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AutumnáElite
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Kaimeee said Aubury used to sneak her runes so maybe he originated from that sector of the city and wants to improve it rather than abandon it. Wake me up when Osborne resigns | Will not be renewing membership until Jagex deals with its toxic developer culture & has a new, better lead designer | *Soon TMö is not a fun joke, it is an admission the company is an embarrassment

06-Jun-2016 18:30:25

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Well, we business isn't great, because he was found to be stealing runes in the Mega May event.

It could be that being in the shady part of the city allows him to do dealings with the ZMI?
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06-Jun-2016 18:38:37

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It would depend on whether Varrock runs on Feudalism, a "Market" system or Mercantilism.

If its still Feudal then this is how it works. In Feudalism the nobles/royalty or castle centrally plan the economy and for example tell you where you must set up your shops upon asking permission. They have a claim of ownership to all industry or means of production. Cons are lack of mobility/inequality but pros/benefits are a guaranteed role/place in society, rationed land to work on and guaranteed accommodation(security) in return for your service/loyalty. Tramps would be integrated into peasantry. Roald or a nobleman probably forced him to put his shop there then.


If Varrock is Market/Mercantile then its probably due to property/land inflation from a "depression" economic crisis and the slums are just the most affordable areas. Factors can be a variety and not clearly seen/defined.
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06-Jun-2016 18:39:18 - Last edited on 06-Jun-2016 19:07:35 by Padomenes

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Aubury might be a secret Zamorakian too. Think about it; the shop is so close to the chaos altar and there's a Zamorakian mage in there studying the Abyss and the runecrafting benefits it has. The prices are fixed, he gives out free runes for beginner mages, and he can teleport people into the Rune Essence mine. And this would give the Zamorakians a serious edge in the runecrafting business, an edge they also have in Kandarin with the Ourania Altar. Prepare for hell on RuneScape in Naval Cataclysm!

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06-Jun-2016 20:32:10

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AesirWarrior said:
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He has so few customers now that runecrafting has been rediscovered?


As of 2012 the secret of Runecrafting was never lost in the first place. The wizards of The Old Tower (well, the tower wasn't built yet, but you get the point) discovered the essence mine at the dawn of the 5th age and they've known how to create runes ever since.

It has been lost my friend. It was lost when fremmies went on an anti-runecrafting rampage. and then it was rediscovered at the start of fifth age


The fremenik anti-runecrafting rampage was *in* the 5th age.

EDIT: Between the year 42 and 62 of the 5th age to be exact.

Wasn't that still after the rediscovering? After all moonclan and v were the original runecrafters i think?
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06-Jun-2016 20:38:53

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Valuable commodity? Very very few humans can even use it, let alone make practical use from it. Runescape doesn't need a hero...it needs a villain. An all encompassing force of evil that will remain ever-threatening and use chaos to make the peoples of Gielinor tolerate each other, grow strong together, and fight side by side against this evil. I am that villain.

06-Jun-2016 20:46:28

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ZAmorakZaros said:
AesirWarrior said:
ZAmorakZaros said:
AesirWarrior said:
ZAmorakZaros said:
He has so few customers now that runecrafting has been rediscovered?


As of 2012 the secret of Runecrafting was never lost in the first place. The wizards of The Old Tower (well, the tower wasn't built yet, but you get the point) discovered the essence mine at the dawn of the 5th age and they've known how to create runes ever since.

It has been lost my friend. It was lost when fremmies went on an anti-runecrafting rampage. and then it was rediscovered at the start of fifth age


The fremenik anti-runecrafting rampage was *in* the 5th age.

EDIT: Between the year 42 and 62 of the 5th age to be exact.

Wasn't that still after the rediscovering? After all moonclan and v were the original runecrafters i think?


Yes they were. They made the altars and were the first to discover the secret of runecrafting. They never lost their knowledge of it though. The 5th age was when the rest of the world discovered it.
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06-Jun-2016 21:46:54

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Aubury happens to be right next to the Zamorak Altar and the Zamorak mage who establishes that the Zamorakians already had a way of making their own runes even before Runecrafting was 'rediscovered.'

It seems to me that Aubury was playing both the Wizard's Tower and the Zamorak Mages by taking rune essence from the Tower's mine (he does have the spell and letting the Zamorak Mage 'plunder' it in exchange for some freshly crafted runes which he could then sell back to the former.

06-Jun-2016 22:33:36

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It might be that that exact place is one of the few places where you can go from runescape into the essence mine, that you can't just do that wherever you want... which means he'd be forced to stay there or he couldn't easily transport others/himself in and out Carn

06-Jun-2016 22:41:38

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Theory: It's more economical for the Tower, because their funds (according to this theory) are limited. Aubury in this case is more akin to a bohemian intellectual than a pauper. "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you[...]For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?

07-Jun-2016 00:20:32

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