by Victor Stillwater
I was going to put off writing this, but since the downtime appears to have been extended for some reason, I decided to just let my thoughts out now.
You see, I’m trying to figure out whether or not the Sarnak that I know of are a truly evil, despicable race or simply a morally gray sort of race in the greater scheme of things. As it stands, I’m leaning towards the idea that a variety of circumstances have made the Sarnak of Timorous Deep both savage and honorable in varying percentages.
From what I understand of the Timorous Deep storyline so far (including what quests they added as a result of patches or Sentinel’s Fate… not entirely sure which), their race has only been what it is currently for the last 100 years or so, making them fairly new denizens to the world of Norrath. In addition, they’ve had a long-standing war with the Haoaeran Aviaks, which grows deadlier with each passing day.
Your character is there to destabilize the Haoaeran war effort by culling their forces of manpower and resources. You’re also there to participate in missions that may have ensured the death of both the Aviaks on Timorous Deep and the Mountain Throms, and were it not for the wisdom of a few individuals, that would have pushed through entirely.
You see, even among the Sarnak are those who would desire some semblance of peace. One faction of people in the city of Gorowyn want to stop the war by forging a truce or a peace treaty with the aviaks, which is actually somewhat lopsided, as they wish to subjugate the Aviaks instead of driving the birdmen into extinction. The other faction? Well… they just want to kill anything with wings at this point.
I was a part of both the war effort as well as the peace effort, as I killed a few hundred aviaks myself, but also acted as a messenger between the subjugation faction of Sarnaks and the peaceful faction of Haoaerans. Alas, the representatives who made up the majority of the Haoaeran body wanted to continue the fighting because they would not allow themselves to be subjugated by the Sarnaks of Gorowyn.
After trying to establish peace, I also managed to taint their food supply, corrupt their unborn who exist as eggs, and essentially ALMOST effected the mass slaughter of the Haoaeran people. (As a subset of this plan, I was asked by Mountain Throms to steal Haoaeran food and eggs so they’d have food, which meant potentially poisoning them as well).
The only thing that kept the plan from continuing was a higher-up’s orders to cease the activation of the magical poison.
I’m about to find out why I’m supposed to stop, and I hope the reasoning behind it is somewhat moral, where by moral, I mean, “”The Extermination of an Entire Race is Bad.”
I guess I’ll find out when the servers come back up.