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Tim is a human warrior that Jagex often used for promotional material on the RuneScape website between 2003 and 2006. Tim is depicted as a warrior with a roman gladiator helmet and metallic armour, and was often seen accompanied by a skeleton named Crunchy. His most famous role was holding the "Low Detail" button before RuneScape HD's release. He also featured in various other pieces of artwork released by Jagex, the most famous of which depicted him playing dice with Crunchy, released as a wallpaper and on the cover of RuneScape - The Official Handbook. This artwork also depicted Tim and Crunchy with a small green dragon pet called Eski, sitting beneath the table on a leash held by Tim.

Tim and Crunchy first appeared in-game as bobbleheads in the 2016 quest Gower Quest. Correctly proportioned versions of them later went on to host the Yak to Basics Yak Track in 2021.

Tim, Crunchy and Eski appeared in the 14th issue of Postbag from the Hedge, which first revealed the names of himself and Eski.[1]

After a long absence, Tim and Crunchy returned to website artwork in 2018, being featured on the login screen, in a recreation of the original artwork that depicted him playing dice with Crunchy.

History[edit | edit source]

Tim and Crunchy, yet unnamed, in the fifteenth god letter.

Tim has been an adventurer for over fifteen years, which he describes as "fifteen years of questing, slaying monsters and training our skills", although Crunchy claims he's instead just been riding off his coattails.

When he began his adventuring career, he had no friends or loved ones, but eventually met Crunchy during an adventure in the Wilderness. They've remained close ever since, and Tim helps Crunchy by translating his gestures into speech, which he is incapable of due to the lack of necessary components, such as lips and vocal cords.[2]

According to Crunchy in the 14th Postbag from the Hedge, he, Tim and Eski occassionally go on holidays together, and are happy to invite anyone who asks to their dice games.

Gower Quest[edit | edit source]

Tim appears as a bobblehead in the Gower Quest, alongside Crunchy. According to Tim, after the Tim and Crunchy bobblehead pets lost the Player Power poll, it was decided that they would be in the quest anyway, but the wrong concept art for them was used by mistake. They are in charge of overseeing the five Environment artists, and they task players with giving them cups of tea before they help rob the Wise Old Man's bank. After the quest, Tim can be obtained as a pet, along with Crunchy, by speaking with him or Crunchy in Behind the Scenes.

Yak to Basics[edit | edit source]

In 2021, Tim hosted the Yak to Basics Yak Track in Burthorpe alongside Crunchy. As the hosts, they requested heroes help them with their quests in exchange for rewards so they could take a break without taking a hit to their reputation[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Transcripts Tim speaks in:

Update history[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 14 - "Transcript:The woeful tale of the bunny ears.", Letter 3, by Crunchy, Tim and Eski. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
  2. ^ Tim, "Yak to Basics", RuneScape. "I've been an adventurer for a long time now, but it wasn't always easy. When I started it was so lonely. I had no loved ones, no friends... One adventure took me through the wilderness, terrified that everything and everyone was out to get me and my loot. But that's when I met Crunchy here. We've been inseparable ever since! He's so easy to talk to."
  3. ^ Tim, "Yak to Basics", RuneScape. "Don't just tell them that Crunchy! It's been fifteen years of questing, slaying monsters and training our skills! We need a break."