Let's talk essence

What do you think about Essence and the extense if it's powers? I'm sure you know of Folding and what powers it can grant to the ones who uses it with respect. We know of the Presence and how it uses Essence to literally "be". But what makes essence to such a powerful mineral? It has to have more properties than just granting users Folding and such, in the Tower of Adal we see it underneath the big bridges and all over the place, so does it grant objects certain magical powers? What do you think?

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  • I think of it a lot like the philosopher stone from full metal alchemist but the Adalians mined and had an abundance but I have a feeling it was ill gotten thru some deprivitive means prolly like how did adal get so much of it to the point when you have pots overflowing in the streets of essence
  • Well the city of Raslan was built around the Essence Mine and that's why it's so "rich". Gold ornaments, different quarters and districts, the insanely huge library and the royal family shows that this was a very big city and it influenced alot of tribes and cultures lying around Adal. But why so much of it? Why use it in the library as a sort of decoration and why have it in the Tower where Lost Prospects now seek as much Essence as possible. Why is it underneath the stonebridges floating in midair. It doesn't look like the mine itself since for one, it's in the big big Tower and two, the Royal quarters are just up ahead past the bridges and stairs. I don't think that rich and wealthy families would like to live near a mine, even if the mine contained Essence.
    But what do I know?
  • They worshipped the essence
    Everything seems to be made up of essence when you fall in battle you dematerilze into essence then dissipate then you rematerilze as essence back into your character
  • So much is a mystery
  • But do you think that the being at the mountain top is anlek the god that the adalians worshiped
  • I've always seen essence like the ring in lord of the rings. Be near it to much and it corrupts you and turns you into a greedy smeagol ?
  • The being is what I consider to be a spirit made ”real” and it uses Essence and Folding to maintsin it’s physical form.
    When you ”die” the spirit uses it’s connection to your mask and Folding to get you back into the world.
    Folding is when you bend space and time to for example teleport yourself to somewhere (after you get defeated). It can also be used to pull items trough the Fold (wich is another dimension, check the Loot Box Coins for more info about it) and allows it user to also pull weapons in and out of reality ( would also explain how you dematerialize your sword when you pull it back). Folding also allows the user to use telekinetic powers, therefore we have Abilities.
    Altough that’s my theory, it explains alot and makes sense.
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    Yes Dante that would make sense. Only the strongest individuals would be able to withstand this corruption.
  • I don’t think it’s Anlek y0shi. If Anlek is known for being the Eye God then why doesn’t the spirit have some sort of eye? (Btw eyes can be found all over the Tower and on Anleks Mask) It could be possible but the evidence is lacking.
  • But isn't it the guides that commune with the being and also they preach the law of anlek and train absolvers to protect the law of anlek and the being lacking eyes still seems to be connected to everything like you said when you die thru it's connections thru the absolver s and their mask the being still seems to have its eye on everything or still watch over adal
  • Do you think the guides have then found a new God if the being at the top of the mountain isn't Anlek or someone they believe to be anlek
  • Just want to add that I know about Tension Arts and how it's explained that Tension is what Absolver and Prospects use to pull out weapons and unleash different powers. But I strongly believe that Essence is involved with the Tension Arts
  • But isn't it the guides that commune with the being and also they preach the law of anlek and train absolvers to protect the law of anlek and the being lacking eyes still seems to be connected to everything like you said when you die thru it's connections thru the absolver s and their mask the being still seems to have its eye on everything or still watch over adal

    We don't really know what Absolvers are meant to do. It's very unclear since they never tell you. Some Absolver robes says that they traveled to foreign lands to spread the religion (probably about Anlek) and some people say that Absolvers are being used by the Guides to help them carry out their beliefs.
    We just know that we will be called back by the Guides someday to do...well they never say, we just need to be prepared.
    About the being...well that's a hard one. There's no real facts about it wich means that theories are all we've got. I think the being is trapped at Towerpoint, why I believe this I don't know but why wouldn't it just float off? I doesn't have to help the Guides at all with anything, it's not gaining anything from it (from what it seems like).
    I don't know alot, so I can't answer that last bit. We'll just have to wait and see...
  • Do you think the guides have then found a new God if the being at the top of the mountain isn't Anlek or someone they believe to be anlek

    I don't think it's a god, nor Anlek. The Mask of Anlek was made off of how the god looked like, or how people tought he looked like. I still strongly believe that if Anlek was ever to be revealed and showed off then they would use that mask. Maybe the being at Towerpoint is Anlek and he's lost power after The Fall, wich resulted in him following the Guides to Towerpoint so that he can recharge his powers and in the meantime use Prospects and Absolvers to defend "his" city and "his" land.
    We don't know, but I do not think it's a new god. I also don't think the Guides are mistaking this spirit for being Anlek, they're wiser than that (Folding and such). It's a hard nut to crack, so to say.
  • Yeah that's exactly where I was going with it I think it is ankle and he lost power not before the fall but because he made the fall happen using so much power caused he to de power and only pass along his power hence the absolvers but this is all speculation and the look of him if he is a god a god can make itself look like anything especially one who is the god of the guides who are masters of folding I think he can take on any form he wanted and the duties of an absolver for now I do think is to guard Adal spread the law of anlek so when his power is restored something big might happen

    As for why anlek would Cause the fall simeon says it himself the people of Adal became pagans he never specified whether they found new gods for they began to just live lavish lifestyles that led to them abandoning the law of anlek but when you read disricptions of other items you do see there are other gods that come to the adal empire from other places
  • More theories anyone
  • I think that the spectral being at the beginning of the game is Anlek, even though we're never told, mostly for the fact that he literally enchanted the first mask you have and when you put it on you saw everything as if it looked like it was made of essence. Now, What someone proposed was that it couldn't be anlek because anlek is represented by eyes and stuff, especially in the tower area, and that's true, but... we know one of the powers of the fold is to materialize and dematerialize things at will, whose to say that Anlek didn't just materialize himself a body for when he visited the guides for the first time before the collapse.
    But, now that I wrote that, I just thought of another theory, what if Anlek was human? A human that studied the arts of folding and incantations, and was so powerful that he was capable of turning himself into pure essence? We don't really know the limits of essence so we don't know if it is possible or anything, but we do know that it can resurrect someone after death, but what if it could prevent someone from ever achieving death?
    Any other thoughts?
  • edited April 7
    Has anyone taken time to stop and look at the mural in the top of the Tower?
    It seems to me that it is related to the discovery of the essence.
  • I agree with that I believe anlek was once human but definetly became something greater when he gained enough prowess with essence that he literally just became a body of essence and started to teach his ways to ones he felt that were worthy
  • Quixote said:

    Has anyone taken time to stop and look at the mural in the top of the Tower?
    It seems to me that it is related to the discovery of the essence.

    good job for pointing that out, i ran past it so often i completely forgot it was there, but what I think that mural is trying to show is the adalian dependence towards essence, since the capital of adal was literally built on top of a mine full of essence, and they used their power of essence to conquer most of the world.
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