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Ancient Drew

Ancient Drew

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Thank you. :)

I came up with the idea that Xau-Tak might be involved in Menaphos and the insanity of Amascut. This was in my entry in the Library Competition, and then there's the dialogue of Lookout Ekahi from the crew aboard the Sarim's Revenge.

Lookout Ekahi: I don't like it here, captain. I can feel...something beneath this city.

Player: Something good or something bad?

Lookout Ekahi: Hmm, neither, I think. Just something 'other'.


Ekahi also mentions that cyclopes have sharpened their senses all around to compensate for a lack of depth perception. And his statement that there is something 'other' beneath Menaphos implies that there's an alien force at work. Amascut as we know isn't really alien to the desert at all; she was there since before the Mahjarrat. And she became disturbed when she encountered Mah, but I don't think this caused her to immediately go mad.

Before her descent into madness, Amascut protected the bodies of the dead and, according to Thaerisk Cemphier, was also a goddess of reincarnation who gave the most worthy souls another chance. And it wasn't until after Senliten ruled that she went berserk; this being after the Kharidian Lands turned into a desert. Now we know that Tumeken did this by blowing himself up and razing the once pristine plains, so this would be another contribution to Amascut losing it. And her former alignment to reincarnation isn't fitting to dark powers or corruption.

So my best guess for what really finished her off was Xau-Tak, who is implied as an alien force and likely uses dark powers; necromancy would naturally be hated by the gods of the Underworld who guide souls of the dead.
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03-Jul-2017 09:37:43

Ancient Drew

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Also, are the Sea Slug and Pirate quest series linked?

And then there are the cats. Are there some who are genuinely trying to take over the world? And when will Robert the Strong return?
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03-Jul-2017 09:45:46 - Last edited on 03-Jul-2017 10:28:43 by Ancient Drew

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