|Release date||15 August 2006 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||Yes- The Eyes of Glouphrie|
|Location||Tree Gnome Stronghold|
|Examine|| The scorched remains of a silver spirit tree / (During Eyes of Glouphrie cutscene, before being destroyed): An old silver spirit tree. / (During Eyes of Glouphrie cutscene, after being destroyed): The remains of the silver spirit tree.|
|Notable features||Deceased silver spirit tree|
Argento is currently the only known silver spirit tree to ever live in RuneScape. Exactly what this signified is unknown, but it may have been a symbol of great power.
Argento was said to be a kind, wise tree, who was always willing to speak with the gnomes that lived in the Gnome Stronghold. He was a particularly good friend of Hazelmere, a former advisor of King Healthorg. They spent many hours talking to each other during the king's reign.
One day, when Hazelmere approached the spirit tree, he noticed that the tree was not himself. He refused to talk, and the kind nature that once surrounded the tree was gone. Hazelmere, wondering what had happened to his old friend, went to a fellow advisor, Oaknock, for advice. Oaknock suspected that something may have happened to Argento, and that an illusionment spell had been placed upon him to cover it up. Oaknock constructed a disillusionment machine and used it on the tree, revealing that the tree had been killed, nearly split in two by a powerful spell.
The two advisors immediately suspected the King's third advisor, Glouphrie. They told King Healthorg about the incident, and they came to the conclusion that only Glouphrie had the magical skill needed to cast such a powerful spell. They took Glouphrie to the body of Argento, and Glouphrie admitted that he had hidden the tree's death. Glouphrie was banished from the stronghold by the king, and what happened to Glouphrie afterward is largely a mystery.
Today, all that remains of Argento is a charred silver stump on the south side of the stronghold, near Brimstail's cave. After While Guthix Sleeps, a statue of Hazelmere is placed near Argento's remains.
- Before the gnome graphical update and when it was alive, Argento looked a lot like the Spirit tree in the canyons east of Poison Waste called Incomitatus (Unlocked during The Path of Glouphrie quest).
- The name "Argento" comes from the Latin word argentum, meaning "silver". When inflected, argentum word can become argento.