Father Aereck

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Father Aereck is a Saradominist priest in charge of the Lumbridge Church, and of Saradominist worship in Lumbridge. He trained for the priesthood alongside Father Urhney, a priest located in the Lumbridge Swamp. He apparently has trouble dealing with trouble, much to Urhney's annoyance.[1][2] Amongst those problems is a restless ghost residing in his graveyard, so he asks for help from Urhney and a passing adventurer. Afterwards, he sells gravestones to the adventurer, with all sales proceeds going to the Varrockian Guards' Widows & Orphans Fund, and can also bless clay rings into rings of devotion.

He is a possible witness to the Dorgeshuun goblins' accidental excavation into Lumbridge Castle. If he isn't, he laments the damage done instead. Later, when the Dorgeshuun send the goblin Zanik to explore the city above, he attempts to convert her from atheism to Saradomin.

He has an inaccurate understanding of Gielinor's history. He believes that the God Wars were a symbolic story of the struggle between light and darkness rather than an actual conflict,[3] and considered it to be a battle between Saradomin and Zamorak, with the other deities allied with Zamorak.[4][5] He also believes the Edicts of Guthix to be a result of Saradomin choosing to allow Zamorak to escape then making a pact with the other gods in order to spare Gielinor's destruction, rather than Guthix banishing all the major gods, Saradomin included, for nearly destroying Gielinor.[6]

During the 2011 Halloween event, he appeared at the Grim Reaper's Citadel, advertising gravestones alongside Dardar the dwarf. The Citadel frightened him.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • hidden 9 January 2023 (Update):
    • A View Gravestones action was added.
  • patch 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • Father Aerick now realises that his "gap in the fence" is actually now a paved archway.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Players used to be able to acknowledge that RuneScape is actually a computer game when talking to Father Aereck, breaking the fourth wall convention.
  • In player-owned port, the player can tell Meg that Father Aereck is a Mahjarrat.
  • Aereck and Urhney may be a reference to the comic double act Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Father Urhney, "The Restless Ghost", RuneScape. "Oh. The silly fool. I leave town for five months and he's already having problems. *sigh* Well, I can't go back and exorcise it - I vowed not to leave this place until I've spent a full two years praying and meditating. I'll tell you want I can do, though - take this amulet."
  2. ^ Father Urhney, "The Restless Ghost", RuneScape. "Yeah. Even when we were trainee priests he kept getting stuck up bell ropes."
  3. ^ Father Aereck, "Death to the Dorgeshuun", RuneScape. "We do have stories about a war between the gods. I had always interpreted them as symbolic of the spiritual war between light and darkness in our hearts."
  4. ^ Father Aereck, "Death to the Dorgeshuun", RuneScape. "Sounds like Zamorak to me! Or one of the minor gods who followed him. Saradomin would never be so barbaric."
  5. ^ Father Aereck, "Death to the Dorgeshuun", RuneScape. "Saradomin was fighting to bring goodness and order to the universe, but Zamorak was leading the forces of darkness in a bid to bring eternal night to the world!"
  6. ^ Father Aereck, "Death to the Dorgeshuun", RuneScape. "Saradomin was on the brink of victory, but he could not defeat Zamorak without destroying the world. So Saradomin in his mercy allowed Zamorak to flee to another world, and all the gods agreed never again to intervene directly in the world. Again, I had always interpreted it as symbolic, but that is how the legend goes."