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Act 5 - The Devourer
ACT 5 - Devourer
As you gaze at the Eternal Dragon's fifth
head, you are filled with a sense of deep
dread. This is an unbelievably powerful
force... and you can feel its desires for
nothing less than your utter
uncreation pouring off of it. You shudder
as everything fades away...
«Scene: Battleon Town»
Twilly: That was amazing!!! I can't believe you actually beat Carnax!
«You»: It certainly was awesome battling an interdimensional beast the size of a mountain.
«You»: Things should start getting easier from here on out. I mean, how could there possibly be a monster bigger than a walking mountain?
«From space, looking down at Lore, a red glow surrounds the planet as the Devourer rises from behind, eyes a blazing red as it gazes down on Lore...»
There is an entity whose roots and activities reach deep into Lore. He goes by many names: The`Galin, The Uncreator, The Devourer... once a Lorian, he ascended to godhood serving a single purpose.
«The eyes of the Devourer glow even redder.»
His hand has been in most every conflict. With his agents, The Network, people were spurred to war against each other, believing that the Elemental Lords were at war, creating the Chaos that doomed worlds. Many times, he came and was staved off... if only just, only delaying his return.
«A short cutscene sees Battleon being struck by a crimson red beam across the lands, splitting the land which begins collapsing. From space, the beam pierces right through the planet, and it splits into two, revealing the core of the planet.»
This time, The'Galin returned, intent on destroying Lore once and for all.
«From Battleon, looking up, the Devourer can be seen.»
«You»: WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT!?
«Lanfire Falerin enters the scene.»
Lanfire: Indeed, what is the Devourer? What follows is a longwinded diatribe of the sort only I can provide.
Lanfire: It is bound to cause minor post traumatic stress disorder, so if you do not want to suffer from such... I recommend you flee at your earliest convenience.
Lanfire: Without further ado....
Lanfire: The Devourer Saga: Express Soliloquy Edition!
«Lanfire transforms into Falerin.»
Listen to Falerin's entire story (This will yield no fights, and you will get to the peaceful ending, no combat.)
«Clicking 'Blah, blah... BO-RING... after you choose to listen to Falerin's story, or directly choosing Intermission, will cause the fallowing dialogue to happen. In any of the battles below, Falerin will not stop talking...»
«You»: Wow... he is still going!
Twilly: Yeah, Falerin is famous for his epic and pretty lengthy stories!
«You»: Should we... um... you know... stop him and figure out what this whole Devourer thing is about?
Twilly: Um, just so you know... when the Devourer Saga originally happened, it was over 50 quests long and lasted for over a year!
«You»: A YEAR!? Well, can you just give me the quick version?
Twilly: Um... Falerin *IS* giving the quick version.
«You»: This IS...? Hey, look. Things to kill. YAY NOW IS *FIGHTY* TIME *FIGHTY* TIME, BLOOD BLOOD *BLOOD*!
«You»: ... *cough* BATTLE ON!
8 BATTLES (Randomly chosen) Summon the Avatar of Hope to convince the Devourer that our world has "unity" and can be saved instead of destroyed.
Level 1-24: Brilhado Warrior (5), Brilhado Ranger (5), Brilhado Mage (5), Exodus Beastmaster (5), Silari Warrior (5), Kilikiero (5), Gologowl (5), Tytoa (8), Evil Tiki (10), Fusian (5)
Level 25-44: Brilhado Warrior (25), Brilhado Ranger (25), Brilhado Mage (25), Exodus Beastmaster (25), Silari Warrior (25), Kilikiero (25), Gologowl (25), Tytoa (28), Evil Tiki (25), Fusian (15)
Level 45-64: Brilhado Warrior (45), Brilhado Ranger (45), Brilhado Mage (45), Exodus Beastmaster (45), Silari Warrior (45), Kilikiero (45), Gologowl (45), Tytoa (48), Evil Tiki (40), Fusian (35)
Level 65-84: Brilhado Warrior (65), Brilhado Ranger (65), Brilhado Mage (65), Exodus Beastmaster (65), Silari Warrior (65), Kilikiero (65), Gologowl (65), Tytoa (68), Evil Tiki (60), Fusian (55)
Level 85-104: Brilhado Warrior (85), Brilhado Ranger (85), Brilhado Mage (85), Exodus Beastmaster (85), Silari Warrior (85), Kilikiero (85), Gologowl (85), Tytoa (88), Evil Tiki (90), Fusian (90)
Level 105-124: Brilhado Warrior (105), Brilhado Ranger (105), Brilhado Mage (105), Exodus Beastmaster (105), Silari Warrior (105), Kilikiero (105), Gologowl (105), Tytoa (108), Evil Tiki (105), Fusian (105)
Level 125-144: Brilhado Warrior (125), Brilhado Ranger (125), Brilhado Mage (125), Exodus Beastmaster (125), Silari Warrior (125), Kilikiero (125), Gologowl (125), Tytoa (128), Evil Tiki (120), Fusian (120)
Level 145+: Brilhado Warrior (145), Brilhado Ranger (145), Brilhado Mage (145), Exodus Beastmaster (145), Silari Warrior (145), Kilikiero (145), Gologowl (145), Tytoa (148), Evil Tiki (150), Fusian (150)
Full Heal after battles #2, #4, #6 and #8
«Hope enters the scene, to confront The`Galin, who has possessed Ryuusei's body.»
Hope: Hope lives.
The'Galin: What trickery is this?!?
Hope: I would hope, The`Galin, son of Galian, that you would recognize your own wife...
The'Galin: Lauren...? It is true, then. The signs of Hope are realized.
Hope: Since the beginning, part of me has dwelt in all creation... even in you. That realization was enough to bring about my return.
The'Galin: Astonishing... Maybe they CAN be saved.
Hope: Hope lives, love...
The'Galin: I understand.
«The`Galin leaves Ryuusei's body, and Hope leaves in a pulsating orb of energy. Ryuusei raises his arm to the sky in despair.»
Ryuusei: WAIT, Lord!! Do not listen to her!! WAIT!!!ACT 5 - VICTORY!
As the Devourer head fades, you realize
the end is in sight! The Eternal Dragon
of Time has just one more head! ...What
could this one possibly have in store?
10th Anniversary: The Devourer
Pendant of The`Galin
Pendant of The`Galin
Pendant of The`Galin Z
Pendant of The`Galin
Pendant of The`Galin
Pendant of The`Galin G
Pendant of The`Galin
Pendant of The`Galin G
The`Galin Head Portrait
Play again! - Repeats from introduction of Act 5
Leave - Return to the Void's main menu
«If you are keen on exactly what Falerin says in his entire speech, here you go:»
The planet of Lore has a long and convoluted history. Its history has been marked by trials, tribulations,
trials of tribulations... And the occasional migration of evil Helifino winds that have marred the land
with great woe and sorrow.
The goddess Lorithia created Lore long ago. This, however, is not Lorithia's story, at least not directly,
although she does appear toward the end as a gross deus ex machina to explain away inexplicable plot
Many millenia ago The'Galin, the son of Galian, was born in the City of Tjeli, on the Continent of
Inilar. Now in those times, the people were full of corruption, and The'Galin was a kind and good
individual who sought after the welfare of the poor, the beaten, and the downtrodden. Unfortunately,
public works were extremely unpopular among Tjelish bioethicists, who measured the value of the
person based upon what good they brought to society- And who measured the good one brought
tosociety based upon how much money one brought into the community coffers and how mujch esteem
one brought Tjeli as a whole. In this regard, the son of Galian was a multiple failure. For he had no
love of money, and he sought to aid the poor and the weak even founding an orphanage to help those
children that Inilar's captial had already deemed as worthless.
Now Lorithia, the creator goddess, who had imbued herself in her creation, despaired over the
corruption that had risen within it. She began to believe that there was no good left in the world, and
that her creation was a failure. It was then, however, that she happened upon The'Galin son of Falian,
and seeing his good works, she saw within him a purity of purpose and noble nature, unlike the sinful
world around him. Therefore, the sought to know him better. Assuming mortal form as the woman
Lauren, Lorithia came back to the world of her creation, and there the met The'Galin son of Galian and
she grew to love him. As time passed she became his wife, and she his husband, and they expanded
their public works substantially raising a family from among Lore's most dejected citizens. Even one of
The'Galin's most hated adversaries came to appreciate the goodness of the man and stood by his side.
Nevertheless, while The'Galin won the favor of foe and goddess alike, Tjeli itself remained a cold and
hostile place. Moreover, the evil Tjeli grew ever more virulent, suspicious, and hostile. The citizens
of this city unleashed a great evil, and when the weapon was unleashed it led directly to the death not
only of several of The'Galin's beloved children but of his beloved wife Lauren as well. Frightened for
his remaining children and despairing of the excesses of the Land of his birth, The'Galin set out for
the continent of Deren. There he founded the first version of the City of K'eld Alorin with some of the
ancient ancestors of what would one day become the Drakel. In Alorin, The'Galin sought to form a
school of knowledge and of growth that would become open to all.
However, unbeknownst to him the educators in the city had been influenced by outside factors, and
when the king of all Deren, the good king Draynor- By that I mean the first one to bear the title, not
King Tralin's adoptive father, so I guess "Draynor I" in Terran terms... When Draynor was killed, the
citizens of Alorin fled in fear to Vandar the continent of the north, and there they sought to isolate
themselves from all the world, in defiance of the wishes of their founder. The'Galin son of Galian,
however, had far worse problems. In the aftermath of Draynor's death, Draynor's son, who was young
and impressionable, Delkirk, was convinced to turn over the son of Galian as a political prisoner.
Therefore, The'Galin was extradited back to the land of his birth, where he was put on trial for
Crimes against Progress by the people of Tjeli, and was found guilty. ...As if there could be any other
conclusion from such a farce of a trial. He was sentenced to death by execution.
Lorithia, however, restored of her divine state when her human form was killed, looked upon her
once husband and felt not only great love for him, but great pity for her creation that had so fallen
into corruption that it would do such a vile thing. After all, it clearly had become very lost from here
intentions for it if it had become so corrupted that it would do such a vile thing. It was clear that
creation, left unchecked, had become corrupt and diseased, and that left unchecked this disease would
spread throughout not only Lore, but through all worlds where she had held sway. And eventually,
perhaps it would grow beyond the boundaries of her creation entire. In addition, she became aware that
hers were not the only worlds showing such disruption in the creative spark.
And so, Lorithia rose up her husband as a god, to stand beside her, and with the Elemental Lords, as the
powers of Lore. The'Galin son of Galian was to become the Devourer of Worlds, The Uncreator. And
his task was to be to balance and cull from creation, to root out and correct corruption, entropy, and
decay, where such was possible. And where it was not... to make it so that they had never existed in
space and time in the first place.
Among his first actions as Uncreator was not an act of uncreation, but was instead an act of
preservation. The'Galin could not uncreate Tjeli, as its corruption led to his ascension. If he removed
them from creation as they deserved, he would initiate a paradox. By force of will alone, the Devourer
tore the city of Tjeli off of the continent of Inilar, and cast it into the southernmost extremes of the
ocean, where the city became encased in thousands of feet of ice. And here the citizens of the city were
to dwell for all time, as phantoms, denied passage to the world beyond, and preserved as a record. This
was a lesson. Fall so far into corruption that uncreation was not an option, and the alternative would be
FAR worse. The'Galin was a good man though, and he believed that this would teach and prevent the
need for him to act further as Uncreator, a task that he detested as against his very nature.
A good man though The'Galin was, he saw the corruption and the damage that it did. Therefore, he
raged against the city of his birth and against the Drakel that he saw as betraying him. In his railing, he
encountered a man named Xilar. Xilar was a Silari, an ancient desert Drakel species. Xilar sought to
become a servant of the gods. However, as he and the Uncreator both learned, the same corruption that
had infested Tjeli had likewise spread to the Temples, with the priests and clerics of the Lords actually
attacking Xilar directly. The'Galin witnessed this attack, and seeing Xilar's nature, he selected the Silari
to become his first Communicant.
Now, The'Galin realized that the Elemental Lords had become blind to their followers' transgressions,
if even communicants could behave so corruptly. But when he tried to tell them they would not, or
could not, see. In fact, in the Drakel version of the legend it is claimed that even Lorithia did not
hear him; though, both Lorithia and The'Galin have since denied this account to me. So, it is likely
this is a Drakel embellishment. So The'Galin set about to prove this by example. He directed Xilar
to go to Aloria, a city in the Outer Planes similar in nature to Sigil, the City of Doors, in Concordant
Opposition. That is, a place where gods and servants live together. The The'Galin directed Xilar to do
what was necessary to convince the Brilhado, servants of the Light Lord, of this corruption, with the
hope they would convince the Lady of Light. They heard Xilar, and they believed him, seeing much
of the danger he said was in Creation. But when they spoke to the Lady, such was her faith in the
original creation that she still could not or would not hear. So Xilar, thinking that he might aid them,
advised them to go to her husband, the Lord of Darkness. But he only rebuked them for faithlessness.
Despairing of the Lords as well, and taking The'Galin's admonition to convince them at all costs quite
literally, Xilar decided that he could convince them of the danger of the corruption only by spreading it
So Xilar convinced the Brilhado as servants of the Lady of Light that the danger was vast, and he
convinced them to become necromancers, though necromancy had always been previously the domain
of the Dark Lord. This alone would not have been a problem, though the Drakel later claimed that the
Brilhado initially rejected this as a forbidden art. However, given that the Lady maintains an army of
her own undead, I very much doubt this claim. But Xilar also directed them to practice necromancy on
those Brilhado who did not choose to become necromancers. Using the language of the corrupt he told
them this would not be murder but rather granting them eternal unlife! The Lady of Light was horrified
by this and cast out the Brilhado till they would repent of their ways, calling them Fallen.
Xilar's attempt was successful, but its results was [sic] only to convince the Elemental Lords that
The'Galin was dangerous and that his goal as Uncreator would destroy Lore. This is a position they
maintained for millenia after, in light of all that happened, and only revised recently after Lorithia
revealled fully the truth, both of her plan and of her directions for her husband. The truth is the
The'Galin generally hates uncreation... though there have been exceptions, but it is against his
character. Unfortunately Lorithia's plea and the experiences he had mean he knows it is necessary.
Have there been times he actually enjoyed the role? Yes, I imagine that there have. And, given his
position, uncreation does actually bring the Devourer the power that he frees from creation. So he does
in that sense at least metaphorically "Eat" what he uncreates. But I am getting way ahead of myself.
You see, we did not know that until recently. Even I was very wrong in my early assumptions. Now
where was I... oh yes, Xilar.
Xilar returned to Lore, and as the arm of the Uncreator brought not only the temples of the Drakel races
to their knees but lead to the very disruption of those ancient races, with many being uncreated. Among
the basest, the darkest that he had uncreated, The'Galin selected a few to spare. These he instead made
join him, to follow him, as his servitors. Such races formed what has come to be called "The Network,"
and they were his great project. For he saw in them two opportunities: First as a lesson for the darkness
of corruption, a way to spread fear of The'Galin's eventual return; and second as a chance at absolution.
A lot of time has passed since then and The'Galin has come to Lore on multiple occasions. I cannot tell
you about all of them for we would be here for years, literally.
In one of the earlier occasions of his return, a good man named Garavin stood against The'Galin,
believing him to be the monster that his actions, and those of his Network, made him out to be. Seeing
his struggle, and knowing it deeply and intimately, The'Galin saw finally an opportunity. He declared
several things. He prophesied that before Garavin would pass from Lore, he would know the Truth
about The'Galin; that Garavin would fight him; and that Garavin would serve him. Finally, he declared
that through Garavin, and his progeny, he would fail in his task as Uncreator, for the downfall of the
corruption of Lore would be realized.
Now Garavin, known as The Eternal, had a child, whose name was Celestra. The Network, on their
[sic] last incursion of The'Galin, had killed Celestra's mother, and so she was filled with dark rage
against the Devourer and his Network. She saw further what the "curse" that The'Galin had laid against
her father had done and she, as fiery as her father was sanguine, became as much a force of transience
as he was force [sic] of solidity. She chased after the Network. From world to world she chased them,
and so she also became known as "The Huntress" - for wherever the Network grew she
fought them from within and from without.
She learned then of a breed of creatures distantly related to the Drakel so removed from their normal
physical froms that they no longer could live without a host. These beings were called Annunaki. Their
leaders were called Avatar, for in the mythology of the Annunaki they were considered sent by the
divine. She learned likewise that the effect of the curse on her Father had been brought about by such
an entity. In symbiosis with her father as its host, it extended her father's life and increased his strength.
The union, however, was not at the physical level but at the level of the soul, an so if the being left it
would tear its host's soul in the [process?] This would render the host into a half life state, an odd form
of non-necromantic undeath, called "being Forsaken." Much more information on the Forsaken can be
found in the story of the Shadow Erebus, for Erebus did manipulate a group of Network beings called
the Alpha to become Epsilon.
But I digress. In spite of the risk to her mortal soul Celestra sought to become not only the host of the
Annunaki but of the Avatar of Transience, for it fit her nature. Therefore, Eternal and Transient became
Avatar, and not merely Annunaki. While the Annunaki were many, the Avatar were few, ruling in an
oligarchy. Just five original others joined in their efforts as Avatar. In the Avatar's struggle against the
Network, and in the aftermath of Erebus' involvement, Truth was torn in two a process that some say
drove it mad. The second half of Truth was known as Lies. This brought the number of the Avatar to an
even 8, and Celestra noted that this number matched the number of Lore's primal elements. Realizing
that this could give them a foothold the each chose one. The Avatar focused on their element entirely
and mastered it, so that they became a mirror of Lorithia's creation. This they used to gain a foothold on
Lore. In the years since, the Avatar have fought the Network from within and without, and other than
Celestra and Garavin each has been forced to change hosts many times, Forsaking their old host in the
Which brings us rather fully to the most recent incursion of the Network against Lore. Within the
Network arose three generals: one Terran, one Brilhado, and one from the distant planet of Vesperia.
The Terran was very unusual in that he was never corrupted. Rather The'Galin saw the man and sensed
a kindred soul. He explained his mission and the man joined him willingly. The Terran, Doctor Louis
Zephyr, was to be the eyes of the Devourer on the many worlds. A brilliant mind, he started a school
for those with gifts, not entirely unlike the School The'Galin had tried to form in K'eld Alorin long ago.
Interestingly, it is the Drakel who finally realized The'Galin's goal on Lore, both in the new version of
Alorin and in the Derenian School of thought [sic]. But I digress.
The leader of the Brilhado was a cold, exceedingly loyal man known as Diviara Celegra. He'd lost his
wife, a very good woman, to the corrupt of the Network, and they framed him for the process. Diviara's
brother Giliara and son Amilara left the Network as a result. Giliara knew the truth and begged Diviara
to follow, but in his loyalty he refused. So both brother and son were turned against him. Giliara fled
to Lore, whereupon he eventually encountered King Tralin of Deren, and became a servitor of the
Lady of Light again - the first Brilhado to join her ranks since the original fall. Amilara was a powerful
necromancer, like his father, but one who did not see the undead as tools but rather as a form of Life
in their own right, especially after meeting some beings that had been born that way. So Amilara, like
Celestra the Huntress, began shadowing the Network, and the Brilhado in particular, with the goal
of liberating the undead. This led him to many worlds, including my homeworld of Caelestia, where
he was among the first to master the Undead forest of Immertot, and ultimately, when the Network
discovered his behavior, to Lore.
The Vesperian's original name is unknown for as a very young man he too, was cast to Terra. There
on Earth he originally was named Charuske Ryuusei, though a man named Twain adopted him. The
name "Twain" is apt, for forces and choices led Ryuusei to separate into two temporal analogs -
two "what ifs," if you will. I am not certain what the original dividing force was, but I have strong
suspicions that The'Galin does. From the same slate they grew, but the analog raised by Twain became
cold and corrupt, and the other one was sent to a distant alternate Terra where he lived among the
humans there. Only the former joined the Network.
The elder Twain was a Network leader in his own right while he lived, and one who had the idea the
Vesperians were gods, which is why he adopted Ryuusei and renamed him. As to Vesperia... I can
find now record of what happened to it, nor even that it ever existed. The only Vesperians I have
encountered, excepting the analog of Ryuusei, have been in the Network. Which suggests much in
and of itself. I suspect, though I have not had the temerity to ask, that The'Galin uncreated Vesperia,
and that is why it no longer exists. The elder Twain and his Ryuusei created an organization called
N.O.V.A., a title that means Network of Vesperian Agents. It is actually from this organization that the
practice of calling The'Galin's followers "The Network" likely originated. N.O.V.A. as an organization
has never come to Lore in and of itself, though its members have. It has been active primarily of Terra
and it was there that Atlas Maxwell, who was among the Avatar, met, fought, and joined them. It was
likewise here that my former Avatar Galrick met them. Which I suppose means we come to how I got
involved in this story to begin with.
I originally learned of The'Galin when the shadow Erebus invaded my home world and took the guise
of Tholeon Webb. Erebus changed my world's history, totally messing things up before the changes
were undone. Seeking to trace Erebus I found the Alpha and the Network, though I did not know at the
time that Erebus WAS the being they called Epsilon. I traced them back to Lore... I arrived here some
time after his last departure, and it was here I met Garavin and helped construct the Isle of D'Oriens.
I continued my research for ages, gathering every book and legend I could. Erebus has subsequently
let slip things that suggest he knew I would end up doing so, and that he deliberately manipulated
the situation so that I would get my information on The'Galin from corrupt sources. Consequently, I
was very wrong. I believed the Drakel lie, and given The'Galin himself encroaching on Lore became
concerned that Caelestia was endangered. Seeking limited permission to act from Lorithia and the
Elemental Lords, and in return giving the Lorian pantheon, including The'Galin, limited Caelestian
access on my own terms, I sought to thwart him.
It was near the time of the Great Fire War that the Network's most recent return to Lore began. They
started st the island nation of Neld, where they encountered the warring parties of Deren and Vandar.
Diviara led the undead armies of the Brilhado through a gate, and from Neld they turned and attacked
Vandar. In the process the network [sic] killed Draynor II, leaving the throne of Deren to Tralin. Here
is also when Giliara arrived on Lore, as previously mentioned, and it was here that I actively began my
own actions against the Network and The'Galin.
I gave advice to a singularly impressive communicant of the Shadow Lord known as Myr, and others,
through the Gate, to a world Erebus had previously corrupted. Ultimately, Myr was corrupted by
Diviara, who use "the Cold" on him, a powerful psychic attack that amplifies emotions and thoughts.
Myr was so loyal, however, that he refused to be misled. But at my advice Myr began an elaborate
deception where he pretended to have fallen, even assaulting his allies in the process. Ultimately Myr
was instrumental in defeating a plot by Diviara and the Network to gain control a [sic] pocket of raw
creation at The Deep beneath K'eld Ner.
It was also here that I met a young Network soldier by the name of Galrick. Galrick's father Glen
and most of his home of Neld had been decimated by Vandarian action, and so he called out in a
rage and The'Galin answered. It was through Galrick that the gate to Neld the Brilhado utilized was
opened, but upon seeing what the Brilhado brought Galrick was horrified. Seeing his doubt I convinced
Galrick to play double agent. Galrick was a brilliant mind, and I sent him to Terra, not knowing
fully of N.O.V.A.'s actions there. He went to University and became a Medical Doctor. Here Galrick
encounterd [sic] Gaiden Cartwright, Ryuusei's son. Though Gaiden had been raised not by his father,
but by his father's analog. Galrick also encountered Ryuusei himself on several occasions and fought
with him, a fight that had him come to Caelestia several times. He also encountered the Order, who
were led by Atlas Maxwell.
Maxwell was directly involved in the affairs of the Avatars Truth and Lies, and is the only known
being known [sic] to have served as host for two Avatar and still survived being Forsaken. Though
Vampire Slayer E served as the avatar of Death, and was able to stick arround [sic] for a long time
due to deals he made with Death the demipower and more directly his servant the Reaper. And
Edward's sister Cenara, who served as avatar of Death after him was saved from being Forsaken by the
intervention of advanced moglin healing magic.
The war of the Network involved seeking the prime Elemental Orbs, pure essences of each element,
and trying to use them to control creation. In this process I learned the truth of The'Galin and began
working to aid his true [missing word] In the battle that ensued, Giliara Celegra was killed by a
disobedient Brilhado. In his dying breath Giliara repeated his plea that Diviara turn aside from the
Network. Diviara struck down the Brilhado responsible and joined the people of Lore, directly
stealing the Orbs from the Network in the process. Little did Diviara know that such was exactly what
The'Galin would have hoped for Diviara. The Uncreator still sought redemption and absolution for "the
Fallen" of the Network. Diviara has since become a very odd Triple Communicant, one of the few
cases known of a person being a communicant of multiple powers at once. His main deity is the Lady
of Light but he has served as a lesser Communicant for both the Lord of Darkness and The'Galin too.
Fighting with creation, Diviara warned that the forces of the Network would come in force now.
He further warned much worse generals were coming, and this was proven by Cartwright's arrival on
Lore. Cartwright had become a Communicant of The'Galin with the intent of forcing its uncreation.
Cartwright believed that Creation was beyond hope and directly defied orders to bring about his ends.
He caused the death of Galrick, not knowing I had already made an agreement with The'Galin. And so
Galrick became my Avatar, under the rules that since I was an extraLorian power he was exiled, not
to return without special permission. Which was a problem as he had met and married Celestra in this
period. This was recently rescinded completely, however, in light of the fact that I became a Lorian
demipower, segregate of my Caelestian roles.
In the climactic battle, Ryuusei became Omega, not only a communicant of The'Galin but a direct
avatar and manifestation. He used his status as "taken avatar" to begin an assault on the Temple of
Hope. What he did not know is that we had prepared for this, and that even The'Galin and Lorithia
had done so, though the chose to forget their preparations so it could not be stopped. Lorithia is a
Panethestic [sic] power. What this means is that she is within all of her creation, even the Avatar, and
yet she is MORE then [sic] the sum of those parts. Hidden within creation, therefore, was the cause of
We brought together all of the Elemental Orbs, the building blocks of Creation. Our most learned
mages discovered a Hymn of Creation to activate them and the Index... the Temple of Hope itself.
The final key to the puzzle was in fact a greater artifact know as a Spirit Orb, and King Tralin, as
a communicant of Lorithia and Avatar of Life, had been entrusted with one, known as the Shield
of Lorithia. Among the Avatar, Tralin was odd in many ways. Not only was he an Avatar and a
Communicant, by being an Avatar when he was already a Drakel he was most odd. Only Twig as the
Avatar of Peace was more unusual.
When Omega attacked the Chosen of Lore, the Hymn of Creation activated the Statute [sic] of Lorithia,
and Lauren manifested as Hope - an "Avatar" of Creation. The'Galin at first denied her arrival and
called it a trick, but when she spoke the blinders fell away from his eyes, too, and he left Omega,
abandoning him. Ryuusei was subsequently dropped deep in the Void. Ryuusei has since returned.
The'Galin has taken him back, too, after signs of moderating his past behaviors. Though his current
whereabouts are unknown. One wonders what The'Galin was thinking.
*Fascinating. So now we summon Hope and fight the dragon?
Full transcript of Falerin's dialogue thanks to Rhowena.