Koh opens her book, pen posed for writing. She eyes Amon from over the pages.
“Let’s talk about something interesting today.”
“So, based on data and recorded material that the Warriors of Light brought back from the Crystal Tower, can we ascertain that Allagans were giants?” she drops the question right in his lap.
This makes Amon straighten in surprise.
“Here,” Koh opens a folder and produces an image, which she places on the table before him. “The quality is poor, and I’ve taken some liberties of marking this up but…”
“Guuuuhhhhhh….” Amon peers at the image, then leans back with a nose wrinkle, making the sound of someone seeing an unflattering picture of himself.
“So, is this accurate?”
“Not an illusion?” She presses.
“Do you want to tell me about this?”
“Not really,” Amon replies.
“Amon.” Koh furrows her brows at him in frustration.
“Genetic bio-engineered augmentation,” he finally mutters. ****
“So you made yourself that way?” She asks, trying to hide the incredulous tone in her voice. “Why?”
“Seemed like a good idea at the time,” Amon shrugs.
Seeing she wasn’t going to get much more out of him on that line of thought, she shifts gears, “Were all of your people like this?”
He gives a rather hollow laugh. “No. Just a select few who were approved for the procedure. You don’t put this kind of power in the common person’s hands.”
“Then, you weren’t always like this?” Koh begins to write in her book.
“No.” This time, it sounds almost sad.
He pushes the picture away as if he doesn’t want to see it anymore. So, Koh puts it back in her file.
“Why aren’t you like that now?” she asks.
Finally, regaining some humor, Amon spreads his hands. “Do you know how hard it is to find clothes in that size?”
Koh groans. “I want a real answer for this!”
Amon grimaces for a moment, then tilts his head. “I’ll tell you what. Buy me dinner and I’ll consider it.”
Her ears perk up slightly. “Are you asking me to dinner?”
“Call it whatever you want,” he shrugs. “I’m just hungry.”
“You are completely not romantic, you know that?”
“So I’ve been told.”
When I was researching Allagans, I found it fascinating that – based on an interview with Koji Fox – the bosses we fight in the Crystal Tower, such as Xande and Amon, aren’t upsized in game just because they’re bosses… but rather because they were actually that huge in real life!
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the concept of a 25-foot tall pun-slinging Amon.