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Release date 7 February 2005 (Update)
Race Elf
Members only Yes
Quest NPC Roving Elves
Location Isafdar
Sells items Yes
Gender Male
Examine An elven bowyer.
Islwyn chathead

Islwyn Cadarn is an elf who serves as the main character in the Roving Elves quest. He is the son of Eirlys and the grandson of Queen Glarial and King Baxtorian. He used to be rather hostile towards humans and gnomes due to what he perceived as the desecration of his grandmother's tomb, but the player's aid in the consecration of his grandparents' new tomb changed this.

Upon completion of Roving Elves, he will sell players new Crystal equipment without the need of crystal seeds. He will sell players a new crystal bow for 900,000 coins or a new Crystal ward for 750,000 coins. The "new" bow or shield can be traded until it is used once. After The Light Within, he will additionally enchant crystal items in Prifdinnas.


Islwyn can be found travelling around Tirannwn with Eluned, going between the magic trees outside Lletya and the clearing north-east of Tyras Camp. One can find him by taking a charter boat to port Tyras, running north, going through a dense forest obstacle, then slightly east and south across a stick trap to reach the clearing or by teleporting to the Tirannwn lodestone, running north-east, through the obstacle, and then run south.

After The Light Within, Islwyn can also be found in the Ithell Clan district of Prifddinas, replacing Eluned. There, he will recharge crystal seeds for players in her stead. If players chose not to sacrifice Eluned in the quest, he will also give players a Letter from Eluned.




  • In keeping with the standard of using Welsh names for the elven lands, Islwyn is likely named after an abolished borough in south-eastern Wales.
  • If assuming he and Eluned move every five minutes, and taking into account that he lights a fire each time, one will find that Islwyn has lit approximately 985,000 fires since his release date 3,944 days ago. Assuming he used normal logs, which give 40 firemaking experience each, he would have accumulated at least 40 million firemaking experience, which would equal level 110 firemaking. Also, assuming he cuts down a regular tree for each log at 25 woodcutting experience each, he will have gained almost 25 million woodcutting experience, which is equal to level 106 woodcutting.
  • Islwyn is one of the possible people requiring identification in order to obtain the enchanted egg in Recipe for Disaster/Freeing the Lumbridge Sage.

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