They were created by Jas before the First Age as guardians of the Stone of Jas. It is possible Jas created them on a different world then brought them here as they have giant stockpiles of dragon weapons and armor and they are the only ones that can work with the material, and Dragon Ore isn't found on Gielinor. Thus it seems likely the Dragonkin were created on Freneskae, where Dragon Metal originates and Mahjarrat come from. These creatures have power that can rival gods. Mahjarrat, even pumped up with the Staff of Armadyl and Stone of Jas are a joke to these creatures. And the more the Stone is used the more powered up they get. They claim to both love and hate the Stone of Jas because it gives them their power but also hurts them and drives them insane with rage if the power is abused by a false user. Historically they have only ever suffered losses in the Godwars, most likely from fighting against gods directly, the assault on Kethsi, and after being hunted by Robert the Strong. The only ways to damage them appear to be with God Powers or Tuned Bane Ore Weapons and they are incredibly tough to face in combat.
The negatives of the Dragonkin include them being strangely similar to the Dragon Riders and not being able to reproduce. While they are incredible in battle they have grown to fear death and avoid battle because on the off chance they do die their race is near extinction. Thus they hide in darkness and avoid conflict when possible, yet the maddening curse of Jas forces them to show themselves when someone unworthy uses the Stone of Jas. Also their weakness to Bane Ore.
The positives of the Dragonkin include their Dragonfire which can turn a human to ash just by coming in contact with it, the fact they apparently can not die of old age, their ability to draw power from the Stone of Jas, and their immense combat abilities.
Dragonkin have two goals and apparently have split into two groups to try and complete them. The first goal, and their curse, is to protect the Stone of Jas from False Users or risk madness. Thus every place the Stone of Jas has been the Dragonkin have not been far behind. This includes: Morytania (most likely related to the Lair of Tarn Razorlor and the strange power he was searching for), The Fist Of Guthix in the center where the same pattern on the Stone is seen on the floor and the power you harvest at Fog is strongest, the Lunar Isles where it enabled the Moonclan Fremenniks to evolve more rapidly just from a brief exposure to it before "Beings that walk a higher astral path" took it from them, the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, Kethsi, and wherever it is currently hidden. It appears as though the Dragonkin do not have the ability to sense the Stone's location and are only able to sense its use.
Their second goal is to break the curse Jas placed on them and find a way to bring a new generation of Dragonkin into the world. As a result many Dragonkin Castles and Laboratories are scattered across Gielinor including at Daemonheim, the Queen and King Black Dragon Lairs, Brimhaven Dungeon, the Ancient Cavern, and the Castle Ruins in the North East of lvl 47 wilderness. Their attempts to break this curse have included dissecting their own kind to see if the curse can be physically cut out of them, and infusing their own Lifeblood and magic into other creatures or mixes of creatures. This has lead to the creation of the King/Queen Black Dragons, the Chromatic Dragons, the Metal Dragons, and some half breeds of Dragon like the Brutal Dragons and Mr. Mordaut who is half Fairy Dragon. It appears every species and subspecies of Dragon is a failed attempt of the Dragonkin to pass on their own power and wit to another creature capable of reproduction with the exception perhaps of the mysterious race known as Fairy Dragons.
Only around a dozen Dragonkin are still alive, and we have only been exposed to knowledge about 6 of them. Of those 6 only 3 we have seen face to face and can confirm are among the dozen or so still alive; however given that it is nearly impossible to kill these creatures and they do not die of old age it would be reasonable to assume the other 3 we have heard about are likely still alive.
Sakirth, Sithaph, Strisath - These three Dragonkin operate as a team and protect the Stone of Jas from False Users. The maddening rage the use of the Stone causes them leads them to leave nearly everything they encounter on their hunt for the Stone in ruin. They were imprisoned until the Balance Elemental died and they were released as the last line of defense for the Stone of Jas.
Kerapac The Observer - This Dragonkin is famously strong for resisting the Curse of Jas longer than any of the others and being a superb scientific mind. He determined that it is impossible to cut the curse out of his kin and created the Queen Black Dragon mother of most of the different Dragon Races on Gielinor trying to create an artificial Dragonkin. It is noted that his work inspired others to follow after him.
??? - One such other is mentioned to have created the significantly less powerful King Black Dragon.
Taraket - Is known to have created Mr. Mordaut by mixing a Queen Black Dragon egg and a Fairy Dragon. It is believed Taraket is different from the Dragonkin that created the King Black Dragon because Mr. Mordaut talks about his creator and the Kbd and does not make any connection between the two, also Kerapac's journals state others tried to copy him, as in more than one.
I hope you enjoyed my guide on the plot and happenings of runescape. the content was gathered largely from the Lores and histories section of the main site, in game quests, and runescapewiki.
Article by Wolfie
In 2013, Good Friday falls on March 29, Easter Sunday is March 31 and Easter Monday is April 1.
Easter Sunday is the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox, unless that coincides with the Jewish Feast of Passover, in which case it is moved to the next Sunday. It can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.
Easter traditions around the world:
It might seem like Halloween comes early in Finland when at Easter, children dress up and go begging in the streets with sooty faces, scarves around their heads, carrying broomsticks coffee pots and bunches of willow twigs.
In some parts of Western Finland, people burn bonfires on Easter Saturday. The tradition stems from a belief that the flames could ward off witches flying around between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
In Poland, custom has it that if the master of the house helped to prepare the traditional Easter bread, his moustache will go grey and the dough will fail, so he is banned from taking part. People also pour water on each other on Easter Monday in a tradition called Smingus-Dyngus.
A giant omelette is the dish of the day every Easter Monday in Haux, France. More than 4,500 eggs must be cracked to feed up to 1000 people. They are broken in the early morning at home and brought to the main square to be cooked in time for lunch.
In Latvia, breaking eggs is the aim of an Easter children’s game. Players pair off in a game similar to conkers, but with hard-boiled coloured eggs joined together with string. Competitors bang the ends of the eggs together, striking the broad end together first then the narrow end, until one player’s egg breaks. The winner is the player with the stronger egg.
However, Britain also has its own unusual traditions.
The Hocktide festival in Hungerford on the second Tuesday after Easter kicks off with the town’s newly elected police constable blowing his horn and calling all men to the Hocktide Court in the town hall.
There, two Tutti-men are elected, who then carry a tall pole with an orange on top and a bunch of spring flowers (a tutti) tied to it with ribbons. They are led through the town by the Orangeman and give women oranges in return for kisses with women in the street.
The Easter Bunny Not all Easter traditions are Christian in nature. Many are pagan "imports" and, even then, many pagan and Christian traditions have been secularized over time. The Easter Bunny, for example, derives from the worship of the Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility Eastre (hence the name Easter) whose natural symbol was the rabbit. Use of the Easter Bunny was brought to America by German immigrants - non-German Christians ignored the rabbit until some time after the Civil War when the celebration of Easter became more widespread.
Easter Eggs also predate Christian Easter celebrations. Pagan groups long exchanged eggs at some point near the beginning of Spring as symbol of fertility and the hope that the coming summer crops would be good. These eggs were also often painted with bright colors to represent the colors of spring, from the blooming flowers and the bright sun (remember that in the northern regions there is much less sunlight during the winter). Different cultures today color their eggs in different ways. For example, in Greece it is common to exchange eggs which have been colored crimson to represent the blood of Christ. Slavic countries tend to decorate their eggs with gold and silver and in parts of Germany and Austria, people exchange green eggs on Holy Thursday.
Article by MsKonnan
by Wise Ork
I have not killed, did not curse nor shout
Yet now I am darker than before I came out
I am found in great numbers, but do not pray
Although Moby Dick may had a warning to say
I am the topic that is always muted
Yet in a battle it is for you I am suited
Many don't need me, buy me in what they need
Though the best of your kind are certainly leet
I am death, yet can't kill on my own
I need you to free me from my prison-stone
While my guardians may foil your plans to copy me
I once was the best any of my kind could ever be
Article by Wise Ork
Article by Cireon
April gives a classic puzzle: the Runedoku. Fill in the nine different runes in a 9 by 9 grid in a way that every row, every column and each of the nine 3x3 subsquares contains all nine different runes. Send the runes you find in the coloured row to Cireon using a PM on the offsite before April 24. From all correct answers a random winner of 100k in-game gp will be chosen.
Winner of last month: Andrew Cinqo.
Please meet me in-game to receive your prize of 100k gp.
Article by Cireon
Article by LizBeth
by Miss Alaska
RuneScape. It’s full of quests, swords, monsters, cabbage and, (for our amusement)…Cultural References! Yes, these cleverly added, real-world references the developers like to hide in dialogue, examine texts, books and general NPC characteristics can be a delightful surprise to budding adventurers like ourselves...
I can't be the only player in the game here who likes to pay tribute to the king of pop once in a while with the old zombie dance emote! It's a nice change for regular dancing in Grand Exchange
Happy Easter everyone! BAD WOLF.
Reference: I used the helpful fansite, RuneScape Wikia, as reference to these references. I also sourced the images for the article from the same website.
Article by Miss Alaska
Care or kill
If I told you I love you, what would YOU say;
You're like a poison running to my heart
Your reaction to this, to me will make clear:
That sleeps inside me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.
Like an ice cold hand, its tendrils creeping,
Seeking a hold on what I want to keep mine,
A fear, an addiction,
A control of myself which belongs not to me.
That sleeps inside me.
Article by MsKonnan
~A recipe from training camp~
Could look something like this.
Parsley or salad will do
1 slice of cucumberA little orange
Red cabbage strings (grated red cabbage)
A knife and a cutting board
Cut a slice of the cucumber, and cut the little orange in half.
Once you've done that, you get the plate in front of you, and you put the cheese in a sort of square.
!~!~Proven In real life by Kyratian~!~!
(Image added by editor)
Article by Kyratian