It was added on 9 December 2004.
Issue 27 - Saradomin EnlightensEdit
Saradomin, deity of duty and honour, shines forth his wisdom once more to banish confusion amongst those who call themselves his followers.
Topics of note in this edition of the letters include: pronunciation of the gods' names, a possible haircut for Saradomin, the origins of Hazeel and the true story behind Bob the cat...
Greetings once again, my children!
I have recently been observing events upon these lands, and it seems a great evil is amassing its forces... I can only hope that you, my followers, have the bravery and wit to defend yourselves and your homelands and spread peace in my name through the chaos.
But let us not dwell on such disheartening matters, for this is not why I have returned to you. Let us instead look at what queries mine followers have sought response to this time!
I apologize for pestering you with insignificant queries, but I was pondering how to pronounce each of the gods' names. My friend and I have conversed time and time again, striving to come to a logical answer. Here are my ideas, your names followed by pronunciation:
And my friend's (do not bother asking me how he got these):
*he claims the 'th' is silent, but where'd he get the 'ng' sound?
Please bestow upon me an answer to this query.
Another question. Why hath you made magic much harder to learn? For example, in the original RuneScape, casting wind strike gave you 22 magic experience!
But now, in this new, fantastic world where I imagined nothing could go wrong, casting wind strike only rewards you with 5.5 exp! Wouldst thou explain?
Strength through Wisdom,
IdroxP.S. Oh, and for those who want to speak in Ye Olde English, add 'eth' to just about every word. ^_^
It matters not in particular how you mentally pronounce our names, for the deity of your choice will always know which of their missives are meant for them, but to answer your question with the closest possible pronunciations;
I hope I have brought you enlightenment through pronunciation.
You are also no longer restricted from spellcasting for twenty seconds upon failure...
I have done the Hazeel Cult Quest in Member's land. I wish to know the true origin of Hazeel and what he did to be locked up.
Also, if you had a combat level, what would it be? Have you ever thought of showing yourself to the players on Runescape. Please answer these questions to me and I will be forever grateful.-6672
Hazeel was one of those accursed creatures of the mahjarrat, cousins of the foul Zamorak, and was an evil warlord who dominated a region in the area now known as Ardougne with his unholy magics.
The valiant townsfolk of Ardougne managed to overthrow his oppression under the banner of the valiant ancestor of Cyril Carnillean, who was rewarded by the rest of the townsfolk with the property where the malignant Hazeel had once lived. Unfortunately, an evil such as Hazeel, and the rest of his mahjarrat ilk, is not so easy to kill as the townsfolk had believed, and it seems that his demise was not permanent.
As for my combat level, I would not have such a thing were I to deign this world with my presence once again, for my powers are not limited in such a way as a mortals may be.
I am an adventurer who often asks many questions of the people around me. Often, though, I have gone through many hours of pain and hardship because of a single lie that a player has told me. For instance, I was once told that there was no way to Ardougne from Karamja, and I tried many times to get through White Wolf Mountain and lost my life several times before I found I could get a ride from Brimhaven to Ardougne. Who should I ask to make sure they are not lying to me?
Your loyal follower,Naeman
Why, you have found the most truthful source in this world already - myself!
Had you read some of my previous epistles, you would have discovered this handy little shortcut past the awe-inspiring white wolf mountain already, for I had spread this wisdom before, way back in the seventeenth edition of the letters!
Remember, my wisdom is glorious, but it is not often repeated...
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Ah, another mortal who squanders their alloted time with myself with simple riddles...
To answer your question, my time is filled with watching benevolently over mine followers and using what small amounts of power I may put into play on this world in aiding the worthy in their prayers.
And the odd game of Runelink with Guthix.
I have reancently been searching for different ways to teleport to the rune essence source but of late I have been unable to find more roughts except for the two beginning ones that are reviled to me during the rune mysteries quest. please respond with the cities where other roughts will be found. also a zombie attacked me just outside of the dwarven mining camp, what would that be about? please answer both of my inquires but more importantly the first one.
your humble and potential servant,prophet649
The mages blessed with the knowledge of the oft-fabled rune essence are as follows:
Sedridor, head of the wizards tower
Aubrey, owner of the mages shop in Varrock
Brimstail, the gnome wizard
Distentor, the head of the Yanille magic guild
Wizard Cromperty, the experimental teleporter in Ardougne
There are others too, of course, but I may not reveal their names, for some wish to keep their ties to the wizards tower secret for their own reasons, and some I will not name, for the evil purpose which they have chosen to put their knowledge to.
As for the zombies, I have noticed of late that it has become slightly more risky to honour me in the burying of bones - I fear this is a malignant trick by the cursed Zamorak to sway people from my path, but it shall not work!
Before I say anything more, I wish for you to know that I am not a follower of you. Yet nor am I a follower of Zanorak or Guthix. But that does not mean I do not believe in the legends or religions of Runescape, it is just that I choose not to follow any of them. I have a question in reference to some of the history of Runescape. In the writings of Solus Teppleton he mentions something of a war between Gods in the third age. I wish to know a few things actually. What was the cause of this great battle? How did it end? Was it just you, Zamorak, and Guthix that participated in this battle or were there other Gods? If there are other Gods who are they and what happened to them? Whether or not you choose to answer my request, I wish to thank you.Wiyne
Some things mortals are not meant to know, but do not consider the secret events surrounding the god wars to be a thing withheld from my followers through a lack of worthiness to possess such knowledge; I will not give you fuller details for your own protection. I will only answer in generalities, for words have power, and certain words when spoken are a dangerous power indeed. All of the deities currently in this realm, and some who now are no longer with us, were involved in the war. Each took a faction, whether their own, or choosing to side with one of the stronger factions, until the only factions left were mine own and those supporting the hateful Zamorak.
It was as things were building to a crescendo that the ancient guthix, who had been unknown to us previously, stepped in and banished our combat from the lands. Sadly this has meant many of the issues over which we fought remain unfulfilled, but I blame not guthix for his untimely intervention.
If he had not interfered in our squabbles it is likely this world would have been scarred beyond repair, and I wish not for innocence to be the casualty of our war.
I noticed that in your recent response to your followers' pleas, your Holiness seemed to drop several hints as to the future of the West. Is it true then that a westwardly expansion may occur or is this merely an undreamt dream?
On another point, why are you always ridiculing your brother Guthix? Does not he have a fair point on balance? For without balance, we would all topple into chaos and all would plunge into a great darkness, such as the Wilderness has.
Please answer this mortal
Strength through Wisdom, Balance is Power- Sakahn
Evil must be destroyed in all of its forms, not mollycoddled and allowed to spread.
Should Guthix have his way, he would allow the evil Zamorakians free reign within my lands, spreading their forces like a cancer until they were ingrained so deeply, that to remove them would destroy the world.
I will never permit such an abomination to occur on these lands, for I cannot suffer such evil to live on. Only through purification can we cleanse this world of all evil, and live in the utopia which my order offers, yet foolish Guthix cannot see how my path is the only true way this world may flourish!
I am honoured to write to thee!
I have but one request, could you inquire to me about what exactly do Toy Horses do?-Your loyal follower, Imhrhail
What exactly do Toy Horses do?
I worship you every day, dressed in holy monks robes, giving out Holy Symbols and even doing "Saradominist Parties", a creation of mine. Just please tell me seven things:
I am a historian too:
- All over Falador City, and the Falador Castle, there are crumbling parts. A so-called "secret entrance for nonmembers into the members world" 'exists' in the west wall of the city where there is hope-raising option to "climb over crumbling wall" and results in saying "you cannot climb this wall from this side." The north entrance has a giant scaffold. Is this the doing of the Black Knights? Where on or off the world did these destruction signs come from?
- In the combat instructing part of the tutorial, Vannaka the Combat Instructor level 146 (whoa!!!!) wears a steel platebody, carries a steel 2h sword AND a strange shield!!! Doesn't that break a law of nature? A two-hander sword requires two hands to carry it, and unless Vannaka has super-strengths in one hand, that is supposed to be impossible, to carry a 2h in one hand and carry a shield. How did this happen?
- This refers to 2). The shield Vannaka is carrying is dark blood-red, with a silver lion or something on it. I thought that it was just an npc thing, like the white armour of the White Knights, but I saw somebody else level 96 carrying an Iban Staff and the same shield. But they called me a noob and a loser and refused to say anything else. What is this strange shield?
- I also was interested whether the armour of the White Knights and Black Knights exists in the pc world. Black Knights' Armour isn't Black Armor, it looks more like a very shady dark iron. And if you click examine White Knights, it just says "Nice Armor!". Is there any way to obtain these armors pc?
- I understand you do not wish to talk about Zaros, but who is he? If even Zamorak is afraid of him?
- Will you and the Jagex guys please add some new free member quests? I finished the Elvarg DragonSlayer quest and nothing else for me to do but my parents do not let me become a member.
- Don't you need a haircut? :))
- Much of this 'destruction' you speak of is merely the effects of time upon such an ancient and noble city as Falador. Often, large bustling cities need continuous repair work just to keep them from descending any further into decay, and as building methods improve, often labourers are called in to provide a degree of refurbishment.
- The fearsome Vannaka is one of the strongest warriors to ever grace this world, and as such he has the power to wield what would normally be considered to be a two handed sword single-handedly.
This is a strength that most mortals do not posess, and it adds to his fearsome reputation as a great swordsman. It is somewhat of a pity that his glory days are behind him, and his self-imposed exile to tutorial island is in place, for I would deeply desire to see him overcome his shame for his past actions, and take up his place at the vanguard of my holy warriors once again.
Perhaps the best we may see of him is his current role as Slayer Master and Combat Instructor, although I suspect his thirst for adventure may bring him back for one last battle, so that he may end his days in glory...
- The shield Vannaka wields is the mighty Square Shield of the Dragon, an ancient and powerful artifact possessed only by a few members of this world lucky enough to have found one. He has earnt the right to wield it many times over, and it is something of a trophy for him of past glories.
- The armour worn by the White Knights is of a special custom made equipment, that is not freely available, for it marks membership of my glorious order of the White Knights. Only those chosen specifically to become a member of the order are permitted to wear such armour, and at this moment no players may join this order as anything other than a freelance operative, and as such may not wear the armour.
I suspect the accursed Kinshra have a similar system in place, though my knowledge of such evil workings is limited.
- For your own continued good health, I implore you to drop this subject. Speak that name no more, and trouble not your mind with such thoughts.
- As the wheel of time slowly turns onwards, you may find such a thing occurs, but it will not be soon and it will not be often...
- My hair is one of my most distinguished features, and as there is no god of hairdressing, I will not permit a lowly mortal to touch my blessed locks. So no.
Is it that he does not exist and never has or is he in a slumber as ur brother gutix was at one point.Ur faithfull follower Zero Mavrick
Armadyl is one of my noble brethren, although we differ on minor points and his interests lie elsewhere.
The last time I spoke to him, he was focussing primarily on the followers of Ikov and how best to assist them, but the theft of one of his artifacts has greatly damaged his reputation, although he is in fine physical health.
I, an ant compared to you, have noticed that Thrander, the mighty smith, that was in the City of Varrock in the days of old, is now gone! I am saddened by this event, for he was the only person in the great world of Runescape, that you created, that could transform male armor into female armor, or vise versa.
Please explain to me, O Great One, why he is not where he should be?
Blessed be Your name,Danemcrae
Thrandor has taken a well earned holiday to parts unknown, for he believed his services were no longer needed in Varrock, and issued his resignation to King Roald at short notice.
It seems there is some small desire to see his position filled once more though, so perhaps the council will be able to track him down and offer him his old job back, possibly with a pay rise and increased benefits package.
I have atlast figured out the true identity of your psychopathical brother zamorak,his true name is zemouregal from the mahjarrat tribe,he came to Arrav in a dream and plotted the destruction of Varrok through Delrith which only saw the ends of silverlight.Is this true? please confirm this and stay pure always.~DaYvoSs~
Zemouregal is a creature no less evil than zamorak, who works in concert with him, yet the two are distinct.
Zamorak is the only Mahjarrat who has plagued my followers with the powers of a god, the others are but mortal. Incredibly evil, long lived and powerful mortals perhaps, but mortal none the less.
My friend Psychopriest (of Letters 5 fame) and I were travelling near Camelot, when we encountered a creature named Bob. His name tag said he belongs to Jagex. Who is this mysterious Bob? Does he have a purpose? Is he a keeper of lost lore, a guardian of great treasure, a powerful mage in disguise? Does he lead adventurers to their destiny or their doom? Is he the bringer of glory or gory deaths? Or is he, as he appears, nothing more than a cat?
Yours, er, faithfully,
Kaeroll(Strength through Geekiness)
It's just a cat...
How do I know? I have SEEN your stats, that's right, you're in the top 500,000 just like the rest of us players, and you're not number one.
Not number two either.
Not three, or four, not even five.
You Mr- I made the world- Saradomin are not even in the top thousand.and your brothers don't even make the top 500,000.
So, time for some explanation I think, if you're listed then you must HAVE levels, so why so low? why could the elite players of runescape all beat you in a one on one fight?and what about zamarok? the badass warrior who in't even in the top 500,000? or guthex, the most powerful creature in existence?
Ah.... a popular misconception.
All gods of this realm have been bound by the treaty issued by Guthix not to directly interfere with the matters of mortals, nor to make our presence felt upon the land.
The being you speak of is not myself, it is rather one of your fellow citizens who has taken my name in honour of my glory - so too with the beings known as Guthix and Zamorak who appear not in the high scores, for they are followers who bored of honouring their deity before reaching level 30 in any skills...
Why is it that there is no metal ore greater than iron found in the dwarf mine? I look, but there is nothing but iron ore, copper ore, and tin ore. Where are there more types of metal ore?
Your loyal follower,ReptileoKing
I suggest you look harder young miner, for I happen to know that both Mithril and Adamantite have their place within the Dwarven tunnels...
And so my time with you all draws to a close once again.
I leave you with the knowledge that should you have questions begging to be answered within your mind, and within your heart, then you may always turn to Saradomin, and let my wisdom shine upon you like the sun on a warm summer day. And so, until next time we meet,
Strength through wisdom,
DISCLAIMER: The views of Saradomin do not reflect the views of Jagex Ltd or its employees. We tried to stop him saying anything controversial, but he is a god.