Obsidian Agent wrote:Basically, the Nids' goal is to make Snadhya'rune Supreme Empress of Drowkind (TM), and bring about the forced evolution of the Drow into a new race by forcibly tainting everyone, and then making everyone merge with their seeds to become Snadhya's sycophantic batshit crazy blowjob-givers for all time.
Which, now that I think about it, makes them very similar to the "Tiberian Sun"-era Brotherhood of Nod. Just replace Kane with Snadhya'rune, humans with Drow, and Tiberium with demons, and, bam. You go from Nod to Nid just like that.
Okay, not a perfect match, as Kane A - is smarter than Snadhya'rune, and B - has a few redeeming qualities here and there.
1. Based on Shinae's...response...why would anyone want to be tainted and then altered?
2. Why did the Nids have the whole war thing at the beginning of the series?
3. Why didn't Snad just murder her way to the top instead of biding her time?
4. What's the point of the plague?
The first part is because Snadhya lied about tainting's true purpose. She told everyone that it's the only safe way to control nether creatures, when in reality, it's a way to both recruit sycophants and eliminate anyone who doesn't agree to be loyal to her. Snadhya wants to wipe out the rest of the Sharen clan, because they'd pose a threat to her power when they're no longer useful. It's only after they learn about what tainting really does that they'd look for any way to avoid being eaten by their seeds, that they'd turn to Snadhya in desperation.
As for the war, that was to destabilize Chel (or at the very least, start the process), so that, once Chel fell into complete chaos, Snadhya'rune could step in and present herself as a savior, bringing order to an unstable city.
The third point, well, sometimes you need to wait until the time is right. Act too quickly, and everyone will catch on to what you're doing, and that's just not good for you. Basically, she's waiting until all the pieces are in their proper places to act.
And the Plague? She'll unleash it on anyone who doesn't swear loyalty to her. Nothing like combining blackmail with biological warfare!
Also, please note, that Snadhya'rune is completely and utterly batshit insane. If the above plans make her look like she's nuts, well... that's because she IS.