Wizard Shug is an elderly wizard sent by the Wizards' Tower to help restore the Mage Training Arena. The idea was proposed by Archmage Sedridor after another apprentice had been killed, so he sent many wizards, such as Shug and his apprentice Edvin, to oversee the reconstruction of the arena.
Wizard Shug had the idea to bring back the rune guardians after seeing the golems in Uzer. They repaired the guardians by using 20 pieces of rune essence and two specially enchanted emeralds, which Shug managed to enchant on their own.
In his youth, he was seemingly well travelled, having travelled to the ruins of Uzer, Nardah and Lunar Isle. Nowadays, he spends the majority of his time asleep in his chair on the top floor of the Mage Training Arena.
When the Wizards' Tower held a Towering Feast, wizards from all over Gielinor attended, including Wizard Shug. He appeared at the banquet, asleep in his chair and dreaming about thingummywut.
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- ^ a b c Wizard Shug, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "One of our apprentices had recently exploded, so Sedridor was determined to make training safer. Well, Sedridor sent a few of us over here to keep an eye on the rebuilding. He wanted us to research methods for defending and administering the Training Arena so it would function like a well-oiled machine. It was my idea to bring back the guardians. You see, when I was young, I had travelled extensively, and in the desert I found an ancient city. You should go there someday: it's very educational..."
- ^ a b Wizard Shug, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "So we used a great deal of essence to repair the bodies of the guardians. Edvin was in charge of that: he was my apprentice at the time. I supplied him with twenty pieces of essence and two enchanted emeralds. That was my true contribution, you see, the enchanted emeralds. It was tricky, but I developed a method to enchant emeralds on their own. They're not good for much, but they work well enough in rune guardians."
- ^ Wizard Shug, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "Well, you are well adventured, aren't you? I happened upon it accidentally. I was actually trying to reach Nardah, but I got lost in a sandstorm."
- ^ Wizard Shug, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "Why, I remember when I once travelled to a distant isle where the stuff was available en masse. The women there were quite odd, very floaty."