Lord Milton

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Not to be confused with Milton the Miller.

Lord Milton was a Lord of the Kinshra first featured in the first RuneScape novel, Betrayal at Falador, though he is unnamed in the novel. He succeeded Lord Shadwell in the year 163 of the Fifth Age.[1]

Shortly after the incident, Sir Amik Varze of the White Knights, who had become steward of Asgarnia due to King Vallance's illness, declared that the Kinshra were no longer to have any political power in Asgarnia.[2] Milton responded by declaring war on Falador, to which his Commander Daquarius proceeded to attack the White Knights, although the battle ended in a stalemate.[3]

Because he was unable to make any progress in furthering the Kinshra's movements in Asgarnia, he was extremely unpopular amongst the order. In 164, he was assassinated by Commander Sulla, who first poisoned him and then forced the slave to whom he held romantic feelings take his life.[4] His death would herald the Lordship of Sulla and the War of 164.[5]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Milton's name may be a reference to the seventeenth-century-poet John Milton, for he succeeded Lord Shadwell, who shares name with a contemporary poet named Thomas Shadwell.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Sir Owen, "The Death of Chivalry", RuneScape. "Lord Shadwell's reign ended in Year 163 of the Fifth Age. He was suceeded by Lord Milton, and then shortly after by Lord Sulla in Year 164."
  2. ^ Varrock Museum, display 33, RuneScape. "5th Age - yr 162–163. The old king of Asgarnia, King Vallance, falls very ill. The White Knights took advantage of this and began to take control of Falador and Asgarnia for themselves."
  3. ^ Varrock Museum, display 33, RuneScape. "Year 163, 5th Age - The two sides engaged in a big battle to the north of Falador—however, both sides were fairly evenly matched, and retreated to their fortresses to build up their forces and devise plans to crush the other, once and for all."
  4. ^ Betrayal at Falador, RuneScape. "It was Sulla. He had orchestrated this man's murder as only Sulla knew how-totally without pity, using a loved one as the instrument of death, corrupting someone who had been trusted. The dying lord of the Kinshra noted Sulla gesture toward his mistress. [...] The woman stepped forward, a pillow grasped tightly in her hands, her knuckles white from the grip. With a cry she forced it over his face, holding it as tightly as she could, ignoring his muffled words. Her weeping grew louder in contrast to her lover's efforts, which began to weaken and finally ceased altogether."
  5. ^ Betrayal at Falador, RuneScape. "He was now the lord of the Kinshra, and he would make certain the world knew it."
Predecessor Title Successor
Lord Shadwell Lord of the Kinshra Lord Sulla