- Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:07 pm
Miquella being Torrent's former master could have some lore-shattering, no just straight up plot-shattering implications. It might mean he worked together with Ranni, who orchestrated the death of his "dear brother," and maybe Melina as well. This would be something basically no one had speculated.
Did Miquella plan everything that transpired? Were we doing his bidding all along? Did he see Ranni as the only one capable of removing Outer Gods from the Lands Between? Was that why Malenia fought Radahn? What the hell is even going on in this game's story?
I guess we'll eventually find out. since I expect this expansion to be much more like Old Hunters than Ashes of Ariandel/The Ringed City, where it ties up remaining plot threads rather than introduce something completely new. By the same token, I also expect that we'll find out more about the first wave of Tarnished that returned to the Lands Between, like Vagram, Tragoth or Istvan.
Some really exciting stuff. And I think we'll have a lot of revelations that not many people expect. "Shadow of the Erdtree" certainly is mysterious enough of a title to warrant that hope, it sounds like something very insidious was hidden from us all along.