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    Slark Lore


    "Little known to the inhabitants of the dry world, Dark Reef is a sunken prison where the worst of the sea-bred are sent for crimes against their fellows. It is a razor barbed warren full of murderous slithereen, treacherous Deep Ones, sociopathic meranths. In this dim labyrinth, patrolled by eels and guarded by enormous anemones, only the vicious survive. Pitched into Dark Reef for crimes unknown, Slark spent half a lifetime without kin or kindness, trusting no one, surviving through a combination of stealth and ruthlessness, keeping his thoughts and his plans to himself. When the infamous Dark Reef Dozen plotted their ill-fated breakout, they kept their plans a perfect secret, murdering anyone who could have put the pieces together--but somehow Slark discovered their scheme and made a place for himself in it. Ten of the Dozen died in the escape attempt, and two were captured, hauled back to Dark Reef, then executed for the entertainment of their fellow inmates. But Slark, the unsung thirteenth, used the commotion as cover and slipped away, never to be caught. Now a furtive resident of the carnivorous mangrove scrub that grips the southern reach of Shadeshore, Slark remains the only successful escapee from Dark Reef."

    Finally someone for Pudge to fluently communicate with.
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    This seems to imply that Deep Ones are a race.

    Hm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The4thSniporr View Post
    This seems to imply that Deep Ones are a race.

    Hm.
    Possibly based on Lovecraft's Deep Ones? It's the only proper noun in the list.
    What are the other mentions of the Deep Ones in Dota 2, if any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interrobangin View Post
    Possibly based on Lovecraft's Deep Ones? It's the only proper noun in the list.
    What are the other mentions of the Deep Ones in Dota 2, if any?
    Slardar says "The Deep Ones guide me" in one of his lines.

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    Yeah, if I'm not mistaken, it was implied before that the Deep Ones were deities.

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    Slardar's lore says he is a slithereen, one of the deep ones, could it just be a mistake in Slark's lore and it was meant to be Dark Ones? Because slark mentions the Dark Ones alot in his lines, but nothing in the lore.

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    It could be that the Deep Ones are just a species of Slithereen adapted for deeper pressures (Siren and Slardar are both Slithereen, but the latter is explicitly called a Deep One and the former defends the Deep Ones and their treasure) and considered royalty or deities by the rest of their people. Like how Nyx is called a goddess by her race, but may just be something less than a full-fledged deity (considered one only because she gives life to every scarab).
    Last edited by The_Codfish; 11-15-2012 at 01:01 AM.

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    Maybe Deep Ones are like somekind of noble race of sea people?
    It is very normal for us to think that someone who is "higher" is more noble and has more authority.
    So for sea people, it is the exact opposite. Shallow waters are for low class people and then there is the deepest deeps.

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    Now, Slark also appears to have some undocumented responses.

    Looks like he's a got a language of his own. It starts of as decipherable ramblings, but then goes full-on Lovecraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AychAychAych View Post
    Maybe Deep Ones are like somekind of noble race of sea people?
    It is very normal for us to think that someone who is "higher" is more noble and has more authority.
    So for sea people, it is the exact opposite. Shallow waters are for low class people and then there is the deepest deeps.
    This is such a cool idea.

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