|Also known as||King of the Cabbages|
|Quest NPC?||The Death of Chivalry, Missing, Presumed Death|
|Examine|| • The cabbage to rule them all. |
• All hail Brassica Prime!
Likely due to being a giant vegetable, Brassica Prime believes that power comes from deliciousness, probably due to the fact that most fruits and vegetables wish to be eaten to spread their seeds around, and thus the more deliciousness, the more chance of being picked and propagating.
Brassica was involved in the 2007 April Fools event, the 2009 April Fools event, and makes small appearances in The Death of Chivalry and Missing, Presumed Death. He is set to feature in World Event 3 with the god of the monkeys, Marimbo.
|“||I command the power of highly concentrated nutrients. There is no greater force in all of creation.||”|
Brassica is a cheerful god, and seems to enjoy relaxing and bouncing. As his appearance would imply, he is extremely fond of cabbages, and considers the cabbages of RuneScape to be his followers. Brassica Prime also seems to value persistence, and has twice rewarded those who have demonstrated it.
Brassica appears to be rather delusional, and believes himself to be the only god, describing the other gods as mere "fleshy giants". He also believes himself to be immune to fire, including the breath of the powerful dragonkin Strisath, as he puts it, "a roasted cabbage is a delicious cabbage, and deliciousness is power"..
Despite his seemingly frail appearance, Brassica believes himself to be extremely powerful, and with the use of the "highly concentrated nutrients" he commands, he considers himself to have no need for the Elder Artefacts, including even the Stone of Jas (or the "Cabbage of a Thousand Truths" as he calls it). The accuracy of his claims are questionable however, due to his apparent insanity.
Brassica is one of the most mysterious deities, with nearly nothing known about his past prior to the Fifth Age. Some of his followers believe him to be a product of the Anima Mundi, in a similar fashion to Vorago, and thus tied to Gielinor's well-being, although there is no evidence to support this claim.
Although Saradomin claimed that all current gods participated in the Gielinorian God Wars, it is likely Brassica did not, for he was not affected by the Edicts of Guthix when they ended, suggesting that Guthix may have thought favourably of him, or that he did not perceive him as a threat.
Visit to Oo'glogEdit
Adventurers who kicked one of these bouncing cabbages all the way from Falador to Oo'glog were rewarded with a fireworks display and an audience with Brassica Prime himself. Brassica claimed to be impressed by adventurers "looking after one of [his] followers so well", and rewarded them with an ordinary cabbage.
Destruction of the Monastery CabbagesEdit
When the god of order, Saradomin visited Edgeville Monastery to impart a mission to Sir Owen and an adventurer near the start of the Sixth Age, he inadvertently disintegrated a dozen cabbages, with the three remaining cabbages being lightly quick sautéd, rendering them unsuitable for consumption. This angered Brassica, and as a result, he now bears a grudge towards Saradomin. Adventurers are able to replant these cabbages by using 12 cabbage seeds on their scorched remains for some experience in Farming.
After the adventurer completes Saradomin's mission, they are able to find a gilded cabbage in a coffin within an ancient Saradominist crypt located near the God Wars Dungeon. If they kick this cabbage 30 times in a row without picking it up, Brassica Prime will speak to them, praising their persistence, and rewarding them with 10,000 bonus Prayer experience.
Sliske's Grand AscendancyEdit
Some time after the destruction of Brassica's cabbages, the Mahjarrat Sliske, slayer of the god of balance Guthix, attempted to gather most of the gods in the Empyrean Citadel, which he had captured from Armadyl, in order to make an announcement.
Brassica Prime was one of the gods whom Sliske invited, and unlike many other gods, who either chose not to or were unable to, Brassica attended the event, although he was silent during the events that transpired. Oblivious to the true purpose of the meeting, Brassica believed that the "fleshy giants" were simply paying tribute to him. Additionally, he was uninterested in the Stone of Jas, which Sliske announced he would give to the being to kill the most gods by the time of the next eclipse.
After Sliske released the enraged Dragonkin Strisath on the gods in an attempt to get a second god war started, while all of the other gods fled the citadel, Brassica decided to stay behind, believing that he had nothing to worry about, as "everyone knows cabbage beats fire".
He currently remains at the citadel, sat atop his podium, relaxing and enjoying the scenery, claiming to like the feel of the cushion Sliske provided for him on his leaves, although he laments the lack of a cabbage patch. Brassica is happy to chat to any adventurers that talk to him, and will answer any questions they ask.
- Brassica Prime was first mentioned during the 2007 April Fools fake Behind the Scenes as a joke, described as the King of the Cabbages and a level 11 giant cabbage boss monster, who could be fought after passing a dungeon with level 2 cabbage spawn and level 5 cabbage knights.
- Brassica is the genus for cabbages. Brassica prima is Latin for "First cabbage".
- Brassica Prime is voiced by Mod Raven, although his voice is greatly enhanced.
- His examine text in the Empyrean Citadel is a reference to the Lord of the Rings.
- His dialogue in the Empyrean Citadel referring to the 'Cabbage of a Thousand Truths' may be a reference to an episode of the television programme South Park, 'Make Love Not Warcraft,' which features the 'Sword of a Thousand Truths'.
- ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne . Official lore livestream, 21 August 2013.
- ^ Mod Giara. "Q&A: The Death of Chivalry". 15 August 2013. Community Home Forums. "Cavi: What is Brassica Prime the god of? (besides cabbages)." "Mod Giara: Deliciousness!"
- ^ Mod Osborne. "Mod Osborne's Lore Answers!". Future Game Updates Forums.
- ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Empyrean Citadel", RuneScape. "You mean the Cabbage of a Thousand Truths? Hah, I - BRASSICA PRIME - have no need for such devices. I command the power of highly concentrated nutrients. There is no greater force in all of creation."
- ^ a b c Brassica Prime, "Empyrean Citadel", RuneScape. "A bit of fire couldn't hurt me. A roasted cabbage is a delicious cabbage, and deliciousness is power!"
- ^ Mod Raven. "Rise of the Six - FAQ". Recent Game Updates Forums. "I'm not sure whether he sees deliciousness as a philosophy, so much as an immutable law of reality. After all most vegetables and fruits want to be eaten, to spread their seeds around, so the more delicious you are the higher your chance of propagation. That said, whilst certainly there are elements of the teleological arguments, I don't think the ends entirely justify the means in Brassica Prime's worldview and there are some lines he definitely won't cross."
- ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Empyrean Citadel", RuneScape. "Can't a cabbage just relax and enjoy the scenery for once? I like the feel of this cushion on my leaves."
- ^ Brassica Prime, "Oo'glog", RuneScape. "I am deeply impressed that one of my little friends has been brought so far. Here: Have a cabbage."
- ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Gilded Cabbage", RuneScape. "Your persistence pleases Brassica Prime. I share my power with you, World Guardian."
- ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Empyrean Citadel", RuneScape. "Other gods? I am the god of all cabbages, what other gods do you speak of? Oh, the fleshy giants! They had assembled to meet the all mighty cabbage, Brassica Prime!"
- ^ Mod Michelle. Gods/Philosophies (wiki). “Brassica's followers believe that he is a product of the Anima Mundi - the lifeforce of the world - and is therefore tied closely to the well-being of Gielinor.”*
- ^ Mod Stu. "Q&A: The Death of Chivalry". 15 August 2013. Community Home Forums. "Brassica Prime was on Gielinor even while the Edicts of Guthix were intact. I'd guess Guthix thought favourably of him, or he didn't foresee he'd represent a threat."
- ^ Mod Raven. "Rise of the Six - FAQ". Recent Game Updates Forums. "Saradomin didn't so much roast as explode the cabbages, this would be more of a quick sauté than a roasting, meaning that whilst the outer edges would be tasty, the inner flesh would be raw, leading to unsatisfactory culinary experiences. Dragonkin fire, by contrast, would have thoroughly roasted the cabbage, meaning that it would be as delicious as could be."
- ^ Mod Osborne. "Q&A: The Death of Chivalry". 15 August 2013. Community Home Forums. "Fswe1: How will Brassica Prime look upon Saradomin scorching his followers at the monastery? (serious question)" "Mod Osborne: He won't have liked it. At all. Be sure that this won't be forgotten."
- ^ Empyrean Citadel, RuneScape. "Gods: Armadyl, Bandos, Brassica Prime, Icthlarin, Marimbo, Saradomin, Seren, Zamorak, Zaros. Other mischief-makers: Death, Player."
- ^ Sliske, Missing, Presumed Death, RuneScape. "It's not so much a game - more survival of the fittest. There is only one rule, you see. It is only a matter of time until our moon - Zanaris - passes the sun, resulting in a total eclipse. Gielinor will be engulfed in shadow. It is at this exact moment the contest will end... ...and the winner will be the person who has killed the most gods. ...On the day at which the sun is eclipsed, someone will stand victorious with most of you defeated. And to that person I will gift... ...the Stone of Jas."
- ^ Brassica Prime, "Empyrean Citadel", RuneScape. "You know what this place is missing though? A cabbage patch!"
† denotes that a god is deceased