I have a clarification question when it comes to Kralkatorrik's branding and the Soul warband in regards to Almorra Soulkeeper being left untouched. It could just be the wording used, but I figured I would ask anyway.
We know that Almorra was the only member of the Soul warband to miraculously escape being branded, but how did it happen?
Reading Almorra's Massacre again, I was given the impression that the warband was traveling with Harthog in the rear, Almorra in front of him, and the rest of their warband ahead of them. She had a weird feeling along with Harthog and he was the first to see Kralkatorrik coming up from the mountain range behind them (so he must have turned around at said feeling).
She reaches out to shake his shoulder, only to be met with his turn into Branded. There are screams behind her as she feels a pressure at her back as Kralkatorrik passed overhead and created the Dragonbrand. After dispatching Harthog, she turns back around to see her warband fighting with each other before she steps in. Once done, she looks around to see all the land around her having been corrupted.
So with Harthog turned in front of her, her warband turned behind her, and the area around her branded, how did she not become corrupted? Is it really just that she was the only thing that wasn't touched when everything else around her was? Otherwise, I don't know why I'm reading it as if there was something about her that for some reason made it so that she wasn't branded. I honestly forget if there were canon, in-game dialogue reasons or clarifications given so be gentle please as you tell me that I'm wrong about this all.
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