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Lady Katrine Raven is the founder of the Black Arm Gang, one of the two criminal gangs in Varrock. She used to be a member of the Phoenix Gang, but due to infighting and the breaking of the legendary shield of Arrav, she and several of her followers split off, forming the Black Arm Gang, taking half of the shield with them.[1] She is reported to be very vicious[2] and organises crimes such as extortion, theft and murder on her gang's behalf.[3] She typically recruits her gang members from watching the local populace in action.[4] She is a master thief, and as such holds one of the master thief's armbands. According to the Varrock Census taken in Year 160, Fifth Age, she is a "Wallet Relocator".

Adventurers seeking the Black Arm Gang can find her at the ganghouse, located directly west of Varrock's southern entrance. In order to join, she demands they steal two Phoenix crossbows in order to frame their rivals the Phoenix Gang for murder. Should they switch their allegiance to the Phoenix Gang and speak to her, she will spit at them for their betrayal, but welcomes them back should they swear allegiance to the gang again. She covets the candlesticks held by ScarFace Pete, calling them a coveted prize for thieves.[5] She declares the adventurer to be a master thief when they obtain the candlestick for her and gives them the master thief's armband.[6]

In the alternate reality of New Varrock, she continues to lead the Black Arm Gang as a zombie. When Zemouregal took over the city, he came to her and demanded her half of the shield, but she refused. The mahjarrat ripped her arm off and beat her to death with it before raising her as an undead.[7] The arm was later stolen by Jonny the beard, which has caused rival gang members to taunt her disability.[8] She is known as Killer Katrine due to her love of homicide.[9] The requirements for joining the gang were increased in the alternate reality, such as killing an entire gnomeball team[10] or stealing the phoenix mascot of the rival Phoenix Gang,[11] though she tasks adventurers to retrieve her stolen arm as their initiation. The zombified version of the gang has several new members, such as Slasher Siegfried, Stabby Stacey, and Lowe.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 21 January 2013 (Update):
    • Katrine now holds her weapon in her hand, not her wrist.
  • patch 22 November 2011 (Update):
    • Katrine now holds her dagger correctly.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Straven, "Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "Over thirty years ago, the Phoenix Gang were subject to infighting and the shield got broken in half. Shortly after the fight, some gang members decided they didn't want to be part of our gang any more. Katrine and her lackeys split of to form their own gang. The Black Arm Gang. On their way out, they looted what they could from us - which included one of the halves of the shield."
  2. ^ Charlie the Tramp, "Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "You'll find a lady down there called Katrine. Speak to her. But don't upset her, she's pretty dangerous."
  3. ^ Katrine, "Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "have an idea for framing a local merchant who is refusing to pay our, very reasonable, 'keep-your-life-pleasant' insurance rates. I need two phoenix crossbows: one to kill somebody important with and the other to hide in the merchant's house where the local law can find it!"
  4. ^ Katrine, "Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "Normally we recruit for our gang by watching local thugs and thieves in action."
  5. ^ Katrine, "Heroes' Quest", RuneScape. "Well, some of the MOST coveted prizes in Thiefdom right now are in the pirate town of Brimhaven on Karamja. The pirate leader Scarface Pete has a pair of extremely valuable candlesticks."
  6. ^ Katrine, "Heroes' Quest", RuneScape. "Wow... is... it REALLY it? This really is a FINE bit of thievery. Us thieves have been trying to get hold of this one for a while! You wanted to be ranked as a master thief didn't you? Well, I guess this just about ranks as good enough!"
  7. ^ Katrine, "Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "When the Big Z invaded, he came to us first. Wanted half of some shield that we had in our coffers. I stood my ground. Wasn't going to let him take anything from us.[...]He ripped off my arm and beat me to death with it."
  8. ^ Katrine, "Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "It was stolen from me, and the Phoenix Gang have been making inappropriate comments ever since. They keep singing songs at me. 'If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands'."
  9. ^ Charlie the Tramp, "Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "They call her Killer Katrine. It's because she likes killing. Imaginative bunch, they are."
  10. ^ Katrine, "Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "Stabby Stacey had to kill a whole gnomeball team before I let her into the Black Arm."
  11. ^ Straven, "Dimension of Disaster: Shield of Arrav", RuneScape. "Bring back a phoenix eggling. We suspect Lowe, the bow seller east of New Varrock square, has stolen our phoenix."