Ariane’s had premonitions ever since she was a child, but lately her visions have shown her just one thing: the Wizards’ Tower – her former home and place of study – in flames. Sure enough, there are already magical creatures manifesting and attacking the wizards, and Ariane’s convinced that Archmage Sedridor’s plan to purge the tower will trigger the disaster she foresees. Ariane’s banned from entering the Wizards’ Tower, so she needs your help to open the archmage’s eyes to the truth.
You’ll delve deep into the ruins of the very first Wizards’ Tower, which was once home to four distinct orders: the serene Blue Wizards; the wise Green Wizards; the free-thinking Red Wizards and the analytical Grey Wizards. You’ll need to solve the puzzle of how to enter, and decide what sort of mage you are to unlock the old tower’s secrets and save the new one from its fiery fate.
Rewards include a magical staff that’s handy for low-level mages, as well as a unique wizard’s hat and title, both of which reflect the magical order you aligned yourself with in the old tower (you’ll have the opportunity to change this, if you wish).
How to start Rune Mysteries:
Speak to Ariane in the lobby of the Wizards’ Tower.
Rune Memories (members only)
At the end of Rune Mysteries, Ariane found herself in a bit of a bind, and now she needs your help once more. You’ll fully explore the arcane ruins beneath the Wizards’ Tower and experience – through the memories of its former inhabitants – the clashes of magical ideals that led to the old tower’s downfall. Dig deep enough and put together the pieces of this ancient puzzle, and you’ll have all you need to free Ariane and avert the disaster once and for all.
Rewards for this members-only quest include a full set of magical robes to accompany the last quest’s hat, as well as access to Archmage Sedridor’s personal rune essence chest, which will grant you rune essence every time you level up in Runecrafting. This is applied retroactively if you’ve already levelled the skill, and by 99 you’ll have received a mighty 24,750 essence in total! Those of you with very high Magic, Prayer and Runecrafting will find further, hidden rewards – ask around the tower once the quest’s complete.
Our winner – after much deliberation – is the fantastic Aquanite by FallingCode. An honourable mention goes to thepodgirlnc for Majestic Phoenix, which came a very close second.
This week on the 20th November, we saw the hugely anticipated Evolution of Combat released into the live game, and no doubt many of you have been testing your mettle (and metal!) against the biggest, baddest foes in Gielinor.
With the host of new abilities, weapons and armour, and more than a few tweaks to the game visuals, I have no doubt many people have gained a great deal of artistic inspiration from the EoC. Now is your chance to create those great works of art and submit them to us! Maybe you want to show off your character in a scene of pitched battle against K’ril, or your clan fighting your number-one rival clan! Whatever gets your creativity flowing, share it with us!
We will be running the EoC Gallery for a slightly shorter time than usual, so – as always – send your entries via e-mail to email@example.com before Saturday 8th December 2012.