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AesirWarrior

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Whenever we met Bandos he was always encased in a suit of armour. He could have lost half his body and we wouldn't know. I doubt there are many injuries he'd be unable to heal over time anyway. What scars do Zamorak have from blowing up Forinthry?

Maybe Xau-Tak can't be killed because it doesn't truly belong on this plane of existence? It exists outside our reality and is merely (metaphorically) scratching the barrier. Zaros, Seren, Bandos or Saradomin could have far more power over this reality, but they'd never be able to truly kill it because it's never fully "here". However, they could "imprison" it, cut off its connection, so that it couldn't influence this realm any further. That's certainly in line with quite a few lovecraftian deities. Heck, maybe the reason it knew our name back in the second age is because it exists outside of time and space


I doubt this prion theory will end up being correct, but it's certainly an interesting idea.
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16-Sep-2016 21:30:30 - Last edited on 16-Sep-2016 21:30:45 by AesirWarrior

Cthris

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AesirWarrior said:
. I doubt there are many injuries he'd be unable to heal over time anyway.


I'm like 98.3 percent sure that Hazeel is referring to old Bandos concept art/podcast that stated that while Bandos could have healed his eye, he chose not too because he wears his scars like trophies. Assuming that's still "cannon" then Bandos would likely choose not to heal any injuries he got from Xua-Tak.

16-Sep-2016 22:07:24

Wahisietel
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Devil Vein said:


I like your bandos theory but theres an issue. Wed have to figuratively dig up Bandos again for this to be the case and the mods have stated Bandos' story is over. They felt this way going into bird and the beast. They knew scapers would side with armadyl and bandos would die. Since then his content has come mostly to an end. I think its more likely that xau is like Cthulhu and needs to rest periodically. As he was heading to slumber he destro


IIRC, Jagex have since stated that they'll continue to explore Bandos and the Bandosians in future content. Which is fine with me, his cameo in Dishonour among Thieves was the best part of the quest.
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16-Sep-2016 23:23:29

AesirWarrior

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Cthris said:
AesirWarrior said:
. I doubt there are many injuries he'd be unable to heal over time anyway.


I'm like 98.3 percent sure that Hazeel is referring to old Bandos concept art/podcast that stated that while Bandos could have healed his eye, he chose not too because he wears his scars like trophies. Assuming that's still "cannon" then Bandos would likely choose not to heal any injuries he got from Xua-Tak.


Yeah but... there's a difference between losing an eye and an arm. An eye isn't that useful to him (he had what? 6?), but losing an arm or anything useful is probably something he wouldn't endure just to have a "trophy"...

... On the other hand, I guess a god doesn't really need limbs. He could just use telekinesis for everything.

Anyway, we still don't know what he looked like under all that armour (apart from the face).
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

16-Sep-2016 23:50:39 - Last edited on 16-Sep-2016 23:51:28 by AesirWarrior

Maiden China

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a few gods might not care and just use their godpowers as a replacement... but most gods, especially bandos seem to really love physicaly fightingikjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjkmjjjjjjjjjand that's easier with arms

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17-Sep-2016 04:05:27

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AesirWarrior said:
Whenever we met Bandos he was always encased in a suit of armour. He could have lost half his body and we wouldn't know. I doubt there are many injuries he'd be unable to heal over time anyway. What scars do Zamorak have from blowing up Forinthry?

Maybe Xau-Tak can't be killed because it doesn't truly belong on this plane of existence? It exists outside our reality and is merely (metaphorically) scratching the barrier. Zaros, Seren, Bandos or Saradomin could have far more power over this reality, but they'd never be able to truly kill it because it's never fully "here". However, they could "imprison" it, cut off its connection, so that it couldn't influence this realm any further. That's certainly in line with quite a few lovecraftian deities. Heck, maybe the reason it knew our name back in the second age is because it exists outside of time and space


I doubt this prion theory will end up being correct, but it's certainly an interesting idea.
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17-Sep-2016 10:32:30

Wahisietel
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On the one hand, I'm hyped for new Xau-Tak content.

On the other hand, I don't want another boss, and I do not trust The Watch with anything lore related.
You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

17-Sep-2016 16:35:47

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