Imcandoria

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Imcandoria was the former city of the Imcando dwarves, located somewhere in the far north,[1] presumably in the same region as Acheron. The region around Imcandoria was also home to a group of unspecified giants who were metalworkers, as well as several Auspah tribes; in addition, they are known to have traded with Fremennik tribes.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Towards the end of the Second Age, an Imcando acolyte had discovered a strange black idol with odd scratched markings along the beach of the Isle of Garmr. Presuming it to be a runic relic of the Fremennik tribes,[3] the idol was sent to the Elders of Imcandoria for safekeeping.[4]

Two months after the idol was sent away, storms around Imcandoria began to grow more and more ferocious, so much that the dwarves were forced to seek refuge in the Forge of Giants in the lower Necropolis[5] (which is presumed to be a large cemetery from the definition of the word). Though the giants allowed them to stay, food supplies began to run low.[6]

Three months after taking refuge in the Forge of Giants, a plan to journey into Imcandoria was planned;[7] having seen omens of death in their forges, the giants suggested journeying to Imcandoria with reinforcements, and had given the Imcando a fiery jewel to bargain with the Auspah tribes that live around the city.[8]

With five months having gone by since the idol had been found, the Imcando that had journeyed into the city had found it empty,[9] only to discover piles of bodies and pools of blood in the temple. Here, a grotesque mass with three boulbous eyes and clawed tentacles, believed to be indicative of Xau-Tak's presence, had settled in.[10] The Elders of Imcandoria, entirely in blood and thick sludge, have been entirely corrupted by the globulous mass, chanting incantations in an unknown language.[11]

The grotesque creature, having noticed the Imcando's presence, soon attacked, with the Elders following suit, causing the temple to go up in flames.[12] The Elders, cackling as they were being burned alive, presumably perished.[13]

With their numbers dwindled and the storm quietening, the group returned to the Isle of Garmr. With the city fallen and the lands turned frozen, the Imcando dwarves were forced to leave their home. Before leaving, Gulbrand, the Highseer of the Isle of Garmr, documented the events he beared witness to in a heavy tome inscribed on rock paper,[14][15] and placed it by the entrance hall in the Necropolis, to serve as a warning not to travel back to Imcandoria.[16]

With no home to return to, the remaining Imcando dwarves were promised a new home by Saradomin,[17] who would have his forces lay siege to Lassar and grant the Imcando dwarves a new settlement in the ruins of the Zarosian fortress.

Led by Yonrith Lovakengj, the Saradominist forces marched upon Lassar and destroyed it in one of many attacks on the Zarosian Empire that began after the Betrayal of Zaros. Once the Zarosian forces have been driven out, the Imcando dwarves set to build their new city, naming it Camdozaal.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ghost (Ruins of Camdozaal), Old School RuneScape. "Rumour has it [the Imcando] once lived in a great city in the far north."
  2. Freja, Old School RuneScape. "I had found a lot of trade scrolls with early Fremennik tribes on the isle [of Garmr] too..."
  3. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "One of the acolytes discovered a strange idol along the beach today, it has the oddest markings scratched upon it, much akin to the runic rocks of the Fremennik."
  4. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "The Elders of Imcandoria will know what to do with such a relic so the other Seers and I have agreed that it will be sent to them immediately."
  5. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "It has been two moons since we sent the idol away and the storms have turned increasingly ferocious. We have gone below into the lower Necropolis, hoping to seek refuge in the Forge of Giants."
  6. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "The giants allowed us to stay in their domain. However, our time here is limited by our food stores, for no edible food can be produced in these horrible depths."
  7. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "In three moons we will return to the surface and attempt the journey into Imcandoria."
  8. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "The giants have seen omens of death in the forges and have suggested we go with reinforcements. They've given us a bright fiery jewel that we can use to bargain with the Auspah tribes around Imcandoria."
  9. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "The city is empty, there are sounds coming from the temple. We approach with caution."
  10. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "Piles of bodies. Pools of blood. A large globulous mass sat hungrily on a throne of oily black rock, a shock of tentacles capped with claws dangled above its three pulsing bulbous eyes."
  11. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "The Elders circled the creature, chanting incantations in a strange unknown tongue, covered head to toe in a mixture of blood and thick black sludge."
  12. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "[The elders] paid us no attention until the creature noticed our presence and began screaming. A fight soon broke out and the temple quickly turned into a blaze, the flames licking the ceiling."
  13. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "The harsh cackle from the elders as they burned, pierced our minds with unimaginable terror. We're none the wiser of how that... thing... came to be, but that idol must have been far older than we first assumed."
  14. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "I, Highseer Gulbrand of the Isle of Garmr, have assembled various entries detailing the fall of Imcandoria."
  15. Freja, Old School RuneScape. "These texts are inscribed in rock paper in a tome even I struggle to lift."
  16. Imcandoria's fall, Old School RuneScape. "I leave this tome in the entrance hall of our great Necropolis. Heed my warning reader and do not travel into that frozen wasteland. All that awaits is death."
  17. Ghost (Ruins of Camdozaal), Old School RuneScape. "It seems [the Imcando] have been promised a new home here in return for wiping us out."