Looking to buy the Plans for the Cain's Fate set on PC, US realm.
Battletag: ilmyrn #1727
- 1/15/2014 10:39:12 PM Posted in: US Servers Trading
9/11/2013 4:25:40 PM
Malthael's the Reaper of Souls. Why is he interested in souls? Why is grain reaped? To harvest it, to use it, and to preserve it from weather that would destroy the grain.Posted in: Lore & Storyline
So here's an idea. Maybe Malthael is trying to SAVE humanity/Nephilim. The Eternal Conflict seems to be in its end stages. The Prime and Lesser Evils are destroyed, or at least contained, the demonic forces in Sanctuary have been routed and destroyed, and the Burning Hells are ripe for a final invasion by Heaven's forces (And hey, what do you know? We'll be going to the Pandemonium Fortress, whcih is Heaven's deepest bastion in the Hells,a nd the jumping-off point for their previous incursions into the Hells.).
So perhaps Malthael forsees the angels and the remaining demons destroying themselves in one last enormous war, one that will rage across not only the Heavens and hells, but across Sanctuary, as the prophecy of the End Times fortells. Knowing this, he's decided that the forces of Heaven and Hell are a lost cause. They're going to play out their pearts according to their natures to the bitter end, and if that means bringing Creation down in ruins around them, so be it. But if Malthael can harvest the souls of Humanity, he can shelter them from the End Times and restore them, allow them to rebuild amidst the rubble of Creation after the last angel and the last demon destory each other.
Edit: It occurs to that this also provides an excellent reasoning for Malthael letting Tyrael live in the video. Obviously he recognized Tyrael; they'd fought side by side for eons. But angels can assume the guise of mortals, as the Prophet did when he trained Eirena and her sisters. But the moment he began to take Tyrael's soul, he realized that Tyrael was human. Angels and demons in Diablo seem to lack free will: they must act according to their natures, whether for good or evil. But here was another way. A way for angels,a nd perhaps even demons, to shed those limitations and become free. Free to choose not to destroy wach other. If nothing else, it would be worth considering and observing. And meanwhile, Mathael can go on about his original plan in case Tyrael is a fluke.
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