Voice of Seren

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The Voice of Seren is a blessing effect in Prifddinas that moves between clan districts every hour. Two clans will have the Voice active at any given time. While the Voice is active in a clan's district, certain actions related to that clan's signature skills give additional experience or rewards.

The clans where the Voice is active are the same in all worlds. Elven clan capes can be activated to tell whether the Voice is currently active in that clan's district. Similarly, the master clan cape can be activated to identify which of the two clan districts the Voice is currently active in.

When in Prifddinas, two clan icons are visible on the screen depicting the clans that are illuminated by the Voice of Seren. Players can hover their cursor over the clan icons to see what effects the Voice has on that clan when it is illuminated. Near the lodestone, in the Tower of Voices, the player is able to see which districts the Voice is active in by looking at the illuminated symbols on the ground. The clan symbols on the ground indicate the direction where each clan district is located.

Inside Prifddinas, the following message is shown when the Voice of Seren changes districts. The colour depends on which district is mentioned.

Clan Message
Amlodd The Voice of Seren is now active in the Amlodd district.
Cadarn The Voice of Seren is now active in the Cadarn district.
Crwys The Voice of Seren is now active in the Crwys district.
Hefin The Voice of Seren is now active in the Hefin district.
Iorwerth The Voice of Seren is now active in the Iorwerth district.
Ithell The Voice of Seren is now active in the Ithell district.
Meilyr The Voice of Seren is now active in the Meilyr district.
Trahaearn The Voice of Seren is now active in the Trahaearn district.

Randomness of the voice[edit | edit source]

The Voice of Seren rotates in a somewhat random way with some key restrictions. If a Voice is active in a clan, then there will be a two hour cool-down before the Voice of Seren can be active in that clan again. For example, if the Voice of Seren is on Trahaearn from 02:00-03:00 then the earliest hour the Voice of Seren can be on Trahaearn again is 05:00-06:00.

This means that at the beginning of any hour there are four clans that can NOT have the Voice active on them. Of the remaining four clans that can have the Voice, two will be chosen. That being the case, if the Voice of Seren just ended for a clan then there is a 50% chance it will be active for that clan again in exactly two hours.

In this way, if the Voice of Seren just ended for a clan, one can use the 2 hour cool-down to predict the time at which the Voice will be active for that clan again. A good way to check this is with Jagex's Clock on their Twitter page.

After any game updates, the Voice can be of any combination regardless of the Voices prior to the update.

Effects of VoS[edit | edit source]

Icon Clan Effects
N/A All clans
  • 20% extra base experience from pickpocketing the respective workers.
  • An increased chance to find golden rocks in the respective clan's skill.
  • A chance for a crystal impling to spawn at the herald of one of the affected clans (this can happen multiple times during the illumination).
Amlodd Clan.png
Cadarn Clan.png
Crwys Clan.png
Hefin Clan.png
  • 20% more base Agility XP whilst training agility on the Hefin Agility Course. The rate at which velocity is gained on the agility course is doubled.
  • While doing laps on the Hefin Agility Course, an additional 25% of base Agility experience is gained in the Prayer skill for each action performed. Experience boosts, such as bonus experience and the first age set do work.
  • The collector's insignia will not lose charge and won't stack with the Voice.
  • 20% more base Prayer XP from cleansing the Corrupted Seren Stone.
  • Increased chance of the window and light creature shortcuts appearing on the Hefin Agility Course.
Iorwerth Clan.png
Ithell Clan.png
  • 20% more base Crafting and Construction XP from training using the harps. The harps have a significantly lower chance of losing tune while playing.
  • 20% more base Crafting XP from crafting crystal flasks.
  • Sawmill operator shop stock doubles. It will replenish if it is empty when voice takes effect.
  • 50% chance for each mined soft clay to be transported directly to the player's bank. This takes precedence over sign of the porter effects.
Meilyr Clan.png
Trahaearn Clan.png
  • 20% more Smithing XP when smelting corrupted ore.
  • At the start of the hour, each ore rock, excluding gem rocks, has a 1/15 chance of being replaced by a dark or light animica rock. The replaced rock will remain in the world until the end of the hour.
  • 20% chance to award extra ore when mining rocks in the district.
  • 20% more base Farming XP from planting and checking the tree patch, as well as a chance of the tree skipping growth stages.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • The Voice of Seren icons can once again be clicked through on Desktop; when on mobile, players are shown the information for the buff tapped.
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Trahaearn hour causes random level 90 animica rocks to spawn on each world, requiring worlds to be searched for a good pattern. In addition all mining has a higher chance for double ore, and smelting corrupted ore gives more XP.
    • Ithell hour now gives a chance for soft clay mined to be put straight into the bank.
  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • The tooltip for the Hefin Voice of Seren has been tweaked to give a better explanation of the Agility/Prayer buff.
  • patch 14 August 2017 (Update):
    • Some typos on the Hefin and Crwys Voice of Seren tooltips have been fixed.
    • During the Ithell Voice of Seren, the clay rocks will not deplete.
  • patch 7 August 2017 (Update):
    • Additional information has been added to the Voice of Seren tooltips for some of the clans in Prifddinas.
  • patch 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • The Voice of Seren now correctly lights up lamps and icons for the affected clan in Prifddinas across all worlds.
  • ninja 6 July 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now hover over the Voice of Seren icons in Prifddinas to see their benefits.
  • patch 24 November 2014 (Update):
    • Players will now receive bonus XP when planting a fruit tree in the Meilyr district and harvesting from a bush in the Cryws district with the relevant Voice of Seren buff active.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An unlisted music track similar to Elven Voice plays throughout the active clans' districts of the city while the Voice is in effect there.
  • After the release of Prifddinas, the Voice of Seren gave 20% experience boost for all the clan-related skills performed under the Voice of Seren. This was reduced for some actions to 5% when the second half of the city was released and turned to the current state on 17 November 2014. On the official forums it was told that this wouldn't happen until the first week of December.[1] This was reverted early in January 2015.
  • For quite some time, there was a common misconception that when the Iorwerth Clan district was illuminated by the Voice of Seren, this had an effect on the crystal chest drop table; this was confirmed to be incorrect by Mod Hunter.[2]
  • Smelting corrupted ore with the Voice of Seren active in the Trahaearn district used to give swamp tar prior to the Mining and Smithing rework.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Osborne. "Voice of Seren - Quick Note." 10 November 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Hunter. 10K crystal chests VoS vs. no VoS. "If nothing else all of your testing has at least gained mod confirmation that there isn't - and has never been - any impact from the VoS on the crystal chest. I've had a look at the original elf city design documents put out to players as well as internal documents and didn't find anything mentioning it as an intended feature. Most other searching loops back to runewiki as a source, so I would be interested to learn where the belief it had an effect originated!"*