Some questions after finishing SoA and starting ToB [SPOILERS]

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Some questions after finishing SoA and starting ToB [SPOILERS]

Postby pooiyx » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:50 am

Hi. After a long time since I last played BG2, I've completed SoA again and just started ToB (I'm inside the pocket plane in ToB now), and I have a few questions on my mind now regarding the story/lore:

1. Who are the 7 hooded figures in the 2nd half of the ending cinematic (from 1m11s onwards)?

Who is the "fool" they speak of, and why do they say the player ("spawn of Bhaal") is doomed?

2. Is the pocket plane in ToB the same area as the last part of Chapter 7 in SoA?
It is said that your belief has shaped what that sub-plane is like, that's why they look slightly different but still similar (each has 5 paths to "challenges/tests" for example).

Also, the sub-plane at the end of SoA is said to be the Nine Hells (Baator), but when you're in your pocket plane at the start of ToB, it is said that it is Bhaal's former realm which is part of the Abyss instead.
So, is there some discrepancy here of where the Lord of Murder is supposed to be from (the Lawful Evil or the Chaotic Evil plane)?

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Postby galraen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:51 am

I don't know the answer to 1, the "fool" is presumably the protagonist as the devs assumed the player would be playing a goody two-shoes who is rejecting the power he could have. They think you're doomed because they think the adversities awaiting you will overwhelm you because you are presumed to have rejected your heritage.

2. No

3. Complete discrepancy, someone didn't do their homework.
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Postby Thrifalas » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:22 pm

The movie with the hooded figures you're referring to is not considered canon. It was a teaser trailer sort of thingie that they then disregarded when they made Throne of Bhaal.