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ADRIA / LILITH
Lilith posed as a human once before during the Sin War, and although I don't think Adria actually is Lilith, I'm open to the possibility she is being controlled and/or is possessed by Lilith. When Inarius last banished her to the Void it is written that he made sure she could never escape and I think that holds true. My theory? Adria, being a practitioner of the Arcane arts, made a connection to the void and opened a pathway between herself and Lilith, and in turn (willingly?) became her host. Lilith's physical form however, remains trapped in the Void.
INARIUS / THE PROPHET
Despite what many claim, The Book of Cain neither directly confirms nor denies that Inarius is the Prophet that enlisted Eirena and her sisters. Inarius using the moniker of "The Prophet" during the Sin Wars doesn't necessarily mean he is the same "Prophet". Perhaps the biggest argument against the theory is that he was imprisoned in Hell at the time, and had been for around 1500 years;
"To this day, Inarius is said to be trapped in Hell within a chamber of mirrors, his eyelids torn from his face as he is forced to gaze upon his misshapen form for all eternity"
That said, I actually do think Inarius could be The Prophet, we just don't have any conclusive evidence just yet. My theory? Inarius was coincidentally rescued when he was summoned from Hell by Eirena's Vizjerei masters. He initially appeared as the aforementioned monstrosity, but changed his appearance before saving the sisters from imminent death;
This picture from the Book of Cain shows a monster being summoned that bears a strong resemblance to Inarius;
Now compare that with this one;
In the book this picture accompanies a passage that describes the original summoning rituals that caught the attention of the Hells. These took place long before the time of Eirena and her sisters, but the similarities are too striking to overlook; the "hood", the upwards-curved head spikes, the three shoulder spikes, the distinctly angelic lower-body clothing. Could it be that this image is used out of context in the Book of Cain?
I also theorize that Inarius' time in Hell transformed him into a vengeful, nefarious being. It could very well be that he manipulated the sisters into being his malevolent tools in the future, with them being "activated" upon their awakening.
<<<POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW>>>
(This is based on the datamined information regarding Eirena's sidequest in RoS)
It is revealed that her sister Lysa, is in fact evil. She is found in an area called "The Lair of the Prophet" within the Pandemonium Fortress. In this area Eirena is tasked with freeing her other sisters that are presumably being held captive by Lysa.
So if the sister's are vengeful tools of Inarius, why is it that Eirena and those held captive are good?
I'll let the D3 Classic dialogue explain that;
Of course it's also possible that Inarius' intentions were actually righteous and Lysa was corrupted in another fashion. As for Inarius' current whereabouts, I feel like we will learn more with the upcoming Book of Tyrael and Reaper of Souls. Either way, my gut tells me Inarius will play a major role in Expansion pack 2.
Edited by DamienJohn#1321 on 10/6/2013 10:04 PM PDT
ITHERAEL/ THE PROPHET
There is one huge, integral detail in the lore that is overlooked when discussing theories of The Propet; the ancient origin of the document that Eirena discovers in Act IV;
Okay, so the document originates from long before Eirena's time, check.
So the ancient document that is "perhaps centuries older" than Eirena actually details the Prophet's enlistment of Eirena and her sisters. An ancient document that detailed the future... hmm, who is it that can see the strings of fate?
Yes, I realize that it was Itherael himself who translated the document and he clearly states he "knows nothing of them", but he could simply be playing along in order to maintain secrecy. It's definitely a possibility that Itherael is the Prophet.
So why then did he use the moniker of "The Prophet"?
Because of it's positive attribution in the past? As a tribute to Inarius? To further conceal his identity and create confusion? Any number of reasons really. But perhaps the most fitting;
Because he is a prophet in every sense of the word. He is the Archangel of Fate.
The final line of the End of Days Prophecy reads, "as Fate lies shattered forever"-- perhaps Itherael has even more of a role in the course of things to come than we expect.
Hmm, interesting. Why exactly do people think it's Lucion? Or is it something that has just caught on?
The passage accompanying the image in Book of Cain implies it's a demon summoned by the Vizjerei and even describes the creature being bound by restraining spells. I can't recall any moment in which Lucion is restrained in Birthright, and by a mage no less. Furthermore, Lucion is described as having hooved legs and 3 tails, neither of which are apparent in that picture.
Maybe planted by Blizz so people wouldn't figure out it's Inarius...? :P
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