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Big Storms

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Given how elite dungeons center around Xau-Tak, having the entire skill revolve around this dreaded being would certainly be an interesting spin.

It would also give new interesting ways in which stories can evolve. For we know Zamorak and his followers are strong believers of strength through chaos. For all we know a chaotic entity such as Xau-Tak might manipulate them in aiding it with its devious plans. This might be the sole reason we have such a warped place as Deamonheim in the first place, and why Zamorak saw it as a fitting place for his secret base: he might think being close to the chaotic grasps of Xau-Tak will grant him strength. While in reality he is slowly becoming yet another puppet.


This brings a whole new meaning to floor 61.
"One should not mindlessly follow gods or the godless:
follow
your
own
path
"
~Big Storms

17-Aug-2018 14:32:02

Big Storms

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So people have charged the Tainted Shard to get the message:
Do you...
...really think...
...you can save...
...Moia?


I think your theory is growing in power..

As iS MY GrASp On GieLInoR


Sorry spaced out there. Anyways having thousands of people charging these shards can not be good...
"One should not mindlessly follow gods or the godless:
follow
your
own
path
"
~Big Storms

29-Sep-2018 20:12:23

Big Storms

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Nex is Life said:
When Moia and Bilrach found Zamorak, wouldn't they have realised it wasn't Zamorak drawing Bilrach in? If Bilrach reached "a floor only he has seen", what did he find? Did he tell Zamorak, whom he is so apparently loyal to?

Well Zamorak's philosophy is that one gains strength through chaos. And what greater chaos is there than
the gaping maw of eternity
and
the grinding darkness
that is
Xau-Tak
? Just look what happened to it's 'followers', most notably Kranon: Zamorak probably would see this as examples of strength through chaos.

And even if Bilrach, Moia and Zamorak do not know the true nature that is Xau-Tak, they could simply be attracted to the chaotic nature of Deamonheim itself, thinking it might empower them. While in all reality Xau-Tak is slowly seeping into their minds and morphing them into its pawns.

Just take a moment to think about that: Zamorak, thinking he is gaining strength in Deamonheim, is actually becoming a puppet of Xau-Tak. A god is being corrupted by an ancient entity who's terrors we cannot even comprehend.
"One should not mindlessly follow gods or the godless:
follow
your
own
path
"
~Big Storms

24-Oct-2018 13:32:15

Big Storms

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Uncle Pob said:

Big Storms said:

Nex is Life said:

That's not chaos, that's pure unbridled evil.

Zamorak is commonly misconcieved as an evil god, but he is not. He is, in most respects, also a god of balance like Guthix; he's called the god of chaos because while Guthix strove for a peaceful form of balance, Zamorak's balance is achieved through challenge and testing. Such challenge and testing requires obstacles of course, but even he would recognize that unleashing the power of Xau-Tak on the world would bring certain destruction which would kill him and his followers and be simply a waste of life - and destruction is *not* what he seeks.

I dislike using the term evil, for it is subjective. All I am saying is that a lot (pretty much all) of the acts of Xau-Tak are chaotic in nature. While we as the world guardian might see the true destructive nature of this (which many deem evil
but siMplY is inevitaBiLIty
), plenty have fallen to the whispers of this thing: Masuta, Seiryu, Kranon, Rabid Jack, the dreadnaut, even Kerapac was tempted when doing his experiments which led to the black stone dragon.

Why would the same fate not befall Bilrach, Moia and Zamorak? If anything, their ideology of strength through chaos makes them all the more susceptible to this.


I'd also like to make a correction: I believe Xau-Tak to be more like a force of nature and less like an entity. Hence, I do not see him as a prisoner of Deamonheim, but rather a force that seeps into Gielinor through various means. Deamonheim just seems to be one of the easiest ways of entry. It would also not surprise me if it and the shadow realm are related, forming the means through which all of the Elder God's their creations come to their end. Hence explaining the need for the Revisions.
"One should not mindlessly follow gods or the godless:
follow
your
own
path
"
~Big Storms

31-Oct-2018 12:34:13

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