Iestin Edern

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This article is about the leader of Iorwerth Clan following the restoration of Prifddinas. For his predecessor, see Lord Iorwerth.
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Lord Iestin Edern Iorwerth is an elven archaeologist, the older brother of the late Nissyen Edern and leader of the Iorwerth Clan after the events of Plague's End. He is also involved in The Light Within and mentioned in Within the Light.

Additionally, Lord Iorwerth is a possible solution to a certain Treasure Trail cryptic riddle that states "There is no 'worthier' lord". After Plague's End he must be spoken to here as his predecessor is no longer at the elven camp.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

He was first mentioned in Edern's journal. Not very much was said about Iestin, but it was said that he spends a lot of time in libraries in Prifddinas researching elven history. Some of Iestin's research had led him to the conclusion that Lord Iorwerth had somehow broken one of the 9 seals that Seren put in place to protect the Grand Library from the hands of men. He also authored the report from Within the Light, which is found by the adventurer and brought to Arianwyn. The report reveals the fate of Prifddinas, and gives Arianwyn and the adventurer the key information they need to plan what to do next.

In The Voice of the Elders, Volume I, Iestin briefly tells about the history of the Iorwerth and Cadarn Clans, and of relations between the elves and the humans. In it, he mentions that he was born in Iorwerth-occupied Prifddinas, after the Iorwerth Clan had already taken control over the city.

Working with Lord Iorwerth[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Plague's End.

During Plague's End the adventurer and Arianwyn infiltrate the Iorwerth-held Prifddinas through a storage chamber, where they bluff a Deathguard captain. The captain then assigns the two to replace the guards covering Iestin. Believing them to be typical guards, Iestin told them to simply watch so he could concentrate. The adventurer asked him a few questions. Iestin was frustrated that he had no idea what Lord Iowerth's plan was, stating that he'd work faster if he knew what it was. Seeing that he had a few guards at his disposal, he gave the adventurer his report, telling them to give it to the Mayor of Prifddinas.

The adventurer does so, and also takes the time to steal the master plan from the mayor's table after informing the mayor that the guards were giving her food to the people. Upon returning, Iestin was surprised they managed to acquire the master plan, but decided to read it first. Upon skimming through the plan, he was horrified to learn that Lord Iorwerth intended to kill the population of West Ardougne, stating that he wouldn't have worked with him if he knew, and that although he considered humans to be lesser beings, he believed that they deserved some rights. Although Iestin could stall Lord Iorwerth for some time, he knew someone more complacent would replace him once Iorwerth suspected he was intentionally stalling. Arianwyn then told the adventurer to return to Ardougne, and informed Iestin of their true motives while they were gone. Iestin was convinced and joined the rebel elves.

After routing the mourners from West Ardougne, the adventurer returned the two elves, where Arianwyn suggested they regrow the city before Lord Iorwerth could. Although the ritual required the elven clan leaders, Iestin stated that he would replace Lord Iorwerth, having known the magic for the ritual. He then told the adventurer that they needed to search for the other six elven clan leaders, as Arianwyn was actually Lord Cadarn.

The adventurer found five of the elven clan leaders; as the previous Lady Ithell had died after founding Lleyta with Arianwyn, Kelyn replaced her after a sudden surge of the previous Ithell leader's knowledge and memories surged into her after the adventurer rebuilt an Ithell statue from Lady Ithell's plans. To keep the elders safe, Iestin used magic to disguise the room to make it look as if he was working inside, but stated that he could not hold it once the ritual started. The adventurer had the remains of King Tyras' army to help distract the Iorwerth army.

When the city regrew, the Iorwerth Clan were without a leader, as Lord Iorwerth had been killed by the Dark Lord during the ritual. Morvran, who was a relative of Lord Iorwerth, became an interim leader, but he quickly abdicated and gave the position to Iestin, knowing that he was more moderate and as such, properly represent the Iorwerth Clan. A few hard-liners were upset by this choice, but Morvran's direct support of Iestin kept them in line.

He also explains that, while few elves - even among the Iorwerth Clan - know of the atrocities committed against humans by the Iorwerth Death Guard in West Ardougne, these atrocities committed were so severe that it is quite natural for humankind to blame all of the Iorwerth Clan for their actions.

Repairing Seren[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during The Light Within.

Iestin is part of the elven council and eventually Seren is restored during the quest. All clan leaders can be asked for more information about their respective seren shard, but Iestin will say that because of the Iorwerth Clan's past actions, he can not tell much about the Seren shard of integrity and refers the adventurer to Arianwyn. When Baxtorian arrives at Prifddinas to discuss what to do with Seren, he gets into an argument with Iestin due to his Iorwerth past.

Sliske's Endgame[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Sliske's Endgame.

Iestin makes a minor appearance in Sliske's Endgame, where he learns of Seren's role in the near-extinction of the Mahjarrat race from Zamorak and asks her what she did. He is expelled along with the other clan leaders during the game, returning to Prifddinas.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Transcripts Iestin Edern speaks in:
Predecessor Title Successor
Lord Iorwerth Leader of the Iorwerth Clan Incumbent

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
    • Updated some of Lord Iowerth and Lady Ithell's dialogue for players that have completed The Light Within.