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Old 11-15-2018, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by BoxCrayonTales View Post
I never understood the concept of the broken and lost ones. If they were the result of demonic mutation, why did the eredar not suffer the exact same effect?
It's not been officially stated, but my personal theory is that it's because the Broken of Outland were specifically created by the Red Mist, which was in effect delivered via a fel-corrupted variant of the Curse of Sethe-based Red Pox.

Argus' Broken produced by straight fel corruption seem to still be tall, upright and clear-minded as a whole, while the stooped posture, more warped proportions and mental decline that leads to some of Outland's Broken eventually becoming Lost Ones seems rather in keeping with the particular physical deformities and gibbering madness that appear among many of the arakkoa who've been afflicted by the Curse of Sethe.

So in effect the Lost Ones could maybe be examples of the Curse of Sethe manifesting more fully, as a semi-parallel to those cursed arakkoa who ended up driven too mad and violent by exposure to Sethe's blood to join one of the three arakkoa groups gathering recruits from the pools.

It's perhaps notable that some of the Lost Ones even ended up worshiping ravens, a potentially interesting development when one considers the semi-deranged Ravenspeakers in AU Draenor and the arakkoa raven cult in Outland. Perhaps the Curse of Sethe aspect of their corruption caused specifically Outland's Broken, like the cursed arakkoa, to cleave toward the void and in some cases through it, toward Anzu.
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