Wednesday, August 15, 2018

EverQuest 2: Unfinshed Stories Part2b

This is my continuation of Ratonga History

After the Roekillik are introduced no new information is released about either races, but when Echoes of Faydwar is released on November 13th, 2006 a new group of rat like creatures are introduced and they are called the Ratillik.

The Ratillik can be found in Kaladim in the Butcherblock Mountains. There is no difference between them and ratonga's in appearance. I have included the lore about Kaladim to give some us some backround

Before the Age of Cataclysms, a gnomish construct came to Kaladim, city of the Dwarves, with an image of The Vaults of Serilis, a temple built by Brell Serilis himself in the deepest reaches of Norrath. Most dwarves, including the army, left Kaladim on a pilgrimage to find the Vaults, leaving behind only civilians.

When the Cataclysm struck, Kaladim suffered a severe cave-in, trapping many dwarves inside. The dwarves that had been outside mounted a rescue expedition, aided by the trapped dwarves working from the inside at first. Before the cave-in was cleared, all sounds from within Kaladim had ceased. Finally breaking in, the dwarves had found that the Cataclysm had not only caused the cave-in, but opened a path for the Horde of Serilis to leave the Underfoot and invade Norrath. The Horde of Serilis slaughtered the dwarves remaining in Kaladim and set it up as their new home.

Now this piece of lore is significant in that it mentions the Horde of Serilis and the Underfoot. The Plane of Underfoot is home to the god Brell Serilis.

Brell Serilis was the first to come to Norrath during The Age of Scale, and from his Plane of Underfoot, a dark realm of vast caves and endless tunnels, he quietly created a magical portal to a cavern deep in the belly of Norrath. Through this portal the Duke of Underfoot seeded the depths of Norrath with all manner of creatures. Brell then returned home, sealing his portal within a labyrinthine chamber of mystical Living Stone. During The Elder Age, he created the Dwarves as part of the gods' plan to keep watch over the dominant dragonkind.

Later, Brell returned to create the Gnomes, resembling Dwarves to some extent, yet more wiry and gnarled, consumed with tinkering with devices more so than their cousins.

Followers of Brell Serilis believe that the surface world is a waste of space. They find true happiness in the caves, caverns, and tunnels that perforate the belly of Norrath. But this is one of few points that all followers of Brell can agree upon. There are many different factions who wall worship Brell. The Runnyeye Clan of Goblins claim he is their father much to the disgust of the Dwarves of Kaladim who know that the Dwarves are the true children of Serilis. But the vicious Gnolls of Splitpaw disagree entirely. For was it not Brell who sculpted them out of the sacred Clay of Cosgrove? Followers of Brell Serilis in one form or another can be found nearly anywhere you enter the Underfoot of Norrath.​

So at this point we need to assume that the Ratonga, Ratillik and the Roekillik are members of the same race and they are simply different factions of that race, we also have to assume that they were  created by Brell.

A few other indicators of the Ratonga coming from the underfoot and being created by Brell is that there are Ratillik priests in the Underfoot Cathedral in Kaladim as well as Ratillik Serilian Knights.

One other fact is the Serilian Language Quest that starts in Steamfont Mountains sounds similar to the Language of the Ratonga, and  Ratonga characters can automatically get the language without having to do the quest.

So now we know a bit more history of the Ratonga, we know who created them and where they came from, what we still don't know at this point is what happened in the early history of the Ratonga that split them into different factions or who Belaska was.

I'll end this post here since the next bit of information will make this post quite long.


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