Crandor

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Crandor
Crandor.png
Released23 September 2001 (Update)
MembersNo
LocationSouthern Sea, Karamja
TeleportsNone
Map
Advanced data
Typeisland
Location on World Map
Entrana
Fishing Platform Crandor Crafting Guild
Karamja Volcano

Crandor is a small volcanic island north of Karamja. Players can enter this island during and after Dragon Slayer I.

The room containing Elvarg situated beneath Crandor can no longer be accessed once you've defeated her, until Dragon Slayer II.

History[edit | edit source]

According to the Guildmaster in the Champions' Guild, Crandor was once a "thriving community". When players return to him after speaking with Oziach, he goes into a detailed explanation of what transpired:

Thirty years ago, Crandor was a thriving community with a great tradition of mages and adventurers. Many Crandorians even earned the right to be part of the Champions' Guild! One of their adventurers went too far, however. He descended into the volcano in the centre of Crandor and woke the dragon Elvarg. He must have fought valiantly against the dragon because they say that, to this day, she has a scar down her side, but the dragon still won the fight. She emerged and laid waste to the whole of Crandor with her fire breath! Some refugees managed to escape in fishing boats. They landed on the coast, north of Rimmington, and set up camp but the dragon followed them and burned the camp to the ground. Out of all the people of Crandor there were only three survivors: a trio of wizards who used magic to escape. Their names were Thalzar, Lozar and Melzar.
 

The Guildmaster informs the players they must find a ship made in the old Crandorian fashion, which suggests that the Crandorians were excellent shipbuilders. Klarense tells the player when they inquire about the Lady Lumbridge that the ship is originally from Crandor.

Furthermore, Duke Horacio also mentions Crandor when the player requests an Anti-dragon shield from him:

Back in my father's day, Crandor was an important city-state. Politically, it was as important as Falador or Varrock and its ships traded with every port. But, one day when I was little, all contact was lost. The trading ships and the diplomatic envoys just stopped coming. I remember my father being very scared. He posted lookouts on the roof to warn if the dragon was approaching. All the city rulers were worried that Elvarg would devastate the entire continent.
 

The ruins that cover Crandor are mainly of stone design, although any other materials were likely destroyed in the attack. Structures seem to have included brick walls, tiled floors, and supportive columns. Where the stone was obtained is unknown, although it may be igneous rock from within the volcano.

Entrance[edit | edit source]

Crandor can first be accessed by boat after speaking to Ned during the Dragon Slayer I quest. In order to access Crandor after the quest, a tunnel atop the Karamja Volcano may be entered which leads inside the Karamja Dungeon. Once inside the dungeon, follow the path north until coming before a wall which can be opened. After opening it, continue north until reaching a rope. Climbing the rope leads to the surface of Crandor.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Crandor is home to a wide variety of monsters, each on different parts of the island. It is a good island for mid to high level free players.

On the south-eastern tip near the crashed ship, there are skeletons. These skeletons are also on the western side of the island. On the northern tip are king scorpions and a little west of them are hobgoblins. A little south of these monsters are lesser demons, and far south of these monsters are moss giants. These monsters are often trained on by free-to-play rangers due to the many safespots. If you are doing Dragon Slayer I, Elvarg, the big green dragon, will be in a cave walking around until you fight her. If, however, you have finished the quest, Elvarg will be there, but will not be attackable. In the cave, you'll find skeletons, plus some lesser demons near the door that connects the cave with Karamja Dungeon.

Rocks[edit | edit source]

Crandor also has some rocks which players can mine through the Mining skill, which are labelled on the map with a small pickaxe. There are four mining areas on the island.

Other than those mentioned, the mine approaches are often infested with level 22 skeletons, level 40 hobgoblins at the northern end, and level 56 king scorpions.

Dungeons[edit | edit source]

There is also a dungeon underneath the island which connects to Karamja, which is labelled on the map with a red exclamation mark. In it are skeletons, deadly red spiders, lesser demons, and Elvarg for the Dragon Slayer I quest.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Dragon Slayer I - Players in the Dragon Slayer I quest need to access this island using either the Lady Lumbridge or Crandor and Karamja Dungeon to fight and kill the dragon, Elvarg. After completing the Dragon Slayer I quest, players will only need to return to Crandor for a step of Treasure Trail clues and Shooting Stars, which they can do through the secret entrance unlocked during the quest.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Personalities[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After the Dragon Slayer I quest, you can find Ned in Crandor in the broken ship although he is supposed to be in Draynor Village. He is in both places at once. The Crandor Ned will not talk about the tasks for Lumbridge/Draynor.
  • Crandor is the only island to be fully accessed on free-to-play, as on Karamja, players cannot venture past Musa Point.
  • If you forget to open the secret passage before the quest finishes, then don't worry, you can still use the passage.
  • Crandor was once covered in lush foliage, although after a graphical update it changed back to an ash-filled black island.