Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Ciurrioc » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:20 am

At different places no? I always assumed the Pit was a Massive complex with many sprawls across a region, so there would be in fact multiple entrances? within a given area anyway.

then came gold and the inclusion of a snowy surface which almost threw a wrench in my assumptions BUT it could still be the case, just across that mountain range :D
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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by The Apprentice » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:51 am

It does seem like the kind of place that would need multiple access options, or at least a larger entrance- I mean, all those retriever bots need some space to land with their spoils.
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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Mecron » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:19 am

:twisted:

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Ludovsky » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:11 pm

Mecron wrote::twisted:


This mean either The Apprentice is horribly right and the Pit is indeed much more than we thought, or that either he's horribly wrong and the Pit is indeed much more than we thought.

.... and suddenly I suddenly cannot help but have the mental image of the Pit not as some underground base used as a storing/landing areas.... but as a buried adbuctor ship all of it's own, that has just stayed where it's been for millenias simply because it's been forgotten/uncared for ever since.

And is just awaiting the signal for take off again.

In this case, I hope to be wrong <.<;

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by wissenschaft » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:53 pm

I was wondering whats the lore behind the other classes in the game now with the gold edition. Is the Striker there just to pillage ancient technology pr dpes this Morrgi know that one of the great enemies that attacked her race has a base here. When the Striker wins, does she help cure the Xombie Plague? What reason should she have to do so? Or perhaps its in her own interest as well since the Xombie plague seems to effect all races?

What about the Ranger? Why is she even here. Was she sent by Tarka high command. Do the Tarka know of the pit or the xombie plague already?

As for the Seeker, well. I suppose its safe to say the Black probably sensed a "disturbance in the force" and sent a black swimmer to investigate.

The Hiver warrior obviously is trying to help its surrogate clan of humans. I like to think if the Hiver wins they will be rewarded for curing the xombie plague with reincarnation as a Prince once word is sent to the Hiver Queen. I can dream!

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Erinys » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:19 am

Many thanks for the question! Sorry about the delayed response--I am working very hard on the Lore Books these days, and do not log in as often as I normally would.

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To answer: Nemesis is a Harpy, and the Harpies have adopted some of the traditions of male Morrigi, in that young warriors are expected to go on an early quest to obtain a Token of value and help to make a name for themselves within their Tribe. It's fairly traditional to simply go in search of loot, but "great deeds" have more than one definition, and defeating a massive monstrous labyrinth with her skill and strength, followed by saving an entire planet worth of sapient beings from horrible, horrible death by plague? That's a pretty mighty deed. She will be drinking and eating out on that story and listening bemusedly to songs about herself and meeting little girls who want to grow up to be her...for a couple of centuries.

Rapari is outside of the Hiver empire and during the era when the Pit adventure takes place, the Human and Hiver empires are not on the best of terms, due to the Ghost Ship. Nonetheless, Rapari is happy to save the lives of his friends, liberate the Ape Princess and have the chance to sample fine cheeses from afar.

Wara Jang and Ayb are on quests that are triggered by the larger economy of the Pit...and, regrettably, of other facilities like the Pit. If you've been reading the messages, you'll notice that the Bloodweaver uploads his personal journal for safe-keeping to the data banks of the Pit, but there are also lots of records of his servitors and their activities. His field agents and retrievers are hard at work throughout this sector of the galaxy, collecting specimens of plant, animal and microbial life, intercepting merchant vessels loaded with supplies or passengers, etc..

The Supreme Commander sent Wara and her crew to investigate a series of attacks on Tarka shipping from strange pirates using vessels of unknown make. They board Tarka trade ships, gas the crew, and steal the cargo...often leaving the crew behind to either die of vacuum or asphyxiation, or to recover consciousness and regain control of the robbed vessel.

These attacks were considered strange because often, persons and items of seemingly greater value were left behind in favor of items which seemed, to Tarka observers, cheap and mundane. The pirates would leave behind precious metals and art worth a fortune, and take instead a cargo container of frozen war bread, or a tank of crabs, or 500 bolts of simple undyed composite cloth, or a crate of broken living steel armor fragments being sent back to the forge. The Tarka eventually found a particle trail from a Masaaku ship that had been damaged, and sniffed its progress through various systems until eventually they were led to this one. It didn't take the Tarks long to figure out that this planet was where Mysterious Things Were Happening, and they sent their Ranger to find out exactly what was up.

Ayb and his crew were also pursuing pirate and raiding fleets, but their method has been different. They are part of a Task Force seeking information on the whereabouts of a facility built and operated by the Suul'ka known as the Bloodweaver. There was a suspicion that He Who Shapes had corrupted the pirates and raiders of this region with some sort of nefarious agenda. So Ayb and his shipmates have been hunting and capturing pirate vessels, boarding them to interrogate the survivors and find out all that they know.

What they learned was that there was a secret landing site in these mountains where mysterious robots would pay high prices for imperial citizens and independent races captured alive, or food and weapon shipments from the Tarka, Hiver, Human, Liir or Morrigi empires. People sold into slavery to the robots are taken away and never seen again, even as corpses.

Ayb's ship sent two landing pods to check out the planet and find the landing site. Ayb does not know what happened to the other pod...

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Glacialis » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:40 pm

It seems that the other pod may have been located. :awesome:
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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Ciurrioc » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:59 am

Ayb came with Enoch? epic
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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Sard Caid » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:58 pm

I'm curious, why isn't this topic stickied?!

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Erinys » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:21 pm

As you wish. *bows*

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by MTaur » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:44 pm

So... In-game, it's spelled "Temba", and in the wiki, it's spelled "Themba". I assumed that in-game would be canon where the unofficial wiki could be off... I'm thinking that either the Roman alphabet doesn't apply anyway, or the in-game spelling is wrong. In the former case, there wouldn't be one more thing to put in the patch...
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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Erinys » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:35 am

It's a difficult call. The name is officially spelled "Themba", but the h sound is not pronounced. It's a Zulu name--it means "Trusted". :)

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by MTaur » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:35 pm

Erinys wrote:It's a difficult call. The name is officially spelled "Themba", but the h sound is not pronounced. It's a Zulu name--it means "Trusted". :)

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What about Mbale?
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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Erinys » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:37 pm

It means "Stones" in Swahili, and "Flower" in Zulu. Also the name of a city and district in Uganda, and a common African surname in general. The equivalent of "Stein" in Germany or "Stone" in English.

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Re: Introducing...the Lore of the Pit!

Post by Ludovsky » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:43 am

Rather late, but I've loved reading all these tidbits : )

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