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AesirWarrior

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With Sliske's endgame coming up I'd like to share my theory on who Sliske's master is. Well, I say "my" theory, but really it's someone elses that I really liked. You've probably heard it before but hey, let's make a thread about it.

In short, I believe Oreb of House Charron is Sliske's "master". Though it's probably more of an alliance than a master-servant relationship. For those who do not know, Oreb is a character briefly mentioned in The Divine Delusion and Tales of Nomad.

Why would Sliske ally himself with Oreb? To escape Death. Sliske's desire is a simple one, he wants to live, or at least exist, forever. After all, on death he ceases to exist. Oreb has unparalleled knowledge when it comes to the manipulation of the soul. And while his physical body was killed by Nomad years ago, it is incredibly likely that he found out how to transfer his soul to someone else. I believe that after his apparent demise, Oreb was discovered by Sliske. Whether that was as some sort of incorporeal ghost, or posessing another poor soul is irrelevant. What matters is that Oreb would have agreed to teach Sliske how to survive death. That is how Sliske has gained the knowledge of soul transference, as shown in Kindred Spirits, and why he has Oreb's book.

Now, what does Oreb gain from this? He doesn't seem like the kind of person that would help someone to an afterlife out of the goodness of their heart. He wants to be a god. Not just any god, he wants to possess Saradomin himself.

Why would he want to be Saradomin (apart from having phenomenal cosmic powers)? To rule Teragard. Teragard is the birthplace of humanity and the world where Saradomin first ascended to godhood. However, Saradomin has long since abandoned this world and now the ruling magisters fight for contol of the planet. If Oreb were to take Saradomin's body, he would be able to rule the planet by divine right. Anyone foolish enough to resist would be incinerated.

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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?
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25-Nov-2016 14:14:27

AesirWarrior

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A Mad Hatter said:
^ But is it even possible to possess a god to begin with? Way I look at it, between the compatible soul/vessel aspect of transferring a soul to one and the fact that gods aren't exactly normal beings due to their divine nature, the idea of going after an existing god (much less one that's probably stronger than you to begin with) seems a bit of an unnecessary risk compared to taking over an existing mortal body and siphoning the power from the other gods once you're in.



I admit, possessing a god is a bit out there. I'm not sure if you even could replace the soul of a god and still retain the power, as I think most of their energy would be intertwined with it. But it might be possible to "merge" souls somehow. For example if Oreb possesses Saradomin then Saradomin's soul/energy is still in there to retain all the power, but Oreb would be the one in conscious control.

Either way, I think the eclipse will probably be a part of some kind of ritual. I find it unlikely that it's just to signify that the contest is over, especially when Sliske has mastery over the shadow realm. Perhaps it coud be to siphon the gods' power, like you suggested.
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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.

26-Nov-2016 19:29:43

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