This article is about the character in A Christmas Warble. For in the book Betrayal of Falador, see Ebenezer.
|Ebenezer Scourge only appears during certain holiday or seasonal events and may not be currently found in-game.|
|Release date||21 December 2009 (Update)|
|Removal date||11 January 2010 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||2009 Christmas event|
|Location||Land of Snow|
|Examine|| Bah, humbug!|
|Notable features||Former love interest of the Queen of Snow.|
Ebenezer Scourge, called Ezeneser Scourges by snow imps, is a Christmas-hating dark Zamorakian wizard involved in 2009 Christmas event. Scourge kidnaps Santa Claus, and ruins the Queen of Snow's feast by stealing all the food and imprisoning Santa Claus. Later in the quest, the Queen of Snow reveals that, in the past, she had met him by accident, but he had seemed extremely kind. He explored the Land of Snow with her, and she fell in love with him.
Later, however, while working with magic, Scourge teleported away by accident. He later returned to the Land of Snow, but she rejected him because she had heard of his evil acts and had already left him for Santa Claus. He vowed revenge and left. Recently, he moved back into the Land of Snow and put his plan into action by ruining the Christmas feast, only repenting after the player convinces him that he must change. Now he is a "changed man", "happily" enjoying the Christmas feast and festive spirit.
Although Ebenezer Scourge is supposed to have truly repented, he seems to only to be motivated by fear. If spoken to without wearing the full Ghost costume, he will seem "forced" and still slightly annoyed. However, when spoken to as a "Christmas ghost", he will act extremely fearful.
|“||Father Christmas is the epitome of human weakness. I will not be having him, or any joy or merriment for that matter, in my back yard.||”|
— Ebenezer Scourge
- Ebenezer Scourge is based off the character Ebenezer Scrooge, from the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. His examine text is a phrase commonly said by the original character.
- In the cutscenes taking place in his room, Ebenezer Scrouge is un-examinable, if you try to examine him on his bed your cursor will just pass over him, only being able to examine the bed.
- He was the first human NPC in RuneScape to have eyes which you can see out of the chatbox.
- During the 2009 Christmas event, players had a hard time finding Scourge due to players flooding the entire house. This floods the players minimap with white dots and not being able to find Scourge (a yellow dot) on the minimap.[ ]