The Third Age, also known as The God Wars, is one of the six ages of Gielinor. The Third Age lasted four thousand years and officially began when Zamorak, returning from his banishment as a god, began a war to retrieve the Stone of Jas which had been previously confiscated from him by Saradomin in the previous age. This war, also known as the God Wars, would span through the entire age and saw many significant events that shape the world even today, most dominated by war and the gods.
They only ended when Zamorak, cornered by Saradomin, Armadyl, and Bandos in Forinthry, used the Stone of Jas as a last ditch effort to save himself. This would result in the whole of Forinthry being destroyed, scarring the land so harshly that nothing would ever grow. Meanwhile, the druids of Guthix had been attempting to end the war by waking the god of balance; four of them, Atrew, Thera, Ria and Rief, conducted a ritual that succeeded in doing so. Guthix, horrified and saddened deeply by the destruction he saw, slammed a giant blade into the middle of Forinthry (what is now known as the Wilderness Volcano) establishing the Edicts of Guthix. These edicts banished most current gods from Gielinor, and prevented new ones from coming to the planet so that nobody could destroy it further.
Major events[edit | edit source]
- Zamorak returns to Gielinor having ascended to godhood.
- The Zarosian Extermination; The Zarosian Empire is being attacked by a combined effort of Saradominists and Zamorakians, with intention of removing all references to Zaros.
- The gnomes and the dwarves go into hiding. The dwarves establish the city of Keldagrim deep beneath the mountains.
- The elves retreated into the city of Prifddinas, some elves however venture out to fight of their own volition.
- Nex leads a Zarosian army in the Battle for the Ritual Site, she and her followers are however sealed in the Ancient Prison by Saradominists.
- The vampyre Lord Drakan conquers the Saradominst kingdom of Hallowvale, founding the land of Morytania. Queen Efaritay is imprisoned and her husband King Ascertes transformed into a vampyre.
- The Dorgeshuun tribe rebels against Bandos and goes into hiding.
- Azzanadra, a powerful high-ranking Zarosian Mahjarrat, is imprisoned in Jaldraocht Pyramid.
- The Battle of Annakarl is won by the Zamorakians.
- The cities of Uzer and Ullek in the Kharidian Desert are destroyed by the armies of Thammaron and Balfrug Kreeyath respectively.
- The capital city of the Zarosian Empire, Senntisten, falls some time before Year 3804, reducing the once great Zarosian Empire to nothing.
- Saradominsts take control over the remains of Senntisten from the Zamorakians, founding the city Saranthium.
- The Godsword is forged by a combined effort of Saradomin, Armadyl and Bandos to use against Zamorak. The transportation unit is assaulted by Zamorakians, and a great fight breaks out in the God Wars Dungeon. Nex is momentarily released by a group led by Sliske, but she's imprisoned again by a combined effort of all four factions.
- Zamorak cornered by the alliance and in desperation uses an unstable Stone of Jas, incinerating the land of Forinthry, scarring and cursing it, turning it into the Wilderness.
- Extinction of virtually all Aviantese, Icyene, Centaurs, light creatures, wyrms, white dragons, orks, ourgs, fayrgs, and raurgs that resided on Gielinor.
- Guthix is awoken from his slumber and alongside loyal followers retaliates against the other gods and their forces.
- Aeternam, a loyal servant of Guthix freezes the combatants in the God Wars Dungeons in time.
- Guthix banishes the most powerful gods and establishes the Edicts of Guthix to keep them out.
- Seren shatters herself into many crystal pieces to avoid being forced to leave after establishment of the Edicts.
- Guthix seal the Stone of Jas in the Ancient Guthix Temple.
- Guthix travels the world to witness the destruction, his mourning manifests as the Tears of Guthix.
- Establishment of the Guardians of Guthix, creation of the Balance Elemental.
- Guthix returns to his slumber deep beneath the earth.
Major battles[edit | edit source]
- Battle for the Ritual Site
- Dorgeshuun Civil War
- Fall of Hallowvale
- Morytania Campaign
- Assassination of Elspeth
- Kharidian Desert Campaign
- Battle of Uzer
- Battle of Ullek
- Battle of the Godsword
- Many many other battles that have been lost to time