|Release||25 February 2019 (Update)|
|Once dragonkin, now...something else.|
|Equipment XP (2H/MH & Armour/OH)|
|600 / 400 / 200|
4 ticks (2.4s)
|Not immune||Not immune||Immune||Not immune|
|Links||bestiary • MRND|
|FAQ • doc|
Kranon, The Ambassador is a warped Dragonkin who is the primary cause of the corruption found within all of the elite dungeons. With a type of black stone used to corrupt others, he has managed to influence a number of groups across Gielinor into assisting him in performing a ritual that will summon Xau-Tak. He is the final boss of the third elite dungeon, The Shadow Reef.
History[edit | edit source]
Like the other Dragonkin, he escaped the Elder Gods' destruction by hiding in the far corners of the Abyss, where he and the rest of his kin would be enslaved by the Elder God Jas to safeguard the Stone of Jas. Seeking a way to free the Dragonkin from their curse, Kranon remembered the story he had heard: one character in the story was offered a chance to take the black pebble, which he did, and he was never spoken of again in the story. Kranon interpreted this to mean the black pebble meant freedom. He studied numerous other similar stories and eventually arrived at the conclusion that a certain ritual, the details of which he found within the stories, would save the Dragonkin. Many of Kranon's fellow Dragonkin, including Kerapac, ridiculed this idea, dismissing him as an old priest obsessed with forgotten stories and pebbles. However, Kranon had enough support from the other Dragonkin to eventually carry out the ritual. He travelled to Ulthven Kreath with Taraket, his old friend, and a number of other Dragonkin to perform it.
However, the ritual seemingly backfired, and the temple sank into the sea; all participants were presumed dead in the disaster. Kranon was the only survivor however; the former encountered a mysterious entity who warped him and severed Kranon's link to the Stone of Jas. After the entity cut a line down Kranon's chest, he removed his own heart and lungs, knowing that he would not need them anymore, before placing a portion of the entity's power in his own soul. After returning to Gielinor, Kranon resolved to summon the entity and unleash it upon the world by preparing the same ritual again, now with the knowledge to perform it correctly. He also revived Taraket, teaching him necromancy.
Searching for allies to his cause, Kranon managed to forge an alliance with Masuta the Ascended, after manipulating Lady Himiko with a vision which she easily believed due to the beliefs of the Acolytes of Seiryu. The former members of the sect immediately restrained Seiryu and subjected it to the corrupting black stone. Centuries later, Seiryu would be freed by adventurers who were tasked with investigating the temple by Bryll Thoksdottir.
The disruption caused by Kranon during and after the ritual attempt made him greatly disliked by the Dactyl, who attempted to create a dragon to seal or destroy him by using the same black stone material in its creation. Although Kranon did not play a major role with the events of the Dragonkin Laboratory, he soon became aware that the black stone dragon was freed from his control by adventurers.
Sometime after this, he met Oreb, who specialized in acquiring souls. Kranon promised to restore Oreb's power on Teragard if he provided him with souls, and the former Magister agreed because few knew of his past, and the apparent cheapness of the deal. Kranon's soul greatly caught Oreb's attention, due to its unique traits that he had never seen before in his work.
Kranon also encountered the Obsidian Tribunal, who sent three agents to assist him with the ritual. Kranon distrusted the Tribunal, believing that they harboured ulterior motives, but still decided they were useful enough to work with them. He also made shaky alliances with Yor'Ger the Deceiver, the leader of a group of demons who wished to take Xau-Tak's power for themselves so they could reclaim Infernus, and Quetzathog, the leader of a group of Mwanu who wished to reclaim Jermyn, their homeworld.
Eventually, Kranon's plans almost came to fruition with numerous allies who converged at Ulthven Kreath; Oreb, the Acolytes of Seiryu, and his other followers. Bryll, who had a web of informants cautioning her that the world was in danger, tasked the World Guardian with stopping the threat. After the World Guardian defeated the black stone dragon, Kranon confronted Madame Shih at her hideout on Goshima, who adamantly refused to join him after witnessing untold horrors by Rabid Jack. Kranon believed that she refused to join because of her allies, and promptly killed them all with a massive blast of energy; Madame Shih's prowess with warding magics protected herself and the World Guardian from the attack. Madame Shih then attempted to confront Kranon alone, but was captured and subjected to more horrors.
During this time, the World Guardian had recruited many allies of their own to oppose Kranon. The Ambassador had amassed numerous cannons, along with the allies he had acquired - Crassians, the Acolytes of Seiryu, House Charron, the Mwanu, Kal'gerion demons and numerous undead summoned by Taraket and other necromancers. Oreb warned Kranon that the World Guardian would intervene soon; in response, Kranon summoned a leviathan, blessed it with Xau-Tak's powers and had Taraket summon an undead army to defend the Shadow Reef. The cannons were quickly destroyed by the Dragon Riders Hannibus and Vindicta, allowing the World Guardian to enter the sea. When they confronted the leviathan, Kranon made a brief appearance, taunting them before departing to the ritual site.
Despite the efforts of his allies, they were all slain and the World Guardian confronted him at the ritual site. Kranon battled them with powers granted by Xau-Tak, including areas of corruption, explosive black holes, energy beams, and powerful explosions, eventually summoning numerous ritual keepers to assist him. At this point, Seiryu arrived, healing the World Guardian and destroying the crassian ritual keepers, incensing Kranon. Kranon accused Seiryu of shunning his true destiny and protecting a "mediocre" world. In response, Kranon unleashed numerous black hands and subdued Seiryu with a massive blast of energy before refocusing his attention on the World Guardian and their allies. He attempted to heal himself by channeling energy from the hands, but despite his efforts, he was ultimately defeated. In his dying breath, the Ambassador told the World Guardian and their allies that his death would mean little and that Xau-Tak's arrival was inevitable.
Drops[edit | edit source]
One main drop and one secondary drop are rolled after the Ambassador is defeated. The size of the team when the fight starts affects the quantity of the common rewards and the rarity of crossbow parts.
Main drops[edit | edit source]
|Item||Quantity||Rarity||GE price||High Alch|
|Reinforced dragon bones (m)||10–54 (noted)||Common||160,830-868,482||0|
|Black stone arrow tips (m)||14–246||Common||15,876-278,964||Not alchemisable|
|Black stone heart (m)||1–19||Uncommon||96,169-1,827,211||96,000-1,824,000|
|Eldritch crossbow stock (m)||1||Varies[d 1]||369,373,989||Not alchemisable|
|Eldritch crossbow limb (m)||1||Varies[d 1]||237,955,077||Not alchemisable|
|Eldritch crossbow mechanism (m)||1||Varies[d 1]||333,553,847||Not alchemisable|
|Umbral urn (m)||1||Very rare[d 2]||0||Not alchemisable|
- ^ a b c Drop rate is 1/55 (solo encounters), 1/167 (duo encounters) or 1/266 (trio encounters). Random part dropped first, then the next roll on this table guarantees one of the other two pieces. Duplicated parts act as if they were non-existent, so if a player obtained a doubled stock as their first part, then they would obtain another stock after getting a limb and mechanism drop.
- ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/300 (solo encounters), 1/1000 (duo encounters), or 1/1,500 (trio encounters), with a threshold of 60 for solo encounters, 200 for duo and 300 for trio encounters (combined solo and group killcount). Example: If a player were to have 101 group and 144 solo (combined 245), it would be 4 thresholds for solo, 1 threshold for duo and 0 thresholds for trio.
Secondary drops[edit | edit source]
|Item||Quantity||Rarity||GE price||High Alch|
|Crystal triskelion (m)||1||Uncommon||0||Not alchemisable|
|Onyx dust (m)||5–199||Common||81,170-3,230,566||54,000-2,149,200|
|Uncut onyx (m)||1||Uncommon||1,786,532||1,080,000|
|Uncut dragonstone (m)||4–16 (noted)||Common||56,148-224,592||2,400-9,600|
|Onyx bolt tips (m)||53–101||Common||384,992-733,664||286,200-545,400|
|Hydrix bolt tips (m)||58–104||Uncommon||539,980-968,240||348,000-624,000|
|Ghostly essence (m)||31–58||Common||202,492-378,856||1,860-3,480|
|Huge blunt rune salvage||12–98 (noted)||Common||464,520-3,793,580||480,000-3,920,000|
|Black dragonhide||19–195 (noted)||Common||68,685-704,925||912-9,360|
|Battlestaff (m)||105–141 (noted)||Common||318,990-428,358||441,000-592,200|
|Crystal key (m)||63–124 (noted)||Uncommon||1,490,517-2,933,716||0|
|Sirenic scale (m)||6–23||Rare||2,304,750-8,834,875||36,000-138,000|
Tertiary drop[edit | edit source]
|Item||Quantity||Rarity||GE price||High Alch|
|Elite chest (m)||1||Varies[e 1]||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
|Ultra elite chest (m)||1||Varies[e 1]||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
- ^ a b The player must have completed the Temple of Aminishi, followed by the Dragonkin Laboratory, and finally the Shadow Reef in consecutive order to receive an elite chest. All three Elite Dungeons must be done in Normal Mode, but it does not matter if they are completed solo or in a group. There is a 1/15 chance of receiving an ultra elite chest instead.
Additionally, a reward from the generic Shadow Reef drop table will be given:
|Item||Quantity||Rarity||GE price||High Alch|
|Huge spiky rune salvage||1||Common||38,411||40,000|
|Huge spiky rune salvage||11–51||Rare||422,521-1,958,961||440,000-2,040,000|
|Dark animica stone spirit (m)||1–2||Common||2,826-5,652||Not alchemisable|
|Reef relic (common) (m)||1||Common||4,999||4,999|
|Reef relic (uncommon) (m)||1||Uncommon||25,000||25,000|
|Weapon poison++ (1) (m)||1||Uncommon||8,756||86|
|Prayer potion (1)||1||Uncommon||1,026||45|
|Reef relic (rare) (m)||1||Rare||1,000,000||1,000,000|
|Starved ancient effigy (m)||1||Very rare||Not sold||Not alchemisable|
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Clenched ( 50) – Defeat the Ambassador without destroying any sinister fragments.
- Happy Trails ( 20) – Defeat the Ambassador without anyone taking any damage from his purple corruption.
- Instability Never Phased Me ( 30) – Defeat the Ambassador after surviving explosions from 4 unstable black holes.
- Crawfish Boil ( 30) – Disintegrate 12 crassian ritual keepers simultaneously during the Ambassador encounter.
- The Shadow Thief ( 0) – Obtained a collection of unique drops from the Shadow Reef elite dungeon.
- Ambassador No Maw:
- Ambassador No Maw I ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador. (X/5)
- Ambassador No Maw II ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador. (X/10)
- Ambassador No Maw III ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador. (X/25)
- Ambassador No Maw IV ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador. (X/50)
- Ambassador No Maw V ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador. (X/75)
- Ambassador No Maw VI ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador. (X/100)
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills:
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills I ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador while not in a group. (X/5)
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills II ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador while not in a group. (X/10)
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills III ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador while not in a group. (X/25)
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills IV ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador while not in a group. (X/50)
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills V ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador while not in a group. (X/75)
- Ambassador No Maw Solo Kills VI ( 5) – Defeat the Ambassador while not in a group. (X/100)
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
The Ambassador at the "RuneScape Winter Reveals" segment during RuneFest 2018
The Ambassador featured in the Update:Month Ahead: February
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
- Both God Wars Dungeon 2 and Elite Dungeon bosses now award more Reaper points and Slayer XP when killed in challenge/hard mode.
- patch 15 April 2019 (Update):
- Overall value of rewards increased, along with set drop rates for solo, duo and trio encounters for eldritch crossbow pieces.
- patch 8 April 2019 (Update):
- The Ambassador's taunt messages will no longer override his chat in his final phase so it's easier to tell who he has targeted with his portal attack.
- Unstable black holes can no longer spawn underneath the Ambassador.
- patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
- It is now easier to see where the barrier will appear during the Ambassador encounter.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Like Xau-Tak itself, the Ambassador's appearance draws heavy inspiration from the works of writer H. P. Lovecraft.
- The concept of the Ambassador as a boss was first mentioned at RuneFest 2016. It was initially described as a solo boss fight, but following player feedback Jagex were considering allowing between 1-5 players into the fight. As the final boss of the Shadow Reef elite dungeon, he eventually did end up being a fight for 1-3 players.
- When successfully defeated by a player, the following message is displayed in the player's RuneMetrics event log: "I killed Kranon the Ambassador, the undead dragonkin harbinger of Xau-Tak."
- A few days after release, Kranon's energy beam attack was changed so it is now always used as Kranon's next attack once he reaches 650,000 life points in response to players being able to skip the attack with high enough DPS. A few days after this change, players' time records were removed. However, the forced mechanic can be skipped if he reaches 550,000 health before he can start the attack.
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ RuneScape Winter Reveals (RuneFest 2018). 6 October 2018.*
- ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 3 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 3 April 2019.) Mod Orion: "Xbow rates reveal: 1 1/55 2 1/167 3 1/266"
- ^ Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 10 October 2018. JagexOrion: "Futon has 245 kills: You have a 4x higher chance to receive the pet on solo mode. You have not yet reached the threshold on group mode."
- ^ Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 10 October 2018. JagexOrion: "Correct. We're VERY happy that our systems allow us to re-use the previous elite dungeon code for new ones."
- ^ Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 17 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 17 May 2019.)
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ollie's Twitter account. 20 September 2016. (Archived from the original on 20 September 2016.) Mod Ollie: "After your feedback on the boss announcement we have decided to remove the 'solo' limitation. We may consider anywhere from 1-5 players."