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Helring said:
What races were Rief, Thera, Ria, Atrew, and Aeternam and what planes were they from? I just want to know which planes we'd need to visit to meet them now,

Rief sounded like he could have been a Demon/Auspah, Thera a Spirit Tree, Ria an Icyene, and not sure what Atrew or Aeternam was.


I had them in mind as human when I wrote it (if only because AoG didn't state they were anything other than human). I was riffing more on their elemental focus, and weaving a smattering of Elder God personality into those elements.

I'm not going to commit to an answer, as the notion that the elemental druids are other races Guthix brought together is rather cool, and would make them more visually interesting if the characters ever get used again in the future. :)

Helring said:
In the "Time" memory. Is Guthix discussing a conversation we will have with him in the future, or is he talking about our brief meeting during The Light Within?


In response to the latter, he's going through the stages of grief.

ChaosáLupus said:
9.) Once and for all, can you explicitly outright confirm that Vanstrom Klause was Ascertes?


Yes, we can.

ChaosáLupus said:
11.) Hypothetically, how many imps would it take to kill K'ril Tsutsaroth in a straight up cage fight to the death?


Assuming the imps don't cheat, 78.3 imps.

Rondstat said:
1. ...Was there originally a [River of Blood] third act planned that would have seen us face off against the conspirators, but that was cut for time/budget?


We were originally going to tie up the conspirator storyline completely in River of Blood, so they would have featured a little more in the final act, but not to the extent that you've theorised.

Player discussion in the lore forums at the time indicated a desire to see this story carry on into the 6th age, so we opted to push the story forward a step in River of Blood, and then leave it open for future expansion.

Rondstat said:
3. Falador standing stones. Do you guys know what they're for? You don't have to tell us, just - is there a specific significance in the lore bible?


As indicated in a recent Guthix memory, it's the ritual site where Guthix created the Balance Elemental.

Rondstat said:
4. Is there any chance at all of seeing a questing reset server? I know it's far too much work to make quests actually replayable in a polished, live server experience. But would it be possible to see a beta server with simple quest resets (like the Myreque reset or defence reset), unpolished, warts (bugs) and all?


Thanks to some TAPP work from Mod Daze, the Myreque series was made available for reset and replay on the beta server prior to River of Blood, so players could re-familiarise themselves with the storyline.

Sadly, the number of players who actually used this feature was literally in the single digits.

Avernic said:
What killed the Cyclosis, Goshima, and Turtle moai?


This was going to be answered in the sequel to Head of the Family, but we opted to focus on crew stories in batch 2. (You get a little bit of advancement through the Tuai Leit moai during Tuai Leit's Own.) Maybe in the Skull.

If you can't wait, or this never happens, there's a few possible explanations. The jiangshi needed more energy to sustain them, and the ancestral spirits of the island are delicious. Or it could have been a backlash of energy from the imbalance created by the jiangshi, blowing the moai's rocky brains out from inside, a la Scanners.

Or it could've been all your fault for moving a moai and disrupting the delicate spiritual equilibrium of the archipelago.

Avernic said:
Is there a reason behind the Memorial to Guthix's location?


Yes.

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We know that crystal bows are able to focus light for their ammo, is it possible for other weapons to do so, or is the physical act of pulling on the bowstring actually needed? Ex. Could a crystal dagger, staff and other types of crystal items work in the same fashion?


No. No bowsword. Bad.

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Can we get an example of next year's elder gods quest?


Like Heart of Stone, but with more heart and a roughly equitable amount of stone.

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How do wisps work on ships? In Player owned ports, we have the option to recruit them, how do they help out?


Cyclopes perform the heavy lifting.
Wisps do the light lifting.

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What's the difference between Anima and Divine Energy?


Anima energy = life energy.
Divine energy = god energy.

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How does fairy magic work? Fairy rings are able to teleport a player to Kethsi, but the only other way is through the World Gate.


I'll answer your question with some (paraphrased) quotes from in-game fairy lore:

"Zanaris is an extremely old place. It was here long before we fairyfolk came to live here. In fact it is rumoured to be the nexus of all planes."
"When we arrived here, we found many of the magical properties of this place to be dormant. One of these was the ability to jump between planes using a powerful portal that had been sealed for centuries."
"The Fairy Queen harnessed that magic and created the fairy rings. These are not as powerful as the original portal would have been, but are very effective nonetheless."
"Much as we humans would refer to our souls as our life essence, so too does a fairy have a life essence of pure magic. You could refer to fairies as magic embodied, and not be wrong."
...
"I discovered my first evidence of the race I would come to know as fairies in my exploration of the myriad nature worlds...On one dark world, teeming with all manner of fungi in its humid jungles and moist swamps, I met with a race of surprisingly intellectual mushrooms. They lacked mobility, but travelled and reproduced by dispersing spores that fused with the nervous system of local animals, allowing them to control the host. Bonding with me in this way, I was able to communicate with the myceloids. Friendly though they were, it took much persuasion to convince the symbiotic parasites to detach from my brain upon taking root."
"Another world teemed with insects. A culture of winged invertebrates that bore some resemblance to the fairies of Zanaris, but the swarms were mindless and tirelessly industrious. The migration of these insects - which was achieved through an innate ability to teleport over short distances - also seemed to have a direct impact on the local climate, for reasons I could not discern."
"This brings us to the moon of Zanaris, its dark magical forests, giant fungi and, as I discovered on a return visit, a network of fairy rings they had made from the World Gate I'd placed there."
"The fairies of Zanaris, caretakers of the world below, obviously shared a common ancestry with the creatures I had encountered on the nature worlds. However, they were changed, transcendent, inextricably bound to the abundant magical energy of Gielinor, in order to fulfil a specific purpose."
"The fairies are an embodiment of magic - their life-force infused with anima. It is why they work so tirelessly to maintain Gielinor's weather and seasons, for the planet's equilibrium is intrinsic to their own wellbeing. They have no choice. It is now necessary for their very survival, but they perform their duty without complaint."

JexeláL said:
5. How much freedom does Saradomin give his followers to choose how they should live their lives?


Plenty. While there are plenty in the church that might wish to micromanage the daily lives of individual followers, Saradomin has to focus on the bigger picture, for the good of all.

JexeláL said:
6. Saradomin claims after Sliske's Endgame that he will create a utopia for all races. Would he strive to create a society where races such as demons or Mahjarrat could live in peace with humans?


Yes. Why would he discriminate over race?

JexeláL said:
7. What exactly was the sentient race other than the icyene that was native to New Domina?


It was very very bad. The darkness to the icyene's light, the devils to their angels. They could not be reasoned with; to pursue peace and diplomacy would be the icyene's undoing. The only option was to purge the corruption to prevent it from spreading.

JexeláL said:
8. Did the Temple Knights in the Fourth and Fifth Ages really communicate directly with Saradomin?


So they claim.

JexeláL said:
9. What metal is the Saradomin sword wielded by Zilyana made of?


Cold steel.

JexeláL said:
10. Are there any gods other than the ones we know about who fought in the God Wars? If so, how many?


Yes. No.

JexeláL said:
11. Would it be accurate to say that Saradomin has a personal hatred of the Dragonkin beyond merely being a target of theirs? He seems quite adamant that they're nothing more than beasts who deserve to die.


He sees them as a threat, which they most certainly are. They wield a terrible destructive power.

JexeláL said:
12. How old is the current cycle of the universe?


Very very very very very very very very very (gasp) very very very very old.

JexeláL said:
15. Is divination energy infinite?


No energy is infinite. Except for those that are.

SoddenáHound said:
1. Guthix called Atrew an 'aquamancer' in his memory (Aqua being a Latin/Infernal root word compared to Necro or Geo being Greek/Teragardian), while Wizard Myrtle is referred to as a 'hydromancer'. Is this just a mistake in consistency, or did magic have different names in ancient times due to the Empire's influence on language?


This was intended as an acknowledgement to the player Aquamancer, who provided a lot of research on Armies of Gielinor which proved instrumental in working some of its lore into the memories of Guthix. You can consider aquamancer to be synonymous with hydromancer.

SoddenáHound said:
2. Can a human (or other race requiring runes for magic) train themselves beyond the need for runes?


If they can find another source of magic than the 'borrowed power' that are runestones, yes. It has to come from somewhere.

SoddenáHound said:
5. What's the difference between anima and divine energy? Is divine energy just a form of concentrated anima?


Divine energy is the life energy of a divine being (ie a deity). Anima, life and magical power are intrinsically connected.

SoddenáHound said:
6. Is the act of souls going to the Underworld and Afterlife just a way of returning their anima to the planet? And-- Souls ARE a form of anima, right?


Possibly.
Yes.

SoddenáHound said:
9. Are onyxes from the TzHaar the same as onyxes in real life? Because onyxes in real life are just a form of common quartz, so TzHaar onyxes are likely something different - just with the same name, right?


Gielinor is subtly different from Earth in a variety of ways. Gielinorian lava is more like boiling kool-aid, for example; I wouldn't advise standing that close to flowing lava on Earth.
Best to stay indoors; there's less lava.

CaptaináLime said:
31. How old is Saradomin?


Very very very very very very very very very (gasp) very very (you get the idea).

CaptaináLime said:
32. How old is Saradominĺs daughter?


How rude!

CaptaináLime said:
41. Where exactly do Gorajo come from?


Well, you see, when a male gorajo and a female gorajo love each other very much...

CaptaináLime said:
43. What would it be like if we opened a stronger channel of anima into other animals and stuff, like Guthix did for Argento?


It would be bad. Don't cross the streams.

CaptaináLime said:
44. What is the effect of the Amserdrewys timey wimey key thingy on Jas?


In the cosmic game of Stone-Amserdrewystimeywimeykeything-Jas, Jas beats Amserdrewystimeywimeykeything. Every time.

CaptaináLime said:
47. How does Aeternam exist outside of time? What does it mean to be a frozen witness sharded across time?


It's...complicated. It has a lot to do with the cyclic nature of the universe, and how the World Guardian has a long history of breaking things they shouldn't touch.

CaptaináLime said:
48. What is the Great Wheel? I assume it means ôthe Galaxy.ö What does it mean for the Great Wheel to spin?


Guthix was waxing metaphorical quite a lot here, but it's a reference to the wheel of fate, or Rota Fortunae, as well as what he understood of the cycles of time, the Great Revision.

CaptaináLime said:
49. Are the facts that Gielinor is the center of the universe, Zanaris is Gielinorĺs moon, and Zanaris being like the center of webs of the universe have any significant connection?


Yup. It means Arraxor finally has some lore.

CaptaináLime said:
50. If Gielinor needs fairies to maintain the weather balance, then what about other planets?


Normally these ecological systems can cycle autonomously, albeit with a margin of error (earthquakes, volcanoes, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, that sort of thing).

The Elder Gods seemed to think it was important to carefully monitor and manage the meteorological and seasonal cycles of their perfect world, for...some reason.

There's a weather system planned for 2017. And an Elder God quest. Interesting! I wonder if those might connect in some way.

CaptaináLime said:
51. The fairies are said to do their jobs without complaint, but what about the Fairy Godfather? Why did he try to overthrow the Fairy Queen?


The TokHaar were also meant to do their job without complaint, but the TzHaar happened.

Self-aware living things have an irritating tendency to not stick to the plan.

CaptaináLime said:
52. Why are gnomes so widespread? It seems like everywhere we go there is some gnomic ambassador or another?


They get on well with other races. And when you're half their size, it's usually a good idea to become learned in diplomacy.

CaptaináLime said:
57. Now that the Elder Gods are awakening, how will that impact the TzHaar? Their masters are returning!


The TzHaar wouldn't acknowledge the Elder Gods as their masters. They'd forgotten they even came from the Elder Kiln, before you delved deeper into their history. They have abandoned their true purpose, and the TokHaar see them as a wayward abomination.

Eridyn said:
7. So there was a previous World Guardian, we're not so unique after all. Possible to meet them?


They're a frozen witness, sharded across time, and you're not, so meeting them is...tricky. Don't come crying to me if you get turned inside out.

Eridyn said:
8. Why is the Player Character so dumb


Years of practice.

Eridyn said:
12. Will you approve the release of DOC2 yet, Osborne? And put Stu as head developer?


Yes.

Eridyn said:
13. Penguins.


Yes.

CD_Paladin_C said:
1)So did DoD Guthix kill the other gods instead of banishing them?


So it would seem.

Hazeel said:
5) Likewise, is the World Guardian destined to fail and die? Or can this death be prevented?


You're destined to fail and die. Embrace it. Enjoy it. It's all part of being human.

Swolllliosis said:
5. Was Ful the only other Elder God other than Jas to create an elder artefact?


Ful didn't necessarily create the Elder Kiln.

I believe the only in-game reference to this is a poorly-translated record from TokHaar-Hok (who himself was created from the Kiln, so how would he prove its origins?).

Swolllliosis said:
7. What does the Elder Horn actually do? Is it some kind of special mouthpiece like the mouthpieces Jas used to communicate with us in Sliske's Endgame? Is it used to communicate with divine energy-based races like seacreatures and tokhaar?


That would appear to be the case; though Ful created a caste (the TokHaar-Hok) specifically to pass instructions down to the other castes, and Heart of Stone indicates that the mouthpieces of the Elder Gods are also a thing.

It would appear there's some evolution and refinement of their communication methods to be seen here. Remember, the tools of the Elder Gods were often discarded when they outlived their usefulness, or were replaced by superior tools.

Swolllliosis said:
11. Are vampyres considered undead?


No. They're alien invaders from another world, who just happen to utilise blood as an efficient source of nutrition.
Our Vamp(y)res Are Different.

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Shadoliax said:
1) Where do ents come from?


When a mummy ent and a daddy ent love each other very much...

Shadoliax said:
5)Why has the 6th age been so (comparatively) bloodless compared to the 3rd age?


I blame Germany.

Shadoliax said:
10) How do the Kinshra gain food, weapons, armour, etc? Do they hold farmland or are they very successful bandits?


Trading, raiding, cultivation. But mostly Wilderness Warbands.

Shadoliax said:
12) Could divination be used to get lore on dead gods other than Guthix?


In principle, should another god explode into energy and scatter their memories around the surrounding area. Guthix was intrinsically connected to Gielinor, and was so for a very very long time, so he makes for a more delicious energy source than most.

Shadoliax said:
13) Is it a canon possibility for GWD bosses to be permanently killed?


Narratively, sure, but we have to take gameplay considerations into account. Can't impede those glorious gains.

Shadoliax said:
14) Why hasn't the Poison Wastes generated a anima guardian of its own?


See above. Can't be messing with that lucrative incandescent energy per hour.

Shadoliax said:
15) Will we ever learn why Saradomin decided to destroy Askroth?


The pieces of the puzzle are available to you. You need only fit them together.

Shadoliax said:
16) What is the dwarf home world like? What is the gnome home world like?


They're both notable for their low-hanging ceilings.

Shadoliax said:
21) How did Elvarg destroy all of Crandor? Could any green dragon destroy a city, or is she much stronger than an ordinary green dragon?


Dragonfire, mostly.
Yes. That Elvarg destroyed all of Crandor could be a clue.

17-Jan-2017 19:15:19

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Zack3 said:
first will we ever find out what happened to Polmafi Ferdygris?
second considering vampyrium is one of the locations on the world gate are there set plans for us visiting vampyrium, or is this not set in stone yet?
third are there other vampyre clans in vampyrium like noble clans? or are they more animalistic, or perhaps tribal to say it in another way? also what kind of interaction drakan had with them?


While developing River of Blood, in addition to the quest and pre-release content (Memorial to the Guthix), we were also working on an update that added access to Vampyrium and engaged with the other vampyre clans. It might also have revealed the fate of Polmafi.

This proved to be more than a little beyond scope, but it demonstrates that it's possible we may go to Vampyrium in the future. Nothing in active development.

17-Jan-2017 19:23:25

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Omnis said:
3) Have Ping and Pong ever played concerts outside of the iceberg?


They enjoyed a glorious gig in the Blue Moon Inn of New Varrock, though admittedly their performance was closer to busking.

17-Jan-2017 19:25:57

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Kemtros said:
6. Did Ful create The Horn specifically as a "companion" artefact to The Kiln? Would The Horn be reserved for future Eastern Lands content, or could it appear in other content?


LordáDrakan said:
3) What happened to Sir Theodore?


He is, as Sir Amik put it, 'no longer with us'. I think you know what that means.

LordáDrakan said:
5) Does Wizard Finix have a secret agenda? Is he an agent for the ZMI?


Probably not.

LordáDrakan said:
6) Bandos pretended to be Guthix and used his Tears to resurrect Zanik - wouldn't that be possible for other dead characters, in theory? It's interesting because it seems to be the least damaging way of reviving the dead, compared to e.g. Elora's horn or Kardia's creepy ritual.


The tears weren't actually responsible for Zanik's resurrection. To quote The Mighty Fall:

"You remember when Juna resurrected me using the Tears of Guthix? Well, Juna and the Tears had nothing to do with it. It was Bandos who brought me back."
"Bandos could do that? I thought gods didn't have that power."
"Not freely. He had to give up a part of himself. But I was his Chosen Commander. He couldn't let me die."
"When Armadyl dealt the finishing blow by staving in Bandos's skull, I felt it. I felt it like it was happening to me. A pain more intense than death. I passed out."
"I survived, but I began to weaken and sicken. I could feel what was happening. Without Bandos to sustain it, my borrowed life energy was slipping away."
"I went to see Juna, and she agreed. There was nothing she could do."
"She had guessed our fates were tied together, but neither of us anticipated the death of a god. Who would have expected it to happen in my lifetime?"

17-Jan-2017 19:39:57

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ScuzzyáBeta said:
1) My understanding of the Arc's lore is that once a moai dies, the island becomes dilapidated, and all the plantlife dies. So how come Cyclosis is lush and green, when their moai is clearly dead?


It's a gradual process. Just as it takes time for a corpse to putrefy.

Since it's not something that could be advanced until the Skull, if at all, I guess that rotting carcass is going to be on ice for the forseeable future.

17-Jan-2017 19:46:11

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Cavi said:
Also, the Memorial of Guthix memories were beautifully written. Great job to whoever wrote them.


Thank you. :)
And thanks also to Mod MattHe and Mod Rowley who helped out with them.

17-Jan-2017 19:48:24

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Adventurerrr said:
Apparently, a time traveler who was with Guthix had the power of the World Guardian, Guthix takes that power back and fuses the said time traveler with the others to form the elemental.

1. My question is, how was she given the world guardian power?


Guthix gave the power to her, just as he gave it to you, when it was your time. The power is not yours to give. (And she used it for quite a different purpose.)

Adventurerrr said:
2. after our death, does that mean after a certain quest that out character"dies" WE no longer become world guardian? (like a clean slate)


Well, if you're dead, you no longer have any use for that power, do you? And the Balance Elemental claims to live outside of time and even witnessed your funeral. So they must have had the power when you no longer needed it.

If your head hurts a bit, that's to be expected. The Balance Elemental's a bit of a timey wimey ball of madness.

17-Jan-2017 19:52:59

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Adventurerrr said:
In lore, are other people able to see the Echo memories? or is that something only the world guardian can witness?


It'd require considerable skill in Divination to divine, assemble and comprehend the strands of Guthix's memories, but it wouldn't require immunity to divine magic to achieve. You're not as special as you think you are, World Guardian.

17-Jan-2017 19:54:52

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DarcáOejder said:
What race was Aeternam and will we see her again? And how can she be our predecesor when we approached Guthix at the end of the Third Age in TLW he didn't know about the concept of World Guardian?


Probably human, but it's unspecified.
She'll see you again. She remembers your funeral like it was yesterday. I guess you know better than anyone that the good die young.
Time travel is a confusing thing (and why we endeavour to not make use of it). She's both your predecessor and your successor, depending on your position on the timeline.

DarcáOejder said:
When can we expect Rite of Passage?


It's been delayed, because you mentioned it. You monster.

DarcáOejder said:
Can you give us some info about Saradomin's daughter Adrasteia?


Yes.

DarcáOejder said:
According to Captain Rovin it is far too expensive to equip an army with weapons better than steel.


Captain Rovin is subject to Varrock's military budget, which is in turn influenced by Aeonisig Raispher's counsel.

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Avernic said:
Why has the Curator been MIA since Tales of the God Wars?


Most likely he'll arise when another tale in that format lingers to be told. His time has not yet come.

Avernic said:
Can we visit the Dimension of Disaster for another grand adventure again soon?


Go ahead. The quest is replayable. Give Meg my regards.

17-Jan-2017 20:06:50

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Vardan said:
3. Are the gods deaths Death saw fixed, or can they be changed?


They were mortal deaths, so it's arguable they could never come to pass, unless they were once again stripped of their divinity.

Vardan said:
4. How are the afterlives made?


Belief.

Vardan said:
6. If you guys want to go to other worlds, how do you plan to deal with the World Gate given that using it means requiring quite a lot of quests?


So far, it's not been an issue. If you're needing to go to other worlds, it's typically because you've exhausted content on the mainland, in which case the target audience are high-level players.

Vardan said:
7. Any more plans for the TzHaar? I love the race and the city, would like to see it get some more love.


Me too. Realistically, they'd probably only be explored further in Elder God quests, given their connection to them, or if more combat content was desired in the Karamja volcano.

Vardan said:
10. What happens to the souls of animals?


Well, they're called 'devourer beasts' for a reason...

17-Jan-2017 20:17:33

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Shaonova said:
How is the existence of an afterlife purely for mortals (not even allowing ascended gods in) consistent with a universe made by the elder gods? It seems like only the elder gods would be powerful enough to create an afterlife and yet there is no reason that they would. What is the origin of the afterlife?


Some scholars claim that there is no fate but that we make for ourselves.

Unfettered from the constraints of the physical world, we dream worlds into being for our souls to inhabit (should they not suffer a worse fate or the sweet salvation of oblivion.

To a large extent, we construct the afterlives we believe, sobered by the truth of our own demise and brief mortality, that we deserve.

As such, the afterlife can be a terrible place.

17-Jan-2017 20:25:35

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Barnabix said:
So now that we have 7/8 Guardians of Guthix, will we be meeting Aeternam anytime soon? Since when we defeat the Balance Elemental, all the people who made it would have returned to live their normal lives, yet as a Guardian Aeternam would also be able to technically live until killed by other means no?


Ah, but Aeternam lives outside of time, and did so even before she was fused into the Balance Elemental. She will see you again, but you may not live to see it.

Barnabix said:
What memory is Treborn?


A memory I would prefer to forget.

Barnabix said:
The Guardians of Guthix echo is just a reuse of an old postbag section, is this because of time constraints?


Some of the memories referenced or were inspired by postbags, where we could fit them into established lore. I'd argue the sheep echo had far more postbag duplication than the Guardians one.

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N7spongy said:
3) With the Balance Elemental just recently gaining new lore(of which I am EXTREMELY glad :D as it's been an obscure topic of discussion for years now) can you say if there is a chance that it could have further relevance in future content?


Maybe. But probably not. Memorial to Guthix did a lot of tying up of ancient history, very little of which has relevance in the present day.

N7spongy said:
5) The 9th Elder Artefact, the Needle, was mentioned in Endgame, does this imply that a crossover between Idle Adventures and the main game is inevitable?


It doesn't necessarily imply that, but it does imply we endeavour to keep them within the same canon.

N7spongy said:
7) For the final Fifth Age quest to be released, could you say if there are plans to link it to The World Wakes in any way?


If there are, this is the first I've heard of it.

17-Jan-2017 20:37:57

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SoddenáHound said:
Are the magic abilities - such as Wrack, Asphyxiate, and so on - all canon? As in, are they legitimate spells that mages can use in the world of Runescape, and not just a game mechanic?


They're a game mechanic. Abilities make no narrative sense.

SoddenáHound said:
What's the difference between a siren and a mermaid?


They're different species. Mermaids are most likely liminal beings (hybrids), like centaurs.

SoddenáHound said:
Is dragonfire some mix of chemical fire, magical fire, and just general extreme heat? If not, what differentiates it from normal fire?


The primary distinguishing feature of dragonfire is...it's fire breathed by a dragon.

SoddenáHound said:
What races DO generally need runes for standard magic


Those that don't have an inherent spellcasting ability.

SoddenáHound said:
Does this mean a musically-inclined mage can use music instead of runes to cast their magic?


In principle. If culinary magic is a thing, all bets are off.

SoddenáHound said:
I know Camelot lore is iffy and wonky, but it's still in game, so: Where is 'Britain' in the Runescape universe? Is it on Earth (if it exists in the multiverse of RS)? Is it on Teragard? Or some other human-conquered world?


We don't talk about Camelot. It is a silly place.

17-Jan-2017 20:43:42

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Zack3 said:
What will happen with the building southeast of of meyerditch, I think it is efaritays palace, are there any plans for it now that the myreque quests ended?


It's the ruins of Efaritay's palace before the destruction of Hallowvale.
Maybe. No current plans. We want to get plenty more fifth age series in the bag before returning to Morytania.

17-Jan-2017 20:45:41

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Skywarp said:
How long could the world guardian theoretically live for and how has the events regarding their soul effected this?


World Guardianship doesn't grant you eternal life. Primarily, it (mostly) grants immunity to the magic of younger gods. Death cut you a break long before the 6th Age happened (and he does charge you a tax for your recklessness, not that he needs the money).[/quote]

17-Jan-2017 20:53:13

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Ascertes said:
1. Are we looking at any quest reworks in the near future?


Shield of Arrav rework coming soon. :) I don't know of any others in development.

Ascertes said:
5. How does Jas feel about her stone being blown to pieces?


You assume an Elder God would have discernible emotions like us mere mortals. At best her reaction is indiscernible.

Ascertes said:
6. Even though the SoJ pillar is now concluded, can we expect to see the young gods in the near future?


Nope. We're getting rid of the young gods. Their day is done. It's over. Pack it up. We're taking our catalyst fragments and going home. Turn the lights off on your way out.

17-Jan-2017 20:56:34 - Last edited on 17-Jan-2017 20:56:49 by ModáStu

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Aquamancer said:
15. Are there plans to tie things like ScapeRune, Land of Snow and Spider Realm into the main, more serious lore? There has to be some serious explanation as to what they really are, how they came to be and how do they operate.


The creation of the Land of Snow (and Sunlight, Holly and Hawthorn) are referenced in one of the new memories of Guthix...though I don't think many have picked up on it.

Aquamancer said:
23. TokHaar-Hok says that Gielinor had a different name prior to the First Age. Will we ever learn this name?


Indeed, the name Gielinor was established by its first settlers, probably Guthix himself (though it was such a long time ago it's difficult to be sure). The Elder Gods would have their own name for the planet, to be used among themselves.

Aquamancer said:
24. According to Mobilizing Armies, TzHaar have founded colonies on the Southern Islands, and some dialogue hinted at the presence of a TzHaar settlement beneath the North, connected to the Lava Flow Mines in some fashion. However, these contradict the claims that the TzHaar never left their volcano home, because they needed to be present near the Elder Kiln to be able to reproduce. So, why are TzHaar present in these locations?


There's nothing physically stopping the TzHaar from settling elsewhere (though they'd find the climate uncomfortably chilly), as indeed you've proven they have. Such settlements are unsuitable for hatching their eggs, however, so it would be impossible for them to cut ties completely with the Karamja volcano. As such, the overwhelming majority of TzHaar can be found there.

Aquamancer said:
25. Were the various volcanic creatures like Har-Aken and TzTok-Jad created by Ful via the Elder Kiln?


A little from column A and from column B. Some "blueprints" in the Kiln were imprinted directly by Ful (notably but not exclusively the primary terraforming castes), others were inherited from creatures that fell into the sacred lava over the years, and some were even reverse-engineered from the nature of Ful herself (such as the TzHaar managing to "fall back" on reproducing through eggs). They've intermixed for so long it's difficult to pin down the origins.

Deltaslug said:
in the future, do you think we'll get a cap on the number of questions a person can post?


By Saradomin's beard, I hope so...

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17-Jan-2017 21:42:14

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