Gnome glider

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Gnome gliders are a useful method of transportation available after completing The Grand Tree quest. The most common way to quickly access them is by teleporting to Al Kharid with a ring of duelling, an amulet of glory, or the lodestone. They can fly to many locations and can be used in combination with spirit trees and the fairy ring network.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

The glider network map.
The location of a gnome glider in Karamja

Gnome gliders are located at:

  1. Ta Quir Priw — The Grand Tree.
    • The top level provides normal service.
    • On the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] there is a special service during the Monkey Madness quest.
  2. Sindarpos — The peak of White Wolf Mountain.
    • Access to and from Catherby and Taverley, but fairly redundant due to lodestones. Also, this place is dangerous to low-levelled members.
  3. Lemanto Andra — Just west of the Varrock Dig Site
    • The glider will crash and players cannot fly back on it. Fast access to Paterdomus or Varrock Dig Site.
  4. Kar-HewoAl Kharid
    • Second fastest access into the network via the Al Kharid lodestone.
  5. Gandius — On Karamja, south of the Shipyard
  6. Lemantolly Undri — Western Feldip Hills
    • To access this location players must have done One Small Favour to the point which they inform Sanfew of the gnome glider's willingness to take him to the Feldip Hills. Players do not need to complete the quest or talk to the gnome glider again to access this area if they have spoken to Sanfew.) Easy access to fairy rings just south-east, via the AKS ring.
  7. Priw Gnomo Andralo — Just outside the entrance to the Tree Gnome Village maze.
  8. Dylandra — At the Meilyr Clan district of Prifddinas.
  9. Kai-Undri — Tuai Leit gnome colony by the gnomecopter.

History[edit | edit source]

Gnome gliders were first envisioned by Oaknock, the famed gnome engineer and advisor to King Healthorg that was present at the Battle of Atarisundri. Although he made progress in designing rough layouts and models, Oaknock passed away before any true advancements could be made.

His equally talented son, Yewnock, picked up glider design where his father left off. Although little is known of the early testing phases, some gnomish captains today, such as Ninto and Daerkin, were amongst the first to test the gliders. That they survived is an indication of Yewnock's abilities.

Gliders soon became an integral part of gnomish transport and military. Despite their success, initially humans distrusted the devices, as equally as the gnomes disputed the safety of giving humans access to the technology. Made out of only leather, cloth, and wood, it is not until the plot of The Grand Tree quest that they can be used. Gnome Air's success has since spread, leading to the recent construction of gnomecopters, though Gnomecopters closed down on 25 March 2009, and no longer appear ingame.

Recently, gliders butted heads with Ali Morrisane's magic carpet fleet over air rights. They now compete for supremacy. Gnome gliders seem to have the upper hand outside of the Kharidian Desert, as the gliders can reach up to 9 different areas. Gnome gliders can take players almost anywhere.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Gandius (Karamja, south of Shipyard)
Sindarpos (White Wolf Mountain)
Lemantolly Undri (Western Feldip Hills)
Kar-Hewo (Al-Kharid)
Dylandra (Prifddinas)
Lemanto Andra (Varrock Dig Site)
Kai-Undri (Tua Leit gnome colony)

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

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 30 March 2020 (Update):
    • Gnome glider map interface has been updated.
  • patch 13 January 2020 (Update):
    • Typo in examine text for the Hangar table seen in the Gnome glider hangar has been corrected.
  • ninja 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now use their keyboard to control stances on Hefin serenity posts and on the gnome glider interface.
  • patch 10 September 2013 (Update):
    • The model for gnome glider in Varrock has been updated.
  • patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
    • Sound effects for the gnome glider were missing in the ogre area.
  • patch 27 January 2009 (Update):
    • The gnome glider interface was made more user-friendly.
  • update 4 January 2007 (Update):
    • Added convenient right-click options.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If the locations are translated with the Gnome translation guide from The Grand Tree quest, it will yield very interesting (yet accurate) results. Ta Quir Priw, the Grand Tree, translates to 'The Guardian Tree'. Gandius, on Karamja, translates into 'jungle'. Kar-Hewo, in Al Kharid, translates into 'no grass'. Sindarpos, on White Wolf Mountain, translates into 'big rock'. Lemantolly Undri, in The Feldip Hills, translates into 'stupid man lands'. Lemanto Andra, at the Varrock Dig Site, translates into 'man city'. Priw Gnomo Andralo roughly translates to 'Tree Gnome City'.
  • Sometimes at the top of the Grand Tree, Captain Errdo will not be visible, although players may still interact with him.
  • The Gnome Glider pilots sometimes use landing lights on the ground on approach for landing, as shown in the One Small Favour quest, where one of the objectives is to fix several approach light beacons so that they can land in the Feldip Hills.
  • The Gnome Glider formerly had a more angular world model, which was replaced with the current rounded brown design. The angular world model can still be seen crashed at Crash Island, and in the secret hangar that the player must talk to Daero to gain access to.