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iXavior

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If you guys haven't watched this month's BTS yet, watch it now!

The 5th faction of the God Wars Dungeon 2 is coming out.

The General is named Telos.

Here is the blurb (from the Summer Special promotion on the main homepage):

"You've delved too deep into the Heart of Gielinor and
triggered
an
Elder God's
failsafe that
endangers the whole world.


Beat
Telos
back into the
glowing pit
[the anima pool] from whence it came from and claim all- new
God Weapons.
"



What do you guys think of this new general? He appears to look like Vorago and Scopulus. He is made of partial rock and has that bluish skin with cyan veins flowing throughout his body. Could Telos and Vorago be related? If so, wouldn't that mean Vorago is linked to the Elders?

Geez, how many failsafes do the Elder Gods have? They have one failsafe on the Stone of Jas (the Dragonkin.) Even their failsafes have failsafes (the Echo of Jas). They are quite the paranoid bunch, are they?
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29-May-2016 03:01:48 - Last edited on 29-May-2016 03:07:07 by iXavior

Cthris

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If anyone is interested Telos means end/termination/finish in Greek.

It makes sense for Telos to be a word in greek since a lot of the anima lore in runescape is taken from Greek philosophy, particularly Plato.

29-May-2016 03:10:39 - Last edited on 29-May-2016 03:20:54 by Cthris

iXavior

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Telos is also an anagram for lotes.

Lotes. Just like how the British say "lets!"

"Lotes go have a pawty at mah place!"
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29-May-2016 03:14:33

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The Elders are strongly connected to the Anima Mundi (they create it then feast off it) and Vorago is an aspect of the Anima Mundi, but I don't think the Elders created him. He is just a sentient part of the Anima Mundi.

He looks great and as a solo PvMer I can't wait! Plus, at least we now know where the Heart's Anima is being siphoned.

29-May-2016 03:15:28

God slayer69
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I went on the wiki and found out that he might drop a seren bow, im curious about serens connection to this anima creature.
Telos dropping god weapons has to mean he have a connection to a god that didnt create him.

29-May-2016 10:03:56 - Last edited on 29-May-2016 10:09:45 by God slayer69

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God slayer69 said:
I went on the wiki and found out that he probably will drop a seren bow, im curious about serens connection to this anima creature.


Yes, I saw the concept artwork. How fascinating. I wonder how this bow is different from any regular crystal bow. Remember, all crystal weaponry is essentially from Seren, so there must be something definitely unique about it for it to have it dropped from Telos and presumably with higher stats than your average crystal bow.

Furthermore, I do not believe that Telos has any toes to the Heart's Seren faction themselves, as they appear to be fighting with their own agenda in mind. Seren herself probably doesn't even know of their presence.

According to the gnomes, Seren is said to be the divine aspect of the anima mundi. Maybe this has something to do with it? Although all gods have an influence over the anima, according to Zaros, tier 2 and above gods assert the strongest, which is the key to unlocking tier 2 of godhoodness. It is said that once a tier 2 god fully understands all aspects of anima and gains a deep connection with the world itself can they ascend to tier 2. So I'm wondering if something about her strong influence over the world is the reason that Telos has the bow?
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29-May-2016 10:18:41

Wahisietel
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A boss that's a defender of the anima mundi? So... basically just Vorago?

Original idea, do not steal. But then most Elder god lore after FOT* has been a joke, especially where the Watch are concerned.

(Don't mind me, I'm in a cynical mood today)
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29-May-2016 11:07:52

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So this is what the amount of coins in Yelps' cash bag was referring to...
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29-May-2016 15:10:55

Lethalintent
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Wahisietel said:
A boss that's a defender of the anima mundi? So... basically just Vorago?

Original idea, do not steal. But then most Elder god lore after FOT* has been a joke, especially where the Watch are concerned.

(Don't mind me, I'm in a cynical mood today)


One was intentionally created by the elder gods as a defense, the other was created by the Anima Mundi it's supposed to guard.

Let's brutally beat the cynicism out of you :p
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29-May-2016 15:22:16 - Last edited on 29-May-2016 16:23:11 by Lethalintent

Kemtros
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What's the villain from DC Comics' Convergence doing here?

But seriously, I'm fine with Telos despite him being overly similar to Vorago. After Vorago's "alliance" with the Godless and its role in Sliske's Endgame, they kind of need some alternative to Vorago. Not in case Vorago dies, since I doubt that will happen, but someone who can be more firmly on a different side of opposing the gods.

Out of all the possibilities for a fifth general, this makes the most sense. I know some were expecting a Desert Pantheon, and while they makes sense for the location, it really wouldn't match the theme of the dungeon. All of the factions are creation's of Mah, so a Desert faction would only fit with them if you're thinking of who has had an influence on the Mahjarrat, but that would be mostly either Icthlarin or Amascut, who have their own internal conflict, and Icthlarin is less significant than Zaros, Zamorak, and Seren, and I wouldn't exactly put him above Sliske either. So it has to be something connected to the Elder Gods, who are above all for of these. Although Telos doesn't seem connected to Mah specifically, an Elder God connection is good enough.

29-May-2016 16:16:17

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