|Also known as|| The Empty Lord,|
God of Unknown Power
|Godhood tier||Formerly Tier 2|
Zaros is the mysterious god of control and the second most powerful of the young gods, being surpassed by Guthix. His history prior to entering Gielinor is unknown. He is known to be very powerful, to the point where other gods such as Saradomin fear his power. For these reasons he has earned names such as "God of Unknown Power", these names were also created by creatures who didn't follow Zaros since merely saying Zaros' name is enough to give him power. His ways are loosely characterised as 'Machiavellian', 'Empty', 'Evil' and 'Manipulative'. His arrival in Gielinor was one of the most important events of the early Second Age. During this age, he ruled a vast empire called Forinthry, stretching from Ice Mountain in eastern Asgarnia, to Kharyrll in Hallowland, and from Ghorrock in the north, to as far south as Ullek, while he waged war against the Kharidian Lands. From his arrival - soon after Guthix entered his first great slumber until Zaros' downfall at the hand of Zamorak - he was thought to be one of the most powerful gods known to Gielinor, both in personal power and influence. Zaros is the patron of the Ancient Magicks and Ancient Curses, and is associated with conquest and domination. Zaros has recently regained contact with his followers on Gielinor by way of the Communion Portal.
The very few present-day Saradominists and Zamorakians who possess knowledge of Zaros consider him an adversary. Specifically, the Wise Old Man becomes furious when you mention Zaros' name. Others, like certain inhabitants of Kharidian Desert, and some Mahjarrat, still worship Zaros as their lord. There is currently no indication as to Zaros' motives, other than that the player may be part of his plans at some point in the future.
Saradominists such as Lennissa have claimed that:
Evil will always breed more evil, and will never be satisfied with what it has. The Empty Lord chose to ally himself with the dark creatures of this world, fully aware that their own natures would cause them to rally against his rule, and take every opportunity they could to betray him.
- — Lennissa[src]
Some of Zaros' followers are evil in the conventional sense of being ruthless, enjoying being deceptive and seeking power for power's sake. In addition, the Ancient Curses and Ancient Magicks seem to be evil, or at least highly combative, in nature as they focus on inflicting damage on others and draining others of their powers. Although some may jump to the conclusion that Zaros is evil, evidence is inconclusive. It is very likely Zaros' army of demons and vampyres committed evil acts, but there are no records of Zaros himself promoting evil. However, it is likewise true that there are no records of him promoting good. Additionally, even creatures who did not and do not follow Saradomin or Zamorak, such as the Pharaoh Queen, call Zaros a 'vile creature' whom they clashed against long ago, though this may be due to his war with the Menaphite Pantheon.
Zaros' legacy is still strong, as Saradomin will not speak of him, instead making evasive responses; when asked about Zaros by a player in the God Letters, he refused to say anything: "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."
Zamorak fears him immensely, as Zaros will seek out vengeance against him when he returns. For this reason, Zamorak tried to omit every reference leading to him in an attempt to prevent him from returning. Saradomin also joined Zamorak in this action, as he dislikes Zaros immensely, for unknown reasons however, most likely because of his unholy influence (demons, vampyres and the Mahjarrat).
According to the Mysterious ghost, "As I told you, the Empty Lord was extremely powerful, but not so powerful that he could rule over the other deities of this world. Should he have made a move against any other god, then he could still have been easily brought down by the combined efforts of the others." With the aid of the Staff of Armadyl, though, Zaros' power would have been magnified to a degree enabling him to overcome all the other gods and even reshape gielinor in his own image; however, due to interference by certain followers of Zamorak and Saradomin, he failed to obtain the artefact.
Notable followers of Zaros include the Mahjarrat Akthanakos, Azzanadra, Jhallan, Sliske and Wahisietel. Traditionally, the vampyres, dragon riders, and demons of Gielinor were allied with Zaros, but most, if not all, switched their allegiance to Zamorak once he defeated Zaros.
Aside from Guthix and the Elder Gods, Zaros is the most powerful god to set foot on Gielinor. Over time he gained several powers that were not available to other gods, and one was to abandon his body on a whim. To avoid death he is incorporeal now, which makes him weaker, but he is still alive. Even now, he is likely to be searching for a host body to return to RuneScape.
- — Mod Osborne, in the The World Wakes FAQ
HistoryEditAlthough Zaros' conquest during the second age was incredibly well documented - as described in Twice Burnt lore - very few texts or references of Zaros exist to this day. This is largely due to a collaborative effort by several of the active gods during the third age, to wipe all knowledge of Zaros from Gielinor. As such, only fragmented references to his power and activities have been recovered from a small number of reliable resources, and even fewer as to his alignment, or intentions, leading Zaros to remain as quite an enigma.
Zaros arrived in Gielinor after Guthix entered his first sleep. Therefore, it is likely that Guthix has little to no knowledge of Zaros. Proof of this is that when Guthix was asked about Zaros in God letters, the former saying he has no information about Zaros but feels that he should know who Zaros is.
At some point, Zaros discovered the race known as the Dragon Riders in a realm very different to Gielinor, both geologically and culturally; it was a peaceful world, with no need for conflict. Eventually, after some time observing them, Zaros came before the Dragon Riders, who he had learned had suffered infertility for some decades, and gave to them a proposition:
I have an offer for your people; I can cure your infertility. You must stop playing nanny to these beasts and have children of your own. Come away from this world and receive my gift.
- — Zaros[src]
Faced with the promised prospect of the return of childbearing to their race, the Dragon Riders accepted the Empty Lord's offer and accompanied to Gielinor through a portal (which is suggested in Last riders to have lead to what is now the King Black Dragon's Lair). The Dragon Riders adapted quickly to the ways their new world worked, learning the concepts of combat, war, betrayal, loyalty, and lies, and over time proved to be formidable soldiers for the Empty Lord, becoming feared by Zaros' enemies. Yet despite this, Zaros did not deliver on his original promise, and with their infertility still an issue, the Dragon Rider's numbers were eventually depleted, never to increase again, until in the end only five of them remained: Hannibus, Morvannon, Apropos, Balustan, and Ablenkian.
After his arrival, Zaros persuaded the Mahjarrat, a powerful race of near-immortals, to join his forces. The Mahjarrat had previously served Icthlarin, the Menaphite god who originally brought them to Gielinor from their native realm of Freneskae. Zaros conquered much of the what is now the Kharidian Desert with the Mahjarrat's assistance, gaining many followers. He then moved north to conquer Misthalin, Asgarnia and the whole of what is now the Wilderness, which was then a fertile plain. He founded several cities, of which Senntisten became the capital of his empire. This empire crumbled when Zaros was betrayed and banished by his foremost general, Zamorak.
Zamorak, the most powerful Mahjarrat general in Zaros' service, wanted to usurp Zaros' leadership of his vast empire and the Mahjarrat. When he, by chance, got hold of the Staff of Armadyl, he decided to make his move. With his close Mahjarrat followers Hazeel and Zemouregal, as well as the vampyre Lord Drakan and others, he plotted Zaros' downfall. His allies would engage Zaros' bodyguards while Zamorak fought their liege.One week before his plan was executed, Zamorak approached the five remaining Dragon Riders, and gave them an offer; that he would provide them what Zaros could not deliver, in exchange for two of their number joining him as personal bodyguards. Morvannon and Apropos agreed to the deal, believing that if they helped Zamorak take Zaros' place as a god, he would cure their infertility as it was long overdue.
Staff of ArmadylEditValdez, a Saradominist explorer, stumbled upon the Staff of Armadyl. He realised this immensely powerful weapon should not fall into the wrong hands. However, a thief called Rennard found Valdez, knocked him unconscious and stole the Staff. He intended to sell it to Zaros. Instead, Zaros' messenger, Kharrim, took it to Zamorak, who was mortal at that time. Lennissa, a Saradominist spy, found out about the sale and informed her superior Dhalak, a Saradominist mage. Dhalak was supposed to pass the information on to Saradomin himself, but he instead enchanted the staff so that Zaros could not detect it. He hoped that Zaros, the greatest enemy of Saradomin at that time, would be defeated.
DefeatEditZamorak, accompanied by his loyal followers - many of the Mahjarrat, vampyres, demons, and a human called Viggora, set out to attack Zaros in his throne room.
Whilst the followers of Zamorak distracted the guards, Zamorak fought Zaros and managed to stab him in the back with the Staff of Armadyl. This weakened Zaros, but he still seemed to be much more powerful than Zamorak. With the staff still impaled in his back he seized Zamorak by the throat and lifted him into the air. Zamorak would have been killed, but somehow Zaros stumbled and fell onto his back. After that, the Staff of Armadyl crossed Zaros' body and impaled Zamorak without leaving it. Unexpectedly, it acted as a conduit that transferred Zaros' divine power to Zamorak. To survive, Zaros left his body and his spirit vanished from Gielinor to then appear in a very distant dimension. For "usurping/banishing" a god, Zamorak was banished from Gielinor. However, according to information in While Guthix Sleeps he somehow obtained the Stone of Jas and returned to Gielinor as a god. At Zamorak's return, most of Zaros' followers abandoned their original god and sided with Zamorak. There were notable exceptions however, including the fortress city of Padewwa and the magnificent capital of Zaros' empire, Senntisten. Currently, as of The World Wakes, Zaros is looking for a host body and mobilising plans for Gielinor to then return and have his vengeance .
The Empty Lord was a powerful god, stronger than any of the others awake at the time, possibly even as strong as Guthix is, and Zamorak was but a mortal: a Mahjarrat warrior all the same, with all of the strength and power that entails, but mortal nonetheless, but to see him fight, you would not think of him as a ‘mere’ anything...He was war itself! Flurry after flurry of blows he rained upon the Empty Lord, and the very castle walls shook and quivered with their power, but the Empty Lord would not fall! Even with the weapon of a god embedded in his back, he fought on, and with each blow our victory seemed less and less certain...
Zaros' faded from Gielinor while Zamorak seemed to become more real. However, before he was "banished", Zaros uttered a curse called The Death Curse of The Empty Lord'' onto all those involved in the rebellion. The curse was to make them wander around Gielinor as ghosts for eternity. The following six people were affected by the curse:
- Valdez, a Saradominist explorer
- Rennard, a seemingly Zarosian thief
- Kharrim, a Zamorakian messenger
- Lennissa, a Saradominist spy
- Dhalak, Lennissa's superior and a Saradominist mage
- Viggora, a Zamorakian warrior
Zamorak and his followers were also targeted by Zaros' curse, however in the The Curse of Zaros miniquest, General Viggora explains that the curse that left him, as well as the other humans involved in the Curse of Zaros miniquest, in a ghostly state, is called The Death Curse of The Empty Lord. He also speculated that the reason only the humans involved in the Curse of Zaros were cursed is because the other creatures, who were involved, had such long lifespans that the The Death Curse of The Empty Lord might not immediately affect them.
Furthermore, Viggora states: "If it was not his death curse, and he is still alive but not on this world, then the only way to break it may be to bring him back here; But I would rather stay here cursed than suffer under his rule again"; which means when Zaros returns, the curse could be broken.
The remaining followers of Zaros were actively hunted by followers of both Saradomin and Zamorak. However, Zamorak soon turned against Saradomin and other gods, starting the God Wars. Even during the God Wars, when Zamorak battled with other gods, he occasionally joined forces with Saradomin to fight off the remaining followers of Zaros.
The Dragon Riders that Zamorak had enlisted, Morvannon and Apropos, were branded traitors by Zamorak's other followers and were eventually hunted and killed by his vampyre allies and hellhounds respectively. At the same time, those who remained loyal to the Empty Lord, Balutsan and Ablenkian, were also labeled traitors by Zaros' followers and were also slain by a number of ripper demons still loyal to the Empty Lord. Only Hannibus survived, and was able to escape to the cave in which his race had first stepped foot on Gielinor.
Before the God Wars during the third age, some Saradominists attempted to wipe the memory of Zaros from Gielinor. The Saradominists locked away a group of Zarosians, including Nex in a dungeon close to the present day God wars dungeon.
ReturnEditIn the recent Q&As from three Jagex Moderators (Mod MMG, Mod Roderick and Paul Gower), it has been hinted that Zaros will return soon. It was also hinted many years ago by the Chaos Elemental in a Postbag from the Hedge with the phrase "bizarre boron swell", an anagram of "Zaros will be reborn".
During The Temple at Senntisten, the player collects three items to give to Dr Nabanik (Azzanadra), used to contact Zaros. This creates a connection between the temple and the plane where Zaros is located, allowing speech. This connection is only the start of what may happen when Zaros is fully reborn, as shown in a cutscene. The cutscene shows the dark mage's portal going crazy (almost destroying the universe according to him) but the mage thankfully manages to control it. It also shows an earthquake which cracks a Zamorak statue at the Captured Temple. The Monks of Zamorak are furious, and suspect it is the Saradominists' fault.
This manifestation of power appears to have violated the Edicts of Guthix, which prohibits all other gods from directly interfering with Gielinor (only the gods' followers can act on behalf of their gods). If this was indeed a violation, it is not known whether it was intentionally in violation of the Edicts, as the edicts were proclaimed during the God Wars, long after Zaros had disappeared from the plane of Gielinor, giving thoughts that Zaros was not affected by the Edict. When telling stories to Juna following the completion of the quest The Temple at Senntisten, she speaks of Zaros' return as a move towards balance. From all thoughts of Zaros can freely return, during the quest The World Wakes and in the Origins of Gielinor video, it is confirmed that all the young major gods, even those who were not in Gielinor during the time, were affected by the edicts.
In the 14 September 2011 FAQ for The Ritual of the Mahjarrat, Paul stated that:
- "There’s plenty of other rewards I gave for this quest. While it’s the end of some storylines, such as those of the Ritual, Lucien and Arrav, it has not provided an ending for Zaros. In fact Zaros’s, involvement in this quest was minimal, so I don’t think receiving rewards from him at this point is something to be expected."
This proves that Zaros will be featured in later quests. In the 4 November 2012 Lore Live Stream at 26:19, Mod Mark stated that they haven't "decided anything yet" for Zaros' return.
With 2013 being the year of the gods, Zaros is beginning to emerge once more, with updates such as Demon Flash Mobs where his demons are "gathering power for a mysterious cause". Furthermore, after restoring Kharshai's memories, he notes that Zaros' power is stronger than it has been in a long time.
During the events of The World Wakes, the key followers of Zaros gather together once again following the opening of Guthix's resting place, wherein dwells the god of balance himself. After letting the different god followers skirmish battle with one another, clearing the way to the heart of the temple, the Zarosians reveal themselves and their plan to bargain with Guthix, persuading It to allow Zaros to return. The plan, however, goes awry when one of their number, Sliske, kills Guthix with the Staff of Armadyl, in turn causing the destruction of the Edicts. Although this was not the original plan of the majority of Zarosians, speaking to Azzanadra afterwards reveals that with the Edicts gone - thus allowing the gods to return to Gielinor - events can begin to be set in motion with regards to Zaros' own return.
It should also be noted that Zaros has several powers which some other gods don't have, and one was to abandon his body as a whim for when he was weakened and banished by the Staff of Armadyl in the hands of Zamorak (at the end of the Second Age). This means he is incorporeal now, which makes him weaker, and he needs a host body to return to RuneScape (this has yet to be confirmed.)
ReligionEditThe symbol of Zaros is a circle surrounding an equidistant cross, and is found on an ancient talisman at the Digsite, on the Ancient Staff, the Ancient clue scroll rewards (dragonhide, runite armour, vestments etc.), and on Glarial's tomb in the Waterfall quest. Zaros' colour seems to be various shades of purple, although cream, light blue and gold dominate the restored temple at Senntisten.
Originally Zaros was worshipped by an empire in the north-east of Gielinor (the Wilderness) known as Forinthry. However, Forinthry was destroyed by Zamorak and Saradomin. Most traces of the Zarosian religion, such as altars and temples, have been destroyed by Saradomin and Zamorak. However, there are two known altars remaining: one underneath the Digsite and another in Azzanadra's pyramid. If the player has completed The Temple at Senntisten then they will gain the ability to perform a ritual in the white knight's castle at the altar on the first floor. This ritual will transform the saradominist altar into a Zarosian altar and the player will be able to switch back and forth from the Ancient Curses, thus making a third Zarosian altar.
On the Ancient Spellbook, the four teleports that lead to different levels of the Wilderness are also destroyed grounds of Zarosian worship: Carrallangar, Ghorrock, Annakarl and Dareeyak. The other teleports, Ice Mountain (Lassar), Canifis Pub (Kharyrll) and Edgeville (Paddewwa) were important military and defence fortresses. The Digsite is referred to by its ancient name, Senntisten.
Zaros probably had a treaty with Scabaras at one point. Talking to the Kalphite Queen head in a player-owned house, will sometimes cause her to say, "we are faithfully waiting for the return of Zaros". This is odd because the Kalphites are allegedly followers of Scabaras—for example, a Keris dagger works on the Kalphites. The Kalphites are also occasionally said to have been spawned from the blood of Scabaras. This may lead some to believe that the Kalphites are the followers of both Zaros and Scabaras. This is suggested somewhat by the fact that the Mahjarrat appear to have jumped from following Icthlarin to Zaros in a single and random instance. If Zaros was somehow in leagues with another desert god, he could have orchestrated it more easily. While this is somewhat speculative, it is still possible. Another possible explanation of the Kalphite Queen's message is that Scabaras was an enemy of Zaros, and the Kalphites are meant to stop his resurgence.
Some gravestones also show the Zarosian symbol on its top. When read, it reads "_______, servant of the Unknown Power, perished in this place." Some gravestones found in the Yanille Agility Dungeon bear the Ancient symbol of Zaros. Gravestones near the entrance to the Mind Altar were also thought to bear the Ancient symbol of Zaros as well but was later revealed to instead be a celtic cross; why they are in a such places is not known yet but it is possible that followers of Zaros are buried there.
Due to deliberate effort on the part of Jagex, little is known about Zaros' actual teachings.
The Zarosian religion makes extensive use of the Latin language; for example, Nex and the names of her 4 wizards are all derived from Latin, the Ancient Hymnal includes hymns in Latin, and there is a Latin inscription in the Zarosian prison of the God Wars Dungeon.
Zaros' alignment was a subject of much debate within the RuneScape community. Making the subject of Zaros' alignment was very confusing in the fact that even Zarosian players are split on the subject of Zaros' alignment, with some players who follow Zaros that claimed he was evil, and other players following Zaros who claimed he was good. Some believe he is neither, and that he is solely an all-powerful being with interests in maintaining power, for his own purpose rather than good or evil. However, in the Official RuneScape livestream (4th November 2012), both Mod Mark and Mod Osborne confirmed that Zaros is a manipulative God who in turn holds a status as one who is neither good or evil, but is manipulative, powerful and 'empty' - hence the reference to the 'Empty' Lord. It was further resolved that he is the god of Control, in a Machiavellian kind of way, and that Jagex are all certain of his alignment, confirmed by Mod Osborne in his recent official Lore Q&A..
A theory of Zaros' alignment is considered to be the same as Zamorak's as Zamorak's power came from Zaros (see above articles). This is also supported by the examination of his god book "The unholy book of a forgotten god." Part of this is due to Jagex's deliberate lack of clarity concerning Zaros, and part of this is due to evidence found in game that is often thought of as conflicting. An example of such proof, that Zaros is neutral, is that Saradomin, Guthix,and Armadyl blessed d'hides have curved horns while Zamorak, Bandos, and Zaros have pointed horns; on the other hand Saradomin, Guthix, and Zaros rune god armour has wings, while Zamorak and Bandos have horns. However, it must be noted that at this point in time there is no conclusive evidence for Zaros being good or being evil. On top of that, other gods are not described as being 'good or evil': the question of alignment is about something else. e.g. the alignment of god Zamorak is 'chaos', but by Saradominist he is often described as evil. In a similar matter, Bandos calls Guthix evil. One can conclude that good and evil are merely perceptions and interpretations of alignment, not the alignment itself.
Groups and racesEdit
- Certain Kharidian Desert Bandits - This group also reveres Azzanadra, as they believe he will bring back Zaros.
- Certain Mahjarrat, not including the ones who betrayed him (e.g. Zamorak, Lucien, Bilrach and Zemouregal).
- Blood reavers.
- Ancient mages, Ancient rangers and Ancient warriors
- It was also confirmed in the lore Twice Burnt that a race known as the Auspah were loyal to Zaros during the Second Age.
- According to the in-game lorebook Last Riders, at least some ripper demons remained loyal to Zaros after his banishment.
- The majority of Dragon Riders (two are known to have eventually defected to Zamorak).
- Some demons
- Azzanadra - A powerful Mahjarrat attempting to bring Zaros back to Gielinor. He is involved in the quests Desert Treasure, The Temple at Senntisten, Ritual Of The Mahjarrat and The World Wakes.
- Char - A powerful Auspah, possibly the last of the race. She is extremely loyal to Zaros and is rumoured to be his concubine.
- Eblis - A Bandit of the Kharidian Desert Bandit Camp. He is involved in the Desert Treasure quest.
- Sliske - One of the more powerful Mahjarrat who inhabits Morytania, controlling the Barrows Brothers. Has a minor presence in Ritual of the Mahjarrat, but has a more prominent appearance in The World Wakes, during which he kills Guthix.
- Jhallan - A pacifist Mahjarrat who is involved in The Tale of the Muspah quest. Deceased as of The Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
- Akthanakos - A Mahjarrat who is the sworn enemy of Enakhra. He is involved in the Enakhra's Lament quest.
- Wahisietel - A wise Mahjarrat who works closely with Azzanadra, under the disguise of Ali the Wise. He reveals his true identity in Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
- Nex - Leader of the last Zarosian army.
- Fumus - Nex's bodyguard and a mage of smoke.
- Umbra - Nex's bodyguard and a mage of shadow.
- Cruor - Nex's bodyguard and a mage of blood.
- Glacies - Nex's bodyguard and a mage of ice.
- Virtus - An immensely powerful mage of the Second Age, mastered in all the types of magic.
- Torva - An extremely powerful warrior of the Second Age, who single handedly killed an entire pack of ripper demons and fought against Hazeel.
- Pernix - An extremely powerful and mysterious archer of the Second Age, who was very experienced in combat.
- Max - Seller of the max cape (revealed in Postbag from the Hedge 46)
In addition to his NPC followers, Zaros has many player followers. Zaros was rated the third most popular god in Jagex's Odd Gods poll, falling behind Saradomin by a mere 113 votes. Amongst members, Zaros rated second, defeating Saradomin by nearly 900 votes.
In both cases, Guthix was the most popular.
Bob the CatEdit
Bob the Jagex Cat was thought to be Zaros due to some dialogue when talking to him using the Amulet of Catspeak. However, there is no real evidence to support this. In the "Tail of Two Cats" quest, players find out that Bob is or was "Robert the Strong". Robert the Strong existed during the Fourth Age. If the player asks Bob the Cat while they have a cat following, he will tell their cat to join him and destroy Zamorak. Also, asking Bob the Cat in Catherby, should the player ask him about cats being created by Guthix and he will say "Well, I don't believe much really since I know I am Zar-.... erm, well, no, I erm, meow?" The complete word could also be "Zarosian," which would only apply to his faith and not his identity. It would also not clash with the fact that Bob is "Robert the Strong".
- The Dig Site
- Desert Treasure
- The Temple at Senntisten
- The Firemakers Curse
- The Curse of Zaros (Mini-Quest)
- The World Wakes
- Some items attributed to Zaros, such as the Ancient Statuette, previously had Zaros as part of the item name (i.e. Zaros Statuette). This was changed by Jagex so Zaros' past will continue to be shrouded in mystery.
- Zaros is also the name of a city in Greece.
- Zaros' robes (or at least his hood) appear golden in colour, though this may be because of the communion portal, since the portal is gold or orange in colour.
- When you examine an Ancient Book it will say "The unholy book of a forgotten god". This may be proof that Zaros was in fact an evil god but the examination could simply be from the player's character's point of view.
- He currently seems to be testing his influence on Gielinor through his demons (Demon Flash Mobs), together with Zamorak, although it is unknown if they are aware of each other summoning their demons.
- Occasionally when the Zarosian demons appear in the aforementioned flash mobs, the Demon General may yell: "We mean you no harm". This is could be a reference to the movie "Mars Attacks!" where the Martians say: "We come in peace!", and then start shooting the humans, Though the demons are non-aggressive.
- In the in-game lore book, Last riders, Zaros is described by Hannibus, the last known Dragon Rider: "Eventually, the shadowy man (Zaros) approached us. He spoke as if several voices were speaking at the same time".
- Zaros is the only known god (as of now) with the ability to leave his body; the ability that saved him from the Staff of Armadyl. It is still unknown what happened to Zaros' body, but as stated in The Curse of Zaros miniquest, it is suggested that Zaros' body has faded away in order to leave it. Guthix was hinted to also have this in a Q&A thread, but he picked to die instead.
- According to Mod Osborne's Lore Answers, Zaros is one of the oldest young gods, along with Saradomin.
- According to Mod Mark, in his friend chat, a Zaros Godsword won't be created because Zaros is too powerful for a godsword. The only appropriate weapon for him would be to literally wield "a god that was holding a sword", implying that Zaros may be much more powerful than originally thought.
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