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Solanumtinkr
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Canonically a lot of the human areas are a real mixed bag of religions. If everyone took it seriously, tomorrow would be a bloodbath on a scale that make the last God War look like a high school scuffle.

Not taking it too seriously is simply a survival mechanism.
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22-Apr-2016 18:05:12 - Last edited on 22-Apr-2016 18:05:59 by Solanumtinkr

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I tend to faction hop so Idk. I tend to help Zamorak and Zaros, but I dunno which I like better. Honestly, I like Sliske, but there's no incentive to side with him. I don't necessarily know that I'd be opposed to all gods though, so not Godless... So I guess Sliskean or a follower of V, I guess?

But I can't imagine a follower of Sliske would advertise it, what with the whole shadow thing...

Zamorakian - Treated poorly in Falador, banned from Entrana, maybe?
Zarosian - I kinda doubt most people know who he is.
Sliskean - Literally everything attacks me. Chickens, humans, dragons. Meteors fall from the sky to land on me.
Godless - Probably nowhere. Entrana might try and see the Light of Saradomin, if anything, and give me better treatment...
V - Nobody really knows who he is, and he's
dead
so... yeah.
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23-Apr-2016 09:44:21

Ephesia
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As a loyal Zarosian:

I doubt I'd be able to visit or do anything worthwhile in any city that is holding to Saradominist beliefs... and probably not Zamorakian either (quite easy to sneak into Morytania though so I'd probably do that anyway).

So, that would mean Falador, Lumbridge, Varrock, Ardougne and Yanille are out, any other I've missed?

23-Apr-2016 09:57:09

Ephesia
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Hazeel said:
Misthalin and Asgarnia would be smoldering piles of ash if they took my faction choice seriously. They would probably try to persecute/kill me and I would respond by culling the population, killing every man, woman, and child until they accept the simple truth that they are merely bacteria that I permit to co-exist in my world.



Spoken like a true Zamorakian. :S Bite me and I bite back 10x as hard type of thing almost... without thinking about consequences... :P

23-Apr-2016 09:58:17

Solanumtinkr
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Hazeel said:
Misthalin and Asgarnia would be smoldering piles of ash if they took my faction choice seriously. They would probably try to persecute/kill me and I would respond by culling the population, killing every man, woman, and child until they accept the simple truth that they are merely bacteria that I permit to co-exist in my world.
I still giggle over this. Yeah, I can see it. Come on then, come and get me; I'll kill you all! Mwhahahahahahahaha!
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23-Apr-2016 10:33:23

Sepulchre
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Also, I'd like to point out that the World Guardian is probably one of the strongest humans, or mortals in general, to ever live. Even if they tried to stop me from coming to certain places, it'd only end in me slaughtering anybody who gets in my way, y'know?
Aside from that, who would try? The Temple Knights? I'm one of them. The White Knights? Also one of them. I'm a hero in basically all of Gielinor.. Everybody loves me!
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25-Apr-2016 08:47:34

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On Topic: Since I personally took a cheap shot at Zamorak, I'd expect him and his followers to be a much more wary around me than they seem to be. Even prior to that, I sincerely wonder how any PC is just able to wander around Morytania unmolested when first arriving there, let alone someone like my PC.

Off Topic: This is a question that deserves examination even without taking faction into account. Sure, the Adventurer/World Guardian has done many great things, but we've made boneheaded decisions more than once. Conflict and change, often unpleasant, seem to follow us wherever we go. For all the villains we've stopped, we've aided the plans of plenty more (willingly or not).

Surely some people would not appreciate us. I'm not sure we could be prevented from going anywhere, given that the Powers That Be either like us, tolerate us, or realize that making a direct enemy of ours has rarely ended well for anyone.

Heck, if you're not a stubborn Guthixian, Godless, or a V supporter I'd think that many of the Godless would really dislike you. You're immune to the gods, but not helping to stop (all) of them. You're of absurdly high strength for a mortal; while you cannot become a god, if what the godless truly seek is a world where no one has enough power to warp the balance or shackle freedom you're a threat to that even sans gods.

There's a big deal made in the story about all the gods and the important mortals having flaws, and things to be held responsible for, but the same is almost never true for us. The average players has killed thousands of sentient beings and made earthshaking choices at the great benefit of some to the detriment of others. The very things I see some players use as justification for wanting to kill this or that NPC.

EDIT: I should check dates, had I known that EDCY had necro'd this thread from a YEAR AGO I wouldn't have responded.

18-Mar-2017 23:25:22 - Last edited on 18-Mar-2017 23:48:49 by Rifleavenger

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