Oracle

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The Oracle is a strange woman who lives atop Ice Mountain. She is an important figure in the Dragon Slayer quest, as she provides a clue as to how to access one of the map pieces. Occasionally, she will be visited by Postie Pete. One of the Wise Old Man's tasks involves taking a message to her.

Original Purpose[edit | edit source]

According to a posting by Andrew in June 1999 (one of the first references to his RPG):

"I'm (very slowly) writing my own Java RPG, and eventually I want to have this oracle type thing up a mountain where you can go, and it will give you a hint on your current quest. Obviously you should make it fairly hard to get to. (i.e put it out of the way, and protect it with some monsters) but it does stop people getting completely and utterly stuck!"
 
— Andrew Gower [1]

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Oracle is the solution to the medium anagram clue: ARE COL. The answer to her challenge scroll is 48.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of the Oracle's phrases, "Who guards the guardsmen?", is a reference to "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes," a Latin phrase meaning "Who will guard the guards themselves?", or alternatively "Who watches the watchmen?", generally attributed to the Roman poet Juvenal.
  • In ancient times, oracles would live on top of mountains, and were consulted by the kings and leaders of countries. They were considered close to the gods (as the Oracle in RuneScape is as well).
  • One of her phrases, "When in Asgarnia, do like Asgarnians do," is a reference to the phrase "When in Rome, do as Romans do".

References[edit | edit source]