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Zelix Xilez
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I bought all three of the novels by *.*. Church in the RS Store a few years back, but I've only just gotten around to actually reading them. I finished Betrayal at Falador yesterday, and I'm now about 5 chapters into Return to Canifis. I'm absolutely loving the storyline so far, and I wish I had read these sooner. The characters are extremely well developed, especially Kara-Meir (whose name I immediately recognized from the Godless faction) and Theodore.

I'm wondering, if Kara-Meir was added into the game, have/will any of the other characters from the books make appearances in the game? I know everything in the books is considered canon unless contradicted by the game, and I'd really love to see the characters who survived the books make appearances in the game, possibly in the form of quests that actually reference the lore of the books. Now that I think about it, Jerrod makes an appearance as well in Dishonour Among Thieves.

In summary, reading the books has really reignited my interest in RuneScape lore.
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12-Mar-2016 04:09:00

Zelix Xilez
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Cybernet377 said:
Zelix Xilez said:
The characters are extremely well developed, especially Kara-Meir


Something that didn't actually seem to make it to the game itself.


Yeah that was exactly what I thought when I met the character in the book!

Hey wait a minute, I remember you from the game and you didn't seem nearly this awesome... What gives?

The only impression she left from my interacting with her in the game (and I should preface this by saying that I went through ALL of her dialogue) was the weird looking thing she had on her head. That was the only thing that came to my mind upon seeing her name in the books. I also found the in-game image of her on the wiki, and she seems to be holding a steel shortsword..? Unless something happens in the books that I haven't gotten to yet that results in her losing the adamant sword, that seems like a really stupid oversight.
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12-Mar-2016 04:21:49

Chaos Lupus

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Novel spoilers.

Hopefully Gar'rth will play a large role in the werewolf spinoff quest series if it ever actually happens, but there's a good chance it won't. Seeing more of Jerrod would be great too, although he should be kept out of it. He'd fit in really well working for Hazeel if we ever get a quest about re-taking Ardougne. Theodore is dead unless "no longer with us" is supposed to mean something else, and my guess is that he was killed by Jerrod in the Fight Arena. Kara-Meir has been horribly translated into the game and should never have been involved with the Godless, hopefully they can fix her. She would also be a great character for a werewolf series. Some of the other novel-exclusives could appear in a variety future content as well, others not so much, for certain death-related reasons...
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12-Mar-2016 04:26:39

Zelix Xilez
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Balustan said:
There are mentions of some of the other characters by various NPCs. Sadly one reference was removed with the Wizards tower graphical update.


What was it? I'm curious now. I assume it was a reference to Castimere.
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12-Mar-2016 04:26:57

Chaos Lupus

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Zelix Xilez said:
Balustan said:
There are mentions of some of the other characters by various NPCs. Sadly one reference was removed with the Wizards tower graphical update.


What was it? I'm curious now. I assume it was a reference to Castimere.


Spoilers

The examine text for one of Sedridor's tables referenced Castimir's expulsion.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

12-Mar-2016 04:29:21 - Last edited on 12-Mar-2016 04:29:40 by Chaos Lupus

Voya
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Voya

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I have also read all the novels (several times), and they are definitively awesome. Most of the living characters are already in game, but mostly because many of the characters originate from the game. Kara-Meir and Jerrod were added afterwards.

The novels are referenced by Doric, Sir Amik, King Roald and Kara-Meir in the game, but they may have some spoilers. If you show Kara-Meir the Sunspear from The Lord of Vampyrium, you get some extra dialogue (including small spoilers from The Legacy of Blood). The are also small references to Sulla in The Death of Chivalry and Dishonour among Thieves.

I would also agree that Kara-Meir was transferred to the game quite badly. I can understand her being in the godless (she never was a big fan of gods), but her personality seems very different. Her new clothing also doesn't really suit her, in my opinion.

I won't give any spoilers, but the last book ended so that everything wasn't resolved. So the main characters would have had at least one more adventure before the current time (the books take place 5 years before the main game). We still don't know what exactly happened, but I hope we'll find out in the future.
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12-Mar-2016 08:59:19 - Last edited on 12-Mar-2016 09:14:13 by Voya

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If you have the time, talking to Doric, Sir Amik Varze, Reldo, and King Roald, there is a special option to them that lets you recount the events of the novel :D
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12-Mar-2016 10:02:53

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