What exactly does the Starstone test entail?


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Have there been any hints about it? I was thinking as part of it you have to fight some REALLY powerful guardian creature (which respawns if it dies, meaning people can fight it more than once). Though I imagine Cayden Cailean instead got the guardian so drunk it passed out and snuck past it :)


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The only hint I remember off the top of my head is that each test is entirely unique to the person taking it.

The tests are probably also thematic to whatever type of god that person would become.


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My understanding is that there are a series of seemingly impossible physical tasks which exist primarily to dissuade people from attempting it (and killing yourself in the process) after which you reach the actual Starstone. When you touch the Starstone the remainder (and most difficult part) of the test take place in your head during which you are judged to see if you are a worthy vessel for divine power. Most people who reach this far are atomized in the process, but occasionally someone gets a "you won't become a god, but you get to live" result.


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I think we know the Cathedral itself is basically a mega-dungeon of Aroden's own design, presumbaly as a grueling test so that not just anybody can get to the Stone.

I'm fairly confident we will never know precisely what comes next, what the Test itself actually is. It's not for most PCs, and if you want to have yours go through it, you get to design your own.


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After fighting your way through challenges that would make an arch devil blanch, and possibly lay low a dragon, and getting past tricks and traps that defy the very laws of nature and mystify the wisest men, finally you approach the Starstone and a voice rips through your soul and demands....

"What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"


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"Garundi or Avistani swallow?"


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Ridge wrote:

"What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

You have to know these things when you're a god, you know.

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We can't tell you in advance what questions will be on the test, but bring a sharpened #2 pencil just in case.

'Cause you might have to stab someone with it...


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i imagine it is the greatest nightmare of whomever attempts it.

as above, i imagine that Caiden Cailen was made to take a standardized test.

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