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was accompanied by a thing in the chatbox saying "You feel a strange power unleash itself upon you."

probably relevant

Did anyone get a vid of it? Happened to me too, a full cc of people waiting outside clanwars got it, scared everyone :P Also happened in GE, I think everyone logged in got it. 19:56, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Im a f2p I felt it too in Al kharid. Man this is wack Dragon helm.pngSupergrunt8Dragon 2h sword old.png 20:01, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

On the Trivia section of the article it says somthing about which way everone was facing when it happened, in Falador, everyone was facing North-East, I don't have an account on the Wikia so if someone could post that if they have an account. 03:26, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Suggestion for Inclusion: No update planned the week of 1/24/10[edit source]

Next to the sentence in the article indicating that the update is expected soon, there should be a sentence stating that the next update will not occur until at least January 31st, as indicated in a post by mod Emilee found here:,17,535,60280044

Can someone with an account please add this? ^^ 06:05, January 27, 2010 (UTC)Skel X

Okay, archived. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 14:49, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

River Salve portal door's water[edit source]

You know the door/portal that leads from Paterdomus to Morytania? Well, the bright blue water drops that are seen flowing upwards have turned black. This seems new. Quest related to Morytania? I think it pertains to the strange power. Anyone able to shed some light?

Their still blue for me... 03:54, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Movario mentioned something about a strange energy in Morytania that seemed to be similar to the energy of the Fist of Guthix, the Tears of Guthix cave and the Lunar Isle. Because the Stone of Jas is associated with Guthix and the Dragonkin, the Dragonkin castle on Daemonheim could have been a location of the Stone. Since Morytania is also associated with the Stone, it could be that the Stone was there and the Strange Power was Lucien's rise to godhood. I'm still in the dark about this, but it seems to make sense. 22:50, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Strange structures north of trollheim[edit source]

Probably i didnt no about this.. but there seems to be 2 new buildings which ive never seen before on map. One is directly north of Trollheim in the frozen area and the other is west of the Wilderness Agility Course by each other. None of them are accessible. Can anyone verify this if it was there before the events of the Strange power?

Thanks Fire Surge icon.png Vivieln/ talk File:Soul split.gif|27px 20:17, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Those are from two different quests, the Temple at Senntisten and While Guthix Sleeps.

Maybe its a hint to the new skill[edit source]

Eddiedog8 19:11, January 28, 2010 (UTC) Nope shooting str would be impractican for this Event

Or it could be Shooting star for f2p. Green marionette.png Airblade86 Talk HS 19:57, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

In R S Wikia cc, we decided its either new skill hint or JaGeX playing a sick joke :O. Marti522

What possible skill could that be? Anyways, a question: does it make noise when you get it? and was it only spotted in populated areas? sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 20:05, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

yea i got a noise. it sounded like dynamiteRunite ore.png Toa vine Mining cape.png 20:05, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

It sounded almost exactly like the quest point cape emote (my first thought was "I'm not wearing my cape! Hax!"). Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 20:38, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Most likley related to the new skill if f2p also had it happen to them. I am going to guess the skill is going to be released this next week on the 28th. (That day comes from another clue from jagex.)
Bob chathead.pngBowler1995Mining.png(Talk)(Edits)(Contribs) 20:30, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

May i please ask what that hint at Jan 28 was? Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 21:59, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

I'm guessing it'll be Necromancy... people have been asking for it for years on the forums and the page says there were "ghost-like people" in the background, and Necromancy really fits the description of the "dark presence/magic" that the psychics have been feeling. Moonclan helm.pngELFYLICIOUS talk Raw monkfish.png 22:17, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

The hint was that the skill would be released in the month that has 28 days. (All months have 28 days) Even though it says "in the month" I still think it will be released on the 28. Bob chathead.pngBowler1995Mining.png(Talk)(Edits)(Contribs) 22:27, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

isn't there a runescape calendar with a different number of days per month? --Music icon.pngXtarn • Talk • Emote button.png 01:58, January 24, 2010 (UTC).there will be no effect from this,there will probly be a new quest and zaros will return it happened at 3:42 (e) it says like zamorak you feel a strange power then u go in the air it must meen like zaros wants you to join him ancient magiks was made there for zaros.zaros is back

I have been told it has been confirmed that no God is coming back to Gielnor. I could be wrong and have picked that up.. but I doubt it. I agree with the new skill one, though I'm not sure about Necromancy as that sounds similar to Magic and I doubt that JaGeX would put two very similar skills. Then again, if people have been asking for it.. What would you do with Necromancy really though? The Runescape calendar is different and all months have at least 30-35 days, if I remember correct. Just my view on it and as I wasn't online I'm not too sure what went down. There is definately a new skill coming up available for both F2P/P2P that JaGeX hopes "everyone will love" so I'm looking foward to the release of it. Hopefully won't be as much of a moneysink that Summoning was! Terily 03:12, January 25, 2010 (UTC)


You have a very unreliable source for you see, Jagex hints the return of Zaros and so does the Chaos Elemental sooo fail :L

(NeoSlayer X5 18:17, January 31, 2010 (UTC))


I really think it's not necromancy. Necromancy was the initial plan to what became Summoning. My guess is a skill, I only do not know what... :S Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 14:49, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Wont be a skill, if F2P could get the Armadyl comu...whatever, what stops them from getting this? A new skill wont manifest from you, you learn a new skill... Im pretty certain that SOMETHING arrived, could be a god, a new boss, a future quest relate NPC, but definetively NOT the new skill. ScionCrush 14:58, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Jagex has comfired that the new skill would be for BOTH f2p and p2p. It has been stated a number of times by them. You have to also remember. Armadyl is a p2p god so there is no reason to give them an item they should have until they become members. --Bob chathead.pngBowler1995Mining.png(Talk)(Edits)(Contribs) 04:18, January 26, 2010 (UTC) 04:17, January 26, 2010 (UTC)- this was my edit when i wasn't logged in.

The new skill will definitely not be Necromancy. MMG has stated that nobody has guessed very close, and that it hasn't been done before. Ryu Zwei 09:14, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Red smoke[edit source]

I was editing the wiki, so I missed it :c
Did it look like the red smoke at armoured zombies? FredeTalk 20:00, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

no not at all.Runite ore.png Toa vine Mining cape.png 20:00, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

very very different. Green marionette.png Airblade86 Talk HS 20:01, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Dose the somke resemble the berserak curse smokre form ancient cures despite the colour?Orange boater.png Chao.Master Talk Quest.png 18:01, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

I'd say it resembles the clouds that sometimes 'attack' players in Fist Of Guthix.

What do you think could've caused it?[edit source]

I had post on other talk page about this but uh... Do you think Zaros had something to do with this, like jagex made this to talk about new quest in the series?

We did have the paper from armadyl before wgs, and nomad's plastic surgery before nr...

Lol it happened everywhere

It didn't only happen to members it happened to me to and im f2p. so its a new skill it might be for f2ps to Dragon helm.pngSupergrunt8Dragon 2h sword old.png 20:13, January 23, 2010 (UTC)


New Skill[edit source]

What if the new skill was mind control lololol cuz thats what happened in this incident. Green marionette.png Airblade86 Talk HS 20:08, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

That'd be a stupid skill O_o FredeTalk 20:11, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
I believe the new skill may be "Necromancy". The "floating" red orb thingy players saw may be similar to dark magic or something like that. Fishing.png NnK Oliver (600613) talk 21:50, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
That would so rock, but i doubt it.Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 21:59, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
Untrue, because Jagex said the new skill would be non mem and members, so thats not a coincidence, i think. The idea of necromancy ties in too closely with summoning, so that is no. Maybe dark magic                              though, it was said it was "darkness". Evil Skill? - I catman I

I have to disagree with catman,It's unlikely for it to be a 'dark magic' skill, because they could just put in a new 'dark magic spellbook'. But still I think it's something magic related. Dragon helm.pngSupergrunt8Dragon 2h sword old.png 21:50, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I also disagree with this on two points. The first is that talking to Malignius Mortifer reveals that summoning and necromancy are completely unrelated (from an in-game viewpoint), so if Jagex plays their cards right this could be the new skill. However, don't make too much of the F2P inclusion. F2P was also included in the mysterious voices in the wilderness that teased the Spirit of Summer quest in 2008, showing that Jagex has no aversion to teasing players who are F2P.

If it is a new skill then it will be F2P as well as mems as they're working on a F2P/P2P one. I hope it is F2P - I'm running out of credit and soon I'm gonna get booted off mems (again) and knowing my luck it will come out on the same day that I run out of credit... Terily 03:15, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Could maybe be Telekinesis or Levitation? Can't really think of a use for levitation and Telekinesis could probably cover that. I guess Telekinesis could be interesting since you could maybe manipulate monsters with your mind by maybe bashing them off stuff or sending them flying back or something like that. I guess Telekinesis could explain the levitation but the red mist, I'm not so certain. Unless the red mist was a so-called power of your mind glow and the power unleashed on you was that of the mind. I could be barking up the wrong tree but I guess I could throw that idea out to other people. Astromanteia 13:35, January 25, 2010 (GMT)

Telekinesis would only be used to pick up items you couldnt get to and you can already do that with one of the spells i forget which

Telekinetic Grab =P Dragon helm.pngSupergrunt8Dragon 2h sword old.png 17:45, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Me and my freind thought it would be something like levaitation but then we said that would be under magic. And i don't think that jagex would put necromancy as a skill because of what could happen in lawsuits if a parent took the wrong idea and said that the game was some kind of satanist game. Death38432

"Seeing as Telekinetic Grab teleports the target item directly to the caster's inventory, it is not exactly Telekinesis. A more accurate name for it might be Teleport Grab."- The trivia section for telekinetic grab here on Rune wiki. Telekinesis can have other uses than just picking items up that you couldn't get to, however. You could throw monsters into obstacles, manipulate their direction, throw stuff at them, damage them with crushing them, have chance rates at throwing their projectile or melee attacks (not magical attacks.) aside and take no damage since your mind could push the attacks out of your way, stopping them defending your attacks sometime since you could maybe hold their limbs down with your mind to prevent them lifting something to defend, drop stuff on them, do multiple tasks at once such as maybe telekinetically lifting another pickaxe as you mine and having 2 pick axes working on the ores for you and such other resource gathering things might work that way with higher levels. Those are just thoughts and it's probably not even what it is but that's what I was meaning by a Telekinesis skill. Astromanteia 18:44, January 26, 2010 (GMT)

Black hole in Yanille[edit source]

I was told there was also a black hole effect in Yanille. I'm a regular user and I approve this message.  TLUL Talk - Contribs 20:15, January 23, 2010 (UTC) 

The black hole in Yanille is a hoax. Star Find 20:19, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Its fake Fllour 20:19, January 23, 2010 (UTC) the black hole in yanille is a fake i was penguin hunting in w60pengs clan chat when i went to my house yanille had nothing to do with it.go check forums.

Soul Wars Happening[edit source]

I have no idea why no one is talking about this... everyone in sw 2 days ago (as of 22, January) was being automatically shifted to form Zaros sign. It happened twice at 8 am eastern and 11 am it was happening in the red team's waiting area of the lobby. Does anyone know of this? I'm trying to search for pics and vids im sure someone recorded this O.O -- Fire Surge icon.png Vivieln/ talk File:Soul split.gif|27px 19:44, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I'm not a regular Soul Wars player...can you explain in more detail? Cheers --Akthanakos camel chathead.png Karimabuseer Talk Azzanadra ghost.png 20:45, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Frozen door[edit source]

I've read some things about the frozen door lighting up. Can anyone confirm/deny this? NIRHBucket detail.pngrwojy 20:20, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Also, Peer the Seer does say something about a dark presence. WFCZYJBucket detail.pngrwojy 20:25, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

yes but to open it you need to wear bandos boots/chestplate/tassets a godsword/zamorak spear/saradomin sword and an item of clothing from each other god and book of ballance

^ thats a lie, I checked and nothing changedFllour 20:25, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

its not, but there isnt anything in there, just an ice sculpture of general graador and a frozen dragon

lol --Iiii I I I 20:26, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
No, this. FredeTalk 20:29, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

<gallery> File:No_door.PNG‎| Proof this is false. </gallery> Hiicantpk 22:36, January 23, 2010 (UTC)Hiicantpk

well ur not wearing everything ur supposed to are u

Juna Has New Text!!![edit source]

Talk to Juna! She has a bunch of new text related to Zanik & that you have betrayed the Gods. She also notes that the Gods will not punish you because Guthix foresees your use in the future! I am not yet sure of the relation to the strange power, but perhaps this is a lead. The seers have changed their texts as well to foretell of a coming darkness.

Screenshots. N O W FredeTalk 20:49, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
That was added after completion of The Chosen Commander. Not new or relevant. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 20:50, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Your right, ignore this post. --PerrinAlvar 22:10, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Relation to Digsite Barge[edit source]

Just the fact that everyone looked Northeast has me wondering if the island they keep telling us about from the digsite barge will be appearing. Seeing as the digsite has already been linked to Zaros, maybe this is a clue? Just a theory.

I was in the Varrock Museum and I'm almost positive i turned north east when the power came over everybody. EmperorITNE 16:40, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

In the most recent postbag, the curator said that the boat will NOT be finished for a while >.> sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 17:21, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

He's an old, senile man. He may be wrong ;) --Akthanakos camel chathead.png Karimabuseer Talk Azzanadra ghost.png 20:47, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Requesting protection[edit source]

Seems most of the edits are 'useless' spam now. Protect pls? FredeTalk 21:03, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Agree, this needs protection. So many incorrect things are added where they don't belong.Guthix1110 21:46, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Support semiprotection - so we don't have tons of IPs adding their theories. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  22:37, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Mod Calm[edit source]

Mod Calm confirmed this was intended, don't know if this helps at all

RS Forums Post 9 on that page

Will14smith 21:10, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Any NPC's Hinting at what it could be?[edit source]

So far Seers, and the Dark Mage from the Abyss have mentioned it. I just want to know what NPCs/places people have bothered checking so I don't further waste my time checking NPC's people have already checked (yes I'm sure it'll just end up being a skill update but still, might as well investigate in case there's a small chance it isn't one >_>) I've spoken to Bob the Cat, Azzanadra, a friend spoke to Lucien, and Juna. None of them have any new information other than Juna (which turned out to be Chosen Commander text). Any suggestions on who to check, or who's already been checked? S: --Moonclan helm.pngELFYLICIOUS talk Raw monkfish.png 21:21, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Spoke to Wise Old Man and nothing. TzTok-Gas talk 21:26, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Spoke to nearly everyone in Taverley, and the little assembly of people in Falador Castle from WGS, nothing new. s: Friends been checking out somewhat random people--Ali the Wise, the lizard/vampire/possible Sliske in the Draynor sewers... nothing >-> Witchaven citizens are mentioned someone being freed so I'm assuming that's Mother Mallum. As for Baba Yaga my friend checked her out and said she hasn't said anything new. So yea Jagex is just trying to confuse us like everyone else said ^^ --Moonclan helm.pngELFYLICIOUS talk Raw monkfish.png 21:54, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Notes[edit source]

Type, 'R.I.P Runescape' into the notes.

Comes out with 'totgesagte leben länger'.

It translates in german. 'declared dead long live'. Translations always come out weird with translators :S

Any geman members which can translate better?

TzTok-Gas talk 21:34, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

That's been out for a while. --Iiii I I I 21:37, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah theres a whole lot of stuff you can type in the notes and get weird results Rje946 21:38, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

armageddon of Runescape anyone???Dragon helm.pngSupergrunt8Dragon 2h sword old.png 22:09, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

the phrase is roughly translated as "the condemned live longer"

this has been around since before the strange power

More rewards...[edit source]

There are four people from Free quests that gives additional rewards after the quests now. I dunno if it means anything.

The cook gives more rewards, the Priest in Lumbridge gives more rewards, Doctor Oddenstein gives more rewards, and so does Fred the Farmer. Frogzz 21:41, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

That has been there for some time. Bob chathead.pngBowler1995Mining.png(Talk)(Edits)(Contribs) 21:47, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Sea Slug Mother[edit source]

Is it not possible that (judging my the new text from Witchaven possessed population) the Sea Slug Mother has been freed, and the result caused a disturbance large enough to distract the Zamorak mage in charge of the abyss, who accidentially caused the power release. Goldstar63 21:49, January 23, 2010 (UTC)Goldstar63

That seems like it makes the most sense, but why did the strange power happen in non members too? :/ - Moonclan helm.pngELFYLICIOUS talk Raw monkfish.png 21:55, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

More specifically why did it happen to people that haven't progressed in the quest series. Music icon.pngXtarn • Talk • Emote button.png 02:01, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I believe that it happened becaue technically, Runescape (the place, not the game)is a single world, and so it would affect everyone on runescape, even those without doing the quest.Goldstar63 03:20, January 24, 2010 (UTC)Goldstar63

Do you think Mother Mallum came from the wilderness castle to the north-east?

Baba yaga[edit source]

Could someone please upload a screenshot of Baba yaga mentioning Zaros? FredeTalk 21:49, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

No. I am not your slave Frogzz 21:55, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
If you cannot cite it (via images or whatever) then it doesn't belong on the wiki, as we are not here to provide speculation or false information. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 22:00, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Different Colors?[edit source]

A friend of mine told me he was in a random event and glowed purple instead of red. He also said some people reported glowing purple? Have any of you seen or heard of this? :/ - Moonclan helm.pngELFYLICIOUS talk Raw monkfish.png 22:19, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, there was a thread I can't remember where, but there were like five colors and a few different shapes.

Prepare Yourself[edit source]

Zaros shall rise again.

OHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO Guthix Pwns all!Runite ore.png Toa vine Mining cape.png 22:23, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

My master has returned to gielinor! Rise followers of Zaros and fight for The Empty Lord! Quest point cape.png MrZaros357 Zaros symbol.png 22:42, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Cool story, bro sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 17:24, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

RC altars[edit source]

"The Cosmic altar in Zanaris now glows purple along with the usual gold. Other altars appear to be glowing brightly as well."

That happened with Nomads Requim, just not a lot of people have notices

Will14smith 22:30, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Google ranking[edit source]

It says source needed on the 26th ranking... That's an hourly Google Trends ranking. Actually, it was ranked 9 when I checked it a few minutes after the event. I'm unsure if Google Trends keeps track of past rankings... Leftiness 22:48, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

super strength / attack / prayer etc. (5)[edit source]

Someone just pointed out to me that these items exist in quick chat. Is this something that is new? (as of this week's update, at least?) Maybe it's related to whatever Jagex is doing next week? --Agamemnus 22:46, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Stealing Creation items, nothing to do with this. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 22:48, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

idiots[edit source]

if u think the stairs by luciens camp/wilderness temple are new, with all due respect, u are a total idiot and need to do more rev hunting. now can we get it off the page? 3rd age farcaster 22:51, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Excuse me? Fishing.png NnK Oliver (600613) talk 22:55, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

attempting to help wiki or not, u still need to hunt revs more.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 3rd age farcaster (talk) on 23:04, January 23, 2010 (UTC). We don't all share the same hobbies...--Akthanakos camel chathead.png Karimabuseer Talk Azzanadra ghost.png 21:08, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

boss hunting isnt 1 of my hobbies, nor is hunter or slayer. and yet i do them. 3rd age farcaster 19:57, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Why? Revs kill you and have bad drops. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 12:03, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

No[edit source]

Make of it what you will Rje946 22:55, January 23, 2010 (UTC),16,149,60263015,goto,3

Archived. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 23:37, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

A new post by a jagex mod. picture = a fake[edit source]

The picture showed a jagex mod explaining that this whole thing was a test to see peoples reaction is fake. He states "I can now confirm that this event was just a small experiment that jagex wanted to try" wouldn't he say that we wanted to try, not that Jagex wanted to try. Why did they want to know how people spread information and rumors? people are strange... I even searched the quote on google (yes with quotations) and no results came up. GF picture editor. I will delete the image from the Strange Power page until it is confirmed to be true, and that person has some info to support it. aye if it was a test why would they change all this stuffRunite ore.png Toa vine Mining cape.png 23:12, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

I can confirm right now that it is a fake, I checked Mod Mark H's profile on RSOF and the post does not exist. --Ring of kinship detail.png CaistlynTalk Contribs 23:30, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Mother Mallum?[edit source]

The Witchaven villagers tell us about 'The mother being free..'

In Armies of Gielinor, one of Zamoraks monsters is a Sea Slug, Although it resembles Mother Mallum more than it resembles the common sea slug (Mother Mallum is a sea slug!)

This Sea Slug's ability is to control opponent units..

Didn't this "Strange Power" control our Characters? Does this mean Mother Mallum returns?

Not sure if this was there before...[edit source]

Friend told me about a rumor of a hole....So i went to check it out...

The mourner popped out half a sec before i took ss. they seem to come out periodically and walk down the path examine just says "I wonder where that leads." Could have been there before today idk Rje946 23:34, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

That hole's been there before - it's not new. Star Find 23:35, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Screen Shaking[edit source]

There seems to be a slight shaking of player's screens every now and then. Some people on my cc and myself experienced this. (Just speculation, but it may grow in intensity.) 23:36, January 23, 2010 (UTC) (PrinceTrague)

Yeah - I noticed that aswell... At first I though it was aftershocks from an earthquake I encountered during a quest, but it happened like 5 times while I was mining after the quest was finished :/ Can anyone shed some light on this?

Random screen shifts were implemented to help deter autoclickers. Not sure if you mean actual shaking or just moving, but if it just moves a bit then that's not new....Woodcutting.png Talk Megakid39 Firemaking.png 19:53, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

Anagram[edit source]

A Jagex mod gave us an anagram to solve: Acolyte Until (I think that's the correct spelling). He says it's four words and starts with an I.  Tien  01:32, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Answer : I cant tell you? It works Magic cape (t).png Simoon Magic-icon.png 01:33, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I figured that out a few minutes after I posted. That little clever Jagex mod... >.<  Tien  02:43, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Lol Ok Magic cape (t).png Simoon Magic-icon.png 04:32, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

This is my first time contributing to a I apologize if I do this incorrectly. Maybe it's not an anagram and this

is a hint at possible Acolyte armor? We already have proselyte and Initiate... Wolfmatt77 00:24, January 26, 2010 (UTC)wolfmatt77

Relation to Soul Altar[edit source]

When trying to exit via the Soul rift in the Abyss, a message will show "A strange power blocks your exit". It sorta sounds a lot like the strange power we have witnessed today, maybe the soul altar will play a large role in the new quest? I mean mother mallum is trying to steal our souls right?

No that's been there forever. ShinyUnown T | C | E 03:20, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I never bloody said that it was new. I'm just saying that both things are "A strange power" it may be one and the same...

Yes, I can agree with you, I think the soul alter is coming out fairly soon. But I doubt that it has to do with the "Strange Power." However, in the new grandmaster quest before you fight the Maharajat he mentions 'soul' and 'power' maybe thats refering to the soul alter.

Fail, entering law with weapons etc says the same stuff.. FAIL Wow really? I can't believe you people, you say it can't be to do with the soul altar cause it say the same king of thing with the law altar, well then it may be to do with both of them, are you really that simple minded...

The latest twittier hint was "Next week in RuneScape: Variety is the essence of life!" (End of quote) Essence is obviously meaning Rune creating substance, and variaty? Adding in soul crafting would add some variety would it not?

It's the orb of oculus[edit source]

Read this: Update:Blog_-_Machinima:_The_Orb_of_Oculus

It's the orb of oculus, no doubt about it. That's fine and all but I was really hoping for a new skill or Fairy Tale 3.--Agamemnus 01:56, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

How would a simple tool like that make players all over and under Gielinor levitate? He has knocked four times. 01:57, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I suppose that players will be able to put it on the ground and set it to record mode. Maybe a new emote will go with it, or maybe somehow we will be able to edit emote and movement sequences and play them back in various speeds, such as slow motion.--Agamemnus 02:01, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I'm quite certain it's nothing to do with the Orb of Oculus - since they released the Dev Blog, they most certainly would be able to talk about it. And what "strange power" would the Orb unleash upon you? No, something far more sinister and awesome is on the way...

It has nothing to do with the OOB, the device is simply concepted for enhanced camera movements and usage.. nothing to do with the recent events happening. You're basically saying Mother Mallum and the seers are all noted simply because of some camera?

Ridiculous.-- Fire Surge icon.png Vivieln/ talk File:Soul split.gif|27px 20:19, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Acolyte Until = I can't tell you[edit source]

I wonder if this helps anyone. Construction-icon.png Matt is Me / Harmonising / Lvl 3 skils3 Talk Cooking cape (t).png 02:02, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Not Quest Related[edit source]

Imo it couldn't be anything relating to a current quest series because people who haven't progressed in them still experienced the effect. --Music icon.pngXtarn • Talk • Emote button.png 02:14, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Oh yeah. If was quest related like Zaros returning, then only players who had completed The Temple at Senntisten would have experienced it... Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 02:46, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

List of Resources[edit source]

I am completely unassociated with this wiki, and worse, had the misfortune of missing the event. However, I managed to compile a list of resources with which you may become educated about the matter. Specifically, they are YouTube videos, and I tracked down not one, but three with real footage of the event. More may be yet to come.

Videos with real footage: 3

-The first, Villandra's -

-The second - - only half the effect

-The third - - profanity warning

Videos with after-the-fact reports: 4 (at least 5 more not listed here)

-Unexpect Productions (2) - -

-GT got skill - - "Oh my gosh, hello"

-JoeyCanPwnRS -

Videos relating to the riots: 3 (one or two others unlisted)

-The Varrock Riot (over) -

-The Falador Riot (ongoing) -

-The guy that started "We Pay to Pk" -

Please forgive me for the excessively large post, and I hope we discover the nature of the Strange Power.

~~Aexis Rai, Researcher and Player

UPDATE: Holy... what an astonishing coincidence! A movie was being made at the time it happened, but no ordinary film.

This one was intended to be a video of all 25 capes of achievement in one place! And the Strange Power was caught on tape!

Link: - Be amazed!


Aw man, that last one doesn't work. Says "Video removed by user." Sounded like it would have been quite interesting! goldstar-1.png Aria Ryuko (Talk) miniMint.png 20:23, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Draken??[edit source]

This was taken from a thread on the forums about changes that have appeared after the strange power. Someone should check it out,

Wwe were just down south of Meyirditch and saw 2 npcs *INSIDE* Castle Drakan. I've tried getting a better view from the top but I cannot see them as that's considered 'second level'. I'll keep you updated. (P.S. You can only see them standing North of Barrows!)

Edit to the above: You cannot see them from Meyirditch as it's a 'second floor'. Meet me North of Barrow's, World 116.

Alright! We managed to see one Vyrewatch. A level 130 vyrewatch to be exact. He appears to be sitting against the balcony wall. However, we cannot see the 2nd NPC.

This looks like it is the same as the Castle Drakan wallpaper found in the Downloads area. Could the 2nd NPC be Drakan? (Thanks for your help R HFreak! :))

— Moe Is 4210

Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 02:50, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Wait... hasn't the mysterious npcs inside Castle Draken been there ever since the release of Legacy of Seergaze? Vesta's longsword.png Nat12345919 Talk Zuriel's staff.png 05:37, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Have they?? Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 10:50, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
yes they r presumed to be the 2 draken children and have been there a long time --Music icon.pngXtarn • Talk • Emote button.png 11:03, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Both of those Vyrewatch have been there since the release of Legacy of Seergaze, I have seen both of them myself. You can choose to believe me or not. --Ring of kinship detail.png CaistlynTalk Contribs 14:56, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

ANAGRAM![edit source]

Quote from one of my forum friends;

..."You felt a strange power unleash itself upon you"

is an anagram for

"you felt rpg unleash sailing stat upon you now freee"...

— TecMaster532

...probably a coincidence lol. jagex said its not sailing anyways =P

Helm of neitiznot (e).pngA CadaverTalkDharok's greataxe

Coincidence with what? That sentence is babble.

"You felt RPG unleash sailing stat upon yo now free"[edit source]

JaGEx said it was not gonna be Sailing, but this sentence leads us directly into it. RPG = RuneScape. unleash = release. Sailing stat = ah crap.... now free = they said the skill will be f2p. I hope it's another JaGEx sick joke we got for 8 years.Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 11:40, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Thats amazing

That sentence doesn't even make sense.Boyzzz 91 09:44, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

Slight Proof of What the Red Mist was?[edit source]

I'll be adding a Link to my Thread page on the RS Forums Shortly.

Ok wth i have no idea how this works XD!

Red shape, fix it or take it out[edit source]

Please expand that if you were there. That says absolutely nothing. Red shape in front of each player? On every tile? In every building? Hovering over players? And what shape? Spheroid? Square? A starfish outline? Mountain range? Was it transparent? If we can't do better than "red shape appeared" then we don't need that in the article.--Degenret01 10:53, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

It was just the mist stuff circling people, look at the video. HPJPBZBucket detail.pngrwojy 10:51, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
I'm at work, YT is blocked, haven't seen the vids yet. Yea, sad, I know lol --Degenret01 10:53, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Mother Mallum[edit source]

"Witchaven Villagers have a chance of saying: "Free. She is free... The mother is free." They are possibly referring to Mother Mallum."

Mother Mallum was set free in Slug Menace, this dialouge was probably from then. I don't think it is new Will14smith 11:01, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

They also say something about the stars aligning, which is new, (I think). WLKYOEBucket detail.pngrwojy 11:02, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
From the Ritual of Rejuvenation article: The Zamorakian Mahjarrat known as General Khazard has confirmed that the Ritual takes place in an icy region in the far North when certain celestial bodies align in a particular way (known as syzygy), which Azzanadra has attested occurs once about every five hundred years. FredeTalk 11:06, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
A while ago in one of the Chaos Elementals crazy puzzles that reveal things, there was a mention to syzygy. Also, the player syzygy was the first ever f2p player to 99 every single f2p stat -> Perhaps more reference to a new f2p skill :\ ~SmaXa

Red arrows?[edit source]

I seem to recall reading something about red arrows on the wiki awhile ago, but I can't find it. Halp? FTREKBucket detail.pngrwojy 11:11, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Arrows, these ones?? Will14smith 11:18, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
That's the image the guy just uploaded and put and subsequently removed from the page. I vaguely remember reading about red arrows somewhere in the past. Also, I went to soul wars, and no arrows. EBWWUBucket detail.pngrwojy 11:20, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe the transportation arrows for the ballons before you unlock them?--Degenret01 11:28, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

It was me, sorry my mistake, not related to this, but it's a glitch linke dto the death of a player using curses during nomad requiem. I removed it :) sorry for fake hopes :p Adanaedhel 19:43, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

yes i saw these, i followed them as i kept going in that direction and ended up at the ice plateu in the wildy Ancient staff.png Lord Darkman63 Dragon platebody.png

Rioters worth a mention why?[edit source]

Were there really a lot of them? Or just the same few standard idiots that chant their tedious PK phrases any time their mother doesn't cut the crusts off their peanut butter sandwiches? I really would like if we could remove any reference to them in this article, as I don't see any point to what they could possibly be rioting about, or that there were enough too matter anyhow. But I wasn't ingame to see it myself.--Degenret01 11:26, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I don't see any need for them either, I'm sure it was the standard update spam that goes on. YZACBucket detail.pngrwojy 11:33, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Weird idea...[edit source]

I just came up with this thought. Could it be that the RuneScape Java System is strong enough now to support updates without taking down the servers? And the strange power being the setting in of the update? If this is true, will it always be like this? When the system update countdown will be over only that will happen? If so, what's up with the new lines of the Witchhaven people with Mother Mallum and the other new lines? Could the update've been just to add the hints to a new quest? Still too unplausible? I think so too...Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 13:03, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I had thought of that as well myself, and it's an intriguing prospect. If this is in fact going to be the standard for system updates, we can expect to see more of this phenomena every so often. As for the alleged screen shaking, I'm not sure how that fits, but it might either be the aftershocks of the update (if so, cool effect), or, if it was only noticed in P2P worlds, then something extremely big is probably going to happen with Mother Mallum. ~~Aexis Rai
Nope. It happened on f2p worlds too, as i am a f2per. But you're right, it really would rock.Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 14:45, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that they uploaded the strange power during the last system update, and set it to trigger at certain time.Muhahaa 16:31, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

They have done updates without reseting the servers before - on the release day of Perils of Ice Mountain, there was a glitch which prevented you finishing the quest, and was suddenly fixed with no system update timer or server kickout. Though, I agree that adding it on a timer with the last update seems more likely. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 17:42, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

High detail[edit source]

A high detail image is needed ASAP while people still have screenshots. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 15:24, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Directions[edit source]

If people faced Mahjjarrat Ritual site, that would be odd because I faced East in Oog'loog

Helm of neitiznot (charged)Murtagh4Abyssal whip

15:48, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Tweets from OfficialJagex[edit source]

"noob123: Just had a red ring over my avatar and everyone else's in the game. What happened?"

"All will be revealed soon :-) Ajd"

"Why did all of our characters pull a poltergeist and float and glow and do weird cool stuff? Answer Pl0x?"

"I think you caused a runescape apocalypse!? Red Light? Flying? Powers being unleashed!?" 15:53, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll add that. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 16:22, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Most likely a new quest[edit source]

I would say this is most likely a new quest. With the clue that contains Acolyte which as stated in the trivia section, is the next rank in the Temple Knights. People in Witchaven are saying it's Mother Mallum's power which was a key character in the most recent Temple Knight quest, Slug Menace. JaGeX also says they will continue old quest lines.-Moneypony 22:29, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

This is quite the puzzle, and many rumours have been spread, lots saying it's a new quest, but free players experienced this too, and JaGex said that free players wont be getting any new quests after Dragon slayer, so wouldn't it be a little unfair to tease free players into thinking it's something to do with them when it's not?

A new skill, this is a lovely thought but i recall in a Q&A (Questions and answers) that the new skill is coming late 2010, and the anagram ""You felt a strange power unleash itself upon you" being "you felt rpg unleash sailing stat upon you now freee" well, that's unlikely because "you felt a strange power unleash itself upon you" was not actually the message in the Runescape text box it is actually "you feel a strange power unleash itself upon you" plus JaGex clearly stated that Sailing will NOT be the new Skill, I myself was not on at the time :( but have thought long and hard about it but have no idea what it could be, I am just clearing up a few things lets hope we will find out what this mysterious "strange power" is this week! :) Many Mods are saying it's a hint to the new Skill.

Sorry for the long post

xUK legendx 23:16 january 24 2010 GMT

Information Needed[edit source]

Hello peoples. I am trying to figure this out.

Everyone, please post where you were and what direction you faced during this.... event.

--compdude123 :D 23:19, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

OMG I MAY HAVE GOT IT!![edit source]

The stone of jas was used to make all rune altars, runes, etc, ... lucien activated the stone when the planets aligned, which is when the mahjharrat ritual starts, and now all those things, rune altars, people who used runes and altars, etc, all were effected and glowed and such!

mother mallum was a participant in the god wars... and she plans to take over the world... and the possessed witchaven villagers claim that the planets and stars are all aligned... and the mahjharrat ritual only happens when the planets are aligned every 500 years... THAT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING...


she is a mahjharrat or she must have something to do with the mahjharrat ritual, or both...

EDIT: and she has mind control. leading more torward her being mahjharrat.

Helm of neitiznot (e).pngA CadaverTalkDharok's greataxe
That is an interesting theory. But I have my own idea: The twitter hint is 'Variety is the essence of life.' I think essence of life has a double meaning: One, that the essence refers to runes and stuff, and Two, the essence of life is the soul. I believe that the ritual location will create the fabled soul altar, because the ritual involves the death of one or more mahjarrat. AQVCBucket detail.pngrwojy 01:10, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
Essence -> also rune essence? --Iiii I I I 01:14, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
Well, that is where the soul altar idea came from. Because essence in game refers to rune/pure essence. CGJEYSBucket detail.pngrwojy 01:17, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
I was also thinking that it might be the soul altar. In addition, it might be a reference to Fairy Tale Part III. Since the Fairy Tale quests relate to Farming... Farming has a variety of plants to grow, essence might refer to the Magic essence potion (which comes from a Fairy Tale quest), and life might refer to plants and growth. I think that the soul altar is more likely though.  Tien  01:20, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
i think your right about fairy tale III b/c when this thing happened all the zygomites were saying "soon they will come for you"Ranged cape (t).png Mookie Merk Talk Rune crossbow.png 02:44, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

I doubt Mullum is a Maj., but while patrolling the recent changes, somebody posted a theory on MM's page; I had to remove it because it was pure speculation, but they do have a point: That lady Mallum is controlling might be Palkeera!!! I mean both were in the god wars, and Palkeera is a majharrat!

That's actually an interesting theory... Palkeera did die in one of the rituals in some way during the God Wars.  Tien  01:26, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
Who stole my theorie :O I posted it on the forums in Nas' thread :O Let me explain. Palkeera just disappeared. There is no sign she was sacrificed during a ritual. If she was, Zemouregal would know about it. Palkeera disappeared at the same moment Mother Mallum appeared during the God Wars. The fact Zemouregal thinks she's dead, can be because she was locked up behind a door by the Temple Knights. ~ I kill ava

I doubt Mullum is a Maj., but while patrolling the recent changes, somebody posted a theory on MM's page; I had to remove it because it was pure speculation, but they do have a point: That lady Mallum is controlling might be Palkeera!!! I mean both were in the god wars, and Palkeera is a majharrat! sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 01:25, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

well, mallum might be a mahjharrat, since mahjharrat are shapeshifters.

Helm of neitiznot (e).pngA CadaverTalkDharok's greataxe

Facing certain direction?[edit source]

i noticed in the video clip of the strange power on the players at the kalphite queen that all the players turned the same direction when they rose up into the air. can anyone confirm which direction they turned in, and if everyone else turned in the same way? Sapienti1 01:04, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

nevermind, didn't notice that little bit in the article --Sapienti1 01:06, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

direction is a hint[edit source]

In the wilderness (to the north) was where the original god wars was, so maybe since all people faced north east, a new god may come from there or a new god wars in the north east.

The original God Wars didn't happen just at the wilderness, but at the whole plane of Gielinor. What I think that is related to the way people faced is The North, the place of the ritual that the Mahjarrat do when the stars align(According to a postbag I think), and the villagers in Witchaven are talking about the stars nearly aligned. Quest point cape detail.png Brux Talk 17:10, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
If I could be so bold, it could be a sneak peek on special fx with the orb of oculus, or it could be about the Digsite Barge's sailing location. Hmm? Hmmmmm? :D Tehnoobshow101 21:05, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

There are all these reports of people facing north-east and i have seen proof of this BUT also in the actual footage of the strange power happening on the group of 24 people preforming the skill cape emotes, they all face exactly north... The location they were at (duel arena) was east of all of the places that i have seen people turn north-east (e.g. Grand Exchange). So it could be that if every one was pointing at a specific location (not a specific direction), it is north east of G.E., north of Duel Arena which would then theoretically mean that if people were any where further east of duel arena at the time (Areas east of River Salve) they may have faced north-west? Which would then put the location down to being exactly somewhere in the area of the north-east corner of the wilderness OR it could be off the coast of this area just mean a new location is to be released. This is just a theory and if anyone gets any details on the direction of people further east than duel arena please let me know so that this theory can be proven wrong or right. Just an idea i had based on noticing the direction of people in the duel arena video =]   RC93 19:00, Febuary 3rd, 2010 (GMT)

Think I found something...[edit source]

Has Mother Mallum's lair always been accessible? If not... then it is now!  Tien  02:35, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

The Queen's lair.

I think it has... Vesta's longsword.png Nat12345919 Talk Zuriel's staff.png 02:39, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

It has, I remember acessing it for the final quest of the series (currently the last, that is.) Jonweasel 02:44, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Ah... disappointing. Also, the map in the Witchaven Dungeon article shows the lair, which confirms that it's always been there.  Tien  02:45, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Enahkra's Lament[edit source]

Listed in the trivia it says something like this happened with the release of Enahkrah's Lament,

"This event corresponds with the release of Enakhra's Lament 4 years ago. "

but there is no other information, does anyone have any idea what happened/ pictures? Jonweasel 02:43, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Well actually, the article meant they were both released on the same date.  Ranged-icon.png Zap0i TalkRune scimitar.png  03:05, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

what if jagex did it to....[edit source]

what if jagex did all this to see what we'd say about it so they could find out what to release next.....

great way to be lazy jagex and let the public make your decisions for you

lmfaoRanged cape (t).png Mookie Merk Talk Rune crossbow.png 02:59, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

COngratz on having the silliest hypothesis yet.--Degenret01 03:16, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
And imagine Jagex releasing Mind Control as a new skill because I was the only one who suggested it. :P Green marionette.png Airblade86 Talk HS 05:43, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

The idea that JaGex did do this to see what we would say and base their update on it is plausable and lazy i agree lmao

Well at least they would do what we wanted them to, sort of... Jampolo 21:17, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

When Jagex takes inspiration from the players, they still change the ideas significantly anyway. Also, coming up with a basic idea is the easy part. It's actually coding it up that takes a while (months). --MarkGyver 03:39, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

The Anagram: Acolyte Until[edit source]

a mod left use a anagram Acolyte Until. if you like at it very carefully. he also said that its 4 words and starts with "I".

taking a guess a possible answer is i can't tell you.

The anagram does say I cant tell you its just the work of a JMOD being bored

There are any number of ways to make an anagram for "I can't tell you". Why start it with the word Acolyte - a Temple Knight rank...  Zaros symbol.png    « Iceman »      14:14, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Added category[edit source]

a mod left use a anagram Acolyte Until. if you like at it very carefully. he also said that its 4 words and starts with "I".

taking a guess a possible answer is i can't tell you.

Witchaven[edit source]

  • Recent sources have pointed to Witchaven
  • Last week the lecture in the church has a graphic update
  • All the slug victims in the village replied:

"Soon Now... So Soon" , "the stars are almost right"
"she is free" , "the mother is free."
"Our savour" , "Don't worry your regret will soon be gone"

  • There is a massive sources of power at that village
  • Witchaven is known to be runescape most ignored town confirmed by mod mark in a recent for post (forum lost , source coming soon)
  • all the floating object in Witchaven have seamed to stopped.

--Project Myface Parsonsda Talk | Sign Here | Project Myface Project Myface 15:22, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Not completely right, the floating items were caused by Kenith during Kenith's Conncerns, but it's possible. Cabbage detail.png Dockywho Talk Cabbage detail.png 15:49, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Why hasn't anyone realized this yet? Mother Mallum... Acolyte Until... variety, essense!

It all fits!

  • Mother Mallum = quest.
  • Acolyte Until isn't an anagram, the answers right in front of you! Acolyte is the new Knight Type!
  • The new armor is up to Acolyte! Before, it was up to Proselyte.
  • And, the essence hint may refer the soul altar becoming present after this quest. It's either going to be Hard, or GM.

Player Froob 16:01, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Btw, I'm a free player. Proof is in these links.

White Knight

White equipment

Either way, Proselyte is as strong as addy armor.

Acolyte will be as strong as rune.

and... if Partisan comes out(highly unlikely) it'll be as strong as Dragon.

Player Froob 16:13, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

I can't tell you = Acolyte Until. Silly anagram, or real hint?[edit source]

Now, "Acolyte Until" was VERY quickly unscrambled into "I can't tell you"....

Did anyone else think that this anagram was meant to be not only unscrambled, but also taken literally? "I can't tell you UNTIL ACOLYTE" A new quest that advanced you to the rank of Acolyte? ^^ New acolyte rank armor, which goes along with the promises of combat equipment, and then they can give us more information? Just a guess. (I love the idea of more prayer boosting armor ^.~ )

Asia-Neko 17:52, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

I'll have to try all the combinations myself before I believe that's the answer....Youdead00 00:15, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Observatory Planets Aligned?[edit source],16,639,60273933,goto,2

" Ven Vs Roxas 25-Jan-2010 12:31:26 Last edited on 25-Jan-2010 12:31:45 by Ven Vs RoxasIt happened because the planets aligned. If you go to the observatory, they were perfectly aligned when the event happened."

Can anyone confirm this? If so, I believe it should be in the article. Plasma Ball1 19:11, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

I haven't heard anyone apart from that Ven guy say anything about the planets... so I doubt it.

Man, ain't this the longest talk page ever on the RS Wiki?--Runerune239 19:23, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I bet it is the longest. Hmm, I have to say that Jagex cannot really lie, but they can attract RuneScape publicity if they want to. I do not know what this is about, but I think we will in time. *Waits*Youdead00 00:12, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Thread archived. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 23:37, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Fist of guthix reference?[edit source]

Have you noticed how much the animation of absorbing a charge in fist of guthix and the mist animation are alike? I think maybe the mysterious door in the fog lobby will be opened up soon, maybe a zamorak area could be there and the red mist was the monks of zamorak trying to absorb fist of guthix charges for more power?

Pew01 00:53, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

pretty cool idea, but i doubt it, would be a bit of a random update, unless it was quest related XUK legendx 02:03, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

The mysterious door in the FoG lobby? Oh, that one according to the article(Fist Of Guthix)... It LEADS to the fist of guthix. The examine text is "I should wait for my opponent first." In other words, it's not a mysterious door that leads to a dungeon, it leads to the Fist of Guthix Arena, where people pvp.

Rumors, rumors and rumors... *sigh*.

Player Froob 03:15, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

But, you do have a point. The mist animation does look alike the Fist of Guthix's animation, which means the doings of "Lucien". Since, the Fist Of Guthix's power actually comes from when Guthix tried to smash Stone of Jas, and Lucien now has it, he could have done the "mist thingy". According to the trivia(for Lucien) -

"Lucien reveals that he intends to usurp Zamorak in While Guthix Sleeps by using the Stone of Jas to strengthen the Mahjarrat and control the life force of the world."
We are the life force!

Player Froob 03:16, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Small Update[edit source]

I have a theory that jagex merely made a small update as usual, I believe that thex have recently figured out how to update without restarting their servers. Remember, this is just a theory, and most theories are proven incorrect.

signed, Zeoz

seems a big deal just to be a small update, and that doesn't explain the "strange power".

XUK legendx 13:39, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Small Update[edit source]

I have a theory that jagex merely made a small update as usual, I believe that thex have recently figured out how to update without restarting their servers. Remember, this is just a theory, and most theories are proven incorrect.

signed, Zeoz

You don't just "figure" something like this out. It is possible to trigger events (such as mass animations) by either time or giving the server a command to do so. For example, it is possible to make such code:
if (getTime().equals("XX/XX/XX") {


if (getCommand().equals("runAnimation") {
In order for Java code to update, it the application has to be restarted. So, while it is possible to trigger events given by either time, or a command, or some sort of action (most commonly seen around RuneScape)(You click on a tree (action) and an animation and some other code starts running) it doesn't mean that it's possible to make RuneScape type of updates without restarting the servers and the client applications themselves.
 Zaros symbol.png    « Iceman »      14:38, January 26, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, it probably came from the last server update. All they had to do was, "if servers reach peak Players on 1/23/2010, then execute" Something like that.
Stats Overall icon highscores.pngPlayerFroobTalk 15:29, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Old man[edit source]

So, I was investigating this incident further when I found something else that might be new. You know the wrecked ship near Port Phasmatys? There's an old man aboard who, when you greet him, says, "Wonderful, wonderful! Mother's coming to get me!"  Tien  01:24, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

Yay! --Iiii I I I 01:28, January 27, 2010 (UTC)
(lol)  Tien  01:43, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

yes but that guy was from the ghosts ahoy quest and his mother is the old crone near the slayer tower. Also he was driven insane from the isolation.Runite ore.png Toa vine Mining cape.png 01:47, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, the Old Crone's lost son! -is disappointed again-  Tien  01:50, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

sorry about destroying your theroy....Runite ore.png Toa vine Mining cape.png 01:53, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

Nah, it's fine. I should have known this myself, but I did Ghosts Ahoy like... 3 years ago? Lol  Tien  01:55, January 27, 2010 (UTC)
At least you created a new article. =D --Iiii I I I 01:57, January 27, 2010 (UTC)
Mm, true. I'm surprised no one else had bothered to create it, considering how long the quest has been out.  Tien  02:00, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

HD?[edit source]

Has anyone gotten any HD screenshot of this? The YouTube GIF is pretty bad. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 12:09, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

The video on wikia is actually from youtube.

unfortunately I cant remember the name of the video but I know i searched 23rd January 2010 Runescape sooo you might find it too.


Not a quest, not anything to do with the godwars, or orb of oc.[edit source]

i'm almost 100% sure it's a hint to the new Skill which JaGeX said they will release soon on their recent Q&A, not quest or GWD (god wars) because free players don't have access to that.

It COULD be a new area, in the direction we all faced after it happened which free players have access to aswell, but i doubt that. <- was right.. ^.^

it's quite obvious that the updates to come, or the ones they tweeted will not have anything to do with the "strange power" update.

xuk legendx 13:33, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

The new skill is already announced so why should they make a secret hint to something the already officially announced in dozends of posts? its definitely not the new skill. Stormpride 08:29, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

The Explosion Theory[edit source]

Having sounded a lot like an explosion, the Strange Power must be a hint of some sort. Most likely something with an apocalyptic theme. The person above me said something about a new skill. Although speculations are big, the strange power's reason is narrowed down to two possibilities; a new skill or a new quest.

Jh5kRadio 14:50 EST Jan 29 2010

Zaros is coming...[edit source]

I have no proof though so just believe...acually its probably a new skill..or Zaros godwars dungeon (look at my forums post Zaros godwars)


'In the recent Q&As from three Jagex Moderators (Mod MMG, Mod Roderick and Paul Gower), it has been hinted that Zaros will return soon. It was also hinted many years ago by the Chaos Elemental in a Postbag from the Hedge with the phrase "bizarre boron swell", an anagram of "Zaros will be reborn".'

'Some gravestones also show the Zarosian symbol on its top. When read, it says "_______, servant of the Unknown Power, perished in this place.'


In addition - Is it a coincidence, that for the first time, we are able to see a god's animated face for the first time, and it happens to be ZAROS, from what i've read, Making a communion portal disrupted runescape (from quest cutscene) and this would mean that ZAROS' confinements are immensely strong = ZAROS is immensely strong. Which would mean if he has returned, He would be able to do this : Unleash a strange power on EVERY SINGLE PLAYER AT ONE TIME.

Before you say anything about F2P. F2P is gielinor too so obviously will be affected by Zaros - it won't be like 'you need to be on a member's server for Zaros to obliterate you.'

Lookin good :)

OOOOhhh yes! Wildy Castle bringing it together!

That guard who likes to shout and tell people to piss off a lot has a zamorak belt and the tent colours feature zammy, guth and sara, there supposed to be a symbol of Seren on a chest... Jagex will have killed this event if it's not Zaros. :)


(NeoSlayer X5 14:16, January 31, 2010 (UTC))

Stone of Jas symbol (Spirit Realm portal in North East wilderness)[edit source]

Basically, I was looking at hints on what this Red Fog event meant, and I started by following up on 'people turning north east'

North = Wilderness, which is the most visible effect of the God Wars (Me being a firm believe this means Zaros returns)

I checked the Chaos Altar (and the Spirit realm of it) I checked the Demonic ruins... then while evading a rev knight, I stumbled upon the spirit realm portal (north east wilderness, before member's gate) and I thought, ooh free exp.

I went into it, and I walked around the spirit realm, then just before leaving, I sighted the symbol of the Stone of Jas (South of portal)

Pros - North east.

Cons - Lucien has the stone of jas

Pros - Zaros would probs need it to get back

Cons - If this is a quest, all this is void.

Yea, this is probably quest related, but I'm not sure.

So - Responses and Ideas plox!


Do you mean that you saw the Stone of Jas symbol in the ruins of some building in the north-east wilderness? Sorry to disappoint, but that symbol has been there ever since Summer's End came out. Vesta's longsword.png Nat12345919 Talk Zuriel's staff.png 00:18, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Oh Arrr :c


I Repeat, it CAN'T BE QUEST RELATED![edit source]

Since free players got the strange power aswell, it would be wrong into making them think it's something to do with them when it isn't, and since JaGeX made it clear that Dragon Slayer was the last free to play Quest, the Strange power has nothing to do with quest, so it narrows it down to be the hint for the new Skill, but what skill could it possibly hint at? MMG said that it is unique to runescape and no other MMO has had it, rumours went around saying the new Skill begins with "B" and it was going to be a FunOrb game. maybe just rumours but it does leave me to think what the new skill is. User:xuk legendx 01:18, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

You're probably right. But when did Jagex say that Dragon Slayer would be the last free quest? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:20, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

They said it a while back, just after it was released and not another got released for a while and questions got asked, and that's what they answered, it was just before members got added, i think. User:xuk legendx 01:22, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Thing is, Rune Mysteries came out after dragon slayer, if I am correct. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 12:33, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, just found that out. but no free quest for 7 years,and i doubt they'll make a Zaros Quest free to play. or mother Mallus etc. xuk legendx 02:32, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Errr... just because they did something to Free Players, doesn't mean it's going to be Free-to-Play. I bet JaGeX wanted to do something like this. It's easier and better to do it to everyone, rather than only members. You see, it'll cause a wide amount of speculation, and mystery. Like, " OMG ZAROS RETURNZ! LOLOLOLOL!".

If it only happened to members, everyone instead would think, " Oh wow, what just happened? Oh, I bet it's going to be a quest-related. <3".

It wouldn't cause as much hype as it would have(or agruments).

When you shouted to the world, "it CAN'T BE QUEST RELATED!", you are wrong. For my largest point, couldn't it be quest-related AND skill-related? The quest is for members. The skill is for everyone. My point pretty much kills your only line of evidence. "it would be wrong into making them think it's something to do with them when it isn't". It can be anything and you can believe anything you want, I stick with my facts. I seriously doubt this will be skill-related, however, because there is just a wee-bit problem. Which skill would it be?

Stats Overall icon highscores.pngPlayerFroobTalk 16:30, February 1, 2010 (UTC)

Logic fail. I'd bet my whip it IS a hint for the next Mahjarrat Quest involving the Ritual of Rejuvenation. It affected all the humans on gielinor even those who wont be able to play the quest. (the seers noticed it too and cant do the quest eitehr). Stormpride 08:36, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

You do realise it would be much harder to code the strange power to only happen in member's servers.... Plasma Ball1 07:14, February 5, 2010 (UTC)

If you are that determined to lose your whip, I WILL take it. 01:26, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Exagred Blood Jorrior[edit source]

someone was clicking at the frozen door at god wars and found some npc box, and it looks fairly legit. Bagels 15:11, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Please, not that photoshopped pile of ****, You have to be brain-dead to believe that (not directed at above).  Dennoh Triangle sandwich detail.png 18:09, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Did either of you acutally read the description? lol...

taken from description:

note: this video IS FAKE! I made it to test my "Fake-skills" lol Sorry to every1 who believed that its real. i made it with PAINT! lol NO PHOTOSHOPxD and camtasia EXAmine, GRED - forgot, BLOODveld, JOger, waRRIOR I made some screens and cutted the the letters out. Zoom was needed, cuz no1 believes without lol. I made a Picture in the Movie, thats why hes not moving at 1sec! The Picture with the Red Words at, at the end, thats the pic i used! (bad english lol O_o) ty to every1 who said me how to do it better;) And the guys who saw its Fake: GOOD EYE!! But i think i did good work;D [email protected] who dont read description! Have a nice day


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17:02, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Hm... I wonder...[edit source]

Is it not possible, that, seeing how this is unlike what we've seen before, it could be a beginning to the "Eastern Lands". I don't know what the strange power was, or who (or of course, what) caused it, but it's a thought... Probably just my own hopes for the "lands"...

Goldstar63 16:22, January 30, 2010 (UTC)Goldstar63

Tiana the master farmer[edit source]

Just check this and tell what do you think:,16,746,60298134

or: Quick find code: 15-16-746-60298134

EDIT: Now its getting spammed (all the recent updated forums) with ridiculous claims about Runecrafting, Summoning, etc.

This is SPAM confirmed ~

Erdamir 19:05, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Archived. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 23:35, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

its to much like kuradle to be real- why does everybody believe that kid? Third age robe top.png 3rd age farcaster Third age druidic robe top.png 02:43, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

I just looked through the thread and 2 other people claimed to see her. That doesn't prove anything however. It is a good liar if it is one since she has talked rationally throughout the whole thread and not tried to sensationalise it. Also she has stuck with the thread which I have never seen before for a lie. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 09:08, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Uhm I'm not sure what to believe does this even have anything to do with Red Fog?! (should't be here.)

¤NSX5¤ (NeoSlayer X5 13:43, January 31, 2010 (UTC))

If someone see it, don't forget to take some screenshots and upload it.

So we could start making the page about tiana.

Erdamir 14:45, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Strange Power[edit source]

There is a video to what this strange power might be.

lol[edit source]

There rare also roots that do the same thing. Woodcutting LingySanta hat.png

Enakhra[edit source]

Fun Fact: Did you know that the strange power took place exactly 4 years after the quest Enakhra's Lament came out?

This calls for a vocabulary list that can be used to decipher what the Strange Power is about.

  • Enakhra
  • Athkantos (lol spellcheck pl0x)
  • Four
  • Seer
  • "She"
  • "The Mother"
  • Witchaven
  • Peer
  • Zaros
  • Strange
  • Power

Source from Anonymous.

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Strange smoke??[edit source]

The weird red smoke stuff that came up around you is rather similar to the smoke from the Circus when you tear the ticket. I doubt there is any relation to the circus, it is proably just a coincidence. Good example of what it looked like though :) 18:21, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, the red ring at the circus is purple. --Coolnesse 22:13, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

I know, but it did look something like the smoke exept for the colour. 09:57, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Gnome Glider Pilot randomly appearing?[edit source]

this may have nothing to do with the "strange power" but it a Gnome Glider pilot randomly appears, and well.. i'm not sure but i think he teleports a player away, like a random event, i've seen this twice, once out the corner of my eye while browsing my bank, and the next waiting for a friend, me and a few people were like "wtf?" even if it has nothing to do with this, could someone please fill me in on what this is? thanks in advance.

OMG!! Didn't expect to see you here, old friend Lol

Anyway, those gnome glider pilots have absolutely nothing to do with the strange power. They've been around for years. They can be summoned from a Reward token, which is a reward from completing at least one delivery in the Gnome Restaurant minigame. Summoning this gnome will give you a number of gnome foods, depending on how many delivery credits are stored in the token. You get one credit per delivery, so completing ten tasks would allow you to summon the gnome and get 10 free pieces of gnome food! Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 04:52, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, Captain Lamdoo only appears if you use the Launch option on a Grand seed pod, and his purpose for appearing is to fly you to the Grand Tree via his glider, not deliver you food. Please read the articles I've linked to in this paragraph for more information. [1] N7 Elite (Ready to talk now?) 07:52, February 5, 2010 (UTC)

oooh.. cheers lol.

New Slayer things im too lazy to look the names up of[edit source]

Does anyone know what the Special attack of those new Slayer creatures looks like? I just want to know if it could be at all related. Same with opening battle animation, etc.~~Signed,Bulbear4444Slayer's respite.png~~ 03:39, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

Coincidence(sp?)? I think not...[edit source]

This happened on my birthday,  :O!!! JaGeX was just wishing me a happy birthday.

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17:37, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!Erdamir 20:38, February 22, 2010 (UTC)

Ahaha, Thank you!

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16:53, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

New Castle in the wilderness 100% related to the strange power.[edit source]

you can either find this on the world map, by looking east of clan wars, or north of morytania. i've tryed to get a better view of this via the orb of oculus but no real success, only a few tents, a damaged building and layers, upon layers of rocks.. there are 2 freminnikk guards guarding this area, they will not alllow you to enter, they say they have pinpointed the source of the strange power and how dangerous it is beyond this area and despite you passing their trails you are still not allowed in -_-... "yet" :) go check this out. thanks.

note: free players can speak to the freminnikk people aswell

xuk legendx 14:37, February 26, 2010 (UTC)

My Theroy for the Strange Power Event[edit source]

The strange power was a very interesting event indeed picking up all players for 12 seconds and placing them down. I think that it was nothing of Zaros or Guthix awaking, had nothing to do with Mother Mallum, and nothing with God Wars. Yes, the god wars bosses were screaming and all along with the witchhaven villagers were saying messages like “The mother has awaken” and “the stars the’re almost right” that it was just something to draw speculation. Yes there was an anagram by the Chaos Elemantal saying the new skill is sailing in an anagram but, that fact is balogna. Ther was also and anagram by Mod Mark on the Jagex Moderator Forum that said when figured out I can’t tell you. The whole event was to make speculation when really it was instead of making all playes log out of servers for an update. A minor update none the less. Jagex wanted all the speculation and unexplain process. They did say it was not a glitch and that is how I came up with the update idea. Truthfully most of the updates rise speculation. The new skil has been said to be sailing which is proven false by Jagex Moderators and swimming was a obvios fake because I made a copy of the ‘highscores page’ that had it on it in 5 minutes using a simple program! Barrell making was put false because Jagex Moderators said it doesn’t start with a B. Keeping with the new skill mayham there are some more news portions like it will be released within a day ending with a “y” (every day) and also a month that has more than 28 days(every month). The new skill will use all previos skill and be the 1st of its type skill IN ANY GAME!!! You will not need to complete any quest or have any required skills to start this new skill although higher levels in everythingwill be helpful. It was going to be a game of its own and then they decided that the community would like it to be a part of the biggest MMORPG ever, Runescape. All of this future stuff was a fake including the wilderness castle had nothing to do with the strange power( it was made exactly 30 from the strang power) but possibbly with the new skill. The wilderness castle has two guards that will not let you pass at all costs. The castle is also thought to have extremely high level mosters due to the quote “many of our soldiers are pershing in the castle.” It is possible to see inside the castle with the Orb of Ocolus but there are no monsters or people in there. This was probably not expected that people would not use the orb to see

 Rune scimitar.png Ppi802 Coins 1000.png  23:07, March 3, 2010 (UTC)

Dungeoneering! I have solved it!

Everyone is sure that it's related to the new skill now i did say that in the first place, but no one listened -.-`. free players experienced it too, the skill will be free aswell, the free players can speak to the people by the castle. if you look on the world map, there is a dock to the castle. JaGeX said that we weill be using a boat quite frequently in the skill, maybe to get past the guards?.. there was also a rumour floating around saying that "someone" has guessed the skill correct. doesn't exactly narrow it down...

xuk legendx 07:31, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

It isn't the new skill... trust me.Plasma Ball1 12:50, March 29, 2010 (UTC)

Well i doubt anyone can trust you anymore, since it really is the new skill. 16:33, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

Roaring Noises[edit source]

Could someone try to get a sound clip of the roaring noises? Krayfish 22:40, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Mod Lorenzo post Mod Tale[edit source]

I read his post three times and I could find nothing to indicate it might be related to the strange power. It could be, but there is nothing to suggest it. We should leave it out as it is nothing more to it than any of the thousand other rumors going on at this time.--Degenret01 10:27, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

That means we should not link to Mod tale either, read my above paragraph.--Degenret01 10:03, March 27, 2010 (UTC)