The Stone of Jas, also referred to as the Fist of Guthix and the Eye of Saradomin, is an incredibly ancient and powerful object pre-dating even the First age and the arrival of Guthix. It is one of Gielinor's oldest and greatest powers, and plays a significant role in the history of Gielinor. The stone of Jas is one of the twelve ancient Elder Artefacts once owned by the Elder Gods. It was created by Jas, elder god of time, and is said to express their power most purely. The stone is the very source of all magic in the world, as well as the main cause of the infamous God Wars. Various individuals have been in its possession throughout its existence, each known for their great powers and achievements thanks to it. The stone has been hidden at various locations throughout history, being forgotten for millennia before resurfacing again.
History of the StoneEdit
The Stone of Jas is known to be the most powerful of the twelve ancient Elder Artefacts. How exactly the stone was created remains a mystery, and very little is known about its earliest existence. However, it is known that the stone was created by Jas, an Elder God. The Stone of Jas, along with the other artefacts, were used for millennia by the Elder Gods to create numerous worlds of many kinds, such as the Naragi plane, Freneskae, Yu'Biusk and Vampyrium. One of the many worlds they created was known as Gielinor, which appeared to be their last and perfect creation.
Although the stone is the most powerful of all Elder Artefacts, it is also the most closely guarded. At some point in time, Jas created and enslaved, or ‘cursed’, the unwilling Dragonkin, a race of dragon-like creatures, with the purpose of protecting the stone. The Dragonkin have since then been connected to the stone, growing more powerful and enraged the more the stone is used. Because of this, the Dragonkin are forced to act whenever the stone is being abused in order to subside their pain, be it by destroying its false user, or anything that lives at all.
At some point the Elder Gods abandoned the worlds they created, leaving their artefacts scattered among the many worlds they were last used. The Stone of Jas was among the many artefacts to be left behind on Gielinor, along with the Staff of Armadyl and a horn of unknown origin. The reason why the Elder Gods abandoned their worlds, remains a mystery.
After the departure of the Elder Gods, many 'younger gods' such as Saradomin and Skargaroth started their search for the Elder Artefacts to acquire more power. Some gods wished to claim all artefacts as their own, which would grant them unlimited power. Because of this, war erupted on the many worlds where some artefacts were thought to reside. Thus started the Naragi God Wars, for example. The Stone of Jas on Gielinor was not discovered by any of the gods until much later.
After the destruction of his home plane and his ascendance to godhood thanks to one of the artefacts, a sword he managed to obtain from its former owner Skargaroth, Guthix stumbled upon the world of Gielinor. There he found several more artefacts, one of those being the Stone of Jas.
Heavily admiring the beauty of the perfect world, Guthix wished to share it with mortal beings. Contact with the Stone of Jas caused a heavy increase in Guthix' godly powers, which allowed him to bring races such as Humans, Dwarves and Elves through portals such as the World Gate and the Portal of Life. Although Gielinor was thought by Guthix to be completely uninhabited, the race of the TokHaar, also one of the artefacts, already lived deep under the surface of the world long before Guthix' arrival after creating Gielinor's mountains.
Guthix showed little interested in most artefacts, hiding them away, but made great use of the stone that immensely supplemented his powers. With the aid of the stone, Guthix created many of the famous runestones, which allowed their wielders to cast magical spells. It is believed that Guthix also created the Anima Mundi, the very life force of Gielinor, likely with the stone's power as well. He used the stone to make life prosperous on the planet and left it in the open after he had finished.
The Dragonkin seemed not to have been able to prevent Guthix from using the stone at that time. It has been confirmed that this is because the stone was not yet used enough for the Dragonkin to have enough power to stand up against Guthix. This is likely also the case with many other future users of the stone.
When the First Age ended, Guthix descended into the earth to rest, hoping that the world would forget him and not worship him. The stone, along with the other artefacts he had found, were hidden away at unknown locations after their use. After this event that marked the end of the First Age, any knowledge of the stone faded from history for thousands of years.
In the Second Age, other gods started to arrive in Gielinor. Deities such as Saradomin continued their search for the artefacts hidden on Gielinor. And new races, like the Mahjarrat, were brought into the world with the purpose of aiding their gods. Armadyl was among the gods who managed to obtain an artefact, a staff his case. Other artefacts, like the stone, remained undiscovered. Zaros, one of the gods that arrived in this age, became the most powerful deity at that time, ruling a great kingdom and having a great number of followers.
The Stone of Jas remained hidden throughout the age, and its existence was completely forgotten during this time. The runes Guthix had created in the First Age also slowly disappeared from the world, as they are consumed after use. By the end of the Second Age, runes became a very rare supply, causing many battles between mages such as Dahmaroc over the small amounts remaining.
Near the end of the age, Zaros was betrayed by his Mahjarrat general Zamorak, who planned a rebellion against him with other followers at his side. After he had obtained the Stone of Jas and the Staff of Armadyl, he set his plans in motion. This led to Zaros' disappearance from Gielinor and Zamorak's ascendance to godhood, similar to Guthix' use of the sword of Skargaroth. After betraying his master, Zamorak was soon exiled as well by the other gods of Gielinor for defeating one of their kind.
After the banishment of Zamorak, Saradomin, who seemingly became aware of the stone as well, took it from Zamorak, having tracked it down with the aid of his crown, another artefact, and hid it in the cave that is now known as the Fist of Guthix site. During its residence here, the stone left both a magical and physical impression in the ground. Saradomin's powers also grew immensely while he had the stone in his possession. Zamorak, in effort to reclaim the stone, returned from his banishment and declared war on Saradomin. Soon the other gods became involved as well, and the start of the cataclysmic Gielinorian God Wars were marked, ending the Second Age.
The God Wars were partially fought over the artefacts known to reside in Gielinor, most notably the Stone of Jas, and partially over territory and authority and the extermination of remaining Zarosians (or, in Bandos' case, simply for the sake of it). Despite this, Saradomin was able to maintain his possesion of the stone throughout most of the war. In order to save his Icyene commander Zilyana, who had been mortally wounded by the Zamorakian general K'ril Tsutsaroth during the battle of Annakarl in 3100. Saradomin used the stone to heal his commander from her wounds. It seems that, after this event, Zilyana was the only one besides Saradomin and Zamorak to know about the stone.
After 4000 years of war, Zamorak was able to take the Stone of Jas from Saradomin, reclaiming it as his own. After taking the stone, Zamorak used the its immense power to tear the entire continent of Forinthry apart, leaving it as the dead wastelands currently known the Wilderness.
However, this immense disturbance in the Anima Mundi caused Guthix to wake up from his slumber. Seeing what has been done to Gielinor, he immediately put an end to the God Wars, banishing all gods from Gielinor and putting the Edicts of Guthix in place. This prevented all the active gods at that time from having direct influence on Gielinor. After the end of the God Wars, Guthix took the stone and tasked the Guthixian order Crux Eqal with its protection. The guardian of Guthix Fiara was then placed at the cave where Saradomin kept the stone in order to protect the magical imprint, as well as preventing any knowledge of the stone and its former residence there from falling into the wrong hands.
Additionally, after assigning his guardians, Guthix created a balance elemental as the stone's primary guardian. After the stone was hidden again at the end of the Third Age, the knowledge of the stone's existence faded from history once more. Only ancient creatures such as the Mahjarrat and vampyres still knew of it.
Right at the beginning of the Fourth Age, the Dragonkin made a new appearance to the world and started to lay waste to the human tribes. Without any active gods on their side, the humans had great trouble dealing with this problem all by themselves. The appearance of the Dragonkin was likely tied to the Stone of Jas. However, as the stone is believed to be hidden away during this time, the exact reason for their appearance remains unclear. The dragonkin were eventually driven back to their stronghold by the hero of that age, Robert the Strong.
The Stone of Jas would not resurface until the beginning of the Fifth Age, when it was eventually discovered again by a Fremennik seer named V------. When he touched the stone, he became the first lunar mage. In the area the Stone of Jas was found, V------ discovered that the rocks surrounding the stone had been imbued with the stone's power troughout the centuries, turning them into rune essence. With these rune essence, the Fremmenik people were able to create their own runestones, allowing the humans to once again cast magic. The first Wizards' Tower was built by four wizard orders with the purpose of researching the knowledge of Magic. The secrets of magic were closely kept among humans only, which gave them a great advantage over other races. Because of this, already existing human kingdoms at that time grew rapidly in size and power, and soon humans became the most dominant race on Gielinor. Many Fremmenik were against the use of magic by humans though, and thought it should only be used by the gods. This led to a division of the tribe. Those who were for the use of magic departed the tribe, forming the Moonclan and travelling to Lunar Isle, while those against remained and later started the Runecrafting Crusades.
Besides the rune essence found somewhere in the icy mountains east of Fremmenik province, another rune essence rock can be found on Lunar Isle. This indicates that the Stone of Jas was at some point located at both areas. Although it is believed by many that the stone was discovered in the mountains of the Fremmenik province, the lunar mage Baba Yaga states that V------ first discovered rune essence on Lunar isle, likely along with the stone. Where the stone was found first thus remains debatable. The stone being moved to Lunar Isle after its discovery, creating a second rune essence rock, is a possible explanation of its residence at both locations.
After the Stone of Jas was discovered, it was instantly removed by 'those who walk a higher astral path'. Who these individuals were are still unclear, but they might refer to the Moonclan or the Guardians of Guthix. The stone was likely moved to the Ancient Guthix Temple, a place of worship around the first ever stone circle deep below modern-day Lumbridge, as this is the next documented location of the stone. This temple could only be opened by those with knowledge of the druids. As of this, druids, possibly those of Crux Eqal, being involved in hiding the stone seems likely.
Theft from the TempleEdit
In the late Fifth Age, the Zamorakian Mahjarrat Lucien became more and more interested in obtaining the stone. Wishing to overthrow Zamorak and establish himself and the Mahjarrat as rulers of the land, it became his foremost goal. He also starts to lurk on the Staff of Armadyl, as it was used by Zamorak in his ascendance to godhood as well. He eventually acquired the staff in 169 and then hired the treasure hunter Movario to find the stone of him. He established a large network of spies, mercenaries and assassins and allied himself with the Kinshra, Dagon'hai and the Dark Warriors. Once Crux Eqal got ear of this, they formed an alliance with the Temple Knights and the Guardians of Armadyl and began to work against Lucien.
After several attempts of Lucien to kill the high-ranked people of the organisations and a failed attempt to apprehend the Mahjarrat, which lead to a disastrous loss for the alliance, Movario was eventually tracked down. After searching in many places, he thought to have picked up magical energy from the stone in the Tears of Guthix cavern. An adventurer working for the alliance descended into the chasm before him, however and discovered the Ancient Guthix Temple. They opened the door and found the stone, not knowing what it was. They touched it to see V------ find the stone and then accidentally summoned the balance elemental. Forced to destroy the elemental, the adventurer removed the safety mechanism of the stone. Movario then arrived to take the stone and study it, but Lucien could do so before him. He revealed his plan to establish Mahjarrat authority and ascend to godhood and took the stone with him to The North, but not before summoning two tormented demons, exceptionally powerful demons whom Lucien cursed to burn and heal simultaneously, to kill off the adventurer. With the help of the Guardians of Armadyl and the power boost from touching the stone, they survived.
Mahjarrat Ritual of RejuvenationEdit
After Lucien stole the stone from the temple, the Dragonkin were released from their citadel and made another appearance, starting to lay waste to human settlements once more, starting with Mos Le'Harmless. During this time, the Mahjarrat Ritual of Rejuvenation drew near, where Mahjarrat battle to determine the one of their kin to be sacrificed to replenish their power. Lucien, who had no chance of losing with the Stone of Jas and the Staff of Armadyl in his possession, would grow even more powerful once rejuvenated.
Before the ritual, the adventurer had been tasked to place teleorbs on the stone and steal it from Lucien, but they had accidentally touched it and seen yet another vision, this time of the Battle of Annakarl in 3100, before being whisked away by Lucien's security system.
The adventurer and a group of Temple Knights and Guardians of Armadyl, along with the Mahjarrat Wahisietel and other Zarosians at their side, arrived at the ritual site to stop Lucien. During the entire ritual, Lucien exhibited extremely dominant behaviour, proclaiming himself the leader of the Mahjarrat and the only one worthy to decide the sacrifice. He did so and, after the Mahjarrat had been rejuvenated, summoned the Stone of Jas from below to kill the Zarosian faction after he'd been attacked by Azzanadra again. In the icy cave below, the Stone had leaked magical energy, creating terrifying glacors. Just as Lucien prepared to use the stone again, the Dragonkin trio arrived to prevent him from doing so. After a short brawl, Lucien was killed by Sakirth, who shattered the staff of Armadyl's orb in the process. Most Mahjarrat quickly teleported away after seeing the Dragonkin's power, and the Dragonkin departed the site as well, off to destroy Edgeville.
After these events, the Dragonkin became an even larger threat than Lucien. Head of recruitment for the Temple Knights Sir Tiffy Cashien used his commorb to bring in the leader of Crux Eqal, Thaerisk Cemphier. The latter devised a mathematical spell that would hide the stone without anyone knowing where, by having himself, Tiffy and the adventurer only come up with one part of the coordinates. The trio each took a number in their mind and the stone was teleported to an unknown location. Each now hold parts of the coordinates the stone is teleported to. It has not been seen ever since, but will indubitably play a significant role in future events.
At an unknown point in the Stone's history, possibly before the beginning of the First Age, but after the Dragonkin’s enslavement, the stone was brought to the plane of Kethsi through the World Gate by Elder mage Etheron, after his six-year-expedition to other planes. The stone was located at the Mage Conclave at Mount Firewake for some time and the Kethsians made great use of the stone's power to increase their magical abilities. With the power of the stone, they were able to greatly improve their living conditions for several months.
Unfortunately, their use of the stone enraged the Dragonkin, who soon arrived at Kethsi and started to utterly destroy their settlements. The conclave decided to use the Stone of Jas against the dragonkin. But because of this, the Dragonkin grew even more in power. The remaining Kethsians retreated to the Isle of Sann and used a special mineral, bane, combined with Dragonkin essence, to forge missiles that harm Dragonkin severely. Despite the use of the bane weapons, which managed to kill a small amount of the Dragonkin, the plane of Kethsi was eventually destroyed completely. The stone was then brought back to Gielinor, very likely by the Dragonkin.
The stone of Jas also was located somewhere in modern-day Morytania. This is supported by Movario's notes, where he describes a similar magical aura sensed at both the Fist of Guthix site, Lunar Isle and Morytania. As the first two places are documented locations of the Stone of Jas, it is very likely to have resided at Morytania. How or when it was located there, remains unknown. However, a likely time for the stone's presence was during the God Wars, specifically after the fall of Zaros. If this is true, then Zamorak probably was keeping it here for safekeeping until he brought it to Forinthry at the end of the wars, only to turn it into the Wilderness.
It is confirmed that the Daeyalt ore found inside the mines below Meiyerditch in Morytania have been created by the presence of the Stone of Jas, similar to rune essence. This makes it likely that the stone was located close to that area during its residence in Morytania. At the end of the Fifth Age, vampyre overlord Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan was becoming more and more obsessed with a rock of unknown origin, quite possibly the Stone of Jas.
Notes found within the Ancient Cavern might suggest that the Stone of Jas was at some point located inside the caverns, which are known to be heavily related to the Dragonkin. This, however, has not been proven. The Ancient Cavern does seem to contain other artefacts related to the Dragonkin, such as the Dragon Forge.
Chronological location timelineEdit
- Jas created and/or put the stone in Gielinor and forced the Dragonkin to defend it.
- Guthix finds the stone through currently unknown means and shapes the plane of Gielinor, marking the First Age.
- Zamorak finds the stone and uses it as part of his plan to obtain godhood in the Second Age.
- Saradomin confiscates the stone from Zamorak before he is banished.
- During the God Wars, Saradomin uses the Stone and it is located at the Fist of Guthix site.
- Zamorak uses the Stone of Jas to enhance his powers and destroys the entire Forinthry site at the end of the Wars.
- Guthix wakes, creates the Edicts and banishes all the major gods, after that, the Stone is presumably hidden by Guthix followers. A Balance Elemental is created by Guthix to defend the stone.
- The stone is found on Lunar Isle or in the rune essence mine by a Fremennik, who then founded the Moonclan.
- Currently unspecified how many times the stone was moved in the Fourth Age or where exactly the stone was found.
- The stone is hidden away in the Ancient Guthix Temple.
- Lucien steals it and takes it with him to The North, specifically the Glacor Cave.
- After being briefly used during the 18th Ritual of Rejuvenation, it is teleported away to an unknown location.
- The stone has also been in Kethsi, where it brought prosperity and the wrath of the Dragonkin, Morytania, where it created daeyalt veins and possibly the Ancient Cavern. A time cannot be given for any of these places.
References to the StoneEdit
The Stone of Jas has been hinted at for some time, although information regarding it is often cryptic and difficult to find. Since the stone's significance was realised, a search for possible references has been made. The references to the stone appeared in following places:
The Stone is mentioned most prominently in the Moonclan Manual purchased from Baba Yaga on Lunar Isle. The book details the discovery of the first rune essence at the start of the Fifth Age by a Fremennik, whose name has been omitted from the text. Brundt the Chieftain of Rellekka comments that this Fremennik was a Seer of their tribe.
According to the book, a Fremennik, whose name appears as "V-------", stumbled upon a cave in which the Stone was found. The Stone's name has also been omitted and is referred to as J--. The Stone was later taken, but not before affecting the smaller stones (rune essence) around it. They could be mentally changed into elements, essentially the art of Runecrafting. The Rune Essence Mine has plenty of digging and building equipment, possibly implying that there was an excavation for any clues concerning the Stone of Jas; perhaps the center of the mine was the Stone's original location.
The book reads:
|“|| As we all know, from the tales told to us in the Secret Tongue, 'magic' was first discovered in these lands by V------- when he accidentally stumbled upon the Stone of J--.
The stone was clearly not of this world, and the mere touch of it unlocked something within the mind of V-------. As we know, the stone was instantly removed by those powers who walk a higher Astral Path than ourselves, but its very existence showed V------- possibilities that had never occurred to our kind before.
His lifelong search for the stone did reveal its eventual fate, and the myths suggest that the stone may yet still lie somewhere within this world, but he did discover something of great importance in the caves where first he found the stone; the very rocks that had surrounded it had been subtly changed by its presence. The rocks in their contact with the Stone of J-- had gained a yearning to be something they were not, and V------- discovered that by focusing thought upon them he could transform them entirely for short periods of time into the very elements of the universe.
This is a mere parlour trick, as many of our young have done the same thing with essence as children, making the cold-burning fire in their hands on summer nights, and V------- knew that should be able to effect a permanent change upon these stones, he could have access to the very powers of the gods themselves!
— Basics of Magic, from Lunar Isle
A cutscene near the end of the While Guthix Sleeps quest shows a human discovering the Stone embedded in a stalagmite in a cave. The name of the human differs for each player, for unknown reasons. Some variations include Vasador, Valator, Vanjute, Verisad, Vistola, and Vonjuta. The notable pattern is the name starting with "V" and being seven letters long.
The Writings of Melzar the MadEdit
The scattered pages that fill the bookcases in Melzar's Maze reveal much about his descent into madness following his escape from the island of Crandor. One of these pages mentions the "Cabbage of Jas", from which the gods created all life and magic.
The page reads:
|“||...Had dream last night of great cabbage. Cabbage of Jas. Used by gods to create all life and magic. All runes have part of its power. So with runes I can control power above magic...!||”|
— The Writings of Melzar the Mad
The cabbage could be a connection to Guthix, since Juna said that the cabbage is his vegetable. It can also be observed that in the Meeting History quest, the depiction of the Stone of Jas does seem to resemble a cabbage (see the picture at the top right hand corner of the article).
But Melzar is mad and during the quest Dragon Slayer when the player encounters him he summons many cabbages. It's likely his insanity has replaced the word "stone" with the word "cabbage", or he hopes to find the 'Cabbage of Jas' by summoning cabbages to boost his power like the power of the player is boosted after touching the Stone of Jas in While Guthix Sleeps and The Ritual of Mahjarrat.
The Oracle that lives on Ice Mountain will often speak in riddles, and sometimes amongst the ramblings she makes a clear reference to the Stone of Jas. She will state simply: "Jas left a stone behind."
This suggests that "Jas" was an actual individual that existed even before Guthix found the empty plane he would make into Gielinor, which is true. It also implies that he is the one who put his stone onto Gielinor and possibly the other artefacts Guthix found as well.
The Ancient PageEdit
|“||...is the stone here?...was the stone here?...will the stone be here?...would that my sanity were firm enough that I knew what my questions meant. Then I might seek an answer.||”|
— The Eleventh Ancient Page, Author Unknown
In the Official RuneScape Lore Q&A Livestream from 4 November 2012, Mod Osbourne revealed that Daeyalt ore was created by the presence of the Stone of Jas, when it was being hidden in the Meiyerditch mine.
The Fist of GuthixEdit
The Fist of Guthix is an ancient religious site said to have been created following the end of the God Wars. The druids which guard it have many theories regarding its creation, but its Guardian of Guthix, a massive creature known as Fiara, will not reveal its origins.
The Fist of Guthix, found at the centre of the site, appears very similar to the Stone of Jas. The meaning of this is unknown. It is possible that Fiara does not reveal information about the Fist's origins in order to protect its power, assuming it is the Stone of Jas or something connected to it. There aren't a lot of characters who talk about the Fist of Guthix, implying that the secrecy given to it was a success. However, the cracks netting the cavern and the magical imprint in its centre, supports the theory that Guthix smashed the stone into the ground with its fist.
The Fist of Guthix was the actual site where the Stone of Jas resided. Seeing as the Fist has a lot of power, it is most likely the Stone passed such power to the ground, creating the Fist. How and when the Stone was moved is still not known but in Postbag from the Hedge 36, Fiara lends support to this theory by implying that it was moved by Crux Eqal some time after Saradominist forces tried to take the Fist of Guthix. In The Ritual of the Mahjarrat it is revealed that the stone of Jas indeed rested in the cavern that is the modern day Fist of Guthix. It was used by Saradomin to heal his most faithful servant, Commander Zilyana , after injuries sustained from fighting K'ril Tsutsaroth.
|“|| ...I recall when Saradomin's knights came to claim the Fist, and to make the caves their temple. Their efforts were frustrated, of course, and, as Saradominists often do, scrawled the symbols on the walls as they left.
I have been guarding this cave for mortal lifetimes and have encountered many who seek the power of the Fist. Thankfully, in His wisdom, Guthix deemed it necessary to further safeguard the Fist, tasking Crux Eqal with its protection. As such, those who pass me are still far from acquiring it.
— Fiara, Postbag from the Hedge 36
From reading Movario's notes, it is also possible that the Fist of Guthix was really an imprint left behind by the Stone of Jas which could be interpreted as Guthix's fist as it looks like the stone. Movario's notes state that the Stone of Jas can be interpreted as a body part of a god (For example, instead of saying Stone of Jas, the Saradomists call it 'The Eye of Saradomin'). Therefore, the Fist of Guthix could be an imprint printed into the ground by Guthix's 'fist' (Stone of Jas).
In Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon, two men can be found wandering the cavern's upper levels. These men are minions of Lucien, a Mahjarrat and personal ally of Zamorak. Although they are hesitant to share their knowledge, a Ring of Charos and/or Pendant of Lucien will convince them to talk.
According to Movario and Darve, they have been sent by Lucien to find artefacts that give off a "specific type of energy". Using a magical detector, they have been searching the world for years, and only now do they believe they may be getting close. From While Guthix Sleeps it is revealed that this artefact is the Stone of Jas. Movario comes to the conclusion that the names "Fist of Guthix" and "Eye of Saradomin" are merely alternate names that have been given to the Stone of Jas in the past. If true, this leaves unanswered the question of exactly what the power at the Fist of Guthix activity is. Movario's notes support the idea that the Stone once resided there and left residual energies. He detected similar energies on the Lunar Isles where the Fremennik first discovered the Stone. He also mentions discovering the same energies in Morytania, suggesting it resided there at one time as well. Once the quest is complete, the quest journal mentions the stone was owned by Jas, and protected by creatures he enslaved for the purpose - the Dragonkin. As the Dragonkin did not make their presence felt on the world until the Fourth Age, immediately after the end of the God Wars, it remains unknown whether Jas had possession of the Stone before or after Guthix did.
Song From the DepthsEdit
In the Spirit Realm on the other side of the weak portal located in Level 47 Wilderness (in the unnamed ruins south of the north-eastern volcano and east of the Demonic Ruins), the Dragonkin symbol can be seen on the crumbling walls. The left half of it is meant to be the stone of Jas, with the other half being a compass rose.
According to Elriss, she is searching for an ancient artefact that she believes is the origin of runes and the magic they create. She claims that several texts that survived the burning of the Wizards' Tower in the year 70 of the Fifth Age speak of such an artefact, referring to a legendary "Eye of Saradomin". She says that it should give off a very specific type of energy, much like Movario and Darve claim.
In the fifth issue of Postbag from the Hedge, the Chaos Elemental responded to a letter with a series of seemingly random phrases that were soon discovered to foreshadow future updates. One of these statements was "Chaos, soahc, Jas." This is the earliest known reference to the Stone by name.
An entry in the "Lores and Histories" section of the Official RuneScape Website known as "A True and Concise History of the Discovery of the Runes" makes an unclear reference to the stone. The story, which is said to have been an extract from the book "Conversations With a Mage" by Samael Leynes, was added to the website more than five years ago.
In the interview, an elderly mage discusses the significance of the discovery of magic. He speaks of the way in which the runes were found, but hesitates when he discusses what else was found. This may refer to the Stone of Jas.
On the 15 of August, 2008, Jagex released an article about future PvP updates. At the very bottom of this article was the following line:
|“||We're adding secret hints and references all the time about this one, so if you need to know more, just look around! Leave no stone unturned....||”|
The article also mentioned a quest which could possibly include the Stone as part of its main storyline. Since this hint was contained inside an article about the future of PvP, it was overlooked and ignored by a large majority of players.
During the Defender of Varrock quest, Zemouregal's gargoyle servant, Sharathteerk, states that "I'm telling you, he's close to finding it." to which Zemouregal replies "Enough! I don't have time to worry about fairytales." The artefact which Lucien was close to finding is the Stone of Jas (which he found during the While Guthix Sleeps quest), and many Mahjarrat consider it nothing but a myth.
Before the events of the Ritual of the Mahjarrat, Lucien was the possessor of the Stone of Jas, and he apparently came close to achieving godhood as he claimed that possession of such an object, combined with the magic of the Staff of Armadyl and his vast Mahjarrat mystical abilities, would promote him to Gielinor god status, thus mirroring the feat he had once helped Zamorak perform millennia past. He teleported the Stone away in While Guthix Sleeps.
In Ritual of the Mahjarrat, the Dragonkin arrive at the Ritual site, before being confronted and attacked by the 'False User' Lucien, whose misuse of the Stone enraged the three powerful creatures. The Dragonkin proceed to overpower and kill Lucien by stabbing him through the chest with the staff of Armadyl. They then depart, and the stone is subsequently teleported away to an unknown location by Thaerisk, Sir Tiffy and an adventurer using a mathematical spell.
|“||Beware False User, your power is taken from the stone, our power IS the Stone.||”|
After completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat, players may enter the Glacor Cave in order to give combat benefits. Four hours after visiting the cave, the effects will wear off. It gives a 3-6% damage bonus, and likely a 3-6% accuracy and defence bonus, in areas surrounding the Stone, including the God Wars Dungeon, Chaos Tunnels, Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and Forinthry Dungeon. Summoning is not affected after an update. One may re-enter the cave to restart the four hours any time.
- The Stone of Jas boosts player's stats to 255, which is the maximum value of the Byte data type.
- The name of the Stone may be an in-joke, since it is a real-life acronym for "Java Application Server" - which did, indeed, give the world of RuneScape life.
- The Stone of Jas features in Jagex's 2010 April Fools's joke by being placed in their map for their "Wet 'n' Wildy" park.
- The stone's first appearance is actually in the Meeting History quest, during a cutscene depicting Guthix creating the first runes.
- When you look at it in While Guthix Sleeps, the chat box shows "This multi-faceted orb is surrounded by bands of multi-coloured energy which seem to vibrate the very air around you."
- The Examine text during While Guthix Sleeps is "A powerful energy surrounds it."