: And we know for certain that prerelease info cannot all
: be held as canon. For example! I have copied and
: pasted the below prerelease info.
: "The following text taken from Bungie's Myth site:
: The story of Myth centers around a deity which appears
: in this world in cycles of a thousand years. During
: one cycle the deity will appear as a Savior; in the
: next, as a Destroyer. At the beginning of Myth, The
: Fallen Lords, he has returned in the guise of
: Destroyer, with the Fallen Lords, a group of
: resurrected and powerful generals. These beings and
: their legions of undead and spirit forces rise up to
: destroy the living beings of this world, while the
: player controls the living and tries to stop the
: The above prerelease info says it is the same creature
: which alternately is Savior and Destroyer. However,
: unless this creature can be at 2 places at the same
: time, this is impossible. Further, and much more
: importantly, the whole possibility of the Leveler ever
: being a hero is proven wrong in the Myth II epilogue
: right here: "Although the hero of every age of
: light is different, every dark age is ushered in by
: the same beast[...]"
Well, the way I see it, both these statements can be true.
Every thousand years, the world changes its alignment. One "transient divinity" brings about this change. First a new hero arises and defeats the deity who is acting as the Leveller. Seeing the power of this new comer, the deity changes alignment and infuses its spirit with the hero to become the Saviour. This Saviour rules for the light for a thousand years before the deity flips alignments again within the hero making him evil and becoming the Leveller and destroys the world for a thousand years.
Then, a different hero arises to defeat the Leveller and the process starts again.
So, the prerelease idea of one god entity ruling under different alignments each millenia remains accurate but the epilogue is also correct as the hero is always a different being but the Leveller is always the same being who was the Saviour of the previous millenia. So the Leveller is not always the same person but is always the same hero who defeated the previous Leveller being.
So on a divine level, the god always rules the world but on a human level, a new hero arises to defeat the previous human Leveller then becomes the Leveller humself after a thousand years of being the Saviour.
I hope that made sense, I found it difficult to explain...
: So, we cannot take prerelease info as canon since some of
: it was very clearly decided against... unless it is
: corroborated by the games or manuals. So, we're back
: to Square One, which means that if something GURPS
: says isn't corroborated by the games or manuals, it is
: in question.