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Hello! So I'm a returning player.. but I was curious about the lore. Obviously there have been a lot of changes over the past few years, is there a good database of the story lore or is it just all jumbled now with the major changes to the point where the story is kinda there but it isn't a good fluid lore story?

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It was the Elyos lords' fault for allowing Balaur to get into the place, because they were naive to believe that they really wanted piece while the Balaur wanted to get in as a trojan and then attack form inside which is what happened.
The Asmodian lords didn't believe in them and they didn't want to let them in. Eventually what the Asmodian side lords said, was correct, but the elyos side accused them that because they didn't believe in the truce, they insulted the balaur and this is what caused the balaur to attack, while the Asmodian side were like "hey you do not open the gate to our enemy hoping they will act good and see what you did now"... or something like that.

Of course Elyos and Asmodian didn't exist back then, but I am referring to the lords that later were being worshiped by Elyos and Asmodians.

In short:
Elyos are liberals who want open borders ignoring the threat
Asmodians are conservatives who want to build the wall.

and boy is that lore a direct copy paste from ancient Greek mythology with gods, titans and humans? But then again the whole game is full of Greek names and terms.

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20 hours ago, Arhangelos-KT said:

But then again the whole game is full of Greek names and terms.

Only Elyos NPCs. Such as flight instructor Daedalus xD. Asmo NPC names were Norse and Slavic. And Balaur bosses' names were Indian (Lakshmi, Saraswati etc). And that's in old Aion anyway. Now they seem to name all NPCs by letting a cat walk on keyboard.

@Isabeau-DN IMO Aion's  main plot/-s weren't as interesting as the little side stories, normal quests and quest chains, backstories of instances etc. Writing used to be so intricate then, not only the dialogues, but also all the puns and clever quest titles and even mob skill names. 

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22 hours ago, Arhangelos-KT said:

It was the Elyos lords' fault for allowing Balaur to get into the place, because they were naive to believe that they really wanted piece while the Balaur wanted to get in as a trojan and then attack form inside which is what happened.
The Asmodian lords didn't believe in them and they didn't want to let them in. Eventually what the Asmodian side lords said, was correct, but the elyos side accused them that because they didn't believe in the truce, they insulted the balaur and this is what caused the balaur to attack, while the Asmodian side were like "hey you do not open the gate to our enemy hoping they will act good and see what you did now"... or something like that.

Of course Elyos and Asmodian didn't exist back then, but I am referring to the lords that later were being worshiped by Elyos and Asmodians.

In short:
Elyos are liberals who want open borders ignoring the threat
Asmodians are conservatives who want to build the wall.

and boy is that lore a direct copy paste from ancient Greek mythology with gods, titans and humans? But then again the whole game is full of Greek names and terms.

Sorry but this sound like Donald Trump's speech o_o

This is why US having trade war with China.

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On 26/5/2019 at 1:59 PM, Afterglow-KT said:

Only Elyos NPCs. Such as flight instructor Daedalus xD. Asmo NPC names were Norse and Slavic. And Balaur bosses' names were Indian (Lakshmi, Saraswati etc). And that's in old Aion anyway. Now they seem to name all NPCs by letting a cat walk on keyboard.

@Isabeau-DN IMO Aion's  main plot/-s weren't as interesting as the little side stories, normal quests and quest chains, backstories of instances etc. Writing used to be so intricate then, not only the dialogues, but also all the puns and clever quest titles and even mob skill names. 

VDHKWgy.png

 

Yes the elyos side is full of Greek names but I was referring to the main names:
Ασμοδαίος (Asmodeos) is a daemon in Greek.
Pandaimonium = Παν + Δαίμονας (Pan + daemon), indirectly we use this to describe a disaster.

And of course Αιών (aion) pronounced as Eh-on (in Greek) means "Age-Century-Eternity"

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On 5/25/2019 at 9:35 AM, Arhangelos-KT said:

It was the Elyos lords' fault for allowing Balaur to get into the place, because they were naive to believe that they really wanted piece while the Balaur wanted to get in as a trojan and then attack form inside which is what happened.
The Asmodian lords didn't believe in them and they didn't want to let them in. Eventually what the Asmodian side lords said, was correct, but the elyos side accused them that because they didn't believe in the truce, they insulted the balaur and this is what caused the balaur to attack, while the Asmodian side were like "hey you do not open the gate to our enemy hoping they will act good and see what you did now"... or something like that.

Of course Elyos and Asmodian didn't exist back then, but I am referring to the lords that later were being worshiped by Elyos and Asmodians.

In short:
Elyos are liberals who want open borders ignoring the threat
Asmodians are conservatives who want to build the wall.

and boy is that lore a direct copy paste from ancient Greek mythology with gods, titans and humans? But then again the whole game is full of Greek names and terms.

This is what we were lead to believe but in Archives of Eternity books it was shown that none of this about the Elyos or Asmodians was true. Neither side wanted peace with the Balaur, it came down to Israphel plan to kill the Balaur and whether to go with his plan or not ( though we already knew since 3.0 he just wanted to the sole leader, and we find out in AoE he was going to kill all the Lords both Balaur and the Asmodian/Elyos.). The Elyos want to go with the plan where the Asmodians did not. Both sides blamed each other for the plan failing but the real anger and hatred was shown towards you the 13th Lord, again this was shown in the books in AoE. They made sure to delete everything about you from history as if you never existed.  The Forgotten Nameless Hero in the Sanctum Library being a Child's Poem is actually about you and one of the few things that hinted at your existence. The Asmodian version actually speaks of Beritra as the Dragon Lord who corrupted your heart which lead you to the foolish decision that caused the Cataclysm.

This possibly is what lead to the propaganda of Elyos wanting peace with the Balaur and the Asmodians wanting to continue war to hide the real truth and  to be able to continue to place blame on each other for the real failure of the plan.

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