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Sepulchre
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Earlier today, the thread of this same name was locked, so I decided to recreate it.

Reason being that it seems some people (no naming and shaming on this one) apparently aren't aware that threads created years ago and that may not have had posts for some time.. can still be relevant. This can be especially true in the lore forums, whenever new information on an old subject is released either by a Jagex employee or in-game. This seems evidenced by the fact that there were just as many responses to that thread after it was brought back to the first page as there would be on average to a thread in the lore forums.

Back to the matter at hand. During Fate of the Gods (or after, if you decided not to ask him all the questions you could) Zaros says, when asked about Bandos, that
The god may die, but the philosophy is eternal. In time, another will grow to take his place, be they a god or not.

So the question that still has some relevance is indeed: Who is Guthix's successor? One could say the answer is obviously the Godless, or obviously the World Guardian. The issue here is the Godless are only agreeing with Guthix on the issue of having no gods. Aside from that, they have no concept of Balance, peace, unity, or understanding of nature like Guthix himself did. As for the World Guardian, not every player is actively following up on the task Guthix gave them, to rid the world of gods.

So the question still remains unanswered. Who is Guthix's successor? Who, if anybody, most appreciates the notions of Balance, peace, unity, nature, etc?
My honest thought is that at some point down the line, the World Guardian will have no choice but to act as Guthix intended. What are your thoughts on this on-going, long-standing topic?
A
World Guardian
must learn to find
Balance
in themselves.
Only then can they
Control
themselves and forge their own
Fate.

15-Jun-2016 05:12:52

Captain Lime

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Let's sake for the sake of nothing else if not for noblest of causes -
annoying every other damn person in this thread
- that Saradomin could be Guthix's successor.

Now, it really depends on what you mean by successor. As the God of Balance, even Guthix wasn't what Guthix wanted. He said himself that his presence disrupted the balance. So for this post, we're going to assume that Guthix's role was that of a noninterferent protector.

Saradomin says on countless occasions that he only wants to protect the world of Gielinor, and it seems like he has the means to actually do so. His Elder Artifact allows him to at least have an idea of where major threats are. Life on Teragard and New Domina seems alright for the past few thousand years, and he only interfered with those worlds when something went very, very wrong.

Not only that, but the majority of the world is already Saradominist, and he himself conveys little interest in converting the rest. If we take him at his word (and he's never lied or half-truthed is before, he's actually been quite upfront about his past unlike
certain gods.
) then he seems like the ideal protector.

He's also the most amicable of the gods, as it happens. He's the one who signed an alliance with Elidinis, and also was on favourable terms with Armadyl and even Bandos for portions of the God Wars. He has made peace when it was the best option before, but also takes out enemy threats to the world, and tries to do so proactively. He's also a force to be reckoned with and has the support of the lion's share of the world. That's some good protection in my books.

So there. Saradomin could be Guthix's successor. Take that, Hazeel!
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STUPID.
" - Mod Raven

15-Jun-2016 05:49:34 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2016 05:52:32 by Captain Lime

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Technically, every mortal on Gielinor is Guthix's successor. Even when he slept everyone had a responsibility of sorts to fill in, and that included ensuring cycles such as nature were fulfilled. These cycles of balance would mix up what Guthix believed to be the perfect recipe of anima to keep the Elder Gods asleep. And as he died, divination took place and people learned to use it to return his essence to the Anima Mundi in order to repair Gielinor.

Not only are all mortals technically doing his work, he actually employed a select number of beings known as Guardians of Guthix to help him with his duties. These Guardians, which include Juna, Fiara and the Valluta, all have certain duties which Guthix himself could do easily but would break his own code of leaving the mortals to their own devices (and defeating the purpose of their own ecosystem in the process), and as such have been given certain powers to ensure Gielinor's protection. Some of these Guardians have even been given tasks to ensure balance in the mortals' ecosystems, such as Death.

Then of course there is the World Guardian. Guthix's final resort in protecting Gielinor as he died. They are mortal like any other, with a mortal mindset and will. But they have also been on epic adventures and aiding Guthix in dealing with certain threats to the world since before they even met, and have even used Elder Artefacts and the Amserdrwys. The World Guardian also follows their own path and has been blessed with the power to defy the other gods, both in power and in influence, the ultimate stance for mortal against god. They are completely free to do whatever they like, but anything they do plays their part in helping the world in some way.
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15-Jun-2016 07:32:56

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Captain Lime said:
Let's sake for the sake of nothing else if not for noblest of causes annoying every other damn person in this thread!


If you have to announce it, you're already trying too hard.
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15-Jun-2016 15:39:46

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The World Guardian. Or at least that's what he intended, but maybe you're heartless and ignored the dying wish of a great man. You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

15-Jun-2016 16:11:14

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Wahisietel said:
The World Guardian. Or at least that's what he intended, but maybe you're heartless and ignored the dying wish of a great man.
I'm saying what if the Player (and this happens often) doesn't want to do what Guthix wanted us to? Who would it be then?
A
World Guardian
must learn to find
Balance
in themselves.
Only then can they
Control
themselves and forge their own
Fate.

15-Jun-2016 16:20:25

Megical Man

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Captain Lime said:
Let's sake for the sake of nothing else if not for noblest of causes -
annoying every other damn person in this thread
- that Saradomin could be Guthix's successor.


Saradomin literally couldn't be Guthix' successor. It was written in the prophecy of Eiffel 65 that it couldn't be him. And I quote,

"I'm blue, if I was green I would die."

Or... Something like that.

Bam, disproved you without even breaking a sweat.

15-Jun-2016 18:48:52 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2016 18:49:08 by Megical Man

Captain Lime

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Megical Man said:
Captain Lime said:
Let's sake for the sake of nothing else if not for noblest of causes -
annoying every other damn person in this thread
- that Saradomin could be Guthix's successor.


Saradomin literally couldn't be Guthix' successor. It was written in the prophecy of Eiffel 65 that it couldn't be him. And I quote,

"I'm blue, if I was green I would die."

Or... Something like that.

Bam, disproved you without even breaking a sweat.


I don't remember that part of the song...


Lethalintent said:
Captain Lime said:
Let's sake for the sake of nothing else if not for noblest of causes annoying every other damn person in this thread!


If you have to announce it, you're already trying too hard.


But it looks like I was successful anyways!
^ "Some of those words were
STUPID.
" - Mod Raven

15-Jun-2016 20:10:42 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2016 20:11:32 by Captain Lime

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