@LeslieShoemaker said in [LORE] Champions Relationships:
@Gao-Shun I meant that because nothing is written, every symbols can mean anything, from a random ornament, to a emblem of someone, or a symbol from an old story. You can make whatever you want with these elements. But in the same time, the statues in Bazaar, or the sign of the Paladins/Magistrate, the pheonyx of Aico are set in stone. You can't change the meaning of them.
It's like a foreshadow for a future story. It could be anything as the story is not yet told or nothing at all. However, these items aren't as random as you think. The models and background items were there with a connection to the whole Realm.
They are also retouching old maps with small details.
I don't think the moon symbols out of Bazaar or SD tie with Io at all. There are totally different nations with different folklore. Yes, they made symbols of the Moon, but that doesn't mean that they worshipped Io. You can find symbols of the Sun from the greeks to the chinese, but they didn't worshipped Ra.
The Aztec didn't call their Sun god Ra, but both Egypt and Aztecs all worshipped the Sun so technically they were Sun worshippers...
same thing here, in these maps, Moon is being worshipped, and Io is the Moon goddess.
Also, in Dark Souls everything is put there with purpose, after a looong time of worldbuilding. In Paladins everything is put there because it looks nice, cool or edgy (khmRaumkhm).
Dark Souls lore is there for the hardcore that search every nook and cranny and if we are being honest, most players aren't those. Many would just go to wiki and nod.... "oooh so that's what Aldrich is" or just link the fire without even knowing. And as you said, a looong time of world building in a series of a single player game. Paladins isn't around long enough and it's a multiplayer game.
Paladins lore isn't as bad as you think, there are a few disjointed parts between old champions and new ones (about their voicelines) but many things have a relation with champions being in the Realm. Still far better than many other multiplayer games ( i.e : does Counter Strike have a lore?)
EM however, doesn't go with Blizzard cinematic story telling and lack a good lore section on their game section.