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AesirWarrior

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Kittyphantom said:
Klap Trap888 said:

* References to vampyres being literal undead


Last hint of this was as recent as Branches of Darkmeyer. I suspect Rowl*y and/or Stu just didn't know. And I failed to inform them properly. ;_;


I'm pretty sure that it was confirmed long before Branches (or maybe post by Ana, idk, before Lord of Vampyrium at least) that Vamps aren't *actually* undead. That examine was kind of a joke.
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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.

28-May-2016 00:14:37 - Last edited on 28-May-2016 00:15:00 by AesirWarrior

AesirWarrior

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I've noticed there's a lot of weird stuff in the desert series about Amascut. Most of it comes from either Neite or The Sphinx's dialogue.

Neite claims they cursed Amascut to never have a corporeal form, not gain willing follower and not be remembered (only her actions are).

Those first two seem to still be canon going by Ka's dialogue during the Halloween event, but not so much that last one. I went through the desert series transcript and I noticed that Amascut is almost never called Amascut by a mortal at all! She's only ever referred to as The Devourer or The Wanderer. This seems to be because of the curse Neite and her sisters put on her. Sadly, this seems to have been overlooked with all desert quests following Do No Evil.

Then there's The Sphinx who claims Amascut only started fully destroying souls in the last age. This seems to contradict newer lore which states she went mad in the second age. I suppose she went hungry for a few thousand years, huh?

... And then there's some more contradictions with people claiming she was The Devourer and her primary role was devouring souls even before going mad, which contradicts what we learned later of her rolas as the godess of Rebirt. Of course, this might not be common knowledge, but surely Senliten should have known?
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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.

28-May-2016 17:40:02

AesirWarrior

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One obvioust example is how at the start there were only three gods (Zamorak, Saradomin and Guthix). There's no continuity errors surrounding this, as it was later established Saradominism only accepts the existence of the main three, and the other gods are less known. Nevertheless, it seems like when the game first started out it only had the main gods. You had God, The Devil and the guy inbetween basically.

All that changed with Temple of Ikov which established Zamorak was a Mahjarrat and there were around 20 gods (which is surprisingly accurate to the actual number we have today).
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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.

28-May-2016 17:52:33 - Last edited on 28-May-2016 17:52:58 by AesirWarrior

AesirWarrior

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Well, even though Ikov was pretty early the three gods thing were central for many, many years to come. If a quest has a evil god it was always Zamorak, if a quest had a good god it was always Saradomin etc. Even though Ikov teased more gods it took many, many, years before they actually got a role more significant than just a small mention.

And yes, I believe it was the first reference to Mahjarrat. The Mahjarrat themselves have a bit of weirdness surrounding them. A lot of them were originally just liches or undead that were retconned, Khazard being the most notable. There's a devblog where Paul talks about developing the mahjarrat over the years. One problem was that in early quests they were far too easy to beat, so you have a lot of weird retcons where they "were bored with the fight", "had better things to do" etc.
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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.

28-May-2016 20:23:36

AesirWarrior

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Crow Crimson said:
I recall Saradomin, Zamorak, and Guthix all being brothers, though I could have just been confusing them with Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Can anyone confirm whether this was an actual thing


IIRC Father Aereck referred to them as brothers and the god letters did too. However, I believe Saradomin later confirmed it was "brothers" as in fellow gods, not biological brothers or anything.
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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.

01-Jun-2016 03:37:19

AesirWarrior

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Sepulchre said:
Does the word retcon mean anything to you?

Problems = solved.


I'm not sure if you've realised the point of this thread.
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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.

02-Jun-2016 13:03:12

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