Post:The Death of Maelshyve - 05/29/2019 - 09:26
|The Death of Maelshyve · on 05/29/2019 09:26||1650|
| Well! Now that that is all over, and Droughtman's has had a chance to run, I wanted to post about the event.
Some background -
Maelshyve began to regroup, and as she was courted by some and challenged by others, Osven returned with news that through collaboration with other magical scholars, and through study of Ciriasa's remains, he had improved upon the designs of the vials, and created a device which he believed was capable of harming Maelshyve and forcing her out of the Plane of Abiding.
Osven began to recruit people to his cause. Maelshyve began to once again reach for a foothold in the Plane of Abiding.
The device was revealed to actually be a pair, and they are handed off to adventurers who lead two parties, one heading into Maelshyve's Fortress and the other to the Abyssal Seed. Once implanted, both devices require a large effort to activate, and adventurers quite impressively finish the task in relatively short order. The devices activate, and tunnel into the Soul of Maelshyve, eventually finding their way to the core of her psyche, her purpose.
At their final activation, the devices begin to do their work, and Maelshyve reaches out with one last effort to destroy them, trapping every one present in her domain. At the zero hour, Osven sacrifices himself, using his own life force to force Maelshyve back and empower the devices, which shackles and reduces her. This open a final area, the Pith, in which the last of her dying essence can be battled in the form of ur-maeldryths.
... Whew! So what does this mean?
Take it all in - yes, Maelshyve is "dead", and you helped it happen!
Sort of. You see, death as it turns out is a somewhat nebulous concept for beings of Maelshyve's magnitude. Yes, she is for all intents and purposes dead, but given what she was, her death will take some time. The remnants of her influence will recede, likely slowly. The ur-maeldryths are an automatic response to her defeat, a sort of fail safe state securing her essence against the encroaching forces of the Plane of Exile as her long death rattle continues.
What is left of Maelshyve can no longer touch the Plane of Abiding. Her minions will remain, for now. The ur-maeldryth are most certainly demonic, and their demonbones and scales are safe to handle, indeed, regarded as heroic trophies even by the Temple's strict eye. While wandering her Soul, and especially in the Pith, you may notice some strange(r) things, things lurking, waiting, things that no longer fear Maelshyve and have been waiting for a very long time.
Some housekeeping stuff -
Finally, a moment of silence for Osven, a man with dirty boots, calloused palms and a brilliant mind, long may his arrogance and accomplishments be remembered. And Maelshyve, Demon Goddess of the Void, Nameless Evil of Zaulfung, Challenger of Urrem'tier, She-Who-Would-Be-Queen. Her flight across the cosmos has ended, and Her reign of terror concluded. While it is sad to see Her no longer capable of horrifying Elanthians, we hope... ahem... Never mind.
|This message was originally posted in Events and Happenings in DragonRealms' Elanthia/Paid Events / Quests, by DR-KOROR on the play.net forums.|