|Rune Memories (#186)|
|Release date||28 November 2012 (Update)|
|Quest series||Signature Heroes|
|Infobox • Talk page|
Official description[edit | edit source]
|“||At the end of Rune Mysteries, Ariane found herself in a bit of a bind, and now she needs your help once more. You'll fully explore the arcane ruins beneath the Wizards' Tower and experience - through the memories of its former inhabitants - the clashes of magical ideals that led to the old tower's downfall. Dig deep enough and put together the pieces of this ancient puzzle, and you'll have all you need to free Ariane and avert the disaster once and for all.||”|
Overview[edit | edit source]
|Start point||Wizards' Tower.|
|Member requirement||Members only|
|Requirements||Skill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
|Items required||Items from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
|Enemies to defeat||
Return to the Tower[edit | edit source]
Speak with Ariane who is in the ruins beneath the Wizards' Tower. There is a dungeon link on the north east side of the tower. You must pass through two doors in the ruins before you reach Ariane. She will tell you she wishes to investigate the vortices further and requires your help. Accept and start the quest.
Once you accept the quest, Ariane will attempt to cast a spell, but it will lead her to be trapped within the power beam. In order to aid her, Ariane will give you a prepared fire rune and a prepared air rune. Use the fire rune on any red vortex, and the air rune on any grey vortex. Doing so will absorb the soul fragment contained in the vortex into the rune, making the rune glow.
Speak with Ariane again. She will tell you to use the runes to try and trigger a memory in the Library.
The Teleportation Problem[edit | edit source]
Head through the entrance to the library (east of Ariane), and you will see four chairs. If you examine these you can see that they are red, blue, grey and green. Use the glowing fire rune on the red chair and the glowing air rune on the grey chair. This will trigger a cutscene of a memory between Kelavan the Red and Mei the Grey You will see Kelavan presenting his studies of a combat spell problem to Mei. Mei sees this as a possible solution to the 'Teleportation Problem'.
After the cutscene, the runes will be returned to your inventory. If not, the runes are in the chairs where Mei and Kelavan were sitting. (Don't pick up the runes from the chairs or the cutscene will not play.) Return and speak with Ariane.
The Meeting of the Head Wizards[edit | edit source]
When you speak with Ariane again, she will give you the remaining runes you need to hold the soul fragments. Use the prepared chaos rune on the remaining red vortex, and the cosmic rune on the remaining Grey vortex. Use the nature and earth runes on the green vortices and the law and water runes on the blue vortices.
At this point, remember what soul each of the following Glowing runes represents:
|Unaia the Blue||Law rune||Blue Master|
|Perien the Blue||Water rune||Blue Apprentice|
|Zanmaron the Red||Chaos rune||Red Master|
|Kelavan the Red||Fire rune||Red Apprentice|
|Azris the Green||Nature rune||Green Master|
|Sland the Green||Earth rune||Green Apprentice|
|Temrin the Grey||Cosmic rune||Grey Master|
|Mei the Grey||Air rune||Grey Apprentice|
Talk to Ariane again and she will tell you to try and trigger a memory upstairs in the Statue room in the Old Tower. Go back up the staircase, and past the statue you knocked over in the first quest, and to the statue room, in which you first met the Rune Guardian guarding the entrance to the old tower. Use the runes with the corresponding statue as presented below. A cutscene will begin.
other gods and unaligned
The Green Master will present the same idea that the Red Apprentice had in the first memory, having stolen it and claimed it as her own work. She will give each master a copy of the idea, and they will return to their studies to discuss the plan with their apprentices.
After the cutscene, the runes will be returned to your inventory. Return and speak with Ariane once again.
Memories of the Abyss[edit | edit source]
When you speak with Ariane, she will be horrified to learn that the Wizards of the Old tower were not above such pettiness as to steal each others ideas, and will ask you to go and trigger another memory in one of the studies of the four masters.
Head north through the studies door and then to the Red Master's study, which is to the north-east. Use the chaos rune on the Master chair, and the fire rune on the chair across the table. This will trigger a cutscene of a memory where the Red Master and Apprentice talk about how Azris the Green stole his idea. And that instead of trying to convince them it was his idea, they would just complete the research and be the first to come up with a ritual to use another plane to support teleportation. At the end of the cutscene you will see the Red Master summon a demon named Azacorax.
After the cutscene the runes will be returned to your inventory. Return and speak with Ariane.
The Teleportation Debate[edit | edit source]
Once again speak with Ariane and she will tell you to trigger a memory in the library. Head to the library (east of Ariane) and use the air rune on the grey chair, the water rune on the blue chair, the fire rune on the red chair, the earth rune on the green chair, and the chaos rune on the table. This will trigger a cutscene of the Red Master and all the tower apprentices. He will announce he has finished a ritual to open a passage to the abyss, and presents each apprentice with a copy of the ritual to deliver to their Masters. He stresses that the ritual must be done exactly as stated or disastrous consequences could ensue.
After the cutscene the runes will be returned to your inventory. Return and speak with Ariane.
Ariane will tell you she thinks if you can trigger the memory of the ritual, she may be set free. But as the ritual had to be so specific, and you don't know how it was done, you must search for old documents containing information on the ritual.
Head back to the library (east) and search the shelves along the north-west walls and to the east straight past the table. There are 2 document fragments to find here. Then head to the studies to the north of Ariane. The crates/chests in the destroyed studies are now searchable. Each room is labelled by the corresponding flag outside of the room. Search the Grey room, then the Blue room, and finally the Red room. There is one document fragment in each of the 3 remaining studies, plus a Diary in the Zamorak room within the same crate. Return and speak with Ariane once you have all 5 document fragments and the diary.
Beaming[edit | edit source]
Ariane will tell you to read the documents to decipher where each rune must be placed to trigger the memory.
The runes should be placed as follows; you must have all of the document fragments for this to work.
- North: Law
- North-east: Fire
- East: Nature
- South-east: Air
- South: Chaos
- South-west: Water
- West: Cosmic
- North-west: Earth
A cutscene of the wizards performing the ritual will begin. They will get partly through the ritual before the Blue wizards leave in anger as they realise the ritual consists of pure Red magic and involves demons. They break the ritual, and a lightning beam strikes down the Red Master. The cutscene ends, and Ariane is freed from the beam. However, she notices that the ritual is happening again, and Ariane pushes you out of the way while a similar bolt of lightning strikes her down and induces a magical coma.
Investigate Ariane and you will see that you should go and speak with Wizard Ellaron; Wizard Ellaron has now moved to the entrance of the tower. You will discover that he is part of a Secret Order of Red Wizards who mean to destroy the Wizards' Tower, and that he planned the whole thing. Go through all the options until Ariane rises up from the middle of the beam in the tower.
The Burning Tower[edit | edit source]
Speak with Ellaron who is located at the entrance desk next to Valina, and you will learn that Ariane is being possessed by each of the souls from the old tower. You will need to draw them all out of her using the prepared runes you have in order to save her and stop her from exploding causing the destruction of the tower.
The beam around her will flash between red, grey, blue, and green. There are two types of beam styles: a simple coloured beam that contains an apprentice's soul, and the spinning, more elaborate beam that contains a master's soul. You will need to take note of the wizard or apprentice that speaks to you through Ariane, then use their appropriate rune on Ariane the next time the matching beam appears.
First, wait for the elaborate grey beam, and use the cosmic rune on Ariane. Next is the simple blue beam, which requires a water rune. She will then ascend to the next floor; follow her up.
Now wait for the simple green beam, which requires an earth rune. Then use the fire rune on Ariane when you see the simple red beam. She will again ascend to the next floor; follow her up.
Then, wait for the elaborate blue beam, which requires a law rune, followed by an elaborate green beam, requiring a nature rune. She will then ascend to the next floor; follow her up again.
Finally, use the chaos rune on Ariane when you see the elaborate red beam, and the remaining air rune when you see the simple grey beam.
Note: Your avatar must complete the casting action while the beam is active in the actions listed. If you have lag you may need to anticipate the beam colour change. Once you are successful with matching the rune to the beam, that style of beam will be removed from the rotation of beam styles.
Once you have drawn out all the souls, Ariane will be free. The souls will then possess Wizard Ellaron, and teleport him to the Abyss where he will supposedly explode, saving the Wizards' Tower!
Speak with Ariane.
Congratulations, quest complete!
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- 1 quest point
- 300 experience
- 300 experience
- First tower robes (top and bottom)
- Access to Archmage Sedridor's personal rune chest
- For every level reached in Runecrafting, essence will be placed into the chest for you equal to five times your new Runecrafting level.
- This adds up to rune essence when first opened, where is your current Runecrafting level
- More essence will be added even after it is opened, and there is no benefit or detriment whatsoever in waiting to increase your runecrafting level to use the chest.
- Access to the cadmium red, white marble, and vellum material caches in the First Tower excavation site.
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys (Ironman accounts will not receive these)
- Additional rewards/activities
- The Archmage [Name] (requires 99 Magic and 99 Runecrafting; speak to Archmage Sedridor to retrieve the title)
- Music unlocked
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Rune Memories ( 0) – Complete this Novice quest.
- Stealing Sedridor's Stones ( 20) – Fully loot Archmage Sedridor's chest.
- Azacorax's Rewards ( 10) – Speak to Azacorax after 'Rune Memories' and gain Magic or Prayer XP.
Required for completing[edit | edit source]
Rune Memories is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:
- Full completion of Azzanadra's Quest
- Full completion of Battle of the Monolith (miniquest)
- City of Senntisten
- Full completion of Curse of the Black Stone
- Desperate Measures
- Full completion of Desperate Times
- Eye of Het I (miniquest)
- Eye of Het II (miniquest)
- Nomad's Elegy
- Sins of the Father
- Sliske's Endgame
- Tales of Nomad
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Credits[edit | edit source]
|Developer||Mod John A|
|Art & Graphics|
|Core||Juliet T (Project Lead), Mod Giara, Dan M, Mod Sarah|
|Voice Acting||Adam Longworth, Ali Dowling, Alix Wilton Regan, Anna Bentinck, Coleen Prendergast, Dadiv Rintoul, Glen McCready, John Bull, Keith Wickham, Nathanial Parker, Peter Marinker, Tim Bentinck|
|Recording Engineer||Juanma Delfin|
|Dialogue Director||Mark Estdale|
|Dialogue Editor||Vicky Prentice, Kit Challis|
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Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 27 May 2014 (Update):
- The titles awarded from the Rune Memories quest now update correctly when activated.
- patch 19 May 2014 (Update):
- patch 6 May 2014 (Update):
- patch 20 August 2013 (Update):
- A bug that stopped players from being able to complete Rune Memories if they had a follower has been fixed.
- patch 9 July 2013 (Update):
- A task complete popup now appears when completing the Rune Mysteries and Rune Memories quests.
- patch 5 February 2013 (Update):
- A section of text has been changed to match the audio during Rune Memories.
- patch 28 January 2013 (Update):
- patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
- Player who have bought membership while still on trial membership will now be able to start Rune Memories.
- The special runes in Rune Memories can now be used on the beam as well as on Ariane to withdraw the souls.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Upon completing this quest, the Adventurer's Log will read: "I helped Ariane discover what happened to the old Wizards' Tower, and stop a secret Zamorakian from destroying the new one."
- Sedridor's essence chest can contain a maximum of 24,750 pure essence (at level 99 Runecrafting), worth 2,871,000 coins.
|Lores and Histories|