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The crater, full of divine energy.

Location on World Map
Champions' Guild
Draynor Village Lumbridge Crater Lumbridge
Lumbridge Swamp

The Lumbridge crater is located immediately west of Lumbridge. It was the site of the Battle of Lumbridge, where Zamorak returned to Gielinor and clashed with Saradomin over the power of Guthix, contained in the cave system that lies below Lumbridge and Lumbridge Swamp.

CreationEdit

A few weeks before Zamorak's arrival, a portal appeared in the woods between Lumbridge and Draynor Village, just south of an abandoned and derelict house. Various bystanders gathered to gawk at the portal as it grew in size.

When Zamorak stepped through the portal, he immediately noticed a glowing crack in the ground. From this crack radiated power, remnants of godly energy left by the death of Guthix. He started blasting the ground with magic, sending the civilians fleeing in terror and attracting the attention of Saradomin, who had returned to Gielinor earlier and in a more subtle fashion.

The two gods sent opposing beams of divine magical power at each other, which collided in mid-air. This occurred directly over a well of Guthix's power, the ground above which caved in as the gods battled over it. The energy involved in the contest soon overloaded and created a blastwave that tore up the ground, destroying trees, buildings and even the back wall of Lumbridge Castle.

Battle of LumbridgeEdit

Main article: Battle of Lumbridge
Battle of Lumbridge crater

The maelstrom formed at the centre of the crater

Saradomin and Zamorak stood at opposite ends of the crater, continuously battling with divine magic. Their followers set up camp around their feet, and encouraged adventurers to join their cause, to fight in the Battle of Lumbridge.

The power underneath the crater was released, and could be collected in the form of divine tears by those faithful to either of the gods, using the Mining, Woodcutting and Fishing skills. Adventurers also could choose to strike at the warriors of the opposing god, who dropped tears, pieces of sacred metal and parts of divine weapons to make weapon overrides.

Lumbridge RebuildathonEdit

2013 Thanksgiving eventEdit

During the event, angry turkeys were found on the northern side of Lumbridge crater, west of Lumbridge. The angry turkeys dropped raw turkeys and raw turkey drumsticks, and also offered rare chances for the cornucopia and the Give Thanks emote.

2013 Christmas eventEdit

Main article: 2013 Christmas event

Cabbage Facepunch BonanzaEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Even though the maelstrom stopped after the Battle of Lumbridge, the examine text still read "A vast maelstrom of energy", but was later changed to "An empty crater".
  • This was supposed to be the first, lowest level, divination location, but due to overlapping release dates (i.e. the Battle of Lumbridge was not yet over when the Divination skill was released), the location got moved a little bit and was given its own little crater. Because there is little use for it, it was temporally used during the 2013 Christmas event, titled Up To Snow Good. As of now there is no use for it, but this "will certainly not be the end of it".[1] Except for the Saradominist camp, which will serve as the location for the third World event between Brassica Prime and Marimbo.
  • There is a single square located in the northeastern quadrant of the crater that causes the player to sink into the ground up to their knees. This is most likely a bug.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Osborne on the Runescape GameBlast 2014 Twitch Livestream, at around 12:36:30. http://www.twitch.tv/runescape/b/505167960

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