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Falador's white stone caslte.
Falador is the capital of Asgarnia, and is situated at the centre of RuneScape, meaning it sees vast numbers of visiting adventurers and traders daily. The most striking feature of Falador is the white stone from which the city is built. The entire city is constructed from this stone, giving it a uniform look.
Falador is officially ruled by King Vallance, but he has not been seen for many years, resulting in the de facto ruling falling to Sir Amik Varze, leader of the White Knights.
Falador lies in the centre of both Asgarnia and of RuneScape, and as such it is relatively straightforward to find. It lies north-west of Lumbridge and Draynor Village, and directly west of the foreboding edifice of Draynor Manor. To the east, beyond the Barbarian Village and the River Lum, lies Varrock, capital of Misthalin.
To the north of Falador lies the Dwarven Mine, which can be reached both above and under the ground, by virtue of the lattice of tunnels that extends between the Mine and the Miners' Guild in Falador. Travelling north-west from Falador, via Taverley, will bring you to Burthorpe, seat of the Crown Prince of Asgarnia and home of the Imperial Guard.
Though there are only two gates in Falador's walls, there is also a broken section of wall to the west, a tunnel beneath the walls in the south-west and a scalable wall to the north-east, requiring 26, 5 and 11 agility, respectively.
Points of Interest
Falador is divided quite evenly down the middle, providing the residential district in the eastern half and the commercial district (and the White Knights' Castle) in the west. Outside the city walls to the south, the farms of Falador provide food for the city and any adventurers who might wish to spend some time growing their own vegetables.
The Castle itself is an impressive example of the work of the master engineers of Asgarnia. It rises high above the city to provide an unrivalled view of the White Knights' domain, and it is surely this imposing sight that has held off invasions in times past. Should you be a member of the White Knights (by completing the Wanted! quest), you can purchase armour from Sir Vyvin. You can check what level of White Knight you are by either checking your Quest Journal under Wanted!, or by talking to Sir Vyvin. Wandering about north of the castle is a Town Crier, who is more than happy to explain the Rules of Conduct and the role of Player Moderators.
Many travelling adventurers and merchants gather in the grounds of the park, and around the city's centre to sell their wares to other traders. If you find yourself in possession of some goods, or you need something specific, it is probable that another adventurer is there willing to buy your goods or to sell goods to you.
If you own a house, the Herald, who lives in the castle, can track down your family tree and give you a coat of arms that you can decorate your house with. He will also paint pictures to hang upon the walls of your home.
The city boasts two banks, allowing adventurers to make the most of the city's other amenities. In the north of the city is a park, with a tree farming patch and plant roots which serve as the entrance to the Giant Mole's layer.
In the city's south-east is an entrance to the Mining Guild, requiring 60 Mining, and the Artisan Workshop, which provides a variety of interesting Smithing training methods, so long as you provide your own ores. The Mining Guild can be entered with level 59 mining with a Dwarven Stout or at level 58 mining with a Dwarven Stout (m).
In the north-east of the city is the Party Room, in which players can host or participate in drop parties.
|King Vallance||Sir Amik Varze|
|Sir Amik Varze can be found in the second floor of the west tower of Falador Castle.|
|Sir Vyvin||Squire Asrol|
|Sir Vyvin can be found on the second floor of the castle, in the east wing.||Squire Asrol can be found in the courtyard of the White Knights' Castle.|
|Sir Tiffy Cashien||Wyson the gardener|
|Members can find Sir Tiffy Cashien sitting on a bench just inside the south entrance to the Falador Gardens.||Wyson can be found in or around the pavilion in the east of the Falador Park.|
|Party Pete can be found keeping the party alive in the Party Room.||Megan can be found in the bar upstairs at the Party Room.|
|Julienne, Emissary of Saradomin||Taw'Paak, Emissary of Armadyl|
|Julienne can be found in the Falador Gardens.||Taw'Paak can be found east of the Clan Camp.|
The following quests can be started in Falador:
- The Knight's Sword
- Recruitment Drive
- Quiet Before the Swarm
- Ritual of the Mahjarrat
- Eadgar's Ruse
- Witch's House
Defenders of the City
|Dwarf ( Level 20, 56, 64 | Weak to )||Guard (Level 26 | Weak to , )|
|Dwarves can be found in the Mining Guild in the eastern half of Falador.||The Town Guards of Falador can be found wandering the city in a number of places, but there are usually clusters of them at the city's north and south gates.|
|White Knight (Level 50, 54 | Weak to , )|
|The White Knights can be found, quite obviously, in the Castle of the White Knights.|
- There is a bronze pickaxe spawn point in the Mining Guild.
- There is a hammer spawn point upstairs in the forge just north of the castle.
- Cooked chicken mysteriously spawns in the top floor of Cassie's Shield Shop.
- If you prefer your chicken raw, or are a keen fletcher, there is a chicken in the courtyard of the White Knights' Castle.
- Members can go hunt moles for Wyson; if you give him the moles' claws or hides as proof of slaying the giant moles he will reward you with birds' nests. Some of these nests may contain seeds, useful for advancing your Farming skill.
- If you have completed Recruitment Drive, you may choose to respawn at Falador. Talk to Sir Tiffy Cashien about 'the Gaze of Saradomin'.
- On the evening of June 6, 2006, The Falador Massacre, AKA, the World 111 Glitch struck Faldor. It was roughly a week after the release of the Construction skill. A RuneScape Member was expelled from a Player Owned House in Rimmington with the accidental ability to attack fellow RuneScape players anywhere in the world, regardless of their combat level.
- As mentioned in God Letters Issue 25, Falador was once known as "Farradorn".
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