Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

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Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Skid » June 19th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Just realized this. Darus was part of a secret society. I don't think many, if any, people knew of his involvement with the Crius folks. Who, then, had him knocked off? And so conveniently too, right as he is about to divulge all kinds of answers. Zeblin was just the instrument, not the plotter. Korren, perhaps? I haven't trusted him ever, and maybe Darus didn't either? I don't feel like Korren is a good guy. He practically had me deliver the Crux of Fire to Talushorn, so what's stopping him from wasting guild members who've "seen too much"?... I smell conspiracy. Just some thoughts.

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by MyGameCompany » June 19th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Good question. I've wondered that myself. I expected to find the answer in Book 2, but never did. Hopefully we'll learn in Book 3.
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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Skid » June 19th, 2013, 9:21 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if we cross swords with Korren. I have my doubts about Shina, but Korren just seems crooked. Here's a possible idea:
Korren is corrupted by the One. He wants to use me (the PC) to unwittingly aid him, or maybe just kill me to get me out of the way. Darus realizes the boss is evil and heads off to warn me. Korren sends Zeblin to dispose of Darus, and in true secret villain style, decides to manipulate me. Perhaps he knows me, perhaps he made that stuff up. After all, my memory's not exactly spectacular. I find my way to Korren, who plans to use me to obtain the CoF, saving himself/Ghorr/the One the trouble of having to do it. After all, if I kick the bucket, no big deal for him. Then, he convinces me to head right into Talushorn alone with the CoF, pretty much putting half the Cruxes in the bad guy's hands right there. End crackpot theory.

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Vroqren » June 20th, 2013, 3:45 pm

Interesting theories, but SPOILER: Didn't Korren die?

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » June 20th, 2013, 7:10 pm

Vroqren wrote:Interesting theories, but SPOILER:
Clipped the spoiler. That's an interesting question. Possible he just vanished like you did.
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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Skid » June 20th, 2013, 9:48 pm

Completely forgot that Korren died. Whoops! Or maybe it only appears that way? I can't really recall the cutscene (pathetic, as I finished my play-through mere days ago. My memory is worse than in the game!), but is Korren vaporized or suchlike? If so, perhaps he was just transported away, like Kreador said. And maybe he knew the One was coming, that's why he went along with The Plan. Although, why not just not show up? So many questions!

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Morgan Terror » June 21st, 2013, 4:16 am

Sorry, but I'm pretty sure the game explicitly said that Korren was reduced to a pile of ash. It was a nice theory, and the question of who hired Zeblin indeed still stands.

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Skid » June 22nd, 2013, 10:18 am

The more I think of it, the more I do believe Korren got it. But you would probably leave a pile of ash behind, too. Didn't all your clothes and gear get scorched off?

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by IJBall » June 22nd, 2013, 11:55 am

Prismatic Maelstrom wrote:
Ending Cinematic wrote:With the wave of a metallic wand, the One releases a fiery beam of energy which strikes Korren in the chest. In an instant, he is reduced to nothing more than a cloud of ash.

The Crux of Ages, which Korren held in his hands, falls to the ground.
Ash is the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning. I believe Korren is dead but this post from BasiliskWrangler has always intrigued me.
As long as we see Lilith again, I don't care who all else we see in Book III! :wink:

I don't need to see Korren again in Book III. But I'm really hoping we do see Lilith one more time...

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by SpottedShroom » June 22nd, 2013, 1:24 pm

IJBall wrote: I don't need to see Korren again in Book III. But I'm really hoping we do see Lilith one more time...
Seriously, did anyone not kill Lilith in Book I?

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » June 22nd, 2013, 4:00 pm

SpottedShroom wrote:
IJBall wrote: I don't need to see Korren again in Book III. But I'm really hoping we do see Lilith one more time...
Seriously, did anyone not kill Lilith in Book I?
I didn't ALWAYS kill her. ;-)
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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Vroqren » June 22nd, 2013, 7:55 pm

SpottedShroom wrote:
IJBall wrote: I don't need to see Korren again in Book III. But I'm really hoping we do see Lilith one more time...
Seriously, did anyone not kill Lilith in Book I?
That was my thought when I read that post. I killed her every time, the sword is ALWAYS worth it to me...

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by Lord_P » June 23rd, 2013, 10:07 am

Vroqren wrote:
SpottedShroom wrote:
IJBall wrote: I don't need to see Korren again in Book III. But I'm really hoping we do see Lilith one more time...
Seriously, did anyone not kill Lilith in Book I?
That was my thought when I read that post. I killed her every time, the sword is ALWAYS worth it to me...
My characters are always such scrubs in the end that they can't defeat Lilith. :?

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? Some spoilers

Post by IJBall » June 23rd, 2013, 12:46 pm

Vroqren wrote:
SpottedShroom wrote:
IJBall wrote: I don't need to see Korren again in Book III. But I'm really hoping we do see Lilith one more time...
Seriously, did anyone not kill Lilith in Book I?
That was my thought when I read that post. I killed her every time, the sword is ALWAYS worth it to me...
Lilith was just "pretending" to be dead all those times... :P

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Re: Who hired Zeblin? All of the spoilers

Post by Vroqren » June 23rd, 2013, 7:57 pm

Or perhaps Lilith hired Zeblin...
This would be a fun mod to make, either way:
In one of Zeblin's chests, you find the letter he received telling him to kill Darus, and you have to trace it back to it's origins. Then again, if he left the letter intact after the job was done, he's not really a very good assassin, is he?

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