Undying/Lore

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Undying minimap icon.png Undying, the Almighty Dirge
How long has it been since he lost his name? The torn ruin of his mind no longer knows. Dimly he recalls armor and banners and grim-faced kin riding at his side. He remembers a battle: pain and fear as pale hands ripped him from his saddle. He remembers terror as they threw him into the yawning pit of the Dead God alongside his brothers, to hear the Dirge and be consumed into nothingness. In the darkness below, time left them. Thought left them. Sanity left them. Hunger, however, did not. They turned on each other with split fingernails and shattered teeth. Then it came: distant at first, a fragile note at the edge of perception, joined by another, then another, inescapable and unending. The chorus grew into a living wall of sound pulsing in his mind until no other thought survived. With the Dirge consuming him, he opened his arms to the Dead God and welcomed his obliteration. Yet destruction was not what he'd been chosen for. The Dead God demanded war. In the belly of the great nothing, he was granted a new purpose: to spread the Dirge across the land, to rally the sleepless dead against the living. He was to become the Undying, the herald of the Dead God, to rise and fall and rise again whenever his body failed him. To trudge on through death unending, that the Dirge might never end.
Undying
Associated with
Heroes:Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Gods:The Dead God
  • "Dirge" is both an unending song, as well as Undying's name.[1]
  • Like other followers of the Dead God, Dirge likely wears the armor of his former nation, before he was turned into undead.[2]
  • Mireska has stolen valuable burial items that were once interred with Undying, and refuse to give them back.[3]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Undying

  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png r The Undying will sing of my reign.
  • Play Axe minimap icon.png r Undying, don't order Axe around and we'll get along just fine.
  • Play Kunkka minimap icon.png r Ah, Undying, we'll make a ghastly crew.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I think there are better ways to do it, Undying, but to each his own.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Undying? Yeah, me too.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png r Undying! Simpatico!

Enemies killing Undying

  • Play Anti-Mage minimap icon.png To thy Dead God go.
  • Play Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Even rancid blood pleases the Twins.
  • Play Death Prophet minimap icon.png Undying, your death is ready.
  • Play Death Prophet minimap icon.png What a miserable thing Undying is.
  • Play Death Prophet minimap icon.png Undying. Oh! Even the word gives me shivers.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png In you, the great wheel is broken.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Undying, I return you to the cycle of life.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png You were an abomination to the great cycle.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Shush. Corpses don't speak.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png And stay dead.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust the dead.
  • Play Leshrac minimap icon.png Two legged freak!
  • Play Lifestealer minimap icon.png Undying, you're a source of endless…amusement.
  • Play Lifestealer minimap icon.png Dirge, your life isn't worth a song.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You've forgotten your life. None will remember your death.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r He seemed to die just fine to me.
  • Play Night Stalker minimap icon.png I'll pick my teeth with your bones.
  • Play Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png It seems the insects have been eating you for some time already.
  • Play Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Ahaha, the undying is dead.
  • Play Pudge minimap icon.png No choice cuts here, this meat's gone a bit off.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png You can look but don't touch. Come to think of it, don't look either.
  • Play Silencer minimap icon.png You make me want to hurl.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png Undying is not undying.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png You were a lost soul.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png For a thing named Undying, you look awfully dead.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png Undying? More likes Keeps-dying.
  • Play Visage minimap icon.png Death comes for the deathless.
  • Play Visage minimap icon.png The Dirge will stop.
  • Play Visage minimap icon.png Herp derp Dirge.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png Undying, they called you. That's a laugh. Aha ha!

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r Tombstone is the word I see engraved upon your tombstone.

References[edit]

  1. Skeleton King response: Play Dirge… learn from the master and bow to your king.
  2. Grim Reformation description.
  3. Dark Willow response: Play I'm not returning what I stole!