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Uru_Zeph posted...
Precisely. Examples like this are a part of why it's easily arguable that the Hunter rarely, if ever, actually kills Elder Dragons. And possibly doesn't even kill many of the other monsters that you fight.

It doesn't always explicitly state that you didn't kill the monsters like in this example, but it also rarely explicitly states that you *did* kill them in the actual writing or dialogue. We assume we kill them because we see them die (which is a reasonable assumption), but in a game that often will openly and outright contradict this assumption after the fight, it's not unreasonable to then look to the lore and make a newly informed assumption that us slaughtering all these monsters is literally *just* gameplay, and that this is not necessarily exactly how the events would take place canonically.

And in a lot of the writing for the quests, both in the old game and the current, the job posting will often ask the hunter to "drive them off," or some other vague terminology such as "please deal with the problem." Mostly, when the monsters are causing trouble, the towns just want them gone and they don't care how. Elder Dragons, lore-wise, are often stated to have such tremendous power that it's unreasonable to believe that even a group of hunters could kill them, let alone a single hunter, so interpreting those encounters as you driving them off also makes much more sense, especially since mechanics allude to, or at least used to allude to, simply driving them off. In many of the older games, the first time you encountered an elder dragon you were incapable of killing it with your current gear, and it was far more likely that you simply drove them off, only to fight and kill them later but not as part of an actual story quest.


so like in some games where you win a fight but then cutscene says you actually lost the fight lol, only here its after the quest is done, just so you get gear stuff

Andham "Why master tactician!? Why are you letting me get filled with arrow?" "Don't worry so long as I'm told to heal you, you will live."
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