Abbadon vs. The Great Destroyer
Here is something that came to mind when giving the Seer’s a cold hard look over as well as the Mursaat. This is my theory. What if there was a slight connection between Abbadon and the Mursaat, in the way they used to be Margonites but somehow found redemption. For this they were driven far into Tyria (the Maguuma Jungle to be exact). After when Abbadon's fall came for the first time (struck down by the gods), these special Margonites started to loose their corruption and power, in which they were turning somewhat humanoid again. They panicked and looked for a new means of gaining back their special abilities. That is when they came in contact with the Asura, who at the time still had ideas of grandeur. These special Margonites asked the Asuras for help, and in return they would help them gain control over Tyria. The Asuras even as intelligent as they were fell for the ploy of “more land to be conquered,” and gave these Margonites a special and yet powerful magic’s.
These Margonites accepted their new roll in the world, and became known as the Mursaat. They heard whispers in the air of the return of their old master, and quickly dispatched a means to stop it; they knew that one of the portals was located in the Ring of Fire. The Asuras became impatient with their supposed underlings, and told them they would take back their gift. However the Mursaat became more powerful, and basically drove the Asuras into hiding, telling them “they were the masters now.” However there was another player in all of this, which came from the North; one of their old masters menacing enemies, The Great Destroyer. The Great Destroyer fed off destruction tearing through the land with no remorse, while even Abbadon only wanted dominance in the sake of vengeance over the elder gods. So of course, they had conflicting interests.
The Mursaat felt a war coming to them from both sides and they were trapped in the middle. For the allies of The Great Destroyer were in fact those mysterious Seer’s. The Great Destroyer wanted the Titans for his own submission or they would be destroyed if proven indifferent. A war broke out between the two races and eventually the Mursaat were victorious, because the Seer’s god met an untimely demise by the hands of the Great Dwarf. The Seer’s become powerless and were driven to the northern lands of Tyria. However this is when the prophecy was told of the Mursaats fall (via the “Flameseeker Prophecies”). The Seer’s also heard about this as well, through a certain chain of events.
The Mursaat were very upset at the idea of all they worked for to be destroyed by these humans; so they decided they would play “fire with fire.” That is when Saul D'Alessio came into the picture and they manipulated him. Saul started a secret order of the White Mantle to rid of potential threats or pre-warn them about one, to his masters the Mursaat (unseen ones). They would no longer tolerate being manipulated themselves by any god(s), so they became their own version of gods to the Mantles eyes.
EDIT: I know it also seems odd for me to bring this up, but what about the true identities of both the Great Dwarf and the Great Destroyer. I have this odd feeling that Balthazar is somewhat either related to the Great Dwarf or is him. Of course Balthazar is also some sort of craftsman as well, since he forged those chains around Abaddon. However I kind of doubt the great Destroyer is Menzies even though he has a title as being the “Lord of Destruction.” If it is true it would kind of prove my theory to be inapt, since Menzies helped Abaddon try to break free of his bonds. However if you notice the dialogue between both of their underlings you noticed they really had a broken relationship.
Last edited by sindex; Jun 12, 2007 at 07:20 AM // 07:20..