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Fabricant Saints

  • Member
    October 10

    Had a bit of a loregasm this morning when I got home from work. I watched the latest ESO Live, from end of Sept? Did you watch? In that they show us one of the Trials for the Clockwork City dlc coming very soon. Turns out that Saints Olms, Felms, and Llothis were helping Sotha Sil with his experiments on eternal life - Sotha took their souls and put them inside a few of his fabricants. Saint Olms looks like a robot version of a massive daedric titan. The hint is that the process left them each a bit unhinged.

    The thing is, in TES Morrowind, you could pray at these guys' shrines and get a blessing. Before I might have said that the blessing is like the mythopoeic placebo effect - it works because peolple believe it will. Or, the Tribunal were responsible in ensuring these shrines gave blessings and were the source of that power.

    Those things might still be the case, not sure, but this revelation could impact how that works. Like, imagine: The reason they provide a blessing is because the shrines are like activating a computer terminal whose mainframe is the Clockwork City. Anyway, was enthusiastic and wanted to share and get opinions on this whole thing. Meeting these saints is discussion worthy in and of itself :D

  • October 22

    Saint Olms continues to chafe under his confinement. Despite my best attempts to deter him, Olms has begun to seek comfort in the sky, but we both know his flights outside the atrium are only the illusion of freedom. The bonds that are dragging his mind into the pit of insanity are not the walls of the Asylum Sanctorium. That artificial body is both his cell and the weight chained to his ankles.

    For whatever reason, he cannot adapt to the new life Lord Seht has granted him. None of the Saints can, but Olms in particular feels a particular torment in his existence. He truly believes that he's being tested or punished, and this persecution complex grows more intense with every moment he's forced to endure his suffering. He's even begun to mistrust me now. To him, I have now become the face of his oppressor, the surrogate of Sotha Sil here to continue administering his judgement. It is an unenviable position to be in for so many reasons.

     

    Saint Felms is in near constant motion, a sign that his continuing restlessness is at an all-time high. He resembles a trapped kagouti pacing its cage, but with no bars to restrain him I can only wonder how long his violent desires can be held in check. Truth told, I am not sure the order could construct a cage capable of confining the Saints' power.

    My attempts to persuade Felms to relinquish his war axes have been fruitless. The mere suggestion that a warrior should surrender anything as much a part of himself as his weapons was enough to elicit a fiery contempt from him, though that may be regarded as an improvement.

    His reaction of disdain was measured and reasoned, compared to other outbursts of frustration and anger. While his moods are fleeting, there are signs that Felms is still capable of rationality. Not entirely comforting, given his almost singular focus on martial affairs and conquest.

     

    Saint Llothis's withdrawal from reality, so much as that word has meaning here, continues unabated down a path of despondent reclusion. In many cases he fails to acknowledge or recognize attempts to communicate. I believe that this behavior is not so much a form of catatonia as the manifestation of a crippling depression, a diagnosis supported by undirected utterances made by Llothis during brief periods of activity.

    These episodes have become more frequent and increasingly distraught. It appears that he is lamenting the loss of a deep, spiritual connection. It is impossible for me to say whether this traumatic separation involved the literal severing of any divine bond with the Three, or is simply how Llothis processes the drifting away of his personal relationship with the Tribunal. I will be closely monitoring this growing agitation. I fear the risk of self-harm, or other destructive impulses, is growing more significant.

  • Member
    October 22

    Those are cool, have not read them :) In the last ESO Live, Lawwrence Schick talked about how the Clockwork City recapitulates Mundus. I wonder if these Saints play a role in that process. Is there a reason, or was it just an experiment? In any case, putting these poor dudes out of their misery would be a mercy, perhaps.

  • October 23
    Anuvanna'si. Nirn-Ensuing. Tamriel Final. That's Seht's goal, innit? He likes to play god, a god of order and creation and all that bullshit. So...maybe the Saints' expiration ran out and Sotha decided they need a remake? Sequal? Who can really say, the guy has even bigger ego than Vivec.
  • Member
    October 23

    Vehk's ego is so big that not even Ayem's snake-like jaws can dislocate enough to swallow it :D The Altmer Psijic we meet in Of Knives and Long Shadows describes Seht as being quiet, withdrawn, melancholic and a bit of a mystery. She indicated how she doubted anyone truly knew him. His ego could well be bigger, but also more subtle than Vivec's. I can't wait to actually meet the dude :D

  • October 23
    It does make a sense, sort of. Where Ayem teaches with actions, Vehk teaches with words. Where Vehk uses words (god, that guy just loves to talk), Seht teaches with silence. He's that kind of guy, or at least he seems to be to me. Vivec says something and you got to interpret that shit. Sotha says nothing and you got to interpret that shit too! I think that's implied right at the beginning of Truth, is it not? That the Tourbillon only relays his interpretation of Sotha's silent teachings in sequance.