War against the Dark Wizards

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The war against the Dark Wizards was a series of conflicts against Zamorakian Dark Wizards following the destruction of the Wizards' Tower in the year 70 of the Fifth Age. The Zamorakian wizards had been blamed for the Tower's destruction by one of its survivors: future Archmage Perien. As a result, the Zamorakians were ostracised and came into conflict with other groups. The White Knights opposed the Dark Wizards in this conflict and rose to heightened prominence as a result. The war is supposed by Sir Theodore to have given their cause "impetus and rigtheousness" and to have marked the beginning of heightened religious conflict, particularly against followers of Zamorak such as the Kinshra.[1][2]

In Varrock, the destruction of the Tower caused the Dagon'hai to come into conflict with the rest of the city's citizens and priests of Saradomin. Most of the order were killed in the conflict, but some managed to flee the city and hide in the Tunnel of Chaos. [3]

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  1. ^ Wizard Ellaron, "Rune Memories", RuneScape. "Two of the ritual participants survived the destruction of the first tower: Perien the Blue, and Kelavan the Red. Perien founded the second tower and blamed the first tower's destruction on Red Wizards."
  2. ^ T.S. Church. Betrayal at Falador, (124-125). Titan Books, 2010 (edited rerelease). "We were formed at the end of the Fourth Age . . . We were charged with protecting Falador, and gained new prominence during the war with the dark wizards, followers of Zamorak, who were once welcome in the order of mages. It was their betrayal and subsequent burning of the Wizards' Tower that gave our cause impetus and rigtheousness, for all men had until that time lived as one, their actions not governed by their religion. But then the world lost its most powerful mages, and since that time our cause has been at odds with the followers of Zamorak, especially the Kinshra.
  3. ^ Dagon'hai history, "What Lies Below", RuneScape. "The famed Wizard's Tower[sic] in the south burned for what seemed like an age and the people of Varrock knew they had been misled. They turned upon the Zamorakian mages with murderous intent and the Dagon'hai, even with their skills in dark wizardry, were unable to confront such a vengeance-filled assault against their order, supported in full by the priests of Saradomin. The Dagon'hai were all but decimated. . . . The last remaining Dagon'hai were chased throughout Varrock to the great statue of Saradomin himself. Then, they all but disappeared."