kaos rules x
Shadow Slayin' ArchKnight of AQW GD
So I did a bit of digging and I've hit a bit of a wall. It seems we have somewhat conflicting lore built into the game. If we're assuming Dethrix and King Slugwrath are indeed the same person ( possible evidence from a cutscene called Drakath's Story ), then there's 2 different scenarios to how the prior king was beaten. In one scenario, Alteon led a coup and won Swordhaven back with an army of peasants ( possible evidence from Drakath's Story ). On the other and more recent scenario, Alteon teamed up with Valen and Lynaria to take down the king ( evidence from The Heroes, Victorious ) before Alteon was crowned king. However, it might be a good idea to point out that Drakath was telling the first story, so his perspective might skew the tale.
As for Dethrix, I had assumed he was the champion of darkness before Artix. That doesn't seem to be the most recent case within the past few releases. ( evidenced here and here, both from Three Heroes, Victorious ).
And finally, Artix and his parents. I dug up these three cutscenes from the Vordredboss map to explain his origins. ( Here's the first, here's the second, and here's the last ). We have met his foster parents, though they were zombies during the harvest events.
I'll add more cutscene evidence as I find it, so this post will be developing over time. Probably.
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