Should I assume the term King as a alternate name for mages is a product of their Kill radius? (King. Queen. Sovereign. Here encompassed my dominion, the rule of my law.) Also what are amalgam constructs like, in ordinary conversation? (I'm thinking of the line Hell is an Ocean) Is that an individual product of their particular faustian neurosis or time in abyss space, or do they all just say creepy things like that. Also I'm gonna stop sending you asks for now, or I'd just end up going forever.
Yes, you’re right on that. Other reasons for the name is that another term for the (typically circular) kill radius is crown/corona, and ‘crowning’ someone is slang for being killed by magic—and then there’s the whole chess motif, as the loss of a unit’s singular magician can lose a skirmish.
Amalgams are all different people, and likewise conversational experiences would vary among them. Some might have issues with speech coming out of abyss, others with memory, and some come out relatively the same, or suffer from things that don’t really impact their capacity for interaction. I mean, a lot of people think Nid to be somewhat atypical in conversation—he twitches a lot, tracking hallucinations instead of making eye-contact, claws at himself, mutters et cetera, but he can hold a topic pretty well, and most of the creepy stuff he says is because he’s actually playing up the popular perception of amalgams, as he can be a little shit sometimes.