King Arthur

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King ArthurDisguised
King Arthur
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Released27 February 2002 (Update)
QuestMerlin's Crystal, Holy Grail, King's Ransom
ExamineLegendary King of the Britons.
Advanced data
NPC ID3531,5871,8047
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King Arthur is the king of Camelot Castle which is east of Seers' Village. Arthur is the leader of the Knights of the Round Table and an ally of the White Knights.[1] King Arthur is found on the ground floor and is involved in three quests: Holy Grail, Merlin's Crystal, and King's Ransom.

After completing the Holy Grail, players can mount a painting of King Arthur on a wall in their Player-owned house.

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History[edit | edit source]

King Arthur arrived to Gielinor in 132 of the Fifth Age, where the Knights of the Round Table were to remain until their aid was needed again in England. (When speaking to the Guard at the beginning of the King's Ransom quest, when you ask if Arthur and his Knights's disappearance could be due to their returning to their own realm, the guard will enigmatically respond that there is no evidence to suggest that.) At the time, King Ulthas still held the throne of Kandarin. Once in Gielinor, King Arthur sought to find a new castle to house his Knights.

King Ulthas, wishing to aid King Arthur, spoke with Lord Sinclair, an important political figure who had taken up residence in a mansion east of Seers' Village. Sinclair agreed, deciding Arthur's need was greater than his. He left the mansion to Arthur, relocating himself and his children to a small mansion near the southern border of the Fremennik Province. His children, though, never forgave him for leaving their home, eventually leading to his murder.

King Ulthas died shortly after, leaving the throne to his sons Lathas and Tyras. King Lathas, the ruler of East Ardougne, disagreed with his father's decision to give the Knights Camelot, and to this day wishes to reclaim the mansion and have the Knights killed. To do this, he has allied himself with the mourners of the elven Iorwerth Clan, whom he believes will aid him in his future attack.

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Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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RuneScape 2
March-May 2004 –
24 July 2007
24 July 2007 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • King Arthur is based on the legendary figure of the same name from medieval Welsh mythology, around whom a number of stories revolved.
  • King Arthur can be given a poison chalice from Stankers, the coal truck manager. Once given, he quotes the Grail Knight from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • The world that Arthur arrived from is presumably our own, as the characters in Camelot are sourced 'as is' from the Matter of Britain and Arthurian Legends. Arthurian legend also states that King Arthur was not truly killed by Mordred, but carried off to another world, biding his time and ready to return. The 'other world' in this case would be Gielinor.
  • During King's Ransom, while King Arthur is a stone statue, his examine is He has been turned to stone.
  • The examine text is one of many references to Monty Python. Arthur, King of the Britons is the main character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Fortress guard, "Black Knights' Fortress", Old School RuneScape. "I have no idea, but it's a great victory for Lord Daquarius. To take such a mighty supporter of the White Knights down... Truly brilliant."