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  • Okay. That's fair enough, I suppose. In that case, take everything I said about feeding the name of the city to the devourer being a bad, neigh on suicidally terrible idea that runs counter to the Shan'iatu endgame and multiply it about 1000 times. Same basic fundamental problems, wider scale. And I still don't know where the reference is coming from.

    On the Scelesti thing, I'll own that the text is vague enough for many different interpretations. For my part I will always assume that Mummy is seeking to keep its game "in house" when it comes to their backstory- it makes...
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  • Which implies a relatively large scale amount of mummies or scorpions cults operating indiscreetly enough for their hierarchies to be noticed and copied. Which is possible, given a Sothic Turn hit around the time of the Middle Ages and their guilds were just beginning. I can't help but wonder what they were trying to achieve is all.


    I doubt that. Ubar was probably operated by powerful Sorcerers based on some of the information we have on them in Dark Eras (specifically the Age of Isierion). Mummies tend to confront...
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  • I'd still be interested in a page number if you can find one. I know they slaughtered Ubar to summon the Devourer and get secret knowledge from her. I know they killed hundreds or thousands of slave, sacrificing body and soul to her jaws. But I still can't find any info on sacrificing the name of their city. It just sounds counter intuitive- if an ancient egyptian wanted to utterly destroy someone's soul, they would take a chisel and remove any reference to his name from his tomb and monuments. But while the Shan'iatu wanted to drag Irem into the underworld, they specifically wanted the city and...
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  • "It’s said the sorcerer-priests never named the city, for no one has ever found or recalled its name, but later legends call it Irem (a term for a false paradise in a tongue long dead). It becomes known throughout the Nameless Empire as the City of Pillars."

    Okay, this is why I disagree with your answer. You said that the name for the old capital of the Nameless Empire was lifted from Arabian legends and adopted by the Arisen when referring to their old home. The text implies the opposite- that knowledge of the City of Pillars was preserved for six thousand years in one...
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