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AesirWarrior

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(Ok so I made a pretty long post earlier, but because the forums are so annoying posting it logged me out and everything was gone... yay)

I'm pretty sure they confirmed Tumeken was Tier 5 before he blew up, so unless there's been a retcon I doubt he's much more powerful than that. Destroying on a continental scale might be considered a T3 ability, but it's important to remember the context here. Tumeken managed that level of destruction at the cost of his own life (well, almost). He probably used all he had in that blast, and he paid the price for it. A T3 like Saradomin on the other hand could most likely perform a similar feat without "dying", or even geting knocked out. There's a difference between being able to do something like that under normal circumstances, and doing it in a desperate last-ditch attempt to save your people.

Tumeken's explosion is a T5 outlier, it's likely near the ceiling of what gods at that tier are capable of. For a T3 it's a far more "casual" feat. At least casual enough to be listed among their abilities. One shudders to thinks the damage a god like Saradomin could do if he sacrificed himself in a similar manner. Think of them like a bunch of cars. Saradomin's a race car, Tumeken's an... erm, family car. Tumeken struggles to reach the speed Saradomin can sit quite comfortably at.

I'd also like to point out that the memory only ever said he destroyed half a continent, but even then it's since been changed and it's now referred to as simply a peninsula.

As for creating his children, I think there's a difference between the T2 "manipulation of life" ability and just giving some of your power to another creature. The former seems like some complex DNA manipulation, while the latter is something presumably every god can do to create an avatar
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04-May-2017 23:54:25

AesirWarrior

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Gwyndolynn said:
Then why revert into a dog at all? I dont think he was born a god. I don't even think Icthlarin is the son of Tumeken in the bilogical sense, but more like how Zaros/Seren are to Mah. Mah was their 'Mother' because she was their creator -they were 'born' in a dream.

I think the fact that Icthlarin became a dog in Sliske's Endgame proves that Icthlarin used to be just that, a dog. Just as Saradomin became a human, Armadyl an Avianses, etc.

So I'm almost certain my suggestion and your second suggestion are true.

I read that thread about the Shanty Pass -would make for a cool backstory!

Also, I only just 'got into' lore so it's all kinda patchy. So keep the corrections coming


Yes it was confirmed post-quest (if you talk to Iccy at the River Noumenon) that he used to be just a dog. Personally I don't like the retcon, but that's the lore.
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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.

09-May-2017 02:04:19

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