02/08/2013 09:17 PMPosted by StarblazerPeople seem to have an issue with Adria's ability to mark the souls of the overlords while not being anywhere near them. In Dragon Age, there was something called "blood magic". BM included many abilities, ranging from summoning demons to mind control to offensive spells, but one of the more advanced abilities that blood mages could have (according to the lore) was something called "dream walking". To do this, an skilled blood mage would use blood from sacrificial victims to enter the Fade awake, and to enter the dreams of others while they sleep. If we're both dreaming, then my dream takes place on one temporary island of the Fade, and yours takes place on a separate island, so if I'm the blood mage, I could enter my island awake and then invade yours. From there, they could not only exert extremely powerful mind control, but they could also communicate with (and manipulate) others from great distances. The Fade is considered to be the realm of dreams that lies beyond the Veil, which is the boundary between the mortal universe and the spirit universes. While you sleep and your brain dreams, your soul is in the Fade. When you die, you pass through the Fade one last time on your way to a more permanent spirit universe. Now, back to D3. I'm assuming that Adria is a blood mage of sorts, and that she did something similar to the dream walking in Dragon Age lore, and once she projected herself beyond into the Fade, she moved beyond into the Black Abyss where the souls of the defeated overlords were sleeping (awaiting their rebirth). From there, she marked them in such a way that they would be drawn into the black soul stone once she located it. If this theory is true, then she is clearly one of the most powerful blood mages in existence. In Dragon Age, it is believed that the Darkspawn were created when ancient blood mages entered the Fade and went beyond into the Golden City (the seat of the Maker) and attempted to usurp it's power to essentially set themselves up as gods. Their plan failed, and they were cast out. The Golden City was blackened, and the magisters returned as the first Darkspawn. So, Adria must have been even more powerful than them.
02/08/2013 09:17 PMPosted by StarblazerPeople seem to have an issue with Adria's ability to mark the souls of the overlords while not being anywhere near them.
02/10/2013 01:47 PMPosted by magaitiPeople seem to have an issue with Adria's ability to mark the souls of the overlords while not being anywhere near them.
Actually, she told the player character that for the last 20 years she was traveling through the places where the prime evils were killed, and magically prepared their souls (which were still hanging around the places of their death) to be placed into the black soulstone.
So she actually WAS near them. Just not at the moment of their death.
Unfortunately this still doesn't explain why their souls were hanging there for 20 years and how Adria marked them. Maybe that's what souls do. And I guess she used magic.
1. They were already dead, so she didn't need to fight them.
2. She sounded credible and pretended to be good.
3. She lied. She had no intention of smashing it.
Essentially, everything that Adria said about the black soulstone may or may not be the truth. Nothing that she said can be trusted.
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