King Roald

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NPCIn combatIn combat (hard)
King Roald
King Roald.png
Released27 March 2007 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level47
Size1x1
ExamineVarrock's resident monarch. He looks strangely evil!
Combat info
Max hit3
AggressiveYes
PoisonousNo
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
7535303011
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0-21+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Immunities
PoisonImmune
VenomImmune
ThrallsImmune
Advanced data
Monster ID4163,6389
King Roald
King Roald.png
Released5 September 2013 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level188
Size1x1
ExamineVarrock's resident monarch. He looks strangely evil!
Combat info
Max hit9
AggressiveYes
PoisonousNo
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
1501401203011
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0-21+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Immunities
PoisonImmune
VenomImmune
Advanced data
Monster ID6328
King Roald chathead.png

King Roald III (more commonly known simply as King Roald) is the current ruler of the prosperous kingdom of Misthalin. His residence is within Varrock Palace, where the Varrock Palace Secret Guard work to keep him safe. He is located in the south-east side of the Palace on the ground floor. He is notable for being one of the least controversial kings, as he is a very straightforward, stable ruler. He has a wife, Ellamaria, who rules alongside as queen.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

King Roald is the solution to the medium anagram clue: LARK IN DOG. The answer to his challenge is 24.

History[edit | edit source]

King Roald is the son of King Roald II, a monarch most famous for his efforts to reclaim the Shield of Arrav from the Phoenix Gang and Black Arm Gang. Although little is currently known of King Roald's early history, he is known to have had a pampered upbringing, learning to read from the Palace's librarian, Reldo.

Since his rise to the position of king, Roald III has been accepted by most as a generally good ruler. Under his rule, the city of Varrock has prospered greatly, and has seen the renovation of the Varrock Museum and the establishing of the Grand Exchange.

Yet, despite this, there are certain groups that feel Roald is weak in the face of the Church of Saradomin, and others that would go so far as to see him assassinated. His hesitance in matters such as the recent conflicts with Morytania have earned him many enemies.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Shield of Arrav[edit | edit source]

During the Shield of Arrav quest, players must visit King Roald to collect a reward for returning the Shield of Arrav to the Varrock Museum. Originally, King Roald had no role in the quest, but an update gave him a small part in the quest's ending, paying the reward to the player for returning the shield.

Priest in Peril[edit | edit source]

You can start the Priest in Peril quest by speaking to King Roald.

What Lies Below[edit | edit source]

During the What Lies Below quest, he falls under a mind control spell cast by Surok Magis and is forced to fight against the player. He is level 47 and can only be defeated if the player summons Zaff when he is at zero Hitpoints. He is immune to damage from the Vengeance spell, recoil rings and poison.

Darkness of Hallowvale[edit | edit source]

Upon learning that civilians are being kidnapped by werewolves crossing the Salve, but not wishing to break the Edicts, Roald activates the Mercenary Protocol, allowing mercenaries to travel to Morytania and combat its evils.

Dragon Slayer II[edit | edit source]

In the culmination of Dragon Slayer II, players seek his aid at the behest of Jardric and Bob. He sends a large number of soldiers to help in the battle against the Dragonkin Zorgoth.

Garden of Tranquility[edit | edit source]

At the end of Garden of Tranquility, players are asked to bring him to the garden by Queen Ellamaria, who has prepared it for him as a surprise. After giving him a tour, King Roald is not pleased with the garden and Queen Ellemaria scolds him for not showing gratitude, marking the completion of the quest.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: King Roald drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always[1]700
  1. ^ Only in the Nightmare Zone.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape Classic, King Roald's name was simply King and examine stated he was King Roald the VIII.
Predecessor Title Successor
King Roald II King of Misthalin Incumbent