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Hguoh

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Good theory.

It's worth noting that just as V and Tarshak parallel Thor and the Midgard Serpent, so too does Sliske and Guthix parallel Loki and Heimdallr.

Sure, Guthix won't be killing Sliske directly, but we do carry his blessing to this day. And whether it is our interference or him using the bit of power he stole from us, Guthix's power is likely going to be involved in Sliske's downfall (I'm hoping he doesn't die).

But then there's the most interesting bit. If all of these parallels are intended, who are our Odin and Fenrir (as well as Tyr, since he also apparently gets killed by Fenrir, and Vidar, Odin's son who actually kills Fenrir)?

There's also apparently a bit of the myth that describes the involvement of the fire jotnar of Muspelheim. We, of course, have a lovely little plane of fire in game named Muspell and have only just heard of the Queen of Ashes whose name indicates an association with fire.

09-Sep-2016 17:22:19 - Last edited on 09-Sep-2016 17:26:01 by Hguoh

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Kemtros said:
I do think Sliske will be trapped, but not killed. It sounds like they have some plans for Sliske after the Endgame, which would be a bit difficult if he died. I know we've had a lot of quests lately dealing with the undead, but Sliske's a Mahjarrat, who can't be resurrected, nor do they go to the afterlife.


Given Sliske's interest and research into the soul, perhaps part of Sliske's plan is to fix the issue of death and afterlife for himself?

14-Sep-2016 15:49:38

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I'm personally a fan of the theory that the 'master' (not really) is Viggora.

He uses the mortal names of the artifacts.
He has first hand experience with the Staff, and, thank's to the Ghostly Robes miniquest, he also knows of how it can link things together.
Working with Sliske could also explain why he regained his sanity recently (the curse that trapped him in the Shadow Realm and robbed him of his mind came from Zaros, and Sliske is the only one with control of the realm that comes close to rivaling Zaros's).

Honestly, the only bit that doesn't fit so nicely is the mysterious voice's speech patterns. The voice tends to prefer short, to the point sentences, while Viggora does not.

16-Sep-2016 16:16:38 - Last edited on 22-Sep-2016 18:14:42 by Hguoh

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DementedGaz said:
ffs sliskes master is obviously not zaros/zamorak/saradomin etc. "this will bring them?" (referring to the stone of jas) he doesnt know jack shit about the stone, as he didnt even know that the stone of jas would attract the gods, so no its none of them


You're assuming the voice was referring to the gods when it said 'them.' Yes, Sliske's response seems to point towards this being the case, but (as I pointed out on a different thread quite awhile ago) it could honestly be that Sliske's response was a matter of fact statement whose consequences would bring about the desired outcome.

I mean, Sliske directly states that 'It will be a gathering like no other, a monumental occasion that everyone will yearn to observe.'

The target whom the voice wants to lure in could be anybody with the means and desire to witness or influence such an event.

18-Sep-2016 05:22:33 - Last edited on 18-Sep-2016 05:23:00 by Hguoh

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Sepulchre said:
Viggora.. Viggora.. I mean seriously? Why the hell would Sliske even.. No. I don't see how anything aside from "he's in the Shadow Realm, and he's touched the Staff" gives people even an inkling that it's gonna be him.


Dude is a soul, trapped in the shadow realm: Sliske is researching the soul extensively.

Dude is a victim of an elder artifact's ability to create links to people: Sliske used the staff to expose and track the dragonkins' link to the stone.

Dude knows the stone exists, but neither really learned much about the power it grants, nor lived long enough to see much of the gods' quarrel over it: the voice questions the stone's use as bait.

Dude loses his sanity due to an extended stay in the Shadow Realm: Dude regains sanity just as we learn Sliske is messing with the Shadow Realm.

Dude trapped in the Shadow Realm somehow finds where Sliske, a master of the Shadow Realm, has hidden the stone and let's Zamorak know: Sliske wants Zamorak to find the stone so as to spice up his games.

As I said earlier, the only thing that doesn't fit is that the voice uses short, to the point sentences, while Viggora doesn't. And even then, you could attribute that to him now actually remembering more of his imprisonment in the Shadow Realm instead of the previous amount of a few minutes.

20-Sep-2016 01:15:10 - Last edited on 20-Sep-2016 03:29:41 by Hguoh

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Ancient Drew said:
You're forgetting that this apparent 'master' knows more about the Siphon than he does the Catalyst. And let's take a look at the gods...


I forgot nothing

Hguoh said:
Dude is a victim of an elder artifact's (
specifically the Staff
) ability to create links to people: Sliske used the staff to expose and track the dragonkins' link to the stone.

Dude knows the stone exists, but neither really learned much about the power it grants, nor lived long enough to see much of the gods' quarrel over it: the voice questions the stone's use as bait.

20-Sep-2016 16:00:49

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Cthris said:
Sepulchre said:
Maiden China said:
Cthris said:
Calling it now, Sliske has always been nomads master. Viggora works with or for Sliske. Viggora is the mysterious voice.
that'd be about as good a story as the evil chicken being sliske's master
I think the Evil Chicken would make a more credible master for Sliske than Viggora, tbh.

I never said the voice was his master. Idk why everyone assumes it's his master


It's because Sliske says, 'Yes, of course. I live to serve,' at the very end of the cutscene.

Personally, I think Sliske is slightly taunting the voice, and is not actually subserviant to it.

22-Sep-2016 18:13:00

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