Forums

Xau-Tak: God of the Horrors

Quick find code: 341-342-37-65701262

of 98
Pupppy
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2010

Pupppy

Posts: 8,778Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
No, I mean, her storyline mentions sea monsters that absorb the power of the Anima Mundi, and they get to giant sizes for so :)

Besides, I'd think Xau-Tak would look more fearsome and alien than a giant squid :P

22-Feb-2016 22:50:36 - Last edited on 22-Feb-2016 22:51:47 by Pupppy

Wahisietel
Oct Gold Premier Club Member 2005

Wahisietel

Posts: 3,426Adamant Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Pupppy said:
No, I mean, her storyline mentions sea monsters that absorb the power of the Anima Mundi, and they get to giant sizes for so :)

Besides, I'd think Xau-Tak would look more fearsome and alien than a giant squid :P


Yeah, but the creature in question is a Karamthulhu, who are closely associated with the Pirate storyline and probably Xau-Tak too. One of them even claims to be a god.

So ***-Tak related the very least.
You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

22-Feb-2016 23:42:09

Lord Drakan
Sep Member 2010

Lord Drakan

Posts: 6,727Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
So, the return of Xau-Tak is harbingered by a dead cave goblin located in a quasi afterlife created as a punishment for Zanik, and said goblin was unaware of doing so. It's pretty much established that Xau-Tak has a deep connection to (un)death and possession.

This all fits, meaning his tendrils extend farther than we originally thought...
Bizarre Boron Fusswell, scryer extraordinaire. Minigames & ninja fixes & achievement ideas!

Perhaps you're half right; perhaps we can't win. But we can fight.
— Zanik

23-Feb-2016 14:05:12

AesirWarrior

AesirWarrior

Posts: 1,054Mithril Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
It's almost a shame that it's been confirmed Zaros/Seren are the only gods born as gods because ***-Tak seems so... Beyond any ascended being. I don't mean his power, he doesn't seem to be that powerful it's just his character and nature seems to be so... Alien, I suppose. It feels very lovecraftian to me, and not just because of the tentacles. -
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.

24-Feb-2016 18:30:49

Wahisietel
Oct Gold Premier Club Member 2005

Wahisietel

Posts: 3,426Adamant Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
I think it probable that Xau-Tak may have been a Karamthulhu originally, they certainly fit the bill of Lovecraftian. They're even named after his most famous creation. You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

25-Feb-2016 13:03:29

Cthris

Cthris

Posts: 5,193Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
AesirWarrior said:
It's almost a shame that it's been confirmed Zaros/Seren are the only gods born as gods because ***-Tak seems so... Beyond any ascended being. I don't mean his power, he doesn't seem to be that powerful it's just his character and nature seems to be so... Alien, I suppose. It feels very lovecraftian to me, and not just because of the tentacles.


I know the feeling but tbh I don't think that "confirmation" holds much water anymore. Look at Gielinor, he was essentially born a god. But even so, say the Tak man was a mortal, that does not mean he didn't always have that alien feeling to him. Imagine if say the grotesque, from lumbridge swamp, became a god somehow. It was technically mortal before hand, but its still very alien. There's lots of ways for Jagex to keep the integrity of the alienness lol. I wouldn't worry too much :D

25-Feb-2016 21:30:00 - Last edited on 25-Feb-2016 21:32:25 by Cthris

Lord Drakan
Sep Member 2010

Lord Drakan

Posts: 6,727Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Ancient Drew said:
Perhaps Xau-Tak is an avatar of Mah in some way? She was corrupted after being starved of anima when she hatched, so ***-Tak could be a representation of her corruption.

Booooooring. Karamthulhu plox.

Heck, there are flying squids in the East, those could easily be Karamthulhu or a subspecies, and one of them could have ascended ages ago. Wushanko is geographically close-ish to the Cursed Archipelago and by extension Mos Le'Harmless, after all...
Bizarre Boron Fusswell, scryer extraordinaire. Minigames & ninja fixes & achievement ideas!

Perhaps you're half right; perhaps we can't win. But we can fight.
— Zanik

27-Feb-2016 11:06:54

Kemtros
Feb Member 2006

Kemtros

Posts: 5,396Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Ancient Drew said:
Perhaps Xau-Tak is an avatar of Mah in some way? She was corrupted after being starved of anima when she hatched, so ***-Tak could be a representation of her corruption.


Sorry, but even I disagree with this. If anything, Amascut would be a better representation of her corruption, but I also wouldn't say she's exactly that. The idea with Mah is that she would ***** out the potential for life, and Amascut devouring souls, preventing them from reincarnating, would suit that. But Mah's influence would be on life before it can truly begin, while Xau-Tak seems to control the undead. Xau-Tak manipulating life even after death only perpetuates a mortality that Mah would have never allowed to exist in the first place.

02-Mar-2016 16:09:17

Quick find code: 341-342-37-65701262Back to Top