|Release date||7 May 2008 (Update)|
|Quest NPC||Perils of Ice Mountain|
|Examine|| He looks like he's in charge.
A master of dwarven steam engineering.
Drorkar is an agent of the Consortium, the dwarven governing body of eight companies that rules the Dwarven Realm from the city of Keldagrim. He does not seem to be aligned with a particular company, though, and may be working for the Consortium as a whole.
Drorkar, like many dwarves, is a supporter of industry, particularly the coal-burning and steam engine devices the dwarves are famous for. His writing reflects his beliefs, his most famous work being 1001 Uses for Soot: A Celebration.
Drorkar has butted heads with C.A.R.E., an environmental group dedicated to protecting Gielinor's environment. The organisation feels that his works will only worsen carbon emission levels in RuneScape.
Drorkar owns the dragon power station. He does not believe that global warming exists, and happily exploits the traits of dragon hatchlings (that they are the most efficient "furnace" available) for his own uses in the power station. During the quest, he doesn't believe that Brother Bordiss' alternative power station will give enough energy to power Nurmof's pickaxe machine, and replaces it with a different machine that pollutes the air. This soon has dire consequences, including a massive avalanche on Ice Mountain. Drorkar and his power station are eventually closed down and replaced by Bordiss' alternative power station. Drorkar grudgingly returns to Keldagrim.
Drorkar was mentioned in the 24th Postbag from the Hedge, more than six months before he was released in-game.
Following the release of the Invention skill, players with level 40 Invention can head to Drorkar's workshop in the west side of Keldagrim Palace, where they can consult Drorkar about the Dwarven tech tree. The player must have completed the quest The Giant Dwarf in order for Drorkar to be present in the workshop at all. If the player has also completed Perils of Ice Mountain, he thanks you for showing him the error of his ways with the power station, and states he is much happier now that he has taken up steam-based Inventing.
|Related to the Rise of the Red Axe quest series|