Lunamor

Experiment Gone Wrong

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I just came up with a random theory. What if the first shades on Threnody were caused by an experiment gone drastically wrong? Nazh talks of rituals for becoming a “shadow”, which likely means cognitive shadow. The shades are twisted forms of cognitive shadows. What if the first shades were caused by a ritual to become a shadow going very wrong? Ambition’s splintering and some of its power ending up on Threndoy could still be a cause- either it caused the people in charge of the experiment to try and improve/do something that was too far out of their reach, or some Investiture got mixed up in the ritual messing things up. Another possibility is that Ambition corrupted the people who were already cognitive shadows, turning them into shades. The Deepest Ones could be those in charge of the experiment or process of turning people into shadows. Sorry if this theory has already been said! 

*prepares for theory to be ripped to shreds like all of the others*

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Makes sense.  Ambition's investiture concentrate in the cognitive realm could cause individuals on Threnody to be more ambitious in their thoughts giving less thought to consequences in an effort to do great deeds.  In this case they tried saving mankind from death.  Trying to give the entire population immortality could easily have had this effect as the investiture that all the shades have tells them to prevent death explaining why they hate people drawing blood and starting fires as well as why they are pushed away from living individuals(they are not needed to tend to the living).  The Deepest Ones who were directing this experiment are shadows corrupted by Ambition's essence and hate when people try to thwart their experiment which is why they are attracted to the death of shades. 

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I’m of the opinion that the shades in the forest were there prior to the Evil occurring in the homeland. Why else would the old name for this continent be Hell?

Additionally, if the only problem in the homeland was shades, what was the point of even coming to Hell in the first place?

Whatever the Evil is, it is FAR worse than shades that can mostly be avoided by following a set of rules. 

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On 5/11/2019 at 7:42 PM, continuumg said:

I’m of the opinion that the shades in the forest were there prior to the Evil occurring in the homeland. Why else would the old name for this continent be Hell?

Additionally, if the only problem in the homeland was shades, what was the point of even coming to Hell in the first place?

Whatever the Evil is, it is FAR worse than shades that can mostly be avoided by following a set of rules. 

That makes sense, but we have no proof shades are the same everywhere. Shades with some intelligence retained would be terrible.

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On 5/23/2019 at 4:59 PM, Oltux72 said:

That makes sense, but we have no proof shades are the same everywhere. Shades with some intelligence retained would be terrible.

Actually, there is some evidence that there are different varieties of shades. At one point there is mention of the "deepest ones" by Silence. Its never revealed what they are, but its possible they're a different, more dangerous, variety of Shades.

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