Trivia / Drowtales

  • Ascended Fanon: The apparent reason that Shinae and Gailen are a couple after the timeskip, since that was part of that year's winning contest entry. Also applies to the previous year's story, where Mikilu living with Taio'shi also seems to have become canon.
  • Counterpart Comparison:
    • Acknowledged by the author, it's hard not to look at Snadhya, especially after chapter 46, and not think of Ragyo Kiryuin. Both are an extremely fashionable Woman in White in charge of a powerful group who wants to infect their species with a red thing that they already accepted willingly and made them significantly more powerful. Ragyo's theme music, Blumenkranz, fits Snadhya frighteningly well. To say nothing of their treatment of their offspring. And this comic predated that show significantly.
    • Similarly, Kalki with Nui Harime, acknowledged by art the author did showing her as Nui and Snadhya'rune as Ragyo. Let's see: disturbingly chipper while inflicting harm on others? Check. Came to to term in an artificial womb? Check. Loses an arm to the main character? Check. Completely insane? Checkmate. Even the manner of their deaths are similar, with the main difference being that Nui is more than happy to die for her "mama" while Kalki spends her last moments screaming how much she hates hers.
    • Also for Kalki, Ramsay Snow/Bolton, being the illegitimate child conceived under sketchy at best circumstancesnote  of a leader who themselves is no saint but is at least more restrained about their cruelty and madness in public, and who consequently has to warn said child against pushing it too far. Also their actions against their legitimate half-siblings, though Kalki doesn't manage to actually murder hers, while Ramsay (allegedly) does.
    • Fans have noticed that Diva's five daughters share traits with the contenders for The Iron Throne.
      • Snadhya'rune: Tywin Lannister/Littlefinger for her willingness to betray her allies and expertly manipulate them. Under the same logic Kalki could be compared to Joffrey for impulsive, psychotic behavior.
      • Sarv'swati: Stannis for her Moral Myopia in regards to which parts of her family she wants to save and rather unappealing and stiff personality.
      • Zala'ess: Renly for her people skills and ability to gather allies in spite of her relatively young age.
      • Sil'lice: Robb because her main motive is to avenge the members of her family who had been wronged and make terrible, rash decisions that alienate allies.
      • Nishi'kanta: Euron Greyjoy for largely being a Wild Card who lost much in the last conflict but is working behind the scenes.
  • Fan Nickname: Several.
    • Fans have dubbed the dragon-like biogolem Mel gives Ariel "Squishy".
    • The trifecta of Snadhya'rune, Sarv'swati and Zala'ess Vel'Sharen is also referred to as "The Gorgon Sisters" by some. The Traitor Sisters is also pretty common.
    • An incident in Chapter 15 (Ariel being kidnapped by Rik and having to fight him off, only to have him die) has also been referred to as being "Rik-rolled" by several forum members. The authors were seemingly aware of this too, since the chibi comic at the end of that chapter where Rick's reason or kidnapping Ariel was so they can form their own band. The band is called Rick-and-Roll, and their first song even includes the line "Never gonna give you up".
    • Syphile gained the nickname "Sniffle" or "Sniffile" from both fans and detractors due to to the number of scenes where she utters some variation of the line "it's not fair". "SyFAIL" also seems to have become popular during the new Chapter 1, and even her distinctive high-collared cloak has gained a nickname, with some calling it the Failcloak since she seems to do something stupid nearly every time she appears in it, including right before she dies.
    • One of Sil'lice's daughters has been nicknamed some variation of "Pissin'hermouth" after her declaration in chapter 17 that she'll "Pin [Zala'ess] to a freaking wall and piss in her mouth". Her actual name is Kadara, but Pissin'hermouth has stuck.
    • Sha'sana quickly gained the nickname "Sasha" all the way back in the Prologue, and when she appeared in Chapter 25 it resurfaced again.
    • "Team Purple" for the extended family of Mel'arnach, Snadhya'rune, Kalki, Zhor and Ariel due to them all having the same hair (or in Zhor's case, fur) color. There was one Daydream wallpaper of them all together that spawned this nickname.
    • Naal's pet spider, usually seen on her back, is affectionately nicknamed "Fuzz Fuzz" by fans, not to be confused with Fuzzy, and was referred to by that name in one chibi page. Ironically enough, Fuzz Fuzz and Fuzzy now appear to have met similar fates. It's also referred to as "Naal's baby" due to a scene in the main story where Kiel tells a woman with a pack lizard that it's Naal's big ugly baby when she objects to having a spider in her cart.
    • One Illhar'dro girl named Layani who appears in Chapter 33 (second from the right on this page) was quickly dubbed Hammer Pants by the fans, due to her pants reminding people of MC Hammer's. Fans also noticed that she's sporting one glove like Michael Jackson.
    • And Crossbow Lady, an unnamed Badass Bystander in Chapter 38 whose response to Maki was a crossbow bolt in the shoulder and telling them to get the f out of their district.
    • Quian Jie'yen, the Jie'yen ambassador, was compared to a "Drow Heidi Klum" because of her extremely long legs.
  • What Could Have Been: Concept art from an unused sidestory that eventually became the "Syphile's Great Deed" contest story depicts Syphile's eyes as blue before becoming tainted. There's also a piece done by the official artist that shows her with purple eyes, but that probably isn't canon at this point.
    • There was also going to be a story at one point clarifying what happened to Laele, but it was abandoned for unknown reasons.
  • Writer Revolt: The end of the sidestory Longest Wait, was apparently one of these, since it was not originally planned for Diva'ratrika to fuse with Ragini and escape but the artist of that story wanted it to end differently than was planned and the new ending was eventually accepted into the canon.