Thammaron was an Elder Demon that served Zamorak during the Second and Third Ages. He assisted Zamorak in his rebellion against Zaros, his loyalty eventually earning him the position of Chief-Lieutenant to Zamorak. He is most famous for his attack on the former city of Uzer.
Although deceased, he plays a key role in The Golem.
Early History Edit
Virtually nothing is known of Thammaron's activities prior to Zamorak's rebellion, although he was active in the Second Age. He is mentioned in the Twice Burnt lore, being sent on a mission for Zaros, along with Zamorak, Char and several others. It is detailed how he is able to change his size and retract or extend his horns upon resting or preperation for battle. It is unknown if other demons are able to do this, or if it is a trait exclusive to the Elder-Demons. He would eventually join the then-Mahjarrat Zamorak in an effort to gain power in his rebellion against his master, Zaros.
Thammaron was of the highest demonic nobility, and his household was amongst the most noble during his reign. Apparently hailing from the mysterious Infernal Dimensions, said to be the home plane of the Demon Lords, amongst Thammaron's countless servants was Alathazdrar, a famed demon butler that would later serve Delrith. Today he can be found in East Ardougne, where he will speak little of his time in Thammaron's household.
The Rebellion Edit
Zamorak, then a mortal Mahjarrat, had been planning to lead a revolt against the god Zaros for years. Despite his favoured general status in Zaros' military, Zamorak secretly gathered a number of powerful followers to assist him in dethroning his master. Thammaron was amongst those few selected, alongside other noted individuals such as Viggora, Lord Drakan, and Zemouregal.
Through a series of events, the staff of Armadyl fell into the hands of Zamorak. With the staff's immense power, Zamorak felt that that could be the key to defeat Zaros. Taking his allies with him, Zamorak attacked Zaros in his own throne room. Thammaron was amongst those fending off Zaros's bodyguards, ensuring that Zamorak's battle remained a one-on-one match.
Despite almost losing the match, Zamorak was victorious, as after accidentally impaling himself and Zaros on the Staff of Armadyl, a small portion of Zaros' godly power was transferred to Zamorak and Zaros was banished from Gielinor. The other gods, despite their hatred of Zaros, banished Zamorak from Gielinor for daring to attack one of their own.
Zamorak's followers went into hiding, the other gods' followers now targeting them. Zamorak's banishment, however, would not last.
Destruction of Uzer Edit
Zamorak's return was one of many factors that led to the great God Wars. Now with an ever-larger army and greater realm of power, Zamorak's allies resurfaced, now some of his favoured followers. Thammaron rose to the rank of Chief-Lieutenant, his demonic powers and infamous cruelty earning him great favour.
Zamorak granted many of his original followers areas of land that they were allowed to claim, provided they could conquer it. Thammaron was given the city of Uzer, a prosperous city that had thrived since the Second Age.
Between the years 3,000 and 4,000 of the God Wars, Thammaron launched a massive assault upon the city. Uzer, protected by thousands of trained soldiers and clay golems, was able to fend off any outer attacks that Thammaron launched. Seeing that a basic siege would not suffice, he formulated a plan to take the city from inside. From his throne room, he opened a portal in the underground network beneath the city, allowing him and his soldiers to bypass the city's otherwise nearly-impenetrable defences.
Taken by surprise and militarily outmatched, the people of Uzer were quickly driven to near defeat. As a measure of last resort, the city deployed a squad of elite golems, whom they blessed in the name of the Desert Pantheon. The golems drove Thammaron and much of his horde back into his dimension, where Thammaron eventually managed to close the portal with a weak barrier. Although he survived the initial attack, the wounds inflicted upon him by the golems would quickly prove fatal.
Post-Death Effects Edit
By the time of his death, Uzer had been completely destroyed. The few survivors of the attack were most likely taken in the ensuing battles between Saradominist and Zamorakian forces in the northern desert. It is possible, though, that some managed to escape to the emerging Menaphite city of Sophanem in the far south.
The victory of Thammaron's followers was short-lived, however. Azzanadra, one of the few remaining Zarosian Mahjarrats, discovered Thammaron's remaining forces as they celebrated and prepared for further war. Having almost god-like ability himself, Azzanadra single-handedly wiped-out Thammaron's still considerable army. Ultimately, the battle had no victor. It did serve to warn the nearby city of Ullek, though, which soon fell to the demon Balfrug Kreeyath. Although Ullek also fell, its casualties were slightly reduced due to the warning.
Only one survivor remained amidst the wreckage following the battle; a single clay golem, who had been amongst the elite sent to kill Thammaron. Having been set to kill the demon, but unaware that Thammaron had died of his injuries, he continued to believe he must carry out his duties. For over 2,000 years he wandered uselessly amongst the city's crumbling remains. During The Golem quest, the player discovered that Thammaron was dead, and reset the golem to make him aware of this.
Thammaron's portal has weakened the dimensional barrier beneath Uzer, a trait exploited by the demon Agrith Naar during the Shadow of the Storm quest, and Eruni, (and multiple lesser demons) in Do No Evil. Players can still visit Thammaron's lair, where his body and jewelled throne can be found.
- Despite being a demon, Thammaron's mortal remains are skeletal and not ashes. This is problably a feature of the Elder Demons.
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