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  • 1337_n00b
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    Ooookaaaay... It's actually really interesting, I never considered that Verodicia might be in the Earth in pieces. That's something to consider. Will be added.

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  • agent1138
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    Originally posted by The4thSniporr View Post
    Except "orb" and "sphere" refer to something that is perfectly round. Planets are not perfectly round, especially when they're still molten or semi-molten.
    Now you're splitting hairs, If you want to get down to semantics a ball of liquid in the vacuum of space unaffected by any other bodies would be perfectly round. Blob is just painful to read be make the entire piece of writing feel amateurish.

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  • Mecha Djinn
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    Ok, I was scrolling through some of Earth Spirit's rival lines, and noticed a few potentially strong connections. Firstly, Natures Prophet:
    -"My greatest prophet, I had to put you down."
    -"Prophet, you turn against the one you should revere."
    -"I prophesied your treachery."
    -"You are no prophet of mine."
    and when they meet:
    -"My Prophet, we shall defend these lands."
    Now either the "Spirit of the Earth" that grants life to Kaolin has a God complex, or it may very well be the spirit of the decomposed Verodicia. That would make sense, as decomposing means she would have become part of the Earth.
    If you look at his lines for Timbersaw, it actually seems to support this idea:
    -"When this is over, we must speak about that saw."
    -"We must discuss conservation, you and I."
    Earth Spirit seems to have genuine concern about Timber's treatment of trees.

    Next, Tiny. This one is small but he seems to know about Tiny's origins:
    -"I was going to explain your origins, but you died too quickly. Ah well."
    and when they meet as allies:
    -"Tiny, when this battle ends, I will tell you of your true nature."

    The last one, Brewmaster. This one seems obvious, but Kaolin actually seems to hold disdain for Brewmaster's drunken ways, and this even comes out in the ally lines:
    -"Brewmaster, you squander your talents."
    -"You've imbibed your last."
    -"Your vice plagues you no more."
    and when they meet as allies:
    -"Brewmaster, try to stay sober, would you."

    I imagine there is probably a connection to Earthshaker but the quotes on the wiki are missing a few hero labels so I can't tell for sure what lines are his.

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  • 1337_n00b
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    1) Storm Spirit and Brewmaster do not just know each other, Brewmaster actually call him "cousin"
    That's a somewhat outdated way of calling another person from the same region as you. Severely doubt they're relatives. Besides, the two other Spirits are also called "cousins" of Storm's in the update, and something tells me that they predate him, and quite.

    The Huskar thing is something I did consider, but there's not really enough evidence to prove it. A bit more and it'll be added.

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  • Scourge
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    Thx for the nice thread!
    Just two little things:
    1) Storm Spirit and Brewmaster do not just know each other, Brewmaster actually call him "cousin"
    2) Yes, we do not know anything definite about the race of Huskar, but Troll Warlold says "Huskar reminds him of himself, for that he hates him the most". This may does not mean anything, but can be perceived as an indirect confirmation that Huskar too troll. After all, he is the only troll, except Jah'Rakal, who fiercely is fighting in the battle, and does not use despised (by the Jah'Rakal) magic.

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  • Interrobangin
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    So last hitting has lore now, apparently. And a mention of a duel...

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  • 1337_n00b
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    From what I see, the only unreleased hero that have something to do with Wraith is Arc Warden, but I don't believe he will be a wraith.
    It's not that unlikely, but perhaps it's a changed Winter Wyvern - also a possibility... a less likely one. I'll refrain from concrete statements, but yeah, the line isn't in use just yet, so it has to be for something that is not out yet.

    And yeah yeah I'm working on updating the thread.

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    In other news, the ingenious new interface of the store prevents one from viewing the flavor lines of cosmetic items so that part will have to wait, again. Will need to dig into the files.
    Last edited by 1337_n00b; 11-15-2013, 07:50 AM.

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  • Phoenix.
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    Well he got a face in his textures with the last patch. I think he is Skeleton King hulan form but now a ghost. Maybe 6.79 boss

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  • ShadowThanatos
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    So while digging some lines of Ember Spirit I found this:
    Be gone, foul wraith
    I believe most of us know the existence of Wraith King's texture in the game. Some of us believe that it is just Skeleton King's skin for Chinese version. If those textures are really for Chinese Ostarion, then there is no reason for Ember to have this line.
    From what I see, the only unreleased hero that have something to do with Wraith is Arc Warden, but I don't believe he will be a wraith.

    =>>>>> One of the current unreleased is Wraith King or Wraith King is an entirely new hero.


    E hem.....PLEASE BE A NEW HERO USING GHOST REVENANT MODEL PLEASEE!!!!
    Last edited by ShadowThanatos; 11-15-2013, 05:44 AM.

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  • The4thSniporr
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    Except "orb" and "sphere" refer to something that is perfectly round. Planets are not perfectly round, especially when they're still molten or semi-molten.

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  • 1337_n00b
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    There's actually a topic just for that. Couple of lines down from here. And I personally thought that it was intentional to add flavor.

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  • agent1138
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    May I make a suggestion, its small but it made me cringe so badley.

    In the Archonicus as well as on these boards it started off.

    When a World was still a cooling Blob.
    Using Blob is incredibly colloquial/amateurish and simply reads badly, personally I think Blob should be changed to Orb or Sphere. It just gives a unprofessional feel and start to the book imo.

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  • Okeado
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    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    I get it now.

    "When using magic, it is to his spirit ancestors that he turns."
    So Brewmaster is just borrowing all their powers since his fathers blood gives him access. That's simple.

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  • Lord Harza
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    Yeah, but there is still one thing that I still find hard to understand: Earth Spirit is made of jade, but seems to be covered in stone "armor" because jade is (somewhat) soft and brakes easily, so the stone that covers the jade statue could not be what the general Kaolin looked like. Ember is made of re-ignited ash, so he could take different forms too. Why would they choose to take forms that do not look like their true bearlike form (if that is their true form) if they can look like anything? Although Ember could look like Xin out of respect, same goes to Earth, and Kaolin and Xin could have looked like that in their life, albeit made of flesh. Storm Spirit looks similar to them.

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  • 1337_n00b
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    That... is a very decent point, I admit - but the problem is, before the main supplementary argument was that Storm looked, well, quite bearly but still human. Now he's gone full blue Aladdin and the only thing to connect the Celestials to these bear things is Brewmaster himself, so the theory takes a pretty big hit. Admittedly though, one could argue that descending from one makes more of a genetic impact than being possessed and/or resurrected from the dead by one does.

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