How come npcs survive the desert storm?

You’re lucky it was Zathlings - my last Purge was a Horde of Mitra Priests and Acolytes.

Happily, most of them are now treading Crom’s Wheels of Integration and Re-orientation - I just wish . I felt like my base had somehow stumbled unwittingly into the target sights of some extreme cult of zealots #praisecrom :slight_smile:


They can survive not only Sandstorms, but also fall from high cliffs without taking any damage

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but the thing is teleportation in conan exiles has a lore explanation

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heeeeeeellll no

True… tell him that. :wink:

But actually, when you think about it every game with teleportation is part of the lore. Unless you consider the game outside of some preexisting lore and not additive thereto. :smiley:

no usually the case is games dont bother explaining fast travel. in conan exiles one of the lorestones explains exactly this


Oh… it has to be explained to be lore?

i mean yeah kinda. theres literally an in universe explanation for how we can teleport around in the form of a lorestone that mentions the bracelets we wear were also created for swift movement across the land by way of the obelisks theyre attuned to. so it shouldnt be immersion breaking


Unless it’s already canon.
Once something is enshrined as tradition, it no longer requires explanation (to this one’s eternal chagrin).
But adding something new requires connection to something existent as well as some explanation.

Having been part of community engagement for a small Star Wars event… after the rise of the mouse and expungement of canon… it can become an unholy mess.

An interesting conundrum… How would one experience such things in reality? So civilization is over and only one family survived. As the young son turned 12 even the other members of that final family succumbed. Alone, he steps out into the world and discovers what we know to be guns, hand held lasers, and automobiles. Is it required that he have foreknowledge or a magic manual explaining such things for them to fit honestly in his reality? Or, can he just assume that upon discovery, it exists and is part of his world?

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Unless you are writing a series of short stories for publication about that orphan, that’s a non sequitur.

The lived experiences of the hypothetical orphan aren’t any more material to discussions on Lore and Canon as pertaining to literature than the D&D stats of a longsword are to this one’s ability to use Fiore and Lichtenauer’s techniques to cut an assailant to gobs.

But this one will bite as they now feel memories unbidden resurfacing.

Incoming textwall, flee while thou mayest.

To create Lore or Canon for a literary system, one must first start with an Author, who will be the primary Authority. They establish what is and isn’t true in the story they tell. If that story spans numerous installations, or they choose to use the setting they created for numerous stories, the systems that are constant are the rules of that setting. That which is authored by the authority become canon. As more and more detail is added to the setting or characters, the body of lore grows.
Now, if that author allows others to collaborate, the body grows even more, if it is done with care, it all fits reasonably together. If not, you get Ysalamiri and the Yuzhaan Vong or other such head scratchers.
Regardless, still lore. Still, by ascent of the authority, canon.
Now, if the author transfers authority, it may become tricky. Did they transfer in good faith? Or was it stolen or misappropriated? If the transfer of authority is clean, the new authors hold authority and continue to build both canon and lore. If the line of succession is dubious, even if others create material for the setting or characters, it may not be regarded as lore (depending on how well it fits with the established precedent of the previous authority) and most likely will not be considered canon. It will often be given all the gravity of fanfiction.
There will be disagreement between purists and legalists on this matter.
In the event that authority is completely transfered, what is considered canon can be completely revoked (but this does imperil the loyalty of the fanbase), even rewritten. Which will create schisms. If the new authority is sagacious, they will either honour the whole of the existing body, or use great care when pruning.
But even with great care, once the story has changed authors numerous times, it is in real peril of losing it’s identity, which will further the schisms in the fandom.
This leaves us with plural and distinct collections that might be considered canon.

Now, in the case of this game, the lore is ultimately the decision of Funcom. However, they have made it clear they value the original authority above all others. Therefore it can be taken that the original REH texts are the canon and their contents are the lore. Funcom may choose to add to them, but if they don’t want to create another schism, they would do well not to contradict themselves, and they really should not remove from the body they have already acknowledged. When we as the fandom ruminate and speculate as to what is lore, we can either appeal to existing cannon, or use that cannon to interpret what we see from a body that claims to act with consistency in regards to it.

Also, you owe this one a drink or meal for dredging up the memories of a semester of Literary Law/Publication Practices and Standards, ayesh, what a banal span that was.


Right but we already established that teleportation is within the “lore” of the Conan series due to preexisting stories and descriptions. The regression was concerning an individual person who scoffs at any video game with teleportation or BGM. BGM aside, take a game like Halo, Generation Zero, or C.O.D. - what’s preventing the inclusion of a teleportation device from becoming lore simply by it’s introduction as a game mechanic? Many would claim that if you can imagine it within the context of the game-world it’s automatically potential and proper lore.

Mario never had knowledge of 4-wheeled automotion nor the ability operate such… until… he did. And then, suddenly, it became part of that world. Oh, and that drink…

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