Morvran

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Morvran Iorwerth is the nephew of the late Lord Iorwerth. He can be found in the Iorwerth Clan district of Prifddinas, and acts as the second highest level slayer master in the game, requiring 85 Slayer, a combat level of 120, and completion of Plague's End. He offers the second hardest slayer assignments in the game and also runs the Rush of Blood D&D.

Players can easily reach Morvran by teleporting to the Iorwerth district of Prifddinas via a crystal teleport seed, a ferocious ring, or a Slayer cape or by teleporting to Prifddinas via the Lodestone Network and walking south-west.

He appears during Regicide quest but attempting to talk to him results in "Nothing interesting happens."

History[edit | edit source]

During the Elven Civil War, he was Head of Intelligence for the Iorwerth Clan and, along with Essyllt, led a warband whose duty was to assassinate enemies.[1] He is very skilled at slaying, as he states that he can kill any beast if he wanted to with ease.[2] Morvran makes his first appearance in Regicide. When the adventurer exits the Underground Pass, a member of the elf resistance known as Idris attempts to ask them what they are doing in elven lands. Morvran and Essyllt ambush and kill Idris, and tell the player to speak to Lord Iorwerth before disappearing into the woods.

When the war ended and Lord Iorwerth was killed by the Dark Lord, Morvran relinquished his position as next-in-line for lordship, allowing Iestin Edern to lead the Iorwerth clan. He stated that it was unconventional, but necessary for the clan.[3] During his travels in the war, he met Kuradal. Kuradal taught Morvran many things about the rest of the world, and in return, Morvran taught her secrets that were closed off from the rest of the world. He also decided to become a slayer master, as he was impressed with her talent.[4] The two are on fairly good terms, as Kuradal supplies Morvran the monsters for his dungeon.[5]

Despite knowing that the war was unjustified, he states that he was just doing his job.[6] He claims that his targets were all of military value and never resorted to the use of torture.[7]

During The Light Within, Morvran reluctantly grants the adventurer access to his dungeon so the adventurer can enter the Grand Library to retrieve the Seren shard of darkness.

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 Morvran after completing Smoking Kills will grant:

  • 20 Slayer points for a normal task
  • 100 for every 10th task
  • 300 for every 50th task

This means that an average of 32 points is earned per task in each 50-task set, resulting in a total of 1600 points.

For obtaining the of the Iorwerth title, a player must successfully complete eight dark beast Slayer tasks assigned by Morvran. Co-op dark beast assignments will count, as well as tasks obtained with the helm of darkness; however, players cannot use a dark beast enhancer or helm of darkness while on a co-op task. Both players must have the same task before getting into a co-op or both players must have no task to be able to receive a co-op assignment.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

  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. ^ This is the level required to be assigned them as a task. Players also need 90 Dungeoneering to access the Kal'gerion dungeon
  10. ^ a b Only after completing Fate of the Gods and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  11. ^ Only after completing Children of Mah and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  12. ^ Only after completing Ritual of the Mahjarrat and Fate of the Gods.
  13. ^ Only after completing Dishonor Among Thieves.
  14. ^ Only after completing While Guthix Sleeps and paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  15. ^ Only after completing The Branches of Darkmeyer.

Slayer challenge[edit | edit source]

Morvran offers a unique Slayer challenge occasionally. There is no penalty for refusing this challenge. Morvran's challenge is for the player to slay the following bosses once each:

Upon killing each boss the player will acquire dark crystals in their inventory. These debuff the player, by reducing their damage dealt and amount healed or increasing the damage that the player takes, for the remaining bosses. Although the crystals can be banked, the player must carry all collected crystals while killing the remaining bosses or they will not progress through the challenge. It is therefore advised to tackle harder bosses first and finish with easier bosses.

Once the last boss is killed, the crystals will be sent straight to Morvran, and the player will be rewarded with 50,000 Slayer experience and 45 Slayer points (if the quest Smoking Kills is completed), along with usual points from the player's current completed tasks. Each completion of Morvran's challenge increases the cap of black crystals obtainable at once by one.

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.

For Morvran, assuming all possible assignments are available, = 441.

Dungeon[edit | edit source]

Main article: Morvran's Dungeon
Morvran, watching slayers within his dungeon.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Gallery[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 17 September 2018 (Update):
    • A typo when asking Morvran about tips on fighting Airut as your slayer task has now been corrected.
  • patch 9 April 2018 (Update):
    • Checking charges on the slayer helm now mentions teleports that are available to Morvran if the requirements are met.
  • ninja 26 May 2015 (Update):
    • Pillars around Morvran have been altered and some blocking removed, allowing players to speak to him without having to run around the outer edge.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • Morvran has been added to 'NPC Contact' lunar spell.
  • patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • Morvran will now always give 20 slayer points after completing a task.
    • It is no longer possible to teleport to Morvran using the slayer helmet teleport function without first unlocking the ability to do so.
  • patch 29 September 2014 (Update):
    • Morvran no longer refers to Rush of Blood lasting for 15 minutes instead of 10.
    • Morvran will now assign strykewyrm and jadinko tasks via a slayer mask correctly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the release of Plague's End, Morvran's examine text was "An elven warrior." He has the same one as Essyllt now.
  • The word Morvran is made up of the Middle Welsh words mawr, meaning "big", and brân, meaning "crow". The name is parallel to the Celtic spelling, Morfran, with only the f changed to a v. The Older Welsh usage is likely due to Jagex's usual use of the Welsh language in most of the elven names in the game. Morvran is often depicted in Welsh mythology as a dark, demon-like character that is very ugly.
  • In his warbands gear, both his eyes can be seen intact through his visor.
  • If attempting to talk to Morvran in his warbands gear, a standard "Nothing interesting happens." message is shown.
  • When assigned elves as a Slayer task from him, Morvran's tip will state that he does not advocate the slaying of his brethren. He will instead encourage the player to fight the warriors located around Prifddinas, as they enjoy being tested in combat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "I looked up to my uncle; it was he who appointed me as our clan's Head of Intelligence. It was my duty to amass knowledge of our enemies - their strengths and weaknesses - and how best to defeat them. I was also in charge of interrogations and assassinations."
  2. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "Oh, I could easily kill any beast if I so desired. I've certainly done plenty of it in my time."
  3. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "There is need of someone such as I to ensure the safety of all the clans, the Clan Iorwerth needs a leader with a more... palatable outlook. This is why I have waived my right of lordship over to lestin. He is an unconventional choice, but a necessary one."
  4. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "In my travels, I made the acquaintance of a lovely young lady by the name of Kuradal. She taught me much about the wider world, and I her about the many mysteries of this world closed off to her. She is a remarkable woman. I found myself fascinated by her and what she does, and so I decided to turn my talents and knowledge towards slaying."
  5. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "Since the regrowing of Prifddinas, I've tasked the lovely Kuradal to supply me with creatures for my... collection."
  6. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "Look, I was never a fan of that whole Dark Lord business... But as an Iorwerth, I am duty-bound to my lord. We take duty seriously, something the other clans are less concerned over... I cannot speak for the actions of others, but I always ensured that my own actions - my orders - were just. Within any war, each individual must draw their own lines. I can hold my head high knowing I remained true to my beliefs."
  7. ^ Morvran, "Plague's End", RuneScape. "All of my targets were of military value, never civilians or innocents, and I never once resorted to the use of torture."
  8. ^ 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!"
  9. ^ Jagex. Mod Daze's Twitter account. 7 August 2018. Mod Daze: "Talk to the guy on the surface and it should unlock then"
  10. ^ Jagex. Mod Daze's Twitter account. 25/07/2017. Mod Daze: "10 for gemstone"
  11. ^ Mod Ramen. Reddit. 26/09/2017. "These creatures have a task weight of 12"*
  12. ^ Mod Iago. Reddit. 8/01/2018. "Stalker Creatures have a task weighting of 8 from both Slayer Masters."*