We’ve played the reveal a bit subtly, so you may have missed it – but as Aliyana mentions again on this page, both she and Arion were adopted by Kadin Nelkan some time ago. This issue and the next show some glimpses of their rough earlier years, before Kadin made them part of the Nelkan family.
Black Rose is a weekly webcomic that depicts a fantasy world entering an industrial revolution, a world facing war between the magic-using nation of Ishtakar and the steampunk country of Athelica. The character-driven story follows a brother and sister through the tumultuous evolution of their world. Click here to learn more!