Colossi (plural of colossus) is a term coined by Reldo refering to various powerful creatures living on Gielinor. The colossi are various creatures, who have somehow managed to ascend to a higher state of being akin to godhood, believed to be caused by an abundancy of anima before the First Age. Some of these creatures still remain today.
Long before the First Age began, the local wildlife that had evolved on the planet over the aeons in very rare circumstances could ascend to a god-like status, a phenomenon believed to be caused by nexuses of magical energy in Gielinor's animasphere. The colossi could seemingly ascend anywhere, although a high level of anima would be required for it to happen, such as the island of Kami-Shima, which was the home of no less than all four Guardian Beasts of the East.
When Guthix arrived on Gielinor he attempted to live in harmony with these powerful creatures and even gained the trust and friendship of some of them making them the first Guardians of Guthix. He would however step in if they became too great a threat of the people he brought to the world. The phenomenon of spontanous ascenscion seemed to disappear after Guthix began to populate Gielinor, the new inhabitants' use of magic seemed to cause the phenomenon to disappear, however some of the colossi still survive to this day. The intelligent races being brought to Gielinor seem to have somehow resonated with the colossi and some of them started to grow awareness and intelligence like them.
The colossi are very varied and their 'ascension' have affected them in various way, but they have a few common traits. They tend to be larger, than others of their species, they are much more powerful, have no need for food and seem incapable of dying of natural causes. Some of the colossi also developed intellect, reflecting the intelligence of the races brought to Gielinor by the gods.
Possible Colossi[edit | edit source]
- Araxxi (araxyte)
- Araxxor (araxyte)
- Fiara (earwig)
- Guardians of the East
- Hippophobos (unicorn)
- Loarnab (hydra)
- Skorpios (unknown)
- Thalassus (sea monster)
- Typhon (unknown)
- Ur-Det (unknown)
- Valluta (tortoise)
Potential colossi[edit | edit source]
Assuming Reldo's hypothesis is true, there are more creatures on Gielinor, that may be colossi as they share numerous characteristics found amongst the possible colossi: