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AesirWarrior
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Sorry, not a huge thread about Eldritch horrors, or world ending quests this time. This thread is just to discuss whatever strange mumbo jumbo The Oracle of Ice Mountain has to say. I believe there was a thread about this in the past, but that was a long time ago.

She doesn't have much that isn't just cliché comments about the universe, or stuff we already know, but there is a few things I found interesting that I thought I'd share for those of you who don't run up to the oracle after every update...

- The final dream will reach its full potential: IMO this is likely referring to Khazard.

- The last shall become the first: This one I'm really not sure about, but it sounds interesting. Is it Gielinor becoming the first world in the new cycle? Will Mah become the new leader of The Elder Gods? Who knows...

- The sun will shine before the daughter: I believe this is reffering to Tumeken (the sun) and Amascut (the daughter).

- He who uses the power of custard mixes it with his tears: Not relevant at all. I just thought more people should sympathise with poor old Melzar.

- Is it time to wake up? I am not sure... Might refer to the Elder Gods, Guthix back in the day, or it might just be nonsense.

After you get the chronicle fragment on Ice Mountain you also have a discussion with some Elder God foreshadowing (I'm gonna bet most of you have heard this one):

Player: Can you impart your wise knowledge to me, Oracle?
Oracle:Wen the cold wind blows.
Player: Don't you mean 'when'?
Oracle: Who?
Player: No, when.
Oracle: At the end of things.
Player: What? I'm lost.
Oracle: As are we all.
Player: Never mind.
Player: You know, I preferred your older prophecies.


That's it (well, actually there's a lot more I didn't include, feel free to talk to her or look up a transcript)! It's not much, but it's fairly interesting... Ish. Might even be relevant to something!

18-Aug-2016 23:17:17

Sepulchre
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A lot of the context isn't involved here. You mentioned that sometimes she has new lines after each update? Well which update she starts saying these lines after could have a serious effect on their meaning. A
World Guardian
must learn to find
Balance
in themselves.
Only then can they
Control
themselves and forge their own
Fate.

19-Aug-2016 05:20:56

AttilaSquare

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AesirWarrior said:
- The sun will shine before the daughter: I believe this is reffering to Tumeken (the sun) and Amascut (the daughter).
I never considered this before...what if behind Amascut's hunger for souls is a plan to bring back her father, learned in her encounter with Mah, opposed by her brother, earning him her resentment for all the ages thenceforth? This is perhaps a stretch, but I hadn't checked up on the oracle in years, and this came to mind.

19-Aug-2016 05:28:54

A Mighty
Dec Member 2018

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She who was chosen may be chosen again. Referring to Zanik of course, though since I don't know its age this could have referenced KS, or even TMF.

The decrepit man is in your head; his prison in his own I find this one rather interesting...
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19-Aug-2016 19:01:34

Sepulchre
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A Mighty said:
She who was chosen may be chosen again. Referring to Zanik of course, though since I don't know its age this could have referenced KS, or even TMF.

The decrepit man is in your head; his prison in his own I find this one rather interesting...
I think that second one may be in reference to The Odd Old man. He is in your head, meaning he's manipulating you to do things for him. His prison in his own, meaning he's trapped inside his own head, because he's being controlled by the Skeletal Horror. There's a reason there's a semicolon separating the two lines instead of a comma.
A
World Guardian
must learn to find
Balance
in themselves.
Only then can they
Control
themselves and forge their own
Fate.

22-Aug-2016 05:19:35

Lord Drakan
Sep Member 2010

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Sepulchre said:
A Mighty said:
She who was chosen may be chosen again. Referring to Zanik of course, though since I don't know its age this could have referenced KS, or even TMF.

The decrepit man is in your head; his prison in his own I find this one rather interesting...
I think that second one may be in reference to The Odd Old man. He is in your head, meaning he's manipulating you to do things for him. His prison in his own, meaning he's trapped inside his own head, because he's being controlled by the Skeletal Horror. There's a reason there's a semicolon separating the two lines instead of a comma.

Interesting. First association was Cyrisus, but Archibald makes sense. Since we now know more about the horror, with its true nature being revealed in 2009, and even about Xau-Tak, this becomes increasingly relevant. Or it's a coincidence, depending on whether Mod Wilson worked on this dialogue or not.

Note: the Oracle's dialogue was rewritten with the Dragon Slayer rework in 2007 (Mod John A), which added, amongst, perhaps, other hints, more WGS foreshadowing ("Do not fear the dragons...fear their kin.";).
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30-Aug-2016 20:48:48

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