Friday, November 14, 2008

Recreating the Color Wheel 5: M'arrillians

I know this is long overdue, but I wanted to make sure I had enough to write about before I started this :).

We all know who the M'arrillians are fairly weak jelly fish-like creatures, except for their strong mental abilities. So it is obvious that they are strong in the Water element, and, on average, they have high wisdom.

Before, I said that no tribe is inherently "evil". Well now I take it back. Evil is something that is determined by the majority of a group. With each tribe, everyone has a different definition on what is evil. All of the tribes share the common enemy of the M'arrillians.

I don't feel that the M'arrillians want to accomplish an evil goal, but the way they want to solve their problems is in, as the tribes believe, a completely unacceptable way. M'arrillian chieftains (I specify chieftains because they have hinted towards more subtypes of M'arrillians other than the Fluidmorphers) literally take a creature, and forces them to obey no matter what. We don't know if they also wipe away the creature's memories, or if the creature is conscious and is aware of everything that the M'arrillians are forcing it to do.

There is one Minion that I really think should be pointed out, and that is Tartarek.

Read his ability, and tell me if you can notice something odd about him. When he is a pure Overworld creature, he has the stat gaining ability which is one of the Overworld trademarks. Then he has the ability to destroy Chieftains, which is a very power ability. Now here is the weird part: as a minion, but he keeps his ability to destroy Chieftains. While he is being controled by a M'arrillian, he retains his ability to destroy other M'arrillians.

Why would a brainwashed creature keep his abilities in the first place, much less an ability that is dangerous to the M'arrillians? No other creature can keep its regular abilities, except Tartarek. The only thing that is special about Tartarek compared to the other minions is his incredibly high wisdom and courage. I believe that it is linked to his wisdom. It is possible that he has enough mental power to resist the psionic abilities of the M'arrillians, in fact there isn't a single M'arrillian with more Wisdom than Tartarek.


I hoped that you enjoyed my final (?) installation of the Color Wheel

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although Rath'Tab has just as much Wisdom. Tartarek was made too strong, he's even stronger then Maxxor, which has to mean that they're going to remake him to be stronger then Tartarek, which means he'll so strong it'll be scary.

Occasus said...

Lol, they might remake maxxor, but only time will tell :).

I know that Rath'Tabb has just as much wisdom, but it isn't as dramatic if I say it ;).

Scott M Davis said...

Letting Tartarek keep his regular ability, while brainwashed, is so you can use him in a M'arrilian deck against other M'arrilian decks.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Tartarek is simply pretending to be a part of the M'arrillian's Minions, hence maintaining his true power. With such courage and Wisdom you'd think he'd be a great choice to send in.

Anonymous said...

One thing you might want to edit is that you said the Marillians have "inept" mental abilities. Inept means that they have bad mental powers, you must have meant to say "adept".

Anonymous said...

You also said that Tartarek has a very power ability, which I believe you meant as powerful.

Anonymous said...

Continuing the thought of Anonymous 2, maybe by sending a creature capable of resisting the influence of the M'arrillians who also has the ability to destroy them is a plot to perhaps take out their strongest leaders or something.

Anonymous said...

Here's another thought as to why he has the same abilities as a Minion and not, there wasn't enough room to write another actual ability.

Occasus said...

Scott, I was talking from a purely flavor perspective on Tartarek, I understand the purpose of him in the game, but the Color Wheel is meant to give the idea of the story behind the game and what motivates each tribe.

Occasus said...

Oh, and thanks for the spell checks :).

Scott M Davis said...

O, I am a complete and utter newb to Chaotic, so sorry. But in that vein, it may look he might be a double agent as posted by Anon.

Occasus said...

Lol, it is entirely possible :).

Heptad14 said...

Nice Occasus I never notice Tartarek's special ability until now.... and I saw you in the podcast you were great
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Anonymous said...

i dont think the m'arraillins are evil evil is in the eye of the beholder from a m'arrillain point of very they are good and the others are evil michaelnono

Anonymous said...

Maybe their is tension among the chieftains as it is only their nature to overwhelm one another to claim glory, friend or foe...