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Old 08-05-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Qoute:Varsoon was put on trial for his crimes, which are too long to even be listed. A crowd of ten thousand people stood and watched as his reign of terror came to an end. At midday, Varsoon was burned at the stake and buried in an unmarked grave far out in the countryside. The people of Qeynos were finally free of all him. Or so they would think until he would return again one day and wreak his vengeance upon Qeynos during the War of Plagues.
 
--Book four of the varsoon collections tomes.
 
Can someone link me to or tell me a name of a few books or even one that tells of the War of Plagues, or specifically Varsoon's personal involvment.
 
BTW...After reading all the books it kinda seems to me that at first he just wanted to help everyone, then the priests of the town thought he was a necromancer of some kind...and since then he has been trying to find a way to undo-unlife so that he could set free him self and all the others he experimented on. Yet, after his trial all he felt was revenge for being burned at the stake and such and so he lashed out during the War of Plagues. Or is he all and all just a bad guy?
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:27 AM   #2
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The devs commented on the War of the Plagues in another thread a few weeks back. The War of the Plagues was actually the Plague event that happened in the Plains of Karana in EQlive back in 2001.
 
There was never actually any war, nor was Varsoon actually involved in the events that transcribed.
 
However, the lore from the books goes into better detail of what had happened, that us players never saw.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
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Vhalen wrote:

There appears to be an inaccuracy within the text you refer to as well as one within the words of an npc.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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Vhalen wrote:

Without going into too much detail:

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."

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.

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.

Most of the events that are part of the War of the Plagues have not been depicted in EQLive.


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Old 08-05-2006, 09:34 AM   #4
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Thanks guys =)

Now, from what I gather about what he says in the instance, is that the only part left of him is this sad little level 35 NPC that clings to the mortal world just barly....

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