This article is about the werewolf. For the gardener, see Garth.
Gar'rth is a character in the first RuneScape novel, Betrayal at Falador. He is the nephew of Jerrod and refuses to become evil. Gar'rth is seen as a youth. During the beginning, he regularly takes a type of specialised potion that helps to keep the demon within him calm, but as time progresses, the druid's medicine is losing its effect, making it harder for Gar'rth to remain in control. In an attempt to help Gar'rth, Ebenezer and Castimir set off with him to head to the monastery near Edgeville. When they arrive at the monastery, the monks begin immediately to channel out the evil spirit of Zamorak from Gar'rth. During the exorcism, many werewolf claws and hands are seen as Gar'rth's true form is revealed. Although the spirit of Zamorak still lingers in Gar'rth after the exorcism, he is able to maintain control of himself as long as he does not slay an innocent.
Early life Edit
Gar'rth was born sometime before 164 in Canifis, Morytania. He hated what he was and wanted to change, but was always taunted by his siblings saying that he can't change who he is. Somehow, instead of slaying and drinking the blood of an innocent as a Rite of Passage, Gar'rth fled across the River Salve into the human kingdoms of Misthalin and Asgarnia. Hot in pursuit was his Uncle Jerrod, who was thought to sent be by Lord Drakan but was actually sent by Vanescula Drakan to retrieve Gar'rth as children among the werewolves is rare. While on the run, Gar'rth had to steal food in order to stay alive, but swore not to kill an innocent life.
Betrayal at Falador Edit
Ebenezer found Gar'rth when a farmer caught Gar'rth stealing. Ebenezer paid for the theft and adopted Gar'rth as his own son. Noticing his condition, Ebenezer took him to Taverley where the druids divined his true nature as a werewolf. During their stay in Taverley, Gar'rth learned some phrases such as "Thank you..." from Ebenezer and met Squire Theodore The druids developed a potion that would contain the beast within, but with every use, the potion grew weaker, forcing Ebenezer to take Gar'rth to the Monastery to get help from the monks. Travelling with the wizard, Castimir, they stopped at Gunnarsgrunn where they picked Kara-Meir, Squire Theodore, Arisha, and Doric.
Aftermath of Betrayal at Falador Edit
Meeting at the Rising Sun Inn, Gar'rth states that he will find his uncle and kill him, because Jerrod will not stop hunting him. However before he does so he will travel to the Monastery with Kara-Meir to try to help rebuild it. He was soon adopted as one Ebenezer's heirs. He plans to meet up with his friends at Varrock and Midsummer's Eve.
Return to CanifisEdit
Gar'rth, Arisha and Kara-Meir arrive in Varrock where a Wyrd is killing people and kidnapping children. When the Wyrd attacks the palace, Gar'rth attempts to capture it but reveals his werewolf nature in doing so, and is arrested. In order to escape execution, he is sent as part of an emissary to Morytania alongside Kara-Meir, Theodore, Arisha, Doric, Castimir, Gideon Gleeman and Albertus Black. They are captured after Canifis is attacked and taken to the Black Prince's castle, where the werewolf servant Georgi and the Black Prince tell him about his past.
Aftermath of Return to CanifisEdit
At the end of the novel, it is revealed Gar'rth is the son of The Black Prince and thus the true heir to the throne of Misthalin. He remained in Castle Drakan with his father in exchange for his friend's freedom, where he is currently believed to reside to this day. It is also revealed that he is in fact a half human, half werewolf hybrid, as vampirism is not passed on through breeding, which is why he was able to resist Zamorak for so long.
Legacy of BloodEdit
Gar'rth is trained by his father in the uses of magic and ruling, such as being able to spy on people. He makes frequent assassination attempts on his father, all of which fail abysmally. He also attempts to save the humans in Meiryditch, though fails due to Vanescula Drakan seeing his attempts and thwarting them. After a failed attempt to save some members of the Myreque alongside Vanstrom Klause, Gar'rth temporarily joins the Myreque and attempts to recover the sunspear, a legendary dagger capable of destroying vampyres. They are successful, but Gar'rth is forced to leave Tam to die, which haunts him. After the Myreque are captured and taken before Tenebra, Gar'rth makes one last attempt to kill his father with the dagger. This fails, and he is imprisoned with a little girl so that he will kill her for food and give himself to Zamorak. Although he does kill the girl, he still resists Zamorak, and joins his father in the final battle of the war, where he switches to the Misthalin side at the last minute and stabs his father with the sunspear, leaving Kara-Meir to finish him off.
Aftermath of Legacy of BloodEdit
Gar'rth is spared by Roald III for helping Misthalin win the war, but is banished from the realm. He decides to go to Kandarin instead, joined by Kara-Meir, Theodore and Castimir. He is also greatly upset when he learns of Ebenezer's death.
- Gar'rth has great physical strength as shown when he pushes open the heavy, wooden doors of the Gunnarsgrunn longhall without gathering his strength, a feat even an adult barbarian cannot do, when he defeats a jealous barbarian who was being humiliated by Gar'rth and wanted to ensure the marriage of a women he fancied, and when he beats a Varrockian noble in an arm wrestling match.
- Gar'rth happens to be a great hunter as he's able to catch a couple of rabbits for his friends while they are starving. He can also track people if their scent is fresh enough.
- Early in Betrayal at Falador, Gar'rth has trouble mastering the linguistics, mastering short phrases such as, "Thank you" and "Food" due to his immaturity as a werewolf. However, after the Siege of Falador, Gar'rth seems to be learning common language better. During Return to Canifis, he has mastered the common tongue almost completely and can read and write with some aid.
Arisha • Beggar Woman • Bhuler • Bryant • Castimir • Chaos Dwarf Mortar • Commander Blanheim • Council of Elders • Ebenezer • Elise • Falador Apothecary • Falador City Militia • Gaius (Betrayal at Falador) • Gar'rth • Gypsy Caravan • H.A.M. Speaker • Ingrew • Jerrod • Kara-Meir • Kinshra Lord (Betrayal at Falador) • Lord Amthyst • Lord Radebaugh • Lord Sulla • Lord Tremene • Marius (Betrayal at Falador) • Master-at-arms • Master Phyllis • Master Segainus • Master Troughton • Nicholas Sharpe • Payne • Sir Balladish • Sir Erical • Sir Finistere • Sir Justrain • Sir Pallas • Squire Theodore • The Sybil • Thorbarkin • Thwait • Wilderness Berserkers • Wilderness Mercenaries • Zamorak Emissary
Albertus Black • Arisha • Castimir • Ebenezer • Felicity • Gar'rth • Gaunt Herald • Georgi • Gideon Gleeman • Jerrod • Kara-Meir • Karl (Return to Canifis) • Karnac • Lady Anne • Lady Caroline • Lady Elizabeth • Leander • Lord Despaard • Lord Ruthven • Lord Sulla • Lord William • Mary (Return to Canifis) • Master Peregrim • Papelford • Pia • Simon (Return to Canifis) • Squire Theodore • The Black Prince • The Chaos Priest Lungrim • The Charred Folk • The Five Princes of Misthalin • Velko • Wyrd
Albertus Black • Ben Strainge • Captain Hardinge • Castimir • Delvin • Felicity • Gar'rth • Gaunt Herald • Karnac • Kendrick • Lady Anne • Larkin • Lord Ruthven • Lord William • Magnus • Martin (Legacy of Blood) • Mary (Return to Canifis) • Papelford • Philip • Rudolph • Tam • Untainted