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Solanumtinkr
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The Drakan's Medalion is a curious thing, that most take for granted. Yet questions remain that it's very nature beytrays.

It can teleport anywhere within Morytania and keep it's charge, yet to teleport in from outside it uses up one of 10 charges. You can then recharge it from a blood pool under Burgh De Rot.


This leads me to some questions. Is the Blood Pool linked toe the blood altar?

Does the Blood Pool draw it strength from the Blood Altar?

Is it the Blood Altar that enables the Medallion to travel anywhere within Morytania or is it the Blood Pool?

Why would it need a place specifically to recharge it (outside game mechanics) unless Lord Drakan had been using it to get back to Morytania?

What had he been doing outside of Morytania, before his obsession with "the stone"?



I'm sure there are lots more questions that could be asked, but the Medallion's very nature not only shows that it was regularly used to get around Morytaina, but it being discarded in a tomb suggests that before Salve barrier it was in regular use outside of Morytania itself. Which leads to heads scratching as to why.

Could the rift between Lord Drakan and Count Draynor not been as wide as previously thought? Could it have been one of many trips and Count Draynor just found out about the barrier the hard way?

Something fishy was probably going on that the barrier stopped in it's tracks. But what?
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08-May-2016 09:27:31

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In which case Drakan has a way across the Salve. The Sunspear as protection maybe?

Which still leaves the question of what he as up to. As his obsession with "the stone" and building his Tower Portal would have covered a side interest beyond the Salve itself. I'd just like to see Sir Amek Varze's face when he finds out Lord Drakan had been wandering around their backyard right up until the end of the 5th Age, not that the King of Misthalin would take it any better lmao:P

Well at least it's another string to the bow of 6th age storylines and it could be Lord Drakan helped setting up Draynor's seemingly endless night. Which also mean something may not be as they have always seemed. While slow drip espionage from inserting agents as locals seems like a madcap idea, not many would think of looking for it or even know what they were looking at if they did.

Not that I would want to make Draynor blandly sunny, what a waste that would be!
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08-May-2016 12:33:43

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I'm going to chalk the blood pool recharging the Medallion up to Haemalchemy, which means it's blood that's been infused with the power of teleportation, being drawn to a few specific places of interest for Drakan.
The Laboratories were his own, Burgh de'rott was a common tithing ground (and where his haemalchemic blood was resting, to recharge the amulet), the Barrows were lands he leased to Sliske, Darkemeyer is, well, where he lived.. though I'm not 100% certain on the Myreque hideout, unless Vanescula knew more than she was letting on, and was able to tune it to the hideout afterall.

As for what he was doing outside Morytania.. visiting count Draynor Drakan is possible, though it's just a likely he was searching for "the Rock" that he wanted so badly. Maybe after he gave up on that, whether forcibly or by choice, he went back to haemalchemy for the answer to his problem.
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09-May-2016 04:53:45

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I would say he gave up after the death of Draynor Drakan and decided to drag everyone home. If "trueborn" vampyres refused to procreate naturally, which is said to be slimy, demonic and somewhat repugnant, then Lord Drakan could rightly think that the species was in trouble.

I was thinking that a new colony might have been his last stab at staying on Gielinor and getting trueborns back to making their own babies. Vampyre spawn brought up in a hostile environment and not being mollycoddled in vampyre "high society"
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09-May-2016 19:40:01 - Last edited on 09-May-2016 19:42:03 by Solanumtinkr

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Solanumtinkr said:
I would say he gave up after the death of Draynor Drakan and decided to drag everyone home. If "trueborn" vampyres refused to procreate naturally, which is said to be slimy, demonic and somewhat repugnant, then Lord Drakan could rightly think that the species was in trouble.

I was thinking that a new colony might have been his last stab at staying on Gielinor and getting trueborns back to making their own babies. Vampyre spawn brought up in a hostile environment and not being mollycoddled in vampyre "high society"
I'm pretty sure Drakan would have approved of vampyre mating. After all, this would be how trueborns are made, while others are converted from other species such as humans. In the Lord of Vampyrium, he agrees with players who say that making human-born vyres should be stopped, and he wanted to bring back their old roots on Vampyrium by using tel*portation.

This said teleportation could be *faritay's power as an Icyene. If enough blood energy is near her, it could power a portal to Vampyrium. Is it possible that a part of her essence was used in the Blood Pool powering Drakan's medallion?

P.S. It appears that the letter "E" is officially a dirty word, oddly *nough.
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11-May-2016 20:43:23

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The problem with vampire high society was that they'd spent so much time in human form and with was done to make them more intelligent, or more reasonable than the beast they were originally. And since vampyre reproduction is very messy indeed...well getting any of them to breed naturally, instead of using their haemalchemy conversion would boarder on a miracle.

So I hypothesised that if Lord Drakan was ever to have tried to rebuild a more vamp**icaly natural breeding cycle, and a species with a real future, he would have to do it outside of Morytania away from the toxic atmosphere of vampire high society. I chose Draynor as the most probable location as then Count Draynor Drakan could have acted as mentor to the new spawn and guide them along the path Lord Drakan needed them to take.

So the death of Count Draynor would have been far more of a crushing blow than just the death of a Drakan. But the death of a dream that would also have handed the keys to Misthaln and the lands beyond it.

Lord Drakan may have built a portal, to travel back and forth from Vampyrium but until the death of Draynor, there is no reason it had to be to return the entire speices to Vampryium in a retreat from Gielinor.

He could very well he originally planed just to throw the spoiled masses of the Morytanian vyres back to there homeworld just to force them to get back to basics, instead of a mass exodus.

Meaning that the in the Lord of Vamp*ium, the sling them all back to Vampirism and slam the door shut, would have been a rage induced consequence of our actions in vampire slayer.

Though that is not say that with the death of Count Draynor that such spawn would not still be lurking in the secret depths of Draynor. It would be ironic if Lord Drakan only had to wait a year to have guaranteed Misthalin being his to take, instead of a rage induced fit of self destruction that was the quest, Lord of Vapyrium.
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11-May-2016 21:20:08 - Last edited on 11-May-2016 21:36:04 by Solanumtinkr

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I think news of Draynor could have easily spread to Morytania without Drakan crossing the Salve. There are plenty of humans who make the journey (especially with the merc protocol), and we know from the Splinter Group's covenant that at least some of them have been supporting the vyres. Besides, Lowerniel and Vanescula are able to sense each other - we don't know how far or how strong this effect spreads. He may have been inherently able to sense his brother's death.

As for the blood pool - I don't think it's necessarily linked to the blood altar, or even haemalchemy. Fluids are simply better able to conduct magical energy. It is a magical font, but its creation may have been no more sinister than the creation of the Font of Champions.

12-May-2016 20:48:07

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Whether he could sense him or not it changes nothing about the circumstances and the fact that the blood pool is there just for the medallion. Yet it is either agame mechanic and the blood pool is not lore and in fact doesn't exist. Or it does and irregularities speak for itself. Something far more than just traveling inside Morytania ts what is there for,

Why?

To make more and it never happened? I seriously doubt it. Which means it as used for travel outside Morytania from time to time. And the fact the* Lord Drakan couls sense then doesn't weaken the case at all. At worst it could be said to change nothing. And at best say that it strengthens the case that something else had been going on, at least before his final bout of insanity.
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12-May-2016 21:13:29 - Last edited on 12-May-2016 21:18:53 by Solanumtinkr

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