Invasion of Falador

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The Invasion of Falador was a two-week event that was released along with the Falador Graphical rework on 19 October 2015 in which the Zamorakian Black Knights stage an invasion of Saradominist Falador under White Knights control, in search for the lost sword of King Raddallin and the Banner of Raddallin. This event ended in a victory for the White Knights, with 78% of all participants siding with them.

Participating in the event earned commendation, of which 100 were required to make supply caches, which rewarded experience lamps, banner fragments, Falador resource bundles, bobble-head knight pets, and a candy floss maul.

There was a daily cap of 2,500 commendations. This was increased to 5,000 for 1 and 2 November, the last two days of the event. Further experience could not be earned for that day after reaching the cap. There were various ways to earn commendations, including:

In addition, whilst the event was in effect:

Activities[edit | edit source]

Balloon drop[edit | edit source]

The party balloons.

Two minutes after both Knight Champions were defeated, black and white balloons were dropped all around Falador. They could be burst to receive commendations. This was signaled by a chatbox message of " Party Pete has dropped balloons in the city of Falador. Support the White or Black Knights by bursting balloons.". If the Champions were not defeated by the time the next champion spawned, the original champions would disappear and respawn with full health and the balloons would not drop until they were killed.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Players could fight white or black knights to earn combat experience and commendations. The knights had 10,000 life points, used abilities and scaled to the players level, and thus should not be underestimated. Combat experience could be turned off by selecting the configure option on commendation.

Black knights spawned at the Kinshra camps directly east of the Falador lodestone as well as the camp directly east of the Clan Camp. White knights spawned at the camps in the Falador Castle courtyard and in the eastern square.

Before the balloons dropped, every thirty minutes at :00 and :30 game time, one White and Black Knight champion spawned in Falador, signaled in the chatbox by Champions of the Kinshra and White Knights have arrived in Falador.. They were significantly tougher than normal knights, with 85,000 life points, and awarded over 100 commendations.

This was increased on 1 November and was in effect until the end of the event on 2 November 2015 to every 15 minutes at :00, :15, :30, and :45 game time. So champions spawned four times per hour and the balloons were also dropped four times per hour, if the champions were defeated.

The configuration interface for experience.

Healing[edit | edit source]

Injured knights could be found in the Kinshra and White Knight camps, locations shown above. Healing them earned commendations, and either Herblore or Constitution experience, which could be toggled by talking to a Nurse, or choosing in the commendation configure interface.

Falador during the invasion.

Sabotage[edit | edit source]

Catapults could be found in the northern Kinshra camp, south of Falador, Falador Park, and the eastern Falador square. Sabotaging them earned commendations, and either Construction or Woodcutting experience, which could also be chosen in the commendation configure interface.

The Lost Sword[edit | edit source]

The chest located in Falador Park.

In the east side of Falador Park, there was an activity that players could use tools to earn rewards for, including:

The mystery boxes contained a variety of rewards that have previously appeared, or do appear, in Treasure Hunter.

Research notes miniquest[edit | edit source]

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A miniquest could be completed to permanently unlock the experience boost gained from the battle horn "charge" bonus, and receive the Banner of Farradorn cosmetic override (or when already unlocked with the banner fragments, the blessed banner of Farradorn). To start the miniquest the research notes had to be obtained from a supply cache or by skilling. The order of NPCs to talk to was as follows:

  1. Herald of Falador in the eastern square
  2. Sir Renitee on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] floor of White Knights' Castle (east side)
  3. Image of Lord Daquarius at the northern or southern gates
  4. Sir Amik Varze on the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] of the White Knights' Castle (west side)
  5. Falador Estate Agent in his house directly south of Falador park
  6. Aksel at the entrance to the Artisans' Workshop
  7. Wyson near the bridge at the west end of Falador Park

After speaking to the NPCs head down to the dwarven mines. In the central room, south of the small summoning obelisk, there was a glowing rock. The rock could be clicked on it to reveal the Spirit of Farradorn and claim your reward.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Commendations were the main reward for the event. Every 100 commendations could be converted into a supply cache, which gave out:

Outcome[edit | edit source]

The results of the event were not revealed during the event, with the stated intent of not biasing the outcome, as previous events of a similar style saw players joining the winning team.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

White Knights: 78% supporters

  • 86% commendations from combat
  • The rest from healing and sabotaging catapults (exact breakdown not revealed)

Black Knights: 22% supporters

  • 1/3 commendations from combat
  • 1/3 commendations from healing
  • 1/3 commendations sabotaging catapults

Since one of the spawn points of the black knights was directly east of the Falador lodestone, the results in favour of the white knights are unsurprising due to their geographical convenience, said a JMod on the livestream that announced the results. Future repercussions of this outcome were not mentioned.

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