|Philosophy||God of the dead|
|Examine||A jackal-headed demi god.|
Icthlarin is the Desert Pantheon god of the dead, the son of Tumeken and Elidinis, and brother of Amascut, the Devourer. He was the original leader of the Mahjarrat. Icthlarin is first encountered in the Icthlarin's Little Helper quest. Icthlarin's role is a god, and he's not concerned with the act of death but with taking care of the dead, and making sure they reach the afterlife. Icthlarin's only act is to help the spirits of the dead, Good or Evil, get to the Underworld safely where they can rest peacefully in their next life. But his "job" is not that easy, because Amascut's goal is to destroy the souls of the dead before they reach the underworld so they are erased from history completely. To this end, he is important in the funeral rites of those who worship him. This role as a protector of souls often brings Icthlarin into conflict with Amascut, who wishes to consume the souls of the deceased.
Icthlarin's history is limited but it is known that he is the son of Tumeken and the river-goddess, Elidinis. He brought the Mahjarrat to Gielinor from Freneskae during the Second Age and protected them. The presence of the Mahjarrat led his sister, Amascut, go insane due to their corruption, and started to distrust her. The Mahjarrat abandoned Icthlarin after a battle with Zaros' forces and joined Zaros' side.
What Azzanadra says about Icthlarin:
Also no one "stole" the Mahjarrat from anyone. The Mahjarrat will align themselves with the God of the path that they feel fit. Icthlarin was a fool who thought he could control us, but he never had the influence that he thought. When Zaros found us we no longer needed Icthlarin, for we had found in Zaros, not only one of great power, but also a god who truly understood the ways of the Mahjarrat.
- — Azzanadra[src]
Icthlarin's Little HelperEdit
As seen in the quest Icthlarin's Little Helper, he is wearing a blue and yellow skirt, similar to the menaphos skirts, a colour which is not available to players.
Icthlarin appears to the adventurer in Icthlarin's Little Helper as a tall male humanoid with a jackal head. He warns them of Amascut, his sister, and how she is planning the adventurer's demise. He also breaks the spell that kept the adventurer under the control of Amascut, causing him/her to wake up in the streets of Sophanem.
- Icthlarin is probably based on the ancient Egyptian God Anubis. This is because Anubis is the Egyptian guardian god of the dead and has the head of a jackal, which both are features of Icthlarin.
- His symbol is an ankh (☥), an ancient Egyptian symbol which was popular with pharaohs' tombs. It means "Life."
A † denotes that a god is deceased