Book on baxtorian

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Book on baxtorian
Book on baxtorian.png
Released24 September 2002 (Update)
Also calledBook on Baxtorian (The Missing Relics)
Quest itemWaterfall Quest
ExamineA book on elven history in northern Gielinor.
Value2 coins
High alch1 coin
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.51 kg
Advanced data
Item ID292
Book on baxtorian detail.png

The Book on baxtorian can be found in the Tourist Information Centre just south of the Baxtorian Falls. In it is a brief history on Baxtorian, his treasure, and the reason he hid himself away beneath the waterfall, as well as a lot of useful hints and information concerning how a player might get in to retrieve the treasure.

The book is used in the Waterfall Quest and after finding the book it can be found on the shelves in a player-owned house. It can also be found in the Grand Library in Prifddinas, which requires completion of Song of the Elves to access.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

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The Missing Relics

Many artefacts of elven history were lost after the Fourth Age, following the departure of the elves from these lands. The greatest loss to our collections of elf history were the hidden treasures of Baxtorian.

Some believe these treasures are still unclaimed, but it is more commonly believed that dwarf miners recovered the treasure early in the Fifth Age.

Another great loss was Glarial's pebble, a key which allowed her family to visit her tomb. The pebble was taken by a gnome family over a century ago. It is hoped that descendants of that gnome may still have the pebble hidden in their cave under the Tree Gnome Village.

The Sonnet of Baxtorian

The love between Baxtorian and Glarial was said to have lasted over a century. They lived a peaceful life learning and teaching the laws of nature.

When trouble hit their home in the west, Baxtorian left on a great campaign. He returned to find his people slaughtered and his wife taken by the enemy.

After years of searching for his love, he finally gave up and returned to the home he made for Glarial under the Baxtorian Falls. Once he entered, he never returned.

Only he and Glarial had the power to enter the waterfall. Since Baxtorian entered, no one else has been able to get in. It's as if the powers of nature still work to protect him.

The Power of Nature

Glarial and Baxtorian were masters of nature. Trees would grow, hills form and rivers flood on their command.

Baxtorian in particular had perfected rune lore. It was said that he could use the stones to control water, earth and air.

Ode to Eternity

A short piece written by Baxtorian himself.

What care I for this mortal coil,
where treasures are yet so frail,
for it is you that is my life blood,
the wine to my holy grail,
and if I see the judgement day,
when gods fill the air with dust,
I'll happily choke on your memory,
as my kingdom turns to rust.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 July 2019

Some text was modified to be consistent with the elven lore of both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape.

4 October 2005 –
7 February 2006

The item's examine was changed from "A book on elven history in north RuneScape." to "A book on elven history in northern RuneScape."

26 January –
27 June 2005

The item's examine was changed from "A book on elven history in north runescape."[sic] to "A book on elven history in north RuneScape."