Do you really think you can save them, Wahisietel? You can't. The spiral of time leads only to the gaping maw of eternity. And this is Xau-Tak.- Gustaf Joannhes
For many, Xau-Tak was nothing more than a name briefly alluded to by V back in the Hero's Welcome quest. Not many paid too much attention to the mysterious deity with corpse oceans whose tendrils have already taken root on Gielinor. Even when Mod Wilson stated that Xau-Tak was connected to content that's been in the game since 2005, many just wrote Xau-Tak off as the Karamjan or Abyss god.
But after further investigation (and some hints from Mod Wilson), we began to realise that Xau-Tak was connected to something else entirely, something that myself and others were theorising about separately. The Pirate quest series and the Cave horrors. We theorised that Xau-Tak was responsible for the ruins on Mos Le'Harmless. The force behind the resurrection of Rabid Jack and his crew. The entity responsible for the Skeletal Horror. And perhaps even the Underwater City.
We then began to notice that ever since Hero's Welcome, Xau-Tak had been alluded to in every piece of content produced by the Dukes. When Kindred Spirits was released and introduced the Xau-Tak loredump that was Death at Sea, many of our theories were confirmed, and Xau-Tak gained the public's interest.
So, just what IS Xau-Tak? How strong is it, what does it want? There are references to it all over the game, but just where ARE these references? And what can we expect to see from Xau-Tak in the future? This thread will attempt to answer these questions.
You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?
30-Oct-2015 20:51:53 - Last edited on 15-Sep-2016 15:41:56 by Wahisietel