Dragith Nurn

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Dragith Nurn was a Fifth Age necromancer who lived in the Misthalanian town of Lumbridge. He features prominently in the backstory of The Blood Pact quest and can later be fought in an undead form.

Dragith stands in his tomb.

Dragith was a researcher at the Wizards' Tower when he secretly began to study the Zamorakian magical branch of necromancy. In order to explore the art in greater depth, Dragith constructed a workshop beneath Lumbridge in which he experimented on both stolen corpses and local animals.

In 129, a young Lumbridge resident named Xenia discovered Dragith's secrets and managed to convince him to abandon his works in favour of a Saradominist lifestyle. Dragith oversaw the construction of the Lumbridge Catacombs to serve both a place to house the town's dead and a way to cover up his now-abandoned workshop.

During The Blood Pact, players work to foil a Zamorakian cult's efforts to re-open Dragith's workshop and unleash its inhabitants on Lumbridge. Upon completing the quest, players may enter Dragith's workshop, where they can fight his re-animated corpse as well as his minions in order to claim five pieces of his distinctive ritual mask.

If the player took the Diamond demon statuette or touched the plinth where the statuette rested, Dragith Nurn will become aggressive.

History[edit | edit source]

Early life and research[edit | edit source]

Dragith Nurn lived most of his life in the city of Lumbridge, although whether or not it was his birthplace is uncertain. He is known to have worked in the Wizards' Tower prior to its destruction in Year 70, placing his birth in the early Fifth Age. Details regarding his early life are largely unknown.

Dragith apparently took up work in the Wizards' Tower, where he studied runes and magic in great depth. At the time, Zamorakian wizards were permitted to use the Tower, meaning that Dragith had access to certain magical studies that would later be lost in the structure's destruction. Given that Dragith was apparently very respected in both the Tower and his hometown of Lumbridge, it is likely that he entered the tower as a Saradominist.

At some point, however, Dragith became fascinated with the largely Zamorakian art of necromancy, or the re-animation of dead bodies and spirits. Dragith, using both the resources of the Wizards' Tower and his own research, managed to uncover many of the art's secrets, keeping extensive notes concerning the subject, a handful of which would later survive the tower's destruction. Seeking to put his research into action, Dragith constructed a large underground workshop beneath the town of Lumbridge, near the local branch of the Church of Saradomin.

Studies and Death[edit | edit source]

To supply his workshop, Dragith Nurn stole a vast number of corpses from the town's cemetery, which he re-animated and studied. He also is known to have used the corpses of local goblins at times, which he likely obtained from the woods outside the town. While most of the dead were re-animated on a purely physical level, Dragith also forced a number of spirits to return to the physical world, binding them into the form of a spider. In addition to necromancy, Dragith also experimented on local animal species such as cockroaches, bats, rats, and flies, usually in order to make them stronger or larger. Dragith, hoping to perpetuate his legacy, eventually went so far as to cast an irreversible spell on himself that would revive him upon his own death, albeit as a mindless corpse. During this and other rituals, he often wore a distinctive mask.

The entrance to the Lumbridge Catacombs, designed by Dragith

The destruction of the Wizards' Tower by Zamorakians in Year 70 did nothing to slow Dragith's progress. It was only in approximately Year 129 that Dragith's actions were discovered by a young Lumbridge girl named Xenia. Xenia, rather than reporting Dragith to the Wizards' Tower and Lumbridge Guardsmen, attempted to convince Dragith to abandon his research in favour of a Saradominist lifestyle. Eventually, Dragith decided to follow her advice, and approached the Lumbridge Church of Saradomin. He proposed the construction of a catacomb network beneath the church graveyard, in which the city's dead could be buried.

The Church embraced this, and under Dragith's supervision the catacombs were designed and built. Unbeknownst to the builders, however, Dragith secretly designed the catacombs so that they would cover the entrances to his workshop, the inhabitants of which he could no longer destroy due to their strength and numbers. Ultimately the catacombs were finished, and the only remaining connection between the two dungeons sealed by his magics so that only he could access the workshop. Knowing that he would ultimately be re-animated upon death, Dragith decided that, when he died, he would be interred in the now-abandoned workshop. In doing so, he hoped to prevent any damage that his corpse could inflict. Dragith eventually died in the workshop as intended, and his secrets were never uncovered by the town's populace. Xenia, excited by what she considered her first adventure, would go on to become a prominent explorer and eventually helped to establish the Champions' Guild.

Sometime after his death, Nomad entered Nurn's catacombs to find what secrets he held with necromancy to avoid death. A skeletal shell of his former self, he refused to reveal his secret but Nomad easily defeated him, however Nomad eventually left him alone when he realised that Nurn was a dead end, the latter's corpse held no different secret than any other.

The Catacombs' discovery[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during The Blood Pact.
Artwork of Dragith Nurn

In Year 169, a young Wizards' Tower apprentice named Caitlin discovered the few remains of Dragith's notes, which had miraculously survived the Tower's burning 99 years before. She was recruited by a former Lumbridge church acolyte named Reese. Reese had managed to discover the Catacombs' true nature during his time with the Church, and together they decided that, if they could re-open Dragith's workshop, Lumbridge would be destroyed by the undead. They managed to recruit a third Zamorakian, an archer named Kayle, and together kidnapped a Wizards' Tower apprentice named Ilona, who they intended to sacrifice in order to re-open the workshop.

Caitlin, Reese, and Kayle lead Ilona into Dragith's catacombs.

The cult's actions were noticed by Xenia, who was a now-retired explorer. Xenia managed to recruit an adventurer, whom she sent into the catacombs after them. The adventurer managed to kill or scatter the cult's members, but the death of the cult leader Reese near the workshop's entrance fulfilled the blood sacrifice necessary to re-open it. The group miscalculated the behaviour of the workshop's inhabitants, however, and they remained within it. The adventurer later went on to enter the ruined workshop and obtained the statues inside, which Xenia bought as mementos of her adventure. In the process the adventurer defeated Dragith Nurn's animated corpse, but found it able to reanimate if the plinth in his resting room is touched.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Bones.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always1790

Main drops[edit | edit source]

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Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Tiny blunt bronze salvage.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Tiny blunt bronze salvage with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Tiny blunt bronze salvageF2P icon.png1Unknown4220
Shortbow.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Shortbow with rarity Unknown in quantity 1ShortbowF2P icon.png1Unknown1,02130
Bronze arrow.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Bronze arrow with rarity 1/128 in quantity 40Bronze arrowF2P icon.png401/128920160
Staff.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Staff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1StaffF2P icon.png11/1281,2179
Magic staff.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Magic staff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Magic staffF2P icon.png11/1281,264120
Staff of air.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Staff of air with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Staff of airF2P icon.png11/1282,168900
Medium plated bronze salvage.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Medium plated bronze salvage with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Medium plated bronze salvageF2P icon.png12/12821060
Tiny plated bronze salvage.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Tiny plated bronze salvage with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Tiny plated bronze salvageF2P icon.png1Unknown5320
Leather boots.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Leather boots with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Leather bootsF2P icon.png11/1282483
Leather gloves.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Leather gloves with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Leather glovesF2P icon.png11/1281803
Small plated bronze salvage.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Small plated bronze salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Small plated bronze salvageF2P icon.png11/12814540
Leather cowl.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Leather cowl with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Leather cowlF2P icon.png1Unknown35914
Leather body.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Leather body with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Leather bodyF2P icon.png11/12844012
Gold necklace.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Gold necklace with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Gold necklaceF2P icon.png12/128892270
Gold amulet.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Gold amulet with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Gold amuletF2P icon.png11/1281,040210
Gold ring.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Gold ring with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Gold ringF2P icon.png12/1281,098210
Amulet of magic.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Amulet of magic with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Amulet of magicF2P icon.png1Unknown1,599540
Amulet of defence.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Amulet of defence with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Amulet of defenceF2P icon.png1Unknown4,436765
Holy symbol.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Holy symbol with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Holy symbolF2P icon.png12/1281,469180
Fire rune.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Fire rune with rarity Unknown in quantity 8Fire runeF2P icon.png8Unknown60824
Water rune.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Water rune with rarity Unknown in quantity 8Water runeF2P icon.png8Unknown15224
Air rune.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Air rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 18Air runeF2P icon.png181/12877454
Earth rune.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Earth rune with rarity Unknown in quantity 8Earth runeF2P icon.png8Unknown13624
Mind talisman.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Mind talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Mind talismanF2P icon.png1Unknown2362
Fire talisman.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Fire talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Fire talismanF2P icon.png1Unknown2712
Water talisman.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Water talisman with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Water talismanF2P icon.png11/1282,8092
Air talisman.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Air talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Air talismanF2P icon.png1Unknown4732
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Earth talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Earth talismanF2P icon.png1Unknown1752
Copper stone spirit.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Copper stone spirit with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Copper stone spiritF2P icon.png11/12889Not alchemisable
Tin stone spirit.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Tin stone spirit with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Tin stone spiritF2P icon.png21/128170Not alchemisable
Iron stone spirit.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Iron stone spirit with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron stone spiritF2P icon.png11/12851Not alchemisable
Coins_250.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 250CoinsF2P icon.png2503/128250250
Feather.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Feather with rarity 2/128 in quantity 15FeatherF2P icon.png152/12818045
Fishing bait.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Fishing bait with rarity 1/128 in quantity 80Fishing baitF2P icon.png801/12840080
Thread.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Thread with rarity 5/128 in quantity 65ThreadF2P icon.png655/128715130
Leather.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Leather with rarity Unknown in quantity 1LeatherF2P icon.png1Unknown5320
  1. ^ Estimated based on 110 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

These drops are dropped alongside main drops.

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Mask part 5.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Mask part 5 with rarity Common in quantity 1Mask part 5F2P icon.png1Common[d 2]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Chargebow.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Chargebow with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1ChargebowF2P icon.png1[d 3]2/128353Not alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 110 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only dropped if the player does not have mask part 5 or a Mask of dragith nurn in their possession. If one of these items is owned then Dragith's other drops will be accessible.
  3. ^ Players can only receive a maximum of five chargebows a day from monster drops, but this doesn't affect the number that may be purchased from the Grand Exchange.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Dragith Nurn drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,193Not alchemisable