Could be that the outskirts didn't benefit as much from the general "restoration" that took place (but then again, the whole city's surrounded by shiny new mega-walls...). Or that some parts judged less useful (or possibly unsavory) were left untouched. Alternatively, maybe some parts of the city that were closely tied to certain astral powers couldn't be revamped like the rest, similar to how spectres couldn't reach Guts and Casca in Godot's mine. Beyond that, it does seem from Rickert's work with the firefighting apparatus that quite a few things were left as they were for people to rediscover. That may have been the case for some parts of the city as well.Rupert Sinclair said:The ruins themselves interest me quite a bit actually. The rest of the ancient city was restored to perfect, pristine condition throughout most of Falconia and yet this one little section was left in ruin. Could it be that this was a shrine of sorts for the old king ( ) that was left this way as a sign of disrespect. Maybe even the remains of his old palace, if this is just a small portion. It also must be a very remote part of Falconia as we can finally see a little beyond the city (the far off mountains in the background).
Indeed, that's the main factor for now as far as I'm concerned.Bender said:Or it's just cool setting for a fight.
Like I said earlier in the thread, I think the coolness of Rakshas sitting on a headless statue is enough by itself without needing any additional explanation. That being said, that location could plausibly be referenced in a future flashback. It could for example open on the statue's face, then pan out and reveal an intact temple before moving on to the city itself.Walter said:Primarily, I think it'd be unlike Miura to finally give us a look at that character with little to no acknowledgement of it. As it's shown here, the figure is apparently sitting on a throne and is central to the framing of that scene, which draws attention to itself, but it really could just be anyone. Afterall, there are tons of statues all over the place (admittedly, most of them have heads, but that could just mean this was a statue that was in progress...). What makes it Gaiseric, necessarily? Our desire