I have a clanmate who has consistently sided with Sliske. In Missing, Presumed Death she did so, during Dishonour Among Thieves she did so. She does have the title 'of Sliske' unlocked.. no, she didn't say that anything different happened.A
It actually looks like there was no unique dialogue for Sliskeans at all during this quest.
Yes, part of my character's soul was siphoned and yes, he still beat my character up.
I've been with this faction since the emissaries were first released - the most recent Sliske activity at the time was killing Guthix - none of this 'friendliness' or 'he's actually, totally a good guy!' stuff. This is important, as the lack of reasons for joining in the first place has meant that not a single poop was given at each 'turning point' in his characterization. It gave me versatility - malleability - in whatever I did in quests and my interpretation of them.
My initial, and current, stakes in the faction are as follows:
1. I like the character. What more to say?
2. There was no option to be 'unaligned', untethered to any gods or lack thereof - no over-arching philosophy, guidelines, alliances, rivals, or any sort of perceived limitation in how to play the game, my game, was present.
3. It was the joke faction; that silly little stinker sitting amongst the seriousness of the gods and godless. Like a big 'middle-finger' brandishing itself in front of all: "Look! Any idiot can start up a faction!" - trivializing the entire emissary system as a whole.
So, in a funny, convoluted way, being 'Sliskean' is being, well, Sliskean. No rules, no limitations to your game to suit these 'rules'... you just do whatever the hell you want.
I've said this recently:Veliasaid: Sliske is all stoked like "Lol look at this chaotic little human... I can pull them along to play my games and nothing bad will happen; to me, at least."
And we're all like "I AM THE FONT OF CATACLYSM! NONE CAN RULE OVER ME!"
So when Sliske is all like "Heehee I've contained you to do my dastardly schemes!"
We're like "Contain THIS!"
And we break a hole into his secret room (nice planning, Sliske) and rip off his mask to look at the confusing, convoluted mass underneath causing him to flip out. He found out the hard way that we're basically so chaotic, even he can't keep us as a pawn.... That's basically it: I play the game, and do so my way. If Sliske happens to get in the way of the game - as Jagex dictates - then I'll run him down with my avatar within it, should that be the only choice.
I suppose that's 'borderline meta', but that is (still) the reason.
Now, if only a J-mod would articulate this, or something similar, in such a way that could be placed within the game and do so, much like they did with that riveting Bandosian dialogue in Nomad's Elegy, that would be great.