Hosidius letter

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Hosidius letter
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Released7 January 2016 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA letter from Lord Hosidius to the Council of Elders.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.028 kg
Advanced data
Item ID13528
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The Hosidius letter is a letter found in the Grand Library in Arceuus. Professor Gracklebone, Sam and Villia may ask the player to find this letter for them, in which their location is random and changes every 80-100 minutes. Upon handing in the letter to the player's customer, a book of arcane knowledge and 2.5% Arceuus favour is rewarded.

Players cannot perform a drop trick to obtain more letters, as they will disappear once dropped; this is done to prevent the player from obtaining multiple copies in order to gain favour quicker by having the letter readily available after a customer asks for it.

The letter contains a plea from Lord Hosidius IV towards the Council of Elders to grant more land for Hosidius, explaining its governing area's larger size relative to the other cities.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Hosidius letter.

Letter of Lord Hosidius

To the most venerable chamber of the Council of Elders.

I hope that this time finds you well and that your times are bountiful. Sadly I cannot say that the same is true for everyone in this great kingdom of ours. This morning I passed children starving in the streets, unable to walk or already dead in the gutter and although I have the ability to help them, I am forbidden to do so.

My most venerable Council, I beseech you to grant my request as mentioned in previous meetings at your chamber. We can grow enough food to extricate us from the famine we have experienced these last five years. However, I cannot do so without the appropriate amount of land.

Only yesterday did I meet with the lords of the other houses and we agreed in principle that all houses would offer half their land so we may farm more. Within six months we can have enough food to halt this famine.

I understand the most venerable Council's concern of the political implications of such a move, however the political security of this great kingdom will not matter if it is unable to feed itself. Anarchy is only months away and as such any delay in this decision can have catastrophic results.

I know the Council is wise and I am sure you will see the decision you must make is to grant this request.

Yours most respectfully,
Lord Hosidius

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 May 2019

The book may no longer be deposited to a bank to prevent their use as an efficient Runecraft training method.

10 January 2019

The text was slightly altered, changing references to Kourend as a town to a kingdom.