Just because Shalebridge is a noted as a lower-class neighbourhood, there's no reason why there might not be an area of high-value housing, perhaps around the bridge to NewMarket. The South London - and East London - are, in the main, low-value areas, yet contain several pockets of high-value houses. Such a thing might be the case in Shalebridge too - perhaps gentrification is occuring as a result of the bridge, in a manner similar to what is occuring in Docklands, London.Originally posted by Grundbegriff:
One of the few things we know about Shalebridge is that Bandly Rofthoffer, a noble or celebrity invited to Angelwatch by Karras himself, is on holiday in Shalebridge.
Does that fact fit with your theory about what the servants meant? Does it at least render your theory less "obvious"?
Only fairly good? Lol, thanks for the compliment.But considering that this is an imaginary world, and the material concerned considerably pre-dates the time at which the games take place, and the amount of evidence available for the early history of the City is patchy at best, I think he has done a good job of coming up with some fairly good "filler" material
You seem to be postulating the existence of several necromatically-capable artefacts, both Precursor and post-Precursor. If that's the case, why is it that we only seem to have heard of the Eye? Granted such artefacts are likely hidden, but it seems most unlikely to me that it would be possible for several artefacts, responsible for necromatic activities around the City at varied locations, to have all remained undiscovered throughout however many centuries the City had been in existence. The citizens of the City go for years without discovering objects of such power...? Yeah, rightI posit that several Precursor artifacts and bits of lore remain, and that several seem linked to necromancy. I also reckon that Precursor artifacts are not the only source of necromantic effects.
I believe I advanced this theory in one of my theses. Certainly it would explain the preponderance of water arrows in water butts etc, fire arrows in fires and moss arrows in plant matter. It would also explain why crystals cost so much - enough that the Blackbrook Underguild have an ambassador - Dorcas Goodfellow - who specialises in importing themsince water arrows are often found in bathtubs and the like, its possible that the elemental crystal is used to cleanse water in the same way fire crystals appear to be used for lighting fires
I like this idea - it's not as far-fetched as it might seem. In the 19th Century, two rivers that ran through London to the Thames - the Fleet and the Walbrook - were progressively covered over until nothing now remains of them above-ground. The process isn't difficult - it only occurred in London when the rivers became choked with refuse and began to stink. Parts of them were covered over well before the Victorian EraIf the canals are only off-shoots of the river, perhaps parts of it have been built over - large constructs over them on which sections of The City rest. Still a bit of a problem discovering where exactly it flows, and I don't think this is really possible for the Old Quarter - assuming they had the ability to do this later on, I doubt the architects of the Old Quarter would have possessed the resources to do this
I like it. It fits in with the funerary monuments that we observe in Karath-din [esp. the King's tomb - shades of Tutankamen]. One thought - maybe it could be a specific ancestor? Like Varon-Tor [or whatever his name is - I don't have access to my sources]. The king who died, and whose son took over. we know that the people of the time fear for their city, and so perhaps in desperation they chanelled their energies into a necromatic object to allow them to resurrect the dead King. Their desperation might be the reason why the city of Karath-Din was destroyed:Rather than creating a slave class, the Precursors were (in my view) seeking immortality and seeking to revive their ancestors, whom they obviously honored with complex burial practices.
People were killed, and so the city was abandoned and decayed
The object - the Eye - somehow became involved with the Trickster, who invaded, destroyed the city etc etc. That might explain why the Woodsie Lord is so desperate to gain that specific necromatic object.
I'll get back to you when I've researched that more.
Just my £0.02