MapleStory’s Story – Character Relationships & Grandis!
Time for a little different kind of post. Instead of talking about new patches, events, content, and stuff like that, this is a post entirely on MapleStory’s story! I don’t know about you guys, but I love the story lines in this game. I still remember doing all of the Magatia quests the day it came out, haha.
Here’s something I translated a while ago, posted by Polaris on Insoya.com (I think the thread got deleted or something…). It shows the relationships between various characters in MapleStory (no minor ones though like Chief Stan and Alex or Dr. Betty and Anne). Some are pretty interesting to see actually~
Edit: Many people seem to assuming this image is some sort of troll because it’s from Insoya. You’re wrong. Oh my gosh, one forum posted an image from Insoya’s fanart section saying it was real, everything from Insoya must be wrong!!! No, this was from the Maple Talk section, where people… talk about MapleStory. Also, threads on Insoya get deleted after a certain period of time (it’s dumb, I don’t know why they do that).
Let’s look at some of the more interesting points of the chart. First off, Lilin and Nineheart are siblings. Some of you may have known this already, but for those of you who didn’t, I believe it was hinted towards in some of the Aran quests or something…
Lania, Luminous’ friend, is the reincarnation of Lucia, a past member of Aurora. Aurora is an organization that was started a long time ago, to research and protect the light. It’s really important in the Luminous storyline!
The members of Aurora met at Serenity, the map with Beowan I showed you before. The really interesting thing about Serenity is that the founder was none other than the Black Mage himself! However, he became corrupted and left the organization.
Now, let’s talk about the really interesting part, the new story of MapleStory revealed by the appearance of Grandis!
Overseers are the ‘Gods of the Beginning’, consisting of three people. They created everything in all the worlds.They also created three Transcendences, those that could be said to be the closest to the gods, beings that were to keep balance in the world. They each had a different power, light, time, and life.
The Transcendence of Light for the Maple World is the Black Mage. He used to be the master of Aurora, an organization made to protect and study the light. However, the allure of the power the light had corrupted him. He performed an evil spell that cast away his humanity. The Black Mage is a mortal Transcendence, meaning he can be killed.
The Transcendence of Time is the Goddess of Time Rhinne. It is said that the entire Maple World is but a dream of hers. The Black Mage attempted to steal her power by sending Arkairum to the Temple of Time. She is an immortal Transcendence, one that will always exist.
Little is known about the Transcendence of Life, the World Tree, but it is an immortal Transcendence.
Grandis also has its own Transcendences. The first is the Transcendence of Life, Darumoa, the king of the High-Rep race. However, they were wiped out in a war with the Wooden-Rep race. He is a mortal Transcendence. He is the one that gave Magnus power to take over Helisium.
The Transcendence of Time, Chronica, had its power stolen by Darumoa. Using the power of life and time, Darumoa was able to create the Dimensional Portal in Grandis, connecting it to the Maple World.
The Transcendence of Light, Iona, similar to the World Tree, is unknown. According to the ancient Nova soul Escada, only the lights of the sanctuaries can reach Iona.
As you can tell, there’s a lot more that we have to find out about! I hope that Grandis’ future expansions can shed light on the rest of the Transcendences, as well as the other races in the land. Now, something I find interesting is the idea of the Overseers. Who could they be?
A popular opinion by Maplers is that a certain moustachioed man is an Overseer, Spiegelmann! Spiegelmann, the international man of mystery, has been an enigma ever since he came to us for the first time with his Monster Carnival so many years back. This was followed by Monster Park, and recently, Spiegelmann’s Gonzo Gallery! How could someone even create things like that?
There’s even many hints that Spiegelmann himself built Zakum, including this picture and you catching him in the act in the Winter Stage of his Gallery! I guess we can only guess for now, but Spiegelmann is a really interesting character that I’m sure will have something big to do later in the story of MapleStory!