Invasion of Avarrocka

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The Invasion of Avarrocka was an attack against Avarrocka led by Zemouregal, a Zamorakian Mahjarrat necromancer. Zemouregal sought the Shield of arrav, a powerful shield made by the Imcando dwarves.

The invasion happened in the 4th Age sometime between the years 700 and 800, on the lands now called Varrock.[1] The battle between Zemouregal's undead army and Avarrocka knights resulted in the defeat of the invaders. The incursion was successfully stopped by the mighty hero Arrav and the grandson of one of the city's elders[2] with the help of Arrav's legendary shield, at the cost of Arrav's life. [3]

Zemouregal retreated after his defeat, but when retreating took Arrav, now undead, with him.[4]

An account of the battle is given in its entirety in the The Legend of Arrav.


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  1. Display case 24, Old School RuneScape. "4th Age - Years 700–800 ... That camp, in later years, became known as our glorious city of Varrock."
  2. Jagex. "The Legend of Arrav." RuneScape Lores and Histories. "Arrav recognised the man immediately: it was the grandson of the elder who had spoken to him the night before, a man of honour and compassion."
  3. Jagex. "The Legend of Arrav." RuneScape Lores and Histories. "'Fool!' The mahjarrat said in a hiss. 'You have surrendered yourself to save your home, but nothing can protect it from me. In time I shall return.'"
  4. Jagex. "The Legend of Arrav." RuneScape Lores and Histories. "But when I return, you shall lead my armies. You shall be my greatest champion; you shall suffer with the knowledge that though you hoped to save your people, you shall instead be their doom. ... Pale and quiet, Arrav, the greatest hero of men, was dead."