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Prifddinas (/prɪvˈθnəs/ prive-THEE-nuss)[1] is the greatest city of the elves and the capital city of Tirannwn. It is located just north of Isafdar. The city is the oldest surviving settlement on Gielinor, being created in the First Age, and is made entirely of crystal. Due to the Elven Civil War, the entire city was reverted to crystal seed form, but is reformed during the Plague's End quest. As such, Plague's End is a requirement to visit the city.

The first time a player approaches the reformed Prifddinas, the path will be lined by seven of the elven clan leaders, with Arianwyn waiting at the gate. Upon speaking to Arianwyn, a cutscene will play showing the Tower of Voices growing and the elven citizens going about their daily business.

The city acts as a high-level hub, with each section of the city containing different skilling areas, including some of the best skilling areas in the game. It also has two Grand Exchanges, one in the Tower of Voices and another in the Max Guild, as well as various other features which make it a prime area for players.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Quest requirements[edit | edit source]

  • The city can only be accessed after completing Plague's End.
  • Additionally, players must first enter on foot before any teleportation methods can be used.

Level requirements[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The southern entrance to Prifddinas

On foot[edit | edit source]

  • Tirannwn lodestone teleport, then run north out of Isafdar forest, across the river, and into the southern entrance of the city
  • From Arandar Pass (accessible with the Sixth-Age circuit teleport to the World Gate, the Book of Char teleport, or the Eagles' Peak lodestone), run along the pass west to the eastern entrance of the city

Teleports to the Tower of Voices[edit | edit source]

Teleports to specific areas[edit | edit source]

Transportation networks[edit | edit source]

  • Fairy ring djs is located in the Amlodd district
  • A gnome glider is located at the northernmost point of the city
  • A spirit tree is located in the Crwys district (must have 89 Farming and speak to Glouron before this tree will accept incoming teleports)

Features[edit | edit source]

The main gate of Prifddinas.

The city is built over a large crater, and is mostly formed from the shattered crystal of Seren's beings, built by the eight Elven Clans. The city was initially constructed after the elves arrived in Gielinor from Tarddiad during the First Age. It was divided into eight equally sized districts, one for each of the clans who helped build the city. Seren gave each clan a shard of her being to craft into clan towers which remain a prominent feature of the city. Each district has two primary skills associated with it, and the clan the district belongs to, which dictates the various training methods and activities found within. Certain districts have training methods not typically associated with their clans, such as the Meilyr Clan having Dungeoneering and Herblore-related methods, the Trahaearn Clan having Mining and Smithing-related methods, and the Ithell Clan having Crafting and Construction-related methods.

A feature known as the Voice of Seren can affect two districts at a time, changing which two it affects every hour. It provides a number of benefits, such as increased experience and an increased chance for golden rocks and crystal implings. The districts it is currently benefiting can be seen by the symbols in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Tower of Voices[edit | edit source]

The Tower of Voices

The Tower of Voices is found in the centre of the city, and serves as the main hub. It has several features:

  • A lodestone is located in the very centre of tower; activating it provides easy access to the city.
  • Two Grand Exchange clerks and one banker can each be found in the north-western and south-eastern corners of the tower.
  • Three portals can be found on the north-eastern balcony that directly access Clan Citadels, Player-owned ports and Daemonheim (along with a right-click option to Talsar for the Sinkholes D&D).
  • A staircase, located north of the tower's eastern entrance, leads to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Tower, which contains a memoriam device where you can review the memoriam crystals found across Prifddinas. A fragment of the spirit of Seren is located on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the tower, which can be used to unlock some of the various titles in Prifddinas.
  • A tree patch for planting a crystal acorn to grow a crystal tree is found on the south-eastern balcony; this rewards the player with 50,000 Farming experience.
  • Rhobert Dail, who decants potion flasks, can be found east of the tower's southern entrance.
  • Dilwyn, who runs a loyalty shop, can be found west of the tower's southern entrance.
  • Ianto, who stores Treasure Hunter and holiday items, similar to Diango in Draynor Village, can be found on the south-western balcony of the tower.
  • The golden Statue of Rhiannon is found just south of the tower's western entrance, watched over by Auron Ithell. It acts similarly to Shattered Heart.
  • Challenge Mistress Heriau, who can be found north of the tower's western entrance, gives out Daily Challenges similar to Challenge Mistress Fara.
  • An everlasting bonfire is located on the north-western balcony. Stoking the permanent bonfire will grant a health boost that lasts longer than normal. Maple logs will last 39 minutes as opposed to 36, and protean logs last 72 minutes instead of 66. This bonfire will grant the same amount of experience as a regular bonfire with five or more players contributing to it, even if you are the only one using it. Similar to a portable brazier, using this bonfire grants the player a small chance of saving a log.

Crwys (Farming and Woodcutting)[edit | edit source]

The Crwys district of the city

The Crwys Clan is located north-east of the Tower of Voices, off the eastern path. It is primarily based on the Farming and Woodcutting skills, and is led by Lord Crwys. It features:

  • Crwys workers to pickpocket at 97 Thieving can be found scattered around the district.
  • The Crwys herald can be found in the Crwys tower, and sells the Clan Crwys cape.
  • An elder tree patch, usable at 90 Farming, can be found in the north eastern part of the district. It is watched over by Sior and Afenen. When farmed for the first time it will unlock the "of the Crwys" title.
  • A spirit tree, watched over by Glouron the gnome can be found to the south east. Talking to Glouron with 89 Farming after completing The Prisoner of Glouphrie unlocks the ability to plant three spirit trees at once and the ability to teleport to the Prifddinas spirit tree. If you plant three spirit trees and then talk to him again, he will give a one time farming XP lamp worth 50,000 XP in Farming.
  • Four magic trees can be found to the east of the Tower of Voices and five yew trees can be found on the platform directly north of it.
  • Lord Crwys and a bank chest can be found on the north western platform, in addition to a number of other features.
  • A greenhouse can be found in the south west, which contains ivy growing on the walls around it.
    • Coeden the ent can also be found in the greenhouse, and runs a farming shop selling seeds and saplings.
  • A bush patch and a herb patch can be found to the north east, watched over by Briallen and Eirlys. A compost bin can also be found nearby. Note that Briallen can not be paid to watch over the herb patch, he only watches the bush patch.

Cadarn (Magic and Ranged)[edit | edit source]

The Cadarn district of the city

The Cadarn Clan is located south-east of the Tower of Voices, off the eastern path. It is primarily based on the Magic and Ranged skills, and is led by Arianwyn. It features:

  • Cadarn rangers and magi can be found scattered across the district, and can be fought for combat experience. They are primarily found training near some archery targets in the south of the district. They are capable of using abilities.
    • Defeat 1,000 of them and the player will unlock the of the Cadarn title.
  • Cadarn workers which can be pickpocketed at 93 Thieving can be found scattered around. Loot includes sharks, coins and more.
  • The Cadarn herald and Arianwyn can be found within the Cadarn tower. The herald sells the Clan Cadarn cape.
  • A battlestaff shop, owned by Haf, can be found just north of the archery targets.
    • An Elven grimoire can be found within Haf's shop, which can swap between normal and Ancient Magicks spellbooks, and between normal prayers and Ancient Curses. The grimoire will provide a persistent boost to Defence, Magic, and Ranged when used and will either drain or restore your prayer depending on how it is used. If you swap your spellbook your prayer will be drained, but if you swap your prayer it will be restored. If you have completed the hard Fremennik achievements you can switch to and from the Lunar spellbook as well without draining your prayer points.
  • A fountain containing The Tears of Seren for recharging dragonstone jewellery can be found outside Haf's shop, which acts similarly to the Fountain of Heroes in the Heroes' Guild and the Totem Pole in the Legends' Guild.
  • A flax field, a loom and a spinning wheel can be found in the north-east, just north of the Max Guild.
  • The Max Guild is found in the southeast, and has a number of features detailed on its own page.

Trahaearn (Mining and Smithing)[edit | edit source]

The Trahaearn district of the city

The Trahaearn Clan is located south-east of the Tower of Voices, off the southern path near the southern entrance to Prifddinas. It is primarily based on the Mining and Smithing skills, and is led by Lady Trahaearn. It features:

Iorwerth (Melee and Slayer)[edit | edit source]

The Iorwerth district of the city

The Iorwerth Clan is located south-west of the Tower of Voices, off the southern path near the southern entrance to Prifddinas. It is primarily based on the Melee and Slayer skills, and is led by their new lord, Iestin Edern. It features:

  • Iorwerth workers to pickpocket at 91 Thieving can be found scattered around the district.
  • Iorwerth scouts and Iorwerth guards to fight against can be found scattered around the district.
  • The Iorwerth herald can be found within the clan tower, and sells the Clan Iorwerth cape.
  • Morvran, a slayer master requiring at least 85 Slayer and a combat level of 120 can be found in the north-eastern part of the district. Morvran assigns the same tasks Kuradal assigns, with some unpopular tasks removed (such as living rock creatures) and the addition of elves. He can also extend the number of creatures assigned and can assign his Hall of Fame challenge.
    • Completing 8 dark beast tasks assigned by Morvran will unlock the "of the Iorwerth" title.
    • Rush of Blood, a weekly D&D run by Morvran where the player must survive endless waves of monsters for ten minutes, can be accessed by going down the cage next to Morvran. It includes four difficulty levels with different requirements for each difficulty. This D&D unlocks a number of titles.
      • You can obtain a one-time Slayer XP lamp worth 50,000 Slayer XP by completing wave 20 in any difficulty on a trial or reward run of Rush of Blood.
  • A small obelisk to recharge Summoning points can be found next to Morvran.
  • The Iorwerth Manor is found in the south-western part of the district, which contains Iestin Edern and a number of features:
    • A crystal chest with an improved drop table in comparison to the chest in Taverley.
    • An altar that recharges prayer points and gives a persistent boost to Attack, Strength, and Defence while in Prifddinas. Once the player leaves Prifddinas, the following notice is received: "Your boost from the Clan Iorwerth altar has been reset."

Ithell (Crafting and Construction)[edit | edit source]

The Ithell district of the city

The Ithell Clan is located south-west of the Tower of Voices, off the western path. It is primarily based on the Crafting and Construction skills, and is led by Lady Ithell. It features:

Amlodd (Summoning and Divination)[edit | edit source]

The Amlodd district of the city

The Amlodd Clan is located north-west of the Tower of Voices, off the western path. It is primarily based on the Summoning and Divination skills, and is led by Lord Amlodd. It features:

Hefin (Agility and Prayer)[edit | edit source]

The Hefin district of the city

The Hefin Clan is located north-west of the Tower of Voices, off the northern path. It is primarily based on the Agility and Prayer skills, and is led by Lady Hefin. It features:

Meilyr (Dungeoneering and Herblore)[edit | edit source]

The Meilyr district of the city

The Meilyr Clan is located north-east of the Tower of Voices, off the northern path. It is primarily based on the Dungeoneering and Herblore skills, and is led by Lady Meilyr. It features:

Banks[edit | edit source]

  • Tower of Voices (north-west and south-east corners): 2 bankers and 4 Grand Exchange clerks
  • Max Guild: 1 banker and 2 Grand Exchange clerks
  • Bank chests
    • Crwys: north-western corner, west of Lord Crwys
    • Hefin: south-western corner, near start of agility course
    • Iorwerth: inside Morvran's dungeon
    • Ithell: at the clan herald in the clan tower
    • Max Guild: South-west corner near the bonfire
    • Meilyr: south-eastern corner, east of the harmony pillars
    • Trahaearn: at the clan herald in the clan tower
    • Waterfall: at the top, east of the level 95 Fishing spot, next to the Fisherman

History[edit | edit source]

Initial settlement[edit | edit source]

The front gate of the previous incarnation of Prifddinas remains as a monument to not forget the mistakes of the past.

Prifddinas was built by the elves after they were led to Gielinor through the World Gate by their crystalline goddess, Seren, and Guthix, the god of balance, in the First Age. The elves settled in Tirannwn, a large wooded area west of the Galarpos, a mountain range which isolated it from the rest of the continent. The eight Elven Clans constructed their city in a clearing north of the Isafdar forest from the wood of the forests: the city became the hub of the elves' new life on Gielinor. The World Gate remained open to allow travel to and from Tarddiad, however, and was used to bring in more crystal to Gielinor.

The elves peacefully coexisted in Prifddinas, as had been their goddess' intention. Each was given their own district of the city, where they were given a small tower found near edges of the city. In the centre of the city was the Tower of Voices which was carved from a great tree.[2] It would become the site where the Elven Council of Elders convened.

During the remainder of the First, and the Second Age, Prifddinas would remain isolated from the rest of the world. Zaros stole the World Gate from the elves and sent at least one party to the west to gather intelligence about his divine companion, Seren, but this party was ambushed by elves south of Eagles' Peak and did not succeed in reaching the city.

Likewise, the elves were able to defend their territory during the God Wars. During this period, Clan Ithell, led by Lord Berwyn Ithell, constructed a splendid granite wall to fortify the city: stone replaced wood as the main material of construction in the city.[3] Some would leave the safety of Tirannwn and actively fight in Seren's name, while others, most notably the militant Cadarn Clan, successfully warded off any enemies at the Underground Pass.

After Seren's departure[edit | edit source]

Following the end of the wars, the god of balance Guthix put in place the Edicts of Guthix, which banished the warring younger gods from Gielinor. He visited Seren last, who conceded that she was unable to depart from her followers, as doing so would lead to their death: this is due to the Song of Creation which inexplicably tied the souls of the elves to Seren and prevented Seren from departing from the elves for prolonged periods of time, as doing so would lead to illness and eventual death of the elves. Unable to part from her followers, Seren exploded into a shower of crystals. A saddened Guthix then left Tirannwn, leaving the elves without Seren's guidance for the first time in thousands of years. Crystals of Seren were left scattered across the forests of Isafdar. With their understanding of crystal singing, Clan Ithell shaped these crystals to function as the main construction material of the city.[4]

When the Fourth Age commenced, the Break Out occurred amongst the elves and a pass over the Galarpos, Arandar, was built. Many travelled east, exploring the lands that are now Kandarin. Spearheaded by the Cadarn Clan, led by the legendary King Baxtorian, the expedition formed ties with the humans and gnomes in the area, although they failed to form treaties with the Bandosians due to the contemporary Feldip Hills Civil War taking place. Soon, the elves permanently settled in the newly acquired area, marking the creation of the first major elven settlement outside Prifddinas.

Civil War[edit | edit source]

An Iorwerth camp inside the Prifddinas crater
The surface of Prifddinas while reverted to a crystal seed

During the absence of the Cadarn and the other settlers, however, the Iorwerth Clan betrayed the other clans and invaded and occupied Prifddinas. They brutally slaughtered thousands of elves and took full control of the city. Until 1930, the eastern elves had no idea about this. Only the Great Divide prompted the eastern elven elders to send a scouting party to Tirannwn, of which only one elf, Adwr, returned to report the civil war.

In an attempt to restore peace, Baxtorian launched a campaign to liberate the crystal city from Lord Iorwerth's clutches. The elves attempted to recapture the city at the Battle of Prifddinas, which ended disastrously in 1935 with many Cadarn dead. This left the few survivors stranded in Isafdar (notably Lletya, a small, hidden village the refugees erected), where they fought as rebels.

Despite this, King Baxtorian was able to safely evacuate the elven clan elders from the city, who convened in the Grand Library to sing the Ritual of Reversion which resulted in the city being reverted to a crystal seed, its residents frozen in the crystal seed and in time. This forced Lord Iorwerth to settle in a camp outside of its walls, although the Iorwerth also maintained a camp inside the crater, run by the Mayor of Prifddinas. Those outside the city when it was reverted were puzzled about how it was able to completely disappear, but continued to hope that it could somehow be restored.

Regrowth[edit | edit source]

Dwarves attempt to mine into under-city.

In 169 of the Fifth Age, the rebel elves, led by Arianwyn, asked a human adventurer who'd found their way to Tirannwn and had been tricked by Lord Iorwerth and King Lathas to investigate the activities of the mourners in West Ardougne. This led the adventurer to the long-forgotten Temple of Light, whose safeguard they restored to stop the Death Guard, and from there into a collapsed tunnel that leads into the undercity of Prifddinas, near the Grand Library. It was at this point that the rebels realised the city had been reverted to seed by the elders.

The reverted seed of Prifddinas

In the first year of the Sixth Age the Corridor of Light was unblocked, and Arianwyn asked for the adventurer's help to further investigate the activities of Lord Iorwerth. The human, once again disguised as a member of the Death Guard, stole documents from the Mayor of Prifddinas that, once interpreted by the archaeologist Iestin Edern, revealed Iorwerth's newest plan; to use the power of the Dark Lord, fuelled by the mass sacrifice of West Ardougne's population, to regrow Prifddinas. As only the Lord of the Iorwerth Clan would be involved, the resulting city would reflect and favour only the interests of the Iorwerth Clan.

Arianwyn and Iestin decided on a three-fold plan to prevent this. The first stage was to remove the ability to sacrifice the humans of West Ardougne, by sending the human adventurer to incite a rebellion against the Mourners and the king that permitted their activities. This resulted in a revolution which ended with the defeat of King Lathas and the head mourner and the eviction of the entire Death Guard from the city by the Royal Army of Ardougne. The second step was to regrow the city themselves, using the power of all eight founding clans, minus Lord Iorwerth. Arianwyn revealed himself as Lord Cadarn, and Iestin knew enough to take the role of Lord Iorwerth in the ceremony, leaving the adventurer to locate the remaining six elders, who'd gone into hiding to await the day of regrowth shortly after the Battle of Prifddinas. Finally, they convinced General Hining and the Tyras Army to distract Lord Iorwerth and the Death Guard by starting a large battle.

The adventurer successfully collected the hidden elders, after which the eight elves performed the crystal singing ceremony inside the Grand Library to direct their clan seal's power into the seed that formed the heart of the city. Once again the adventurer assisted them in this task, adjusting the mirrors that directed the seals' light, and defending the elders from the Dark Lord, eventually revealed to be a fragment of Seren obsessed with death, who had been summoned in a weakened form due to the activation of the seals and the deaths of Lathas and the combatants in the battle above ground. The restoration of the city weakened the Dark Lord with every step of the ritual, so he eventually summoned Lord Iorwerth and killed him to draw power from his death. However, the adventurer withstood the next wave of his and his minions' attacks, leading to his defeat at the restoration ceremony's completion.

The city began to regrow in a manner favourable to all elves, and the elders announced that they had learned from their former isolation, and as a result the new Prifddinas would be open to all races, including humans and gnomes.

The city also features in The Light Within, as the quest starts with earthquakes in the city while talking to Eluned. During the quest Seren is restored and can be found afterwards in the Tower of Voices.

Titles[edit | edit source]

Many titles can be earned throughout Prifddinas. Some of them are required for the Completionist cape.

Clan/Mod Title Requirements
Trahaearn [Name] of the Trahaearn Mine 100 corrupted ore
Iorwerth [Name] of the Iorwerth Complete 8 dark beast tasks assigned by Morvran
Cadarn [Name] of the Cadarn Defeat 1,000 Cadarn rangers or magi in combat
Crwys [Name] of the Crwys Check the health of an elder tree grown in the Crwys farming patch
Amlodd [Name] of the Amlodd Summon a Light Creature familiar and use an Light Creature scroll (Enlightenment), then talk to Lord Amlodd
Ithell [Name] of the Ithell Craft 100 Crystal flasks
Hefin [Name] of the Hefin Complete 200 laps of the Hefin Agility Course
Meilyr [Name] of the Meilyr Harvest 50 harmony moss from the Harmony pillars
None [Name] the Elven Purchase all 8 Elven clan capes
None Dark Elf [Name] Enter the chamber of Seren on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Tower of Voices and then equip the Clan Iorwerth cape and a weapon then use the newly appeared "Attack" option on Seren
None [Name] of Tarddiad Talk to all 8 clan leaders about their clan
None Lorehound [Name] Collect all 16 numbered Memoriam crystals, all memoriam crystals on Freneskae, and all pages of The Voice of the Elders, and complete all quests. If the title doesn't unlock, try resetting Dimension of Disaster and complete one of the subquests again.
None [Name] of the Naragi Plant a Crystal acorn
None Lord of the Wait [Name] Rest on top of Seren in the Tower of Voices while wearing the Clan Hefin cape (requires 90 Prayer). After The Light Within, instead of resting on top of Seren, the player has to rest before her.
Ithell [Name] the Mourner Equip full Mourner gear and talk to Lady Ithell
None [Name] the Fractured Use any divine energy (except Elder energy) on Seren in the Tower of Voices
None [Name] the Corrupted Use corrupted ore on Seren in the Tower of Voices
Mod Osborne [Name] the Elfborne Use a bacon mound on Seren with a chocolate bar and bread in your inventory
Mod Raven [Name] the Ravensworn Spot all 13 ravens in Prifddinas. Ravens appear every 13 days for 24 hours, spawning at 00:00 UTC. The first raven appeared on 4 October 2014.[t 1]
The last raven spawned 10 days ago on 29 May 2023. The next raven will spawn on 11 June 2023 (in 3 days). (wrong?)
Mod Stu [Name] the Stupendous Make uncooked stew with cooked meat or chicken while wielding a mud pie in Prifddinas
Mod Rowley [Name] the Meandering Take over 10 minutes to finish a lap of the Hefin Agility Course
Iorwerth The Famous [Name] Complete Morvran's slayer challenge
None [Name] the Statuesque Complete the replica Statue of Rhiannon in the Max Guild
Iorwerth The Abyssal [Name] Clear at least 20 waves on the Bronze difficulty or higher of Rush of Blood
Iorwerth The Dark [Name] Clear at least 20 waves on the Silver difficulty or higher of Rush of Blood
Iorwerth The Beast [Name] Clear at least 20 waves on the Gold difficulty or higher of Rush of Blood
Iorwerth Slayer Master [Name] Clear at least 20 waves on the Platinum difficulty of Rush of Blood
Mod Sarah [Name] the Troublesome Equip a Clan Crwys cape while having three cooking apples and three chocolate bars in the inventory, and attempt to take the Memoriam crystal near the bank chest in the Meilyr Clan district, then use the Memoriam crystal (unknown) on the memoriam device in the Tower of Voices.
Crwys [Name] the Coedensworn Equip a splitbark wand, splitbark shield, splitbark gauntlets, splitbark legs, splitbark boots, splitbark body, tribal mask, and Clan Crwys cape and cast either cure plant or fertile soil on Coeden
Mod Hunter [Name] the Hunter/ the Huntress Equip a Larupia hat, Larupia top, Larupia legs, Hunters' crossbow, Long kebbit bolts, and a Strung rabbit foot, and have a Teasing stick in your inventory, then complete the steps mentioned here
Mod Giara Sword Artist [Name] Equip a black longsword and Adamant off hand longsword as a male character with a black Evanstyle hairstyle; perform these poses on the Serenity posts in the following order: Lotus, Bow, Ward, Crane
Mod Campbell [Name] the Challenged Eat 50 bananas while in Prifddinas and while wearing the mime outfit and a fairy banner
Mod Stacey Sneaky [Name] Pickpocket a worker from each of the clans while wearing only the Clan Iorwerth cape and having a Ninja impling jar in your inventory, within 90 seconds. This cannot be completed without using crystal teleport seeds or alternatively the master camouflage outfit if owned.
Mod Alex Sweet Tooth [Name] Eat these 10 sweet foods while in Prifddinas: Chocolate cake, Chocolate bar, Chocchip crunchies, Chocolate bomb, Choc-ice, Cake, Summer pie, Redberry pie, Apple pie and Fruit batta; pre-made gnome dishes do not work, but partially eaten cakes and pies do.
None Dark Lord [Name] Have unlocked the following titles: all eight clan titles, the Elven, of Tarddiad, the Famous, all four Rush of Blood titles, the Corrupted, Dark Elf, the Fractured, Lord of the Wait, Lorehound, the Mourner, of the Naragi, and the Statuesque. The Mod-titles, the Coedensworn and the Master Fisherman / the Master Fisherwoman are not included.
None [Name] the Master Fisherman / the Master Fisherwoman Bought for 1,500 crystal urchin points in the Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing Shop.
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Raven's Twitter account. 6 October 2014. (Archived from the original on 6 October 2014.) Mod Raven: "As promised, the title solution: Every 13 days a raven will spawn somewhere in Prifddinas for 13 hours. Spot it and it vanishes. [1/2]"

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Development history[edit | edit source]

The gates to Prifddinas, as it originally was when Regicide was released

Prifddinas was released with the Regicide quest in 2004, alongside the rest of the elven lands. The walls were originally made of stone and much thicker, containing ladders and a much thinner wall inside the city proper. Only half of it was shown on the world map, although this soon changed to three quarters. With the release of Mourning's End Part I, the walls of the city were made thinner and changed to be made out of crystal instead. When the unknown areas of the map were filled in, Prifddinas no longer lacked a segment, and a large coastal area was added north of it.

At the end of 2013, it was announced that Prifddinas would compete with Invention for a scheduled release in July/August of 2014 in an in-game poll. The poll was released on 13 January 2014, along with Mod Osborne's Q&A on the forum. The poll passed, and the city was released in two batches. The Plague's End quest was released on 11 August, the first batch was released on 22 September, and the second was released on 10 November, all in 2014.

Music[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 12 Dec 2022 (Update):
    • Fixed the washed-out appearance of some outfits while in Prifddinas.
  • patch 23 May 2022 (Update):
    • The grass assets in Prifddinas are now affected by the shadows.
  • patch 24 January 2022 (Update):
    • Christmas Decorations in Prifddinas and the Grand Exchange have now been removed.
  • patch 5 January 2021 (Update):
    • As the festive period has now finished, Gielinor has returned to its pre-Christmas state and Prifddinas has reverted to its usual look.
  • patch 5 October 2020 (Update):
    • There was a hole in the floor of west Prifddinas. It's gone now.
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed some overlapping safety checks causing forced teleports along the east cliff side of Prifddinas in the Tirannwn woods near the Arandar pass.
  • patch 14 October 2019 (Update):
    • It is now possible to buy spare reward items from Elen Anterth and Arianwyn in Prifddinas, without a sudden end to the conversation.
  • hotfix 8 April 2019:
    • The Prifddinas bonfire once again calculates the correct amount of XP to give when more than one log is used up, such as when the pyromaniac perk triggers. [5]
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Some missing grass has been re-added to some of the Prifddinas districts, and some leftover Christmas items were removed from the Max Guild garden.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Resolved an issue with the camera sometimes facing downwards when teleporting into Prifddinas.
  • ninja 20 August 2018 (Update):
    • Removed a tree that blocked the view of the bank chest near the harmony pillars in the Meilyr district of Prifddinas.
  • patch 8 May 2018 (Update):
    • Crystal implings no longer fly through blocked map tiles in Prifddinas (fixing the issues players had near the Crwys farming patch)
  • patch 30 April 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed a typo on the Prifddinas waterfall fishing agility shortcut cliff examine.
  • patch 16 April 2018 (Update):
    • Added missing textures on wooden posts in Ithell district.
  • patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
    • A modelling issue was fixed with one of the giant trees in the Crwys district in Prifddinas.
  • patch 15 January 2018 (Update):
    • The snow effect has been removed from all areas of Prifddinas.
  • patch 2 October 2017 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to protect Poison ivy bushes planted in Prifddinas, as they cannot be diseased.
  • patch 4 September 2017 (Update):
    • Attempting to enter a clan citadel using the left-click option on the Prifddinas portal will no longer return the player to the Clan Camp when exiting.
  • coldfix 12 April 2017 (Update):
    • The Prifddinas holiday portal will now direct players to the Easter event.
  • patch 21 November 2016 (Update):
    • A stretching texture on the wall in the Ithell harp room has been fixed.
  • ninja 17 October 2016 (Update):
    • A notification has been added when attempting to continue pickpocketing in Prifddinas with a full inventory.
  • patch 22 August 2016 (Update):
    • Players can now use the Prifddinas holiday portal to teleport to the beach.
  • patch 15 August 2016 (Update):
    • Fixed some environment blocking issues around the Prifddinas light rift.
  • patch 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • The holiday portal in Prifddinas is once again inactive.
  • patch 18 July 2016 (Update):
    • Bonfires in Prifddinas now have a cook option.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Players no longer sink into part of the walkway in the Hefin district of Prifddinas.
  • patch 11 April 2016 (Update):
    • Fixed some texture stretching on the spirit tree in Prifddinas.
    • The Trahaearn and Ithell bank chest now faces the correct way and is against a wall.
  • patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
    • Items dropped on the steps east of Crwys will no longer appear to disappear into the floor.
    • The Crwys bank chest no longer faces the wrong way.
    • The bloodwood tree no longer has a misaligned blood dripping animation.
    • Altered a blue crystal in the Cadarn district to no longer intersect with some buildings.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • A curtain model that got loose north of the elf city waterfall has been captured and removed.
  • ninja 28 September 2015 (Update):
    • Drops are no longer hidden by the environment in Cadarn and Iorwerth.
  • patch 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • The dwarf multicannon is now forbidden in Prifddinas.
    • Crystal weapons, armour and tools now correctly degrade at half the usual rate in Prifddinas.
  • ninja 6 July 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now teleport from the bridge and next to the bank chest on the Hefin agility course.
    • Players can now hover over the Voice of Seren icons in Prifddinas to see their benefits.
  • patch 8 June 2015 (Update):
    • All Grand Exchange clerks in Prifddinas now offer a teleport to Varrock's Grand Exchange.
  • 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.
  • ninja 5 May 2015 (Update):
    • The Prifddinas bonfires will now grant the Soul Reaper bonus duration for the increased maximum health boost.
  • ninja 16 February 2015 (Update):
    • Prifddinas pickpocketing has been rebalanced to be more profitable:
      • There is now a greater chance of receiving items – including three times the chance to get charms from Amlodd elves.
      • Some less-valuable rewards – such as cups of tea – have been removed.
      • More items are now given in noted form.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • An obsolete tree canopy has been removed from the Trahaearn District.
    • Players no longer float near the Prifddinas God Statue site.
    • A gap in the underside of the curved walkway between the Cadarn and Trahaearn Districts has been fixed.
    • Fixed a couple of gaps in the scenery in the Meilyr area.
    • Fixed a tile by the Prifddinas shadow rift that made players sink to ground slightly.
    • Players are no longer kicked to their own house's portal when expelled from another player's house in Prifddinas.
  • ninja 15 December 2014 (Update):
    • Butterflies in Prifddinas no longer show above shadow creatures.
  • patch 8 December 2014 (Update):
    • All 'of the (clan name)' titles will now appear in the correct clan colours.
  • patch 17 November 2014 (Update):
    • An altar icon has been added to the minimap and world map for the completed Prifddinas god statue.
  • patch 10 November 2014 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with being unable to locate a valid spot when adding logs to the permanent bonfire in Prifddinas.
    • An issue where the clan vexillum would teleport players to the Falador clan camp if they selected the 'Prifddinas' option has been fixed.
  • patch 17 November 2014 (Update):
    • Several graphical issues within Prifddinas have been fixed.
  • patch 27 October 2014 (Update):
    • Ivy in the Prifddinas greenhouse no longer casts shadows where it shouldn't.
    • Several graphical issues within Prifddinas have been fixed.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • Harmonised rocks in Prifddinas now work correctly.
  • patch 6 October 2014 (Update):
    • The Remote Farming cure patch option now works on the herb patch in Prifddinas.
  • patch 29 September 2014 (Update):
    • Mining rocks in Prifddinas no longer occasionally disappear.
  • update 22 September 2014 (Update):
    • Prifddinas becomes accessible.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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Fragment of Seren "ghostly" sounds

  • Sometimes, sound effects can be heard from the fragment of Seren in the Tower of Voices above. This led many players to speculate about a secret "ghost girl", but this was later confirmed to just be a glitch.
  • The release of Prifddinas was divided into two updates, the first being on 22 September 2014[6] and the second being on 10 November 2014.[7]
  • "Prifddinas" translates to "capital city" in Welsh. Following Welsh grammatical rules, it should be pronounced "prɪvði:nɑ:s", with the "dd" being said like "th" in "there" and "mother", not like in "thing" or "thought". A vast majority of the names and clans are directly translated Welsh, such as Amlodd, which means "He Multiplied", Cadarn means "Strong/Firm", etc.
  • In the Postbag from the Hedge 28 Jagex released a player submission where the Wise Old Man has a plan to get into the elven city.[8]
  • The lamps which can be earned by doing various tasks in the city, e.g. Divination XP lamp, complement the lamps received after Plague's End, e.g. Summoning XP lamp. All lamps together will give the player 50,000 experience in all clan related skills. The exception however is the Melee XP lamp, which can give 50,000 experience in either Attack or Strength or split it evenly over both skills.
  • There was once a glitch that allowed players to get into Prifddinas without completing Plague's End; dying to poison in Cres form in the Guthixian Cache D&D caused the player to keep Cres' hitbox and thus clipping. Using Surge, a player managed to get into Prifddinas using this glitch on a fresh account to bypass the Prifddinian guards, however skilling locations still required to have level 75 in the required skills. The glitch was still possible in DarkScape while it lasted.
  • All the bankers and Grand Exchange clerks in the Tower of Voices and Max Guild are of the Trahaearn Clan.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ This is Jagex's official pronunciation for the word. This is incorrect per the word's spelling, as Welsh orthography uses ⟨dd⟩ for /ð/; /θ/ would, in-turn, be written ⟨th⟩. See Wikipedia.
  2. ^ Ithell: An Architectural history of Prifddinas, "author unknown", RuneScape. "The Goddess found our race in a world of trees, where it is likely that they built exclusively with wood. She gave us crystal which she produced from her body, and taught us how to sing it into shapes: transparent steel-like crystal for our weapons; opaque crystal like stone for our buildings. We did not have it in the quantities we have now, however, and wood was still our primary material. When she brought us to this world, the city of Prifddinas was built almost entirely of wood with small amounts of crystal. The first Tower of Voices was carved from a great tree, much like the Grand Tree now inhabited by the gnomes."
  3. ^ Ithell: An Architectural history of Prifddinas, "author unknown", RuneScape. "When the God Wars came - its soldiers setting the world aflame - Lord Berwyn Ithell fortified the city with a great granite wall, and stone gradually replaced wood as our main building material."
  4. ^ Ithell: An Architectural history of Prifddinas, "author unknown", RuneScape. "Only at the end of the God Wars did crystal become the primary material of Prifddinas. The Goddess shattered herself into myriad fragments, and it is these that we use when we sing crystal buildings into shape. Our city is composed of the body of our shattered Goddess."
  5. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 8 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 8 April 2019.) Mod Shauny: "The Prifddinas bonfire once again calculates the correct amount of XP to give when more than one log is used up, such as when the pyromaniac perk triggers."
  6. ^ Runescape news, "Prifddinas - Lost City of the Elves".
  7. ^ Runescape news, "Prifddinas - Lost City of the Elves - Part 2"
  8. ^ Jagex. Postbag 28 - "Transcript:The Wise Old Man needs you...Part Two!", Letter 7, by Postie Pete. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.