|Release date||17 July 2007 (Update)|
|Examine|| Cheerful, helpful and optimistic, I'll bet.|
The Doomsayer stands on a box prophesying doom to everyone who speaks to him. He can be found in Lumbridge to the north of the lodestone. He warns new players about the potential risks in the game and allows players to toggle on or off warnings about dangerous content that they visit.
The Doomsayer has a natural skill for sensing danger and he feels it is his duty to warn others of the potential hazards that await unsuspecting travellers. He does this by putting up warning signs in dangerous places, accompanied with a warning message. Whilst he calls himself the Doomsayer, he feels that his proper title should be Danger Tutor.
Players would be able to toggle the warnings off from the Game Settings in Options or after the player has be warned six times.
The areas/events where the Doomsayer has placed warning signs are as follows:
Adamant Dragons Ascension Dungeon Boss Room Chaos Tunnels (any entrance) Clan Wars - (Dangerous) Clan Wars - (Safe) Contact Dungeon (going down the ladder) Death Plateau Dorgesh-Kaan City Exit Dorgesh-Kaan Kalphites Duel Arena Elid Genie Cave (west of Nardah; take a rope but no light source) Fairy Ring : Dorgesh-Kaan (AJQ) Godwars Wildy[sic] Route H.A.M. Tunnel from Mill (east of Lumbridge; take no light source) Icy Path Area (ice gate to Ice Path) KBD Shortcut (Edgeville entrance) Living Rock Caverns Lumbridge Cellar Lumbridge Swamp Rope (going without a light source) Mort Myre Morytania Nex Entrance Observatory Stairs Player-Owned Houses (drop an item and turn on building mode) Ranging Guild Tower Ripper Demons Shaman Cave Shantay Pass Shortcut to Ripper Demons Stronghold of Security (going down ladders) Trollheim Wilderness Entrance Varrock Sewer Notification: Demon Raid Notification: Goblin Raid Notification: Guthix Cache Notification: Sinkhole Notification: Wilderness Warbands Notification: WildyWyrm Spawn
These warning signs may be toggled on/off after the player has seen them roughly 6-8 times. A good way to be able to toggle them faster is to click the entrance to where the warning is given, and click "No" 6-8 times. After that period, they may switch them on or off as they like.
- A Doomsayer is a person who predicts disaster.
- Formerly the Doomsayer would wander in a small wander radius; after an update he became stationary on to the west of the bridge over the Lum. Later he was moved to the east side.
- His staff appears to have the form of an eye on the top, which is probably referring to how he can see the dangers in hazardous places. This staff is not available to players.
- His staff resembles the Staff of Ra from The Raiders of the Lost Ark. His action is similar to the action Indiana Jones does when he sets the Staff of Ra into the ground.
- He says "All around us! I can feel it in the air, hear it on the wind, smell it...also in the air." This may be a reference to Galadriel from the motion picture The Lord of the Rings saying "The world has changed. I can feel it in the water. I can feel it in the earth, I can smell it in the air." in Sindarin.
- The Doomsayer has apparently requested a sword to be made by the Artisan Workshop.