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Vekon

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Lore is a guideline for us as RPers to use, not a strict code and set of rules to abide by. That being said, being sure to follow certain elements of lore is important to maintain the fantasy of the setting, which I think is important.

New elements should serve to enhance the RP experience for those involved in the RP. There should be "limits" in the sense that one shouldn't deviate too heavily from the very baseline of RuneScape's lore.

An exception to this would be, IMO, if the community at large decided to change/ignore a more or less "vital" piece of lore to better the experience of RP. At the end of the day, RP is ours, and should enough people feel it reasonable to make changes, then so be it. I think a hard limit would be related to changing the progression of RuneScape's lore on a scale like powerplaying Gods or something of the like.
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HouseVekon

11-Aug-2019 05:17:39

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RiDaku said:
Time magic is something I've seen here and there, but it's only been introduced from the Elven Council (Enchanted Key from Meeting/Making History) and the Needle, and so it's something I'd expect only to come from very old elves.
Many more examples of time magic exist in lore/quests

Celestial dragons AND the QBD demonstrate the ability to freeze time and attack you in the time freeze, and it's wholly canonical

Gypsy Aris pauses time in Recipe for Disaster as well as sends us to another dimension

The Balance Elemental is a being that ignores the flow of time as we all noted in While Guthix Sleeps; it talks about knowing us in the past and future

Aeternam is a druid who shattered herself across the flow of time (also is 1/5th of the Balance elemental)

There's more in the quest One of a Kind

RiDaku said:
There's the Tower of Life,

The Tower of Life has been pretty much debunked as noncanon by Jmods, if that's something you care about

RiDaku said:
Inserting ones self, or ones family, in to the lineage of NPC leaders is one that I found out about at the tail end of last year, and I'm still just baffled on how that was ever acceptable.

Which NPC leaders, if I could ask? How come you thought this was so absurd given how 42 generally ignores the influence(or lack thereof) of most NPCs anyway?

RiDaku said:
Suddenly adding new numbers in to a limited, restricted race

Do you feel this way about mahjarrat also?
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HouseVekon

13-Aug-2019 00:56:06

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RiDaku said:
Tower of Life
That's fair
RiDaku said:
Grey family
Is that really so significant, though? I'm not sure if there are any strict benefits other than having a "claim" to the throne(which really isn't much). I'm not sure the significance of King Raddallin's rule; plenty of noncanon RP families have made their marks on the world to an equal or greater degree. How different is it from saying a family is from a lineage of House Lansing/Cleeves/Aren/etc? I wouldn't compare it to straight up powerplaying Gods.
RiDaku said:
Mahjarrat
Valid, my mahjarrat lore isn't really up to snuff so I was curious
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HouseVekon

15-Aug-2019 22:01:44

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Lord Pyro I said:
I've found that having put themselves in the position of being the "true" heirs to the throne did make a considerable difference to their ability to rule the kingdom (just look at how many greys ruled the region afterall, especially in the later years).

..But did it actually make a difference? Do you think that there would have been less Grey rulers if they hadn't called themselves relatives of Raddallin, or if he wasn't wrote into the lore to begin with? I certainly don't think it changes much.

As for the "powerplaying the gods" thing, I was only referring to the comparison Ridaku made.
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