|This page is about a clan. Membership of the clan is organised by the clan itself and the history of the clan is as recorded by its members. For information about the clan features in RuneScape, please go to the Clans section of the Game Guide.|
|Founded||December 6th 2003|
|Requirements||110+ F2P Combat with 70+ Ranged|
|Clan Chat||Wilderness Guardians|
|Junior Clan||The Descendant Guardians|
The Wilderness Guardians (Shortened to WildGuard, initialised WG) is a PvP and community-based clan founded by His Lordship in 2003. The name "Wilderness Guardians" originally represented the clan's focus of protecting non-PKers in the Wilderness; today it represents the protection of the old ways of honour.
In the many years of its existence, WG has become one of the most renowned RuneScape clans, notably for their revolutionary and impressive feats and accomplishments. WG has hosted multiple real-life meetings, has for sale a clan t-shirt, owns one of the best websites of any clan in any game online, and much more which gives the clan its uniqueness. One of the most prominent features is WG's endorsement by Jagex, the creators of RuneScape. WG has also been a strong influential force and has changed the face of RuneScape and its clan world over the years, both directly and indirectly. In 2006, it was widely agreed that WildGuard was the #3 P2P multi clan, under Damage Incorporated and RuneScape Dinasty.
WG remains one of the ten oldest surviving clans active in RuneScape to date. His Lordship is recognised as the oldest clan leader serving a consecutive term in the rank. The clan has a steady amount of around one hundred members (including retired members ("Emeritus") and members of the junior clan), and a strong community between them. WG remains active in PvP, hosting several PKing trips (Known as Raids) per week, at least one Clan Wars Arena fight per week, and at least one full-scale war per month. The clan keeps a balance between F2P, P2P and events in the Evolution of Combat Beta. WG also holds various PvM, skilling and community events - there are three or four non-PvP opportunities available every week. The clan is mostly American and European, though there is catering for all world timezones.
WildGuard was started by His Lordship on December 6th, 2003, following his post on the Rune Village fansite's forums entitled "Read This If You Hate PKers". The clan, originally known as "The PK PKs" was based around the concept of Anti-Player Killing, or APKing. The idea received an incredible response from the community, with at least 30 members joining within 2 days of opening, some sources saying 60-70. Along with a name change to the Wilderness Guardians, they gained the support of The Sabres (One of only two surviving pre-RuneScape clans and the strongest APKing clan at the time) and joined The Federation on December 19th - a syndicate of clans who shared honour-based principles.
Over the years, WG has caused, shared and experienced far too much to be written briefly. The clan is one of, if not the most influential RuneScape clan ever to have existed. WG has triumphantly recovered from near death, its members have shaken hands in 5 continents around the world, and the clan has been on the cutting edge to the extent that almost every serious clanner knows of the Wilderness Guardians. Three accounts of WG's history have been written and are constantly updated - a basic, a condensed and an extended version. All three of these accounts appear on WG's official website.
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