Forums

Elidinis the God of Storms?

Quick find code: 341-342-670-65927710

of 5
Elf of Seren
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2012

Elf of Seren

Posts: 3,310Adamant Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
(I'm kind of tired, so this is probably gonna be worded weird)

After reading Aragnya's Tale, and finding that Elidinis has lightning powers, and seeing that she has a bit of a temper, then reading Tumeken and the Wind, I thought that Elidinis may have been the wind, matching the moodiness that the wind apparently had.

I thought it was an interesting theory that gave her more backstory than "She's a blue hippo".

Idk. Leave theories, bash me, and whatever below.
The RS Wiki will post your IP Address online

03-Jul-2017 16:25:22

Questcaping
Dec Member 2016

Questcaping

Posts: 543Steel Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
First off -- Aragnya's Tale was fascinating, compliments to the author!

Secondly, perhaps she just has a mixed bag of elements -- water via the River Elid, then there's wind, lightning... could she possibly be generally associated with the natural forces of the world, as the counterpart to Tumeken's sun?

On the other hand: water, wind and lightning. Plus the "raindrops" referenced in the story (obviously her tears, but the wording's likely significant). Perhaps it's a better fit to associate her with storms, yeah. Sun and storm, equal and opposite.

Slightly relevant edit: with Aragnya's Tale seemingly one of the JMod-authored stories of the bunch, perhaps this is a taste of Araxyte lore?
Questcaping the Finally Questcaped

Runefest 2017/2018 attendee

03-Jul-2017 16:37:09 - Last edited on 03-Jul-2017 16:59:18 by Questcaping

Elf of Seren
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2012

Elf of Seren

Posts: 3,310Adamant Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Questcaping said:
site.

Slightly relevant edit: with Aragnya's Tale seemingly one of the JMod-authored stories of the bunch, perhaps this is a taste of Araxyte lore?


Idk. I read it twice, and I'm still confused by it. Whatever it was, it happened after Guthix banished her (at least that's what I got out of it when she was grieving about being banished because of "what I was, how they saw me".)

Ancient Drew said:
She seems similar to Saradomin. In fact, it's possible that they both had a history.


I'm pretty sure they had some kind of makeshift alliance during the Godwars
The RS Wiki will post your IP Address online

03-Jul-2017 17:03:10 - Last edited on 03-Jul-2017 17:04:12 by Elf of Seren

Naval Pupper
Jan Gold Premier Club Member 2019

Naval Pupper

Posts: 1,174Mithril Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
They did have an alliance, Saradomin and Elidinis, so it's possible she liked Saradominist magic and decided to use some of it - i.e. the Saradomin Strike.
But honestly, imo, I think she was just... using lightning magic. Simple as. Different people prefer different magic, and lightning suited her purposes better than water for scaring the spider person. Doesn't make her the goddess of storms - I imagine any powerful mage with enough interest could pick up a few lightning spells. And a god would have an even easier time, since they have a lot of magical power at their disposal and no need for runes or other spell reagents.
Mods pls notice me

03-Jul-2017 17:33:38

Ptolemy Dean
May Member 2019

Ptolemy Dean

Posts: 3,992Adamant Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
She gives me an elemental vibe. Maybe an ascended water spirit? "Ptolemos, the friendly, informative Mahjarrat."
Member of the
Godless
and an advocate of
Moia
Zamorak
.
Role-player and proud owner of the Quest, Agility, Hunter, Divination, Thieving, and Smithing Cape.

03-Jul-2017 17:59:05

ZAmorakZaros
Apr Gold Premier Club Member 2013

ZAmorakZaros

Posts: 7,545Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Naval Pupper said:
They did have an alliance, Saradomin and Elidinis, so it's possible she liked Saradominist magic and decided to use some of it - i.e. the Saradomin Strike.
But honestly, imo, I think she was just... using lightning magic. Simple as. Different people prefer different magic, and lightning suited her purposes better than water for scaring the spider person. Doesn't make her the goddess of storms - I imagine any powerful mage with enough interest could pick up a few lightning spells. And a god would have an even easier time, since they have a lot of magical power at their disposal and no need for runes or other spell reagents.

Yep. We have to remember that the gods' titles like god of balance, order or chaos do not mean that they control those things. Their titles are about their values and philosophies. Itchy's title is about his job and so was ammy's. Sure, she may have been the one to make storms in the menaphite lands, but it is most likely that any other god with the sufficient power and knowledge could do the same.
NO
I do not ship ZamorakxZaros.
I follow them. And Marimbo, the best t5 god.

03-Jul-2017 19:53:52

Elf of Seren
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2012

Elf of Seren

Posts: 3,310Adamant Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
ZAmorakZaros said:

Yep. We have to remember that the gods' titles like god of balance, order or chaos do not mean that they control those things.


I know. I just thought the title was more click-baitey lol.
The RS Wiki will post your IP Address online

04-Jul-2017 01:27:39

Swolllliosis

Swolllliosis

Posts: 161Iron Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
By your logic, since Zamorak can throw fireballs, Zamorak must be the God of Fire :o


On a side note, I wonder how Elidinis was planning to use Aragyna's Veil? The spider said the veil was capable of creating powerful illusions to anyone that wears it, probably even a Goddess like Elidinis.

Elidinis said she wanted to use the veil to sneak into Gielinor to see her children again, but she cannot because she was banished by Guthix. According to her, Guthix despised her because she was a god. Because of "what he saw when he looked at me," i.e., a tyrannical overpowered being subjugating their will on poor mortals, and I won't disagree with Guthix. Elidinis just exterminated a race of spiders for their beliefs...

But there would still be a barrier around the planet she would have to get pass... And now that that barrier is gone, she still hasn't returned... HMMM....
Owner of the first 6th age church of Tumeken
| Twitter: @RSTemekel

04-Jul-2017 02:22:51 - Last edited on 04-Jul-2017 02:48:24 by Swolllliosis

AesirWarrior
Nov Member 2017

AesirWarrior

Posts: 1,053Mithril Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Swolllliosis said:
By your logic, since Zamorak can throw fireballs, Zamorak must be the God of Fire :o


On a side note, I wonder how Elidinis was planning to use Aragyna's Veil? The spider said the veil was capable of creating powerful illusions to anyone that wears it, probably even a Goddess like Elidinis.

Elidinis said she wanted to use the veil to sneak into Gielinor to see her children again, but she cannot because she was banished by Guthix. According to her, Guthix despised her because she was a god. Because of "what he saw when he looked at me," i.e., a tyrannical overpowered being subjugating their will on poor mortals, and I won't disagree with Guthix. Elidinis just exterminated a race of spiders for their beliefs...

But there would still be a barrier around the planet she would have to get pass... And now that that barrier is gone, she still hasn't returned... HMMM....


I got the impression that she'd heard of the veil and wanted to use it to see her children again, living a fantasy where she was still with them, not to sneak into Gielinor or something. Of course that dream shatters when she finds out the illusion doesn't affect herself. You could be on to something though, she could already be here and we just can't see her.
-----

The title might have been clickbait but the idea that certain gods have unique powers could be interesting. The gods may all have been mortal, but I'm not a fan of "standardising" them. It's far more interesting if they have unique powers and abilities (as a result of their different origins, experiences or knowledge). I'd certainly favour Tumeken having special connection to the sun over him just liking to use fire magic. Maybe some gods can specialise in elemental manipulation (creating a storm would be different from being able to control existing ones), while others are good at telekinesis or transfiguration. It's a bit boring if they can all do the same stuff.
-
I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

04-Jul-2017 03:43:10

Quick find code: 341-342-670-65927710Back to Top