The TokHaar (meaning Sacred-Rock in the TzHaar language) are an ancient race of rock and lava creatures and are one of the 12 Elder Artefacts. The TokHaar were forged by another Elder Artefact, the Elder Kiln, which was made by the elder goddess Ful. Because the TokHaar were created to help build Gielinor itself, they and the TzHaar predate the arrival of humans and all other sentient species.
Like the TzHaar, the TokHaar love combat and spend their free time fighting. Unlike the TzHaar, who pass their memories down from eggs, the TokHaar are simply reborn in the lava with their memories intact if destroyed in the kiln. Those killed outside of the kiln remain permanently dead, so the TokHaar are rarely, if ever, seen outside of the safety of their home.
History[edit | edit source]
Creation[edit | edit source]
The TokHaar were created when the sacred lava of the kiln entered contact with sacred clay. According to a TokHaar-Hok, the TokHaar were forged in the Elder Kiln by their masters (the Elder Gods: the "designers of this world"), to build the mountains of Gielinor. The TokHaar-Xil were built to dig up the earth and rock, the TokHaar-Mej to blast the earth into a size the TokHaar-Ket could lift, and the TokHaar-Hur to craft the sediment into cliff-faces and slopes. The TokHaar were responsible for creating hundreds if not thousands of planets, improving with each creation they made. Their last masterpiece was Gielinor, of which they also made the planet's Elder Halls.
When their work was done, they built a great mountain around the kiln and returned to live within the kiln, "to await further instruction". However, some chose to remain within the mountain, outside the kiln, tunnelling through it to create cities and mazes. Those that did so have become the TzHaar. The TokHaar dislike the TzHaar for this, believing it is weak, unnatural and against their true purpose. The TokHaar initially took no action at the time, as there was no point in killing their fellow kin. They simply remained inside the kiln and watched lava creatures and others fall in the Kiln, reborn as TokHaar and their memories shared with the rest of their race.
A Fruitless Search[edit | edit source]
During the Gielinorian God Wars, when Zamorak sought to expand his influence, he sent his servant Perjour to locate the Elder Kiln and recruit the TokHaar to his cause. Perjour died from injuries he sustained during the journey. Even if he did survive, the TokHaar would have refused to aid Zamorak, seeing the other gods as false pretenders.
A Plot and Rediscovery[edit | edit source]
Around year 169 of the Fifth Age, TokHaar-Hok ordered the TokHaar to sabotage the TzKot-Zo to cool the volcano down and hopefully force the TzHaar back to the Kiln as one. The TzHaar were very stubborn however, but their eggs began hatching as Ga'al, an unexpected anomaly. A human adventurer, given one Ga'al, was asked by the TzHaar-Mejs to search for the Elder Kiln. They found the kiln and fought off many TokHaar.
The volcano continued to rapidly cool, but the TzHaar were still unwilling to leave. The adventurer discovered that the cooling of the volcano was a plot by the TokHaar to force the TzHaar into the kiln. After defeating Hok, he promised to leave the TzHaar alone as long as he and his brethren could continue fighting the adventurer, which they accepted.
Unity[edit | edit source]
With the return of Ful, the TokHaar rejoiced upon hearing the singing of their creator once more. This time, Hok returned to the city to appeal to their ancient duties, but many of the TzHaar refused to return to the kiln.