Thursday, 8 September 2011
Story: The Unborn Trilogy - Golden Dawn
Status: Third in the Fortress’ Chain of Command
I get a little shiver go down my back just thinking on how I came up with Atropa. Mainly because I don’t know. If you’ve read The Unborn page, you’ll know that the first third of the story came from a dream. Atropa is in the last third of that first third. ^_^
She got her name after the genus that holds the Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna), which is, in turn, named after Atropos, one of the three fates in Greek mythology. The one that cuts the thread, if I recall right.
I suppose at one point Atropa was soft, but by the time she enters the story, she’s become a little unhinged. That comes with the territory, yet she still loves her brothers and sisters with the ferocity of a lioness. It’s how she goes about ‘protecting’ them that’s a little crazy. Still, what else can a girl do when her brothers don’t listen?
Probably not shoot them. That’s never a good start.
This image is actually quite a new one. I really wanted to throw her out into the cold in something more appropriate for hunting.