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The order base its beliefs on Guthix's principles, founded and made to fight against the gods. Originally, the Order was human, as Ocellus preached of freedom, but those that followed him were misled. With the followers he managed to acquire, he led them into an underground complex which would later be their monastery. During this time, Ocellus found that each generation was either unstable, destructive or insolent and had to liquify them.
Ocellus theorised that because humans worshipped the strong, he should make his followers stronger so that they would not have to worship anyone. He acquired runestones, and required his tears, as human biology limited their strength. Juna refused to help him any further, so Ocellus had his followers infiltrate the caves and steal the tears for him.
From this, Ocellus began to breed towards loyalty, something which he found ironic as he originally wanted to make them independent. Using the runestones and Guthix's tears, he began to manifest crystals and used it on his followers. As the group still needed a leader, Ocellus began to promote leadership, but found that the leaders were either unstable, destructive or insolent. Ocellus surmised that by linking multiple minds together, they would have a greater understanding, so he created the Legiones in the hopes that they would understand his wishes.
Ocellus later found the Legiones leading a prayer and tried to punish them, but they resisted. He explained to them that this is what Guthix would not have wanted, and after that, no issues seem to have arisen. But after the god's death, the order lost its path and have since begun experimenting on local villagers in order to create a new god to worship.
The Order of Ascension most commonly refer to the six legiones who lead the Order. These six legiones are powerful mages using magic learned from Guthix. They used this magic to experiment on villagers kidnapped from local villages in order to try to "recreate" Guthix despite his wishes and the wishes of the Guardians of Guthix, specifically Ocellus Virius, the Guardian outside of the monastery.
According to the History of the Order, Gladii are the earliest members of the known Order, as they were first created in 1743 A.G.S (Fourth Age). The next member that was created was the Rorarii in 1895 A.G.S (5 years after the creation of the Legiones). Scutarii were created in 1935 A.G.S, making them the second most recent member. The "youngest" members of the Order are the Capsarii, made in 2017 A.G.S (Fifth Age).
In the Sixth Age, the Order seems to have stagnated, as they have not made much progress in creating new "members" or finishing the ascended Guthix. Ocellus also mentioned that the Order had stolen Algarum thread and used it to create armour for themselves. Ocellus was aware of their progress and stopped it by stealing the thread from them.
During this time, a seventh legio, Legio Septimus, broke away from the Order with several Ascended, believing that his fellow members did not do anything but feed off the crystals littering the complex. He and his order later allied with Nomad to create an ascended Guthix of their own, which was defeated by the player and killed by Death/Icthlarin in Nomad's Elegy. While it is unknown what happened to Septimus (since he could be spared or killed), it is known that there are still several of his followers still lingering around in the Underworld in hiding.
- As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 1,260,000 kills. At this time, this was the record for the most killed monster of those tracked.
- ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
- ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"