So I don't know basically anything about music or, as it turns out, magic. But I do listen when people say things to me.
If I understand it right, Satrine is a song. Or at least she's the physical embodiment of a song. She doesn't sing the song, so much as the song sings her. If that's right, Odam, Avitu, and Partashah are like three movements of that song.
What I'm wondering is if it's possible to change the song, make it a lullaby instead of a march, or something like that. Someone told me once that She Rowed Him Hard 'gainst the Storm used to be some sad ballad about lost lovers and not a raunchy tavern song. Can it be done on purpose? Can it be done to a song as powerful as Sarine?
Do you think you can do it?
What if the "doctors" helped?
I don't think we'd need to make big changes, just a few little adjustments, and maybe a different tempo.
Avitu is a mother, right. But she doesn't care for her children, she just makes them and sets them loose. What if she cared for her children, fostered them, gave them reason to care for creation? Also, she is a giver of gifts, but she gives those gifts to those that seek her out, mostly those that want power, not those that need it. And the gifts seem to take the strongest part of someone and make it stronger. What if we just flipped that around? what if she found those that needed help, offered it in kindness, and bolstered their weaknesses?
Odam is a surgeon and a summer maid. I don't really know what that means. But the prophesy says that she cuts weakness from spirit and flesh. That's all great, if it's spun the right way, right? It just needs to be about helping people heal and grow, rather than removing parts of them.
Partashah is some kind of general. Can that be toned down a bit? Less a commander, more a guide. Less forging an army, more building a community?
Does any of this make sense?
Is it even possible?
I'm just holding out hope that we don't have to end her. I'm not a fan of monsters, but what would our world be without her? Could bards even exist if we kill the song of creativity?