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Why are there Kharidian people in the Eastern Lands and vice-versa? There are "Kharidian Exiles" POP crew who somehow ended up all the way to the Shield region (approx. 6M miles away from our port). Why were they "exiled" and how and why did they end up all the way to the Shield region with such great seafaring stats, while spending their entire lives in desert region?

Fen*, the bounty guy and the Soothsayer Sybil are also both Wushankan denizens now living in the desert. What gives? Why not use a normal seer and one of Osman's assassins? Something tells me jagex is trying to link the desert and wushanko together somehow.
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28-Jun-2016 11:23:52

Baxtorian
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You do realise how far 6m miles is? It's not that distant; the distance we need to travel is back and forth on the same routes.

Also, I'm fairly certain 6m is the cap and the Shield unlocks before that.

28-Jun-2016 14:19:08

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Kharidia and Wushanko have always been linked in a way. I talk about it more in this thread but seeing as it is quite long and only part of it is related to the question then I'll give you the abridged version.

It seems like there is, and always has been, some sort of exchange of ideas, trade, and people's between the Kharidian Peninsula and the Wushanko Isles. In the past, other Empires (such as the Zarosian Empire) may have operated in this trading route as well, but it seems primarily between Kharidia and Wushanko for the longest time.

You can see early examples of the products of this trade through the fact that both Kharidians and Easterners having similar Golem Technologies. Also, Menaphite Slavers seem to be prevalent through the Arc as well. I would assume that the Kharidians would trade their merchandise with the Easterners due to relative distance - nobody is closer to the Arc than Menaphos.

So, the Kharidian Exile is all the way out there mostly because he thought getting exiled on a distant island was marginally better than getting exiled in the middle of the Desert. Both would have had similar relative distance when accounting for transport. Either that or he was one of those Kharidian Sailors, and ended up getting marooned.
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28-Jun-2016 19:45:16

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in case you're wondering, 9.6 million kilometres is 25 times the distance from earth to the moon
also, the stats don't really make sense, and it's more like, 'oh next region, here's your better crew, oops we already used the seasinger, what else do we have, oh well let's make one up'
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29-Jun-2016 00:21:28 - Last edited on 29-Jun-2016 00:25:33 by Maiden China

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Maiden China said:
in case you're wondering, 9.6 million kilometres is 25 times the distance from earth to the moon
also, the stats don't really make sense, and it's more like, 'oh next region, here's your better crew, oops we already used the seasinger, what else do we have, oh well let's make one up'
Sounds like Jagex.
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29-Jun-2016 05:13:30

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Sepulchre said:
Maiden China said:
in case you're wondering, 9.6 million kilometres is 25 times the distance from earth to the moon
also, the stats don't really make sense, and it's more like, 'oh next region, here's your better crew, oops we already used the seasinger, what else do we have, oh well let's make one up'
Sounds like Jagex.

Actually it's not as major a problem as you'd think.

Firstly, you have to remember that this is a fantasy game - that doesn't give free license to just make things up that don't make sense, but it does give leniency to exaggeration. Think like how the Wall in Game of Thrones is over 250m tall.

Secondly - a combined total of 9.6 million kilometres is spread between four ships, giving about 2.4 million kilometres per ship on average. I know we've got some of our ships longer than others, but I'm lazy.

Your average 18-wheeler is capable of going about 1.2 million to 1.5 million miles when cared for properly - which equates to 1.9 million to 2.4 million kilometres before having to be seriously repaired. Since we have 99 construction and we're constantly paying through the nose repairing those ships, I'd say it's entirely possible for the ships to go that far over the course of their lives.
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01-Jul-2016 19:46:32 - Last edited on 01-Jul-2016 19:49:43 by Captain Lime

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Im just going to give as simple an answer as possible.

I don't do ports, but I doubt the Eastern Lands are 6 MILLION miles away from the Desert**** is fantasy, yes, but to me it's always been a more realistic fantasy game. Plus those ships would have to be super fast to go millions of miles in a week.

Also have you noticed that the Arc is really close to Menaphos and Sophanem? I've always thought that they were trading with them due to close proximity, and as one guy pointed out above, they have similar technologies.

Also the Kharidian Exiles are likely those Menaphite Thugs who got kicked out of Menaphos for worshipping Amascut, or someone similar.
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01-Jul-2016 23:51:53

Zu Zu

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Ok i read the port map wrong. It doesnt take 6m miles to get to the shield lol. You need to accumulate 6m miles by travelling around the Isles to unlock the shield >_<

Also i'd expect the kharidians to be in the pirate regions like mos le' harmless since its technically the closest region visually on the map. The eastern lands is way farther more east of dragontooth isles. I might be wrong thi
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02-Jul-2016 00:07:10 - Last edited on 02-Jul-2016 00:09:17 by Zu Zu

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Double post oops
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02-Jul-2016 00:07:11 - Last edited on 02-Jul-2016 00:07:40 by Zu Zu

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