Theory Time: The 3 Archeron Sisters are going to end up High Ladies of Day, Night, and DUSK.
Ok bare with me while I lay this out, but basically I think that there is an 8th court- The Dusk Court- and Nesta is being called to revive it.
Every time there’s a scene in the prison there is WAY more going on than is on the surface and it’s a place where foreshadowing L I V E S. (Feysand baby, Nesta death god, etc) so I’m always extra alert when this prison comes into play. Let’s start with the obvious.
The prison was likely once an 8th court:
This got me thinking about how the Bone Carver says in ACOWAR that they all heard of Nesta in the Prison, that she was whispered of on the wind, something awoke when she left the cauldron (Lanthys says this too)... well what if that wasn’t only because she was a new death god but also because she is connected to the PLACE.
This is what Nesta thinks while in the prison past it’s wards:
“Something vaster.” Like maybe... ancient magic calling to her?? The feeling also bid her to grab the harp and when she does so she is shown that horrible memory about people being locked into the cement and it REALLY impacts her. What if that was the fall of the Dusk Court that she was witnessing and the magic is calling her to restore it?
There a pretty common theory that if there was an eighth court it would be Dusk- which just makes sense because then 4 solar, 4 seasonal, and it feels unbalanced to have dawn without dusk.
Constellations and the sun... at what time of day might you see both of those things??? Also saying that it feels “different” from NC magic is VERY telling because each court has its own brand of magic.
Then finally when she tries to leave:
Pulling her back, as if this is where she belongs, as if the magic is reaching for her to rise the court again.
I also think that the Mother or whoever it was had her keep a bit of her power because it is that piece of the cauldron inside of Nesta- the thing that created their entire world- that is what calls the magic to let her rise this court up again. Because others have been Made, but she genuinely holds a PIECE OF THE CAULDRON IN HER.
Also wouldn’t it be just the most beautiful symmetry for these 3 sisters-
Elain is the Day- warm and bright and beautiful as the sun, connected to the very earth.
Feyre is the Night- dark and powerful and breathtakingly intense, released into Prythian like a shooting star that fell to earth.
Nesta is the Dusk- constantly battling the light and dark inside of herself, powerful and beautiful as a sunset that sweeps the earth from day to night.
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“ Azriel's fingers lingered at her nape, atop the first knob of her spine. Slowly, Elain pivoted into his touch. Until his palm lay flat against her neck.
It had never gone this far. They'd exchanged looks, the occasional brush of their fingers, but never this. Never blatant, unrestricted touching.
Wrong -- it was so wrong.
He didn't care. ”
A Court of Silver Flames, by Sarah J. Maas
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