Breaking the Storm

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Breaking the Storm was a two-week community event which started on 24 June 2019. During the event, players could help build The Stormbreaker, a boat at the Varrock Dig Site for future use in travelling to the newly-discovered island of Anachronia.[1]

To get started, players spoke to Mr. Mordaut at the Digsite, which could also be accessed by interacting with any event noticeboard in Gielinor. While skilling, players could earn up to 500 extra boat materials at an accelerated rate in addition to the regular slower rate and receive double experience while gathering them. This limit was reset daily.

Logging in during the event prompted the message: Mr. Mordaut needs help building a ship that can breach the stormwall surrounding Fossil Island. Travel to the Varrock dig site to lend a hand. At the beginning of phase 4 of the event this was followed by The Breaking the Storm event will end on Sunday 7th July at 23:59 server time. Make sure you claim your free Boost Brew[sic], and use any remaining Boost Brew's[sic] before the event closes!

Skilling activities[edit | edit source]

As the event progressed, new skilling methods became available. The skilling methods from the previous phases were also kept available in the subsequent phases.

Phase Start Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Phase 1 24 June 2019 Construction Reinforcing the boat construction site Farming Tending the Enchanted Trees Woodcutting Chopping the Enchanted Trees
Phase 2 27 June 2019 Smithing Forging iron rivets from cold or heated iron Construction Attaching rivets to the boat construction site N/A
Phase 3 29 June 2019 Magic Empowering wards on the magic workbench Invention Tinkering with the boat engine N/A
Phase 4 4 July 2019 Divination Channeling energy with divination at almost finished boat Crafting Sewing sails with crafting at crafting workbench N/A

While in the "Breaking the Storm" area, players earned 10% extra XP. This did affect all experience gains, not just those from the event activities. The base experience was doubled for the first 125 daily actions in the area.

Free-to-play players could only use the basic skills (Woodcutting, Smithing, Magic, and Crafting) whereas member players were able to use any skill.

XP rates[edit | edit source]

Activity Actions/h Base XP[a 1] Base XP/min at maximal level Base XP/h at maximal level Skill required Phase onwards
Reinforcing the hull at the boat construction site 1,000 69.4 1,156.7 69,400 Construction Construction 1
Tending Enchanted Tree 1,000 34 566.7 34,000 Farming Farming 1
Tending an enchanted tree (wilting) 1,000 190.4 3,233.3[a 2] 194,000[a 2] Farming Farming 1
Chopping Enchanted Tree 1,000 40.4 673.3 40,400 Woodcutting Woodcutting 1
Chopping an enchanted tree (verdant) 1,000 269.1 4,485[a 2] 269,100[a 2] Woodcutting Woodcutting 1
Forging cold iron 1,000 54.4 906.7 54,400 Smithing Smithing 2
Forging heated iron 1,000 108.8 1,813.3 108,800 Smithing Smithing 2
Attaching rivets at the boat construction site 1,000 117.6 1,960 117,600 Construction Construction 2
Empower wards with magic at the magic workbench 1,000 145.2 2,420 145,200 Magic Magic 3
Tinkering with invention at the boat engine 1,000 117.8 1,963.3 117,800 Invention Invention 3
Channel energy at the almost finished boat 1,000 105 1,750 105,000 Divination Divination 4
Sew sails at the crafting workbench 1,000 105 1,750 105,000 Crafting Crafting 4
  1. ^ XP rates are level-dependant. There is a 10% boost to the base values throughout the event, and the first 125 daily skilling actions in the area provide doubled base XP.
  2. ^ a b c d Verdant and wilting are phases of the enchanted trees that cycle every so often so it is not possible to achieve these XP rates due to the phase changes.

Mr. Mordaut's special task[edit | edit source]

Map of the fragment locations

Players could speak to Mr. Mordaut at the Digsite to receive a special task. The task was to infuse the hull of the boat with powerful wards, which requires collecting fragments of a powerful ancient crest hidden across the site. Eva's alerter, a device for locating the fragments, can be obtained from Eva who can be found just north of Mr. Mordaut.

Players could interact with the Eva's alerter when they were in the vicinity of a buried fragment. This would reveal a hole that could be interacted with to dig up the fragment.

There were five different crest fragments to find around the Digsite.

  • North of the boat, next to the winch
  • West of the boat, on the raised terrain next to an oak tree and pink flowers
  • In the dig area immediately west of the boat, south-west of the winch
  • South-west of the boat, in the dig area containing a cart
  • South of the boat and just slightly north of the Exam Centre, next to a stationary Archaeologist

Once all five fragments are collected, the player could combine them in their inventory and then talk to Mr. Mordaut with the resulting stormbreaker crest to complete the task.

Completing the special task rewarded the player with 500 boat materials and a tome of knowledge granting Magic experience.

Shop[edit | edit source]

Players could purchase boosts from the shop tab in the event interface.

Package Description Price
Small event currency package Provides 500 Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materialsBoat materials 45 RuneCoins
Medium event currency package Provides 2500 Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materialsBoat materials 240 RuneCoins
Large event currency package Provides 5000 Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materialsBoat materials 385 RuneCoins
Boost brew.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boost brewBoost brew Doubles XP gained from training at the event for 30 minutes 45 RuneCoins[shop 1]
  1. ^ The first purchase of a boost brew is free.

Boat materials could be converted from a player's inventory or currency pouch into mystery boxes.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Rewards included a Mordaut Jr. pet, Varrock Agents outfit, Planting Flag rest animation, and "Stormbreaker" title.[2]

Alternately, 500 or 1000 boat materials could be converted into an Event mystery box or Big event mystery box respectively. Right-clicking the boat materials gave a 'Convert' option.

Boat materials Reward milestone
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 1,250 Varrock Agent Outfit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock Agent OutfitVarrock Agent Boots
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 2,750 Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm).png: RS3 Inventory image of Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm)Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm)
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 4,000 Varrock Agent Outfit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock Agent OutfitVarrock Agent Gloves
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 6,000 Varrock Agent Outfit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock Agent OutfitVarrock Agent Faulds
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 8,000 Varrock Agent Outfit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock Agent OutfitVarrock Agent Tunic
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 10,000 Varrock Agent Outfit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock Agent OutfitVarrock Agent Cowl
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 12,000 Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm).png: RS3 Inventory image of Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm)Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm)
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 14,000 Planting Flag resting.png: RS3 Inventory image of Planting Flag restingFlag resting
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 17,000 Mordaut Jr. (pet).png: RS3 Inventory image of Mordaut Jr. (pet)Mordaut Jr.
Boat materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boat materials 20,000 'Stormbreaker' title

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ RuneScape Month Ahead (June 2019) - Comp Cape Rework, Weapon Diversity, Summer Special. 7 June 2019.*
  2. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 20 June 2019. (Archived from the original on 20 June 2019.) RuneScape: "On June 24th, the two-week event "Breaking the Storm" will mark the start of the journey to Anachronia: rs.game/MonthAheadJune19 🌳 XP: Construction, Woodcutting, Farming 💎 Rewards: Mini Mr Mordaut pet, Varrock Agents outfit, Planting Flag animation, ‘Stormbreaker' title."

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 15 July 2019 (Update):
    • The Breaking the Storm buffs have been correctly cleared, as the event has now ended.
  • patch 1 July 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed some typos in the Breaking the Storm Event.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During Phase 1, the enchanted trees rotated through three stages. This rotation varied on each server and it may be possible to gain more experience by swapping worlds to always be chopping a verdant tree or tending a wilted tree. Due to the unknown nature of another world, fast rotation of stages, and login cooldown due to too many relogs, the chance for experience loss was significant.