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Release date 26 September 2016 (Update)
Race Human
Members Yes
Quest NPC Tales of Nomad
Location Nomad's Temple
Sells items No
Gender Male
Examine I respected him greatly, but his time had passed.

Oreb, the Magister of House Charron, is a necromancer from the human homeworld of Teragard, and a solo slayer boss. He may be found in the First Gate of the Grim Underworld, accessible from the Sophanem Slayer Dungeon. Unlike the other inhabitants of the dungeon, a feather of Ma'at is not required to kill him.

To fight the Magister, level 115 Slayer is required (which can be boosted - however, the boost must be maintained throughout the whole fight) and a Key to the Crossing. The soul obelisk inside the dungeon must then be activated to summon him. Keys can be obtained by killing the inhabitants of the dungeon (including himself) or by buying them from the Grand Exchange, costing 269,824 coins. The key is consumed when beginning the fight and will not be returned on death if the Magister wins, behaving in a similar manner to ascension keystones.

Killing the Magister is a possible Soul Reaper assignment.

The Magister is one of the bosses required to unlock the [Name] the Reaper title, which is a requirement for the untrimmed completionist cape. Obtaining the five books that can be dropped by the Magister as well as other inhabitants of the dungeon is a requirement for the master quest cape. The bobblehead pet dropped by the Magister is a requirement for the Final Boss [Name] title. Acquiring at least one of each of his unique drops will earn the player the [Name] Of the Crossing title.


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The first betrayal

Oreb is killed by Nomad.

Oreb was originally the magister of House Charron on Teragard, and at one point authored a book known as The Divine Delusion. Fascinated with the subject of the soul, he speculated in his book that it had little to do with divinity, and that it may be possible to transplant a soul from one host into another.

At some point in or before the Fifth Age, he somehow found his way to Gielinor, and took in Nomad as his pupil, teaching him about the nature of souls. Nomad eventually betrayed and killed him, using his new understanding of souls to bolster his own power. He evidently survived this, however.

Memories of him appear during the Tales of Nomad miniquest. In the first master memory, he appears as my first master and is shown tutoring Nomad in the Ourania Cave. In the first betrayal memory, he is shown being stabbed by Nomad in his temple.

After being betrayed by Nomad, Oreb eventually found himself in Menaphos. He began his own experiments on souls, taking pity on Icthlarin because of a guilt that he sensed. He found various machines capable of splitting a being's soul while they were still alive, and also sensed the soul of a divine being, though it had clearly been split into multiple personalities.

In his last journal, he notes that his experiments have attracted the player, which he interprets as a success.


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The Magister has several special abilities, one of which consists of summoning a soul obelisk that drains the player's Constitution level, which affects both the amount of health food can heal when eaten in addition to the player's maximum life points.

The slayer helmet will not apply its damage and accuracy buffs against the Magister, even though he counts towards a soul devourer task.


Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins100,000; 150,000Uncommon100,000–150,000
Corrupted magic logsCorrupted magic logs100 (noted)Common53,100
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr15 (noted)Common56,100
Dragon arrowheads 5Dragon arrowheads250Common67,000
Feather of Ma'atFeather of Ma'at100Uncommon162,400
DragonstoneDragonstone10 (noted)Uncommon82,240
Rune platebodyRune platebody(noted)Uncommon109,551
Dragon plateskirtDragon plateskirt1Uncommon160,982
Dragon platelegsDragon platelegs1Uncommon159,662
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon108,872
Vital sparkVital spark10; 20Uncommon1,029,780–2,059,560
Water talismanWater talisman15 (noted)Uncommon102,540
BattlestaffBattlestaff15 (noted)Uncommon97,335
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips25Uncommon170,875
Weapon poison++ (3)Weapon poison++ (3)(noted)Common50,304
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe(noted)Common69,600
Crystal keyCrystal key(noted)Common80,318
Crushed nestCrushed nest20 (noted)Common81,660
Key to the CrossingKey to the Crossing1Rare269,824
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax15 (noted)Common85,155
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Soul fragment (The Magister)Soul fragment (The Magister)1Very rare[d 1]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
PhylacteryPhylactery1RareNot sold
The Magister's Journal 1The Magister's Journal 11Always[d 2]Not sold
The Magister's Journal 2The Magister's Journal 21Always[d 2]Not sold
The Magister's Journal 3The Magister's Journal 31Always[d 2]Not sold
The Magister's Journal 4The Magister's Journal 41Always[d 2]Not sold
The Magister's Journal 5The Magister's Journal 51Always[d 2]Not sold
Gloves of passageGloves of passage1Very rare45,086,440
  1. ^ Has a drop rate of 1/1000 with a threshold of 1/200.
  2. ^ a b c d e The books are dropped in order, the next book is guaranteed upon reading the previous book.


There were several teasers hinting towards the Magister in the weeks before its release. Most of them have taken the form of in-game messages which were triggered as a result of the players' actions as a community.[1]

After several teaser message broadcasts, more activities were unlocked for players to engage with within Menaphos that allowed city reputation to be gained in ways beyond the traditional method of training skills within the city. These activities took the form of repeatable events that could be completed numerous times a day for reputation, and are still currently available to be completed for city reputation.

Date Teaser
6 June 2017 The continued desecration of the caverns below Menaphos and Sophanem have caused a flux of corrupted soul energy.
The Magister has become aware of your presence.
7 June 2017 Strange reverberations are causing the earth below Menaphos and Sophanem to groan.
The corruption and soul energies under the desert are becoming increasingly unstable.
Soul obelisks began spawning in Menaphos.

The desert sands tremble with the undulating cry of countless despairing souls.
Mysterious obelisks have started appearing in the streets of Menaphos.

11 June 2017 The sands around Menaphos tremble with the sound of a million frantic footsteps.
Something is stirring below the surface...
12 June 2017 A wave of apprehension sweeps across Menaphos as the skittering hum of the sands begins to grow louder.
Whatever stirs the desert is fast approaching.
Corrupted scarabs began spawning in Menaphos.

The streets of Menaphos fall victim to a plague of displaced scarab beetles from the corrupted caverns below.
Something is driving them to the surface.

The Magister was originally planned for release on 26 June 2017, but this date was pushed back to 3 July 2017 to allow for further testing and addition of more quality of life improvements for Menaphos.[2]


Magister concept art

Concept art of the Magister.

  • Upon release, there was a bug where the Magister gave 50,000 slayer experience upon defeating him. This was unintentional and quickly hotfixed on the same day, reducing it to 8,000.
  • The title "Magister", when translated idiomatically from Latin, means "Master" - a honorific title often used to address individuals of high social status, such as teachers.[3]
  • It was possible to Quick Chat Magister kills before the boss was actually released.
  • He is referred to as High Magister Oreb by Lucifurr, who claims to have been his apprentice.[4]
  • Upon release, there was a rare bug that caused the Magister to become immune to most forms of damage at low health, forcing the player to kill him off with weapon poison. He could still attack and damage players, but was incapable of using abilities. This has been fixed as of the 10 July 2017 update.
  • The Magister was given the ability to use Freedom against stuns with the 23 July 2017 update. Prior to this, he would only use Freedom if he was bound.


  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. (Archived from the original on 2017-06-07.)
  2. ^ Jagex. "Magister Arrives Monday | Month Ahead Postponed." 30 June 2017. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ William Whittaker; the University of Notre Dame. Magister. 2017-06-07.
  4. ^ Lucifurr, RuneScape. "I who was apprenticed to the High Magister Oreb, master of souls."

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