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AesirWarrior

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There are a few sparse references in-game to Gnomes and Humans having a common ancestor, or to Humans being related to monkeys, so Evolution has been hinted at if nothing else. Nevertheless it's worth noting that life forms very differently in the RS universe than in Real life. Complex life is (generally) the result of an imbalance of the Anima-Mundi. I think that if "Evolution" exist it has more to do with magical energies coalescing over time, eventually gaining physical form, rather than a biological process. In my mind Runespan creatures would be akin to the earliest forms of life, their energy not being as closely tied to matter as more developed creatures like humans.

Still, it's not unfeasible that the universe could have existed for millions, if not billions of years. The only thing contradicting it is Top Trumps, which doesn't appear to be hard-canon.
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21-Feb-2018 11:29:45 - Last edited on 21-Feb-2018 12:18:46 by AesirWarrior

AesirWarrior

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Elf†of†Seren said:
Naval†Pupper said:
AesirWarrior said:
There are a few sparse references in-game to Gnomes and Humans having a common ancestor, or to Humans being related to monkeys, so Evolution has been hinted at if nothing else.


On this note, I did ask Stu in the above twitter link about a common ancestor for humans, elves, gnomes, etc - he didn't explicitly deny it. It makes sense that if the humanoids on Teragard stepped through the Schism and colonized other planets, they'd become entire other species as humans arose on Teragard. Hence, bipedals with human-like skin and features being common: gnomes, humans, elves, dwarves, icyene (besides wings), werewolves (minus shapeshifting).


Yeah, Iím pretty sure itís implied that Elves were actually human before Seren changed their entire race. I think that was said during an old livestream. Humans are the rats of the universe, after all. I could believe that they evolved into the various humanoids.


It's in-game in The Voice of the Elders, in the Meilyr section, although it's just speculation. http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Transcript%3AThe_Voice_of_the_Elders#Meilyr:_Notes_on_the_Great_Elixir
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

22-Feb-2018 17:42:24

AesirWarrior

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Hguoh said:

Mermaids I'm not sure about since their reproductive bits are on the part that is a fish. If possible, a female mermaid carrying a human's child might have an issue when delivering since the child might not necessarily breath water while the mother is water-bound.


On the contrary, we know from the L&H "The Mermaid and the Dragon" that Mermaids can use their magic to give themselves legs. Hell, for all we know they might be born with legs and then gives themselves fins once they reach maturity. The Story does note that they've used their legs before.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

26-Feb-2018 00:17:17

AesirWarrior

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Hguoh said:

Dryads are tree spirits made manifest, and are probably not related to humans because of that.


I'm not sure. "Spirits" are incredibly vaguely defined in RS. The term's been used to describe both ghosts and creatures of the Spirit Plane, but there's never been any explantion as to what Dryads, Nymphs or other supposed "spirits" are. For all we know they could just be another species, and spirit is just some generic/superstitious description, or they could be Guthixian Ghosts who have attuned themselves to nature like Filiman.

Laton95 said:
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Another interesting question related to this one is what races are actually native to Gielinor? I think dagannoth are the strongest candidate, with scavids being second although they could be another form of mutated Yu'biuskian.


Presumably none. According to Zaros life is the result of an imbalance in the Anima Mundi. Gielinor, being the "perfect" world, had a balanced Anima, so intelligent life couldn't form. Of course, events such as the Forinthry explosion could have imbalanced it somewhat, which would explain things like Living Rock Monsters.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

26-Feb-2018 18:10:09

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