On 3 July 2013, a portal similar to a black hole appeared behind the Lumbridge Castle. With it, a portal expert is studying it. According to her, it may be a portal that is created by gods to travel, or alternatively a by product of Guthix's death - both of which to some extent is true, Zamorak arrived through the portal searching for Divine Tears - the by product of Guthix's death. There are also other characters, observing the portal and giving their thoughts on it. It was a teaser for the Battle of Lumbridge World Event.
On 11 July 2013, the portal increased in size. Additional NPCs were added to the area and some of the original NPC's dialogue altered to reflect the portal's size change.
On 17 July 2013 the portal increased in size once again, with cracks appearing in the ground around it. Five new NPCs arrived; a second H.A.M. Member, an Elf, two village children, and a Gnome. Dialogue was also added to existing NPCs. Also, the Portal Expert tells you that the portal is similar to the portals the Gods used to make to go to different dimensions. The ground below the portal appears to be covered in fissures filled with a green liquid which is believed to be the Divine tears.
The portal and surrounding NPCs during its first week.
The portal and surrounding NPCs during its second week. It has grown bigger and greener.
The portal and surrounding NPCs during its third week. It has grown bigger and greener still.
The remains of the portal, after it briefly disappeared.
The portal with bloom on.
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- Later on the day it was released, it was briefly replaced by a formation of rocks, and all NPCs in the area disappeared, though they soon returned. It is unknown whether or not this was a glitch, and if not, why it disappeared.