Birth by Fire, also known as The Fallen Nihil, is a seasonal event held in the Lumbridge Crater, released on 8 November 2016 and removed on 27 November 2016. Within this event, the player gathers burning embers for the Fallen Nihil, an entity who emerged from a bonfire held in the Lumbridge Crater, at the conclusion of the Celebration of Fire Treasure Hunter promotion.
The event premiered on 00:00 UTC 8 November 2016 with an in-game announcement stating that The Fallen Nihil has stepped out of the Lumbridge Bonfire and is requesting your help! See the Events tab under Community for more info.
Each day that the player logged in during the event, they would be greeted with one of the following announcements:
- A Fallen Nihil, one of Zaros' original experiments, has entered Gielinor - head to the Lumbridge Crater now! See the Seasonal Events tab under Community for more info.
- Head over to the Lumbridge Crater now in order to assist the Fallen Nihil in his quest for vengeance. See the Seasonal Events tab under Community for more info.
- A long-forgotten Fallen Nihil has made its way to Gielinor. Head over to the Lumbridge Crater to help for some awesome rewards. See the Seasonal Events tab under Community for more info.
Players can gather burning embers by training any skill or killing monsters throughout the duration of the event. The embers may also be obtained as a reward for turning in completed daily challenges.
For an expedited rate of gathering burning embers, it is advisable to train either Firemaking or Cooking at the bonfire in the Lumbridge Crater. These skills will present a modifier (extending from 20% to 50%) to the number of burning embers awarded while training.
All players are only allowed to gather a maximum of one thousand burning embers per day. This may, however, be extended to two thousand per day through the use of a one-day event daily limit extender or a five-day daily limit extender.
After the player has gathered up to their daily limit of burning embers, they may either turn them in to the Fallen Nihil to progress in the event or convert them to event mystery boxes (at a ratio of one per 250 burning embers) or big event mystery boxes (at a ratio of one per 500 burning embers) for alternate rewards.
As a reward for their participation in this event, players may exchange their burning embers for pieces of the Fallen Nihil Outfit, in addition to event mystery boxes.
Players may hand in up to 10,000 burning embers to the Fallen Nihil. Once the player has given the Fallen Nihil the full allotment of 10,000 burning embers, they may exchange any additional burning embers they receive for either event mystery boxes or big event mystery boxes at the aforementioned ratios.
The player receives a reward for each of the following milestones:
|Burning embers||Reward milestone|
|1,000||Fallen nihil headpiece|
|2,000||Fallen nihil chestpiece|
|3,000||Fallen nihil leg-guards|
|4,000||1 Event mystery box|
|5,000||Fallen nihil greaves|
|6,000||2 Event mystery boxes|
|7,000||Fallen nihil gauntlets|
|8,500||2 Big event mystery boxes|
|10,000||Fallen nihil wings|
Event mystery boxes grant three rolls on the proceeding drop tables, generating a total of three rewards per box, while big event mystery boxes grant five rolls on the proceeding drops tables, generating a total of five rewards per box.
|Medium lava lantern||1|
|Small lava lantern||1|
|Medium smouldering lamp||1|
|Small smouldering lamp||1|
|Fire breathing solution||1|
Players may also receive a selection of these standard rewards:
|Medium prismatic lamp||1|
|Prismatic large fallen star||1|
|Prismatic medium fallen star||1|
- Event noticeboards appeared for the first time during this event.