I wish we could have learned more of Xau Tak and the QoA from V he seemed to have known some things about them, their intentions and whereabouts. We did have the fallen nihil event which was oriented around the QoA and I can't help but think that Deathbeard is in somehow related to Xau Tak so maybe these two will be making an appearance soon.WE1- Aligned/
I wish we could have learned more of Xau Tak and the QoA from V he seemed to have known some things about them, their intentions and whereabouts and he could have been a very valuable ally when dealing with them. We did have the fallen nihil event which was oriented around the QoA and I can't help but think that Deathbeard is in somehow related to Xau Tak so maybe these two will be making an appearance soon.WE1- Aligned/
I am really hopeful that this will shake things up in the new age and presents us with a powerful foe a God that will require cooperation amongst other Gods or NPCs to withstand or even stand against. Not like Tuska, Xau-Tak is on a much different scale and I hope they capitalize on the opportunity to make this enemy amazing.WE1- Aligned/
Hguohsaid: It's also worth noting that the Ripper Demon transformation occurs over the course of days, while the being behind the door in The Weeping would have been within that room for much much longer (being in an abandoned Zarosian structure in a room that must have been sealed for a very long time given the description of the air within).
All indications point to the being having been deliberately locked away before or during the empire's fall. It almost sounds like a banshee, though I wouldn't really describe them as hulking. Maybe a cave horror, though I wouldn't call their arms spindly and their cries are said to be a mixture of anguish and bloodthirsty roars. Edimmu almost fits, but there's again the issue of the importance placed on the vocalizations.
Not sure what it was, but I'm doubting a Xau-Tak connection. Seems more likely it was a Zarosian experiment (one of Zaros's attempts at making life or one of the bioweapons the empire developed) that twas deemed a failure and locked away.
Really though, The Weeping and Pestilent Journal serve to identify Herbert Dunwich as an outcast of the 3rd age who got around a lot, poked his nose into dangerous situations along the way, and lived to write about them.
A list of all the content that Xau-Tak has been referenced in, to my knowledge. See my old thread here and my notes below for more detail on the references, although note the thread is somewhat outdated as we didn't know they were references to Xau-Tak at the time it was written.
Rum Deal - October 2005 - Rabid Jack's temple, Karamthulhu Mos Le'Harmless - February 2006 - Pillar on Mos Le'Harmless Rag and Bone Man - April 2006 - Skeletal Horror pt 1 Mos Le'Harmless Expansion - July 2006 - Jungle/Cave horrors, Black mask, Harmless caves, Stone tablet Olaf's Quest - April 2007 - Cursed treasure The Great Brain Robbery - March 2007 - Mi-Gor references "Down Below" Summoning - January 2008 - Karamthulhu overlord Rocking Out - June 2008 - Ex-ex parrot Fur 'n' Seek - August 2009 - Skeletal Horror pt 2 A Clockwork Syringe - March 2011 - Strange black rocks Lore Livestream - November 2012 - Rabid Jack said to be connected to the Underwater City Meet the Partner - Again - December 2012 - Flying sea gods Battle of Lumbridge - July 2013 - Sea gods Hero's Welcome - June 2015 - Xau-Tak first named The Light Within - August 2015 - Xau-Tak dream Prifddinas Waterfall fishing - September 2015 - "Karamthulhu Pete" mentioned, Underwater City referenced Nomad's Elegy - February 2016 - ***-Tak mentioned by a cave goblin Kindred Spirits - May 2016 - Death at Sea loredump.
Wahisietel, Can you update this post to reflect Sliske's mention of XT at the end of SE The Updated Cave Horror, journal lore, and POH lore/kittens.WE1- Aligned/