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The Aluvian rebellion against the Olthoi is one of the core elements of the story of Asheron's Call. Over the years, the events of the Olthoi Rebellion have been retold many times, and some inconsistencies or contradictions have arisen.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
   
 
=== Beta / Release ===
 
=== Beta / Release ===
''Asheron's Call Manual'' and ''Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers'':
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The most detailed account of the Olthoi Rebellion comes from the Microsoft Games article ''Asheron's Call Historical Archive''.<ref name=MSGamesArchiveHistoricalArchive>1999/?? pre-[[Release]] - [[Microsoft Games Archive]]: [[Microsoft Games Archive/World/History/Historical Archive|Historical Archive]]</ref> While the article is too long to adequately summarize here, some of the important information from it is:
:For many years the humans lived as Olthoi slaves, but a band of rebels—led by the noblewoman Elysa Strathelar and the warrior Thorsten Cragstone—chose to fight. Aided by Asheron's Magic, they slew the Olthoi queen and won freedom, though the fight cost Thorsten his life. Now, ten years later, Elysa has vanished and Asheron's whereabouts are unknown.<ref name=ACManualTheStoryOfAC>1999/11 [[Release]] [[Asheron's Call Manual]]: [[Asheron's Call Manual/The Story of Asheron's Call|The Story of Asheron's Call]]</ref>
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* 25 years ago, portals to Dereth started to appear in Aluvia.
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* The first arrivals were killed by the Olthoi, but eventually, the Olthoi began to keep some humans as slaves. Some humans managed to escape to the surface, living fear filled nomadic lives. Eventually, Thorsten Cragstone emerged as a leader among these free people.
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* Elysa Strathelar arrived in Dereth and was captured by Olthoi. She was enslaved for months, but successfully escaped. She was pursued by Olthoi, cornered in a desert canyon, and rescued by Thorsten and his band of rebels.
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* (more to come...)
   
''The Way of Steel'':
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The Asheron's Call manual's ''The Story of Asheron's Call'' section and the Zone article ''Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers'' both contain the same brief summary of the Olthoi Rebellion:
:Even the legendary Thorsten Cragstone started out not knowing which end of a sword has the point. He learned quickly, however, or he would have met his death much sooner, and we might all still be thralls of the Olthoi.
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:''For many years the humans lived as Olthoi slaves, but a band of rebels—led by the noblewoman Elysa Strathelar and the warrior Thorsten Cragstone—chose to fight. Aided by Asheron's Magic, they slew the Olthoi queen and won freedom, though the fight cost Thorsten his life. Now, ten years later, Elysa has vanished and Asheron's whereabouts are unknown.''<ref name=ACManualTheStoryOfAC>1999/11 [[Release]] [[Asheron's Call Manual]]: [[Asheron's Call Manual/The Story of Asheron's Call|The Story of Asheron's Call]]</ref><ref name=ZoneArchiveDerethABriefHistoryForTravelers>1999/11 [[Release]] - [[Microsoft Zone Archive]]: [[Microsoft Zone Archive/Asheron's Lore/Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers|Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers]]</ref>
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Thorsten's funeral was held at [[Chapel Blackspire]], a simple outdoor church.<ref name=QRC>1999/11 [[Release]] - [[Quick Reference Card]]</ref>
   
 
== Analysis ==
 
== Analysis ==
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* [[The Days of the Olthoi]]
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* [[The Underground City]]
 
* [[Asheron's Call Manual]]:
 
* [[Asheron's Call Manual]]:
** [[Asheron's Call Manual/The Story of Asheron's Call|The Story of Asheron's Call]]
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* [[Quick Reference Card]]
** [[Asheron's Call Manual/The Way of Steel|The Way of Steel]]
 
 
* [[Lore Videos]]:
 
* [[Lore Videos]]:
 
** [[Lore Videos/Asheron's Call|Asheron's Call]]
 
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** [[Asheron's Call: Sybex Official Strategies and Secrets/A Concise History of Asheron's Call|A Concise History of Asheron's Call]]
 
** [[Asheron's Call: Sybex Official Strategies and Secrets/A Concise History of Asheron's Call|A Concise History of Asheron's Call]]
 
* [[Microsoft Games Archive]]:
 
* [[Microsoft Games Archive]]:
** [[Microsoft Games Archive/World/History/Historical Archive|Historical Archive]]
 
 
* [[Microsoft Zone Archive]]:
 
* [[Microsoft Zone Archive]]:
 
** [[Microsoft Zone Archive/Asheron's Lore/Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers|Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers]]
 
** [[Microsoft Zone Archive/Asheron's Lore/Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers|Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers]]
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* [[Stormwaltz Quotes]]:
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** [[Stormwaltz Quotes/On Empyrean Population and Its Removal]]
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Asheron's Call Era:
 
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* [[Stormwaltz Quotes/The Historical Overview]]
 
* [[Stormwaltz Quotes/The Historical Overview]]
 
* [[Stormwaltz Quotes/On the Call]]
 
* [[Stormwaltz Quotes/On the Call]]
* [[Microsoft Zone Archive/News & Events/Writing Contest Results]]
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* [[Stormwaltz Quotes/On Harlune and the Storyline]]
*: ''Elysa Strathelar, the expatriate ruler of the Aluvians in Dereth and slayer of the One Queen, was merely the daughter of a scribe.''
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* [[Stormwaltz Quotes/On Queen Elysa]]
   
 
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Revision as of 16:47, January 19, 2020

The Aluvian rebellion against the Olthoi is one of the core elements of the story of Asheron's Call. Over the years, the events of the Olthoi Rebellion have been retold many times, and some inconsistencies or contradictions have arisen.

Overview

Beta / Release

The most detailed account of the Olthoi Rebellion comes from the Microsoft Games article Asheron's Call Historical Archive.[1] While the article is too long to adequately summarize here, some of the important information from it is:

  • 25 years ago, portals to Dereth started to appear in Aluvia.
  • The first arrivals were killed by the Olthoi, but eventually, the Olthoi began to keep some humans as slaves. Some humans managed to escape to the surface, living fear filled nomadic lives. Eventually, Thorsten Cragstone emerged as a leader among these free people.
  • Elysa Strathelar arrived in Dereth and was captured by Olthoi. She was enslaved for months, but successfully escaped. She was pursued by Olthoi, cornered in a desert canyon, and rescued by Thorsten and his band of rebels.
  • (more to come...)

The Asheron's Call manual's The Story of Asheron's Call section and the Zone article Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers both contain the same brief summary of the Olthoi Rebellion:

For many years the humans lived as Olthoi slaves, but a band of rebels—led by the noblewoman Elysa Strathelar and the warrior Thorsten Cragstone—chose to fight. Aided by Asheron's Magic, they slew the Olthoi queen and won freedom, though the fight cost Thorsten his life. Now, ten years later, Elysa has vanished and Asheron's whereabouts are unknown.[2][3]

Thorsten's funeral was held at Chapel Blackspire, a simple outdoor church.[4]

Analysis

Conclusion

References

  1. 1999/?? pre-Release - Microsoft Games Archive: Historical Archive
  2. 1999/11 Release Asheron's Call Manual: The Story of Asheron's Call
  3. 1999/11 Release - Microsoft Zone Archive: Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers
  4. 1999/11 Release - Quick Reference Card

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