Air rune

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Air rune
Air rune.png
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
MembersNo
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableNo
StackableYes
DestroyDrop
ExamineOne of the 4 basic elemental Runes.
Values
Value4 coins
High alch2 coins
Low alch1 coin
Weight0 kg
Respawn time100 ticks (60 seconds)
Grand Exchange
Exchange5 coins (info)
Buy limit50,000
Daily volume112,085,777
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Advanced data
Item ID556
Air rune detail.png

Air runes are one of the four elemental runes in RuneScape. Players can craft air runes with a Runecraft level of 1 at the Air Altar (located south-west of Falador), granting 5 Runecraft experience per Rune essence or Pure essence used.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Air runes are used in every combat spell and most teleportation spells in the standard spellbook, as well as in many spells from other spellbooks (See #Spells requiring air runes for an overview).

Because they are used very often, players are recommended to purchase a Staff of air or better, which can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staffs! shop in Varrock.

Besides usage for spells, air runes can be used for crafting combination runes; they can be combined with water runes to make mist runes, with earth runes to make dust runes, and with fire runes to make smoke runes (See #Products for an overview of everything that can be made with air runes).

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A common way for beginning players to obtain air runes is to talk to the magic tutor in Lumbridge. She will give you 30 air and mind runes if you don't have any in your inventory or bank.

Air runes or packs can be bought from Magic shops for 4 to 25 coins each, depending on the stock. Free-to-play players can buy runes from Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock and from the store in Port Sarim. The store at the Void Knight Outpost is often full of stock so they are not as expensive as in other stores. Non-ironman players can also purchase them from the Nightmare Zone, using 25 reward points. See #Shop locations for an overview of all shops.

Air runes do not cost very much money at the grand exchange, as players can craft them at a low level and they are often received as drops (See #Item sources for an overview of drop sources).

Runecraft info[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft15
More runes per essence every 11th level.
Members
Free-to-play icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsAir tiara.pngAir talisman.pngFacilitiesAir Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Rune essence.pngRune essence112
Total Cost12
Air rune.pngAir rune15
Profit−7

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft15
More runes per essence every 11th level.
Members
Free-to-play icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsAir tiara.pngAir talisman.pngFacilitiesAir Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Pure essence.pngPure essence12
Total Cost2
Air rune.pngAir rune15
Profit3

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft17.5
More runes per essence every 11th level.
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsAir tiara.pngAir talisman.pngFacilitiesAir Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Daeyalt essence.pngDaeyalt essence1N/A
Total Cost0
Air rune.pngAir rune15
Profit5

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft27 (nb)5
More runes per essence every 11th level.
Accessible only in the Guardians of the Rift minigame.
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsNoneFacilitiesAir Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Guardian essence.pngGuardian essence1N/A
Uncharged cell.pngUncharged cell[r 1]1N/A
Total Cost0
Air rune.pngAir rune15
Elemental guardian stone.pngElemental guardian stone1N/A
Weak cell.pngWeak cell[r 2]1N/A
Profit5
  1. ^ Only if no charged cells are present in inventory.
  2. ^ Only if an uncharged cell is present in inventory. Only one charged cell can be carried at a time.

Spells requiring air runes[edit source]

Spell Magic Magic Runes Type Spellbook
Lvl Exp
Wind Strike.png Wind Strike 1 5.5 1Air 1Mind Combat Standard
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal).png Enchant Crossbow Bolt
(Opal)
4 9 2Air 1Cosmic 10Opal bolts.png Utility Standard
Water Strike.png Water Strike 5 7.5 1Air 1Water 1Mind Combat Standard
Earth Strike.png Earth Strike 9 9.5 1Air 2Earth 1Mind Combat Standard
Fire Strike.png Fire Strike 13 11.5 2Air 3Fire 1Mind Combat Standard
Wind Bolt.png Wind Bolt 17 13.5 2Air 1Chaos Combat Standard
Water Bolt.png Water Bolt 23 16.5 2Air 2Water 1Chaos Combat Standard
Varrock Teleport.png Varrock Teleport 25 35 3Air 1Fire 1Law Teleport Standard
Lvl-2 Enchant.png Lvl-2 Enchant 27 37 3Air 1Cosmic Utility Standard
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald).png Enchant Crossbow Bolt
(Emerald)
27 37 3Air 1Cosmic 1Nature 10Emerald bolts.png Utility Standard
Earth Bolt.png Earth Bolt 29 19.5 2Air 3Earth 1Chaos Combat Standard
Lumbridge Teleport.png Lumbridge Teleport 31 41 3Air 1Earth 1Law Teleport Standard
Telekinetic Grab.png Telekinetic Grab 33 43 1Air 1Law Utility Standard
Ghostly Grasp.png Ghostly Grasp 35 22.5 4Air 1Chaos Combat Arceuus
Fire Bolt.png Fire Bolt 35 22.5 3Air 4Fire 1Chaos Combat Standard
Falador Teleport.png Falador Teleport 37 47 3Air 1Water 1Law Teleport Standard
Resurrect Lesser Ghost.png Resurrect Lesser Ghost 38 55 10Air 1Cosmic 5Mind Combat Arceuus
Resurrect Lesser Skeleton.png Resurrect Lesser Skeleton 38 55 10Air 1Cosmic 5Mind Combat Arceuus
Resurrect Lesser Zombie.png Resurrect Lesser Zombie 38 55 10Air 1Cosmic 5Mind Combat Arceuus
Crumble Undead.png Crumble Undead 39 24.5 2Air 2Earth 1Chaos Combat Standard
Teleport to House.png Teleport to House 40 30 1Air 1Earth 1Law Teleport Standard
Wind Blast.png Wind Blast 41 25.5 3Air 1Death Combat Standard
Inferior Demonbane.png Inferior Demonbane 44 27 4Fire 1Chaos Combat Arceuus
Camelot Teleport.png Camelot Teleport 45 55.5 5Air 1Law Teleport Standard
Water Blast.png Water Blast 47 28.5 3Air 3Water 1Death Combat Standard
Smoke Rush.png Smoke Rush 50 30 1Air 1Fire 2Chaos 2Death Combat Ancient
Shadow Rush.png Shadow Rush 52 31 1Air 2Chaos 2Death 1Soul Combat Ancient
Earth Blast.png Earth Blast 53 31.5 3Air 4Earth 1Death Combat Standard
Paddewwa Teleport.png Paddewwa Teleport 54 64 1Air 1Fire 2Law Teleport Ancient
Fire Blast.png Fire Blast 59 34.5 4Air 5Fire 1Death Combat Standard
Saradomin Strike.png Saradomin Strike 60 35 4Air 2Fire 2Blood +Saradomin staff.png Combat Standard
Flames of Zamorak.png Flames of Zamorak 60 35 1Air 4Fire 2Blood +Zamorak staff.png Combat Standard
Claws of Guthix.png Claws of Guthix 60 35 4Air 1Fire 2Blood +Guthix staff.png Combat Standard
Smoke Burst.png Smoke Burst 62 36 2Air 2Fire 4Chaos 2Death Combat Ancient
Wind Wave.png Wind Wave 62 36 5Air 1Blood Combat Standard
Shadow Burst.png Shadow Burst 64 37 1Air 4Chaos 2Death 2Soul Combat Ancient
Water Wave.png Water Wave 65 37.5 5Air 7Water 1Blood Combat Standard
Vile Vigour.png Vile Vigour 66 76 3Air 1Soul Utility Arceuus
Charge Air Orb.png Charge Air Orb 66 76 30Air 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png Utility Standard
NPC Contact.png NPC Contact 67 63 2Air 1Astral 1Cosmic Skilling Lunar
Earth Wave.png Earth Wave 70 40 5Air 7Earth 1Blood Combat Standard
Smoke Blitz.png Smoke Blitz 74 42 2Air 2Fire 2Blood 2Death Combat Ancient
Fire Wave.png Fire Wave 75 42.5 5Air 7Fire 1Blood Combat Standard
Shadow Blitz.png Shadow Blitz 76 43 2Air 2Blood 2Death 2Soul Combat Ancient
Spin Flax.png Spin Flax 76 75 5Air 1Astral 2Nature Utility Lunar
Superglass Make.png Superglass Make 77 78 10Air 6Fire 2Astral Utility Lunar
Dareeyak Teleport.png Dareeyak Teleport 78 88 2Air 3Fire 2Law Teleport Ancient
Charge.png Charge 80 180 3Air 3Fire 3Blood Combat Standard
Wind Surge.png Wind Surge 81 44.5 7Air 1Wrath Combat Standard
Water Surge.png Water Surge 85 46.5 7Air 10Water 1Wrath Combat Standard
Smoke Barrage.png Smoke Barrage 86 48 4Air 4Fire 2Blood 4Death Combat Ancient
Shadow Barrage.png Shadow Barrage 88 48 4Air 2Blood 4Death 3Soul Combat Ancient
Earth Surge.png Earth Surge 90 48.5 7Air 10Earth 1Wrath Combat Standard
Fire Surge.png Fire Surge 95 50.5 7Air 10Fire 1Wrath Combat Standard

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Air orb.pngAir orb
Member icon.png
  • Magic 66
  • Magic 76.0
Amulet of chemistry.pngAmulet of chemistry
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Amulet of defence.pngAmulet of defence
Free-to-play icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Amulet of nature.pngAmulet of nature
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Binding necklace.pngBinding necklace
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Bow string.pngBow string × 5
(Spin Flax)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 76
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 75
  • Crafting 75
Camelot teleport (tablet).pngCamelot teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 45
  • Magic 55.5
Castle wars bracelet.pngCastle wars bracelet(3)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Dareeyak teleport (tablet).pngDareeyak teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 78
  • Magic 88
Dust rune.pngDust rune × 13
(Earth Altar)
Member icon.png
  • Runecraft 10
  • Runecraft 9
Emerald bolts (e).pngEmerald bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37.0
Emerald dragon bolts (e).pngEmerald dragon bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37.0
Enchant emerald or jade.pngEnchant emerald or jade
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 27.8
Enchanted emerald sickle (b).pngEnchanted emerald sickle (b)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Falador teleport (tablet).pngFalador teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 37
  • Magic 48
Flamtaer bracelet.pngFlamtaer bracelet
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Greater magical balance icon.pngGreater magical balance
Member icon.png
  • Construction 77
  • Construction 356
Lesser magical balance icon.pngLesser magical balance
Member icon.png
  • Construction 37
  • Construction 176
Lumbridge teleport (tablet).pngLumbridge teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 31
  • Magic 41
Medium balance icon.pngMedium balance
Member icon.png
  • Construction 57
  • Construction 252
Mist rune.pngMist rune × 13
(Water Altar)
Member icon.png
  • Runecraft 6
  • Runecraft 8.5
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 28.8
(Superglass make - giant seaweed)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 180
  • Magic 78
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - seaweed)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 130
  • Magic 78
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - soda ash)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 130
  • Magic 78
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - swamp weed)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 130
  • Magic 78
Mystic air staff.pngMystic air staff
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Necklace of passage.pngNecklace of passage(5)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Opal bolts (e).pngOpal bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 4
  • Magic 9.0
Opal dragon bolts (e).pngOpal dragon bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 4
  • Magic 9
Paddewwa teleport (tablet).pngPaddewwa teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 54
  • Magic 64
Ring of dueling(8).pngRing of dueling(8)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Ring of returning(5).pngRing of returning(5)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Rune case 1 icon.pngRune case
(Elemental)
Member icon.png
  • Construction 41
  • Runecraft 14
  • Construction 190
  • Runecraft 25
Smoke rune.pngSmoke rune × 13
(Fire Altar)
Member icon.png
  • Runecraft 15
  • Runecraft 9.5
Teleport to house (tablet).pngTeleport to house (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 40
  • Magic 30
Varrock teleport (tablet).pngVarrock teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 25
  • Magic 35

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal demon Multicombat.png508/128
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png1513/128
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png203/128
Air rune packN/A Casket.png100Always
Air wizard13 Multicombat.png5–1019/20
Ancient Wizard98; 112 Multicombat.png5–245/50
Archer (Burthorpe)42 Multicombat.png292/128
Aviansie69–148 Multicombat.png1518/128
Bandit (Shayzien)22 Multicombat.png85/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png252/128
Bandit Level 2222 Multicombat.png102/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png252/128
Banshee23 Multicombat.png33/128
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png1–11Uncommon
Black demon Regular172; 178; 184 Multicombat.png508/128
Black dragon Regular227 Multicombat.png751/128
Blood Reaver161; 174 Multicombat.png1502/128
Blood Reaver161; 174 Multicombat.png2507/128
Brassican Mage140 Multicombat.png5–245/50
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png182/128
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png507/128
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png1057/128
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png50010/128
Chaos druid warrior37 Multicombat.png361/128
Chaos druid13 Multicombat.png363/128
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png243/128
Chest (Dorgesh-Kaan Average)52 Thieving icon.png10–191/20
Chest (Maze)N/A Casket.png151/10
Coffin (Hallowed Sepulchre) LowN/A Casket.png500–7501/10
Colonel Radick38 Multicombat.png82/128
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png5012/128
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png100–2006/128
Dark wizard Low level7; 11 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard High level20; 22; 23 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard High level20; 22; 23 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Low level7; 11 Multicombat.png103/128
Eclectic impling jarN/A Casket.png30–581/10
Eclectic impling50; 60 Hunter icon.png30–581/10
Elder Chaos druid129 Multicombat.png565/129
Essence impling jarN/A Casket.png301/10
Essence impling42; 52 Hunter icon.png301/10
Forgotten Soul20 Multicombat.png30–504/128
Ghast30; 79; 109; 139 Multicombat.png43/128
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png10520/128
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)80 Multicombat.png303/128
Greater Nechryael Multicombat.png1506/128
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png508/128
Guard (Burthorpe)37 Multicombat.png252/128
Guard (Hosidius)19; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Guard (Shayzien)21 Multicombat.png62/128
Guard19; 20; 21; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Hallowed sackN/A Casket.png500–7505 × 1/10
Head Guard84 Multicombat.png62/128
Icefiend13; 18 Multicombat.png1–51/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png103/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png182/128
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png1053 × 7/128
Kalphite Guardian141 Multicombat.png508/128
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png53/140
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png172/140
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png30010/128
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png60–8012.5/250
Lynx Tamer21 Multicombat.png62/128
Magic Stall65 Thieving icon.png11/3
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png103/128
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png182/128
Moss giant Regular42; 48 Multicombat.png183/128
Moss giant Iorwerth Dungeon84 Multicombat.png40–803/128
Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png1057/128
Nechryarch Greater300 Multicombat.png1503 × 6/128
Necromancer (Necromancer Tower)26 Multicombat.png182/128
Necromancer (Necromancer Tower)26 Multicombat.png103/128
Necromancer68 Multicombat.png20–304/52
Nex Multicombat.png123–1,365Uncommon
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png373 × 4/128
Ogress Shaman82 Multicombat.png10–205/116
Ogress Warrior82 Multicombat.png10–205/116
Pirate Multicombat.png102/128
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png200–3001/27
Reward casket (beginner)N/A Casket.png15–3511/492
Reward casket (easy)N/A Casket.png30–501/36
Reward casket (medium)N/A Casket.png50–1001/34.1
Rewards GuardianN/A Casket.png400–5004/125
Rogue32 Thieving icon.png88/128
Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png603/128
Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png1892/128
Screaming banshee70 Multicombat.png33 × 3/128
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png303 × 5/256
Sergeant (Shayzien)84 Multicombat.png62/128
Shadow warrior48 Multicombat.png454/128
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png2256/128
Skeletal miner42 Multicombat.png153/128
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Medium level40; 63; 72; 77 Multicombat.png95/128
Skeleton fremennik40; 50; 60 Multicombat.png603/128
Skeleton Unarmed21; 22; 60; 68 Multicombat.png152/128
Skeleton Armed25; 45; 85 Multicombat.png153/128
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png374/128
Soldier (Shayzien)21 Multicombat.png62/128
Soldier (Yanille)28 Multicombat.png82/128
Sourhog37 Multicombat.png5–156/110
Spider (araxyte) Level 8787 Multicombat.png30–5010/110
Spider (araxyte) Level 123123 Multicombat.png30–5010/110
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png309/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png502/128
Spiritual mage Zaros182 Multicombat.png2507/128
Spiritual warrior Zaros158 Multicombat.png1502/128
Temple Spider75 Multicombat.png30–505/100
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png3008/107
Tower guard28 Multicombat.png82/128
Twisted Banshee89 Multicombat.png305/256
TzHaar-Mej (monster)103 Multicombat.png25Uncommon
Tzhaar air rune packN/A Casket.png100Always
Undead Druid105 Multicombat.png200–3005/100
Wall beast49 Multicombat.png3Common
Wallasalki98 Multicombat.png1–1010/128
Wise Old Man tasksN/A Casket.png3–75Common
Wizard9 Multicombat.png122/128
Wizard9 Multicombat.png53/128
Zamorak crafter19 Multicombat.png510/70
Zamorak mage82; 84 Multicombat.png52/50
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png603/128
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png1892/128
Zombie (Entrana Dungeon)25 Multicombat.png134/128
Zombie (Sepulchre of Death)159 Multicombat.png401/5
Zombie pirate57 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie swab55 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png134/128
Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png33/128

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Restock
time
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?
Dom Onion's Reward ShopYanilleN/A25N/AMember icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreMor Ul Rek5,00012sTokkul 5.png 6Tokkul 1.png 0Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek5,00012sTokkul 5.png 5Tokkul 1.png 1Member icon.png
Regath's WaresArceuus5006sCoins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness1006sCoins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares. (runes)Al Kharid2030sCoins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Betty's Magic Emporium.Port Sarim5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Thyria's WaresArceuus5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll1,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Amlodd's Magical SuppliesPrifddinas5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness1,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop.Varrock5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop.Mage Arena20030sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop.Lunar Isle5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png

Item spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Draynor Village - east of the jailFree-to-play icon.png1Maplink
Musa Point - behind Luthas' houseFree-to-play icon.png1Maplink
Wilderness - Dark Warriors' FortressFree-to-play icon.png1Maplink

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020
(update)

The Grand Exchange buy limit was changed from 20,000 to 50,000.

8 January 2015
(update)

Game messages for crafting air runes are now filtered.

13 June 2005
(update)

The item was graphically updated for a second time.

1 June 2005

The item was graphically updated.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Air rune detail (historical v1).png
Air rune detail.png
Air rune (historical, v1).png
Air rune (historical, v2).png
Air rune.png
29 March 2004 ⁠–
1 June 2005
1 June 2005 ⁠–
13 June 2005
13 June 2005 ⁠–
present

Trivia[edit | edit source]