River Kelda

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River Kelda
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Released21 March 2005 (Update)
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The statue of King Alvis.

The River Kelda is a large underground river that flows through the dwarven capital city of Keldagrim. It runs from north to south.

The River Kelda effectively divides the city in two. While the west side is wealthy and orderly, the east side is poor and crime-infested. Further south, the River Kelda flows through one of the dwarves' massive mines. Many tributaries meet here, adding to the Kelda River's immense size. Taking advantage of this, the dwarves have built a large number of steam-powered ferries which aid in transporting miners, ore, machinery, and travellers to and from the city.[1]

Built on the Kelda is a statue of King Alvis, a dwarven king that ruled Keldagrim nearly 500 years ago. Because he founded the Consortium, which now governs the city, he is highly celebrated amongst the dwarves. However, the statue is destroyed during the start of The Giant Dwarf quest.

The water of the River Kelda is originates from snowmelt from the snow of Trollweiss Mountain.[2] Much of the melted snow eventually drips down through the ceiling of the caverns beneath the mountain and collects to form the River Kelda.[3] Interestingly, there are no fish in the river.[4]

Exactly where the river starts and ends is unknown.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Miodvetnir. Old School RuneScape. "We haul all our goods to the city by ship, you see."
  2. ^ Miodvetnir. Old School RuneScape. "Molten snow, you see."
  3. ^ Derni. Old School RuneScape. "But this water here, you see, it comes dripping down from above."
  4. ^ Miodvetnir. Old School RuneScape. "No fish around here."