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Lego Miester

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Finally finishing my first raid I noticed a few unusual details. And so begins the theorycrafting of...

Xeric's Future Plans: Where is this headed?

The drained crystals outside, combined with the Dark Journal dropped by Olm indicate that Xeric was there to do experiments on the crystals there, and the Olm was the guardian of said crystals. He then used the magic from them to do his experiments which now fill those halls.

Yet all signs indicate that Xeric is back now, why didn't I find him there? By all accounts the place was abandoned, mostly full of ex-treasonous generals, drained crystals, monsters, and dead caretakers. Overrun. And the book indicates that the doors opened by...an earthquake? The monsters don't even burst out to attack under any sort of coordinated leadership. It's like Xeric has changed his goals.

Take note of the end of the Dark Journal:

"I am truly awestruck by the power that our lord now wields. If we were to return to Kourend, as he originally planned, I have no doubt that we would regain our former dominion over the kingdom with very little effort.

However, while our lord remains as secretive as ever - in fact, he has become more so after the treachery of our former followers - I sense he has a new plan in mind.

Perhaps the throne of Kourend has become too small a trophy to satisfy the ambitions of Lord Xeric."

Now we come back to the very beginning: Client of Kourend. The mysterious possessed Veos, almost certainly by Xeric, wants an update on the status of the kingdom. Most worryingly, he checks up on The Dark Altar, the one of which the Unstable Altar was a mere pale replica. The one channeling the powers of blood, soul, and death. The one surrounded by an entire district, the Arcaeuus, practically made of magical, dark crystals.

The next target. Enough power to...


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OSRS Lore: Xeric

11-May-2019 05:04:40 - Last edited on 11-May-2019 05:06:43 by Lego Miester

Lego Miester

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[Continued from the last post]

And reflecting on The Ascent of Arceuus, his plans are already in motion. We use a strange orb at the Dark Altar at the behest of "Veos's Client" (a single use teleport beacon, like the one from Devious Minds perhaps?), then wouldn't you know it, someone shows up there and plants a device that disrupts the power of the Dark Altar to such a degree that one of the Arceuus citizens dies. As if we needed more proof, the device found closely resembles the Dark Relics found in the Chambers of Xeric.

All very interesting. If you need me, I'll be musing on why the Memoirs book has a different symbol float over your head than the Xeric Talisman. One is obviously Xeric's logo (seen on his altar in the Lizardman temple), so what's the other one?

edit: Technically there's 3, listing all of them:

Arceuus Banner/Arceuus spells:


Xeric's Talisman/Xeric's Lizardman Prayer Altar:


Kharedst's Memoirs, unknown meaning:
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OSRS Lore: Xeric

11-May-2019 05:32:05 - Last edited on 15-May-2019 04:27:12 by Lego Miester

Edcy

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Kharedst was clearly another fooled by the empty promiser.

But hey pardon if i inbetweened your posts at begin now that i look you've needled up the thread furthermore everafter alike, golly research i'd find bother but no time nor priority for at this phase just passing bye ta ta~

12-May-2019 12:27:03 - Last edited on 12-May-2019 12:28:59 by Edcy

Lego Miester

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Edcy said:
Kharedst was clearly another fooled by the empty promiser.

But hey pardon if i inbetweened your posts at begin now that i look you've needled up the thread furthermore everafter alike, golly research i'd find bother but no time nor priority for at this phase just passing bye ta ta~


I know I put "you may post" but then of course I kept bumping into new pieces of the puzzle and had new epiphanies.

This really has been one of the most elaborate stories Jagex have ever written, so I'm just glad at least a few other players can see this thread and take notice of it.

Even now, after all this, there are some pieces of this mystery I simply have no answers for, such as the strange "priestess" who communicates with King Kharedst in the memoirs, or what purpose Captain Reynard Koli's golden flute would play in the story, or the extremely ominous final passage hidden in the book.

"If you're reading this, things haven't gone to plan and YOU should be worried. The King has been killed and I am 'Unfit for rule'... I have enough sanity left to know it won't be long until they come for me too.

By all means, young stranger, attempt to rebuild this memoir, but I'm afraid you may not like the ending, I for one am not a fan. You may think you're ahead of the game, but the pieces have been in motion for decades and you are just another pawn, as was I.

Perhaps we'll meet soon.

R
,"

To not even mention Alyssa's dialogue after finding all the pages, mentioning that she saw "a man" tear up the book, and that nothing was stopping that person from modifying its contents to lead us down a false trail or into a deadly trap.

But this thread has ultimately been focused on Xeric. I feel like, given a few more content releases in Zeah, I could fill an entire second conspiracy thread on that topic alone.
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OSRS Lore: Xeric

15-May-2019 04:29:43 - Last edited on 15-May-2019 04:48:43 by Lego Miester

Edcy

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Yeah hey good stuff and all i was wondering would it maketh sensibles arise to ponder relates between zarosian influence in Zeah and some sort of prefix via elven lands in future~

22-May-2019 23:54:22

Lego Miester

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Edcy said:
Yeah hey good stuff and all i was wondering would it maketh sensibles arise to ponder relates between zarosian influence in Zeah and some sort of prefix via elven lands in future~


I have no idea what that means. The only time Zaros is even indicated is a weird zarosian symbol on an unused, unaccessible area of the map. Possibly in the future, but so far not in any way indicated by the story.

And the elven lands? Can't do much on that until Song of the Elves, which promises to be the finale. If there are unfinished plot threads that hint at future elf story, yeah I could make a thread on that, but that's again totally unrelated to Zeah and Xeric.
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OSRS Lore: Xeric

08-Jul-2019 18:17:42

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