@daela good question, I can only guess but maybe Hoarace doesn’t fully realize that’s what Noah’s doing? I mean we haven’t been to an actual “System” seminar just yet, that could be the point where Hoarace realizes what’s the haps. Hoarace may not even realize Noah is reaching out to us with these daily tasks tbh.
Or of course we’ll show up on Sunday and get absolutely wrecked by the OSDM. IDK
Regarding the Les Huit Anne Rice thing, I think it’s a Lestat parallel more than anything. It’s the name similarity but also that Lestat had a kind of messiah/god complex thing going and wanted to attract followers. I don’t know that there was really a stereotype of a “character from an Anne Rice novel” that was accurate, other than existential, and that could also fit Noah. Most of the vampire chronicles characters weren’t goth party boys, a handful were just brooding loners, the rest were…normal? Exceptional? But I stopped reading after memnoch.