The Schism is a source of power native to Teragard, the original home of humanity, that Robert the Strong described as "the heart of Teragard". Because Teragard has no runes, all energy that they use comes from the Schism. The Schism is controlled and protected by the seven Magisters of Teragard, who constitute the government. Robert, fascinated by the object, broke in to see it and described it as a black hole with red lightning surrounding it. Robert felt that the schism was calling out to him and when he stepped into it, he found himself transported to Gielinor.
- ^ Robert the Strong, "The Young Robert", RuneScape. "On Teragard there are no runes, no magical essence and therefore no magic. Everything is run by energy siphoned off from the Schism, which is used to power the arcane technologies of Teragard."
- ^ Robert the Strong, "The Young Robert", RuneScape. "He describes the Schism as a great black hole surrounded by a corona of red crackling lightning, that arched to nearby obelisks that stored the energy."
- ^ Robert the Strong, "The Young Robert", RuneScape. "He says he felt that it called to him, whispering promises of other places and other stories. Before he even knew what he was doing he had stepped into the blackness and found himself in another world."