Random Rumor Suggestions

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Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Joshua » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:56 pm

So, I was going to start a rumors thread, but I didn't have nearly enough to fill it. So... Any suggestions on here are fine. I'll sort through them and get a fuller list.


Darnell:
  • Darnell is Dworkin.
Harrune:
  • Every anthropomorphic animal in Amber hold ultimate allegiance to Harrune.
  • The creature that dragged Harrune to Amber was the Unicorn.
Oberon:
  • Oberon is a wanted criminal in several shadows.
Morgana:
  • Morgana is secretly married to Rogbar the Mighty.
  • Morgana used to be human and was transformed by a curse.
Quin:
  • Quin got into a big fight over making a pass at Anriki's mate.
  • Quin and Darnell are sorta bromancing / dating.

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Rasanam » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:18 am

Darnell:
  • Darnell is collecting souls of pretty girls; he stores them in his paintings.
  • Darnell's web of favors owed reaches even to Dworkin himself - and that's why Harrune is Ruler instead of Ossian - Ossian wouldn't have tolerated Darnell undermining his power, while Harrune owes Darnell a few favors...
  • Darnell is actually quite poor at swordplay; the few times he's faced serious opposition he's bribed his opponents to lose spectacularly.
Uncategorized:
  • Harrune, Asai, Aibne and Raven are all the result of putting ordinary animals on the Pattern. Raven represents the first success; Aibne failed so badly that he had to walk the Pattern a second time before being recognized as an Amberite.
  • Pattern (and perhaps Trump) are fueled by the souls of everyone who's died trying to walk the pattern.
  • Making a Trump image requires a part of the soul of the person it's an image of; that's why they're indestructible: the cards aren't actually physical objects.
  • Trump cards act as phylacteries - you can't kill someone unless you destroy every Trump of them, first. Corollary: Dworkin is the Unicorn (or in love with the Unicorn?), and that's why her image is on the back of every card.
  • Pattern is jut an elaborate hoax - Kokytus saw through it, and that's why he won't be allowed to recover.
Benabik:
  • Benabik has been kidnapped and ensorcelled by the sirens of Rebma; when next he turns up, he'll be dancing to Ashara's tune.
Krajk:
  • Krajk stole Kokytus' soul - that's why he was able to survive the Pattern, and why Kokytus isn't going to wake up!
  • Ashara was declared Regent as an emergency measure solely to prevent Krajk from declaring Rebma as an independent nation aligned with Chaos!
  • Krajk was allowed to walk the Pattern as a political concession to Odin.
Asai:
  • Asai will do <insert terrible fate here> if you damage a book.
  • Asai is spreading rumors of terrible things she'd do to people who damage books, simply as an academic study of how rumors spread.
  • Asai's libraries form the points of a complex arcane sigil, designed to ward her territory against other giant lemurs / teleport Amber to Hell / use our unconscious minds to store more books / make the libraries mentally accessible to everyone in Amber / paint the sky purple just for fun / paint the sky purple just to annoy Dworkin / mind control everyone in Amber - you'll need this tin foil hat to block the effect / etc.
  • Asai's libraries are just a political move to make us think we owe something to those namby-pamby fae!
  • Asai is actually just Dworkin's familiar.
  • Asai is merely the fore-runner of an invasion of giant lemurs. (Note: Asai, on finding this one, was heard to protest that she's not a lemur, giant or otherwise.)
Alys:
  • Alys is cheating on Aibne with Kizak. (Or possibly vice versa?)
  • Alys' training program is just a front to replace our loyal defenders with monstrous doppelgangers!
  • Alys is actually in love with Daq, which is the only reason he's still alive after challenging her.
  • Alys engineered Aibne's promotion to Amberite solely as a means of getting closer to Rogbar.
  • Alys engineered Aibne's promotion to Amberite solely to spite Morek and/or Galadrian.
Rasanam:
  • Is actually a deep-cover spy for Ht'gon, dedicated to destroying Tir'na Nog'th from inside!
  • Has ensorcelled Lyra, and is planning on using her to destroy Ht'gon from inside!
  • Acts like a harmless intellectual, but is merely biding his time until he can cast down Harrune and put a real elf on the throne of Tir'na Nog'th!
...I think that's enough for right this second. Will post more later.

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by misfit » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:04 pm

Quin
  • Quin was not born. Dworkin created him as a part of the Castle...or City, depending on who you ask.
Tir-Na Ng'oth
  • People who spend the day in Castle when it vanishes are replaced by changelings. That is why they are never quite the same afterwards.
  • Some members of the Court perform dark magic rituals, including sacrifices. The outcropping that overhangs the bay is to dispose of the corpses.
Harrune
  • Harrune is secretly a drug kingpin. Some of his influence comes from using drugs to control people.
  • Harrune is walking the Patterns so he can control over all of them and use that power to depose and replace Dworkin. (A few might even think that could be a good thing).
Rolf, Richard and Will
  • The three are actually a collective intellect, effective one mind in three bodies.
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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by The Raven » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:23 pm

Raven
  • The Raven can shapeshift into a Raven of ANY size, from bug-sized to godzilla-sized.
  • The Raven can shoot energy beams from his eyes.
  • Every Raven in Amber is, in fact, The Raven.
  • Anyone scratched by the Raven will turn into a raven at the next full moon.
  • The few times Raven's been in "human form" he in reality had stolen the body of one of the servents in the castle.
  • The Raven is one of Rasanam' minions, (or vice versa.) [How many unrelated talking ravens can there be?]
  • The vast majority of these rumors were purposely started by the Raven so that no one would learn the REAL TRUTH.

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Joshua » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:49 pm

Pattern Stuff:
  • Everyone in Amber is a shadow of an Amberite. If someone doesn't have an Amberite they resemble, they must be able to walk the pattern.
  • The Pattern isn't sentient. Then again, neither is Dworkin.
  • The Pattern is sentient. Clearly it's responsible for (anything that just happened, will happen, is predicted to happen, might have happened, or looked like it happened).
  • Dworkin is the Pattern. It's made form his blood. It's sentient because it's an extension of him. (Or the other way around.)
  • Trumps are baby patterns.

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Joshua » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:38 pm

The Church of the Four Castles
  • Dworkin decreed that if they didn't change their name from 'Church of Amber' he would convert. They changed their name rather than let him in.
  • (Any rumor about the Catholic church you can think of. At all. Including the demon-worshipping ones.)
  • They accept any race or individual willing to make the city better.
Father-Confessor Lane
  • I once saw him take an arrow to the chest! It bounced! Why was he being shot at? He was protecting an orc child from an angry crowd.
  • I heard he stopped a storekeeper from cutting off a boy's hand. That boy is now one of the choir-heads.
  • If you don't ask for forgiveness for your crimes, Lane favors strict and almost inhuman punishments.
  • The weird seven-pointed cross thing he wears is enchanted. It prevents Dworkin from noticing him.

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Wyvern » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:14 pm

There are a number of rumors floating around on the topic of what Alys is, and why she's in Ht'gon. Currently popular options include:
  • Some sort of were-cat. (This idea was promulgated by the Raven, though he's been careful not to back it with the force of an actual declaration.)
  • Kobold. (This rumor was started by Daq, here.)
  • Jinni / Ifrit. Obviously Kizak made some sort of wish in her presence; it will be interesting to see how she makes it backfire horribly on him.
  • A Lamia (or Lamashtu). Most commonly rumored to be of the child-eating sort... rumors that have not been at all dampened by scenes like this one.
  • Succubus, Lilitu, or even just Lilith. Demons occasionally depicted with bird feet, which explains the claw marks in her Trump image. "And yes, she's loyal to Ht'gon over the other courts, and likes Rebma the least - you can tell by her choice of who to feed on."

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Wyvern » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:35 pm

Odin:
  • Obviously he's not just a nightmare, he's Dworkin's Nightmare, come to wreak havoc. He's being received cordially only because he can't be destroyed without killing Dworkin, and at least this way we can see what he's up to.
  • And all this talk about Chaos? Yeah, that's more of the same; Dworkin created it by accident out of all the things he didn't want in Amber.
  • Did you see how he just made a new creature out of his own blood? It's pretty clear that Odin and Krajk are the same person - he just wanted to keep a baseline around so he could tell what walking the Pattern did to him.
  • As a monster himself, he clearly favors Ht'gon. See: allowing a mere goblin to go in his place for the obstacle course.

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Re: Random Rumor Suggestions

Post by Wyvern » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:43 pm

And, add one more to the list of rumors about what Alys is; particularly once word starts to spread from the recently rescued group of lizardfolk, the notion that she's a dragon will start to spread around.

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