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Uriel
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If you haven't finished Desperate Times yet, this might have a very big spoiler for you, so before going ahead, let's throw in a proper
Spoiler Alert.


But with that out of the way, for those that did have finished the quest, you could see two crucial points.
1 - Kerapac tells that the next step of his plan lies in a place named Orthen. Orthen is the first Dragonkin settlement on Gielinor, before they colonized places around Forinthry. Orthen is also the place where Robert the Strong went to be the first mortal to ever slay a Dragonkin. He says orthen was east of where they were (Dragonkin Laboratory)
2 - At the end of the quest, Kerapac went towards a storm in the east. His point of departure was the Piscatoris Hunter Area.

And with today's digsite update, two more crucial points came to light!
3 - A mysterious storm cloud has appeared north and slightly east of the digsite. This storm cloud was not there yet before today's update.
4 - In a new house in the Digsite, one of the workers talks about an expedition going across the sea, wanting to commission the barges to go northward across the ocean. They call the island they wanted to go to TIFKAFI, or also known as Fossil Island.

Following these four points, I think it's safe to assume that Orthen = Fossil Island, and that the next Sixth Age quest will start in, or include the new Digsite in order to get there?
Roawr.

20-May-2019 12:20:53 - Last edited on 20-May-2019 12:21:47 by Uriel

Yoiola
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Uriel said:
Yoiola said:
the new big update they announced.


What did I miss?


A big update was said to be coming out after Desperate Times and a few players were speculating that it might actually be Orthen. It might be an area in the style of Menaphos maybe, but for now it's just speculation I guess.

Edit: Another thought was that it could be a new world event, but maybe with this Digsite rework Orthen is more plausible.

20-May-2019 14:23:45 - Last edited on 20-May-2019 14:25:16 by Yoiola

Uriel
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Dilbert2001 said:
Orthen doesn't have to be an island, let alone Fossil Island, just like The Shadow Reef doesn't have to be, and is not, The Arc... and not even on the surface of Gielinor. ;)


That was already properly elaborated in the quest's narrative. Yeah, it is an island.
Roawr.

20-May-2019 15:43:28

Dilbert2001
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Uriel said:
Dilbert2001 said:
Orthen doesn't have to be an island, let alone Fossil Island, just like The Shadow Reef doesn't have to be, and is not, The Arc... and not even on the surface of Gielinor. ;)


That was already properly elaborated in the quest's narrative. Yeah, it is an island.


Orthen, which means "first
city
" in the language of the Dragonkin according to Charos, is a place on Gielinor.

20-May-2019 15:46:47

LordáDrakan
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Dilbert2001 said:
Uriel said:
Dilbert2001 said:
Orthen doesn't have to be an island, let alone Fossil Island, just like The Shadow Reef doesn't have to be, and is not, The Arc... and not even on the surface of Gielinor. ;)


That was already properly elaborated in the quest's narrative. Yeah, it is an island.


Orthen, which means "first
city
" in the language of the Dragonkin according to Charos, is a place on Gielinor.

Also said to be an island to the north-east. Moreover we know that Kudos Island/Fossil Island has a Dragonkin connection. And now this massive Digsite rework.

I'd be very surprised indeed if Orthen wasn't the island.
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