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*SPOILERS* DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PIECES OF HATE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

So in Pieces of Hate, the final fight takes place in an underwater fortress with a portal to another world, one in which the owner of the giant stone hand that Rabid Jack was in league.

If you return to the area after the quest, you might recognize some murals and decor belonging to the Dragonkin. The four murals apparently tell a story.


#1 Mural

The mural depicts a bunch of Dragonkin gathered around the very same portal the hand pops through.
"This mural depicts a dragonkin performing some sort of ritual. There's a name mentioned: Kranon. However, it's crossed out and surrounded by multiple crude carvings of the dragonkin word "Vek" (failure). Then there's some other words: "Kranon Cras Roake Pthen."

Roake Pthen has been repeated in a previous mural found on Mount Firewake: "Drakkerkin Kethsi Chen. Kethsi Vek. Kalist Fia Necrosyrtes. Lith Roake Pthen Kethsi. Askanth Kuln Kethsi. Kalist Lith. Kerapac Vek."

Based on Dragonkin structure, Roake Pthen appears to be an action modifier plus a verb, possibly meaning "open portal." Kranon is the obvious subject, and Cras seems to be describing Kranon.


#2 Mural

This mural depicts black hands grabbing at the dragonkin. I think Kranon is being dragged away, and is that other dragonkin maybe dying? There are more words written beneath the mural: "Kreath Lac Roakin... Drakkerkin Skek..."

Kreath translates to Dark/Shadow/Black, so it seems to be describing the hands. Drakkerkin are the dragonkin themselves, and skek seems to be the action being performed by the dragonkin.
"While Guthix Sleeps, the World Wakes to the Fate of the Gods and the Children of Mah in Sliske's Endgame..."

19-Mar-2018 19:12:45 - Last edited on 19-Mar-2018 19:38:48 by Blaze Deku

Blaze Deku

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#3 Mural
This mural shows the dragonkin burning other, strange-looking dragonkin with its fire breath. The words below this mural are "Skekkin Kath Rath! Kranon Roakin Rak."

So, Skekkin might be the dying/changed dragonkin,

Kath translates to Failure/Weakling/Runt, implying the Skekkin are weaker or less than the dragonkin, which sounds a lot like zombiism to me. Rath appears to be an action being performed by the Skekkin.

Other than the name "Kranon," "Kranon Roakin Rac" is hard to make any headway in regards to translation, but going on the third mural, Kranon might be the one attacking the strange-looking dragonkin with his fire breath, so Roakin Rac might refer to attacking with fire breath, or magic attack.

#4 Mural

This final mural depicts rubble...destruction...I can't quite make it out. There's only a few words I can still read here: "Vek... Skek... Chen... Ulthven... Fia..."

Vek translates to "failure", Skek hypothetical means "dead/sick/changed" Chen means "razed/destroyed," Ulthven is the name of the fortress itself, and Fia means "safe/protected from." So the last sentence translates to "The failed dead are destroyed, Ulthven is safe."


Final Thoughts

Now, the black hands that attacked us during the Pieces of Hate boss fight and the dragonkin may have belonged to Xau-Tak, who has had dark hands attributed to them, and have been linked from dark rocks responsible from raising the dead, from the dark rocks that fuel the zombie magic of Rabid Jack's army, to the the stone altar used to resurrect the ex-ex parrot. Apparently, those hands may have turned some of the dragonkin undead. Kranon had them destroyed, saving Ulthven, but was killed himself by his dragonkin peers for his failure leading to the corruption of the Skekkin.

Let me know about your thoughts on Ulthven Kreath murals, translations, and theories.
"While Guthix Sleeps, the World Wakes to the Fate of the Gods and the Children of Mah in Sliske's Endgame..."

19-Mar-2018 19:13:01 - Last edited on 19-Mar-2018 19:37:30 by Blaze Deku

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