First, back in August, a poster named DataLaughing shared a 'spoiler' bookplate sketch -- the request had been for Zeetha's father, the great warrior Chump. As DataLaughing says, 'Look familiar?'
Meanwhile, with a large antipodean continent sort of getting in my way, I had requested a sketch of the Baron in his most intriguing Skifandran clothing. That, in fact, came yesterday:
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And just because I like sharing, here's a sketch of the late Baronin Wulfenbach, to which everybody so far has said, 'So Klaus got his nose from his father....':
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...and there we have a large section of puzzle drop into place. The eventual journey to Skifander will be all that more intriguing, now that we have a little more to anticipate.
WUAH! AZUHBUHFWEHSQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! ZZNGNORFT!
*runs around in circles with her arms flailing*
*faints, collapses into a delirious puddle*
I am still beaming smugly over the fact that I first called "Chump", ages ago, and no prediction I've made about Klaus has been wrong yet. :D
Whew! I can finally speak up about something! I asked Phil to confirm that Klaus was Chump back in March, which he did (I can give you that.) But back in January I requested a book plate of Chump (if he was okay with that), but instead received Ognian.
Anyway, the 2nd sketch is muy steamy - in an all hot & bothersome way. Thanks for sharing your pics!
Well, from this... that's understandable. I do think there's someplace else (one of the radio plays?) where Chump is specified as her father, and Zanthabraxus was specified as Queen of Skifander between The Works and the Zeetha's-story flashback way back when.
It was a lot of little things that added up correctly, but confirmation is a very comforting thing to have.
Wow. Just wow.
May I repost the pictures in the Gaia Online Girl Genius Guild? Pretty please? I will credit not only the Foglios but whoever commissioned the pictures.
Also, is the Baronesa Gil's mom or his grandma?
Also, what do you guys think of the latest news that Klaus is a construct?
Thank you for asking! You might want to post the links, less stressful on slow connections that way - or even just direct them here. Your choice.
The Baronin is Klaus's mother, therefore Gil's grandmother.
Latest news? There's nothing 'latest' about that, he's always been a construct. See this note from the Professora. :)
Pics were posted and the reactions were much the same as here. I had of course already revealed the Klaus=Chump connection, got slightly chewed for not posting spoiler warnings and mostly stared at in shock and disbelief. Would you guys like to know some of the theories my friends on Gaia have regarding Klaus, Gil, Zeetha and Skifander?
This is completely unexpected for me because I always assumed that Chump was Zeetha's mother! With the whole amazon-warrior thing, I figured descent was matrilineal.
I figured Zeetha and Gil were half-siblings. Well, they still might be...
One of the otherwise-non-canonical sketches the Professora had been posting has Zeetha referring to Chump as her father. They've been coy everywhere else... except for sketch requests. :)
True about the relationship. Since they have, no question (except by the extremely dubious), the same father, the question remains whether they have the same mother for sure.
I think one of the reasons for their 'leak' might be to engender some long-term anticipation.
I just went through all the Daily Sketches, and either missed it or it's not there -- but there WAS a sketch, as I mention immediately above, where Zeetha refers to her father the great warrior. True, they're non-canonical and usually tongue-in-cheek sketches, but some are also spoilery.
Your reasoning is quite sound and most of the fandom followed the same logical path - but Zeetha's mother is most likely (although not definitely) the Queen, Zantabraxus. You must admit it would take somebody pretty impressive (like, oh, a great warrior) to catch the eye of the Queen of Skifander....