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Obanak is an oni warlord active in the Wushanko Isles. During the Tetsu-Oni story voyage in the player-owned port, he is discovered to be terrorising Ai Jei in search of gunpowder.[1] Sojobo and Shanao then set out to stop him, and are eventually successful in defeating him.[2] He is later discovered to have been aided in his attack by a Purist known as Benkei in exchange for weapons, which included tetsu oni clubs.[3]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Obanak" backwards is spelled "kanabo". In Japanese folklore, kanabō is a mythical weapon often carried by oni.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ The Tengu, "Tetsu-Oni", RuneScape. "[...] I have heard rumours that the oni warlord, Obanak, is terrorising the island of Ai Jei. No doubt he seeks gunpowder, with which to wage war. Finally, we shall have our chance to stop him!"
  2. ^ The Tengu, "Tetsu-Oni", RuneScape. "Ahahaha, what a battle! Obanak was a worthy foe, but he stood no chance. His reign of terror is over."
  3. ^ The Tengu, "Dove From Above", RuneScape. "It's a Purist plot, alright. The perpetrator is none other than my nemesis, Benkei - an extremist even by Purist standards. He aided Obanak's island assault in exchange for weapons - tetsu oni clubs, no less - and he raised the sky orphan spirits so he could discover the location of the sky orphan's most sacred temple."