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AesirWarrior
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The full title should have been something like "Victor 'Draynor' Drakan was banished because he was Zarosian", but the current one kind of works.

Anyway, I've seen an icyene posting a few lore theories lately so I just thought I'd share this. I belive that Lowerniel banished Draynor when he refused to join the rest of his family aid Zamorak in overthrowing Zaros.

A few things that help support this theory:

- Draynor was Zarosian: Implied in-game (look at his coffin and surrounding banners) and semi-confirmed in the River of Blood q&a. This is actually very intereting since generally vampyres don't seem to have been particularly religious. Rather, they just allied themselves with whatever god suited them best at the time.

- There are no painting of Draynor in Castle Drakan: Both castles have several paintings of Vanescula, Ranis and Lowerniel but not a single one of Victor. Heck, he doesn't even appear to have a room anymore! If he "betrayed" his family by not joining the rebellion they could have intentionally removed everything related to him out of spite/shame/disgust/something like that.

- The Postbags From The Hedge claims Draynor was "cast out for his cowardice": He'd be a "coward" in the sense that he wouldn't dare go against Zaros.


It might sound unlikely that he'd survive so many ages on his own, but it's worth mentioning that Draynor used to be a formidable vampyre. He was, after all, a trueborn of Vampyrium! It wasn't until the 4th age, when the salve barrier was created, that he somehow became incredibly weakened. How this works is anyone's guess.

EDIT: Now hang on... Where's the source on Draynor being weakened from being on the other side of The Salve? I seem to remember having heard it somewhere but I can find no source. This might be popularised headcanon!

That should be it. I might be grasping at straws, but who knows? It kind of works doesn't it... Post away lorefolk!
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15-May-2016 22:31:10 - Last edited on 17-May-2016 00:01:34 by AesirWarrior

Sepulchre
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It is an interesting theory, for certain.
I definitely see why you would think he's Zarosian, and I agree. The only problem is, I don't understand why Lowerniel wouldn't just kill Draynor if that were the case? Is it possible that he was actually a match for Lord Drakan in combat before being banished?
Being banished for "cowardice;" in eyes of Lowerniel Drakan, could possibly equate to not wanting to join him in the coup with Zamorak. It is also possible that Draynor Drakan actually led vampyric forces that were still loyal to Zaros, and they lost in a battle to Lowerniel and the Zamorakian rebels during the time of Zamorak's victory over Zaros.
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16-May-2016 05:41:30

Lego Miester
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Sepulchre said:
It is an interesting theory, for certain.
I definitely see why you would think he's Zarosian, and I agree. The only problem is, I don't understand why Lowerniel wouldn't just kill Draynor if that were the case? Is it possible that he was actually a match for Lord Drakan in combat before being banished?
Being banished for "cowardice;" in eyes of Lowerniel Drakan, could possibly equate to not wanting to join him in the coup with Zamorak. It is also possible that Draynor Drakan actually led vampyric forces that were still loyal to Zaros, and they lost in a battle to Lowerniel and the Zamorakian rebels during the time of Zamorak's victory over Zaros.


Does it ever say he was banished? Maybe in his cowardice he fled across the salve, almost dying and being stripped of his powers in the process?
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16-May-2016 22:36:28 - Last edited on 16-May-2016 22:36:42 by Lego Miester

AesirWarrior
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After doing some digging, I'm not even sure if we know what weakened him. For as long as I can remember I've "known" that it was because he was caught on the other side of The Salve when the barrier was created but I can find no source on that. It could just be popularised headcanon.

The only sources I can find after 10 minutes is this from The Postbags From The Hedge:

"and his long absence from my Lord's presence is what weakened him so."

And this from the (now abandoned) official wiki, but that could have been edited.

However, Count Draynor's power is at no match with Lord Drakan's power since Count Draynor and his assistant Ruantun had left Morytania and across the River Salve (although in Count Draynor's case, he was banished while Ruantu* simply worked for him.)


The wiki seems to have been edited and the Postbag answer seems like superstition.
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17-May-2016 00:35:09

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Seems like a solid theory to me.

Sepulchre said:
The only problem is, I don't understand why Lowerniel wouldn't just kill Draynor if that were the case?


Honestly? Because I think he was too nice. Even after his sister tried to create an uprising and kill him, he showed a lot of restraint. He did punish her, but he didn't kill her outright, and even in battle where he had to attack, he didn't like the idea of killing her. When asked why he cared, he said "She's my sister." He's a hunter, a proud vyre, a warrior, and an elitist...but I do think he had a heart.
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17-May-2016 00:56:38

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I like this theory a lot.


Maybe he was held captive for a time and forced to cross the salve later, perhaps after he repented.

This would explain why he's so weak, and why Drakan held onto him for so long, as a means of testing the effects of the Salve on pureborns, and attempting to find a way to gain influence in some way across the river.

Draynor would be left without no resources, and little power- and a means of escape from his brother, so he flees to Draynor village and takes over, intending to leave his race behind, solidifying the loathing of his brother.
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18-May-2016 05:34:23

A Mighty
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What an interesting theory! And I think it has a lot of merit!! :D
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19-May-2016 00:01:52

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