The Sacred Tradition of the Staff of Fire, otherwise known as the Sacred Order of the Staff of Fire, was an order of Zamorakian wizards founded by Kelavan the Red following their exile from the Wizards' Tower by Perien the Blue. They serve as a secret successor to the Red Order of wizards. Each wizard of the Tradition took on an apprentice to train, who then took on their own apprentice, eventually resulting in Wizard Ellaron becoming a red wizard. They sought to destroy the second Tower in revenge for Unaia the Blue killing Zanmaron the Red and the subsequent prominence of the Blue Order.
Ellaron, their latest member, managed to integrate himself into the Wizards' Tower, posing as a Blue wizard. He took Ariane as an apprentice, trying to induct her into the order, but decided against it, as she had too much of the Grey Order in her. He tricked her into putting in effect the spell that he would need to destroy the Tower. The souls of several wizards involved in the accidental destruction of the original Tower, trapped at the time of the destruction, appeared, condemning and mocking the divisive attitude of Ellaron and the order. The souls worked together to save the Tower, taking Ellaron to the Abyss and presumably ending the Tradition.
- ^ Wizard Ellaron, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "Perien founded the second tower and blamed the first tower's destruction on Red Wizards. Kelavan went into hiding and took an apprentice, who in turn an apprentice, beginning a secret order of elite Red Wizards. I am the secret heir to the Sacred Tradition of the Staff of Fire, and today I bring the vengeance of Zamorak against the Wizards' Tower!"
- ^ Wizard Ellaron, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "I am the heir the the Sacred Tradition of the Staff of Fire! The Blue wizards betrayed you but we have worked in secret for a hundred years to bring them down!"
- ^ Diary, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "When I first met [Ariane] I had hoped that my influence could convert her to the side of Zamorak, but I see now that her heart will only allow her to be a Grey wizard."
- ^ Wizard Ellaron, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "Oh, did I slip up? Did I let on that I know more than I should - almost as if I planned this whole sequence of events, and my plan is so close to competition that I'm becoming careless about what I say?[...]Behold the vengeance of the betrayed souls of the great old tower! Behold the bloody foundation of the new tower, rising to destroy it!"
- ^ Unaia the Blue, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "Zanmaron and Kelavan were my friends, and you are nothing like them, you hateful little man."
- ^ Zanmaron the Red, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "Worked in secret for a hundred years? Self-important Tradition of the Magic Stick? You're no Red Wizard."
- ^ Unaia the Blue, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "This one time I'll let you use the demonic knowledge, Zanmaron. To the Abyss!"