Martin Holt

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NormalImprisoned
Martin Holt
Martin Holt.png
Released19 April 2018 (Update)
MembersYes
RaceHuman
LocationKingstown
QuestA Kingdom Divided
GenderMale
OptionsTalk-to
Examine He seems unhappy about something.
Leader of Kourend's Royal Society.
Map
Advanced data
NPC ID10890, 10891, 10893, 10894, 10895
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Martin Holt is a man who is protesting against the Kourend Council, along with four other protesters, by the entrance of Kourend Castle. He is the founder of the Royal Society, a pro-monarchist group in Great Kourend.

After completing the quest A Kingdom Divided, he can be found on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Kourend Castle.

History[edit | edit source]

Working for the Kourend Council[edit | edit source]

Martin originally worked for the Kourend Council.[1] During his time working for them, he met Commander Lydia Fullore, the commander of the Royal Guard, and had a relationship with her, but it fell apart after some time.[2]

Over the course of his employment, he slowly began to see the true colours of the Kourend Council.[3] During his time managing the kingdom's treasury, a private business had made a big donation to the treasury,[4] hoping that it would be used to improve education in Port Piscarilius.[5] However, the Council ultimately ended up only spending a small sum of that donation, and used the rest for renovations in Kourend Castle,[6] which they claimed would make more money long-term due to the anticipated increase in tourism.[7] Martin, finally discontent with the Council, quit his job and founded the Royal Society.[8]

The Royal Society & Protests[edit | edit source]

Martin, as leader of Kourend's Royal Society, occasionally ran protests in Kingstown against the Kourend Council. He steadily found more support from like-minded people desiring a return to royal rule, following Councillor Sophia Hughes' recent arrest after the discovery of her ties with the Disciples of Yama,[9] a Zamorakian cult who followed the demon Yama in the Chasm of Fire. The protests from the Royal Society only continued to grow after her escape and summoning of a demon in Port Piscarilius.[10]

Investigating Rose's whereabouts[edit | edit source]

Following Sophia's death, Commander Lydia Fullore began expressing doubts about the Council and sent an adventurer, who had helped arrest Sophia and faced the demon she summoned to Martin in order to find Rose and uncover the truth behind her disappearance from public life.[11] Being told by the adventurer that their investigation must be kept under wraps until concrete proof is found, Martin agrees to keep the matter a secret and they begin investigating Rose's whereabouts.

During the investigation, an assassin attempted to kill him, but he was protected by the adventurer. However, whilst looking for clues by The Legless Faun, he is arrested by Tomas Lawry for inciting violence against the Kourend Council and encouraging the people to take up arms against them,[12] and is sent to the Shayzien Prison.[13]

New job[edit | edit source]

Martin Holt attending the coronation of King Kandur Hosidius.

Little did Martin know that the adventurer's investigation would result in the Kourend Council's disbandment, and was freed from prison in time to vote for Rose's Accord,[14] which instated the Hosidius family to be Kourend's new royal family.[15]

For his assistance in exposing the Kourend Council's role in killing King Kharedst IV and Rose's disappearance, he was invited to the coronation of King Kandur Hosidius at Kourend Castle. However, the king was assassinated almost immediately after being crowned, and his eldest son, Artur Hosidius, takes over as King of Great Kourend. Presumably under Kandur's instruction, Martin remains at Kourend Castle and serves as an advisor to King Artur alongside Asteros Arceuus.[16]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Commander Fullore, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "I imagine [Martin] also didn't mention that he used to work for the Council that he hates so much."
  2. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "I'm sure Lydia didn't tell you everything about herself either. We were together once, you know. But she was ever loyal to the Council. In the end she decided I wasn't her type."
  3. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "When I worked for the Council, I was young and naive. But over time, I came to see the truth."
  4. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "I was helping to manage the treasury at the time. We had a big donation come in from a private businessman."
  5. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "He wanted the money to go towards improved education in Port Piscarilius. He felt it would help with the crime levels there."
  6. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "...they used only a small amount for that. They spent the rest on castle renovations."
  7. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "They claimed the increase in castle tourism would make more money in the long run."
  8. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "I walked out that same day. Soon after, I founded Kourend's Royal Society. We've been a bane for the Council ever since."
  9. ^ Letter, written by Sophia Hughes, Old School RuneScape. "Child of Yama, I have left the items you requested at the usual drop-off, courtesy of the Kourend Treasury. It goes without saying, but I trust you will make our master aware of who is funding his return. Regards, Sophia Hughes"
  10. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "Would you believe it that apparently [Sophia Hughes] went and summoned a demon in Port Piscarilius? That made a lot of people angry."
  11. ^ Commander Fullore, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "Martin. He's leader of Kourend's Royal Society. He knows more about the last royal family than anyone. If anyone can help you find Rose, it's him."
  12. ^ Tomas Lawry, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "Martin Holt, I am arresting you for inciting violence against the Kourend Council. [...] You have encouraged people to take up arms against the rightful rulers of Kourend."
  13. ^ Commander Fullore, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "They took [Martin] to the Shayzien Prison, just west of the city."
  14. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "Can you believe it? The coronation of a king! Truth be told, there were times I wondered if this day would ever come.[...] And to think they even let us vote on [Rose's Accord] as well! Fantastic!"
  15. ^ Martin Holt, "A Kingdom Divided", Old School RuneScape. "When the people voted on Rose's Accord, they voted for the Hosidius family to become the new royal family."
  16. ^ Martin Holt, Old School RuneScape. "My job is to advise King Artur and ensure his actions have a positive impact on the people that he now rules."