|Release date||19 July 2005 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||Plague City series|
|Examine||A Mourner showing his true identity.|
The Head mourner is the commander of the Prifddinas Death Guard and the leader of the Mourners. He is one of Lord Iorwerth's generals who seeks to find an entrance to the Temple of Light in order to harvest its power to bring back the Dark Lord. To this end, Iorwerth convinced King Lathas to fake a plague in West Ardougne so the Mourners could quarantine the area and then have free access to the tunnels which led to the Temple. The Head Mourner was handed the duty of capturing people who fell ill to the "plague" and then using them as slaves to dig through the tunnels to find the Temple.
After he learned Elena was investigating West Ardougne for details of the plague supposedly brought on by the return of King Tyras he ordered her imprisonment for fear she would learn that the plague was a lie. Eventually, the player infiltrates the Mourners as a new recruit in Mourning's Ends Part I and later in Mourning's Ends Part II he finds the Temple of Light and re-activates the magical safeguards, locking the temple for one thousand years, foiling the Mourners' plot. The Head Mourner's mission in West Ardougne after the Temple of Light was sealed off still remains unknown.