Tarddiad (pronounced tar-THEE-add) is the original homeworld of the elves. Long before the First Age on Gielinor it was discovered by the goddess Seren. She was enamoured by the elves and stayed with them, teaching them the art of crystal singing. Seren also granted the elves longevity, but at the cost of bonding the elves to her. To break this bond, Seren convinced the elves to come to Gielinor, after having been told of its power by Guthix. Most elves of eight of the nine elven clans came with her. The Cywir Clan decided to stay behind. It is unknown, if they survived being separated from Seren for so long.
Players currently cannot visit the planet.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tarddiad means "Origin" or "Source" in Welsh.
References[edit | edit source]
- Memory of Seren, "Song of the Elves", Old School RuneScape. "'When I first encountered the elves on their homeworld of Tarddiad, it was like I had finally found my purpose. I quickly fell in love with them, and they with me. I set out to help them, to guide them.'"
- Memory of Seren, "Song of the Elves", Old School RuneScape. "'...I found a way to share my essence with the elves, a piece of my being for each one of them. With this gift, their years would number in the thousands, time enough to live the lives they deserved. In keeping with elven tradition, the gift was given through a song. They called it the song of creation, for it was the creation of a new life for them. At least, so we thought...'"
- Memory of Seren, "Song of the Elves", Old School RuneScape. "'...With all my knowledge, I should have known not to meddle. That which I intended as a gift, soon turned out to be their curse. The song of creation increased their lifespans, but at a terrible price. It bound them to me. To stray too far from their sides, caused pain, and even death.'"
- Memory of Seren, "Song of the Elves", Old School RuneScape. "'...Another being came to our world. Divine like myself, but not by design. He spoke of a perfect world, one filled with power. I knew it was a risk, but I decided to travel there. The power he spoke of might have been the only thing capable of saving the elves. The curse made it impossible for me to go without them, so they had to come with me, and leave their home behind. It was hard on them, but in the end, I managed to convince them...'"
- Harmony, written by Aenwyn Iorwerth, Old School RuneScape. "Apart from the Cywir, Seren had managed to convince all the other clan leaders to join her in the new world."
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