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Hello everyone :)

On January 17th from 7PM, Mods Raven, Osborne, Rowley, Stu & Jack will be here to answer your lore related questions in our 'Lore Corner'!

On the day we'll be making a new locked post where we'll be quoting your questions and giving you answers from the team!

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10-Jan-2017 09:09:02 - Last edited on 17-Jan-2017 19:09:17 by Mod Shauny

Bowi
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Now Mah is gone the last small 'hope' for a Ritual of Enervation is gone, does this mean the Mahjarrat will slowly become extinct despite a female Mahjarrat being alive and the removal of the other ritual? I'm a horrible human bean.

10-Jan-2017 09:15:35

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10-Jan-2017 09:15:41

Helring
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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.


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?

10-Jan-2017 09:17:54 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 22:52:15 by Helring

Chaos Lupus

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1.) Werewolf quests - when?

2.) Will we see any more characters from the novels make their way into the game anytime soon?

3.) In what sense is Adrasteia Saradomin's daughter? Was it a similar situation to Tumeken/Elidinis/Icthlarin/Amascut, did Saradomin find another way around it, has she somehow survived since the time before Saradomin's ascension?

4.) Is Adrasteia a demigod, human, or some sort of hybrid with another race?

5.) How hesitant were the Mahjarrat about accepting Hazeel? In my head canon, he's so close to Zamorak because some of the Mahjarrat were opposed to inducting him into the tribe while Zamorak vouched for his inclusion.

6.) Has Zamorak ever used demon contracts to force people into his service? According to Kara-Meir, Ux, who has broken from the pact, is particularly opposed to both Zamorak and Zaros.

7.) What does the future hold for the relationship between Zamorak and Khazard? We have mod quotes claiming that familial relations between Mahjarrat don't come with the same sort of closeness as they would between humans, and that certainly holds true for some, but it wouldn't appear to be a rule for the Mahjarrat as a whole.

8.) Was Malak the original guardian of the blood diamond after Azzanadra's life force was trapped within or did he get it from someone else? He's not exactly the most trustworthy individual to assign that task to.

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

10.) What is the Obsidian Tribunal?

11.) Hypothetically, how many imps would it take to kill K'ril Tsutsaroth in a straight up cage fight to the death?
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10-Jan-2017 09:31:16 - Last edited on 11-Jan-2017 12:01:16 by Chaos Lupus

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Ooh, fun!

1. The first act of River of Blood made great pains to establish the Splinter Group as a major antagonist - revealing their long-standing manipulation of the Myreque, giving their (presumptive) leader unrestricted access to Paterdomus, Blisterwood, and a vampyrized Seergaze, and putting us on the cusp of the war they had been working towards. And then they disappear from the quest. Was there originally a third act planned that would have seen us face off against the conspirators, but that was cut for time/budget?

2. I maintain a list of written languages that appear in Runescape. While a lot of work went into mapping out Vampyric, is this the exception or the rule? Do most scripts have a meaning known to the developers? Are they design motifs meant to maintain consistency between similarly themed environments? Or are they usually the sole purview of an environmental artist, adding flair to a new location at their own discretion?

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?

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?

5. Have you ever considered making the lesser lore (aside from who won and who lost) from world events 1 and 2 available in game somehow? There are some significant tidbits from npcs that players who didn't participate in the events miss out on.

6. Strisath vs Sithaph in Hero's Welcome. Was this originally a typo (be honest)?

10-Jan-2017 09:59:26 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 10:00:38 by Rondstat

Lethalintent
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1. Is it planned for Xau-Tak and the Queen of Ashes to be long term characters if and when they are finally introduced? Not just Guthix'd or worse V'd off. I appreciate death being necessary for the plot to sometimes advance, but not having it be at the start of every meeting would be great,

2. Are Zaros and or Seren aware of Xau-Tak? Should the latter decide to stir and do any kind of harm, what's to stop the siblings from wiping him out?

3. Can the situation with Zaros locating Saradomins daughter be elaborated on? Was it a rescue mission? Why doesn't Saradomin now that she's safe just destroy this Obsidian Tribunal?

4. On the subject, is the Obsidian Tribunal just Zaros's name for what we know as the Teragard Magisters or are they separate groups?

5. Azzanadra sounds close to Godhood, should this hypothetically happen, would he be accepting of his new state of being?

6. How is it possible for Saradomin to have a daughter? Is she his Great great great.. Etc Granddaughter but just shortens it to save everyone 5 minutes?

7. Is it possible for Char to be involved more in storylines? Are there any plans for this? I feel she hasn't had any spotlight since her initial quest and the poor girl needs a graphical polish as it is.

8. Where do you see the story going after the Elder Gods? Have you thought that far ahead? How can anything ever match up to meeting and humbling them to let life they created continue on its natural course? I never want quests to end, but I'm not sure anything could top that eventual Finale.

9. During Endgame we had the chance to let most of the gods know where we stand with them, if you told them outright you stood against them has this permanently burned all bridges between your player and said god?
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10-Jan-2017 10:13:39 - Last edited on 13-Jan-2017 00:27:50 by Lethalintent

ChernoAlpha

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1. Had Bandos triumphed over Armadyl during the Bird and the Beast, how would Zaros have convinced him to agree to the demonic pact that would ensure he got the Stone of Jas during Sliske's Endgame?

2. During the flashback in Children of Mah, Zaros seems very uncaring toward the Mahjarrat, and even slightly disgusted by them, dismissing them as glorified mercenaries who fight for whoever is at the top of the food chain. However, in his memories in Fate of the Gods, he seems to care about them, even thinking fondly of them as his younger siblings, intending to take them under his wing and for them to inherit his empire. Which is Zaros's actual view? Was his dialogue in Children of Mah just an outburst in anger at Zamorak's betrayal, an inconsistency between writers, or an attempt to make him more morally grey after how benevolent he seemed in FotG?

3. It's been stated several times in the past that you cannot kill an Elder God. If this is the case, how did Seren manage it? Was Mah a special case due to her corruption and deformity, and having been drained of most of her divine energy by Zaros and the Mahjarrat?

4. How did Sliske not notice that we'd tampered with his control of the Shadow Realm between Kindred Spirits and Sliske's Endgame? Surely he'd have picked up on it pretty quickly considering how much he relies on it.

5. Can we get an outright confirmation that Sliske avoided the drain on his energy from Mah by using the Stone of Jas?

6. How did Sliske meet Jas, or is that a matter for future content?

7. Sliske supposedly wanted the Elder Gods woken up so they would destroy Gielinor and make the universe "interesting". However, wouldn't the Elder Gods end up destroying all the worlds for the Great Revision? Wouldn't a universe without life would be even more boring to Sliske? Surely, as a former member of Zaros's inner circle, he knew that the Elder Gods wouldn't stop with Gielinor?

8. Could we get godhood tiers for V, Xau-tak and the Queen of Ashes?

10-Jan-2017 10:19:57

ChernoAlpha

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9. Is there any significance to Sliske petrifying upon his "death"? Only gods have been seen to do so, and Lucien, who was also impaled upon the Staff of Armadyl, ended up as a simple corpse. Is it to do with him having apparently transferred his soul to us?

10. On that note, the ending of Sliske's Endgame heavily implies that Sliske has transferred his soul to us. However, the ability to escape ones' body upon death has been stated to be limited to Tier 2 gods. Does this mean that Sliske had secretly ascended, or was this only possible due to the circumstances involving both the player and Sliske having been stabbed with the staff?

11. We have had several hints that Azzanadra is somewhat less than sane, from his own memory, Nabor and Bilrach. Is there a significant reason for his insanity, such as prolonged exposure to Zaros's controlling aura, having been locked in a pyramid for millenia, or possibly even Xau-Tak shenanigans?

10-Jan-2017 11:25:17 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 11:32:13 by ChernoAlpha

Zaro Asriel
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Any chance of Zaros ordering his followers (possibly Char maybe, because heat) to go and Thaw out, then refurbish Ghorrock? It could be a useful location in the future, as well as give some insight to modern day humans as to what being a Zarosian human was like during the extermination. ZarosianZero:
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10-Jan-2017 11:40:13

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