History TearJerker / BetrayalAtKrondor

28th Jan '17 5:52:33 AM UltraWanker
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* Gorath's final fate. He sacrifices his life to save the world, but fails to save his own people, who, without the BigBad to guide them fall back into savagery. Also, the way he died means that the true extent of his sacrifice will never be known to more than a dozen people.

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* Gorath's final fate. He sacrifices The ending. A lot of attention is given to the character arc of [[spoiler: Gorath, his struggle to accept humans as potential allies and eventually friends, and his TragicDream of reforming his people to a more peaceful, prosperous and less starving and cutthroat existence. At the end, he's the one who has to give his life to save the world, whole world if not the whole ''multiverse'' from the return of the [[AbusivePrecursors Valheru]]. When Delekhan tries to release them, Gorath stops him, but fails the Valheru start possessing them both. Upon hearing Pug say that the only way to save his own people, who, without the BigBad world is to guide them fall back into savagery. Also, destroy both of them, and Owyn hesitating (not surprising for someone who has spent the way entire story ''befriending'' him), Gorath shouts at him to [[KillUsBoth do it]]. He is subsequently blown to smithereens. His dream of reforming the moredhel? That dies with him. The epilogue leaves the fate of the moredhel somewhat open, with Narab ''or'' the more reasonable Liallan fighting for leadership, but there's nothing to be optimistic about. The books in the series, at least, make it clear that the moredhel don't seem to have changed much even centuries after ''Betrayal''. Gorath's death is made worse by the fact that he died had previously ''Returned'', aka undergone a spiritual transformation to an ''eledhel'', which means that his exile and traitor status are no longer an issue and that he ''does'' have a place to go and happily spend the true extent rest of his sacrifice will never days in - although, considering that Gorath is interested in reformation of his whole people and not just himself and that Returning has burned all bridges to any future non-hostile contact with them, ''ever'', that might be known to more than a dozen people.TearJerker just by itself. ]]
22nd Nov '11 3:39:32 PM Divra
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* Gorath's final fate. He sacrifices his life to save the world, but fails to save his own people, who, without the BigBad to guide them fall back into savagery. Also, the way he died means that the true extent of his sacrifice will never be known to more than a dozen people.
23rd Feb '11 10:44:03 AM Hekateras
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* BetrayalAtKrondor [[spoiler:centers on the story of Gorath, a moredhel (dark elf) clan chieftain who has lost or sacrificed everything he had without a word of complaint while trying to do the right thing. Finally, at the end, when the problem is finally being finished once and for all, it's him who gets killed and has his life thrown away so wastefully, and in a heart-wrenching KillUsBoth moment at the hand of the very human he has befriended against all odds, no less. When, if he had survived, he would have been free to Return to Elvandar to spend the rest of his days in peace and tranquility with the elves - or return to try to put the pieces of his clan and his people back together, as one of the few moredhel leaders with a lick of common sense and the wish to make them into something more than savages.]]

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