|Released||10 January 2019 (Update)|
|Examine||Plant this in an anima farming patch.|
|High alch||600 coins|
|Low alch||400 coins|
Kronos seeds are a type of anima seed requiring level 76 Farming to plant. They are obtained exclusively from the Hespori, and can only be planted in the anima patch within the intermediate tier of the Farming Guild. Planting a kronos seed gives 100 Farming experience.
From the moment the seed is planted, the kronos plant provides a chance for farming patches worldwide (excluding itself) to skip a growth stage during their next growth cycle; this chance is shared between all farming patches of that growth cycle. For example, if a 20 minute growth cycle is skipped, both herb and bush patches (which advance a growth stage every 20 minutes) will skip a growth stage. Multiple growth stages can be skipped in the same Farming tick. Every growth stage, including skipped ones, will check for disease and pause at the stage which the plant was afflicted.
The plant will provide this effect for approximately 3.5 days (8 x 640 mins) before dying. To maximise the duration of the plant's effects, it is recommended to plant it ~10 minutes after the Farming tick occurs in the following times (UTC):
- Day 1: 12:00 AM, 10:40 AM, 9:20 PM
- Day 2: 8:00 AM, 6:40 PM
- Day 3: 5:20 AM, 4:00 PM
- Day 4: 2:40 AM, 1:20 PM
The next growth stage will occur in approximately 2 hours and 56 minutes (refresh). When (after refreshing) this timer indicates 10 hours and 40 minutes, this signifies a Farming tick just occurred (due to the farming tick varying between accounts, it is recommended to wait another 15 minutes).
Once the kronos plant reaches its eighth growth stage (~74 hours after planting), it will begin to take on a withered appearance, indicating the plant will die in the next growth stage, though the benefits will remain until death. In order to reap the kronos plant's benefits again, players must clear the anima patch and plant another kronos seed. The plant cannot be resurrected with the Resurrect Crops spell. Players can remove the plant before the plant dies by using a spade on the anima patch, being prompted "are you sure you want to dig up this patch?"
Farming info[edit | edit source]
|Growth time||5120 minutes (8x640 minutes)|
|Planting XP||100 xp|
Item sources[edit | edit source]
Changes[edit | edit source]
|17 January 2019
Anima seeds no longer give hints about growing them in plant pots when attempting to plant them in non-anima patches, as that is not how they grow.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kronos seeds are likely named after the Greek mythological figure Cronus, a titan responsible for maintaining seasonal cycles of growth and harvest.