View Full Version : The Prophetic Mystery - Kaladim's Breaching of the Underfoot?

08-07-2009, 10:23 PM
<p><a href="http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/The_Prophetic_Mystery" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/The_Prophetic_Mystery</a></p><p>This book does most of the work for us in pointing to the direction of Kaladim's unfortunate fate. A few curious things surface though.</p><p>The only real confusion comes from this line here:</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>     "I had come across the prophecy as I was rebinding some of the books in my grandfather's library that had survived these few years since the War of Plague upon Qeynos. It was in an ancient dialect of Erudish.."</strong></p><p>The author supposedly had a grandfather with a great library. Who is Geraint Caradoc and who was his grandfather?</p><p>We can also question the knowledge that the book was in ancient erudish and still able to be read by the author. He's most likely an erudite living in Qeynos, which also partially explains the book's origin (The one he read, not the one he wrote).</p><p>The Erudites are the only other race to breach the Underfoot. Paineel's biggest landmark was the great door blocking it and the Guardian of the Seal preventing it's opening. Their mistakes led to their entire city getting overrun by elementals, so I'm sure their scholars and prophets had it fresh in their minds.</p><p>Another thing that had me confused was mention of the War of Plague. I don't recall us fully unraveling when or what this war was completely about. The Bloodsabers, lead by (Lord Grimrot? Varsoon?) supposedly summoned some of Bertoxxulous' minions and tried to take Qeynos and the Karanas but lost. This supposedly took place during the age of turmoil (EQ1) and I don't remember ever hearing about it.</p><p>Anyone have any information about the war, the book's author or anything related?</p>

08-07-2009, 10:27 PM
The War of the Plague was a Live event that happened in EQLive ages and ages ago. For a month or two, diseased mobs, and even a swarm of diseased beeatles would wander the Karanas for PC's to kill and such. It culminated with the Bloodsabre fight but I can't remember many details of it now.

Mary the Prophetess
08-07-2009, 11:13 PM
<p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><p>From Vhalen</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Regarding the life of Vhalen Nostrolo:</span></strong></p><font size="2"></font></span><p><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;">"By far his greatest spells required the bells within his bell tower, The Bell Tower of Vhalen. It was in this Bell Tower of Vhalen that Vhalen played some of the greatest arcane compositions for the defense of Qeynos during the War of Plagues. When all seemed lost and Qeynos was soon to fall, Vhalen stood alone in his Bell Tower, ringing aloud the sound of benevolence and the powerful melody of valor. He stood alone, in a tower surrounded by a sea of undead, ringing the bells that would smite the forces of the Bloodsabers and their allies. Even as the forces of evil break down his door and stabbed as his soul, he still rang the bells. Without his efforts in the War of Plagues, all would be lost and Qeynos would be no more."</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><strong></strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Regarding the history of Windstalker Village:</span></strong><p>"During the great battle against the Bloodsabers and Gnoll Alliance there was a great battle fought in the region called the Battle of Qeynos Hills. Many lives were lost as Qeynos Guard, Forest Folk and Villagers fought valiantly to drive back an onslaught of rabid gnolls. It was during this battle that a great ranger named Holly Windstalker ran across the hills to reach the undefended homestead of Marton Sayer. Sayer’s wife was there alone as was his infant. She found the home enveloped by a horde of rabid gnolls and drove through their vile ranks to reach the inside of the home. There she found the wife and child and held back the hordes until help could arrive. It was at that stand that she was infected with a deadly plague that eventually took her life.</p><p>Holly Windstalker was buried along the edge of a pond in Qeynos Hills that she often visited."</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Regarding the War of  Plagues:</span></strong></p><p>"There appears to be an inaccuracy within the text you refer to as well as one within the words of an npc.</p><p>Antonius Bayle the V was not the ruler during the War of Plagues; Antonius the IV was the ruler. He is the ruler in EQLive. He showed his great skill as a swordsman and tactician during the final battle of the war.</p><p>The other contradiction was with the duration of the war, it was a couple years long. The war did not rage as great as any war before it until the final battle in Qeynos, where yours truly fell to the evil horde. The battles that took place before that final one were small skirmishes at strategic locations. These small conflicts were never pieced together as a single war until the true plot was revealed near the final battle.</p><p>The final battle was comprised of three battlegrounds within the Kingdom of Qeynos. There was a large battle raging in the Thundering Steppes (Plains of Karana.) There was also a large battle in Antonica (Qeynos Hills.) The final battle took place within the walls of Qeynos. Each of these battles had its own commander of legendary and infamous stature. Take a guess at the three.</p><p>The War of Plagues was a long brewing war that pitted the Kingdom of Qeynos against the evil horde of the Bloodsabers, a society of Bertoxxulous worshipers secretly existing beneath Qeynos and in the borderlands. The Bloodsabers hoped to seize the city of Qeynos for their new world order.</p><p>Without going into too much detail:</p><p>Lord Valdoartus Varsoon has been around since the Combine Era. He exists only because he was cursed by his undying thirst of arcane knowledge, as so many mad mages are. He is a prime example of the saying, "Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true."</p><p>Varsoon was instrumental in the War of the Plagues. His participation was not obvious at first, but at the final battle of the war he played a major part. Although he was a major participant within the Bloodsaber plot, he was not involved for the same reasons. His goals are always his own.</p><p>Lord Grimrot is an evil figure from Qeynos' past. In the Age of Turmoil he was dead and buried. Well, undead and buried. He did play a major role in the War of the Plagues. The thing about Lord Grimrot... his soul always seems to find its way back to the Bloodsabers.</p><p>Most of the events that are part of the War of the Plagues have not been depicted in EQLive."</p></span></span></p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: Arial;"></span></span></p>

08-08-2009, 12:26 PM
<p>Actually, the Erudites had nothing to do with the breaching of the underfoot. <a href="http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/Ognit_Eznertob" target="_blank">It was this very gnome right here </a>who's curiosity ended up damaging the Vault of Living Stone and allowed creatures from the Underfoot to escape into Norrath.</p><p>That very same stupid gnome almost ended up completely ruining Al'Kabor's attempt to open up a teleportation system to Luclin. Al'Kabor managed to barely save the experiment, but he was so [Removed for Content] off that he permanently stripped all magic ability from Ognit for the rest of his life.</p>

08-08-2009, 06:23 PM
<p>The erudites were plenty familiar with it really quickly I'm sure, it overrun their entire city. Gnome responsible or not, they probably wrote about it.</p>