Siege of Varrock

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Siege of Varrock
Date 154, Fifth Age
Place Northern Varrock and nearby Wilderness
Outcome Decisive Varrockian victory
Combatants
Varrock City Guard, Varrock Palace Secret Guard Undead army of Lucien, various necromancers
Commanders
King Roald Remanis III Lucien
Strength
Unknown, but high Unknown, but high
Casualties
Light Extremely heavy, few survivors

The Siege of Varrock is an unofficial name given to a military invasion led by the Mahjarrat Lucien in year 154 of the Fifth Age.[1][2] The battle saw the relatively brief siege of Varrock, the Misthalinian capital. The Varrockian military managed to repel the invasion at little cost, primarily through the use of magic made possible by the nation's then-dwindling rune supply.[1] At least one of the many noble families of Varrock participated in the battle.[3]

The siege was waged in much the same way the Invasion of Avarrocka had been led more than 1,000 years before. Lucien led an army of the undead harvested throughout the Wilderness into the region,[1] although unlike Zemouregal he also was aided by at least one human necromancers for support. Solus Dellagar, who, despite playing only a small role in the siege, would go on to become one of the world's most powerful battle mages.[4]

Little else is known about the battle. Display case 26 in the Varrock Museum's second floor is dedicated to the battle, although it does not make reference to Lucien by name, and the Temple Knights have evidently investigated the battle to some extent.[4] In 169, Lucien returned to the city, although this time in secret. He occupied a small home in the woods north-west of the city for some time before leaving or being forced out after his attempt to obtain the Staff of Armadyl.

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  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Display case 26, Old School RuneScape. "5th Age - Year 154: A strange undead necromancer leads an army of undead out of the Wilderness in an attack upon Varrock. Misthalin is strong enough and still has enough runes that the attack is defeated fairly quickly"
  2. ^ Guardian of Armadyl, "Temple of Ikov", Old School RuneScape. "Hast thou come across the undead necromancer? It was he that raised an army of the undead against Varrock a generation ago. If you know where he is you can help us defeat him."
  3. ^ Dimintheis, "Family Crest", Old School RuneScape. "Well, my three sons took it with them many years ago when they rode out to fight in the war against the undead necromancer and his army in the battle to save Varrock."
  4. ^ 4.0 4.1 Commorb v2, "Wanted!", Old School RuneScape. "He was first brought to our attention as a possible threat in the infamous zombie attack of Varrock masterminded by the Mahjarrat Lucien, but did not serve a particularly key role."