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What IS the Shadow in the Ice? (Spoilers, kinda)

I just saw the teaser for Icebrood Saga ep2 "Shadow in the Ice" first off, love the names of the episodes so far, but for the main reason of this post is what that shadow is. Now the devs have confirmed that Drakkar will in fact be a world boss in ep2, now a Drakkar fight could be implemented into the story, but I don't see it. Also, I think I can safely assume that because of Drakkar's confirmed appearance most people think that this is what the "Shadow" is. however, upon watching it again, I think that a) the shape of the shadow doesn't coincide with the concept art for Drake here, (I'm calling him Drake now btw) and b) the size, thanks to GW1 we know that Drake is ginormous, (of course that's to be expected of Jormy's oldest and presumably most powerful champion) and the shadow looks to be the size of you basic shark, maybe an Icebrood one, now this could be a proximity issue, we could just be seeing Drake from a distance, but the speed of the shadow and reaction from the PC suggests that it's closing in on them. My theory is that it's like some form champion of Drake perhaps, an icy horror that convinces you to drown yourself, to give in to the icy depths. What do y'all think about the shadow?

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  • @Scraggy.3814 said:
    I just saw the teaser for Icebrood Saga ep2 "Shadow in the Ice" first off, love the names of the episodes so far, but for the main reason of this post is what that shadow is. Now the devs have confirmed that Drakkar will in fact be a world boss in ep2, now a Drakkar fight could be implemented into the story, but I don't see it. Also, I think I can safely assume that because of Drakkar's confirmed appearance most people think that this is what the "Shadow" is. however, upon watching it again, I think that a) the shape of the shadow doesn't coincide with the concept art for Drake here, (I'm calling him Drake now btw) and b) the size, thanks to GW1 we know that Drake is ginormous, (of course that's to be expected of Jormy's oldest and presumably most powerful champion) and the shadow looks to be the size of you basic shark, maybe an Icebrood one, now this could be a proximity issue, we could just be seeing Drake from a distance, but the speed of the shadow and reaction from the PC suggests that it's closing in on them. My theory is that it's like some form champion of Drake perhaps, an icy horror that convinces you to drown yourself, to give in to the icy depths. What do y'all think about the shadow?

    Well, most loreians concur that it's Drakkar with a shiny new shark tale. If it isn't that, Jormy could be trying to show us the big bad wolf via a vision in the ice: Steve.

  • It does have the same general silhouette as Drakkar - a hammerhead-like shaped head, four limbs, and a long tail.

    I wouldn't trust either the concept art from the PAX stream for two reasons: 1) they said that it was no longer accurate, 2) there's been feedback about it, and from what I've seen at least, most people prefer the GW1 look. But the silhouette does have differences from the GW1 model - for example, it has short fins instead of long pointed legs. But models are known to change a bit from GW1 to GW2 (prime example: hydras), so going off of general silhouette is going to be more accurate than an exact shape. And the same goes for size - Kralkatorrik and Primordus are both much bigger in GW2 than in GW1, so it stands to reason Drakkar would be too.

    To me, it's pretty much 50/50 to be either Drakkar or a new icebrood and/or hammerhead shark model.

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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't think it was Drakkar, but a creature similar to it, like some type of offspring in a way. It didn't seem as big as Drakkar would be IMO.

    (Also calling it now but the fight will be underwater)

    I rather choose death.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2019

    I think it would be very odd to have a 10 second teaser for an episode confirmed to have Drakkar and for the teaser to be a shark.

    There is no indication of size given it is a distant shadow, so it could be bigger than any other world boss to date (which would be cool)

    I am very much looking forward to it

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It could also just be something insignificant as the next Strike Mission Boss.
    We had the Bone Skinner feature prominently in the Episode 1 trailer. However, it was merely a small event and the (probably) least played Strike Mission.