Been waiting for a new post to ask somethings
So finding out abidan archives was an info overload and I felt kinda like what dross must have felt on trying to integrate the Aurelius library. So I have a few questions/confusion.
1. Regarding Monarchs Will said that there are 8 active monarchs in cradle and at the end of underlord 7 live ones are mentioned Akura malice Seshethkunaaz, (dragon one) Sha miara Northstrider 8 man empire , counted as one, Emriss silent born ,The monarch remnant, Reigan shen , who apparently killed a monarch recently (possibly the Aurelius )
Now I am not counting the Aurelius monarch as he's been dead for a few years (~6) and Will said active monarchs.So the question is is there an unknown/hidden monarch?
Am I missing someone's name or is eithan the aurelius monarch and is hiding/repowered?
2. Of Markuth
I believed he was abidan level but he was confirmed to be sage at most, so I can get how he can travel off world maybe using portals or something like a Stargate but looking to fight the 4 dreadgods together or even one at a time when even monarchs cannot handle them alone seems unbelievable.Remember how malice was on the verge of retreating after 3 days and the blood Phoenix was still good to go but it retreated (maybe the influence of makael judge 001 ) wore off.
3. A few random musing
i. Who is judge 007 cause the reaper is 008.
ii. Is a ward key like a battery or an amplifier
iii.Do u have to die and be reborn(leaving ur remanent behind) to ascend/touch the way , this would explain the death of sage of endless sword.
This is a lot of questions, and these blog comments aren't a great medium for an in-depth discussion, but I'll do what I can.
1.) There are eight Monarch factions. Currently seven living/active Monarchs.
2.) He was an Archlord (or similar level) when he ascended from Cradle, but he has advanced beyond that in a different magic system after leaving. When he came back, he believed himself to be more powerful than anyone in the Iteration. Maybe he was, who knows? Maybe he was just prideful and Northstrider would have beaten the crap out of him. But he was definitely not more powerful than Suriel.
3a.) Zakariel is Judge Zero-zero-seven.
3b.) No, it's like a passkey that lets you walk in and out unharmed.
3c.) Maybe! That would be a spoiler.