Talk:Strange Old Man

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Untitled[edit source]

is it not funny how the strange old man regonize's the ring? what if he is Gargon the farmhand who was on an errand? but then again it's so long ago that he must have died . . . this is just something that came to my mind . . . anyway what do you think?

--Zen master 09:07, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but maybe, he IS Gargon, the farmhand, that was given immortal life to take care of the barrows by the same stranger that gave the barrow brothers their armours and that (possibly) caused their fall(from the lore in the website, The Fall of Six.).--Quest point cape detail.png Brux Talk 01:00, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Sliske[edit source]

I'm sure now; that man is Sliske. If you talk to him while or after doing The Temple at Senntisten he will speak common sense and knows who you are. He also knows a lot about the brothers. He's probably been guarding the Icon.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.126.113.119 (talk).

I agree. This forum thread tells of the conversation. Though, I'm not sure if that's the whole and exact conversation, so I don't want to add it to the article yet. Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 23:33, December 6, 2009 (UTC)


Here's a post I just found on the second page of that thread, credit to Daz-Noob for getting the whole conversation (SOM SAYS THIS BEFORE YOU GET THE BARROWS ICON, BUT AFTER AZZANDRA ASKS YOU TO DO SO)

Daz-Noob
03-Dec-2009 22:28:59

Here is the exact NEW conversation with the Strange Old Man


SOM: At last, the comes. I have been expecting your arrival since before you were born.
Me: You're not speaking gibberish any more, what is going on?

SOM: After all this time, I'm not of the 'It will wait another day' school of thought. You can ask our employer what is going on. For now, get into the Barrows, show the brothers who is boss and recover the icon. They will not hand it over without a good beating though, so batter the lot of them, to be sure.
Me: Right, but I always thought you were just some mad old bloke with a spade obsession.

SOM: I do my best to look useless; if only they knew the truth, it would chill their hearts. Anyway, who knows who is listening? I'd best get back to what I do for now.

Me: Dig, I guess?

SOM: Dig, dig, DIG! You want to dig? You need a spade!

Me: Yes, you're right, I probably do. Where can I get one?

SOM: Ohh...I can sell you one. But spades are precious, Yes. It will cost you..ah...50,000 gold pieces.

Me: 50,000? For a spade?

SOM: Yes, spades are precious. I like you, though, and I get lonely dig-digging all day. Yes, I'll discount it for you. Let's say...4 gold pieces.

*Option to buy*

Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 23:43, December 6, 2009 (UTC)


Also, I don't know if this is still valid, but remember how he's like "HOW DUZ U KNOW [email protected]#$#@$" when you talk to him with Jennica's ring wielded? How are Jennica and her family related to Zaros, Azzandra, and possibly Sliske? HMM. Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 23:46, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

they build their house over zaros ruins, and added a skull alter to the basement. perhaps that has something to do with it? 3rd age farcaster 01:41, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

Seriously, there is no direct evidence to say Sliske is the SOM, just speculation. It is *not* stated anywhere ingame and there is no new dialogue after RotM where we meet Sliske for the first time. So I'm removing the parts where it;s used as fact, fair? Edmyg 23:54, September 18, 2011 (UTC)

There's nothing that denies it, as well, so it should be kept as a theory... Jampolo 20:32, January 4, 2012 (UTC)

Wandering wonders..[edit source]

Surelyhurely wonder has that foolio noticed the icon hast thieven, eh? Surelyhurely, it would be powerful tool that he could get energy for upcoming ritual, perhaps.. But oiii, check this fancy page for fancy wonder over odd thingy in NE of Barrows yards: https://runescape.wiki/w/Talk:Barrows_Town


Are you speaking English? Please sign your comments as well. --Zaros symbol.png Dys Sliske talk 19:38, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Spirit of summer[edit source]

The page says he only reacts to the ring of visibility when on has completed summer's end. This is incorrect, I have completed spirit of summer but not summer's end and he will react to the ring. So I'm going to edit that.Toen6 05:50, June 17, 2011 (UTC)

Post-Ritual?[edit source]

So, what happens to this guy after The Ritual Of the Marrajharrat? (Bad spelling, I know) - 137.112.116.157 02:40, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Nothing. He makes no mention of the ritual whatsoever, almost like he didn't know it happened. Pointing, now, more towards Gargon; maybe Sliske cast a spell on him to extend his life? Phoenixjo 20:35, April 19, 2012 (UTC)