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Elendil
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We see in Forinthry the still-standing obelisks that emit a purple light before AoE-teleporting you away to a random location. Could this have been one of the major gateways that facilitated transport of people and goods throughout the ancient Zarosian Empire?

If so, where might they have existed outside of Forinthry before the God Wars and the Zarosian Extermination?

I think there would have been one in Senntisten, given its nature as the largest city on Gielinor. Where else might have they stood?
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27-Jun-2018 18:49:05

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If you want the primary locations, just look at the Ancient Teleportation spells.
Anywhere a teleport goes, probably had a Teleport Obelisk.

Guess could think of it as a precursor to the Lodestone network, just for Zarosians.

I'm not sure they'd have been used for normal commercial transport.
Something like this, especially back in the 2nd Age, was probably just reserved for senior Zarosian officials.
Even then, given that these things take a long time to power up, they may have been even slower "back in the day". Maybe even a full day cool down time, unless you were a Mahjarrat or powerful mage, at which point you could just charge it up some yourself to transport your party.

Next, I'd guess these were only in play late in the empire. Probably constructed (or fully constructed) about the time Zammy took down Zaros.
With the empire suddenly in decline and invaded on all fronts, using the network was potentially more dangerous than anything else.

Another wacky theory: when the power of the Stone was used to wipe out Forinthy, the obelisks got a super charge, but also got randomized.
The destruction of Forinthy was a massive release of energy. Who's to say the Obelisks didn't absorb some of it?
This would allow the Obelisks to teleport more frequently.
Flipside is that where as before, you could do "something" to direct it to your intended destination. But that ability got destroyed somehow. (A focus may have existed at one point. Or perhaps just an innate nature of the obelisks.)
It wasn't until someone came out with the Wilderness Sword, that a method for directing it came about.

28-Jun-2018 00:11:28

A Mighty
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Love this theory! There should be a quest about this! I'm sure it could even be a bottle quest...
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29-Jun-2018 01:14:30

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Deltaslug said:


*clipped for space*

Even then, given that these things take a long time to power up, they may have been even slower "back in the day". Maybe even a full day cool down time, unless you were a Mahjarrat or powerful mage, at which point you could just charge it up some yourself to transport your party.

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Another wacky theory: when the power of the Stone was used to wipe out Forinthy, the obelisks got a super charge, but also got randomized.
The destruction of Forinthy was a massive release of energy. Who's to say the Obelisks didn't absorb some of it?



Could it be possible that things were flipped around though? I was always under the impression that the Zarosian Empire at its prime had a lot of technological/magical advances that outperform modern day equivalents for the most part, so them having a teleporting network like that being slow seems out of character from what I can tell. Especially if it's covering as much ground as it currently is after the empire itself fell into ruin.

But if the blast caused by the stone didn't manage to destroy the things, it seems possible that it caused them to malfunction and become slower and (like you said) randomized.
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29-Jun-2018 06:28:59

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