I’m sure this thought / topic comes up in a lot of our minds at different times, so I was hoping to do a little brainstorming.
The basic question is “If Rajaat were so powerful as implied and explicitly shown in the novels/source material, why did he even bother with champions? Why not just cause a magical apocalypse that accomplished what he wanted, and wipe out all rebirth races directly, re-establishing the Blue Age as he desired?”
Now I’ve added some of my own thoughts on this topic in the past (such as using the Champions as proxies in a massive behind-the-scenes death magic ritual, in essence using them via their Champion transformations to farm magical power), but I would really like to solicit ideas from various people here as to why would he bother with disciples/champions instead of just doing the deed directly himself.
“Because he was crazy,” while a semi-valid (if incomplete) answer, is NOT what I’m looking for. If you wanna go that route, fine: but please at least explain the WWWWWH of his crazy. (who/what/where/when/why/how)