Although I havn't played M3 yet, I'm up to some new stuff, From M3 i'm basing only on this: Mjarrin is the head, Mjarrin was with the Light during the age of reason.
I'm still wondering where The Watcher came from, WHEN was he with the light, if at all, and about his true name.
I have no doubt it's Bah'lal BUT: (passage from TFL, silvermines)
" ...They hope to use the Watcher's arm against him, if we find it. Rather like knowing his true name, only better. Again, I don't pretend to understand..."
Than there must be an important secret regarding The Watcher's identity. But knowing that he's Bah'lal doesnt help a lot, it emphisizes that he was "The first Human Necromancer". Because of the tharall flavor text saying Bah'lal searched (and found) the dream of unlife.
The watcher is also called "Mad goat of the Fens" I don't know what is his relation to the swamps, ironicly he died at the swamps (By the way, I have a proof that he did DIE, later on). Also he defintly looks like a human, but if you'll check out his pictures, you'll see that his helmet almost totally covers his face. What is he hiding?
Anyway, he must be VERY ancient he was already roaming the lands during the wind age as evil. actually, he is the oldest character we know execpt for Mjarrin. And since Mjarrin was with the light during the age of reason, he must know a lot about the wathcer, and he might be even younger than him. Something a bit strange I've found here:
(passage from Myth TFL, Silvermines):
"...The old stories all tell that when Balor freed the Watcher from his prison under the Cloudspine, one arm was left trapped in his prison of solid rock. Bound by a powerful confinement dream, it should have remained there forever. But it didn't..."
So Silvermines isn't where the Watcher was trapped
More from silvermines:
"...I don't understand how the arm got to Silvermines, or how The Nine knew where to look for it, but I can tell they want it bad..."
So how the arm did got to Silvermines?! This is VERY wierd. I don't think it brought there by anyone that didn't WANT it to be specificly there. If someone from the light would have find out they would use it and not take it there. Also the passage tells us that the narrator doesn't know how the Nine knew where to look for it - so we don't nessecery know if it was the head that told them to look it there. Consider this - The arm grabbing event happens AFTER Alric was released, he learn a lot during his captivity, also he was held captive by the deciever. And now here is a piece of evidence someone already noticed, but I don't think it has gotten the attention it deserves: (from silvermines again)
"...We know The Deceiver is looking for the arm too, and has been digging up Silvermines since last summer..."
And from sons of myrgrad:
"...Worst of all, what's left of the Nine had it out with The Head, which had apparently been double-crossing them ever since they pulled it out of the ground last summer..."
Ah ha! LAST SUMMER. So The Head was probably with the Deciever before he moved to the nine. He probably told the Deciever that he is preparing a trap for Alric and then told Alric to go to the desert and get the magical armor.
The Deciever DID capture Alric! That was probably known but I don't think it was emphasized enough. I don't think what the head wanted by this was only the light and the deciever clashing, because if the deciever had the arm he would also use it to kill the watcher. So, the head was probably the one to tell the Nine where to look for the arm (not sure). My theory is that the head somehow arranged it to be there.
(Also possible is that Alric learned the hand is there during his captivity).
That doesn't helps a lot, but I wanted to strengthen the theory that the head was with the deciever before he was with the nine.
Here is what I've really found out thats new :)
There was a big question whether The Watcher did DIE during the level "The Watcher". More doubt was given about his death rose when we found out in tag file the sound "Hey where did he go?", which was never really used in the level.
I think he died :) Consider this:
Phealot sacked Avon's grave and changed its residents to thrall. (written in his flavor text in myth II).
And the Fallen Lord near avon's grave at the time was the watcher. So it was his Shade, BUT during myth II Phelot is serving SB/Shiver! since The Watcher is dead...
Blah, now that I read everything again I'm not even sure if it's helps anything, tell me what you think :)