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  • Omniknight's lore missing

    "Lore here!"

    Intended? Seems like you don't want these godly heroes (remember my post about Chen?) to have a Lore
    SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION. DAMNIT.

  • #2
    I have it right here, special for our forum friends...it came in a bit late (my fault):

    Purist Thunderwrath was a hard-fighting, road-worn, deeply committed knight, sworn to the order in which he had grown up serving as a boy to elder knights of great reputation: He had spent his entire life in the service of the Omniscience, the All Seeing One. Theirs was a holy struggle, and so embedded was in service that he never questioned it, so long as he had the strength to fight, and the impetuous valor that came with youth. But over the long years of the crusade, as his elders passed away and were buried in sorry graves at the side of muddy tracks, as his bond-brothers fell in battle to uncouth, vicious creatures that refused to bow to the Omniscience, as his own squires were chewed away by ambush and plague and bad water, he began to question the meaning of his vows--the meaning of the whole crusade. He parted ways with the army, and commenced a long slog back to Emauscus, the cliff-built city with its Temple of Caves, and there he laid down a challenge to the priests of the Omniscience. No knight had ever questioned them before, and they tried to throw him into the pit of sacrifice, but Purist would not be moved, and all their number and magic were useless against him. For as he stood them down, he began to glow with a holy light, and they realized that the Omniscience had chosen to reveal itself to him. They stood aside, and the elder hierophant opened the way into the central cavern, the holy of holies, where waited not some abstract concept of wisdom and insight, not some carved relic requiring an injection of imagination to believe in, but the actual ancient one that had not merely dwelt in those rocks for billions of aeons, but had actually created the rock around itself, as an encrusted protective covering against the numerous terrors of space. The All Seeing One claimed in this way to have created the world, and with all it conveyed to the knight in their encounter, he had no reason to doubt it. Perhaps it was a trickster, deep in that dark pocket of rock, and not the world's creator at all, but he never again questioned his faith. His campaign had meaning now. And there can be no question that the glorious powers that imbue him, and give his companions such strength in battle, are real beyond any doubt.

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    • #3
      Hi Lamprey, is there any chance I could PM you? I'm interested in discussing the possibility of copyediting for DOTA2. I attempted to send you a PM, but it is not allowing me to. I also sent you a friend request.

      Hopefully you see this first!

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      • #4
        I'm a little unsure about this whole idea of the "ancient one" -- it's such a corporeal thing, whatever it is, that it feels a little cheap to base what comes off as such a lofty, monotheistic spirituality off of it. Also, I think the uncertainty of it could potentially diminish his heroism, making him come off as more zealous and even naive, the latter which I don't think reflects in his age. Maybe he has some kind of battle-revelation or sympathetic encounter in his campaign, something empathetic that solidifies his faith. Being presented with some kind of spiritual awakening as opposed to a freak in a cave would be stronger and more believable to us. It becomes a matter of personal growth, not just "Oh, here's the proof!"

        Another thing that bothers me about it is simple character differentiation. I mean, we already have Chen who was forcibly converted and has since become something of a radical, so couldn't we have Omni written to be more compassionate? I don't think his current bio accomplishes this, but it's just an idea.

        Oh, and are there any plans to make connections with Chen or even Sven?
        Last edited by Frump; 11-05-2011, 02:15 PM.

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        • #5
          Wow, I love Omni's backstory. It just reads like a hero story. The valiant attempts, the hero's journey, the doubt and the second wind. I love it.

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          • #6
            Gj, good story.
            4ever TrDota.net owns the victory !!!

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            • #7
              Thank you, Lamprey! I like that story!
              SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION. DAMNIT.

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              • #8
                It's pretty good story... but i find a shame that it turns to the shades at the end with a mention of a possible trickster... that's kinda lame.... there are enough heroes who already have vague herostories

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lycan View Post
                  It's pretty good story... but i find a shame that it turns to the shades at the end with a mention of a possible trickster... that's kinda lame.... there are enough heroes who already have vague herostories
                  But the vague-ness here is not about the Omni-Knight, but the truth about his faith. If it was clear that it is a godlike entity and creator of the world would make all other faiths (Antimage, Zeus etc) obsolete.

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                  • #10
                    Interesting, raises questions about how the idea of Gods and higher powers in general will work in DotA2. They have been mentioned in several lore entries now, I'd love to see a thread dedicated to discussing them all. Are they collectively 'The Ancients'?

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                    • #11
                      No, the Ancients and the Gods of the Dota 2 world are separate entities. But now that you mention it, I am currently working on setting up a list of gods, places and species, collected from the lore that is already available. Or was. I got a tad sidetracked.
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                      • #12
                        I thank the story is interesting additionally it does read like a hero story like chrys said...and since it is a story for dota 2, the reality of faith and how it works on planet earth doesn't have to be followed.

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                        • #13
                          Just FYI, somewhere in the Omniknight lore that's in the actual game, it refers to him as "Puritan" rather than "Purist" at one point; might want to fix that.

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                          • #14
                            what's wrong with puritan?

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for pointing out the Puritan error.

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