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Mewzard
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Mod Osbourne just mentioned in the latest Q&A that's running right now that beyond the eight areas of the Wushanko Islands there is a massive continent.

What do you guys think lies beyond the islands? What would an Eastern Continent hold? Would you like to see it previewed by Ports lore, give us some teases and the layout of the land while we wait to get through the Wushanko Islands?

I'm really intrigued to see what the impact such a continent has on the islands.

11-Oct-2016 17:14:17

Wahisietel
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Nothing in current lore even implies that there's a massive continent further east, so this was probably just Osborne talking too much and saying things he shouldn't (we love him anyway, of course).

It was stated back in a Q&A or FAQ a while ago that if there is anything further east, it's not what we know of as the Eastern Lands, and would be something separate.
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11-Oct-2016 19:47:57

Mewzard
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Maybe not, but this isn't the first time an Eastern Continent was mentioned (I believe by Mod Osbourne then as well). That was a while ago though (I've wanted to bring it up for months, but I couldn't remember where I first heard it, so I didn't want to come off as just making something up).

It's entirely possible that their minds have changed in that regard.

11-Oct-2016 19:59:07

Wahisietel
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Mewzard said:
Maybe not, but this isn't the first time an Eastern Continent was mentioned (I believe by Mod Osbourne then as well). That was a while ago though (I've wanted to bring it up for months, but I couldn't remember where I first heard it, so I didn't want to come off as just making something up).

It's entirely possible that their minds have changed in that regard.


If there is an continent east of Wushanko, it'd be so disconnected from current lore (Wushanko covers every pre-POP Eastern Lands reference, and POP itself doesn't imply that there's anything so significant further east), that I think it'd be pointless to consider it "The Eastern Lands", especially since Gielinor is a sphere.

There being something further east than Wushanko makes sense, but whether or not we will ever go there, or if it's relevant in any way, is another matter. There's also probably a landmass south of Karamja, and a landmass west of Tirannwn. But until we know anything about them, they're not relevant.
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11-Oct-2016 20:07:22 - Last edited on 11-Oct-2016 20:08:10 by Wahisietel

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Wahisietel said:
Mewzard said:
Maybe not, but this isn't the first time an Eastern Continent was mentioned (I believe by Mod Osbourne then as well). That was a while ago though (I've wanted to bring it up for months, but I couldn't remember where I first heard it, so I didn't want to come off as just making something up).

It's entirely possible that their minds have changed in that regard.


If there is an continent east of Wushanko, it'd be so disconnected from current lore (Wushanko covers every pre-POP Eastern Lands reference, and POP itself doesn't imply that there's anything so significant further east), that I think it'd be pointless to consider it "The Eastern Lands", especially since Gielinor is a sphere.

There being something further east than Wushanko makes sense, but whether or not we will ever go there, or if it's relevant in any way, is another matter. There's also probably a landmass south of Karamja, and a landmass west of Tirannwn. But until we know anything about them, they're not relevant.


What if the landmass west of Tirannwn and the landmass east of Wushanko are one and the same?

King Thoros has agreed to fund the expedition of Chris Colon, an eccentric sailor trying to find a better trade route to the Wushanko Isles. You will join Chris and his merry band as they sail west from Port Tyras on a quest of voyage and discovery to a land only Fremennik have laid eyes on before, and in the process ensure an annual day off of school for your descendants.
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11-Oct-2016 21:30:32 - Last edited on 11-Oct-2016 21:31:29 by Kittyphantom

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Lore exists: (I feel guilty for copying and pasting from RS Wikia, but they sum it up)
The lands are noted by "western" explorers to contain many exotic items and people. Ak-Haranu, Necrovarus, San Fan, and Shanomi are known to come from there.

According to Trang and Mauritzio, the Eastern Lands are also home to the endangered black rhino and white rhino. In the real world, these animals are native to Africa and are also endangered.


It's possible they just copy/paste everything from OSRS's Zeah when it is done.


The Wushanko Isles were a known location, but was cut off for 20 years because of the rise of sea monsters.

Given the average life expectancy of an NPC in game, we've probably slaughtered everyone/anything else with a combat level that had knowledge of it.
So who knows what reason there was for cutting it off.
They might even go beyond the 4th wall saying that they cast a spell that made them seem like "nothing" (a reference to the old black spaces that used to cover unused areas of the RS map), so while they were still there and lived their lives, no one from the Western Lands or even the Wushanko Isles could do anything for a long long time.

11-Oct-2016 23:15:03

Kittyphantom

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Deltaslug said:
Lore exists: (I feel guilty for copying and pasting from RS Wikia, but they sum it up)
The lands are noted by "western" explorers to contain many exotic items and people. Ak-Haranu, Necrovarus, San Fan, and Shanomi are known to come from there.

According to Trang and Mauritzio, the Eastern Lands are also home to the endangered black rhino and white rhino. In the real world, these animals are native to Africa and are also endangered.


It's possible they just copy/paste everything from OSRS's Zeah when it is done.


The Wushanko Isles were a known location, but was cut off for 20 years because of the rise of sea monsters.

Given the average life expectancy of an NPC in game, we've probably slaughtered everyone/anything else with a combat level that had knowledge of it.
So who knows what reason there was for cutting it off.
They might even go beyond the 4th wall saying that they cast a spell that made them seem like "nothing" (a reference to the old black spaces that used to cover unused areas of the RS map), so while they were still there and lived their lives, no one from the Western Lands or even the Wushanko Isles could do anything for a long long time.


Wait, *is* San Fan from there? I don't remember that. But then, I haven't been to Trouble Brewing in many years.
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11-Oct-2016 23:27:06

N7spongy
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Deltaslug said:
Lore exists: (I feel guilty for copying and pasting from RS Wikia, but they sum it up)
The lands are noted by "western" explorers to contain many exotic items and people. Ak-Haranu, Necrovarus, San Fan, and Shanomi are known to come from there.

According to Trang and Mauritzio, the Eastern Lands are also home to the endangered black rhino and white rhino. In the real world, these animals are native to Africa and are also endangered.


It's possible they just copy/paste everything from OSRS's Zeah when it is done.


The Wushanko Isles were a known location, but was cut off for 20 years because of the rise of sea monsters.

Given the average life expectancy of an NPC in game, we've probably slaughtered everyone/anything else with a combat level that had knowledge of it.
So who knows what reason there was for cutting it off.
They might even go beyond the 4th wall saying that they cast a spell that made them seem like "nothing" (a reference to the old black spaces that used to cover unused areas of the RS map), so while they were still there and lived their lives, no one from the Western Lands or even the Wushanko Isles could do anything for a long long time.
That article is pure speculation and when it mentions the Eastern Lands it means Wushanko, nothing else. It even has early concept art of the Arc on it, that page should be deleted as it is misleading and has no evidence at all.
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12-Oct-2016 04:00:50

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