|Release date||17 July 2007 (Update)|
|Race||Fairy Dragon/Red dragon|
|Examine|| • Do not upset this teacher. You have been warned!|
• Professor of Unnatural History.
|Notable features||A highly intelligent dragon and school teacher.|
Mr. Mordaut is a draconic professor, currently employed as the Professor of Unnatural History at the Varrock Museum. He can be found in his office in Varrock Museum, the entrance is located on the back of the staircase of the lowest floor. Here he may be visited to discuss the history and nature of dragons and even the Dragonkin.
Mr. Mordaut was a creation of the Dragonkin Taraket, created by fusing an egg from the Queen Black Dragon with that of a Fairy Dragon. He was an attempt to create an intelligent dragon, most dragons being brutish, aggressive and unintelligent beasts. Mr Mordaut was considered a failure by his creator, as, although he had the intelligence his creator desired, he had none of the aggression, desire to harm others or power that makes a dragon a dragon. Even to this day, he is unable to muster anything more than a spit of dragonfire. As such, Taraket discarded Mordaut.
In his youth he attempted to prove his creators wrong, but after trying to eat his first adventurer, he spat them out, for it just felt wrong to him. He has since become a cheegan, only eating cheese and cheese-related products. His failure to do what he was created for sparked an ambition in Mr. Mordaut to lead others to their destiny, so he became a teacher. He taught a small classroom of students, most of them being non-human, but with a fair few humans occasionally being dropped in by the Mysterious Old Man as part of his Random Event programme. One notable student of Mordaut is the Demon butler Alathazdrar, who remarked that he was most "conflagratory and irascible to the younger students."
He has since retired from teaching, becoming employed by the Varrock Museum as the head of the Unnatural History department, providing much the same function as natural historians, but, where they focus on more ordinary creatures, Mordaut focuses on the more unusual species, such as mythical beasts and sentient plants. Due to his status as a dragon, he leaves the more social side of his job to his human counterparts. As such, he mainly keeps to himself and is most often found at his desk, surrounded with souvenirs from his teaching days. Despite his isolation, he enjoys his work. For example, he usually pretends to be an exhibit piece for the museum when young children accidentally stumble into his office, but occasionally gives a roar to scare them. He also curates the museum's coin collection, with an Avarrocka Guinea being one of his most prized possessions.
By talking to Mr. Mordaut about the Dragonkin and presenting your findings to him, you will be rewarded with further insight. The things you can talk to him about and their requirements for doing so are:
- Robert the Strong (Completed A Tail of Two Cats)
- The Stone of Jas (Completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat)
- Dragon riders (Killed the King Black Dragon at least once - getting the last riders journal is not required; a kill suffices)
- Kerapac's journal (Killed the Queen Black Dragon at least once)
|“||As for the Mysterious Old Man: well, he approached me at one of his famous fondue parties, set up for potential inductees to his random event programme. Dr Jekyll and the Drunken Dwarf decided to hit the melted cheese early, I seem to remember. The Mysterious Old Man said my classroom was the ideal place to educate the adventurers of RuneScape and offered me an invitation to become his newest random event. I was most pleased to accept.||”|
— Mr.Mordaut 
Mr. Mordaut was once the host of the Surprise Exam random event, he was the teacher of a strange classroom for various monsters, including Giants, Goblins and Imps. Players were teleported to the classroom by the Mysterious Old Man and had to pass two questions before Mordaut would reward the player and allow them to leave. After the removal of Random Events, he was relocated to his current position in Varrock Museum.
Mr. Mordaut was also one of the commentators during the Gielinor Games event. While commentating, he said dragons are especially fascinated with collecting things, and that he himself likes to collect rare coins. He mentions that he possesses an Avarrocka Guinea coin, after which Tentacle calls him "dragon geek". At the Games, Mordaut could be heard making bad cheese jokes, attempting to "civilise" Thok and trying to have intelligent conversations with a zombie.
- Mr. Mordaut has a map of Karamja in his office, possibly due to the relation of the dragonkin to the Brimhaven Dungeon.
- When approached in his office, and select the 'about your office' chat option, your character says, "I feel like it's bigger on the inside than on the outside". This is a reference to the popular British sci-fi TV programme Doctor Who, when people say the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
- Mr. Mordaut has a small cameo in the message that appears for the first warning for players caught botting.
Also see Edit
- ^ Jagex. Postbag 30 - "A Message From The Wire", letter #Letter 2. Postbags from the Hedge. *
Dragons and dragon-like races
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