Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:Why do the serpents like Kaathe want man to take over is beyond me.
Should have said that from the beginning It kills the main argument.
Just a few more points
Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:before the abyss corrupted them.
I kind of doubt this. Kaathe gave them lifedrain, he did not turn them evil. Lifedrain requires good judgement to use - because otherwise every human can be seen as nothing more than a repository of humanity. My view is, the kings got the power and went on a spree. Even Kaathe says - "they were strong, but saw not the truth", and if Kaathe told them, like he told the player, one can be certain they did not listen.
Also Gough actually supports Kaathe in this regard. Look at what he says -
"But, seduced by a Dark serpent or no, They awoke that thing themselves, and drove it mad."
He directly says that the citizens of Oolacile brought their doom on themselves. The two situations seem parallel to me.
Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:Why there is a bonfire in the Abyss is like how after a bonfire forms after every lordvessel soul dies. I say it can be the leftovers of their power turned into a bonfire.
Manus disproves that. A bonfire spawns in the same way after he dies, and humanity creating bonfires is kind of a stretch.
Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:You are the sole ruler of a nation. Everything you say is law and no one can say otherwise. But what happens when your people want a republic or democracy were the people can have a voice? You would refuse and do what it takes to stay in power.
That kind of sounds like "drunk on power". But there is actual evidence that the gods support honor and forgiveness, and see the dark as evil incarnate, as in standard situation of good vs evil.