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11-Dec-2013 - The Bird and the Beast (World Event 2)

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The Bird and the Beast - World Event 2

 

Bandos and Armadyl are locked in a deific stand-off above Falador. From atop lofty towers, they're gathering divine energy to fuel siege weapons of prodigious power - enough to kill a god.

After pledging your allegiance to Armadyl or Bandos, you'll support the energy-gathering effort to help your god get his shot off first, killing the other outright.

Protect friendly caravans sent out to gather the energy and attack those belonging to the enemy; battle enemy players; build powerful war structures along the caravan routes and have your say in your side's grand strategy - all to make sure your god's the one standing at the end!

The stakes have never been higher, and the rewards are awesome: new combat abilitieshybrid armour with a chance to reduce cooldowns on combat abilities;titlescosmetic weapon overrides and - of course - plenty of XP.

Read on for further details, or get started now!

 

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The War Effort

Whether you're a battle-hardened fighter or a peaceful skiller, there's plenty that you can do to help determine the outcome of The Bird and the Beast. Everything described in this section will help your faction harvest divine energy and/or hinder the enemy in doing so, thus affecting the factions' overall score. At the end of the six week event, the side that has the highest overall score (as shown on the bar at the top of the screen in event areas) will emerge victorious - and for the losing god, it'll be lights out!

Contributing in also earns you renown that can be spent on rewards at your faction's quartermaster.

Note that this a safe event. If you die in one of the marked zones around RuneScape's major cities - be it to an NPC or another player - you'll respawn with all your gear intact at your faction camp.

Once you've spoken to Kara-Meir north of Falador and chosen your side, you're good to get started. Read on, and see the wiki for full details of everything you can do to help.

 

Caravans

Divination energy is gathered by caravans sent out by both sides. The position of active caravans can be seen on the war map in your faction camp, or the world map interface.

Attack your enemy's caravans and accompany your own to ensure your side comes out on top. If enabled via the Bird and the Beast interface, you can even fight other players for renown, heroic skulls and bragging rights. Note that having PvP enabled also increases your overall renown gain.

If you're not a fighting type, you can follow friendly caravans and help siphon divine energy when they stop, or you can halt enemy NPC diviners by clicking on them. You can also interrupt players who are siphoning energy by using a disruptor rod on them.

 

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Construction

RuneScape members can claim construction nodes along the caravan routes, and can choose from a selection of useful buildings to place there, whose handy effects include summoning friendly NPCs and increasing energy gathering speed. Once chosen, the initiating player will start to build, and others (both free players and members) can help.

Each claimed node acts as a teleportation destination for its faction, accessible via the war map.

If the opposing faction has claimed a node, you can work to sabotage it. If it's destroyed, its benefits will be removed its benefits and the node will be freed up.

 

Strategy

You'll have a say in a certain aspects of your faction's battle strategy.

One example is the construction of golems. Speak to the golem master on the first floor of your faction's tower to cast your vote on what body parts to use in its construction. The completed golems will defend or attack caravans (depending on how they've been built), thus contributing to the faction's score.

 

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Check out the strategy board and the voting board - both at your faction camp - for more voting opportunities. More will become available as the weeks go on, so keep checking back!

 

A World at War

NPC-versus-NPC skirmishes can break out at a number of locations in the world, and their outcomes affect your faction's overall score. Vote wisely on your faction's recruitment strategy - thus affecting the type of fighters your faction fields in these fights. And if you see one in progress, wade in and help!

 

 

More Spoils of War

When you sign up to a faction, you'll earn a token of fealty, which gives you 10 teleports to your faction camp per day and unlocks event-related buffs as your personal contribution increases, geared toward improving your performance in the event.

You can requisition rewards from your faction's quartermaster in exchange for your earned renown.

Among these are all-new combat abilities, usable from level 10 in their related skills:

  • Sacrifice: a basic ability (Constitution) that self-heals as you deal damage.
  • Devotion: a threshold ability (Defence) that grants 100% effectiveness of protection prayers for a time. The effect can be extended by killing enemies.
  • Transfigure: an ultimate ability (Constitution) that stuns you for a short duration, then heals more than twice any damage you've received during that stun, and subsequently imparts a lengthy stun immunity.
Renown will also buy you hybrid warpriest armour that scales in effectiveness up to level 75 Defence (50 for free players). Also, wearing three pieces or more of the armour earns you a set effect: a chance to reduce your longer ability cooldowns.

 

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The quartermaster can also grant you faction-specific emotes and titles, as well as generous XP lamps.

More rewards will open up as the weeks progress. Be bold, be resolute, and check back as the event goes on!

Finally, you'll be able to collect sacred metal fragments and faction-specific weapon components as you fight and work on battlefield structures. 1000 fragments and a weapon component can be combined to make orkish or aviansie weapon overrides for claws, shields, throwing weapons and wands.

 

 

Keep Up the Fight!

There's something for everyone to do here, in our most epic in-game event yet. The event will develop and escalate as the weeks go on, with plenty of surprises to come. Watch the news and in-game notifications for details!

Fight for the future of your favourite god, but - most importantly - have fun!

The RuneScape Team

 

How to start The Bird and the Beast:

Speak to Kara-Meir just north of the Falador lodestone. Further details on how to contribute to your side's war effort can be given by those in your faction's camp.

 

In Other News
  • Head over the our Twitch channel this evening from 5pm GMT, where Mod Silent and Mod Moltare will be discussing all things related to The Bird and the Beast.
  • Please note that Summoning familiars and cosmetic pets cannot be active within The Bird and the Beast's designated areas. They will disappear upon entry, and re-appear upon exiting.
  • Premier Club membership can now be purchased with RuneScape Bonds!
  • Vorago has deemed the 'Undefeated' title to be too easy to attain. As such, he has stripped all players of this title, and created a new form of attack, which he'll unleash on certain weeks. Players will need to complete a fight where Vorago uses this new attack to retrieve this elite title.
  • It's now possible to repeat the Ashdale tutorial by speaking to Gudrik in Taverley.
  • A collection of small fixes and tweaks have been made to the Ashdale tutorial.
  • Solomon's General Store can now be found in-game, just south of the Grand Exchange.
Patch Notes

 

 

Graphical:

  • Broken main hand drygore maces no longer appear in the off-hand position. 
  • The Varrock guard idle animations have been tweaked. 
  • Some graphical stretching that occurs in the background of a cutscene during the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest has been corrected. 
  • An issue with the interfaces in Livid Farm has been fixed. 
  • The shadows at Yu'biusk no longer float.
  • There is no longer a pink texture behind the wall climb rope inside Castle Wars near each the turret positions. 
Skills, D&Ds & Minigames:
  • Circus D&D replay tokens now correctly reset ranged targets. 
  • The bonus XP rates for black ibis outfit in last Pyramid Plunder room have been corrected. 
  • The Warrior's Guild Strength tag interface no longer appears before it is supposed to. 
Quests, Challenges & Achievements:
  • The combat XP reward from the Blood Pact quest is now in the form of a combat XP lamp, to allow players to opt out of receiving the experience.
  • An issue where light creatures in the Tears of Guthix cavern would get stuck behind rocks, causing the player to freeze, has been fixed.
  • An issue with returning players unable to complete the Swept Away quest has been resolved.
  • A discrepancy between the VO and text dialogue for the Dwarven Smith in Doric's Workshop has been resolved. 
  • Varrock armour will now give the correct amount of bonus XP while wearing the golden mining suit. 
  • The hint arrow that points to Isold during the Arm the Militia task in Burthorpe has been adjusted. 
  • The creation of all studded leather armour now counts towards daily challenges.
  • The easy Falador task 'Disarm and Embark' can once again be completed. 
  • The explorer's ring 4 no longer displays the wrong options on the ability bar after logging out and in again.
Other:
  • Creating unfinished Summoning pouches now works off of the player’s Summoning level and not the number of active Summoning points.
  • Unfinished macaw pouches now require the correct level to create. 
  • Dropping of Tuska mask parts has been stopped to prevent drop trading.
  • Trading certed Tuska mask parts is no longer allowed.
  • Players can no longer acquire the entire Kaigi's journal by spam clicking the pages whilst they're on the floor.
  • Loot beams now appear on ascension keystones and ferocious rings.
  • Airut bones now work with the demon horn necklace and give prayer points when buried/crushed by a bonecrusher.
  • The text for finishing charms with mystical slices has been shortened to allow it to fit in the available space.
  • Players can no longer use the inventory or equip interface whilst using the wardrobe interface.
  • An issue with missing sound effect when a bird nest drops has been fixed. 
  • Players will no longer refer to Saradomin as their creator when declining a makeover from the Makeover Mage.
  • A disconnect issue when players are dragging items onto the Grand Exchange interface has been resolved.
  • Doing the 'Give Thanks' emote before attempting to do the 'Rest' emote no longer allows players to rest on a Clan Citadel dance floor. 
  • Players can no longer kick a gilded cabbage into a wall, rendering it impossible to retrieve. 
  • An issue with missing apostrophes in the dialogue with Thok and Marmaros has been fixed. 
  • Destroying multiple Dungeoneering rewards in one go will now refund 50% tokens for each one destroyed instead of for only one.
  • Corporal Keymans now always appears in Burthorpe for players that haven't claimed the baby troll before. 
  • Anagorgic orts no longer appear on the stool that the player sits on when creating flatpack furniture.
  • The clan member resource check output has been updated to use a more readable colour. 
  • Titles now display correctly in the Summary interface tab. 
  • An issue with interfaces rendering during cutscenes when resizing a browser window has been fixed. 
  • A spot near the lava in Clan Wars can no longer be walked into. 
  • The report button on a clan vexillum now works as expected. 
  • Players can no longer equip lent rare items in the Wilderness. 
  • A spelling error in the clan avatar book has been corrected. 
  • An issue in the Crafting interface where items created did not display as complete has been fixed. 
  • When making the demonic sigil, players will no longer get a Cooking interface. 
  • The right amount of runes are now removed when adding them to urns, whilst having a follower that can store additional urns.

 


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  • "Vorago has deemed the 'Defeater' title to be too easy to attain. As such, he has stripped all players of this title, and created a new form of attack, which he'll unleash on certain weeks. Players will need to complete a hard mode fight to retrieve this elite title."

 

no rage, right?

 

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YEAAHHHH look at this awesomesauce

 

 

YEEEHHHHHHHH


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Vorago got made harder... again *shakes head and sighs*


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  • "Vorago has deemed the 'Defeater' title to be too easy to attain. As such, he has stripped all players of this title, and created a new form of attack, which he'll unleash on certain weeks. Players will need to complete a hard mode fight to retrieve this elite title."

 

no rage, right?

 

lmfao


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clawing at the gates of runescape!

 

Must get in!!

 

 

interested to see if the sacred mettle from this event can be used to finish off event 1 weapons.


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clawing at the gates of runescape!

 

Must get in!!

 

 

interested to see if the sacred mettle from this event can be used to finish off event 1 weapons.

Or the reverse :)

 

Btw

Just a suggestion; but is there a coordinated effort going on on our side (since obviously the vast majority of players voted to side with Armadyl)...

Like a cc where people tell to go to what spot on what world and do whatever etc?


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  • "Vorago has deemed the 'Defeater' title to be too easy to attain. As such, he has stripped all players of this title, and created a new form of attack, which he'll unleash on certain weeks. Players will need to complete a hard mode fight to retrieve this elite title."
no rage, right?

 

None at all. I'm always up for a challenge. :thumbup:

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half way though my renown points for the day already. much much faster then other world event. havnt gotten any sacred mettle yet though.


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Me behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home from a party after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with seven men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies who always had the munchies. The fault is not mine! if you had this childhood and loved it put this in your signature!

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Best clan-community feeling building event EVER

 

I love this 


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woo avanasie wand, still no sacred mettle though


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Me behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home from a party after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with seven men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies who always had the munchies. The fault is not mine! if you had this childhood and loved it put this in your signature!

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I claim this thread in the name of Armadyl. Shouldn't you Bandos followers be working on how to color within the lines?

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sacred metal from previous event is treated as a unique item and doesnt stack with new metal... not sure if you can use old metal with new items though. only had 800 from last event.


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Me behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home from a party after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with seven men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies who always had the munchies. The fault is not mine! if you had this childhood and loved it put this in your signature!

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The problem, at least on world 99 right now, is it became so obvious that Armadyl massively outnumbered Bandos so Bandos people either gave up or switched sides. Armadyl controls all sites w99 right now and I'm assuming it's the same on other worlds...result seems inevitable.

 

Meanwhile new players are confused because there's nothing left to do really except protect from Godless ambushes I guess.

 

Oh well, 30k max renown for the day.


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Good bye bandos, it was nice looking at you

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Letting the players decide what God dies is such a stupid concept. Of course Armadyl would outnumber Bandos...

 

Anyway, I hope I only have to participate a few days out of the six weeks, cuz I am going to be working 14 hour days every day except weekends... So, I want to be able to actually get the rewards :(


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Such a stupid concept.

 

Anyway, I hope I only have to participate a few days out of the six weeks, cuz I am going to be working 14 hour days every day except weekends... So, I want to be able to actually get the rewards :(

You can get the first ability with 31k renown (only spending 21k of it, but you need an upgraded token which needs 31k), and you can get 30k per day which can easily be done in under an hour.

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anyone got any Metal Fragments or weapon part yet from working on nodes?

 

Turning PVP on as a bandos is an extremely bad idea, the parity is so large that even the node just outside the bandos camp gets swamped with armadyl players.


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Kiln Record (Post-EoC): W 25 - L 0, 14 Uncut Onyx, 8 Jad hits received (Best record: Two in the same kiln)
Obby set renewed post update #2: 0

QBD drops: 21 crossbow parts, 3 Visages, 1 Kites, 2 Kits

Max Port Score [2205] Achieved: 27th April 2013 (World 2nd)

 

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Such a stupid concept.

 

Anyway, I hope I only have to participate a few days out of the six weeks, cuz I am going to be working 14 hour days every day except weekends... So, I want to be able to actually get the rewards :(

You can get the first ability with 31k renown (only spending 21k of it, but you need an upgraded token which needs 31k), and you can get 30k per day which can easily be done in under an hour.

 

That's cool, but what about the others? I assume the other ones are going to end up costing progressively more, and if the limit doesn't increase each day it could end up involving participation on most days to fully upgrade your rewards.


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anyone got any Metal Fragments or weapon part yet from working on nodes?

 

Turning PVP on as a bandos is an extremely bad idea, the parity is so large that even the node just outside the bandos camp gets swamped with armadyl players.

got wand from working on a node. Only metal i've gotten so far was from other teams caravan.


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Such a stupid concept.

 

Anyway, I hope I only have to participate a few days out of the six weeks, cuz I am going to be working 14 hour days every day except weekends... So, I want to be able to actually get the rewards :(

You can get the first ability with 31k renown (only spending 21k of it, but you need an upgraded token which needs 31k), and you can get 30k per day which can easily be done in under an hour.

 

Silver token is 10k, not 31k.

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Cannot say I like PvP element for this event. The armours look quite nice...gathering rate seems to be better than the last event as well. Wonder if we would see turncoats a few weeks into the event for a twist.


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