portray the idea that it takes awhile to go from one point to another, the time is still highly compressed and we only get to see so much. Ultimately, Beyond the Tree operates on comic time rather than any form of real time, largely due to convenience. Tiny remarks it seems like they’ve been waking for days – they quite possibly have been. The trek from Astranaar to Auberdine isn’t meant to be trivial. Of course, I try to avoid mentioning an exact or even closely aproximated amount of time; that way people can aproximate the flow of time as is sensical rather than having a strict timeline and trying to sort everything into it.