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Dark Myr

    • 1755 posts
    December 29, 2016 2:19 PM PST

    You cannot have a mermaid without making them attractive. My wife is excited for this. But, you can let the male ones be as ugly as you want.

    • 547 posts
    December 30, 2016 4:23 PM PST

    Beefcake said:

    You cannot have a mermaid without making them attractive. My wife is excited for this. But, you can let the male ones be as ugly as you want.

    They could still be attractive with filed teeth unless your wife is really into a perfect set of whites. I probably wouldn't support their faces turning all ugly when they go into battle mode like the last Pirates of the Caribbean did (i think), though. 

    • 3973 posts
    January 1, 2017 6:22 AM PST

    BeaverBiscuit said:

    Beefcake said:

    You cannot have a mermaid without making them attractive. My wife is excited for this. But, you can let the male ones be as ugly as you want.

    They could still be attractive with filed teeth unless your wife is really into a perfect set of whites. I probably wouldn't support their faces turning all ugly when they go into battle mode like the last Pirates of the Caribbean did (i think), though. 

    I think it makes a lot of sense for the Dark Myr to have a, well, dark side. They're probably going to be an evil race - they shouldn't be perfect models. They should be a little more nefarious. If VR really wants to go the siren route, they can basically have an illusion to make them appear to be very beautiful at first glance, but after they lure someone in and go for the kill, we can see their true, ferocious faces. Razor-sharp teeth definitely included. I guess that kinda fits your description of the PotC merfolk. I think it's pretty interesting.

    • 1755 posts
    January 1, 2017 12:36 PM PST

    Hot chicks can definitely be evil. Have your never watched The CW channel?

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    February 12, 2017 12:33 PM PST

    if you go to the front page of this site..it shows a Dark Myr female,  if you use your mouse and push it across the legs...it transforms from tail to legs and back again.  So no they haven't lost their tail.  :)

    • 268 posts
    February 13, 2017 5:27 PM PST

    CanadinaXegony said:

    if you go to the front page of this site..it shows a Dark Myr female,  if you use your mouse and push it across the legs...it transforms from tail to legs and back again.  So no they haven't lost their tail.  :)

    I seem to recall from somewhere reading that they have lost the tail for sure but that image was to show what they looked like prior (and led to speculation regarding a quest to regain the tail)

    • 3106 posts
    April 4, 2017 11:44 AM PDT

    Dalinsia said:

    I'm looking at the Dark Myr race to play as well. kedge Keep in EQ 1 was my favorite place because of the underwater zone with sirens, sea horses along with the sharks and sword fish.

    Yes the lore makes it sounds like they have lost their mermaid tail. We were discussing on the Voices of Terminus Show what would be a real cool epic quest line was to get your Dark Myr tail back and would be one of the fastest swimmers in Terminus.

    I think they will rock to play and just have a cool lore back story to them.

     

    Don't think they have...part of the lore:    

    - From the Testimony of Amorthus Osir

    With her people still in harm’s keep, Syronai rushed to help the Myr, concentrating her power to transform and adapt the bodies she had created long ago. Yet mysteriously her aid was kept at bay. Sickened with grief as she watched her people perishing, the brave goddess gambled on another, more perilous chance: leveraging the essence of her immortality to recreate the Myr anew, even giving them a lung by which to breathe on land and legs with which to walk. In a brilliant moment of sacrifice, the miraculous exchange saved the Myr, transforming them forever. But as the exhausted High Mortal collapsed on the shore of Terminus, the crisis she averted wrought a fate far worse.

     

    - From the Testimony of Vethos Ravica

    In the present Frail Age, the Dark Myr are seeking to claim the old glories of Issul. They have subdued their realm of the ocean and built a glorious city in honor of Syronai. Yet beneath the surface of splendor, there is an unsettling current that runs through the deep places, where the Dark Myr have descended like the ancient leviathans they were born to destroy.  - end quote

     

    This tells me they are still ocean dwellers.   Therefore they would have both the capacity to live underwater, or to walk upon the world's lands.


    This post was edited by CanadinaXegony at April 4, 2017 11:49 AM PDT
    • 547 posts
    April 4, 2017 8:24 PM PDT

    Bazgrim said:

    BeaverBiscuit said:

    Beefcake said:

    You cannot have a mermaid without making them attractive. My wife is excited for this. But, you can let the male ones be as ugly as you want.

    They could still be attractive with filed teeth unless your wife is really into a perfect set of whites. I probably wouldn't support their faces turning all ugly when they go into battle mode like the last Pirates of the Caribbean did (i think), though. 

    I think it makes a lot of sense for the Dark Myr to have a, well, dark side. They're probably going to be an evil race - they shouldn't be perfect models. They should be a little more nefarious. If VR really wants to go the siren route, they can basically have an illusion to make them appear to be very beautiful at first glance, but after they lure someone in and go for the kill, we can see their true, ferocious faces. Razor-sharp teeth definitely included. I guess that kinda fits your description of the PotC merfolk. I think it's pretty interesting.

    It does make a lot of sense, yes, but you could say that they used to be good guys. Lacking a Godly curse (unlike the skar), the Dark Myr probably haven't had enough time to evolve any particularly evil physical features. Their current bodies were made by good gods with the best of intentions, after all. 

    • 10 posts
    March 29, 2018 9:30 PM PDT

    VERY first impression was "Oh, an alternative to Dark Elf...but, water-based. hah..."

    • 101 posts
    March 29, 2018 9:54 PM PDT

    Rawley said:

    VERY first impression was "Oh, an alternative to Dark Elf...but, water-based. hah..."

     

    Hahah yes.. I had the same impression.  I was a barbarian in EQ1, but as soon as I got DE illusion mask I was ALWAYS DE.  When guildamtes saw me as a barb, they thought I had a barb illusion on hahah.

    In pantheon im starting as the closest thing to DE.. so probably Dark Myr


    This post was edited by Defector at March 29, 2018 9:54 PM PDT
    • 15 posts
    June 16, 2018 7:33 AM PDT

    I dunno about the shifting tail bit. Might be a coding knightmare for rendering armor and such as they switch legs to tail or vice versa. It would be a cool thing, though. At this point this sounds like an iksar/DE mix.

    • 20 posts
    February 13, 2019 10:25 PM PST

    CanadinaXegony said:

    Dalinsia said:

    I'm looking at the Dark Myr race to play as well. kedge Keep in EQ 1 was my favorite place because of the underwater zone with sirens, sea horses along with the sharks and sword fish.

    Yes the lore makes it sounds like they have lost their mermaid tail. We were discussing on the Voices of Terminus Show what would be a real cool epic quest line was to get your Dark Myr tail back and would be one of the fastest swimmers in Terminus.

    I think they will rock to play and just have a cool lore back story to them.

     

    Don't think they have...part of the lore:    

    - From the Testimony of Amorthus Osir

    With her people still in harm’s keep, Syronai rushed to help the Myr, concentrating her power to transform and adapt the bodies she had created long ago. Yet mysteriously her aid was kept at bay. Sickened with grief as she watched her people perishing, the brave goddess gambled on another, more perilous chance: leveraging the essence of her immortality to recreate the Myr anew, even giving them a lung by which to breathe on land and legs with which to walk. In a brilliant moment of sacrifice, the miraculous exchange saved the Myr, transforming them forever. But as the exhausted High Mortal collapsed on the shore of Terminus, the crisis she averted wrought a fate far worse.

     

    - From the Testimony of Vethos Ravica

    In the present Frail Age, the Dark Myr are seeking to claim the old glories of Issul. They have subdued their realm of the ocean and built a glorious city in honor of Syronai. Yet beneath the surface of splendor, there is an unsettling current that runs through the deep places, where the Dark Myr have descended like the ancient leviathans they were born to destroy.  - end quote

     

    This tells me they are still ocean dwellers.   Therefore they would have both the capacity to live underwater, or to walk upon the world's lands.

     

     

    All very interesting and hard to know for sure of course.

    I saw it as the Dark Myr being humanoid now (no tail) , for when Syronai gave the Dark Myr a lung and legs, she must have used the humanoid races as a template, but the text that says the Nythirian Gaurd were holding Tridents suggests the original Dark Myr form had arms and may be half human/fish to begin with. With such rich ancenstry from the oceans, they still having a close affinity to water, namely oceans, and possibly revere them, but now only able to breathe the composition of Terminus' atmosphere.  Of course still a skilled water people and strong swimmers. 

    That last sentance where it says they subdued the oceans, so the City is I assume is in the ocean but contains pockets of air.  

    Maybe they are beautiful because they were created in the High Lady Syronai, a slefless and kind godess, so the females would be beautiful and proably the alpha sex, the men perhaps the same or more brutish and closer resembling the ocean dwelling Dark Myr warriors of old.

    • 129 posts
    February 14, 2019 9:01 PM PST

    The real question is, where is the shaman class for the Dark Myr!?!

    • 20 posts
    February 14, 2019 10:20 PM PST

    Dark Myr Paladin woulda been cool, like a holy Knight of Syronai.

     

    But apparently all Dark Myr are evil aligned and Paladins usually only get to be good.

    • 1 posts
    February 15, 2019 12:29 AM PST

    Do we know what the devs views on outfits are? It seems like Dark Myr will have more of a sex appeal compared to other races, based on the concept art they provided. Evil and sexy would be my go to :D

    • 3973 posts
    February 15, 2019 4:22 PM PST

    Tezlia said:

    Do we know what the devs views on outfits are? It seems like Dark Myr will have more of a sex appeal compared to other races, based on the concept art they provided. Evil and sexy would be my go to :D

    From the FAQ:

    "4.4 Will the female character models be as attractive as depicted in the races section?

    We sure hope so. The female playable characters in Pantheon brings up an important point: they will be very attractive, heroic in appearance, a persona anyone could look up to; but they will not be overly sexualized. We want all players to be proud of their character and their appearance."