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Ahtelhrax
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As those who have completed A Shadow Over Ashdale know, the Crassians are hybrid creatures of Squid and Crab who reproduce using humans incased in crassian eggs.

But What exactly are they?!?

I believe that the Crassians are a predator race that live as the primary citizens, In The Underwater City, Under Xau-Tak himself.

Xau-Tak is known to be heavily related to the Underwater city and to the seas. The Crassians follow Agoroth, a giant crassian who looks very similar to a Karamthulu/Crab. What if Agoroth is the 1st crassian, and is an avatar of Xau-Tak?

We know that Shadow Over Ashdale is in the 6th age, so Agoroth could very well be Xau-Tak's tendrils surfacing on Gielinor,

Let me know what you think.
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24-Apr-2016 20:53:11

Hguoh
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Based on the quest Beneath Cursed Tides, the Crassians are the result of the dark hydromancer, Hector Vivian's, perfected curse. That being said, they appear to act largely autonomous from Hector's will until they receive a direct order or summons from him, in which case they appear to obey his orders without question.

As for what they are, they appear to be humans either directly transformed by Hector's curse or converted by those who have already been transformed. Agoroth is largely an unknown at this time.

24-Apr-2016 22:02:35 - Last edited on 24-Apr-2016 22:04:52 by Hguoh

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We don't know if Hector created them. He could convert humans to birds or sheep as well, he could just use a crassians as a blueprint for curse because he liked them the most.

Ya, xautak can be obvious progenitor, but doesn't have to be. We still have dagganoths, sea slugs and other candidates for it.

All known gods have ascended during this age of universe. Could a god ascend in previous (or previous-previous) universe before even dragonkin evolved and survive great revision(s) (in abyss?) with his crustacean creatures (other member of his species?) until now?

Can we have a slug/crab/fish/octopus god? C'mon, we had a piggy, cabbage and monkey anyway :D

24-Apr-2016 22:53:40

Hguoh
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Tlamovec said:
We don't know if Hector created them. He could convert humans to birds or sheep as well, he could just use a crassians as a blueprint for curse because he liked them the most.

Ya, xautak can be obvious progenitor, but doesn't have to be. We still have dagganoths, sea slugs and other candidates for it.

All known gods have ascended during this age of universe. Could a god ascend in previous (or previous-previous) universe before even dragonkin evolved and survive great revision(s) (in abyss?) with his crustacean creatures (other member of his species?) until now?

Can we have a slug/crab/fish/octopus god? C'mon, we had a piggy, cabbage and monkey anyway :D


1. Hector claimed that he perfected his curse and then began summoning Crassians to his aid after asking Myrtle to see how far he's come... The implication is quite clearly that he created the crassians.

2. No god could have ascended during the previous universe. Jagex has been very very insistent that the Dragonkin were the only survivors of that revision (stating as much when HoS spawned a couple of theories that the prehistoric abyssal was from the previous cycle).

Beyond that, there were no elder artefacts last cycle (they were created to make up for Mah's loss) and no beings created as gods (those were created by Mah during this cycle). As such, there was no way to ascend in the previous cycle, and thus no gods.

3. The only thing we know for certain about Xau-tak is that V describes him using the term 'tendrils,' which certainly implies cephalopodal or vine-like aspects to the character's appearance.

24-Apr-2016 23:45:25 - Last edited on 24-Apr-2016 23:46:04 by Hguoh

Captain Lime
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I like this idea, but the issue is that we just don't know enough about Crassians yet. How do Sea Slugs figure into this? Or the Dagganoth? Where in the sea are the crassians from?

There are so many creatures that COULD be related to Xau-Tak, like the Sea Slugs, or the Crassians. Possibly even the Horrors and the Dagganoth. And don't forget the entire menagerie of Sea Monsters that patrol the waters of the Eastern Sea, the Leviathan being foremost among them.

Xau-Tak could be channeled through MANY of these creatures, we just can't know. But back to the Crassians...

All that Beneath Cursed Tides and Shadow Over Ashdale had were indirect references. The Crassians are some undersea villain - that's all we know.
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24-Apr-2016 23:56:35

Hguoh
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Perhaps you should check out the thread where these quotes came from if you doubt my input:

Wahisietel said:
Crassians have pretty much no lore behind them, and are on the other side of the sea from where Xau-Tak is active. Not related.


Mod Wilson said:
Any-sao said:
There is literally no link between Xau-Tak and pirates.


O RLY? ;)


Considering the mod who is writing for Xau-tak intervened on the point of the pirates' involvement with Xau (as well as intervening on whether or not Amascut or the Slayer skill were involved with Xau: they weren't) and made no attempt to counter the popular sentiment that Xau had nothing to do with the Crassians, I'd say the chances of them being involved with Xau is next to none.

25-Apr-2016 01:51:39 - Last edited on 25-Apr-2016 01:52:05 by Hguoh

Sepulchre
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Crassians are Crassians bruh. Crassian lives matter.
They're probably either created or summoned by Hector. Relation to the underwater city is possible, but I doubt it personally. This is probably one of those things that Jagex doesn't really have an explanation for.. yet. Either way, I'm sure we'll find out in time..
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25-Apr-2016 05:09:06

Ahtelhrax
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I don't think that good ol' Hector created the Crassians, but i think he just was found to be a leader by them, so he took the advantage and turned the Tutorial Island people into them using a crassian design.

26-Apr-2016 07:46:18

Aig123
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Hector reminds me of Grayzag, the typical evil scheming mage attitude.

I suspect that, like the Pests, the Crassians are simply being meddled with by a control freak.
Beyond that, they probably are a legitimate species, not an experimentation like Homunculus.

26-Apr-2016 09:58:40

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