Earthshaker/Lore

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Earthshaker minimap icon.png Raigor Stonehoof, the Earthshaker
Like a golem or gargoyle, Earthshaker was one with the earth but now walks freely upon it. Unlike those other entities, he created himself through an act of will, and serves no other master. In restless slumbers, encased in a deep seam of stone, he became aware of the life drifting freely above him. He grew curious. During a season of tremors, the peaks of Nishai shook themselves loose of avalanches, shifting the course of rivers and turning shallow valleys into bottomless chasms. When the land finally ceased quaking, Earthshaker stepped from the settling dust, tossing aside massive boulders as if throwing off a light blanket. He had shaped himself in the image of a mortal beast, and named himself Raigor Stonehoof. He bleeds now, and breathes, and therefore he can die. But his spirit is still that of the earth; he carries its power in the magical totem that never leaves him. And on the day he returns to dust, the earth will greet him as a prodigal son.
Earthshaker
Associated with
Heroes:Io minimap icon.png Io
Void Spirit minimap icon.png Void Spirit
Places:Nishai
The Red Mountain.
Species:Gargoyles
Behemoths
Items:Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger

Earthshaker was once an unnamed immortal being, able to take on various forms. He hails from Nishai, where he lay dormant until woken by an earthquake. Even in his slumber, Earthshaker was able to sense lifeforms around him.[1] Assuming the form of a mortal beast, he is able to reshape his body at will, giving himself horns to defend against a hostile world.[2]

He has befriended Gargoyles, a species that inhabits Nishai.[3] There is evidence that he has some relations with Behemoths, whose remains he uses as armor.[4]

Earthshaker is charged with protecting The Red Mountain, possibly a location in Nishai.[5] He is hostile towards the Dire, equipping special totems imbued with light to counter its corruption.[6]

  • Earthshaker has a strong connection to the moon.[7]

The Sister Earth[edit]

Earthshaker recalls a "sister earth", another planet that that was destroyed by unknown beings. In its last moments, Earthshaker remembers it feeling great pain.[8] A fragment from that planet has now merged with Earthshaker, and its power is re-awakening inside him. Having defeating one "interstellar traveler" who sought to destroy the remnants of his sister earth, he is now on the lookout for future attacks. At the same time, he seeks to understand how the sister earth was destroyed, and one day avenge her passing.[9] In the mean time, he uses the fragment from his sister earth as a totem.[10]

The entity that destroyed his sister earth also seek to destroy other worlds, and Earthshaker can feel them coming.[11] He has met it before, in a different life, and was killed by it.[12] According to him, the entity is not the only one of its kind.[13]

To help him prepare for the upcoming confrontation, Earthshaker has had several conservations and disagreements with his friend Io minimap icon.png Io, asking it for its help in reaching another world.[14] Intending to cross into space and meet the entity, he asks Io about relocation, and Zet about travling through the cosmos.[15]

Sensing Earthshaker's concerns, Inai is the only one to offer him answers.[16]

Others[edit]

  • Earthshaker is fond of saying "Let's Roll", to an annoying degree.[17]
  • Earthshaker has an unhealthy obsession with Blink Daggers.[18]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Earthshaker

  • ▶️ Elder Titan minimap icon.png r We shall mold this fight to our advantage, Earthshaker.
  • ▶️ Meepo minimap icon.png r Hey Earthshaker! Gonna cave in the competition? Hnyanya!
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r What's up with the Earth trying to keep guys like us down?
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r We should start up an 'imprisoned in earth' support group.
  • ▶️ Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png r Earth shall shake, I shall kill.
  • ▶️ Treant Protector minimap icon.png r Let us rattle some trees, Earthshaker.
  • ▶️ Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png r Earthshaker, time for some shake and break.

Enemies killing Earthshaker

Others

References[edit]

  1. Bracers of the Cavern Luminar description.
  2. Stoneforged Horns description.
  3. Earthshaker response: ▶️ I miss my gargoyle friends back in Nishai. Everyone here is so soft.
  4. Tine of the Behemoth Bundle.
  5. Guardian of the Red Mountain.
  6. Eclipse Monolith description.
  7. Planetfall response: ▶️ Luna minimap icon.png My connection to the moon is strong as well, Luna.
  8. Planetfall response: ▶️ And I know that this world ended in great pain.
  9. Planetfall description.
  10. Judgement of the Fallen description.
  11. Planetfall response: ▶️ Something is coming. I cannot name it, but I know it holds hostility in its heart.
  12. Planetfall response: ▶️ I did not live to tell the tale.
  13. Planetfall response: ▶️ There are others of his kind who share blame for the death of my sister earth, and perhaps countless other worlds bereaved of champions.
  14. Planetfall response: ▶️ I have dire need to reach a distant world, Io. Can you aid me?
  15. Planetfall response: ▶️ What can you.. tell me of.. traveling the cosmos, Arc Warden?
  16. Void Spirit response: ▶️ I have the answers you seek, Earthshaker. Come to me when the battle is over.
  17. Pangolier response: ▶️ I swear, shaker. If you say "Let's roll" one more time...
  18. Pangolier response: ▶️ We all see the beauty in a good Blink Dagger, friend, but even I think you might have a problem.