Elvarg is a female green dragon and is considerably stronger than most others of her kind. Even though lesser and greater demons have a higher combat level, Elvarg is far more difficult to defeat. Elvarg lives on the island of Crandor and is found underground, in a cave that is connected to Karamja through a series of tunnels.
During the quest Dragon Slayer, players must slay her and bring her head to Oziach in order to earn the right to purchase the rune platebody, blue dragonhide body and mystic top. Elvarg is one of the few dragons that can be encountered by free players, and differs when compared to other dragons in the fact that she can only be directly engaged during the quest, after which players cannot enter her lair again.
Unlike other dragons, Elvarg's dragonfire is capable of lowering the player's combat stats, including prayer, if not protected against.
Additionally, for members, Elvarg can be encountered as a class G boss monster in the Dominion Tower minigame after the player has completed Dragon Slayer.
During the first century of the Fifth Age, Crandor was an important location in Gielinor's Southern Sea, with a well-established colony and shipping routes all over the world. In year 139 of the Fifth Age, a Crandorian adventurer discovered and ventured into a deep dungeon at the summit of the hill which made up the island. Upon entering, he awoke Elvarg from her slumber and enraged her, causing her to rise from the mountain and annihilate the human community on Crandor, torching the island in the process.
Survivors from the island took several ships and fled to the friendly shores of Asgarnia, and formed a rag-tag refugee camp near the village of Rimmington. Elvarg, however, not content with the work she had already done, found and destroyed the refugee camp, killing all but three of the refugees, and leaving them to go their separate ways. The three (by name Melzar, Lozar and Thalzar), decided that nobody should ever have to suffer the way they had, and split the last navigational map to the isle (which was surrounded by deadly coral reefs) into three parts, taking a part with them when they went.
Lozar, a female mage and scholar, settled in the quiet town of Lumbridge, but was killed and robbed by goblins during the Battle of East Lumbridge. Her map piece was taken by Wormbrain, who was later imprisoned in Port Sarim Jail. Thalzar took the secret of his map piece to the grave, and protected it deep in the Dwarven Mines, sealed behind a magical door. Melzar, on the other hand, became a recluse, and shut himself away inside a maze he had built over the site of the refugee camp, and there he stayed for years, trying to resurrect his loved ones, and delving deeper and deeper into madness.
In year 169 of the Fifth Age, Elvarg remained in her lair, brooding, and now undisturbed by adventurers. The isle of Crandor remains charred and dead, with few remains of the human settlement that once proudly stood. There are pillars, broken and fallen, noticeable upon the path to Elvarg's Lair from the wreckage of Lady Lumbridge.
Elvarg's reputation for destruction has travelled far, however, and when Oziach, an odd dealer in the rare and sturdy metal of runite, sets up shop in the newly renovated town of Edgeville, selling the valuable rune platebody to seasoned adventurers, he demanded a test of strength to everyone who comes seeking one of his items. An adventurer, who had just entered the Champions' Guild, was sent by the guildmaster to Oziach, who demanded they bring him her head to gain the right to wear rune platebodies.
The adventurer was able to secure the three map pieces, and bought the Lady Lumbridge, a ship of Crandorian design, hiring Ned as the captain and Jenkins as a cabin boy. Upon setting sail to Crandor, Elvarg appeared to be alerted by their presence and attacked, killing Jenkins. The adventurer and Ned survived, with the adventurer exploring the island while Ned remained behind as he was not a combatant. The adventurer soon discovered Elvarg in her lair and killed them, severing her head and brought it to Oziach as proof of her demise.
Elvarg destroying the island of Crandor.
The remains of the adventurer that woke Elvarg.
Elvarg is defeated and beheaded.
A player who has killed Elvarg.
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- ninja 14 September 2015 (Update):
- The following quest fights have been rebalanced:
- 10,000 life points (up from 6,000).
- Max hit of 720 (up from 200).
- Hits a maximum of 1,000 (up from 300) damage with dragon-fire with an anti-dragon shield equipped, and 1,500 (up from 1,200) without.
- Elvarg (Dominion Tower):
- Same changes as the quest variant.
- 15,000 life points (up from 9,000).
- Max hit of 900 (up from 300).
- patch 1 November 2014 (Update):
- Elvarg's combat level in the Dragon Slayer quest journal has been corrected.
- patch 22 November 2012 (Update):
- Elvarg no longer drains all of a player's Prayer in one hit.
- In RuneScape Classic, Elvarg was just named "Dragon" in-game and was level 110, the strongest monster in free play, a title it relinquished to the Greater demon when RuneScape 2 was released.
- If you attempt to enter the longhall in Rellekka before crafting your lyre for Olaf the Bard's council vote in The Fremennik Trials quest, your player will claim they are an acapella bard to the Longhall Bouncer and you will be given a choice of four songs to sing. One of them is titled "Elvarg The Magic Dragon." The song lyrics are "Elvarg the magic dragon... Lives by the sea... He spends all his days eating folk, And dies occasionally..." This refers to Elvarg as a male rather than female. The song is based on "Puff, the Magic Dragon", a popular song by the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary.