Blazing Lanterns

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The Blazing Lanterns are one of the three major clans of Eastern Exiles. They have a reputation for taking care of their men with good food and wine.[1] Consequently, a Blazing Lantern Clansman or a Blazing Lantern Hull contributes to a ship's morale in the player-owned port. They are also the ones who bring The Black Marketeer all his goods.[2] Aside from the captains of their ships, the Blazing Lantern leadership also include chieftains.[3]

Like the other exile clans, the Blazing Lanterns reject the authority of the Wushanko Isles khans. However, there is an even greater hatred between exile clans. The Storm Riders hate the Blazing Lanterns, and they in turn despise the Golden Katanas.[4]

Sea orphan genocide[edit | edit source]

Finia, a mutated sea orphan sorcerer, was kidnapped by the Blazing Lanterns, who considered his appearance amusing. Bethan heard from the sea orphans that he had been strapped to the front of one of their ships, acting as a figurehead; however, his turned out to be just a rumour.[5][6] With the player's crew, she retrieved Finia from the Blazing Lanterns for study.[7]

Bethan found that sea orphans have a lower incidence of illness than regular humans and, in order to extend this ability to other humans, Finia agreed to become Bethan's test subject and was infected with a plague sample from the Scythe.[8] Shortly after, someone broke into Bethan's laboratory and spread the plague among the sea orphans.[9] Bethan developed an antidote for the plague, cured Finia and the rest of the infected sea orphans and burned the plague samples.[10][11][12] He later fled to join the Blazing Lanterns and it was revealed that it was him who spread the plague.[9] Bethan speculates that he may have been turned while in captivity.[13]

With the plague outbreak plan foiled, the Blazing Lanterns, who had formerly been tolerant of sea orphans, sent three ships from the Pincers to attack Hyu-Ji, the sea orphan haven.[5][14][15] Bethan and the player's crew sank two of the ships, but Finia escaped and the remaining Blazing Lanterns retreated to the Bowl.[16][17]

Other encounters[edit | edit source]

  • In an A Friend Indeed voyage from the Hook, the player's crew has to befriend a Blazing Lantern clansman situated on the Rapa Causeway.[18]
  • In a Break It Up, Boys voyage from the Hook, the player's crew has to intercede in a fight between pirates from the Golden Katanas and the Blazing Lanterns.[19]
  • In a Break It Up, Boys voyage from the Hook, the player's crew has to intercede in a fight between pirates from the Storm Riders and the Blazing Lanterns.[20]
  • In a Bounty Hunter voyage from the Bowl, the player's crew has to capture and turn in a rogue Blazing Lantern captain to his former clan to claim a bounty.[21]
  • In a Break It Up, Boys voyage from the Pincers, the player's crew has to intercede in a fight between fleets from the Golden Katanas and the Blazing Lanterns.[22]
  • In a The Forgotten Scrolls voyage from the Pincers, The Convict raids the Blazing Lantern barracks to claim a piece of a forgotten scroll.[3]
  • In a Gangplanks and Cannons voyage from the Shield, the player's crew has to wait out a battle between Blazing Lanterns and Obsidian pirates near The Lair of Tavi and Vynal and engage with the winner.[23]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Captain (player-owned port), RuneScape. "Exiles don't obey the law of khans; they don't recognise the rulers of the Wushanko Isles. Because of this, they spend their time out at sea. There are three major clans [...] there's the Blazing Lanters. No one is happier than a member of the Blazing Lantern crew. They look after their own with good food and wine."
  2. ^ The Black Marketeer, RuneScape. "I work with a group of exiles: the Blazing Lantern clan. They are sailors who operate in the Wushanko Islands but who have rejected the rule of khans. A westerner might call them pirates, but that would be a generalisation. The khans who rule the Wushanko Islands are chosen, mostly, for their skills on a ship. Some men an women don't believe that's a just enough reason to rule. If your island is ruled by a cruel khan, the others won't intervene."
  3. ^ a b The Forgotten Scrolls, RuneScape. "The Convict has been informed that a rare piece of a forgotten scroll is in the hands of a Blazing Lantern chieftain. Help him raid the Blazing Lantern's barracks to claim it. His skills will prove vital for success."
  4. ^ Captain (player-owned port), RuneScape. "Exiles don't obey the law of khans; they don't recognise the rulers of the Wushanko Isles. Because of this, they spend their time out at sea. [...] Thing is, the only people the Exiles hate more than the khans is each other. The Storm Riders hate the Blazing Lanters, the Blazing Lanterns despise the Golden Katanas, who - in turn - detest the Storm Riders."
  5. ^ a b The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape. "He's been kidnapped by Blazing Lantern pirates. They normally leave orphans alone, but they found his appearance amusing. He's covered in spines like a puffer fish. The pirates strapped him to the front of their ship, a figurehead."
  6. ^ Specimens In The Wild, RuneScape. "Your crew caused mayhem on the high seas, and came away with Finia, the sea orphans' sorcerer. The Biologist had over-reacted – he had merely been captive, rather than strapped to the ship."
  7. ^ Specimens In The Wild, RuneScape. "The Blazing Lanterns have kidnapped a sea orphan and tied him to the front of their ship. Recover him so that the Biologist can find out how he is resistant to his own poison."
  8. ^ The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape.
    • The Biologist: The subjects...the orphans...they have a lower incidence of illness than you or I. [...] Now, think - if we could encourage this ability in human subjects, then the body could be accepting of other diseases and poisons. We wouldn't have to fight disease; it would live harmlessly within us! Zombism, vampyrism, all repressed! [...] I need a test case.
    • Player: What? Deliberately infect a sea orphan?
    • The Biologist: Under controlled conditions, and for the sake of all sentient life! Finia has agreed to be my test subject [...]
  9. ^ a b The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape.
    • The Biologist: Remember that someone broke into my lab and spread the plague?
    • Player: It's difficult to forget.
    • The Biologist: [...] It was the sorcerer, Finia. He escaped my quarantine and joined the Blazing Lanterns! He's gone back to the pirates who captured him!
  10. ^ The Act Of Observing, RuneScape. "The cure worked! The sea orphan plague is fading fast, thanks to the swift work of your crew and the Biologist."
  11. ^ The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape. "It worked, it worked. Goodness, I'm tired. I could do with a long soak. [...] I've burnt all the plague samples. Whoever did this will have to find another avenue of attack."
  12. ^ The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape. "Makes me wish I never cured him of the plague."
  13. ^ The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape.
    • The Player: Wait, he's working with them? So, he wasn't their captive after all?
    • The Biologist: It does seem that way. Perhaps the ratbag wanted to be a pirate, or they turned him - the captive joined the captors. Daemonheim Syndrome, I think it's called.
  14. ^ The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape.
    • The Biologist: Influenza wouldn't gather a fleet of pirates to attack the sea orphans, for example.
    • Player: Wait, what? they're attacking?
    • The Biologist: In hindsight, I probably should have told you that first. There's three ships, approaching from the Pincer region.
  15. ^ People are the Deadliest Disease, RuneScape. "A pirate raid is about to arrive at Hyu-Ji island, and the sea orphans are too weak from the plague to fight effectively. It's time to send in the heavies."
  16. ^ The Biologist, "Specimens In The Wild", RuneScape.
    • The Biologist: We sank two out of three ships! Wahoo! Who needs dragon fire when you've got a biologist with exploding vials!
    • Player: Finia got away.
  17. ^ People are the Deadliest Disease, RuneScape. "Between your men, Bethan's chemicals and the best efforts of the stricken Hyu-Ji, the pirates have fled back to the Bowl."
  18. ^ A Friend Indeed, RuneScape. "Befriend a clansman from the Blazing Lantern clan situated on the Rapa Causeway who may well prove to be a useful ally."
  19. ^ Break It Up, Boys, RuneScape. "Intercede in a fight between pirates from the Gold Katanas clan and the Blazing Lanterns clan."
  20. ^ Break It Up, Boys, RuneScape. "Intercede in a fight between pirates from the Blazing Lantern clan and the Storm Riders clan."
  21. ^ Bounty Hunter, RuneScape. "There is a bounty on a rogue Blazing Lantern captain, with many ships at his command. Turn him in to his own clan to claim the bounty."
  22. ^ Break It Up, Boys, RuneScape. "Intercede in a fight between a fleet of Blazing Lantern ships and Golden Katana schooners."
  23. ^ Gangplanks and Cannons, RuneScape. "Blazing Lantern pirates from the west are battling Obsidian pirates near the Lair of Tavi and Vynal. Await your chance and engage the winner."