Brassica Prime

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Brassica Prime is the cheerful patron god of all cabbages[1] and, as such, takes the form of a giant cabbage. He claims to command the power of highly concentrated nutrients.[2]

Likely due to being a giant vegetable, Brassica Prime believes that power comes from deliciousness,[3] probably due to the fact that most fruits and vegetables wish to be eaten to spread their seeds around, and thus the more deliciousness, the more chance of being picked and propagating.[4]

Originally intended as an April Fools Day joke, Brassica was involved in the 2007 April Fools event, the 2009 April Fools event, and makes small appearances in The Death of Chivalry and Missing, Presumed Death. He also features in the Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza with the monkey goddess of parties, Marimbo, and briefly appeared for Sliske's Endgame.

Deity info[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Brassica Prime during Missing, Presumed Death
I command the power of highly concentrated nutrients. There is no greater force in all of creation.
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Deliciousness is power!
Brassica showing a darker desire for power

Brassica is a cheerful god, and seems to enjoy relaxing and bouncing.[7] As his appearance would imply, he is extremely fond of cabbages, and considers the cabbages of RuneScape to be his followers. Brassica Prime also seems to value persistence, and has twice rewarded those who have demonstrated it.[8][9]

Brassica appears to be rather delusional, and believes himself to be the only god, describing the other gods as mere "fleshy giants."[10] He also believes himself to be immune to fire, including the breath of the powerful dragonkin Strisath, as he puts it, "a roasted cabbage is a delicious cabbage, and deliciousness is power."[3]

Despite his seemingly frail appearance, Brassica believes himself to be extremely powerful, and with the use of the "highly concentrated nutrients" he commands, he considers himself to have no need for the Elder Artefacts, including even the Stone of Jas (or the "Cabbage of a Thousand Truths" as he calls it).[2] The accuracy of his claims are questionable however, due to his apparent insanity.

During the Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza, he tells the player that his dominion is not limited to "just" cabbages, but that "All cabbage-kind and all cabbage related things" are his to control; pointing out that the world is "shaped like a giant cabbage" and that "the giant, glowing cabbage in the sky" is "the source of light and heat in this world." He also tells the player "Nothing can exist without cabbage. I have foreseen it."

Brassica Prime not only claims deliciousness as the source of his own power, but that it is also a universal force: "For deliciousness infuses every micro-cabbage that forms the world around us. It flows through the cosmos, infusing every living thing - thus binding them together. From the tiniest, humblest cabbage on this world to the giant space-cabbages that will soon arrive to enslave humanity, all are connected by the deliciousness." He also insists that "to be the most delicious is to wield this power. The power to create and destroy," and as "the most delicious of gods" he is "the font of this delicious power!", proclaiming to the player "From me spills all the deliciousness in creation."

History[edit | edit source]

Early history[edit | edit source]

Brassica is one of the most mysterious deities, with nearly nothing known about his past prior to the Fifth Age. Some of his followers believe him to be a product of the Anima Mundi, in a similar fashion to Vorago, and thus tied to Gielinor's well-being, although there is no evidence to support this claim.[11]

Although Saradomin claimed that all current gods participated in the Gielinorian God Wars, it is likely Brassica did not, as Guthix elected not to banish him. Guthix thought long and hard on what to do with Brassica Prime. At first, his complicated and confused speech troubled Guthix, but he came to realise that he possessed a profound connection to the Anima Mundi and a deep understanding of Guthix's vision. He resolved not to banish him.[12]

He often stayed by Seren's shattered pieces, chatting on about things such as the many ways a cabbage can be delicious. Due to her broken state, she could not respond, but Brassica Prime mistook her silence for interest, much to her chagrin. However, in the present day, Seren states that she views him with favour and friendliness, as does Armadyl, owing to his whimsy and insanity.

Visit to Oo'glog[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during 2009 April Fools.
An adventurer kicks a cabbage into Oo'glog, causing Brassica Prime and a big fireworks display to appear!

In 169 of the Fifth Age, the cabbages of Falador Farm began jumping around with intense joy, exclaiming various phrases, although cabbages in other locations remained stationary.

Adventurers who kicked one of these bouncing cabbages all the way from Falador to Oo'glog were rewarded with a fireworks display and an audience with Brassica Prime himself. Brassica claimed to be impressed by adventurers "looking after one of [his] followers so well," and rewarded them with an ordinary cabbage.

Destruction of the Monastery Cabbages[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during The Death of Chivalry.
Followers of Brassica Prime, murdered by Saradomin

When the god of order, Saradomin visited Edgeville Monastery to impart a mission to Sir Owen and an adventurer near the start of the Sixth Age, he inadvertently disintegrated nine cabbages, with the three remaining cabbages being lightly quick sautéd, rendering them unsuitable for consumption.[13] This angered Brassica, and as a result, he now bears a grudge towards Saradomin.[14] Adventurers are able to replant these cabbages by using 12 cabbage seeds on their scorched remains for some experience in Farming.

After the adventurer completes Saradomin's mission, they are able to find a gilded cabbage in a coffin within an ancient Saradominist crypt located near the God Wars Dungeon. If they kick this cabbage 30 times in a row without picking it up, Brassica Prime will speak to them, praising their persistence, and rewarding them with 10,000 bonus Prayer experience.[9]

Sliske's Grand Ascendancy[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Missing, Presumed Death.
Brassica silently watches Sliske's announcement.

Some time after the destruction of Brassica's cabbages, the Mahjarrat Sliske attempted to gather most of the gods in the Empyrean Citadel, which he had captured from Armadyl, in order to make an announcement.

Brassica Prime was one of the gods whom Sliske invited,[15] and unlike many other gods, Brassica attended the event. Although he was silent during the events that transpired, Brassica was oblivious to the true purpose of the meeting; he believed that the "fleshy giants" were simply paying tribute to him.[10] Additionally, he was uninterested in the Stone of Jas, which Sliske announced he would give to the being who kills the most gods by the time of the next eclipse.[16]

After Sliske released the enraged Dragonkin Strisath on the gods, Brassica did not flee the citadel for he believed he had nothing to worry about, as "everyone knows cabbage beats fire."[3]

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The godly voice of Brassica Prime

He currently remains at the citadel, sat atop his podium, relaxing and enjoying the scenery, enjoying the podium's cushion on his leaves,[7] although he believes there is a need for a cabbage patch.[17] Brassica is happy to chat to any adventurers that talk to him, and will answer any questions they ask.

Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza[edit | edit source]

Brassica Prime during Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza
Brassica Prime on his throne in Lumbridge.

As soon as the goddess of monkeys, Marimbo, returned to Gielinor, Brassica Prime faced off with her at Saradomin's old camp next to the Lumbridge Crater. However, the two gods' competition was not fatal, and more friendly than other god battles that have occurred in the Sixth Age. At the end, Brassica won the competition over Marimbo and the Godless.

Sliske's Endgame[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Sliske's Endgame.
What need has the mighty Brassica Prime for such shiny baubles? Does not deliciousness itself flow through these very leaves? Am I not nutrition incarnate? The Cabbage of a Thousand Truths is like a carrot on the hook, dangling over the cooking pot. You boil yourselves alive to reach it only to find that it is withered and tasteless, leaving only a bitter regret on your pallet.[sic]
— Brassica Prime about the Stone of Jas.

Brassica Prime appeared at the gathering of the gods for Sliske's Endgame. When Sliske joked that nobody would wish to leave after having arrived, Brassica and Marimbo both declared disinterest in obtaining the Stone of Jas and promptly left.

Relationship with other gods[edit | edit source]

Seren[edit | edit source]

Whilst the crystalline goddess was in her fractured state, she often found herself near cabbages. Mistaking her inability to speak for interest to his philosophy on life, Brassica Prime began to ramble about the many ways cabbages could be delicious, much to her annoyance. However, in the present day, she has stated that she views the vegetable god as a friend and does not bear any hostility towards him for his seemingly endless chatter.

Armadyl[edit | edit source]

Armadyl sees Brassica as somewhat insane, but thinks favourably of him as he appears to enjoy life more positively than the other gods do. In his own words, he sees him as a friend, likely in a similar way to how Seren does.

Guthix[edit | edit source]

Guthix was at first disturbed by Brassica's confused speech, but in later conversations came to think favourably of the cabbage and found him quite amusing. Despite its obsession with "deliciousness", he thought it displayed a profound understanding of the cycle of life and the acceptance of the sacrifices all must make. In fact, Guthix considered Brassica's connection to the Anima Mundi deeper than almost any other being he had encountered. After thinking about the matter for a long time, Guthix went so far as to allow Brassica to stay, whereas he had banished the other gods.[12]

Saradomin[edit | edit source]

Although the god of order never openly sought Brassica out in negative terms, he earned the disfavour of the vegetable god by incinerating nine cabbages at Edgeville Monastery by projecting an image of himself there, and leaving the three remaining cabbages unsuitable for consumption. Saradomin is now held in a somewhat negative light accordingly. Equally, Saradomin views the cabbage god with disdain, believing he is not a god at all.

Marimbo[edit | edit source]

The cheerful monkey goddess Marimbo plummeted from the sky with Brassica in hand in the first year of the Sixth Age, and began a friendly battle. When emissaries of The Godless faction arrived to preach their intent to remove their influence from the world, both Brassica and Marimbo drove them away. Although Brassica reacted with indignation at Marimbo's claim to have the best food, it is likely the two remain friendly.

Zamorak[edit | edit source]

Perhaps uniquely among the major gods, Zamorak is cautious of Brassica, viewing him as a potential threat owing to fruit and vegetables being widespread as food. He believes Brassica to be a joke, but also said that joke is an act to lower peoples' guard.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

Brassica Prime on his throne during Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza.
  • In Latin, Brassica Prime's name means "first cabbage", although the adjective should adopt the gender of the word, which is female in this case, and 'Brassica Prima' would be more grammaticaly correct.
  • Brassica Prime was first mentioned during the 2007 April Fools fake Behind the Scenes as a joke, described as the King of the Cabbages and a level 11 giant cabbage boss monster, who could be fought after passing a dungeon with level 2 cabbage spawn and level 5 cabbage knights.
  • Brassica Prime is voiced by Mod Raven, although his voice is greatly enhanced.
  • Brassica Prime stating that dragonfire was not a threat to him could be due to the fact that green wood burns less readily than dry wood, although it is more likely due to his playful and insane character.
  • His examine text in the Empyrean Citadel is a reference to the Lord of the Rings.
  • Eating Brassica Prime would only make him stronger and, as he claims, more delicious.[source needed]
  • Brassica Prime refers to the Stone of Jas as the "Cabbage of a thousand truths."
  • The mentions of "the giant, glowing cabbage in the sky" and "micro-cabbages" that "form the world around us" are referring to the sun, and atoms, respectively.
  • The "giant space-cabbages that will soon arrive to enslave humanity" are either a hint to future story content, or an invention of Brassica Prime's imagination.
  • Brassica wondering why people would think the world is banana shaped is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Sir Bedever the Wise is telling King Arthur how "we know the world to be banana shaped."
  • During a lore livestream, it was revealed that Brassica Prime puts pumpkins out across the world, every Hallowe'en.[source needed]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Osborne. "Mod Osborne's Lore Answers!." 18 March 2013. Future Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "You mean the Cabbage of a Thousand Truths? Hah, I - BRASSICA PRIME - have no need for such devices. I command the power of highly concentrated nutrients. There is no greater force in all of creation."
  3. ^ a b c Brassica Prime, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "A bit of fire couldn't hurt me. A roasted cabbage is a delicious cabbage, and deliciousness is power!"
  4. ^ Mod Raven. "Rise of the Six - FAQ." 15 November 2013. Recent Game Updates Forums. "I'm not sure whether he sees deliciousness as a philosophy, so much as an immutable law of reality. After all most vegetables and fruits want to be eaten, to spread their seeds around, so the more delicious you are the higher your chance of propagation. That said, whilst certainly there are elements of the teleological arguments, I don't think the ends entirely justify the means in Brassica Prime's worldview and there are some lines he definitely won't cross."
  5. ^ Mod Giara. "Q&A: The Death of Chivalry." 15 August 2013. Community Home Forums. "Cavi: What is Brassica Prime the god of? (besides cabbages)." "Mod Giara: Deliciousness!"
  6. ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne Official lore livestream, 21 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "Can't a cabbage just relax and enjoy the scenery for once? I like the feel of this cushion on my leaves."
  8. ^ Brassica Prime, "2009 April Fools", RuneScape. "I am deeply impressed that one of my little friends has been brought so far. Here: Have a cabbage."
  9. ^ a b Brassica Prime, RuneScape. "Your persistence pleases Brassica Prime. I share my power with you, World Guardian."
  10. ^ a b Brassica Prime, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "Other gods? I am the god of all cabbages, what other gods do you speak of? Oh, the fleshy giants! They had assembled to meet the all mighty cabbage, Brassica Prime!"
  11. ^ Mod Michelle. Gods/Philosophies (wiki). "Brassica's followers believe that he is a product of the Anima Mundi - the lifeforce of the world - and is therefore tied closely to the well-being of Gielinor."Lost reference*
  12. ^ a b Divine egg (cabbage), "2017 Easter event", RuneScape.
  13. ^ Mod Raven. "Rise of the Six - FAQ." 15 November 2013. Recent Game Updates Forums. "Saradomin didn't so much roast as explode the cabbages, this would be more of a quick sauté than a roasting, meaning that whilst the outer edges would be tasty, the inner flesh would be raw, leading to unsatisfactory culinary experiences. Dragonkin fire, by contrast, would have thoroughly roasted the cabbage, meaning that it would be as delicious as could be."
  14. ^ Mod Osborne. "Q&A: The Death of Chivalry." 15 August 2013. Community Home Forums. "Fswe1: How will Brassica Prime look upon Saradomin scorching his followers at the monastery? (serious question)" "Mod Osborne: He won't have liked it. At all. Be sure that this won't be forgotten."
  15. ^ Sliske, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "Gods: Armadyl, Bandos, Brassica Prime, Icthlarin, Marimbo, Saradomin, Seren, Zamorak, Zaros. Other mischief-makers: Death, Player."
  16. ^ Sliske, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "It's not so much a game - more survival of the fittest. There is only one rule, you see. It is only a matter of time until our moon - Zanaris - passes the sun, resulting in a total eclipse. Gielinor will be engulfed in shadow. It is at this exact moment the contest will end... ...and the winner will be the person who has killed the most gods. ...On the day at which the sun is eclipsed, someone will stand victorious with most of you defeated. And to that person I will gift... ...the Stone of Jas."
  17. ^ Brassica Prime, "Missing, Presumed Death", RuneScape. "You know what this place is missing though? A cabbage patch!"