i think it’s still pretty important to note that eloise is still a teenager, who until a few months ago still attended school and had a fairly average, if not spoiled, life. things like asher aren’t supposed to happen, and yet they always kinda do anyway

delphinian private schools are a weird mix of innovation and tradition, where centuries old history and sciences are taught through the lens of modern technology and perspective. they talk a lot about the layout of the country (large city-centered hubs with vast lengths of desert between them, referred to as the decays. the cities are connected by long thoroughfares and covered highways) and it’s place among the other nations of creation, and how because of the delphi, their nation in particular has prospered even more over the others.

also evan used to sit behind eloise in maps and she called him horrible names. happens. -nika