|Release date||20 June 2016 (Update)|
|Main music||Life Altaring|
|Teleportation||Life altar portal (Gower Quest)|
The Life altar is a Runecrafting altar located through a portal in the Behind the Scenes pub. The life altar is the source of life runes. Unlike the rest of the Runecrafting altars in Gielinor, it does not require rune essence or pure essence in order to function. The life altar continuously creates life runes without any input, which must be turned into cabbages by a cabbagemancer. These cabbages are then sent to Gielinor's cabbage farms, where it appears as if they've grown there.
If a cabbagemancer is not actively tending the life altar, there is a danger that it will overload and explode, ending both the flow of cabbages to Gielinor and the supply of respawn-enabling life runes to the inhabitants of Behind the Scenes.
During the Gower Quest the player is required to repair the life altar using 3 life altar fragments. The Black Knight Titan had killed the previous cabbagemancer so he could steal the disk of returning from anyone who would come to investigate what happened, and the player must defeat him after repairing it. After the quest, Ian, Andrew, and Paul become the cabbagemancer caretakers of the life altar.
To return to the Life altar, activate the Disk of returning from the quest in any bank area and go to the Behind the Scenes pub. The life altar portal can easily be identified by the lush green grass south-east of the landing zone.
- ^ Black Knight Titan, "Gower Quest", RuneScape. "Without needing essence, it generates life runes constantly. The cabbagemancer regulated it, transforming the excess life runes into cabbages and sending them to the surface."
- ^ Black Knight Titan, "Gower Quest", RuneScape. "Life runes are what the people of this place use to respawn."
- ^ Black Knight Titan, "Gower Quest", RuneScape. "Without the cabbagemancer, there was no one to control the flow of life runes! They got out of control! The altar exploded. With the supply of delicious cabbages cut off..."
- ^ Black Knight Titan, "Gower Quest", RuneScape. "I knew someone would investigate, leading them, inevitably, here. And whoever arrived would bring with them my ultimate goal... A disk of returning!... I shall slay you, loot the disk of returning from your gravestone, and use it to ascend to the surface!"