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The Logic of Guthix

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Lotrrsezjk
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Lotrrsezjk

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Let me start by saying I love Guthix. Back in the day of the three gods, he was by far my favourite in terms of ideals and lore... But boy, does he make some interesting life-choices... What are your opinions on below - can you reconcile the below contradictions/lack of judgement with each other? (Warning - many spoilers ahead relating to Guthix's fate, the Elder Gods etc)

Firstly, he desires for a world for mortals to inhabit without the influence of gods, and so he chooses to designate this the one planet in the multiverse that the Elder Gods are sleeping on.

Again, he desires for a world for mortals to inhabit without the influence of gods, and then he invites the elves and their GODDESS Seren to come and live on Gielinor.

He has the power of foresight and is immensely wise, is highly likely aware of what the Elder Gods will do when they inevitably wake up (i.e. Destroy literally everything and absorb its power), and then fails to tell anyone about this, choosing instead to accept his own death and oblivion, and leaving all mortals and Gielinor to their fate.

Lastly, he knew that about 4-5 Elder Artefacts resided on Gielinor, he must have been wise enough to deduce this would inevitably bring other gods to the planet seeking their power, but he makes no efforts to move them to a different plane, choosing instead to go for a four thousand year nap, assuming everything would be fiiiiiiiiiine. (Spoilers - it was not fine)

If you can think of others, feel free to post them below..

10-Jul-2018 22:17:45

Kikizosan
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We don't really have a sense of the full timeline of his life, though. All these thoughts and events didn't happen at the same time, we just know about them all in the present day.

There's no accounting for when he found out certain information or that what we understood his beliefs to be at one point do not necessarily reflect what he believed in the end.

I make enough mistakes and learn things that change my outlook in just one day, let alone in thousands of years.

11-Jul-2018 08:56:46

Lotrrsezjk
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Lotrrsezjk

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A good point well made, however I'd argue that by the end of his life Guthix was definitely aware of the Elder Gods, and he didn't even warn his freshly blessed World Guardian... let alone aid them in stopping the Elder Gods awakening... He seemed more pre-occupied with worrying about the younger gods returning, which has the potential to cause comparatively less harm to Gielinor in the grand scheme of things.

A part of me wonders whether Guthix, in his "nature must be allowed to continue it's cycle" balance type philosophy maybe thought it was wrong to try and stop the Elder Gods awakening and repeating the cycle, as it could be argued that this is the natural cycle of the Multiverse...

11-Jul-2018 21:58:33

Hazelmere
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I think he suffered with severe clinical depression. He met all the criteria and had a lot of traumatic experiences in his upbringing, resulting ultimately in some of the greatest power in the universe that he did not even want.

14-Jul-2018 19:39:45

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