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Rivendell
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Hiya. I haven't been able to get on RS for several weeks due to computer issues, and I've seen a mentions of a couple of things about Kindred Spirits that's peaked my interest.
As I won't be able to do the quest anytime soon, I was wondering if someone could provide me with a summary of the lore learnt from the quest? Big and small, please!
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24-May-2016 15:43:44

AesirWarrior

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- Verac is secretly Zamorakian.
- Ahrim forced Guthan's love to leave because she was Guthixian and would corrupt him (Ahrim was strongly saradominist to put it midly).
- Guthan(I think, can't quite remember) convinced the other to accept Sliske's deal.
- Dharok was a bully in his youth, but has grown considerably nicer over the years.

- While he was a member of Senntisten's secret police Sliske had a case involving sailors (one of which was a werewolf) going mad from something known as "Xau-Tak". One of the insane crew members was sent to Nabor's asylum and once Sliske arrived to question him he stood up and said:

Do you really think you can save them, Rivendell*? You can't. The spiral of time leads only to the gaping maw of eternity. And this is Xau-Tak.'

(This explains why our name is in the book there)

Nobody knows who this mysterious person is, but the last entry in his journal contains the player's date of birth and:

Rivendell*? Really? Is this the key at last? I must watch and see.

* Whatever the player's name is.
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Here's where it gets interesting. In Sliske's laboratory he has a blackboard with pictures of a mahjarrat, soul runes and alchemical equations. He also has a book written by a Terragardian Magister about the nature of the soul. The Magister theorises that the soul is actually biological in nature, not connected to the divine in any way, and that it might be possible to theoretically transfer a soul from one body to another.

So Sliske has apparently been looking into Soul transfusion. At the end of the quest he actually tries to absorb our soul, but stops midway through when he realises we've seen some of his secrets. He then proceeds to kick the crap out of us.

My theory is that Sliske wanted our soul so he could be truly immune to the god's magic, like we are, so he'd be safe during endgame.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
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24-May-2016 18:43:38

AesirWarrior

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In his laboratory there was also a shadow realm focus; a magical ritual used by Sliske to focus his shadow realm powers. Once the players looks into the focus they see his plans (offscreen so while The PC sees it we never do) and we have a cutscene set before Missing Presumed Death where Sliske is talking to a mysterious entity, seemingly his "master". -
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.

24-May-2016 18:45:38

Cthris
Jun Member 2019

Cthris

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AesirWarrior said:
- Verac is secretly Zamorakian.
- Ahrim forced Guthan's love to leave because she was Guthixian and would corrupt him (Ahrim was strongly saradominist to put it midly).
- Guthan(I think, can't quite remember) convinced the other to accept Sliske's deal.
- Dharok was a bully in his youth, but has grown considerably nicer over the years.

Ahrim killed Guthan's love. He didn't force her to leave.
Also, Guthan killed an important Saradominist warrior and in order to escape punishment he took Sliske's deal.

24-May-2016 18:49:17

AesirWarrior

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He kille her spirit that Sliske fetched in the quest, yes, but IIRC he didn't kill her while she was alive in the past did he? -
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.

24-May-2016 19:02:24 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 19:02:38 by AesirWarrior

Last Prophet

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AesirWarrior said:
He kille her spirit that Sliske fetched in the quest, yes, but IIRC he didn't kill her while she was alive in the past did he?


It's heavily implied that he did.
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24-May-2016 20:02:25

Cthris
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Cthris

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AesirWarrior said:
He kille her spirit that Sliske fetched in the quest, yes, but IIRC he didn't kill her while she was alive in the past did he?

Yeah, because she rejected his advances.

Elder Minsc said:
So of the Barrows Brothers, only Akrisae, Karil and Torag are "Innocent"

I doubt they were innocent, we just never got around to learning their secrets. Verac seems pretty innocet though, all he did was sympathize with Zamorak, he didn't actually commit any real crimes.

24-May-2016 20:11:10 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 20:13:28 by Cthris

Puppyphantom
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AesirWarrior said:
He kille her spirit that Sliske fetched in the quest, yes, but IIRC he didn't kill her while she was alive in the past did he?


If you manage to get him to take all the punishments in the maze, you get the "good ending" for that part, where Ahrim actually doesn't kill Isolde's spirit and gets redemption/reconciliation.
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24-May-2016 20:12:16 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 20:12:43 by Puppyphantom

Mewzard
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Mewzard

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It was interesting to see how the Brothers differed in how their religion affected them.

For Dharok, his newly gained faith allowed him to become a better man (leave his bullying ways behind him).

For Ahrim, it seemed to not change him so much as used as an excuse to justify his inner darkness (a Darkness Guthan certainly didn't see coming).

For Verac, his whole issue was a struggle with faith; he was being metaphorically (and later literally) torn apart by holding two conflicting faiths (one he embraced, and one he tried to deny).

I like that the Brothers seem to run the gamut in morality and have complex issues behind them (though I would have liked to learn about the rest).

I wonder if we can help them fully break free at some point down the line...probably after we take Sliske down for good.

Always down for helping people better themselves.

24-May-2016 20:53:00

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