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Cthris said:
NotFishing said:
Cthris said:
It might be worth mentioning that in the Zaros above the lore podcast Mod Osborne said that Zaros went to great lengths to ensure that Char was the only one left... This suggests genocide to me.


Was that the exact wording? Because to me, that only suggests he looked for survivors to see if there was still some hope for her race to continue. What would he gain by hunting her to extinction?

You can listen r to it yourself but I'm pretty sure the exact words were ensure in the context of cause. What would be the point of saying Zaros looked for them when the question asked was whether they still existed es. Also the reason to do so was to cause a Mega powerful Char, due to her grief she gained all these extra ordinary powers that most of her race didnt.


It's not just the above the Lore podcast. Take a look at the lore and history, 'Twice Burnt':

In it, Zamorak states that Zaros sent them to a barbarian village in search of something and told them to bring Char. Once there, Char is captured and discovers that some other Auspah still live and have been made slaves in this village (something Zaros was almost certainly aware of, given he had them take Char). This enraged Char, unleashing and intensifying her power over fire and leading to her razing the village and likely killing the remains of her people (which Zaros could very well have predicted).

What is interesting to note, however, is that nothing about Char's unleashed power was recorded in the book meant for Zaros (in other words, he might not have been made aware of her increased power over fire until she reawakened and demonstrated it).

22-Dec-2016 02:59:39

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Padomenes said:
Unicornz pwn said:
NotFishing said:
Unicornz pwn said:
Saradomin is indirectly responsible for the Centaurs.
No one was more directly responsible.


That isn't fair. You're basically dumping all the blame on Saradomin's shoulders because you don't know who really was responsible.

If someone robs a bank and gets away with it, you don't lock up the bank owner because he handed over the money.

That's a really poor analogy.
I would actually say its pretty good. You can't blame the person who either let it happen or failed to stop it.

Genocide comes from intentions, otherwise its just extinction. In this case you have no evidence that Saradomin had the intention of genocide, only that some actions(not intentions) indirectly or directly lead to the extinction of some species.


Pads, a better analogy on your part would be this:

Somebody robs a bank and gets away with it.
People try to blame their landlord since the person stole the money to pay their rent.
The landlord had no reason to expect that the person would have robbed a bank in order to pay their rent, and so cannot be held responsible for the persons actions.

Yes, I don't consider Saradomin responsible for the extinction of the centaur race, that lies squarely on Fern's shoulders.

22-Dec-2016 04:57:12

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