Rei is one of our longest standing clannies. Even though he's left once or twice, he just can't leave us alone! This month you all had a chance to ask him some questions and get to know him a little better.
Hello Rei, how's it going?
It's going quite well.
What's the correlation of your RS name with you?
Well, my original name was Reian100... (my dad made it for me, dont judge) and when the name changing update came out, I've always kept Rei in it so people still know who I am.
How long have you been playing RuneScape?
Perhaps too long. I first heard about this game from my cousin back in 2003, I was only 8 then, I'm 19 now. so 11 years. But if you take in account of how many times I've quit, then it is probably more like 9.
How did you find out about Clan Quest?
After the clan I was in died, bad. I was just looking at clans on rs forums and i found this one. I joined it simply in hopes it'd get me to do quests.. which it did.
What is it that you like about this clan? Is there something that you don't like about it?
Hmm.. I like most of the people in the clan, and I know a lot you probably don't like me back, and i dont care.lol. To the second part of the question. Yes, some of the people.
What's your favorite color?
I've noticed that you are very into anime, what is it that you find so appealing about it?
Oh god, I don't even know how to answer this. uhhh, I guess its because they can do more with it than live action series can, and can get away with a lot of stuff like gore and what not, which a lot of tv shows cant unless theyre on HBO
Do you have an all time favorite anime series or movie?
Describe yourself in 3 words.
I suck at math.
Why is Hellsing your favorite/one of your favorite anime?
Because Alucard is so badass and OP, he doesnt need to dodge anything he just takes it in like a boss.
What is your favorite anime besides Hellsing?
Hmm, id say my next favourite is probably Ergo Proxy, Samurai Champloo, or One Piece.
Who is your favorite Hellsing character? (Pip and Walter are beasts! Also Victoria... dem guns)
Rip van Winkle. She had the best fight against Alucard.
I hear you like rap, who is your favorite artist?
My favourite artist changes a lot, but as of right now I'd have to say Schoolboy Qa
What are you currently up to in rs?
Im attempting to get 90+ skills. So far I've only gotten Smithing.
Any future goals you want to share?
Nah, I don't have any goals. If I did I would probably share them.
I don't know you very well, but my initial impressions of you are of someone I'm surprised is hanging in a questing clan. How do I put this....you seem like you'd be the type of person who plays RuneScape for pking or PvM, but everything like the story and lore bores you. How much of that would be true, or can you tell me how wrong that impression is?
You're both right and wrong. I don't pk at all. But I'd like to PvM. Only some of the story bores me, I really enjoy the new sixth age story, Sliske <3. As for lore, i dont read lore in any game i play.
What do you do mostly on RuneScape when you log on?
Bank stand. I think you know that though.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
I think like most boys I wanted to be an astronaut.
Neko (cats) and like any feline, not just household cats.
Favourite TV shows?
Game of Thrones. It's about the only TV show i watch.
If you were to meet someone from history who isn't alive right now, who would it be?
Uh.... Ramses the Great. I'd ask him how he built all the things he did.
Do you agree with being my noobdouche?
Funniest thing ever to you is...? (it can be anything that comes to mind, TV, film, real life moment, whatever.)
I know you've seen Shrek is Love, Shrek is life. That's what the funniest thing ever is to me as of this moment.
You've been in this clan at least 3 years, why are you still so quiet with us?
Why? no idea, i am afk a lot. also it seems that a lot of people dont like my personality.
If you had to pick a role in the RS game, what would you most like to do? ie. Skilling, Bossing, Questing, PVP.
Where is you poh located?
We are both from Canada, where abouts do you hail from?
I hail from the wonderful province of Ontario.
What are your goals in real life, or have you decided that yet?
Do you have any pets?
1 dog now. we just had to put one down at the start of july, she was 13 years old i think. and 3 cats.
Is there anything special you want to tell us about yourself? Don't be shy, we are a curious bunch.
Is there really such a thing as chocolate peanut butter? Ug! Is it like Nutella?
No its not like nutella. It's better than nutella. It was created by the gods. it is everything. nothing is better.
Are you still interested in war history? American, Canadian or worldwide? What era?
I like a lot of history, like Japanese history, warring states period, ancient egypt. medieval. stuff like that
Does your dog get on with your cats? Does it get on with other cats or just yours?
Yes it does, but it will still chase them if he feels like it. and no my dog doesnt "get it on" with anything. as he is neutered.
What's your favourite runescape moment in your entire period of playing this game?
Uhh, i think it would be getting my first 99 even though it was cooking. Still back then it meant a lot to me since i spent quite a bit of money to get it. keep in mind that i got it like 5 or 6 years ago.
Any favourite items, or special outfits you wear that you're known for? (like Ytse's black dragon mask)
Hmm my favourite items? Mining cape. the trim is too sexy. no special outfits that i know of
What's your favourite skill?
Any place you particularly hang out in the most?
Grand Exchange. unless you mean IRL then in front of the computer. lol
Over the few years you've been playing, is there anything you've learned in-game that you've implemented in your real life?
What place in Runescape would you like to visit yourself if it existed in real life?
Elf City. Its not even out yet. but elves are awesome.
What skill would be your favourite in real life?
Magic. because who doesnt want to shoot fireballs from their hands.
What JMod superpower would you like to have in Runescape?
All of them. >:)
A big thank you to those of you who posted questions for our good friend Rei. We hope you got to know him just a little bit better! This concludes our interview for August.
Article by Hemsky
What if the Harry Potter movies simply depict Harry being in a coma?
What if, as aunt Petunia said in HP1, Harry's parents DID die in a car crash?
What if Harry, too, was in that car during the crash but miraculously survived and entered a coma?
Here's my version of it, book by book.
The Philosopher's Stone: When Hagrid delivers Harry to the Dursleys on his flying bike, is when Harry enters his coma. He is being guided into a deep sleep. His years with the Dursleys depict his body's experience of just being in a coma: fighting, trying to survive in a world that is not natural to you. And for once, the roles are reversed. Petunia told Harry the truth about the car crash. Petunia is his mind's way of telling the facts. But then Hagrid comes back into play and says there never was a car crash. Hagrid represents the phase of denial. "There was no car crash. Your parents died defending you."
The Chamber of Secrets: It's all about a secret chamber in here. Inside the chamber lies Voldemort, disguised as his younger self. This is the part where Harry discovers who he really is, because he cannot understand what he has to do if he doesn't even know himself. By entering the chamber of secrets and facing off against Voldemort -destroying the diary-, Harry accepts who he is. Harry understands that there is a chance of surviving, no matter how alike he & his depiction of Death are.
The Prisoner of Azkaban: Digging deeper. When previously Voldemort was the effigy of his coma, this time it takes the shape of one of his family members: Sirius Black. Harry is afraid, but in the end finds out that, even though his parents died, he will never be alone. As Dumbledore said in HP1: "It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but just as much courage to stand up to your friends." By standing up to Sirius Black and giving him a second chance, Harry finds a lot of strength he'll need later on.
The Goblet of Fire: This is when things get really tough. The Triwizard Tournament represents one of the greatest challenges his body has to overcome if he ever wants to wake up again. It all starts when "Mad-Eye Moody" puts his name in as a participant. This is his subconscious, believing in a final chance to fight before his body gives up. The first part of the tournament is stealing an egg from a dragon. The dragon is fierce and very strong, but in the end Harry outruns it. Harry outruns the strongest part of the coma. Then comes the part at the lake. Harry shows more than the required willpower, saving 2 people instead of just the one had to. This is where his mind believes in his body to fight. Saving more people than necessary, is how his body lets him know there is more power in him than he ever thought. The final challenge is the maze. The maze itself matters not that much, it is a distraction.
The Order of the Phoenix: Harry gathers an army. The coma is getting stronger as time goes by, so he needs every ounce of resistance he can find. There's Umbridge, an effigy of doubt. By forbidding the use of real defences against the dark arts, she tries to make him helpless. Harry, however, fights that doubt and wins. When Umbridge called Harry a liar for saying Voldemort is back, she knew he was right but she didn't want to admit it. She wanted to make him doubt himself.
The Half-Blood Prince: The halfblood prince is found out to be Severus Snape, the best friend and ex-lover of his mother. Snape teaches Harry how to protect himself (the Legilimens part) against Voldemort (his coma) trying to take him over. This could represent Snape being at Harry's bedside in the hospital, telling him to fight his coma and to wake up. When Harry uses Protego against Snape to see his fragile past, is when Snape is at his weakest: one of his loved ones is dying and there's nothing he can do against it.
The Deathly Hallows: It all comes down to this. Hogwarts (his mind & body) has to be defended at all costs. When Harry is dead (the part with Dumbledore at King's Cross) is when his coma won & actually killed Harry. However, he comes back. He's conquered so many challenges and became strong enough to resist the endless sleep. When he destroys Voldemort is when he defeats his coma. The parts after that are used by his body to recover from everything while still giving Harry some pleasant dreams. The Elder Wand being thrown away represents the medical machines in the hospital he's in: when Harry throws away the wand, he acknowledges that he is strong enough on his own. This is when his body no longer depends on the machines keeping him alive at the hospital.
The Deathly Hallows: The part with his children. Harry has fully recovered from his coma. He lived a happy life. He named his son Albus Severus for 2 reasons: Albus Dumbledore was the effigy of his mind (which is why in HP5, Dumbledore seemed to ignore Harry so often; it was when Harry was weak.), and Snape was the only one who never lost hope in him. Snape was THE person who stayed at his bedside in the hospital during all those 17 years. Snape loved Lilly with all his heart and he would honour her by making sure her son would survive.
Article by Wise Ork
Attending a recent game promotion.
Well that is pretty easy to place and it happened on July 28th. Our ava went with me to see Mod Chris L at the GE with Araxxor, the latest and hardest RuneScape Boss to be released. He turned everyone into spiders. I became a spider with green eyes 8)
Our ava was not changed into a spider, so seems he is invincible.
For more information on this new boss and where to find him, the Wiki has the following article:
Article by MsKonnan
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nos·tal·gianoun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias
a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations
Well it's that time again, time to analyze a particular update or aspect of RuneScape. This month I will not only be doing this with the game but rather with myself as well and I encourage you to do the same. With Legacy coming in to the game this month it's hard not to think about what the game means to you. Others have said, and I agree, that Legacy has much less to do about the mechanics or gameplay and much more to do about bringing back a time when you were most happy and most comfortable and trying to preserve those feelings. Legacy has brought a feeling of nostalgia to many people and while I haven't always been a supporter of this update, I can see the appeal looking at it through a different lens. I think we all feel nostalgic about different aspects of the game. Lord Rickles reminded me how I too felt about my Dragon equipment and how I bought and sold a full set of Dragon ornamental armour three times before I was ready to, in his words, "let it go". This made me think and ask myself the question, what am I nostalgic about in RuneScape? What do I wish was brought back into game? What do I do now to retain the magic I felt when I first started playing? In short what do I feel nostalgic about? After much soul-searching I believe I found the answer. The sheer number of skills and the ability to be self sufficient if one so chooses was truly one of the most fascinating and engaging aspects of the game to me and it's something that I've gotten away from but as you will see I believe I have found a way to bring this back to my own game so I can have that feeling of nostalgia like so many of the Legacy players.
The day I walked off of Tutorial Island I found myself in this magical land with literally unlimited things to do. Of course the feeling was a bit overwhelming at first but soon I began to see the real beauty in the way the skills worked. I could go fishing and use the fish to train my cooking which I could turn around and use when I was training combat. I could kill chickens for feathers, cut down trees, smith arrowheads, and fletch my own arrows. I could mine ore and smith my own weapons and armour - there was truly no end to the things that I could do for myself. I rarely used the Grand Exchange when I first started, there really wasn't any need. Everything I needed to train was at my fingertips and all I had to do was go out and get it. I have always felt that RuneScape was unique in this respect. Not that no other games have skills that are complementary and can train each other but rather the variety and the way it made you feel like a mountain man living off the land. I've been playing RPG's and MMORPG's for over 25 years and I still haven't found any game that gave me the same feeling that RuneScape did when I started.
Unfortunately it was not to last, I became my own worst enemy in this regard. In my pursuit to be a more high-powered player I drifted away from what truly made me happy. I began to chase the XP Dragon and no matter how efficient I was or how great my XP per hour was it was never enough. I began to rise in the ranks by hundreds of thousands from where I first started and still the feeling turned out to be empty. I never was much for bragging rights, however, I did want a certain level of respect from other players and this just fueled me even more. Eventually the 99s started to come then 1500 total level and 2000 total level and 2300 total level and I still enjoyed the game but I never had that sense of magic and inspiration that I had when I started. Then came Legacy and through my opposition to the update I began to realize why people wanted it so bad. It was something I wanted as well but in a different way. I wanted the game to make me feel like it did when I started.
I finally came to this realization and decided to do something about it. Earlier this month I began to be as self-sufficient as I could. Now I didn't start an Ironman challenge or anything like that, but I did begin to look for ways that I could be more fulfilled by doing things for myself. This was challenging at first because for a higher level player it's not as cut and dry as it is when you start. I have found a number of things I can do, however, that are extremely beneficial, cost-effective, and most importantly fun. I'm going to share some of these things with you now but keep in mind this is not a guide nor are any of my methods very enlightening it's all common knowledge and widely available on YouTube and other sites.
My first 99 was in Woodcutting. The reason why was that I loved Construction and I literally cut all of my own mahogany logs to train my construction skill. The great thing about doing it this way was that I got enough special logs that I could convert my logs to planks essentially getting 99 construction, one of the most expensive skills in the game, for free. Of course you know the trade-off, it took a long time. On the bright side there was always somebody down there cutting logs that I could talk to and I actually made a lot of my really good friends while cutting mahogany logs. This is just one idea if you like these two skills, I will tell you it is a very rewarding feeling when you walk away with either of those capes and know you did it yourself. The next method is something you've probably heard Shane talk about himself. Herblore can be funded through Farming essentially making it self-sufficient and given the fact that Herblore is another one of my favourite skills it's something that I have taken up recently. The plus side to this is that while you are getting 99 Farming you also get 99 Herblore and when you're done you have the supplies to make an obscene amount of overload potions thus keeping you supplied for your PVM trips. Another thing I have went back to lately has been Fishing. I catch all of my own Rocktails now and what I don't use for my Rocktail Soup I use for day-to-day needs. If skilling isn't really your thing and you are more of a combat oriented player don't fret you can still do many of the same things through combat. Of course Slayer is your best friend. It allows you to train multiple skills at the same time all while stabbing something in the face. For example, I recently went on an assignment and had my Bonecrusher with me and was using the Korasi sword to check out its special attack. Long story short, for every kill that I used a special I received Prayer XP, Slayer XP, Magic XP, Strength XP, and Constitution XP, now that's a lot of skills to get XP in at one time. Granted the Prayer and Magic XP was minimal, it is still worth it because you're going to be doing it anyway might as well maximize it. These are just a few examples that I have been doing. There are so much more and it's fun to try to find methods on your own that suit your needs.
I want to leave you with this challenge. Ask yourself what you are nostalgic about? What made you fall in love with the game? Has Jagex already brought it back or is there a way you can recapture that feeling on your own? It's well worth the effort, just ask the Legacy players. Until next month happy RuneScapeing.
Article by Tanis
(A little sexy, a little problem solving, a little political, a little corny, oh dear)
Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.
Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.
Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.
Fred's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!
When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.
To Fred's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.
He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
Fred was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Brisbane City Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.
Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.
Vote carefully in the next election, you can't always hear the bells.
Article by MsKonnan
Be prepared for the update of the year
After a long wait, Jagex will finally release the long-awaited elf city, together with the quest that will conclude the main elf questline. In this series of article consisting of two parts, we will summarise everything you need to know before the content gets released. This month: the elf storyline so far.
NB: this article does contain spoilers for the extended elf quest series. The discussed quests are: Plague City; Biohazard; Underground Pass; Regicide; Roving Elves; Mourning's Ends Part I & II; Within the Light; Catapult Construction, and Making History.
Plague in Ardougne
The story starts in Ardougne, a city split in a richer East Ardougne, and a poor West Ardougne. After a breakout of plague in West Ardougne, King Lathas - the ruler of East Ardougne - decides to put West Ardougne in quarantine by building a wall around it. Edmond's daughter Elena cares a lot for the citizens of West Ardougne, but she has gone missing. You create a gas mask and dig a tunnel into West Ardougne and find Elena. While in West Ardougne, Elena took some samples from the plague. With the help of some other people, you find out that there is no plague at all.
The Dark Lord
You then confront King Lathas with the results. He admits making up the plague to mask the real threat: his brother King Tyras - the ruler of West Ardougne - is being controlled by the Dark Lord. King Tyras travelled to the other side of the mountains and King Lathas asks you to follow him to find out more.
The story continues when a messenger tells you the Well of Voyage has been restored. On your way to the western lands, an elf named Idris appears. He tries to tell you something about King Lathas, but gets killed by two other elves, who tell you to meet Lord Iorwerth in the Elf Camp. Lord Iorwerth in turn sends you to meet his tracker near the Tyras Camp, where King Tyras resides. It is your job to kill him, and you succeed.
Lord Iorwerth gives you a letter to King Lathas, telling about your success in killing Lord Tyras. You get access to the pass of Arandar: an alternative way of traveling to the elven lands. Before you arrive at King Lathas to hand over the letter, another elf - Arianwyn - appears. He opens the letter and shows you that King Lathas actually teamed up with Lord Iorwerth to resurrect the Dark Lord, and he used you to kill his brother King Tyras, the good guy in this story. By killing King Tyras, you have opened up the path for the Dark Lord to enter Gielinor from Zamorak's realm. Arianwyn convinces you to choose his sides, but you deliver the letter to not cause any suspicions.
Using a tunnel through the mountains - The Underground Pass - you can reach the Well of Voyage, a portal to the western lands. There is one problem: the evil madman Iban has taken control over the pass and turned the Well of Voyage into a portal to Zamorak's realm. Hence you travel through the dangerous tunnel, and create a doll of Iban by adding his shadow, body, blood and spirit to it. By throwing the doll in the well, you ban Iban to Zamorak's realm, allowing the wizards of King Lathas to restore the well.
In the meanwhile, the player has also met Almera who lives near the Baxtorian Falls. Her son is looking for a hidden treasure near the waterfalls and Almera wants her son to come back. You try to convince Hudson to go home, but he will not leave without his treasure. As he will also not let you help, you decide to learn more about the area. The Baxtorian Falls used to be inhabited by the elves, led by King Baxtorian and his wife Glarial. King Baxtorian hid a lot of treasures under the waterfall, which could only accessed by him and his wife, by the means of Glarial's amulet. You also find that you can access Glarial's tomb by using Glarial's pebble, which lies hidden under Tree Gnome Village. You find the pebble and enter the grave to pick up Glarial's amulet and Glarial's urn. Using the amulet, you can enter the tunnels under the waterfall to retrieve the treasure.
In the elven lands, you meet Islwyn and Eluned. Islwyn is the grandson of Glarial and has found out you disturbed her resting place. You have to fix this by laying the spirit of Glarial to rest again. This is done by retrieving a concentration seed from one of the monsters in the grave, having Eluned - a master of crystal singing - purify it and burying it in the Waterfall Dungeon.
As you have joined the rebel's cause, Arianwyn asks you to go undercover as mourner in West Ardougne. He tells you that the mourners are actually elves. You infiltrate the mourners headquarters and hear the head mourner admit that his job is to keep up the facade of the plague. He asks you to help with that by repainting the sick-looking sheep outside of Ardougne, and poisoning some of the West Ardougne food reserves. The head mourner then tells you that they will investigate deeper into the mountains to find a way to resurrect the Dark Lord. You then have to investigate a group of mourners that has gone missing in the mountains. You find that the bodies have been killed by the shadows near the Temple of Light. The Temple of Light is an ancient elven structure built to protect the Death Altar. The mourners want access to it to speed up the return of the Dark Lord.
Temple of Light
After collecting a sample ofblackened crystal, you report back to Arianwyn, who tells you the crystals together make up the defense of the Temple of Light, and that the defense has clearly failed. You are asked to restore it. Eluned uses the sample to create a new crystal, which you have to put in place.
When you arrive at the Death Altar, you will find a dwarf called Thorgel. He tells you about another passage to the Temple of Light through the Underground Pass. In trade for some supplies, Thorgel gives you a Death Talisman. You enter the Death Altar to imbue Eluned's crystal with death power and use it to restore the crystal and thus the defense. After hearing about Thorgel, Arianwyn decides to discuss an alliance with the dwarves.
"I felt a great disturbance in the light"
Arianwyn once again needs your help by investigating a disturbance in the light found by Thorgel. Together with Arianwyn you enter the Temple of Light. There you recognise the energy from the crystal trinket - an item that allows you to pass the defenses of the Temple of Light - in an energised pillar. As the crystal trinket is too small to transfer energy from the temple to the pillar, you use your own body. When you touched the pillar with your body full of the energy from the temple, you are teleported to a different area. Eventually you find a tunnel that has collapsed. Nearby lies an elven messenger. You learn that the tunnel is called the 'corridor of light', and leads to the under-city of the elf city Priffdinas, which has been turned into a huge crystal. Arianwyn will contact Thorgel to have the dwarves clear out the tunnel, such that Priffdinas can be restored to its original form.
Another quest requirement for the new elf quest is the quest Making History. In this quest you have to save the outpost outside of Ardougne from being destroyed to make place for King Lathas' new alchemy lab. Upon speaking to three different people, you have enough stories to turn the outpost into a museum, which will save it from being demolished.
That is where the story ends... for now. This month, the last quest of this storyline will be released. We will finally find out who the Dark Lord is, and hopefully stop him. We will restore Priffdinas, which will be the high level hub of Runescape. Next month you will be able to read part two of this series, which will summarise what you can expect from the new Elf City, which is expected to be released in September.
Article by Cireon
~ by Lizbeth ~
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli
1 large onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup cream
Homemade Croutons, recipe follows
Day old French bread
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in heavy medium pot over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, onion, carrot, salt and pepper and saute until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, until the flour reaches a blonde color. Add stock and bring to boil.
Simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender, about 15 minutes. Pour in cream. With an immersion blender, puree the soup. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and then replace the lid back on the pot. Serve hot with Homemade Croutons.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut bread into cubes and place in a large bowl. Drizzle cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
Spread seasoned bread onto a sheet pan and bake for about 15 minutes.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings:
Total Time: 40 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 30 min
Article by LizBeth
Article by MsKonnan