The Lore Of Man/Dark

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    The Lore Of Man/Dark

    Post by Undiscovery on Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:55 pm

    *May contain spoilers.*

    I finally get it. A most philosophical piece of Lore. The Lore of Man.
    I was reading through lore on Man/Dark/Humanities and drew these conclusions.

    So you have the Light ending where you rekindle the first flame and prolong the Age of Fire/Gods, keeping them in power. Then you find out Kingseeker Frampt and Gwyndolin have pulled the wool over your eyes to do the Gods bidding. Now you have the Dark ending, where you extinguish the first flame, and usher in the Age of Dark/Man. So which ending is 'good'? Well everyone's already figured out that neither ending is 'good' but most people don't know why or really get it. We've seen in Oolacile what the Dark will do to man, and with perfect sense. 

    Humans are the bequeathed manifestation of the Dark Soul, and Dark is inherently destructive even to itself as described by Dark Fog; "Although Dark Fog is, in theory relatively close to humanity it also happens to be a terrible poison for humans. Perhaps to reflect man's cruelty against his own." Dark caters only to itself, this is human nature, what the Gods fear.


     Man/Dark is the only power able to defeat the Gods/Light, and will inevitably destroy even itself. So what choice is right? What will benefit man? Man only has one choice; destruction. "The will feels envy, or perhaps love, and despite the inevitable trite and tragic ending, the will sees no alternative, and is driven madly towards its target..."--Pursuers


     Darkstalker Kaathe knew and understood this, that Mankind was not a wielder of fate but a weapon. And so Man is used to overthrow the Gods and bring power back to the Serpants, leaving man to it's self-destructive fate... "Perhaps a human soul is closer to matter in its humanity."--Dark Orb/Bead 


    From Soft was very poetic and philosophical with how they tied in the human identity to this game. We don't have power, we've never had power, we will never acquire power, we ARE power. A weapon. And our fleeting will gives us the illusion of purpose, and without the illusion of purpose, we go hollow; our true form. Powerless Pygmy's of Pure Dark and no mind of our own to call sane...
    "If the soul is the source of all life, then what distinguishes the humanity we hold within ourselves?"


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