krysztofowicz:

So, I logged on to Runescape after inactivity for over a year and what teh fucking fuck. Guthix is dead? Runescape entered its sixth age? The Gids have returned? There are Godless? Holy hell, I’ve missed a lot

You forgot the bit about THE ELF CITY HAS BEEN REGROWN

HALF OF IT, ANYWAY

but yeah Gielinor’s been fucked up a bit. Seen the crater behind Lumbridge Castle? Saradomin wrecked Zamorak’s shit there. And if you check out the Goblin Village, there’s Bandos’s head where Armadyl knocked it off and then smashed it with Bandos’s mace. There are people around who you can ask for cutscenes. Oh! And for the Easter event, Marimbo the monkey goddess and Brassica Prime of the cabbages had a most undignified “battle”.

submitconsumeobey:

errandpointcape:

submitconsumeobey:

errandpointcape:

shit how do prayers even work

how do atheist, or even deicidal player characters use them

i’m talking to a friend about this and she’s as confused as i am

her character is flat-out deicidal, but mine is atheist/mehtheist for the greater part of her career, and even when she does align herself with a god it’s not worship, because she sees gods as fallible, if very powerful, mortals, with all the capability to fuck up as humans do. and she can’t worship that. she’s not even sure what worship would entail for her. maybe the closest thing she has is her practically-heart-eyes for zaros? because she met him, properly, and had that chat with him, and was like “YOU. ARE. AMAZING. YOUR GOALS ALIGN NEARLY PERFECTLY. WITH MINE. I AM FULLY ON YOUR TEAM. LET US NOT HAVE GODS AS OBJECTS OF WORSHIP, BUT AS LEADERS AND PROTECTORS” and

zaros says that he doesn’t care if the player swears fealty to him

the question was “you don’t want me to worship you?”

important word choice here, i think. because lielac totally swears fealty to zaros. but she doesn’t worship him. she can’t. worship is for perfect things, and she has found nothing perfect in her travels.

so. point of the post: how do atheist characters access prayers/curses?

It’s an alternate way of utilising the anima mundi? Like, channeling different aspects of it to Magic (maybe Magic uses one ‘frequency’ (or set of ‘frequencies’) and Prayers another). Theistic characters attribute their successes to their chosen gods, but this isn’t to say this is the case (gods could have taught their followers how to do it originally, but the abilities are only unique to a faction insofar that they’ve managed to keep it secret). 

The Lunar and Ancient Spellbooks lie on different frequencies to the Standard one, and you can only access one at a time without a lot of effort, likewise with Ancient Curses vs Prayers. 

Or maybe it’s some other thing entirely, but from within the person Praying rather than any gods (maybe when we Pray we’re utilising the powers of the Elder Gods, rather than the Young ones*? Well, that’s a scary prospect). 

*But in using Ancient Curses, we can channel the power of a Transcendent God, Seren’s Prayers probably will be the same way. In both cases Zaros + Seren have decided we’re awesome enough to deserve access to their abilities, and we’ve consented to receiving them. No worship necessary. And we’re probably immune to their loyalty/love fields. Probably. Maybe being a Transcendent God allows you to let multiple mortals channel your own power without proximity or consciously having to give permission every time? Who knows?

Ooooo. Although none of this explains how we can use magic or prayers on planets like Freneskae or Yu’biusk that have barely an Anima Mundi to speak of. At least, I think Yu’biusk got a bit wrecked when Bandos had that one tantrum of his. But Freneskae, Freneskae definitely is an inhospitable ball of pain.

Ah, yeah. Good point. 

Well, in Magic it’s stored up in Runes… and I think the stored up energy theory you reblogged might be working better, with my theory being where the energy comes from to be stored in the first place. (Mahjarrat are different on account of being divine in nature (i.e. Dreams of Mah) albeit less powerful than Zaros and Seren).

'S all very muddled and confusing and shit! One of my friends, Mod Jack vists his clan's chat sometimes, and he says that Mod Jack said that prayers are activated by drawing power from the dead. Which would make sense of the bone fixation, but that 1, needs so much clarification, and 2, is he-said-he-said and I don’t like such shaky anecdata.

… I didn’t do the Day of the Dead thing from a couple years back, it required Prayer levels, was there any information in there? oh and my lasagna’s ready NOMNOMNOM

I've been shrieking internally with euphoric joy ever since I got to Prifddinas. LORE. LORE. LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE also known as the only way to keep me interested in runescape LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LOOOOOOOORE yeah I'm in Prifddinas right now begging the cosmos for more memoriam crystals I NEED LORE lore lore lore lore lore yeah ok i'm done errandpointcape out

verdandasrsblog:

errandpointcape:

runescape:

This was our favourite message from yesterday.

Ta logicalabsurdity!

LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE LORE

this is logicalabsurdity’s runescape blarg. LOOOOOOOOOORE oh zaros save me i might actually get the thieving level i need to pick arianwyn’s pocket for the 5th memoriam crystal

is it 93 or 95?

I picked his pocket for the crystal with 78 theiving so unless it didn’t work and I just thought it did go at it

Huh. Really?

Well, you’ll know you got that memoriam crystal somehow if the 5th memo in the Tower of Voices is available. That’s the only one I’m missing.

Aaaaaanyway, time to rifle through Arianwyn’s pocketses and try to not feel too guilty about it!

ok so apparently triskelion keys give elite treasure scrolls but i didn’t get one because i already had a hard clue scroll in my bank
look at the sweet loot i got from that

ok so apparently triskelion keys give elite treasure scrolls but i didn’t get one because i already had a hard clue scroll in my bank

look at the sweet loot i got from that

oh merciful zaros forgive me i treated the crystal triskelion like a treasure trails but noooooope (lol wasted a meerkats pouch dicking around trying to find the hidden treasure whoops)

totally didn’t post about how Cadarn mages kick my ass but the rangers don’t on my main, i don’t know what you’re talking about

but maaaaaaaan

the rangers are pathetic compared to the mages, mages consistently whittle me down because i can’t get enough adrenaline to make up for the health lost but rangers are whatevs

well ok mostly whatevs. they do still get in lucky shots and i get unlucky with how much adrenaline i get, but i could stay there forever. mages, they will whittle me down until i have to bravely run away or risk dying like a n00b.

goalscape:

The image was to make me suffer.

-cackles-

oh my god.

dahmaroc and rhiannon fought. and turned each other into statues. but rhiannon was ever so slightly better and cursed him for eternity, whereas rhiannon will apparently become an NPC in prifddinas once you’ve recreated the statue.

hhaaaahahahahahahaa

submitconsumeobey:

errandpointcape:

shit how do prayers even work

how do atheist, or even deicidal player characters use them

i’m talking to a friend about this and she’s as confused as i am

her character is flat-out deicidal, but mine is atheist/mehtheist for the greater part of her career, and even when she does align herself with a god it’s not worship, because she sees gods as fallible, if very powerful, mortals, with all the capability to fuck up as humans do. and she can’t worship that. she’s not even sure what worship would entail for her. maybe the closest thing she has is her practically-heart-eyes for zaros? because she met him, properly, and had that chat with him, and was like “YOU. ARE. AMAZING. YOUR GOALS ALIGN NEARLY PERFECTLY. WITH MINE. I AM FULLY ON YOUR TEAM. LET US NOT HAVE GODS AS OBJECTS OF WORSHIP, BUT AS LEADERS AND PROTECTORS” and

zaros says that he doesn’t care if the player swears fealty to him

the question was “you don’t want me to worship you?”

important word choice here, i think. because lielac totally swears fealty to zaros. but she doesn’t worship him. she can’t. worship is for perfect things, and she has found nothing perfect in her travels.

so. point of the post: how do atheist characters access prayers/curses?

It’s an alternate way of utilising the anima mundi? Like, channeling different aspects of it to Magic (maybe Magic uses one ‘frequency’ (or set of ‘frequencies’) and Prayers another). Theistic characters attribute their successes to their chosen gods, but this isn’t to say this is the case (gods could have taught their followers how to do it originally, but the abilities are only unique to a faction insofar that they’ve managed to keep it secret). 

The Lunar and Ancient Spellbooks lie on different frequencies to the Standard one, and you can only access one at a time without a lot of effort, likewise with Ancient Curses vs Prayers. 

Or maybe it’s some other thing entirely, but from within the person Praying rather than any gods (maybe when we Pray we’re utilising the powers of the Elder Gods, rather than the Young ones*? Well, that’s a scary prospect). 

*But in using Ancient Curses, we can channel the power of a Transcendent God, Seren’s Prayers probably will be the same way. In both cases Zaros + Seren have decided we’re awesome enough to deserve access to their abilities, and we’ve consented to receiving them. No worship necessary. And we’re probably immune to their loyalty/love fields. Probably. Maybe being a Transcendent God allows you to let multiple mortals channel your own power without proximity or consciously having to give permission every time? Who knows?

Ooooo. Although none of this explains how we can use magic or prayers on planets like Freneskae or Yu’biusk that have barely an Anima Mundi to speak of. At least, I think Yu’biusk got a bit wrecked when Bandos had that one tantrum of his. But Freneskae, Freneskae definitely is an inhospitable ball of pain.

trainergaryrs:

What can i actually do in Prifddinas because i really dont know

Beat up on Cadarn archers and Iorwerth anything attackable. Hit trees with axes. Do some farming. Chase down memoriam crystals. Poke Seren with various and sundry objects to see how she reacts.

trainergaryrs:

What can i actually do in Prifddinas because i really dont know

Beat up on Cadarn archers and Iorwerth anything attackable. Hit trees with axes. Do some farming. Chase down memoriam crystals. Poke Seren with various and sundry objects to see how she reacts.