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Rondstat

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Apparently he features in Menaphos. And, interestingly enough, he's a big muscular blue dude.

Does this mean that the Het pillar is coming with Menaphos alongside the Crondis pillar?
Does Het have some sort of human origin? Is Elidinis a blue dudette?
Is he something else entirely? His features are sort of angular, and he (maybe) has only three fingers (difficult to parse perspective).

The devs made no mention of him, but, in the Menaphos trailer, when they flashframe the 4 lesser Menaphite gods, the only unidentified figure (on the far left) has a false beard and a distinctive two-pronged headdress. In the promotional header (with all the characters), you see a blue fellow with the same headdress and beard.

Thoughts?

25-Apr-2017 18:30:20

Hguoh
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According to the Tumeken's Dream, the creation of Het occurred on the first day of the dream. Tumeken had set out to travel northwards through the desert, taking with him a waterskin filled with the River Elid's essence. As he traveled, Tumeken met many people. And he found that as he wandered further from the River Elid, the people grew weaker. He found himself pitying them and shared with them his waterskin.

However, he eventually crossed a mountain range at the northern border of the desert. And here he met a man. This man stood taller than all around him as he stood in the middle of what is assumed to be the Shantay Pass. He was muscular and olive-skinned, his very being radiating strength and heath.

Tumeken gave a shard of his being to the man lauding him as the strongest of men, and claiming that he would stand as an example to the people to take care of their own physical well-being. And so Het came to become a god.

Now, the myth obviously isn't 100% true. Based on Senlitens' pyramid and dialogue, the lesser desert gods existed prior to the Menaphite lands becoming desert, so a fair chunk of the story can be discounted. That being said, stories like these tend to begin with a grain of truth so it could very well be the case that Het was once human (though I contest your claim that his beard is fake).

However, I'd like to offer an alternative theory. The tale of Tumeken's Dream describes Het as, "standing stock in the middle of the pass, arms outstretched as if he alone were holding back the mountains," and appearing to be, "carved of the same stone as the rocks around him." And what do we see in the Shantay pass today? A sandstone gate split by an oddly placed pillar of sandstone blocks capped by wooden planks bridging the gap to the adjacent walls. What if Het was never a person, but was actually a large statue that originally stood where the pillar of sandstone bricks is now?

25-Apr-2017 19:02:22

Rondstat

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Well, the historical fortress in that location at the passage (though it may also just refer to the duel arena) is Kharid Et. Et - Het. Stretching?

Maybe the name preceded the god?

Anyways, I dig the statue idea - very cool, very unique.

25-Apr-2017 19:12:02

Elf of Seren
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Wait. Is that from today's livestream? I don't remember them confirming anything other than Crondis, and certainly don't remember anything about Het being blue.

Please give me the source so I can read!
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25-Apr-2017 19:26:26

AesirWarrior
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Elf of Seren said:
Wait. Is that from today's livestream? I don't remember them confirming anything other than Crondis, and certainly don't remember anything about Het being blue.

Please give me the source so I can read!


Go to the front page and click the link to the Menaphos site
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25-Apr-2017 20:34:26

Elf of Seren
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AesirWarrior said:
Elf of Seren said:
Wait. Is that from today's livestream? I don't remember them confirming anything other than Crondis, and certainly don't remember anything about Het being blue.

Please give me the source so I can read!


Go to the front page and click the link to the Menaphos site


Omg... I feel so dumb. I just skimmed over it earlier.

thx
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26-Apr-2017 00:03:26

Maiden China
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Renzler said:
It Would be interesting if we found out the pharoh was Tumeken
when the arrow hits his facemask, you see (presumably) Amascut's face, meaning (to me) that either she is the pharaoh or the pharaoh is somehow under her control

but it would be, yes, he doesn't seem like the nicest chap though. Definitely not the 'I'll sacrifce myself so my people dont have to be treated like grabage/food in the zarosian empire' type
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26-Apr-2017 03:39:52

Hguoh
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Maiden China said:
Renzler said:
It Would be interesting if we found out the pharoh was Tumeken
when the arrow hits his facemask, you see (presumably) Amascut's face, meaning (to me) that either she is the pharaoh or the pharaoh is somehow under her control

but it would be, yes, he doesn't seem like the nicest chap though. Definitely not the 'I'll sacrifce myself so my people dont have to be treated like grabage/food in the zarosian empire' type


Given the green lines on his and his attendants' faces during the flashes and the similar lines on the minor desert god's faces when they appear, I'd say that it is heavily implied that they are all under Amascut's control (though perhaps not Apmekan unless she fell to Amascut again since we freed her senses).

Edit: Oh yeah. In support of my, 'Het was a statue,' idea, the blue guy in the promo image at the top of the Menaphos website (whom we are assuming is Het) has a few cracks or scratches on his skin. Not prominent, continuous lines like on the weird green people or rounded wrinkles like on the more elderly humans shown, but scattered miniscule imperfections like hairline fractures in stone (you can see these most notably on his shoulder and upper arm.

26-Apr-2017 04:08:38 - Last edited on 26-Apr-2017 04:16:46 by Hguoh

Penny Drakis
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Is that Amascut front and center in that splash image, hover-handing the Kharid-ib? In a new outfit?

No wait, it looks sort of like her Lady Keli costume, but pinker? She's not wearing that silly kitty ear tiara and her hair is different. Maybe someone finally pointed out that she was wearing kitty ears. And maybe some sort of breastplate? And a golden gorget!


YAY NEW AMASCUT OUTFIT!!!!
Why do the other gods hardly ever change their outfits? Amascut does so in (almost) every quest. Amascut is the God-Empress of Fashionscape confirmed. Slay Queen, YAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSS!


Edit: The lady's silhouette matches Leela's silhouette in the characters page. How disappointing. OR IS IT?

Edit edit: well, her outfit does resemble Leela's current in game outfit. Hmmm. Why would Leela hover-hand the Kharid-ib like that, though?
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26-Apr-2017 05:13:31 - Last edited on 26-Apr-2017 05:27:46 by Penny Drakis

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