|Release date||17 September 2009 (Update)|
|XP per kill||824 (and 271.9 experience)|
|Assigned by||Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
|Always drops||See article|
|Examine text||A being of ore and minerals.|
Living rock patriarchs are huge creatures that randomly spawn in the Living Rock Caverns. When a patriarch appears, any player around the area can attack it, but only the first player who fights it can tag it to get its drops. Protect from Melee is recommended, but they are not very powerful for their combat level and a high-levelled player with good armour can easily kill it without any food or prayer. When slain, the patriarch always drops its entire drop table (which consists of four unique items in various quantities) at once. This drop is quite valuable, so whenever a player sees one, he or she should attack it as quickly as possible.
Despite common belief, their spawn is not triggered by killing living rock creatures, but rather the number of people in the world. They spawn erratically every 2 hours, tending to appear in the south-west, south-east, and north-east corners of the cavern.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Runite ore 3 (noted) Always 31,680 Uncut diamond 8 (noted) Always 56,272 Blood rune 125 Always 34,750 Mud rune 125 Always 21,375 Living minerals 1–14 Always 58–812
- The word 'patriarch' is derived from the Greek language and means 'father-ruler'.