Comic 1432 - Vivid

3rd Nov 2021, 9:20 AM in Ch. 43 - Liriel's Daughter
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Jocelyn 3rd Nov 2021, 9:20 AM edit delete
Fara: "You have always had very vivid dreams, haven't you?"
Rain: "You don't even know the half of it, Aunt Fara." XD

It does look an awful lot like that room in her dream, though. But don't worry too much about that. It's probably not that important right now. (Maybe later, but definitely not now.)

Jokes aside, I want everyone to know that I tried to do a fair bit of research on what happens in a situation where "someone who is not entitled to their inheritance until they reach a certain age, and then that person reaches that age and goes to claim it". I can confirm that it's certainly a thing. But information and specifics on how that plays out has honestly kind of eluded me the whole way, so what that should look like is still a mystery as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps that means it's not such a static process and it varies on a case by case basis. Still, I hope you'll forgive me if you're looking at this page and shaking your head because this is not "real world accurate". I mean, I tend to take the stance that this is fiction and doesn't need to be real world accurate, but I still want you to know I tried. ^^;

The specific act of Rain claiming her inheritance isn't necessarily the important part of this chapter, anyway. It's more about the trip to this point - as we've seen - and what comes next. This is basically just the emotional intermission. :P

All that said, I do want to address one more thing: the executor. She is not named and barely shown. But for purposes of avoiding a very specific crackpot theory, I'm going to call her Melissa Bartley - old friend of Liriel's since college days. We won't be getting to know her that much, so it's hard to say what she knew about Liriel's kids. If the two were close enough for her to be named executor, though, they were probably close enough that she knew something.

She doesn't seem particularly fazed by Rain, whatever that may mean. Take that however you will, but there's certainly a lot of ways to interpret it.

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TK-Dragon 3rd Nov 2021, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
I swear if that chair turns around and its Rain's dad, I'm gonna punch a wall. I hope her dreams werent THAT vivid.
Tokuben 3rd Nov 2021, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Same here
RangerVI 8th Jan 2022, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Vivid doesn't mean true to life, it just means it looks/sounds/feels real, but I do agree that it would be rather unfortunate to say the least.
masterbladero 3rd Nov 2021, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Chekhov put the gun down!
Chrissy 3rd Nov 2021, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Having worked in a probate court, anything from a will is definitely a case by case basis. Usually when a minor receives something in a will, they have a conservator appointed until they turn 18, and the conservator takes responsibility for it, with the court imposed requirement that they preserve it to the best of their ability for said minor.
Some Ed 3rd Nov 2021, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Not a lawyer, but I put someone through law school. What I picked up on wills is:

- Wills cannot require someone to break the law.
- States abhor perpetual trusts and will do what they can to thwart them. In many cases, "in perpetutity" is taken to mean 99 years. In any event, trusts only last as long as the money in them holds out.

That said, when a will requires something to be held for a mere 18 years, it's pretty certain it will be held. If it's money, it should not accrue service fees. Failing any other way to store money for a number of years without service fees or activities, banks are required to offer a special kind of account for lawyers which charge no service fees and bear no interest, specifically for lawyers to be able to hold money for people.
Rei 3rd Nov 2021, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm an executor on a will where money is being left for educational purposes of some sort to minors. I'm to hold control of those funds and deal them out when it is time to. There is some flexibility there but I'll end up managing the inheritance.

I hope it won't be necessary, but it has been quite a year. I do hope if it does happen that I'm not the one breaking it to the parents that I've been asked to be the conservator for those funds instead of them. That will be rather awkward.
Tani 3rd Nov 2021, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
It's almost like reality is reusing assets!
Lucille Sphere 3rd Nov 2021, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
The process of claiming inheritance is standardized, regardless of any conditions placed upon the inheritor. The most common prerequisites are reaching a certain age and performing a specific task, but once any and all prereqs are met the process continues as normal.
Also, if there are multiple conditions, they must all be laid out at once, with no information withheld from the inheritor (i.e. the will can say "the inheritor must do [task1], [task2], and [task3]," and it can require them to be completed in a specific order, but it can't say "do not tell the inheritor about [task2] until [task1] is complete, do not tell them about [task3] until [task2] is complete").
Therefore, we know that being 18 years old was Liriel's only prerequisite for Rain, since if there were other conditions Rain (and Fara as her legal guardian) would have been told immediately at the time.
Zyla 3rd Nov 2021, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
Dang, you mean the movie "the ultimate gift" was unrealistic!?
Fox 3rd Nov 2021, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
@Jocelyn Rain has an extra eyebrow in the last panel, thought you should know.
Jocelyn 3rd Nov 2021, 10:56 AM edit delete reply

......She sure does. I guess I ought to fix that. ^^;

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Fox 5th Nov 2021, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
@ Jocelyn You're welcome, happy to help 😊
Dave The Squirrel 4th Nov 2021, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
I thought her eye was just closed in that panel.
LadyAnastasia 3rd Nov 2021, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Rain is so freaking pretty and cute here. I'm really happy for her :3
Unknown 3rd Nov 2021, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
I'm not even a little bit surprised that you had difficulty finding specifics on how the process plays out for this kind of inheritance situation. My father passed earlier this year, and the actions of a greedy family member meant I did hours upon hours of research on probate. There were a handful of processes mentioned that I *still* have no idea of the specifics because every single thing I read glossed over it. I'm still sour about it.
RubyRuthNeal 3rd Nov 2021, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
Where are they at? At a courthouse or some Law Firm's office?

Let's not forget...... Marcus **IS** a lawyer.......
Yikes. Hope he doesn't show up.
Chrissy 3rd Nov 2021, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
I completely forgot that. That makes the awareness of the court staff in panel 3 a bit more ominous. At least they didn't say Marcus's kid...
Leona 3rd Nov 2021, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
Confirming what some other people have said, that you're correct that the process is basically case by case in most places, stricter rules really only come into play when the person didn't have a will. So long as what's in a will doesn't break, or ask the beneficiary to break, any existing laws or restrictions a person can generally give any qualifications they want to obtain inheritance. This can be basically anything from turning 18 to having to learn to juggle. So this is entirely a plausible and true to real life situation.
Guest 3rd Nov 2021, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
I had to call a annuity company a few years back (well after having my name legally changed) and provide my deadname trying to figure out who was the beneficiary on my grandmother's annuity/policy (the company couldn't tell my mother who was the beneficiary, but did slip it was a male name)

I did provide both names (aka "I am <name>, but I changed my name <mumbly> years ago from <dead name> blah blah blah"

And the rep made sure to use my correct pronouns during the call, and at every opportunity. I really wish I thought to ask for their name to give them a compliment to their supervisor.
Kyle 3rd Nov 2021, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Even if Rain's dad doesn't appear in that chair, I still have a scary feeling he'll show up regardless.
Beth 3rd Nov 2021, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Been hinted at the entire series, is the biggest shadow over the most people still, and there's only 2 chapters left.

Honestly the tension over both Chase and Dad is so palatable I read each new page with one eye closed waiting for the ball to drop. If Dad shows up I expect Kellen will likely get a redemption arc in helping to deal with him.
Kyle 3rd Nov 2021, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
That would be a good way for her to redeem herself.
SarahMariePoet 4th Nov 2021, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
So I'm caught up after binging this and now I don't know if that's good or not lol I gotta wait for updates now. 😅
Dave The Squirrel 4th Nov 2021, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
In the third panel, the executor promises to be right back "with everything", which hints to me that the legacy is may be some sort of portable objects. If Liriel left Rain her jewelry, it would be a way of approving her identity, and a sweet thing to do.

I suspect everyone's theorizing about the inheritance. If we're taking bets, I'm betting on heirloom jewelry.
Absentia 5th Nov 2021, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
everything could jsut be a generic way of saying she'll be back with whatever it is h
Rain's mom left her. personally, i like the theory that Liriel left Rain all her old clothes, including her wedding dress.
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