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Solanumtinkr
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I was thinking more on the lines of a quest but someone put it to me that it would make a "fun" addition to the lore books drops in the Godwars Dungeon. So below is a basic outline for a story along with a few possible questions to answer or leave an opening for more later.

By Fire and Light
(Proposed Lorebook text go to posts 8-11 or click here.)






History would have it be that Saradomin slipped in the amulets to Zilyana in the Godwars dungeon. Others would have it that it was Sliske in another of his schemes. The truth may be a bit stranger though as a new discovery points towards them being of human manufacture. As they were seen as second class in the great war they have the last dibs on anything that would help the war and were often looked down upon.

Yet at the end of the day humans were still around, where many had faded away. They adapted. They didn't play by other rules and often did they what must to lessen the slaughter of their fellows. The rounding up of villagers to use as meat shields in a treacherous grab for the Godsword when all they had to do was help their ally...well it was too much to bare. They took it upon themselves to end this travesty one way or the other.



Traitor or hero, you decide as you uncover their story. That of a Saradominist mage went against everything they were taught and slipped the a set of desperately forged Forbidden Magic amulets on to the Altar in the guise of it being provided by their god Saradomin. Follow in their footsteps and uncover one of the greatest mysteries of the Godwars Dungeon.
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04-Mar-2017 16:07:49 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2017 11:53:59 by Solanumtinkr

Solanumtinkr
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Did they do this to keep the Godsword out of her hands, or was there an ulterior motive?

How did they forge the amulets, and why was the magic forbidden?And if such a powerful mage was in the dungeon why have we not see then?

Could it be they are still frozen in the far reaches of the Godwars Dungeon?

This aims to resolve the Amulets mystery once and for all and uncover that the Virtus' of the world supported more than Zaros.






So come on Lorehounds, I've thrown this out to you imaginative lot so we can expand on it. What question would you ask?

What possibilities could have happened outside of the expected Sara/Sliske, Plain Jane reasons.

Feel free to make your own suggestions. But let's try to keep close as we can to the core of the idea. :)
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Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
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04-Mar-2017 16:10:01 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2017 11:53:19 by Solanumtinkr

Solanumtinkr
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I had another thought, There were people like Garlandia that didn't want to fight, right? How does an Icyene avoid fighting? It cannot, that is unless people think they are human, yes?

So what if our erstwhile Saradominist goodie goodie, was a people smuggler? More specifically an Iceyen smuggler? Of course the wings would have to go, but then no upright Saradominsit Fanatic would ever look for an Icyene deserter amongst the wingless, it would be unthinkable to them.

That could also then be part of why the "Magic" in question was considered forbidden. Well using body parts, even Icyene wings would be near as dark as it gets, wouldn't it?
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04-Mar-2017 18:38:33 - Last edited on 04-Mar-2017 18:57:38 by Solanumtinkr

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I honestly think it is enough that we are told the necklaces were provided by Saradomin (I realize there is a current debate over the truth of the matter, but unless implied or stated otherwise in canon, we should believe their origin is Saradomin).

04-Mar-2017 21:45:21

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SonofZeruiah said:
I honestly think it is enough that we are told the necklaces were provided by Saradomin (I realize there is a current debate over the truth of the matter, but unless implied or stated otherwise in canon, we should believe their origin is Saradomin).


This.

This is why I suggested a Lorebook on your other thread.
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04-Mar-2017 22:04:17

Solanumtinkr
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Gods this. Gods that and never a mortal in sight. Well I spent more than a few hours writing out what comes next. Maybe it will never see the light of day, but at least it is done now. People are quick to confuse that which is done "by the will of Saradomin" as Saradomin's personal participation. It gets tiresome. Anyway the next fews post will be a Final Journal and confessional style entry. The purpose of adventure is to shine light into dark places,
Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
To the Manor Born QFC 185-186-367-65788716

04-Mar-2017 22:17:30 - Last edited on 04-Mar-2017 22:25:06 by Solanumtinkr

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I write this in the hopes that those in the future may judge my deeds with kinder eyes than my fellows will. The dungeon is freezing over so my time to finish this is short.



I am not sure when it first happened, when I abandoned the supposed principles of doing things "For the Glory of Saradomin". Maybe it was wading through the bodies of our own villagers, driven into the enemy to try and over whelm seasoned warriors. Maybe it was fighting under Zilyana, the right hand of Saradomin supposedly. But it could just have easily been this endless war, where the generals were always promising that if we tried just a little harder it would be the final battle. Then paradise on Gielinor would be ours.



Of course they have been saying that for the last few thousand years, a saying now so stale it needs necromancy to keep it staggering on. By the time the Godsword was mentioned I was thoroughly disillusioned with our war leaders. Any one can just throw bodies at a battle line, expecting them to do anything but bleed though is madness. Not many seem to like the general, Zilyana. She's a butcher. Whispers say that only her fanatical devotion got her the position she holds, but even I will not countenance the more vile rumour of our enemies that she offered more than fanaticism. She uses the label evil far to readily on anyone who opposes her will.

continued....
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Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
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04-Mar-2017 22:18:02 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2017 11:01:58 by Solanumtinkr

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There is nothing wrong with the Code of Saradomin. The problem is some of the fools running the show. Those who gained power through devotion or just being able to chop people into fish bait better than others rather. I once thought all Icyene to be the same, much to my shame, at least I know differently now. Still this is where the Fellowship comes in, we mitigate the worst of their actions. We keep things running from the background smoothing things over and helping where we can, even in contravention to our order. And to be frank, even with the enemy constantly at our throats if not for people like us there would have been a revolution long before now. And ironic as it is, Fellowships like ours have sprung up amongst our enemies as well. Is imitation truly the sincerest form of flattery? I don't know.



We did what we had to survive. I refuse to hide the things I have done any longer. We used whatever we had to when getting the job done. Would you really believe our last Guard Captain fell from the mountainside? A mean enough animal to make even General Zilyana at her worst seem warm and fuzzy, and he was on his way to discipline a dirt poor town for not supplying them everything that was asked for. But those mountain paths are treacherous. Especially with help.



The worst of it was that even though humans got the last of everything, the treatment of the Icyene was almost worse. Terror was what was used to keep the less fanatical in line, by their own leaders. Is this truly who we are? So then our fellowship got into the business of people smuggling. There was a price for our help though, it could not be helped. No Icyene could be seen running around Gielinor that was not apart of Saradomin's army. But simply cutting off the wings was not enough...

continued...
The purpose of adventure is to shine light into dark places,
Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
To the Manor Born QFC 185-186-367-65788716

04-Mar-2017 22:18:18 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2017 11:32:36 by Solanumtinkr

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We had to turn to forbidden magic to hide what they truly were, but there is also magic in those wings enough for other uses. It wouldn't be the first time we had an infiltrator that tried to penetrate our ranks, we had to be careful. We put our efforts into developing this magic early on and discovered that an object could be imbued and linked to another to let the user read the other's thoughts. And once we had that, evading detection and keeping an eye on those we help became an easy task. That alone should have probably told us how far we'd fallen. Still we forged on helping those we could and being ruthless against those who would bring us to ruin.





But after all that we were dragged to this hellhole to try and grab the Godsword for greater glory of Saradomin. I've heard things Zilyana thinks she has kept secret. I worry about what would happen if she does gain the sword almost as much as I worry about what would happen if we don't. All she had to do was help drive the enemy back long enough to get the sword out of here and they would hand it to us to deliver to Saradomin. Not exactly a hard task. Except I know 2 things. One, our supposed Bandosian allies only wanted to wage war and would do whatever it took to keep it going. Two, that Zilyana was going to let her fanaticism and almost compulsive need to be praised by Saradomin blind her to just staying the course. I have seen the thoughts of those following Armadyl and I know they will stay true to their word to hand the sword to Saradomin, their code of honour would demand as much. But only if we stay true to ours.

continued...
The purpose of adventure is to shine light into dark places,
Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
To the Manor Born QFC 185-186-367-65788716

04-Mar-2017 22:18:46 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2017 11:43:25 by Solanumtinkr

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