I wasn't sure should I start a new thread or rez an older thread. The thing with old threads sometimes you have like 5 or 6 discussions going on and I just didn't want to add one more cluttering up that thread.
Anyway as you may have seen this in one other thread, I didn't want to threadjack so that's the reason I opened a new thread. If I should have done something different, do let me know.
Anyway, check this out...
Here's a transcript just in case:
Old Ascalon Spirit:These spirits are at peace because of you. They gave their lives protecting the Wall.
Old Ascalon Spirit:The story of our destruction was foretold long ago. Our names might as well have been written in the Flameseeker Prophecies.
Old Ascalon Spirit:Heed the words of the prophet. The sons of Ascalon must not die in vain.
Ok, what does this mean? When I first came across those spirits I assumed those were soldiers who died long time ago in wars against the Charr but now my impression is more of that they died during the Searing due to the reference to the Prophecies. Look at line 1 and line 2. They protected the Wall during the Searing which was the 'destruction' mentioned. Why did they say that part about their names might as well be mentioned in the Prophecies? That's where my reasoning came from.
Line 3 saidsuggests that the Ascalons knew of the Prophecies.Heed the words of the prophet
So? you may think to yourself... to have the knowledge of those prophecies, they must had some kind of connection to Glint either directly or indirectly. If they didn't have some kind of connection to Glint, they would have never heard of the prophecies.
It could be like this...
Glint appeared before Ascalon religious leaders centuries ago and handed the Prophecies to them.
See that thread on the connection between Ascalon and the Desert. If this is the case, it'd support the notion that Ascalons had direct connection to the Desert.
Also in Ascalon you can find pillars with carvings of dragons which could be from some distant ancient collective memory of Glint and the time she interacted more directly with them.
1. Due to trading with Elonians or Margorites or whoever (either directly or via a third party) the Ascalons learned of the Prophecies.
Why would the Ascalons adopt a foreign prophecy? It'd be akin to 'modern' Ascalons suddenly converting to the worshipping of the Unseen Gods in Pre-Searing.
2. During the early days of ancient [pseudo]Ascalon civilization they warred with the Forgotten and came across the Prophecies
This is even less likely in my opinion. Adopting a prophecy of a race not even human-like. Heck, centaurs look more similar to Ascalons than the Forgotten does.
I realize I'm speculating big time here but I thought it'd be an interesting discussion. Perhaps as the other thread 'Flameseeker Prophecies' expand, we will find some more information.