|Release date||Not released in-game|
|Notable features||Attempted to tunnel under The North during the 15th Ritual. Slain in the 16th Ritual.|
Lamistard was a Mahjarrat who was sacrificed in the mid-Fourth Age. Lamistard was amongst the Mahjarrat who supported Zamorak following his betrayal of Zaros, but evidently had fallen out of favour within the Mahjarrat race by the Fourth Age. After attempting to tunnel under The North to benefit from The Ritual of Rejuvenation, Lamistard was captured and sacrificed.
Although Lamistard makes no appearance in-game, he plays significantly into The Curse of Arrav quest, during which players use his tunnels to access Zemouregal's fort. He is also mentioned in Zemouregal's notes, as well as in issue 38 of Postbag from the Hedge. The music track Lamistard's Labyrinth is named after the Mahjarrat, and is unlocked by players in his caves.
Lamistard presumably arrived in Gielinor during the early Second Age after being led from the realm of Freneskae by Icthlarin, a Menaphite deity. His age and history in Freneskae itself remain unknown. After serving Icthlarin for some time, the Mahjarrat race shifted its allegiance to that of Zaros, a deity who, partially thanks to their support, conquered most of what is now Misthalin, Asgarnia, the Wilderness, and northern Morytania. Lamistard served Zaros during this time, although details regarding his service have been lost.
In 2000 of the Second Age, the Mahjarrat Zamorak betrayed Zaros, using the Staff of Armadyl to banish him to a parallel plane of existence. After returning from brief banishment, Zamorak re-gathered the support of many of his fellow usurpers; pressured by this strength, Lamistard and most of the Mahjarrat joined Zamorak in his efforts to conquer the territories now unprotected by Zaros.
Lamistard served Zamorak during the God Wars, although he was evidently never favoured by Zamorak or the majority of the Mahjarrat. During the Rituals of Rejuvenation near the remains of Ghorrock, Lamistard gradually became unable to gain any type of upperhand in "ritual politics," leading to his constant forced positioning far from the ritual site by more powerful Mahjarrat. Evidently Zemouregal considered using him as the 15th Ritual's sacrifice, but Lamistard did not attend, fearing this very thing. Mizzarch was sacrificed instead, but Lamistard's absence meant he was now even weaker. Left weak and with few allies, Lamistard generally fell into relative obscurity.
In the mid-Fourth Age, around 1169, Lamistard attempted to circumvent his physical inability to combat more powerful Mahjarrat. After travelling to Trollweiss Mountain east of the Fremennik Province, Lamistard began creating a tunnel network which he hoped could be dug directly below the ritual site. In this way he theorized that he could be completely recharged, thus making him a force to be reckoned with in future rituals. Lamistard's tunnelling was extremely imperfect, however; he took numerous wrong turns, and supplies were a constant issue. Miscalculating his progress, Lamistard tunnelled directly into the basement of Zemouregal's manor, far southwest of the ritual site. Rather than turn back, Lamistard entered the basement in an effort to get his bearings, and was captured by Zemouregal.
At the 16th ritual, it was decided almost unanimously that Lamistard should be sacrificed. After being forcefully brought to the ritual site, Lamistard was slain, his lifeforce granting those Mahjarrat present 500 years of power. During The Curse of Arrav quest, players re-discover Lamistard's Tunnels and use them to access Zemouregal's manor. During the process, they also discover excerpts from his journal, as well as remains from his work in the tunnels.