Laniakea

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Laniakea is a Slayer Master located on Anachronia. Receiving slayer assignments from her requires level 90 Slayer and level 120 combat, making Laniakea the highest level Slayer Master available. Compared to Morvran, she does not assign desert strykewyrms, grotworms, nechryael, TzHaar or waterfiends. Instead, she can assign "cluster" tasks where the player can kill any monster falling under that category (e.g black dragons in a generic dragon task) to complete the assignment.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Almost nothing is known about her life, but she was presumably born in the Eastern Lands where it was a treacherous place full of death and danger. Eventually she decided to leave her village and sailed westwards, arriving at the human kingdoms sometime later. During her travels, she acquired an ancient doll from an ancient witch coven filled with voodoo magic that allows her to inflict pain on the soul she linked to it. However, she would not use it unless she had no other choice, and the coven was destroyed and its knowledge lost by the time she acquired it. She prefers using poison against her enemies, letting it do the dirty work for her. She also drinks her own poisons as a way to make her immune to them.

She soon met the Order of Slayer Masters while tracking down a beast; both parties met by pure coincidence, and she considered it a competition and slew the beast in front of them herself. This prompted them to recruit her to their cause, and though initially hesitant because of her upbringing, eventually accepted due to the lessons she learned from them over the years, primarily from Morvran and Kuradal, along with a desire to belong. However, she left sometime later after meeting a man in the Order; she felt vulnerable after sensing he was hiding something deep down, and unprepared for these "alien" feelings, decided to forge her own path.

During her travels she also learned about the player's noble deeds and was requested by King Roald to assist an expedition to Anachronia where she was surprised to learn there was more than what was seen on the island. After being ambushed by a Pavosaurus rex, she decided to explore the island by herself, though she would occasionally visit the base camp to see how it was doing. She was primarily interested in the south-eastern ruins, along with new sources of poison, from both the vile blooms and fugu which allowed her to stockpile on new poisons.

Helping Laniakea[edit | edit source]

Main article: Helping Laniakea

Helping Laniakea is a miniquest in which the player must help Laniakea restock her supply of poison by catching a fugu, an elusive fish found on the western coast of Anachronia. Doing so requires scouring the island for materials to make a custom fishing rod and fishing lure.

Slayer points[edit | edit source]

Successfully completing a Slayer assignment confers an amount of Slayer points depending on how many tasks have been successfully completed in a row. After the Smoking Kills quest the amount is doubled. Completion of a task assigned by Laniakea after completing Smoking Kills will grant:

  • 22 Slayer points for a normal task
  • 110 for every 10th task
  • 330 for every 50th task

This means that an average of 35.2 points is earned per task in each 50-task set, resulting in a total of 1760 points.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Assignments considered cluster assignments are bolded.

  1. ^ Only after paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  2. ^ Requires you to speak to the dying knight outside of God Wars Dungeon to unlock them as a task.
  3. ^ Only after completing One of a Kind
  4. ^ Only after completing Birthright of the Dwarves
  5. ^ Only with 115 Dungeoneering
  6. ^ Only after completing the Hard Karamja Tasks
  7. ^ Only after completing Ritual of the Mahjarrat and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  8. ^ Players need to own a fire cape or TokHaar-Kal (equipped, in player-owned house, in bank, or in inventory) or have purchased the ability to get an ice strykewyrm Slayer task for 2,000 Slayer points. Players must also have completed The Tale of the Muspah. Dropping all fire capes before obtaining a new task and picking them up afterwards can avoid this assignment.
  9. ^ a b Only after completing Fate of the Gods and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  10. ^ Only after completing Children of Mah and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  11. ^ Only after completing Ritual of the Mahjarrat and Fate of the Gods.
  12. ^ Only after completing Dishonor Among Thieves.
  13. ^ Only after completing While Guthix Sleeps and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  14. ^ Only after completing The Branches of Darkmeyer.

Task weighting[edit | edit source]

The percentage chance of getting assigned a given Slayer task can be calculated using the formula

where is the task's weight and is the sum of all weights for the particular Slayer Master. Note that the weights of all blocked tasks, tasks toggled off, and those that the player doesn't have the level to complete need to be subtracted from the sum . Preferring a task doubles its weight.

Special assignment[edit | edit source]

Laniakea's special assignment is to gather vials of poison from each of the vile blooms. This is done by killing one lampenflora, liverworts, luminous snaggler, and devil's snare. The vials are never obtained as items; a chat box message notifies the player after each successful kill: You gather a small dose of strange looking liquid from the creature and place it in a vial.

Completing her task rewards 50,000 Slayer experience and 45 Slayer points.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • Mazchna will now suggest you obtain a task from Laniakea if your slayer and combat level is appropriate to do so.
  • patch 15 July 2019 (Update):
    • Slayer masks now correctly assign tasks when getting a task from Laniakea.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Laniakea" is Hawaiian for "immense heaven" and is what the Laniakea Supercluster of galaxies is named after. Her giving "cluster" tasks is also a reference to this.[3]
  • Laniakea was one of few characters with an official pre-release description for the Land Out of Time update; her description is as follows: "Laniakea is the new Slayer Master in Anachronia. She is said to be dark, twisted and mysterious, and regularly drinks poisons to build her resistances. While she does little in the way of fighting these days, she continues to crave greater strength. It is the lure of undiscovered power that draws her to the island."
  • Laniakea's doll is a voodoo doll, an effigy for piercing in order to magically hurt or control other people.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 30 July 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 July 2019.) Mod Shauny: "So @JagexRamen has given me permission to release Laniakea's Slayer Task weightings. Additionally @JagexShogun said why not release Morvran's and Kuradal's while we're at it. So here we go! Note: You'll need to save these/view these images properly!"
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Daze's Twitter account. 7 August 2018. Mod Daze: "Talk to the guy on the surface and it should unlock then"
  3. ^ Real reason why Laniakea is giving cluster tasks. She's a supercluster. 15 July 2019.