Giant turtle

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Giant turtles are a species known to inhabit the Wushanko Isles. Ao, who has been spotted in The Bowl region carrying a surplus of plate in its belly, belongs to this species.[1] The very longevous Giant Bearded Turtle inhabits The Pincers.[2]

It is possible that either giant turtles are traded in Wushanko, or that traders who ride giant turtles exist, as there is one reference to a giant-turtle trader in The Hook region.[3]

A giant specimen of the fire-breathing turtle is encountered in The Bowl.[4]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to the legend of the origin of The Islands That Once Were Turtles, they were once a trio of giant sea turtles, turned to stone by unknown forces.[5]
  • After the whale Shuma attacked Hubbub's city on Whale's Maw, he was found castaway by the portmaster's crew on the shell of a giant turtle.[6] The sea around Whale's Maw is known to be teeming with fish and turtles.[7]
  • A large turtle occasionally visits the Deep Sea Fishing hub, the treasure turtle.
  • In Hero's Welcome quest, when asked about his adventures, the god V mentions a giant turtle: "...The princess was expecting someone else, but the giant turtle was dead so I just took her gift of cake and moved on".[8] This is a reference to Super Mario 64 and the giant turtle-like character Bowser.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ A Joint Acquisition, RuneScape. "The Whaler and the Biologist have tracked down a big surplus of plate in the belly of Ao, the giant turtle. Their knowledge of sea creatures is essential to retrieve these resources."
  2. ^ A Joint Effort, RuneScape. "The Missionary and Occultist wish to visit the home of the Giant Bearded Turtle to study and unlock the mystical secrets surrounding its very, very, very long life."
  3. ^ A Joint Acquisition, RuneScape. "The Assassin and Convict report that a giant-turtle trader is transporting a huge shipment of lacquer. Help the duo secure the resource."
  4. ^ The Fire-Breathing Turtle, RuneScape. "A giant fire-breathing turtle has gone on a mad rampage. Kill the beast to end the spree and make the area more secure."
  5. ^ The Islands That Once Were Turtles, RuneScape. "Legend has it that this island chain was a trio of giant sea turtles, turned to stone by unknown forces. Largely uninhabited."
  6. ^ Meet the Whaler, RuneScape. "The fireworks were a distress call from a whaler named Hubbub. He was castaway on the shell of a giant turtle."
  7. ^ Whale's Maw, RuneScape. "The sea in the area is teeming with fish and turtles, making it a favourite for whales. Here, Shuma attacked and stranded the Whaler."
  8. ^ V, "Hero's Welcome", RuneScape. "...The princess was expecting someone else, but the giant turtle was dead so I just took her gift of cake and moved on."