01-Jun-2011 – Fremennik Sagas
The immortal storyteller, Skaldrun, has been trapped in the frozen floors of Daemonheim for centuries. Players who free him from this chilly prison will gain the opportunity to literally step into the shoes of the protagonists of his Fremennik Sagas, and take on their unique abilities while living out their tales. Skaldrun has three such sagas he’s currently willing to share with you...
The first of these sagas is Three’s Company, which marks the first in-game appearance of stoic Temple Knight Sir Owen, seer-sorceress Ariane, and the ever-charming, remarkably skilled and implausibly handsome Ozan (at least that’s how he’d put it). Take control of all three characters as they make their way through the frozen floors to track down a dangerous criminal intent on harnessing the secrets of summoning for his own nefarious ends. This saga is completely available to free-players and members alike.
In Vengeance, follow the dark tale of a sole-surviving forgotten warrior as she descends further into madness, despair and fury, all the while seeking retribution for the death of her brothers-in-arms at the hands of a party of adventurers. Players will need to work quickly, as she is constantly fighting the poison in her system, as well as resisting (or succumbing to) her madness.
Finally, Thok it to ‘Em gives players some incredibly large boots to fill, as they take on the role of Dungeoneering’s very own skill master: the mighty Thok! Smash, force and headbutt your way through Daemonheim in search of your injured brother, Marmaros, using Thok’s unmatched strength. As well as solving puzzles ‘the Thok way’, you’ll also have to do battle with several of Dungeoneering’s bosses.
All of these sagas come in both abridged and unabridged versions. The abridged sagas offer reduced story and rewards, but can be played by anyone who’s found that saga’s ‘memory fragment’ within Daemonheim. The unabridged sagas offer greater rewards and the complete story, but require certain other skill levels to become accessible. In terms of rewards, abridged sagas offer Dungeoneering XP and tokens, while unabridged versions give rewards of XP in the skills required to access the saga (so long as the sagas are completed to 100%, with all secondary objectives found!). All sagas are repeatable, though their rewards can only be claimed once.
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Where to start Fremennik Sagas:
Free Skaldrun from one of Daemonheim’s frozen floors (you must have a Dungeoneering level of 11 and be playing on complexity 2+), then speak to him on the surface (near Marmaros and Thok).
Requirements to start each Fremennik Saga:
Three’s Company (free-to-play):
Find the bearskin on floors 1-11
11 Dungeoneering (abridged)
As above + 30 Attack, Magic and Ranged (unabridged)
Find the collection of swords on floors 12-21
23 Dungeoneering (abridged)
As above + 55 Agility and Thieving (unabridged)
Thok it to ‘Em (members):
Find the scribbled notes on floors 30-40
59 Dungeoneering (abridged)
As above + 70 Strength (unabridged)
In other news...
The sky lighting effect that appeared in Port Sarim last week has spread over the rest of the free lands. Take a stroll from Lumbridge to Draynor, then pop over to the Wizards' Tower or Grand Exchange to see the new effects.
It is no longer possible to walk through a pillar in Draynor Village.
Ingots no longer clip through the conveyor belt in Artisans Workshop.
Baby platypus chatheads do not stretch any more.
The clan cape no longer obscures amulets.
A rug in Draynor Village does not flicker any more.
Quests / Tasks
The ‘A Bolt from the Blue’ Varrock task now unlocks correctly.
A certain confusion monster in A Soul's Bane is no longer invincible.
Angry bears in A Soul's Bane have had their attack hunt range lowered.
A cutscene in My Arm's Big Adventure has had camera angles updated to match the reworked Trollheim.
Clicking out of a certain cutscene in Perils of Ice Mountain no longer leaves a player within the cutscene.
Some misleading text during Great Brain Robbery has been altered.
It is no longer possible to smuggle extra food into a duel using a dismissed familiar.
Dungeoneering binds will no longer be lost when a server crashes.
It is no longer possible to get an untrimmed skillcape with multiple maxed stats by leveling up on a free world.
Stall owners will forgive you if you've stolen from their stalls after a certain amount of time.
Ned's wife in Draynor has moved back into the house, kicking out the random man.
The ability to plant two spirit trees has been added to the Farming skill advance guide.
The chat filter buttons no longer disappear when going up or down stairs in fixed-size mode.
Joining a friend’s chat now states correctly where the leave button is.
It is no longer possible to attempt to alchemise or superheat using the explorer's ring during a game of Fish Flingers.