Lord Iorwerth

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Lord Iorwerth is the main antagonist of the Elven Civil War series.

Iorwerth was the leader of the Iorwerth Clan of the elves and attempted to summon the Dark Lord to rule Prifddinas as a dictator. He is described as a dark elf, having conquered the crystal city for his own clan and effectively started the Elven Civil War. He is located inside a camp just north of Isafdar in the elven land of Tirannwn along with some members of his clan.

Iorwerth broke one of the nine seals of the Grand Library that were used to protect the seed of Prifddinas, which the Elven Elders had reverted to protect it from the Iorwerths. He planned to use the power of the Dark Lord to restore the city, killing the "frozen" elves inside and effectively establish an Iorwerth-only settlement. However, the Elders returned from hiding to aid the rebel elves who had fought the Iorwerths during the civil war and he was stopped.

Additionally, Lord Iorwerth is a possible solution to a certain Treasure Trail cryptic riddle that states "There is no 'worthier' lord". After Plague's End, the clue can be completed by talking to his successor in the Iorwerth chapel in Prifddinas.

History[edit | edit source]

Elven Civil War[edit | edit source]

At the end of the God Wars, when Guthix established his Edicts and cast out the other gods, Seren felt forced to shatter herself into numerous crystal shards so that she could remain with her followers.[1] The elves could still communicate with her via the Tower of Voices in Prifddinas and she warned them about a negative part of her that she had rejected upon shattering: a creature obsessed with death, known as the Dark Lord. It was attracted to the large amounts of death energy stored inside the death altar, located deep within the Galarpos Mountains separating Tirannwn from the rest of the continent.[2] In order to contain it, the Hefin Clan designed a large structure with its own safeguard and the other clans helped to build it.[3] This Temple of Light would contain the Dark Lord, who, at full power, could pose a threat to the entire world.[4] Nevertheless, it would remain eager to learn more about death and haunted the Underground Pass with its voice, leading many travellers to "interesting" deaths.

After the war, the military Cadarn Clan ventured beyond the Galarpos, an event known as The Break Out.[5] For this purpose the Arandar pass was constructed, an effort also led by the Cadarns.[6] Under leadership of the legendary King Baxtorian, the Cadarn Clan travelled further east and soon established peace treaties with the Tree Gnome Stronghold and local human tribes. Apart from suffering a number of raids by goblins fleeing north as a result of the Feldip Hills Civil War, Baxtorian soon established a large kingdom which prospered.[7] As it grew larger, members of other clans began to settle in the east as well.[8]

With the most powerful clan absent, Lord Iorwerth seized power in Prifddinas. After conquering the city and the Tower of Voices, he denied access to the other seven clans, throwing the nation into a bloody civil war.[9] Meanwhile, Baxtorian's kingdom continued to flourish and he ruled with his wife, Queen Glarial, for centuries.

Return of the Cadarn Clan[edit | edit source]

In 1930 of the Fourth Age, the Arandar Pass suddenly became inaccessible, an event known in elven history as The Great Divide. The council at the other side conducted an emergency meeting to restore communication with Tirannwn. They sent five of their best scouts through the ancient Underground Pass, a very long tunnel going underneath the Galarpos. A few months later, one of these scouts, Adwr Cadarn, returned to inform King Baxtorian of Lord Iorwerth's actions and the Civil War. The shocked king set off on a crusade to reclaim Prifddinas in the united elven clans' name, leaving behind his beloved Glarial.[10]

Tripwires triggering hidden crossbows to fire poisoned arrows at passengers.

The Baxtorian Campaign turned out to be a large failure, for the Iorwerth Elves were able to not only ward off the attack but also drive the Cadarn Clan back out of Tirannwn after the Battle of Prifddinas. In 1935, Baxtorian, his forces decimated, returned to his kingdom, only to find it in ruins, having been destroyed during his five years of absence.[11] Additionally, Glarial had been taken by hostile forces - a mortified and grief-stricken Baxtorian proceeded to bury himself beneath the waterfalls now named after him in sorrow, eliminating Lord Iorwerth's largest threat.[12]

With their kingdom destroyed, the surviving Cadarn elves were forced to return to Isafdar, where they would rebel against the Iorwerth Clan and attempt to liberate Prifddinas.[13] The Iorwerth Clan subdued its opponents with relative ease, forcing them to scatter and live in refugee camps across Isafdar, which would systematically be found and annihilated over time. The forest itself would be patrolled by Iorwerth elves and infested with dangerous traps to eliminate all resistance.

The elaborate residence of the mayor of "Prifddinas".

In an effort to save the city from the Iorwerths, the seven other elven elders decided to revert the entire city of Prifddinas and the elves inside to a crystal seed, leaving an empty field behind.[14] The elders then hid in various places to avoid being hunted down by the Iorwerths, planning to return when it would be time to regrow the city. Lord Crwys transmogrified into a tree in the middle of Isafdar, Lady Hefin went to live as a hermit west of the Poison Waste, Lady Trahaearn entered a state of torpor in a cave near the Well of Voyage, Lady Meilyr found herself a hidden dungeon under Daemonheim and Lord Amlodd travelled to the Spirit Plane. Lord Cadarn and Lady Ithell founded a village for the rebel elves in Isafdar, Lletya, although the latter died shortly after constructing it. From there, Lord Cadarn would lead the resistance. Refusing his title and vowing not to use it again until he led his clan, and the other exiled clans, out of exile and back to the city, Lord Cadarn resumed the use of his given name Arianwyn, and served as a military leader for the rebel elves.[15] The city's huge seed was stored in the Grand Library, locked by nine seals in the Prifddinas undercity. The loss of Prifddinas forced Lord Iorwerth and his army to set up a warcamp south of its walls, while the other Iorwerths would remain in the city's crater, starving in a large camp with poor living conditions and ruled over by a vain mayor.

Lord Iorwerth formulated a plan to restore the city by himself, without the other seven clan leaders so as to create a Prifddinas exclusive to his clan. He would harness the power of the Dark Lord to do this and began to work toward his liberation. He founded the Prifddinas Death Guard, whose goal became to "prepare the way for the Dark Lord," in their leader's words.[16] Upon attempting to do this via the Pass, a large battle broke out leaving the Death Guard in great fear of the place.[17] Thus, they had to seek another way.

Alliance with King Lathas[edit | edit source]

Camp Iorwerth, just south-west of Prifddinas.

Some time between 132 and 168 of the Fifth Age, approximately two centuries since the civil war broke out, Lord Iorwerth forged an alliance with Lathas Ardignas, who had become King of East Ardougne after the death of his father, King Ulthas, in 136 and the subsequent forced division of Ardougne between him and his younger brother Tyras, who became king of West Ardougne. In 132, Ulthas had given King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, who had arrived to Gielinor from Britain that year, the Camelot castle in eastern Kandarin, much to Lathas' dismay. As such, the jealous monarch, who felt he had been denied his birthright by having to share the kingdom with his sibling and was angry that the Sinclair family had been forced out of their castle, agreed to help Iorwerth in summoning the Dark Lord in return for aid in the downfall of Camelot.[18] He did not realise, however, that Lord Iorwerth intended to betray Lathas at the first opportunity, not planning to destroy Camelot at all.[19]

An opportunity for the Death Guard arose in 168, when King Tyras and his army left West Ardougne and travelled to Tirannwn through the Underground Pass. Shortly after, Lord Iban, a Kinshra officer who had been resurrected from the dead by the crone Kardia and self-proclaimed son of Zamorak, seized control of the Pass, corrupting it. He turned the Well of Voyage into the Well of the Damned and began to build an army of soulless in the depths, thus deterring not only any elves or travellers, but also impeding Tyras from returning, leaving West Ardougne leaderless. The Dark Lord's voice also continued to infest the Pass, a terrifying phenomenon which was ascribed to Iban.

Mourners commanding slaves to excavate their tunnels.

Lord Iorwerth subsequently sent his Prifddinas Death Guard to West Ardougne through Arandar to establish a foothold in the east by convincing Lathas that Iban posed a serious threat.[19] However, they soon found out about the Temple of Light and the death altar, which had enough death energy to allow the Dark Lord to return, and began working towards harnessing its power. They discretely took over the city under the pretence of being mourners, come to deal with the fake plague, a hoax set up by Lathas to be able to put the west under quarantine, thus allowing the "mourners" to freely conduct their operations.[20] While keeping the citizens under control by spreading fake symptoms, making the city warder Bravek fear them enough to do nothing[21] and turning the once great city into a dilapidated ghetto, the Death Guard began tunnelling westwards underneath the city using captured citizens whom they claimed to have been infected by the plague as slaves. However, due to the very dangerous roaming shadows unleashed as a result of the temple's safeguard failing and local dark beasts which could only be killed by elite slayers, the scouting parties were slaughtered, stagnating the operations.[22]

Assassination of Tyras[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Plague City, Biohazard, Underground Pass and Regicide.

In 169, an adventurer and an Ardougnese citizen, Elena, had discovered the plague to be fake and the former confronted King Lathas about it. The king lied that he had created the ruse in order to protect the people of Ardougne from his "evil brother Tyras," who, so he claimed, had been corrupted by drinking from the Chalice of Eternity, after being forced to by a Dark Lord.[23] He asked the adventurer to end Tyras' life by cleansing the Well of Voyage and assassinating him in Isafdar and thus aid him in stopping the Lord.

The barrel bomb incinerates Tyras' tent within seconds.

Oblivious to Lathas' true intentions, the adventurer obeyed and, with immense effort and the aid of the guide Koftik, was able to overcome the darkness of the Pass and destroyed Iban's soul. A short while later, the king's mages managed to restore the Well of Voyage and the adventurer set foot in Tirannwn. There, they were met by Idris Ithell, one of the rebel elves of Lletya who was sent to warn them about the evil of Iorwerth and Lathas, but who was assassinated by two Iorwerth warband leaders, Essyllt and Morvran, before being able to do so. The latter two claimed that Idris was one of the villains and the adventurer was taken to Lord Iorwerth, who revealed himself to be an ally of Lathas' and gave the adventurer instructions on how to build a bomb to kill Tyras.[24]

They complied and fired a barrel with an explosive substance at the king's tent in Tyras Camp, which was devoured by flames in a large explosion, killing King Tyras. A contented Lord Iorwerth gave them a magically sealed message to bring back to Lathas, but as the adventurer approached Ardougne Castle, Arianwyn appeared. He revealed the sad truth that the adventurer had been tricked by two evil masterminds into murdering Tyras before showing the contents of Iorwerth's letter, which confirmed his story. The shocked adventurer pretended not to know upon delivering the message to Lathas, but joined the rebel elves in an attempt to help them defeat the Iorwerth Clan.

Failure of the Death Guard[edit | edit source]

While Iorwerth remained oblivious to the adventurer's knowledge of his true intentions, Arianwyn tasked them to infiltrate the mourners, who had begun travelling to Ardougne in increasing numbers, and find out their plans. They proceeded to do so, although they had to re-dye Farmer Brumty's sheep to sustain the ruse of the plague as well as poison half of West Ardougne's food supply to provide the mourners with more slaves in order to win their trust. The head mourner revealed their plans to release the Dark Lord and tap from the death altar, which the adventurer hurriedly reported to Arianwyn.[25] The elf sent them to the Temple of Light to restore its safeguard before the mourners could access its power. After solving the Hefins' massive light spectrum puzzle, they were able to purify the large crystal within the temple, thus restoring its safeguard and impeding the Death Guard's plans.

Dwarves excavating the passage.

Later, the adventurer accessed a caved-in passage leading to the undercity of Prifddinas by energising themselves with death altar power. A report carried by a dead elf found in the corridor led Arianwyn to draw the conclusion that the elders of Prifddinas had caused the crystal city to revert to its seed form in order to protect it from the Dark Lord.[14] A group of dwarves trapped in the Underground Pass that had allied with the rebel elves proceeded to mine away the rockslide to allow passage into the undercity.

While the dwarves were mining, the Death Guard managed to get past the dark beasts and reached the Temple of Light.[26] Realising that they could not free the Dark Lord from the temple now that the safeguard had been restored, Lord Iorwerth formed a new plan.[27] He decided to summon the Dark Lord by killing the entire population of West Ardougne in a necromantic ritual that would produce massive amounts of death energy, thus substituting the death altar's power.[28] The Head Mourner decided to perform the massacre quickly by having the citizens die in a cave-in.[29] King Lathas agreed with the plan, eager to see the end of the plague hoax and planning to turn West Ardougne into his personal garden.[30] Iorwerth also tasked Iestin Edern with preparing the seed of Prifddinas, stored inside the Grand Library, one of the nine seals of which he had broken, for the reception of the Dark Lord's power.[31]

Death[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Plague's End.
Ardougnese citizens assault the mourners as the Ardougne Revolution begins.

After the Corridor of Light was cleared, Arianwyn and the adventurer disguised themselves as mourners and entered the undercity, where they met Iestin. The adventurer stole a copy of Iorwerth's plan from the Mayor of Prifddinas in the camp upstairs and the three of them found out that the elf lord was going to kill the entirety of West Ardougne and use the Dark Lord's power to restore Prifddinas. Iestin then joined forces with them and Arianwyn suggested to start a revolution in West Ardougne to evict the Death Guard.[32]

The adventurer went to see city warder Bravek and informed them of the situation, to which he provided them with a list of individuals who would be willing to fight. These people - Koftik, Elena, Clara, Jethick, Martha and Ted Rehnison, and Nurse Sarah - assembled in the church while the adventurer went to Halgrive, Councillor of Health and Safety of the Ardougne City Council, in East Ardougne and informed him of King Lathas' treachery. The shocked councillor provided them with a proclamation that would authorise the eviction of the mourners if the Royal Army of Ardougne should interfere. After revealing the truth about the mourners, the plague and the king to the revolutionists, the mob went to the Death Guard Headquarters in the city, kicked in the door and killed all the mourners inside. The adventurer then defeated the Head Mourner downstairs in combat and dealt with them.

As Halgrive had predicted, the Knight of Ardougne, Sir Edmond, and the paladin Sir Hugo arrived when the revolutionary flag was hung above the outpost, to which the adventurer presented the council's proclamation to them. The two knights returned to Ardougne Castle and a fight broke out between two factions: the Knights of Ardougne and Order of Heroes, who emphasised Kandarin's constitution and fought for the City Council to oust King Lathas; and the Holy Order of Paladins and the Warrior Women, who supported the King and his divine right to rule. They battled on the castle grounds but the Knights and Heroes were able to best their opponents. The adventurer then confronted Lathas in his throne room and dealt with him by executing him or sending him into exile after fighting off Sir Hugo. Afterwards, the city's army invaded West Ardougne and sent the remaining Death Guard on a full-scale retreat to Tirannwn, while Lathas's cousin Thoros succeeded him as King of Kandarin.[33]

Arianwyn and Iestin concluded that the Elven Elders would need to return to regrow the city so that Lord Iorwerth could not control it.[34] The former revealed himself as Lord Cadarn and tasked the adventurer with seeking out the lost elders, with Iestin substituting for Lord Iorwerth. After locating the remaining elders, and turning the Lletyan elf Kelyn into the new Lady Ithell, the adventurer had them assemble in the undercity.

They then returned to the Tyras Camp and explained the situation to General Hining. He agreed to launch an attack on Iorwerth's camp to keep him occupied while the city would be regrown, and immediately began to march northwards with his army. Upon seeing the incoming attack, Lord Iorwerth called back all Death Guard and a large battle broke out between the two armies. The eight elves and the adventurer then entered the Grand Library and began to chant the seed of Prifddinas, but shadows appeared and attacked them. They were defeated and the elves continued to chant. However, the activation of the seals inside the library and the many deaths from the Iorwerths' battle against the Tyras Army provided the Dark Lord with enough power to leave his prison.[35] The Dark Lord appeared in the library and began to attack the adventurer with his shadows, but the elves were nonetheless able to chant the seed further, weakening him as light passed through his body.

Lord Iorwerth is killed by the Dark Lord.

Needing more death energy, the Dark Lord summoned Lord Iorwerth and killed him, in addition to revealing he had also devoured the soul of King Lathas. Fuelled with the deaths of two powerful leaders, the Dark Lord regained power and continued his attacks. However, the light created by the elves proved too much for him and he died himself. Prifddinas was then fully restored and opened to other races as well.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 May 2015 (Update):
    • Lord Iorwerth in Prifddinas will once again respond to Treasure Trail clues.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After Regicide and before Plague's End, Lord Iorwerth continues to be found in the Elf Camp. His dialogue changes based on whether the player is wearing no Mourner gear, full Mourner gear without additional items (non-regulation gear), or full Mourner gear with additional items.
  • His name is derived from Iorwerth, a once rather common Welsh name which translates to "Fair lord" or "Handsome lord".
Predecessor Title Successor
Lady Iorwerth (eventually) Leader of the Iorwerth Clan Iestin Edern

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ The Book of Seren, RuneScape. "Even still, with sadness and shame in her heart, she would not abandon us completely. She instead chose to wane, exploding in a shower of light and crystal, scattering herself throughout the forest. The green god wept - believing her to be gone - and then he left."
  2. ^ Dark Lord, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "I was a part of her! She case me out! In the God Wars I saw billions die. I could not leave my elves like the other gods left their races. I shattered myself into crystals to remain with them. But I was at war with myself. The rest of Seren banished the part of her fascinated by death - the part you see now."
  3. ^ Arianwyn, "Mourning's End Part II (The Temple of Light)", RuneScape. "The Temple was created thousands of years ago, to protect an altar that dates back to a time before we walked this land. This altar has certain powers over life."
  4. ^ Lady Hefin, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "A darkness about which Seren warned our ancestors when she shattered herself at the end of the God Wars. It dwells beneath the mountains, attracted to the power of the Death altar. One of my predecessors designed the Temple to contain that darkness, and the other clans helped us to build it."
  5. ^ Eastern discovery, RuneScape. "In matters of history it is always best to understand some background to the subject you are studying, so we shall have a brief explanation of 'The break out'. After centuries of isolated development, after the god wars, it was decided that the Elven domain needed to expand. With their backs to the sea, there was only one way to go; East. After many years of hard work, a pass over the mountains was created."
  6. ^ Mod John A. "Lore Campfire - Q&A." 17 April 2014. RuneScape Lore Discussion Forums.
  7. ^ Settlement of the East, RuneScape. "Although the Goblin races were busy guarding their backs to the south and did not have the resources to start a war on two fronts, this did not stop them from forays for supplies into the Elven lands. (...) Within a few decades of 'The break out', the Elves had created many thriving settlements and a vast network of roads, despite the constant raiding from the Goblins."
  8. ^ Settlement of the East, RuneScape. "After the Cadarn family had secured the new realm, the other clans, seeing how much wealth was coming over Arandar were quick to join them in the new realm. This was a time of great prosperity and profit for the Elves, Gnomes and Humans alike. New trade agreements were being created with the Gnomes and Humans. Soon new Elven settlements started to be created."
  9. ^ The Great Divide, written by Cerridwyn, RuneScape. "[Adwr] told us of the chaos he had seen; Elves killing Elves in the streets of Prifddinas and the seizing of the 'Tower of Voices' by clan Iorwerth, their forces denying access to all those not of their bloodline."
  10. ^ The Great Divide, written by Cerridwyn, RuneScape. "[...] Baxtorian quoted the 'Cerddi', telling all those present that 'Only together as the eight clans can we hope to survive in this hostile new world'. He then pledged clan Cadarn to stop the madness that had befallen Prifddinas and so started the Baxtorian campaign."
  11. ^ Book on Baxtorian, RuneScape. "When their homeland in the far west was plunged into chaos by dark forces, Baxtorian left on a dangerous campaign that lasted for five years. He survived to return to this land, but found his people slaughtered and his wife taken by the enemy."
  12. ^ Book on Baxtorian, RuneScape. "After years of searching for his love he finally gave up and returned to the home he made for Glarial under the Baxtorian Waterfall. Once he entered he never returned."
  13. ^ Cadarn lineage, RuneScape. "With the death of Baxtorian Cadarn and his sons not yet of age to rule, the elven clan returned to Tirannwn leaderless."
  14. ^ a b Report, "Within the Light", RuneScape. "Many believe the city lost, but the truth is that most of it was reverted to crystal seed form long ago. With the fear of impending attacks from the east and the Dark Lord, many elders sacrificed what power they had to revert the city."
  15. ^ Arianwyn, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "I vowed not to use my title until I had led my clan out of exile and back into Prifddinas."
  16. ^ Head Mourner, "Mourning's End Part II (The Temple of Light)", RuneScape. "The original aim of the Death Guard was to secure a foothold in the east, in preparation for 'His' arrival."
  17. ^ Arianwyn, "Mourning's End Part II (The Temple of Light)", RuneScape. "I doubt very much if any of the death guard would ever venture into the underground pass. A great many of them died down there at one time, in a huge battle, now they fear to enter."
  18. ^ King Lathas, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "I would help Lord Iorwerth defeat the other elven clans by summoning the Dark Lord, and he would help me get rid of Tyras and conquer Camelot. My father, King Ulthas, ruled all of Kandarin - including Camelot, and both halves of the city of Ardougne. I am his eldest son - all of Kandarin should have been my birthright. Then another so-called king, Arthur, arrived out of nowhere, with his knights and their round table. He claimed to be from another world but I don't believe that. My father kicked the Sinclairs - good, loyal subjects - out of their castle, and gave it to this new king. Not only that - he then declared that the kingdom should be split between me and my idiot younger brother, Tyras. I could not stand by and let the kingdom be fragmented. When I ascended to my half-throne, I made it my mission to unify my father's kingdom under my rule. Lord Iorwerth promised to help me with that."
  19. ^ a b Head Mourner, "Mourning's End Part II (The Temple of Light)", RuneScape. "That fool King think we are here as his ally, we duped him into thinking that Iban was enough of a threat that he let us setup here. Lathas even thinks 'He' will help him dispose of the Knights of Camelot."
  20. ^ Head Mourner, "Mourning's End Part II (The Temple of Light)", RuneScape. "The plague was actually fabricated by King Lathas', to justify the building of the city wall. But it has also worked in our favour too. We help him keep the people of Ardougne believing in the plague, but now after the discovery we have bigger fish to fry here."
  21. ^ Bravek, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "What could I do? People who ask questions always seem to be the next to die of plague. It's best not to even think about it. Once you've had a few drinks you can believe that the plague is real and the Mourners are here to make us all better."
  22. ^ Head Mourner, "Mourning's End Part I", RuneScape. "Not long after we convinced Lathas that it was a good idea to let us run West Ardougne, we found evidence that somewhere under the mountains to the west there is a place of ancient power. We have been using those we take from the city to help us dig down to it. Unfortunately we have opened up a few old caverns infested with beasts."
  23. ^ King Lathas, "Biohazard", RuneScape. "Their King, Tyras, journeyed out to the West on a voyage of discovery. But he was captured by the Dark Lord. The Dark Lord agreed to spare his life, but only on one condition... that he would drink from the Chalice of Eternity. The chalice corrupted him. He joined forces with the Dark Lord, the embodiment of pure evil, banished all those years ago... And so I erected this wall, not just to protect my people, but to protect all the people of Runescape."
  24. ^ Lord Iorwerth, "Regicide", RuneScape. "I understand you’ve been sent here to rid us of that criminal Tyras. I offer my full support. Unfortunately all my troops are hunting down a group of renegade elves, but you should find one of our trackers by Tyras' old camp."
  25. ^ Head Mourner, "Mourning's End Part I", RuneScape. "Not long after we convinced Lathas that it was a good idea to let us run West Ardougne, we found evidence that somewhere under the mountains to the west there is a place of ancient power. [...] A book recently found tells us of a temple built by the early Elven settlers. The temple was made around an altar of unknown origin. All we know about the altar is that it gives us access to some very powerful magic."
  26. ^ Jagex. Mod John A's Twitter account. 15 August 2014. (Archived from the original on 7 September 2014.) Mod John A: "They eventually got past the dark beasts, off-screen between quests. It was only a matter of time."
  27. ^ Mayor of Prifddinas, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "I know there's a rumour that his plan failed when the Temple of Light's defences came back on, but it was only a minor setback. The details of his new plan are right here on my desk."
  28. ^ Iestin Edern, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "It's in the plan: 'large-scale conversion of quasi-elf resources into necromantic power'. [...] 'Quasi-elf resources' are the humans that the Deathguard are controlling in West Ardougne. Converting them into necromantic power - that means killing them all in a magical ritual. Lord Iorwerth wants to summon the 'Dark Lord' in order to use its power to re-grow Prifddinas. [...] Lord Iorwerth's initial plan was to summon the Dark Lord using the Temple of Light, but he had to abandon that plan when the temple's defences started working again. It looks like he's now abandoned the Temple of Light plan and is going to summon the Dark Lord using its association with death - by killing a large number of humans."
  29. ^ Head Mourner, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "We were going to find the Temple of Light and corrupt it, to summon the Dark Lord... but when the Temple's defences came online, that became impossible. Lord Iorwerth's new command was that we should prepare to kill the entire population of West Ardougne in one event. He left its execution to my discretion. My plan was to herd everyone into a cavern and then collapse the roof."
  30. ^ King Lathas, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "It was a blessing! The end of the tedious plague hoax, and a way to get rid of some useless excess population. I was going to remake West Ardougne as a grand formal garden for the use of myself and my court! Much better than the eyesore it is now."
  31. ^ Iestin Edern, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "The city of Prifddinas - the real one, not the temporary camp up those stairs - is stored in the Grand Library in the form of a giant crystal seed. Lord Iorwerth asked me to find a way to re-grow the city without the other seven leaders. He says he'll provide a source of magical power, and he wants me to prepare the crystal to receive that power."
  32. ^ Arianwyn, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "The humans of West Ardougne are oppressed, but they're not completely broken. With the right prompting, they could overthrow the Deathguard."
  33. ^ Sir Edmond, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "I'll take things from here. I'll make sure we clear the Mourners out of West Ardougne."
  34. ^ Iestin Edern, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "Lord Iorwerth's Prifddinas would be dominated by the Iorwerth clan. Elves of other clans would be second-class citizens at best, and he could use the city as a base from which to conquer the human lands. If we were to re-grow the city first, using the power of the eight clans rather than the power of the Dark Lord, the city would be under our control. We could make it into its old self - a city shared between the eight clans."
  35. ^ Jagex. Mod John A's Twitter account. 12 August 2014. (Archived from the original on 7 September 2014.) Mod John A: "Power when you started activating the seals helped it leave, as did deaths when Tyras attacked Iorwerth."