History Headscratchers / EternalDarkness

24th Jan '17 6:11:44 PM The_One_Guy
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** It's likely whoever built the mansion had no idea of the location's significance at the time, only when digging the well did they stumble across the city. Though that does make you wonder what's the story of whomever discovered the city.
* How has the ancient city not caved in yet? It appears to be in some sort of giant cave, but there's nothing to support the ceiling. I suppose one could say magic, but even then Edward sent a huge dispel shockwave through the city and it didn't really cause any damage.
* Why are 9 point spells so powerful? Compared to the increase in power between 3, 5, and 7 point spells, 9 point spells suddenly take a huge jump. Wouldn't something like the Black Guardian be a more fitting 9 point summon than ''the Ancient itself''.

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** It's likely whoever built the mansion had no idea of the location's significance at the time, only when digging the well did they stumble across the city. Though that does make you wonder what's the story of whomever discovered the city.
* How has the ancient city not caved in yet? It appears to be in some sort of giant cave, but there's nothing to support the ceiling. I suppose one could say magic, but even then Edward sent a huge dispel ''dispel'' shockwave through the city and it didn't really cause any damage.
* Why are 9 point spells so powerful? Compared to the increase in power between 3, 5, and 7 point spells, 9 point spells suddenly take a huge jump. Wouldn't something like the Black Guardian be a more fitting 9 point summon than ''the Ancient itself''.
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21st Jan '17 12:16:39 AM The_One_Guy
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* Did anyone else wonder, who built the mansion? especially over an Eldritch city? was it one of the Roivas family? also Im assuming that occasionally the city is underwater seeing as the way that leads to it is a freaking well.

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* Did anyone else wonder, who built the mansion? especially over an Eldritch city? was it one of the Roivas family? also Im assuming that occasionally the city is underwater seeing as the way that leads to it is a freaking well.well.
** It's likely whoever built the mansion had no idea of the location's significance at the time, only when digging the well did they stumble across the city. Though that does make you wonder what's the story of whomever discovered the city.
* How has the ancient city not caved in yet? It appears to be in some sort of giant cave, but there's nothing to support the ceiling. I suppose one could say magic, but even then Edward sent a huge dispel shockwave through the city and it didn't really cause any damage.
* Why are 9 point spells so powerful? Compared to the increase in power between 3, 5, and 7 point spells, 9 point spells suddenly take a huge jump. Wouldn't something like the Black Guardian be a more fitting 9 point summon than ''the Ancient itself''.
5th Jan '17 9:22:18 PM finalfaw
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* Why was Micheal Edwards so differently-equipped than the rest of his team? At the beginning of his chapter, Edwards is wearing a standard firefighter's outfit, while the rest of his team is wearing full-body suits.

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* Why was Micheal Edwards so differently-equipped than the rest of his team? At the beginning of his chapter, Edwards is wearing a standard firefighter's outfit, while the rest of his team is wearing full-body suits.suits.
* Did anyone else wonder, who built the mansion? especially over an Eldritch city? was it one of the Roivas family? also Im assuming that occasionally the city is underwater seeing as the way that leads to it is a freaking well.
7th Nov '16 6:12:55 PM Cleaningcaptain
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** It likely returns the same way everyone else enters.

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** It likely returns the same way everyone else enters.enters.
* Why was Micheal Edwards so differently-equipped than the rest of his team? At the beginning of his chapter, Edwards is wearing a standard firefighter's outfit, while the rest of his team is wearing full-body suits.
1st Jan '16 10:36:51 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** It likely returns the same way everyone else enters, spontaneously.

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** It likely returns the same way everyone else enters, spontaneously.enters.
1st Jan '16 10:36:34 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* How does the tome return back to the hall of Eternal Darkness? and more to the question what do Lindsey Peter and Michael do with it after their chapters? For the Roivas's it always seems to have been in the mansion, either there are multiple copies of the tome or it contains some of Mantoroks sentience.

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* How does the tome return back to the hall of Eternal Darkness? and more to the question what do Lindsey Peter and Michael do with it after their chapters? For the Roivas's it always seems to have been in the mansion, either there are multiple copies of the tome or it contains some of Mantoroks sentience.sentience.
** It likely returns the same way everyone else enters, spontaneously.
30th Nov '15 5:58:51 AM JonicOokami7
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** Assuming it isn't just a minor continuity error, it could have been the lead-in of actually getting context for Max's warning through the first four chapters, topping off with "oh, my, my ancestor has a whole grisly chapter in this book, too?"

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** Assuming it isn't just a minor continuity error, it could have been the lead-in of actually getting context for Max's warning through the first four chapters, topping off with "oh, my, my ancestor has a whole grisly chapter in this book, too?"too?"

* How does the tome return back to the hall of Eternal Darkness? and more to the question what do Lindsey Peter and Michael do with it after their chapters? For the Roivas's it always seems to have been in the mansion, either there are multiple copies of the tome or it contains some of Mantoroks sentience.
7th Aug '15 11:45:15 PM Arruruerie
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* At the beginning of Maximilian's chapter, Edward says "I will not argue that I was shocked by the sudden mention of one of my ancestors, the distinguished Maximilian Roivas. It chilled me to my bones. Where had this ancient book come from? How had my ancestor stumbled upon it?" But Edward had already encountered Maximilian's ghost by the time he even knew that the Tome existed, and while the ghost hadn't said anything about the Tome itself, he did warn Edward about the Guardians and tell him how to open the chamber where the Tome was hidden. So why was Edward shocked to learn that Maximilian had also taken up the Tome?

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* At the beginning of Maximilian's chapter, Edward says "I will not argue that I was shocked by the sudden mention of one of my ancestors, the distinguished Maximilian Roivas. It chilled me to my bones. Where had this ancient book come from? How had my ancestor stumbled upon it?" But Edward had already encountered Maximilian's ghost by the time he even knew that the Tome existed, and while the ghost hadn't said anything about the Tome itself, he did warn Edward about the Guardians and tell him how to open the chamber where the Tome was hidden. So why was Edward shocked to learn that Maximilian had also taken up the Tome?Tome?
** Assuming it isn't just a minor continuity error, it could have been the lead-in of actually getting context for Max's warning through the first four chapters, topping off with "oh, my, my ancestor has a whole grisly chapter in this book, too?"
6th Aug '15 6:11:17 PM Anorgil
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*** It's also worth noting that FairForItsDay applies, even without trying to figure out the metaphysics that would get caused by the Ancients' involvements. No Post-Roman FeudalOverlord lived very long if they tried to follow the Geneva Conventions (which didn't even exist at the time) or always turned the other cheek, and a lot of the people he fought were trying to do the exact same thing in just as bad or worse ways and means. The [[HornyVikings Vikings]] in particular qualified as AssholeVictim material to most of (Western) Europe since they were more or less mass-murdering terrorist pirates with a religious motive to do things like human sacrifice as well as the more straightforward [[MoneyDearBoy motives.]] What makes Charlemagne notable was not only his success, but the fact that by all accounts, [[CrapsackWorld for the world he lived in]], he was not only very successful and fare-sighted but a pretty decent person for someone in his position. That wasn't all the Vikings were and doesn't excuse everything Charlemagne did, but he was one of the relatively few people who actually sought to create something better than TheLowMiddleAges and our ability to critique him probably shows he succeeded.

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*** It's also worth noting that FairForItsDay applies, even without trying to figure out the metaphysics that would get caused by the Ancients' involvements. No Post-Roman FeudalOverlord lived very long if they tried to follow the Geneva Conventions (which didn't even exist at the time) or always turned the other cheek, and a lot of the people he fought were trying to do the exact same thing in just as bad or worse ways and means. The [[HornyVikings Vikings]] in particular qualified as AssholeVictim material to most of (Western) Europe since they were more or less mass-murdering terrorist pirates with a religious motive to do things like human sacrifice as well as the more straightforward [[MoneyDearBoy motives.]] What makes Charlemagne notable was not only his success, but the fact that by all accounts, [[CrapsackWorld for the world he lived in]], he was not only very successful and fare-sighted but a pretty decent person for someone in his position. That wasn't all the Vikings were and doesn't excuse everything Charlemagne did, but he was one of the relatively few people who actually sought to create something better than TheLowMiddleAges and our ability to critique him probably shows he succeeded.succeeded.
* At the beginning of Maximilian's chapter, Edward says "I will not argue that I was shocked by the sudden mention of one of my ancestors, the distinguished Maximilian Roivas. It chilled me to my bones. Where had this ancient book come from? How had my ancestor stumbled upon it?" But Edward had already encountered Maximilian's ghost by the time he even knew that the Tome existed, and while the ghost hadn't said anything about the Tome itself, he did warn Edward about the Guardians and tell him how to open the chamber where the Tome was hidden. So why was Edward shocked to learn that Maximilian had also taken up the Tome?
22nd Feb '15 9:31:37 PM AimlessMeadering
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** It's more likely that the temple was built on top of him. Mantorok is the only one of the Ancients that exists fully and physically in the universe and has been a positive influence in human life by serving (as befits a god of decay whose body rots underground) as a fertility god. When he was being worshiped, it didn't matter where he was, but once impaled by the enchanted stakes, he couldn't move, if he could ever move in the first place.



** Probably because those are the three colors your eye can see. Go look at old newspapers that are in color. Yellow is made of tiny blue and green dots.

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** Probably because those are the three colors your eye can see. Go look at old newspapers that are in color. Yellow is made of tiny blue and green dots. Also, the Yellow god (the reason the runes are yellow) was cut from the game.
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