Monday, March 28, 2016
Drawing Atuan (Cont.): Creative Platypus
Kossil is the de facto villain for most of The Tombs of Atuan. She is a reminder of the banality of Evil. Grumpy, cross, power-hungry, murderous -Kossil doesn't think of herself as these things. If we met her on the street, might we? She simply acts as the Godking's priestess, and as the Godking's priestess, any slight to her authority, any check on her power, is a slight to the Godking -is treason. What she does, she does for the glory of the Kargad Empire and the honor of its divine ruler. What does it matter if she doesn't actually believe him to be divine? He is the one in power, the Authority, and Authority must be maintained because, in the end, Power is all there is.