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Old 09-24-2017, 01:54 PM
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WE GAZED AT AN UNFAMILIAR SKY, DEVOID OF LIGHT

AND̶ SAW ONL͜Y MO͟NS͝T̸R̶O̵U̴S ̵HUNGRY̛ ̛V͘ISAG̨E̴S

T̯̼̰̙́H̵̻̼̰ͅḚ̡̲Ý͓̩͚̝͔͉͎ ̯̻H̲͎̘̬̬̠͕A͍̖̼̙͍D̥̥͖͠ ̟̻̦͈͘E̩̣̫A̫̪ͅT̳̜̲̝̫͕͠EN̲͔͎̱̹̰ ͔̹̭͇̹͎̲T̹͙̹͍̞H͕̱̻̮̹E̤̫̙͎͇͉̗ ̷̜̪͈̗S͎̙T̸̠̳͖̲̜̩ͅAR̦̼̹S̸̫̼̟̮̟̬ ͚̳Ẁ͙͙̗̞̞Ẹ͎̲̖͎͚̳ ͚̠͉̼͖̰͢K͔͜N͡E̛͓͖̥̻Ẃ̗͕ ͏̗̥̞̲̯Ḁ̛̬͇̞L͕͙̥̟̠L̮̠͚̀ ̡͇͓͉O̙͍̙̫Ų̜͚R̖͓̼͚̤̯̦ ̶L͓̜̤̩I̢̙̳̥V̶̺̣̠͍̳̗E̙̭̤S̢

A̢̬̘N҉̭̜͎D ͖͇̙̹͓T̵̯̤̱̫̠H͚͉̥̭͈͎͢E̠̲̗ͅY̙͇̣͉͎̝̹̕ ͙̳̙̭O̞͈̝̗̗͟P̡̲͖̠͉̺E͚͚̮̳ͅN̡E̶̼͙̗̣ͅD̮͇ ̱̪̱̰̳ͅT̼̠̳H͘ḘI̯̬̱̳̼̯ͅR̫ ̤̮̖̳̗C̶̥͈Ǫ̞L҉͉̪L̰̹͓̖͟ͅE̙͎̞̭C̝͎̰̞̘̟͖͠T̞͝I̛̹V͚E̵̪̙̮ ̮̩͚ M̷̖͕A͍͍̦͈W̝͈ͅS͈ ̼̹͚̗͎̗̕T̳̝̳̗̗Ò̼ ̵S̙̣̹͉̕W͉̙̺̜͉̬̭͠AL̟LO̙̩͞W͘ ̺̤͕̦US҉̜̣

Ṯ͔̙̟̘̀͞W̧̟̺̜Ą͚̲̪S͎̲̮͇̰̞̯̕ͅ ̡̰̘̩̣̳͎͢O̶̧̝͙͚͉͟N͏̝͉͕͇͇L̻̟̮̹̟̙͝ͅÝ̸̩͔̩̹̯̫̬͝ ̷̧͍̩̹̮̥͟T̨̘̠̖̰̼H͕͜R̛̭̬̜͡͡O͖̗U̠͡Ģ͎̝̹͔̭H̼͕͉̕ ҉͍̦͕̥̟̪̝T̵̲̲͙͔͡ͅĘ̶̩̤̘N̢̫̮A̯̣͘Ć̲̟̕I̩͔̬͉̰̖̠͝T̜͖̭̩̗ Y̧̨̹̠ ̧̡̬̜A̴̵҉̯N̢̤̤͈̱͍̞͘D̷̦̙̙̝̘͇̼̞͚͡ ̺̩̠͖͙͈͈̰L͎̫̜̻̩͕̟͢Ù̟͔̹̪̭̺C̴̴̻̥̭̀Ḱ̟̺̞̘̹̞͝ ̛̭̘͉͓̣͎̭͢͜ͅW̶̗̜̫̜̤̻E̻̩͔͇̯ ͖̖̖͝ͅS̟̮͝U͔̜̫̤̗̙̝̕͝ͅR̡̪̬̤̮̜̪̕͜V̨̨̲̠̱̮̝̝̜̯I̦͓͜V̧̩̰͖ ̪̹̭E͙̤̝͕͉͝D͏̦̪

A̵̲̘̥͕͡N̷̡̟͢D͏̰̰̘̖̲̭̹̀ ̷̤͖̳Ļ̞̙̬̗̙̼̘̟͖͜͡O̩͕̜̩̫̭̙̞O̜̥̰Ḱ̶̜͚͟È͎̭̝͍D̘͎̮̣͉̗͡ ͖ ̶̤̺̱͙̼̬̳̟ͅU̩̘͖̤͕͕̭P̷̪̬̰̙̟͕O̡͎̖̙̻̬̹̮͈N̜͔̻͙̞͓͓͙ ̺͉͖̱̩̖̭̬̮͡Ṱ̸̹̗̦H̡̹̠͇E̛̛̩͚ ̧̰͎͔̩̲̬̘T̩͔̤̖̣̗͉̣̘R̡͖̳͞U̶͈͟͞E̛̗̲̹͇͠ ̡̫̼̪̜̀F̞͙̟͕͍͠A̹̟̝̞̺̫͜͡Ç̵̞̖̯̗̜̞̗Ȩ̵̖͙̘̹͉̜͢ ̛̦̻́O̧̤F͖͉̩̙̻͕̟̮͖̕ ͈̟̀͞S̪̞̟̠͓̻̺͍͕͞P͍̘̲̞O͞҉̤̟R̨̗̼̮̣͟Ţ̤̱̗̭̤Ș̹̦̺̪͇͎̺̕


Character Bio:




The Greater Titans
The Devourers of the Stars

We never actually encounter the Greater Titans as living creatures during our time in the Downside. You can tell, because everyone remains alive by the time you hit the epilogue. These colossal monstrous beings, led by Yslach Astral-Born, have very few traits in common, save that they ruled the Downside and made it the horrid place it is. The Eight Scribes, in their travels to escape and their creation/discovery of the Rites, slew the Greater Titans one by one, with two exceptions.

One of these exceptions is the Tattered Mantle, which kind of died on its own, taking its bearer Khaylmer Rope-Caller with it. The other is Yslach Astral-Born, who is mostly sealed under the Pit of Milithe, but whose body was used to create the forty copies of the Book of Rites. So right from the start, these guys are heavily tied to the Rites, and the Eight Scribes knew it. They also knew that if the Greater Titans' stars ever returned, that was a sure sign that the Rites are ending.

We never get any explanation for why the Titan Stars are doing what they do, or why invoking them seems to make the other team stronger. And to be honest, they feel really weird. Sure, Supergiant Games does this difficulty setting all the time and in most of their games it's fine. In this, though, you are expected to be on even ground with the other triumvirate after all is said and done, especially if you turn the other actual difficulty modifier up. I'm not totally down on the idea, it's still a neat difficulty setting and it gives the other triumvirates a chance to beat you, letting you see other story arcs you might not expect. It's just a bit weird is all.


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