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The Queen of Ashes is a goddess first mentioned by V during the Hero's Welcome quest. V claims to have visited at least one world she was active on, and compares her to Bandos, Tuska and Xau-Tak. She took her title as the "Queen of Ashes" after ascending to glory, and most of her followers agree it suits her "radiant" power, even her enemies to an extent.[1] Much like Tuska, the Queen of Ashes became aware of the planet Gielinor after Guthix's death and the shattering of the Edicts of Guthix.[2]

Sometime during the Sixth Age, the Queen of Ashes became interested in the Lumbridge Crater, due to the 2015 Celebration of Fire event being held there. She had her pyradins use the fire energy generated by this event to send her herald, the Fallen Nihil, through the planes to emerge from the bonfire in the crater.[3] The Queen of Ashes tasked the Fallen Nihil to spread word of her coming, and to bring back burning embers for study.[4]

While not known to have ever been to Gielinor previously, V theorises that she will travel there now that the Edicts of Guthix have been broken, and will not waste time "recruiting the downtrodden to her infernal cause".[2] The Queen of Ashes is first building up her strength and conquering other worlds before coming to Gielinor.[5][1]

Currently, her only follower known to the inhabitants of Gielinor is the Fallen Nihil.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Solanumtinkr. "VIP August Q&A Lore Q&A." 22 October 2016. RuneScape Lore Discussion Forums.
  2. ^ a b The Book of V, RuneScape. "I can tell a perfect jewel like Gielinor will soon draw the attention of outsiders. That brutal monster, Tuska, will not ignore the prize for long. Nor will the Queen of Ashes waste time recruiting the downtrodden to her infernal cause."
  3. ^ Fallen Nihil, "Birth by Fire", RuneScape. "My Queen noticed this world appear in the heavens as if it had been revealed from behind a curtain. Last year she felt an increase in fire energy in this location. She had her pyradins spend a year preparing to use that energy. With it, she could bring me through the planes"
  4. ^ Fallen Nihil, "Birth by Fire", RuneScape. "Many interesting embers have been turning up in this world, and my Queen wishes to analyse their properties. Collect as many burning embers as possible and bring them back to me... My task is to act as scout and herald for my Queen; to seek worlds that are ready for her Enlightenment, and deliver messages between those who are already Enlightened."
  5. ^ Fallen Nihil, "Celebration of Fire", RuneScape. "The Queen of Ashes rushes nothing, small one. She is biding her time and will arrive when she feels this world is ready."

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