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One thing I remember from that lore story with Ariane posted on the website is that seers were more clearly able to the future if it involved pain.

I would love if you allowed this to influence the culture of the Seers. I would make them quite nihilistic, spending a lot of mental energy focusing on the pains of the future, and the futility of happiness in the now since they know about all the pain they will endure in the future. Not to mention their feeling of a loss of agency due to their constant reminder that the future is largely determined.

You also could make them value pain as it increases their ability and overall power. They could be quite sadistic and monstrous, taking great pleasure in the pain of others. This would be most like the Sin Seer, an already established Seer in the village.

Speaking of the Sin Seer, it would be great to have a greater account of her relationship with Khazard.

As for the overall look of the area, dark buildings shaped like towers, with stormy skies filled with crackling energy would work well if you go with either of these two approaches. I think it should feel like there is a mysterious power that is dark and sinister.

You could incorporate their seeing power with their justice system. Gielinorians could travel far and wide in seek of their power to see sins. It would work great with the court house being there already.



*Don't go with making the Seers a kind and jovial bunch filled with a bunch of white robe hippies like they are at the moment. Right now they are way too similar to the druids.*

Also, Hazelmere uses the anima mundi to predict the future. For consistency sake, it might be worth tying them to that, but it's okay in my books if you don't.

21-Mar-2017 20:30:52 - Last edited on 21-Mar-2017 20:32:48 by Cthris

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Aquamancer said:

That sound way too edgy for my taste, not to mention that your suggestion goes completely going against the pre-established theme of Seers' Village. I just cannot see nihilist, masochist seers in an agral village where the King Arthur is present, and the Party Room used to be. Even your description of the possible rework of Seers' Village just doesn't fit in with what has already established already, and sounds more like something from DarkScape or the Dimension of Disaster rather than from this world.

I have to admit though, while the concept of a nihilist, possibly masochistic seer who values pain is an interesting concept for a character, I cannot see them being the norm at all: in fact, a seer like that would probably be shunned. Also, we've learned from Ariane's story that the seers can see the future, AND change it, as she was able to learn the demon's secret in magic without actually giving him a drop of her blood, so seers shouldn't be nihilists at all: if anything, they should be optimists: after all, they of all people should know that future can be changed.

So yes, I'd prefer to keep the Seers as a kind and jovial bunch filled with a bunch of white robe hippies, rather than making them a community of edgelords.


I'm not to sure how long Arthur is going to be around.... and I think the moving of the party room can be made to fit pretty well. Someone came along and saw a bunch of unhappy people and tried to cheer them up, but in the end it was pointless because the people were just too unhappy, thus they moved it to Falador. Businesses don't tend to leave if they are successful.

Anyways, I am aware that Ariane was able to change the future, and thus they could be optimist. But I think it works well with Ariane's character for her to be an innovative thinker, cut from a different cloth than her people. She should't be seen as the rule, but the exception.

21-Mar-2017 22:49:11 - Last edited on 21-Mar-2017 22:49:30 by Cthris

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Eren Lapucet said:
The second is somewhat looked down upon, and may take inspiration from Zamorakianism. It is more powerful than the first method, but its critics would say it's wrong and deranges the mind (Sin the Seer would be an example, and possibly the Oracle as an added headcanon).


This is where the nihilist macho-sadist edgelord seers can fit in :D

22-Mar-2017 04:19:46

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Mod Kelpie said:

* The Seers could have potentially told the Sinclair family to build the castle as they foresaw the arrival of King Arthur and told them that in return they would house a powerful ally who would protect their lands from all threats.


It all sounds good but this. Last I heard Mod Stu? was working/thinking on or of doing a bit of a retconning in regards to King Arthur. It might be worth trying to implement some of his ideas now before he has to go and change a bunch of stuff later.

Also needs a cult of edgelord seers :P

22-Mar-2017 12:08:37

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Eren Lapucet said:
Oh, nearly forgot. The battered book mentions "magi" who closed down the Elemental Workshop since they thought the ore was too powerful. So either "magi" is a generic word for wizards/seers, another name for the Seers Council, or an organization that no longer exists.

Could be sorcerer's tower peeps...

23-Mar-2017 02:43:11

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