Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

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Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

Post by Havard » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:39 pm

I just had a revelation!

1. The deity behind the Temple of the Frog created the Sar Aigu (DoCBM)
2. The Sar Aigu first explored the coastal rocks on which Blackmoor would later be built
3. The Sar Aigu were then driven away into the sea after having performed some ritual that went wrong(?)
4. The Mage Wars resulted in vast amounts of magical energy being released in the Blackmoor region
5. Some time after the Mage Wars the Egg of Coot rose from the Black Sea, flooding the lands.

--> Could the Sar Aigu have found something underground in the Blackmoor Dungeons that they brought with them into the Black Sea? Something that when the magical refuse from the Mage Wars was released, they were able to awaken?

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Re: Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

Post by ripvanwormer » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:21 pm

Oh, the Sar Aigu awakened the Egg of Coot? That sounds plausible.

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Re: Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

Post by Havard » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:14 pm

ripvanwormer wrote:Oh, the Sar Aigu awakened the Egg of Coot? That sounds plausible.
Yep. Or they kept it safe untill the magic of the Mage Wars awakened it. The Egg is known for its appetite for hunger, so that is only fitting. The main thing with this theory is that the Egg is somehow connected to the Blackmoor Dungeons. Perhaps that is why the Sar Aigu were drawn there in the first place.

My less canonical idea is that the Sar Aigu were driven from their site of worship (later Blackmoor Castle) by an Old One, who left behind a Blackball on the deepest layer of the Blackmoor Dungeon. Perhaps the Old One was there to destroy the Egg of Coot before it was awakened, but that the Sar Aigu managed to steal it away when they were fleeing?

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Re: Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

Post by Yaztromo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:49 pm

...or potentially the Egg of the Coot is a relic left behind by that Old One...
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Re: Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

Post by ripvanwormer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:03 pm

Or the ritual was intended to transform one of the Sar Aigu (or some entity they revered, not necessarily of their race) into the Egg of Coot, but as it was unfinished the creature was left to incubate, unconscious, beneath the sea until the Mage Wars awakened it and allowed it to complete(?) its transformation. The Egg of Coot is said to feed on magical energy; what if its transformation isn't yet complete? What if it continues to gather magic in order to transform itself further? What would its next stage look like, once the Egg begins to hatch?

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Re: Egg of Coot and the Sar Aigu

Post by Yaztromo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:05 pm

Sounds like a great idea to me!
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