Slaves are citizens of West Ardougne whom the mourners took to their tunnels to dig towards the Temple of Light so that they could access the power of the death altar to speed up the Dark Lord's return, with the excuse that they had succumbed to the plague and therefore required to be quarantined. Four slaves can currently be found: two mining with pickaxes, one digging with a spade and a smaller one just walking around. Two mourners are guarding and taunting them. Because the mourners are unaware that the Temple's safeguard have been restored, the slaves continue digging despite their efforts being futile.
Several dead slaves can be found next to the dead elves of Nissyen Edern's party. Another one is found near the Corridor of Light.
As a result of the Ardougne Revolution, all slaves have been liberated and presumably returned to their families.
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- patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
- Some Mourners and slave workers in the Temple of Light tunnels are no longer present after the completion of the Plague's End quest.
- Upon the release of Plague's End, the digging slaves and the mourner overseers would remain in the tunnels after the mourners' eviction. This was fixed a week later.