Anima Mundi

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Anima Mundi is the life force of Gielinor.[1] It has a strong connection to spirit trees and other flora of the world, and is most alluded to by gnomes.[2][3][4] This connection appears to be reciprocal, as some types of vegetation are able to assert influence over the life force of the world.[5] Anima is fed by life.[6]

The Tasakaal took on the purpose of serving the balance between life and death to protect the anima of Gielinor. According to them, without life there is no anima, but because life can also destroy and endanger the anima, it must be kept under control.[6][7]

When Argento was killed, Hazelmere felt a sudden pain, believing it to be the Anima Mundi crying out for the death of the spirit tree.[2]

According to a gnome child, the Anima Mundi works in mysterious ways.[8] He also states that when a cabbage is plucked from the soil, its connection to the Anima Mundi is irreversibly severed.[4]

The elder-dragons may be associated with the Anima Mundi in some manner as well, as folklore depicts them in terms reminiscent of the Anima, stating that "their lifeforce was linked to the life of the world itself".[9]

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  1. ^ Felfiz Yaryus, Old School RuneScape. "[...] the Anima Mundi, the life force of our world."
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 Hazelmere, "The Eyes of Glouphrie", Old School RuneScape. "[...] I felt a sudden pain, as if the Anima Mundi was crying out with the loss of a favoured child.... And I knew that one of the Old Ones had died, and I had lost a friend."
  3. ^ Felfiz Yaryus, Old School RuneScape. "Here, you can grow Iasor, Kronos and Attas plants. [...] Three unique plants with a special affinity to the Anima Mundi, the life force of our world."
  4. ^ 4.0 4.1 Gnome Child, "20th Anniversary event", Old School RuneScape. "I wish to witness the moment when the individual cabbage's connection to the Anima Mundi is irreversibly severed, as you pluck it from the nurturing soil in the field south of Falador."
  5. ^ Felfiz Yaryus, Old School RuneScape. "When planted, all three of these plants have a unique impact on the Anima Mundi."
  6. ^ 6.0 6.1 Kaal-Xil-Dar, Old School RuneScape. "The anima of this world, it is fed by life."
  7. ^ Tasakaal, Old School RuneScape.
    • Kaal-Mej-San: Without life, there is no anima.
    • Kaal-Ket-Jor: But life can also destroy. It can endanger the anima.
    • Kaal-Xil-Dar: So life must be kept in check.
    • Kaal-Mej-San: This is our purpose.
  8. ^ Gnome Child, "20th Anniversary event", Old School RuneScape. "Some forces in this world move in mysterious ways. Gravity, the Anima Mundi and the price of granite mauls are just three everyday examples."
  9. ^ Book of folklore, Old School RuneScape. "In some arcane way their lifeforce was linked to the life of the world itself; it is written that, as long as the Elder-dragons continue to live, the world shall not end."