The Horn

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Elder Gods, the creators of the Horn.

The Horn, also known as the Horn of Quin, is an artefact of the Elder Gods. It was an early mouthpiece they used to communicate with and control the TokHaar, since it was not possible for them to use their own voices without eviscerating any and all things in their vocal range. As time went on, the Elder Gods began to refine and evolve their communication methods, and thus, the Horn became obsolete. It was eventually discarded just like many of the other Elder Artefacts, replaced by newer forms of communication, such as the "Kras" in Heart of Stone and the spawned Voice of Jas' seen in Sliske's Endgame.

The Horn was eventually found on Gielinor by Guthix in the First Age and it is likely this contributed to the power he was known to have. Guthix hid the Horn, along with the other artefacts in his possession, before going to sleep at the beginning of the Second Age. Around year 149 of the Fifth Age, it came into the possession of Quin,[1] a powerful seasinger and self-proclaimed goddess of the Wushanko Isles. She used it to boost her already potent seasinger abilities, allowing her to control all the sea monsters of Wushanko from afar, and consequently demanded that the citizens of Wushanko worship her like a goddess. Following her defeat, the Horn was lost as nobody thought to claim it.

At some point, The Horn apparently fell into the hands of a God "of tusk and fury" that invaded Bobonosia (then called Jermyn) and used it to turn the very jungle itself against the mwanu[2]. Marimbo, who used to be an ordinary gorilla from a place she can't remember, ascended due to exposure to the Horn, though it is uncertain if this was prolonged or simply overnight, through the course of a drinking game[3]. It's unclear if the God that invaded Bobonosia and the God that was carrying the Horn when Marimbo ascended were the same.

The basis of the Horn's ability is to communicate and impose one's will on another, which is why Quin was capable of controlling multiple sea monsters.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the reveal that it was in Quin's possession, it was speculated that it could be the Frostenhorn or even the Wand of Resurrection. These were however quickly confirmed to be false, while there was often a "no comment" on Quin's horn.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne Mod Osborne (36:50) Official lore livestream, 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ Rotten journal, RuneScape. "We are cast out, by an invader from another world and the accursed monkeys who gather beneath his banner. A great beast of tusk and fury, armed with a great horn that turns the very jungle itself against us. Our world is no longer ours."
  3. ^ Marimbo, "Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza", RuneScape. "I have a strange dream sometimes that I was just an average giant monkey in a vast jungle full of giant monkeys. I can't remember the name of the place, but the whole world was a jungle, and giant monkeys like we were in charge. We weren't smart or anything. We were just animals. Swinging in trees, eating each other's lice. The usual. Then one day I just 'woke up'. There was a statue nearby that turned out to be a dead god. And a huge, empty wine barrel. Someone later told me he was a god of hedonism too. He was on a trawl of different worlds, challenging mortals to drinking contest for a bit of lark. So when he found out about a world of giant monkeys he went there in a flash, grabbed me and started dishing out the booze. It's a pity I never got to know him. Everything I found out was from his followers, who were all in mourning. So I thought 'Marimbo, let's cheer these guys up', and called for more wine. Everyone perked right up once we cracked open a new barrel, I can tell you. It's a shame I lost that drinking horn. The Fancy one with all the sparkles. I wonder where it went?"