Major Mary Rancour is a high ranking member of the Burthorpe Imperial Guard. She has fought for many years in the Burthorpe–Troll Country War, having suffered grievous injuries and lost her husband and two sons. She is heavily scarred from all the fighting. She can be found in Burthorpe, just south of Commander Denulth. She played a vital role in the Troll Warzone tutorial, aiding aspiring adventurers and conducting them into the Order of the Talon for their aid.
She oversees the combatants and guards of Burthorpe, watching the troll path from the wall at the north east area. She can give aspiring adventurers combat training advice and suggestions, and if asked will also give out five Varrock teleports, Falador teleports, Attack potion (4), Strength potion (4), Defence potion (4), Prayer potion (4), as well as a steel full helm, one time only. She can also replace lost dwarven army axes.
Major Mary Rancour defending Burthorpe
Kindred Spirits and Mega May[edit | edit source]
In one of Meg's cases, the Major was abducted in broad daylight during a combat drill. Major Nigel Corothers took her place. He revealed that the whole area went dark despite the time, thus meaning none of the soldiers saw anything. He directed the adventurer to search for clues.
This case was a teaser for the quest Kindred Spirits, setting up her involvement in the story.
Major Rancour was one of four hostages taken by Sliske, alongside Meg, Linza and Brother Samwell, in order to force the World Guardian into playing his games involving the Barrows brothers. He executed Brother Samwell then used the other three to motivate the World Guardian, torturing them for the World's Guardian's failures. During a brief period where Sliske's attention was turned elsewhere, she expressed bitter resentment of the World Guardian, as their presence made her work all that much harder and less appreciated, and even caused the soldiers under her command to neglect their duty.
After Sliske revealed Linza's treachery and turned her into a Barrows wight, she fled through a collapsing tunnel, escaping with Meg and the World Guardian.
Major Rancour was summoned to Seren's council in early 13 May 2019.
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- patch 5 October 2020 (Update):
- Major Mary Rancour's chatbox head now looks less distorted.
- ^ Major Mary Rancour, "Kindred Spirits", RuneScape. "I lost my husband and two sons to the trolls. I have broken every bone in my body fighting those monsters. I've grown old and grey before my time and for what?"
- ^ Major Nigel Corothers, "Meg's cases/Guide#Robber from the Darkness - Part 6", RuneScape. "The troops were having some downtime and the Major was here planning some drills when the whole area went dark."
- ^ Major Mary Rancour, "Kindred Spirits", RuneScape. "Sliske captures a magic stone, the gods return and now nobody cares about monsters killing villagers in Burthorpe. And even if they do, they turn to the 'World Guardian'. Not Major Rancour, who bled and struggled to keep them safe. I caught two guards the other day; both of them were slacking off in their duty. I reprimanded them, and do you know what they said? 'It's fine, Player will take care of any trolls that get through."