Battle of Uzer

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The Battle of Uzer was a conflict that occurred prior to the year 3669 of the Third Age.[1] The battle was fought primarily between the forces of the desert city of Uzer and the military of the Zamorakian elder demon Thammaron.

At one point, Uzer had formed an alliance with Saradomin, who granted the city military protection, which included mages and warriors.[2] To bypass its defences and attack the city, the elder demon Thammaron opened a portal from its dimension to Uzer.[3] The city was sieged and eventually, Uzer's army was wiped out.

With no army and Saradomin's forces diminishing, the whole city's industry was transformed to the manufacture of golems. A golem army was created to fight Thammaron.[4][5] Many golems were lost, but the golem army managed to gravely wound him and drive him back through the portal. The portal was sealed and Thammaron died shortly after.[6]

Towards the end of the God Wars, around year 3669, Uzer was razed.[7] Only one golem is believed to have survived.

With the exception of a single clay golem, virtually all of Uzer's settlers either fled or were killed in the attack.

It is possible that Armadyl's forces also fought here, as noted by his symbol carved onto the temple of Uzer together with the symbols of Saradomin, Zamorak and Thammaron.[8]

The art of the construction of golems was lost and no attempt was made to regain it, consequence in part to the modern Church of Saradomin's consideration of them as unnatural.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Varmen's notes, Old School RuneScape. "With that information I can say with confidence that these are the ruins of Uzer, an advanced human civilization said to have been destroyed towards the end of the Third Age (roughly 2,500 years ago)."
  2. Varmen's notes, written by Varmen, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "It was allied with Saradomin and enjoyed his protection, as well as that of its own mages and warriors."
  3. Clay golem, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "A great demon. It broke through from its dimension to attack the city."
  4. Varmen's notes, written by Varmen, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "[...] its existence tells us that the city's inhabitants were expert magical craftsmen. The huge kilns in some of the buildings indicate that at some point before its destruction the whole city was converted to the manufacture of these golems."
  5. Varmen's notes, written by Varmen, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "I surmise that the army of golems was created in order to fight the demon, since Uzer's army had been wiped out and Saradomin's forces were increasingly stretched."
  6. Clay golem, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "Many were destroyed, but we drove the demon back!"
  7. Varmen's notes, written by Varmen, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "I can say with confidence that these are the ruins of Uzer, an advanced human civilization said to have been destroyed towards the end of the Third Age (roughly 2,500 years ago)."
  8. Varmen's notes, written by Varmen, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "We have also examined the carvings on the large building in the centre. There are symbols depicting several of the ancient gods, including Saradomin, Zamorak, and Armadyl [...]"
  9. Varmen's notes, written by Varmen, "The Golem", Old School RuneScape. "The art of the construction of golems has been lost since the Third Age, and, although they are sometimes discovered lying dormant in the ground, no concerted effort has been made to regain it, thanks largely to the modern Saradomist Church's view of them as unnatural."