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Hguoh

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Tauwaru said:
My theory is that the two types of crystal are really the same thing


Sort of. We know that both are created from pure elder god magic. Seren is created from light aligned elder god magic, while Zaros is created from dark aligned god magic. How much this difference in alignment affects their physical properties remains unclear.

Tauwaru said:
but Seren crystal is shaped via song as it is grown from Seren's body and the crystal seeds she provided.


Provided in the sense that she blew up into millions of crystal shards sure.

Tauwaru said:
Zarosian crystal, on the other hand, is almost nonexistant except for the Shard of Zaros and Zaros himself.


The Empty Throne Room in the Digsite has a few activities you can train skills with. They center around harvesting and purifying 'Senntisten Crystal.' Make of it what you may, but I don't recall seeing such crystal formations before Zaros's death in the 2nd age (the flashback in Children of Mah). This suggests that these might have grown from the remains of Zaros's body after his 'death.'

There are also a few crystal fixtures seen in the 2nd age throne room, suggesting that they might have utilized Zarosian crystals (be they ones from his body or those he infused with his own power). We know Nex has a piece of Zaros's crystal body within her, granting her sentience and making her utterly loyal to Zaros. Finally, the design of the Zaryte Bow suggests strongly that it too is made of Zarosian crystal due to the number of similarities it has with the Crystal Bows.

27-Mar-2018 12:22:33

Hguoh

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Pantamalion said:
Zaros/Zarosians aren't really the singing types though so I feel like its possible that it can be sung but no one prominent has tried it. The singing seems to be related to the crystals resonating (like a wine glass) which I feel is just a property of crystals in general.


In that case, the issue would become identifying the proper frequencies to resonate the crystals and generate the desired growth. Given that Zaros and Seren's crystals are composed of elder god magic of opposing elements, it seems unlikely that the same frequencies and techniques used for Seren's crystals would work on Zaros's.

And, of course, finding a source one could use to harvest Zaros-based crystals suitable for such singing.

28-Mar-2018 16:53:59

Hguoh

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Elf of Seren said:
Hguoh, are you saying that its inherent to the Elders, because I always thought crystals were Mah's thing specifically, given their areas in the Freneskae volcano. (I'm nitpicking, but I thought worth asking what you were leaning into)


The crystals on Mah's core indicates that the other elders share the trait. I also recall Seren or Zaros stating that pure elder god magic manifests as crystal, but I confess that I can't seem to find the quote.

Sodden Hound said:
^ Given that Anima in general crystallizes, as did Guthix's divine energy in the BoL, I think it's safe to assume that all divine energy is crystal in solid form, not just Mah's.


Of course crystals can arise from things other than the elders. It's just a defining trait of elder god magic that it be crystal.

31-Mar-2018 10:28:01

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