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Mod Rowley

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Small clarification. Camel god wasn't retconned to be Akthanakos - there is no camel god, never has been. It's only ever been assumed there was from a single line of (throwaway) dialogue. We decided to connect that line up to Akthanakos as it's logical it was a reference to him, and also to make it clear there isn't a ninth member of the desert pantheon.

09-Jun-2017 09:18:27

Mod Rowley

Mod Rowley

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Strictly speaking, only something that is in-game can be retconned. If a mod says something contradictory in content outside of the game, either they are mistaken or we subsequently decided on a different path. :)

21-Jun-2017 08:48:32

Mod Rowley

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Kittyphantom said:
Mod Rowley said:
Small clarification. Camel god wasn't retconned to be Akthanakos - there is no camel god, never has been. It's only ever been assumed there was from a single line of (throwaway) dialogue. We decided to connect that line up to Akthanakos as it's logical it was a reference to him, and also to make it clear there isn't a ninth member of the desert pantheon.


But that doesn't make sense. The line of dialogue in question says that Akthanakos "took on the aspect of one of the local gods". No one ever said there was a "camel god"; we only assumed there was because Akthanakos had a camel head and it said that he had done that. He can't have taken on his own aspect.


That's kind of the point I was making. The existence of a camel god is an assumption. We're not saying Akthanakos is an actual camel god, just that some may have mistaken him for one.

The best interpretation of this dialogue that I've seen is that Akky just saw the desert gods with their animal heads and mimicked them, not that he specifically saw a desert god with a camel head and outright copied it.

Even if you interpret that line of dialogue as "upon seeing a camel-headed god, Akthanakos gave himself a camel's head", it's also worth remembering that sometimes NPCs don't know what they're talking about. Quite often, in fact.

A character can only speak of what it knows, and what it knows may well be incorrect. Whichever character said this line could just be talking nonsense about something they know nothing about.

21-Jun-2017 08:58:50

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