Illuminated Book of Law

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The Illuminated Book of Law is one of the illuminated god books obtainable after completing the quest One Piercing Note. It is created by going into one of the south-western rooms in the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede and using Armadyl's Book of Law on the book-making table. This requires 60 Prayer and 60 Crafting, and grants 10,000 Prayer and Crafting experience the first time it is done. The process produces an additional item, rather than replacing an existing book. Creating the Illuminated Book of Law also unlocks the corresponding override.

The Illuminated Book of Law has better stats than the original Book of Law in all applicable categories. If lost, it can be reclaimed from a player-owned house bookcase for 120,000 coins. However, the book will lose all its remaining charges, requiring the player to add additional god pages in order to activate the passive effect.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Passive[edit | edit source]

Armadyl's Book of Law passive

The book of law can be activated like a scrimshaw to provide a passive combat effect. The book can be recharged with any Armadyl page, giving 45 minutes of active time per page. This is shared, unchanged, with the original book. 3 hours is the maximum amount of time that the book can be charged for; giving it a recharge of 4 total pages from 0 to 100%.

The passive has a 5% chance per hit to activate. When it activates, a tornado spins at the target's location dealing 4 hits of damage in 4 ticks, dealing 30-50%, 30-50%, 60-100%, and 60-100% damage for a total of 180-300% damage (PvP: 10-30%, 10-30%, 20-60%, 20-60%; total 60-180%). If the target moves from the tornado, the damage is halted. This is based on Kree'arra's hard mode special attack.

Creation[edit | edit source]

To create an Illuminated Book of Law, the player must first go to the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede east of Al Kharid. They must then use the original Book of Law on the book-making table and correctly follow the procedure for book copying. Steps must be performed in order; otherwise, the copy is ruined, and players must begin again. The steps are:

  1. Copy text
  2. Embellish capitals
  3. Add colour
  4. Add gold leaf

Each step of the process consumes between 200 and 250 Prayer points. There is a nearby altar in the Abbey that can be used to recharge Prayer if necessary. Attempting a step with less than 200 Prayer points will reset your progress and force you to start over. Gold leaf is not required to complete the book, as it is provided by the table.

Completing the illuminated book awards players with 10,000 Crafting experience and 10,000 Prayer experience the first time it is done, and unlocks the corresponding override. As the process creates a new item, the player may keep or discard the original copy as desired.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Armadyl's Book of Law.
Wedding Rites

  • As ye vow to be at peace with each other, And to uphold high values of morality and friendship, I now pronounce you united in the law of Armadyl.
Last Rites

  • Thou didst fight true, but the foe was too great. May thy return be as swift as the flight of Armadyl.
Blessings

  • For thy task is lawful, May the blessing of Armadyl be upon thee.
Preach

  • Do not let thy vision be clouded by evil, Look up, for the truth cometh from the skies. This is the law of Armadyl.
  • It is honourable to resist, And fight for what thou believe is just. This is the law of Armadyl.
  • Peace shall bring thee wisdom; Wisdom shall bring thee peace. This is the law of Armadyl.
  • Thou shalt avoid war; but, if thou must fight, Believe, and thou shalt strike true. This is the law of Armadyl.
  • Thou shalt fly like the bird, Not like the rock. This is the law of Armadyl.
  • To those cursed by war and pest, Come into the light of Armadyl and rest. This is the law of Armadyl.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • The illuminated god books have been renamed to match the changes made to the regular versions.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • The illuminated books of the gods can now be added to the Player-Owned House bookcase.
  • patch 4 March 2013 (Update):
    • Creating Illuminated god books is now using the correct amount of prayer points per step.
  • patch 22 November 2012 (Update):
    • The Illuminated book of law now works as intended.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to 22 February 2016, this book used to be held in the off-hand slot.
  • Prior to an unknown update, there was a glitch where if the book's ability were to activate at the end of a duel, it would damage the other player outside of combat.