|Release date||27 March 2007 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||What Lies Below, While Guthix Sleeps, The Hunt for Surok|
|Location||Varrock Palace Library, White Knights' Castle prison|
|Examine|| • A very powerful wizard.|
• Leader of the Dagon'hai order.
• The leader of the Dagon'hai, also known as Dark Squall.
|Notable features||Leader of the Dagon'hai|
|Release date||15 January 2008 (Update)|
|Also known as||Darksquall, Surok Magis|
|Quest NPC?||While Guthix Sleeps|
|Location||Randomly in the Chaos Tunnels|
|Examine|| • I can't see his face.|
• Who is that?
• A mage of incredible power and awesome presence.
Surok Magis is the head of the Dagon'hai order. He has been currently attempting to gain control of Varrock, a plot that is exposed and thwarted during the What Lies Below quest. Surok is an older wizard, although his power should not be underestimated, as he is capable of using very powerful magic and summoning fearsome and incredibly strong creatures. He has a rather short fuse and quickly gets angry at people. At times, he is overconfident of himself and when his plans fail anyway he wants vengeance, like the stereotypical villain. He is a loyal follower of Zamorak.
Surok Magis is quite possibly the successor of his father, Sin'keth Magis, who led the Dagon'hai after the discovery of the Tunnel of Chaos and exile from Varrock. Surok eventually returned to the Tunnel of Chaos years later with his followers after almost all knowledge of their organisation had faded. He then turned his attention to the plan that had been foiled years earlier at the discovery of the tunnel which was to create a reincarnation of Zamorak's will. In 169 of the Fifth Age, Surok decided to avenge his father by committing a silent coup d'état and turn King Roald III into his puppet.
Attempt at conquest of MisthalinEdit
He came to the Varrock Palace library where he met Rat Burgiss, the leader of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard (Surok was unaware of this fact at the time). Rat, aware of the danger Surok posed, had him guarded in the library, making him unable to make his move. He then sent an adventurer to give a letter to Surok, giving him a final warning. Surok read and destroyed the letter, outraged and told the adventurer it was of no importance. Surok claimed that he was working on a special ceremony but needed certain materials for it. He tricked the adventurer into delivering these materials for him.
Surok gave the adventurer Sin'keth's diary and a wand and sent them to infuse it with energy at the Chaos altar. After giving the infused wand to Surok, the latter wrote a message for Rat and asked the adventurer to deliver it. A shocked Rat revealed to be a member of the Palace Guard, and that Surok was actually trying to take over Misthalin in order to fulfill the will of his deceased father. The adventurer, switching sides upon realising their mistake, was sent to ask help from Zaff, another member of the Palace Guard, who provided them the beacon ring to take down Surok.
As the adventurer approached Surok, the wizard, now dressed in Dagon'hai apparel, using the onfused wand, took control of King Roald's mind and ordered him to kill the adventurer. The adventurer duelled the possessed king and, when he was on the brink of death, they activated the beacon ring to teleport Zaff to the library. Zaff used a spell to counter Surok's mind control spell, disabling his magic and freeing the king from his control. Surok attempted to escape, but Zaff cast a teleblock, imprisoning him in the library.
Escape to the Chaos TunnelsEdit
Surok somehow escaped the Varrock Library and fled to the Tunnel of Chaos where he was confronted by the adventurer again. In a desperate attempt to escape, Surok used a portal to flee into the Chaos Tunnels where the majority of the Dagon'hai organisation resided. The adventurer forced Dakh'thoulan Aegis, Surok's second-in-command, to reveal where Surok had gone and they were redirected to the extremely dangerous and occult Chaos Tunnels. After a wild goose chase past dangerous monsters, with Surok creating the occasional obstacle for the adventurer, the adventurer entered a final portal to find Surok laughing maliciously. Surok summoned a tremendous ork called Bork, wielding an enormous greataxe, to kill the adventurer. Bork and his ork legions, backed up by Surok's powerful magic attacks, fought vigorously to kill the adventurer, but the latter slew him in the end. Surok, infuriated, teleported away to an unknown location.
After his defeat, Surok disguised himself as Dark Squall and kept visiting the Chaos Tunnels, appearing in a random place in the tunnels roughly every 10 minutes, but not saying for long. He was presumably trying to catch a glimpse of the adventurer and attempt to kill him. He never succeeded, however.
Alliance with LucienEdit
At some point that year, Surok, alias Dark Squall, was approached by the Mahjarrat Lucien. Lucien was working towards ascending to godhood and to do so, he needed to find the Stone of Jas. In order to keep himself informed of events around the world and eliminate any opponents, such as Crux Eqal, Lucien had established a large network of spies, mercenaries and assassins. In an alliance with the Dagon'hai and the Kinshra, Lord Daquarius gave Lucien a legion of elite black knights and Dark Squall was appointed as their leader. The disguised Surok subsequently took up residence in the Kinshra Catacombs, from where he led his troops. In his office was a special teleportation panel from where he could access Lucien's camp in the north if necessary.
Soon, an alliance between Crux Eqal, the Guardians of Armadyl and the Temple Knights sent a stealthy spy, Silif, to investigate the Catacombs after finding out about Dark Squall from a spy under influence of a truth serum. Silif was captured and imprisoned, however, and thus the adventurer was sent to rescue him. Disguised as two Kinshra agents, they saved Silif and then approached Dark Squall himself. As they planted a teleorb in the wizard's pocket, Surok recognised his arch nemesis and removed his disguise, to the adventurer's shock. Surok ordered his men to kill the adventurer, but the got away.
Back in Falador, the adventurer disguised themselves as Surok using a set of Dagon'hai robes and a 'teleswitch' was performed inside a jail cell; the adventurer was teleported, still looking as Surok, to the Catacombs while the real Surok was whisked into the teleblocked sell. The plan worked: the adventurer made a credible Surok and made their way to Lucien's camp (although Lucien recognised them and began to attack) while Surok was incarcerated in Falador. He remains there still, attempting to get out.
- Response to reading the letter from Rat Burgiss:
- Of all the luck!
- Before unleashing King Roald upon the player:
- Do you really wish to die so readily? Are you prepared to face your death?
- When being arrested by the VPSG:
- I am Surok Magis, descendant of the High Elder Sin'Keth Magis, rightful heir of the Dagon'hai Order!
- Chant uttered to control King Roald:
- Annoch Narh Hin Dei!
- Verse used to summon an attack spell at Zaff in his attempt to escape:
- Mirra din naamus!!
- These petty distractions are an annoyance. Feel the power of Zamorak!
- Magis is Latin for "more".
- Surok was previously visible to free-players in the Varrock Palace library, until Jagex removed him from free servers on 18 August 2009 (Update). He was put back on free player servers, though wearing dirty grey wizard robes and hat.
- Dark Squall was in the game for months before While Guthix Sleeps was released, appearing randomly in the Chaos Tunnels, being one of the many teasers towards the quest.
- Even though Surok is locked up at the end of While Guthix Sleeps, Dark Squall will still appear randomly throughout the Chaos Tunnels after the quest's completion.
- If free players had completed What Lies Below but not started the Hunt for Surok miniquest, they could see Surok near the Saradomin Statue and start the miniquest (but they wouldn't be able to complete the miniquest, because they can't enter the tunnel)
- If free players had completed While Guthix Sleeps, they will still be able to enter Surok's cell to talk to him, despite not being able to talk to the other NPC's in the room.
- Surok is possibly more powerful than Solus Dellagar since he is capable of hitting 1110s.
- When in normal robes, Surok resembles a grey version of a wizard from the Watchtower.
- When in normal robes, Surok also resembles Gandalf the Grey, from Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.