Ikov was an Armadylean human leader in the early Third Age. His followers, the Ikovians, were the victims of a massacre at the hands of Leka, a scout from house Lesarkus of Teragard, who was sent to test the martial prowess of the locals. Armadyl intervened on their behalf and in return the Ikovians pledged themselves to him. The Temple of Ikov was built by the Ikovians as a memorial to the massacre, and a repentant Leka pledged to serve as its protector. Over time, the Ikovians would eventually reorganize into the present-day Guardians of Armadyl.