Postbag from the Hedge

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Postbag from the Hedge are a collection of letters to, and responses from, RuneScape non-player characters, including some who may not exist in the playable game. They are often replied to in a humorous fashion, although some replies (especially those from the Chaos Elemental) hint at possible future updates. The letters are delivered by Postie Pete. Postbag from the Hedge replaced the old letters from the gods of RuneScape, as the gods have "neither the time nor the inclination to speak with mere mortals".

Starting with postbag 11, some issues included a section known as Wise old tips, where the Wise Old Man provided insight to the readers. Other issues included sections from various other personalities such as the Chaos Elemental or Evil Dave.

On 12 August 2016, all mentions of Postbag from the Hedge were completely removed from the site. Any previous links to them redirects to the Customer Support section.

After a long absence, with the last one to release on RuneScape being in December 2013, a new Old School RuneScape Postbag from the Hedge debuted on 14 May 2021. They are now a regular monthly feature in the Gielinor Gazette. While Postbags during the RuneScape era sometimes had to be retconned due to lore inconsistencies, they are vetted for consistency with lore in Old School and generally considered to be canon in the latter.[1]

List of Postbags[edit | edit source]

Old School RuneScape[edit | edit source]

# Title Update Date
36 Farmers, skulls, and legends Community Showcase - May 2023 31 May 2023
35 Storms, capes, and the THING Community Showcase - April 2023 29 April 2023
34 Deranged pizzas and life in Lumbridge Community Showcase - February 2023 28 February 2023
33 TWO Steves!... and a confusing chaotic forcefield Gielinor Gazette - November-ish 2022 2 December 2022
32 Equine myths and Trials of Fire Gielinor Gazette - August 2022 1 September 2022
31 Love Letter to Haig Halen Gielinor Gazette - July 2022 29 July 2022
30 Mortals heed, this chaotic letter. Come and read, you had better. Gielinor Gazette - June 2022 30 June 2022
29 What Alathazdrar does in their free time. Gielinor Gazette - May 2022 31 May 2022
28 Bryophyta, Tarn Razorlor and more Gielinor Gazette - March 2022 31 March 2022
27 A fatherly Dad and some bloody insights Gielinor Gazette - February 2022 28 February 2022
26 Dark demons, banks, and a date with a Kahlith hunter. Gielinor Gazette - January 2022 28 January 2022
25 The original colour of the Barrows Brothers armour Gielinor Gazette - December 2021 16 December 2021
24 Concerning the treatment of cats in West Ardougne. Gielinor Gazette - November 2021 11 November 2021
23 Spooky Mahjarrat, Cabbage Mages, and Spots (A Good Boy!) Gielinor Gazette - October 2021 4 October 2021
22 Postbag from the Swamp Postbag From The Swamp 14 May 2021

RuneScape[edit | edit source]

# Title Update Date
21 Somethingorotherwotsit Postbag from the Hedge 21 30 July 2007
20 Tales from earlier ages Postbag from the Hedge 20 26 June 2007
19 The vampyres explain themselves Postbag from the Hedge 19 30 May 2007
18 Melzar's Mad Musings. Postbag from the Hedge 18 30 April 2007
17 Happy Birthday, Mr Elemental. Postbag from the Hedge 17 27 March 2007
16 You enjoy Postbag from the Hedge. Postbag from the Hedge 16 13 March 2007
15 Property Law and Vampyres. Postbag from the Hedge 15 29 January 2007
14 The woeful tale of the bunny ears. Cards, letters and area guides 18 December 2006
13 The Evil Chicken defends his reputation. Postbag from the Hedge 13 28 November 2006
12 Rats, Pirates and the Wise Old Man! Postbag from the Hedge 12 30 October 2006
11 Baba Yaga, Hill Giants and correct pronunciation! Postbag from the Hedge 11 27 September 2006
10 Jellies, Rocnars and Rantz gets literate! Postbag from the Hedge 10 29 August 2006
9 Sawdust, Wallbeasts and Kebabs! Postbag from the Hedge 9 1 August 2006
8 Pull the udder one! Postbag from the Hedge 8 26 June 2006
7 May Mixup! Readers' letters, bank space and game tweaks! 31 May 2006
6 Me! Oh, and a few others. Readers' Letters - April 24 April 2006
5 Chaotic chat, family trouble and secrets revealed! Readers' Letters - March 28 March 2006
4 Goblins, globes and golems! A Fairy Tale Part I - Growing Pains 27 February 2006
3 Barbarians, Tree Spirits, and an embarrassed Demon! Postbag from the Hedge 3 30 January 2006
2 Magic, Hans and Bankers! Postbag from the Hedge 2 19 December 2005
1 Poultry, Dragons and Zombies New readers letters 26 September 2005

Stamps[edit | edit source]

From postbag 16 onwards, letters would have a random stamp attached to the start of each letter, there were 7 different stamps:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible that the name is a reference to the novel Postcards from the Edge.
  • The postbag stamps display the letters R.P.D.T., which stand for RuneScape Parcel Delivery Team, of which Postie Pete is a member.

References[edit | edit source]

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