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Schmit

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I was not disappointed, firstly a very interesting quest, and an interesting look into Sliske and his true colors. He appears to have some sort of master, but what I find interesting is this master of his allows him to have the Stone of Jas and staff of armadly in his possession, which tells me his master is either willing to take risks, or is so powerful he has no need for either. Last yet not least, he stole a part of our soul and beat the tar out of us. How will that effect the future? These are my thoughts and questions, but this thread is more of a discussion thread on the quest and its impact.
Strength through Chaos!

23-May-2016 22:30:39

Miss Alaska

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So much happened and I don't have the time to summarise it in one post right now.

But holy freaking hell that was a good quest.
Guthix appeared frequently to us back in those days. I suppose he wanted to ensure balance and that he wasn't introducing something to this world to upset that balance.

23-May-2016 23:26:49

Cthris
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Schmit said:
but what I find interesting is this master of his allows him to have the Stone of Jas and staff of armadly in his possession, which tells me his master is either willing to take risks, or is so powerful he has no need for either


Or he just doesn't have hands to hold onto them himself...

23-May-2016 23:40:33

Velia

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Here's my -kind-of- reveiw of the quest:Velia said:
OOOOOOOOooooooo...

I liked this quest. I liked it a lot.

Sliske is all stoked like "Lol look at this chaotic little human... I can pull them along to play my games and nothing bad will happen; to me, at least."

And we're all like "I AM THE FONT OF CATACLYSM! NONE CAN RULE OVER ME!"

So when Sliske is all like "Heehee I've contained you to do my dastardly schemes!"

We're like "Contain THIS!"

And we break a hole into his secret room (nice planning, Sliske) and rip off his mask to look at the confusing, convoluted mass underneath causing him to flip out. He found out the hard way that we're basically so chaotic, even he can't keep us as a pawn.

I got a lot of 'World Guardian" pride going on right now.


-Ahem-
I got a little carried away...

I loved this quest. We got glimpses of... something major happening, but not enough to piece it all together. Yet. And left us with questions, good questions. [...]
Also... I have a question: Is (or was) Nabor Sliske's son? (or friend/ally?) In 'A visit to an old friend' Sliske uses the phrase 'my boy' twice in reference to him:

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"You can't be this antisocial, my boy, we only have one party every five centuries and you've missed them all."

"What dirt did my boy Nabor have on you [Azzanadra]?"
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24-May-2016 00:25:05

Big Storms
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I was disappointed: the puzzles were bland, the choices linear, but this is the lore forum so lets talk lore.

How long have the Dragonkin guarded the Stone of Jas? Pretty much the entire existence of Gielinor until the gods arrived. What did/could they do with it? Nothing, as is the nature of their curse: they are only empowered when OTHERS falsely use the stone (and boy do they dislike it).

So is it a stretch to think that of all the people on Gielinor (safe for the world gaurdian himself who has been rendered entirely unable to use the stone), the safest place of the stone would be in the hands of the guardians tasked with keeping it safe in the first place? Sure they will want to break the curse, but using the stone purely for power would be least likely with them.

And on the premise of the Dragonkin not getting the stone, the whole quest is based...
Oh and then there is the deus ex machina room of Sliske which we somehow can just wander into... And him for no reason letting us live...
"One should not mindlessly follow gods or the godless:
follow
your
own
path
"
~Big Storms

24-May-2016 00:30:55

Lego Miester

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Cthris said:
Schmit said:
but what I find interesting is this master of his allows him to have the Stone of Jas and staff of armadly in his possession, which tells me his master is either willing to take risks, or is so powerful he has no need for either


Or he just doesn't have hands to hold onto them himself...


But he's hard boiled! You wouldn't think he could talk.

...right?

I was originally frantically combing through people who were there when we teleported the Stone for a traitor, but the only ones I recall are Thaerisk the druid, who can die in TWW so that's probably not it, or Sir Tiffy. Neither of them seem like the sort to talk like that and have Sliske as their puppet.
Headcanon Haven, where everything is made up and the points don't matter.
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24-May-2016 00:32:00

Lego Miester

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Big Storms said:
So is it a stretch to think that of all the people on Gielinor (safe for the world gaurdian himself who has been rendered entirely unable to use the stone), the safest place of the stone would be in the hands of the guardians tasked with keeping it safe in the first place? Sure they will want to break the curse, but using the stone purely for power would be least likely with them.


When you put it that way. Sliske framed it like they, now having taken his shadow magic for their own, would utilize it in their plans to destroy this entire planet like they did Kethsi. It's a pretty big stretch to assume getting the stone they'll just chill out and go "You know what? This place is cool, we'll leave."
Headcanon Haven, where everything is made up and the points don't matter.
OSRS Lore: Xeric

24-May-2016 00:34:14

Big Storms
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Lego Miester said:
Big Storms said:
So is it a stretch to think that of all the people on Gielinor (safe for the world gaurdian himself who has been rendered entirely unable to use the stone), the safest place of the stone would be in the hands of the guardians tasked with keeping it safe in the first place? Sure they will want to break the curse, but using the stone purely for power would be least likely with them.


When you put it that way. Sliske framed it like they, now having taken his shadow magic for their own, would utilize it in their plans to destroy this entire planet like they did Kethsi. It's a pretty big stretch to assume getting the stone they'll just chill out and go "You know what? This place is cool, we'll leave."


They destroyed Keth*i to retrieve the stone. Not chose to after they actually managed to retrieve it. Yes there is the residual hatred the curse brings, which would probably not have improved the matter, nor will anything in the current situation. Having them have the Stone would certainly not worsen matters, as it has not for the ages before gods arrived on Gielinor. If anything I think the Elder Gods also made sure of that.

I think with the Stone and their rage eventually subsiding, their rational way of thinking would return, making them go "Hmm, lets not hide this thing in the open and lets focus on getting rid of the curse again". Far better than anyone else who would be able to (ab)use the stone and empower the Dragonkin even more with rage and risking waking the Elder Gods in the process...
"One should not mindlessly follow gods or the godless:
follow
your
own
path
"
~Big Storms

24-May-2016 00:43:47 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 00:48:13 by Big Storms

Sepulchre
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I agree that this quest was amazing! I haven't had this much fun or this much excitement in a quest since Fate of the Gods and Zaros returning.
It opened up so many mysteries too. Yes, Nabor's fate being one of them. Xau-Tak, Sliske and the "master," The Stone (possibly the same as the previous), Linza and the Dragonkin, Sliske's reason for wanting our soul, the book about souls and the Schism, the part about the Barrows brothers themselves...
I love it I love it I love it!
A
World Guardian
must learn to find
Balance
in themselves.
Only then can they
Control
themselves and forge their own
Fate.

24-May-2016 05:51:09

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