Mourner: This is no place for sight-seeing. Don't you know there's been a plague outbreak?
Player: Yes, I had heard.
Mourner: Then I suggest you leave as soon as you can.
What brought the plague to Ardougne?
Player: What brought the plague to Ardougne?
Mourner: It's all down to King Tyras of West Ardougne. Rather than protecting his people he spends his time in the lands to the West.
Mourner: When he returned last he brought the plague with him then left before the problem became serious.
Player: Does he know how bad the situation is now?
If he did he wouldn't care. I believe he wants his people to suffer, he's an evil man.
Player: Isn't that treason?
Mourner: He's not my king.
What are the symptoms of the plague?
Player: What are the symptoms of the plague?
Mourner: The first signs are typical flu symptoms. These tend to be followed by severe nightmares, horrifying hallucinations which drive many to madness.
Player: Sounds nasty.
Mourner: It gets worse. Next the victim's blood changes into a thick black tar-like liquid, at this point they're past help. Their skin is cold to the touch, the victim is now brain dead. Their body however lives on driven by the virus, roaming
Mourner: like a zombie, spreading itself further wherever possible.
Mourner: Hmmm, how did you get over here? You're not one of this rabble. Ah well, you'll have to stay. Can't risk you going back now.
So what's a mourner?
Player: So what's a mourner?
Mourner: We're working for King Lathas of East Ardougne trying to contain the accursed plague sweeping West Ardougne. We also do our best to ease these people's suffering. We're nicknamed mourners because we spend a lot of time at plague victim funerals, no-one else is allowed to risk the funerals. It's a demanding job, and we get little thanks from the people here.
I haven't got the plague though...
Player: I haven't got the plague though.
Mourner: Can't risk you being a carrier. That protective clothing you have isn't regulation issue. It won't meet safety standards.