The Necrosyrtes are a war-like faction of Dragonkin as opposed to the Dactyl, who started experimenting with offspring and withstand the curse of the Stone of Jas, retaining their sanity. The Necrosyrtes include all Dragonkin that have given into their urge to cause destruction and are often seen taking out their anger on False Users. The Necrosyrtes are most likely responsible for the Dragonkin Conflicts in the Fourth Age. Before being cursed by Jas, the Necrosyrtes were called Syrtes. The other Dragonkin factions are the Nodon and Aughra.
According to Fairy Aeryka, they also smithed dragon armour, known to them as Orikalkum, which is now distributed by the Consortium of Extra-Planar Merchandise Transferral Specialists.
After completion of While Guthix Sleeps a cutscene of the Necrosyrtes, in their Dragonkin Castle, is shown in which they plot to 'bring terror and pain to the small races' due to Lucien using the Stone of Jas.
In Ritual of the Mahjarrat the Necrosyrtes kill, the Guardian of Armadyl, Idria and then, the Mahjarrat, Lucien with the Staff of Armadyl. The Staff of Armadyl is then destroyed and they flee with the shaft of the staff. Afterwards, they then show the player a vision of 'what is to come'. In this vision Draynor Village is destroyed and Sir Tiffy is killed by Strisath. The Dragonkin tell the player that it will 'begin in Edgeville'. After completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat, Edgeville is destroyed but can be repaired in the Rebuilding Edgeville miniquest.
Sliske, the Mahjarrat, tracked down the Necrosyrtes after they obtained the Staff of Armadyl. Sliske found that Strisath had been guarding the shaft. Sliske captured Strisath in the Shadow Realm and then proceeded to repair the staff by attaching another orb made from the shards beneath the Ritual Plateau. Sliske then killed Guthix with the Staff of Armadyl in The World Wakes.
In Hero's Welcome, Sakirth, alongside Strisath and Kalibath, siphoned V's energy into the captured Dactyl Dragonkin: Tarshak. This was accomplished via use of the Elder Mirror. Tarshak eventually became corrupted and transformed into the Abomination. After the player defeated Tarshak, the Necrosyrtes and Dactyl had a fight in Tarshak's sanctum. The Necrosyrtes returned the Elder Mirror to the vault, where it was later taken by Kerapac. Kerapac then used the Elder Mirror to destroy the Stone of Jas in Sliske's Endgame.
With the destruction of the Stone of Jas by the Dactyl Dragonkin Kerapac, the Necrosyrtes have been freed of the curse. It is unknown what happened to them after its destruction as they have yet to make an appearance after Sliske's Endgame.
Known Necrosyrtes[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Dragonkin concept art for Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Necrosyrtes is a genus of vulture, a reference to the Dragonkin, since they used to be physically similar to vultures before their graphical update.
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Jagex. RuneFest 2013 lore session: Celebrating Story Mod Rowley RuneFest 3 recording, 2 November 2013.
- ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne Official lore livestream, 21 August 2013.
- ^ Fairy Aeryka, RuneScape. "[Dragon metal] would have to be old since it all comes from the Necrosyrtes. [They are] old and powerful creatures. I don't think there have been any around here for aeons."