Haakon the Champion, the strongest Barbarian in Gunnarsgrunn, is found in the Long Hall. He replaced Gunthor the Brave as the strongest NPC in the village, as Gunthor was turned into a non-attackable NPC. Using the 'Talk-To' option one may go through a dialogue and challenge him in honourable combat. Haakon is featured in the quest Gunnar's Ground and the novel Legacy of Blood.
Haakon also served as Castimir's bodyguard in 165 and helped defend Arisha from two assassins, easily overpowering one of them with his sheer strength.
Runes and talismansEdit
Weapons and ammoEdit
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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|Uncut diamond||45–55 (noted)||Rare||177,300–216,700|
|Loop half of a key||1||Common||17,922|
|Tooth half of a key||1||Common||24,590|
|Uncut dragonstone||45–55 (noted)||Rare||557,415–681,285|
|Rune platebody||15–25 (noted)||Rare||566,070–943,450|
|Shield left half||1||Rare||64,000|
|Onyx bolts||135–165||Very rare||1,082,565–1,323,135|
|Vecna skull||1||Very rare||71,285|
|Water talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||356,720–450,016|
|Earth talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||109,655–138,334|
|Fire talisman||25–35 (noted)||Rare||38,900–54,460|
|Raw lobster||135–165 (noted)||Common||13,365–16,335|
|Raw shark||225–275 (noted)||Uncommon||236,250–288,750|
|Big bones||72–90 (noted)||Uncommon||25,920–32,400|
|Dragon bones||180–220 (noted)||Rare||298,440–364,760|
|Gold ore||90–110 (noted)||Common||13,050–15,950|
|Adamantite ore||180–220 (noted)||Uncommon||204,120–249,480|
|Adamant bar||14–16 (noted)||Common||32,928–37,632|
|Adamant bar||135–165 (noted)||Rare||317,520–388,080|
|Runite ore||90–110 (noted)||Rare||1,034,460–1,264,340|
|Rune bar||3 (noted)||Common||42,018|
|Rune bar||45–55 (noted)||Rare||630,270–770,330|
|Grimy torstol||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||383,940–469,260|
|Grimy snapdragon||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||376,380–460,020|
|Super restore (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||220,815–269,885|
|Prayer potion (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||139,635–170,665|
|Dwarf weed seed||14–16||Uncommon||12,838–14,672|
|Palm tree seed||10||Rare||1,601,230|
|Molten glass||45–55 (noted)||Common||10,125–12,375|
|Soft clay||450–550 (noted)||Uncommon||182,250–222,750|
|Yew logs||675–825 (noted)||Rare||128,925–157,575|
|Teak plank||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||27,765–33,935|
|Mahogany plank||270–330 (noted)||Rare||557,280–681,120|
|Brawling gloves (Melee)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Magic)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Ranged)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Agility)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Cooking)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (FM)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Fishing)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Hunter)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Mining)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Prayer)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Smithing)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (Thieving)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Brawling gloves (WC)||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 1||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 2||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Crystal triskelion fragment 3||1||Very rare||Not sold|
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
|Key token||1||Rare||Not sold|
- For a while, following the advent of the Evolution of Combat, Haakon was weaker than the normal barbarian, despite his title as a "champion." However, this was fixed on 22 October.
- He is one of the few monsters who still use the old hurt sounds.
- He has a gravestone in the New Varrock graveyard which reads "Haakon. Lived by the sword, died by the sword, impaled on a bigger sword."