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Old 11-16-2018, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by ARM3481 View Post
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.
Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
Well that's the problem with retcons. Draenei never had a connection to Eredar until TBC. The same strange behaviour exists with Orcs going from Brown to Green, then Green to Red and Spiky. But then sometimes you have Green and Spiky like Gul'dan, or just Red like Grom.

I guess there's supposed to be a difference between granted Fel power and residual Fel power, but I think the easier answer is because it was all a retcon oversight.
How difficult is it really to contextualize the various mutations and other side-effects due to fel corruption, blood-curse, exposure, addiction, overdose, withdrawal, etc within a unified framework?

There are obvious parallels between elves suffering magic addiction and demons feeding on magic/life, so why hasn't there been a connection drawn in canon? All elves are clearly in some transitional state between mortal and demon due to their exposure to the Well of Eternity, since they are the only races that experience magic addiction in the first place. The orcs experienced the same thing after drinking demon blood, which was supposedly a prerequisite to them eventually becoming demons (according to some sources fel orcs are demons, which raises more questions since the criteria for being a demon includes immortality and feeding on magic/life).
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