Tristessa's tragedy

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Tristessa's tragedy is a poem found in the Grand Library in Arceuus. Professor Gracklebone, Sam and Villia may ask the player to find this poem for them, in which their location is random and changes every 80-100 minutes. Upon handing in the poem to the player's customer, a book of arcane knowledge and 2.5% Arceuus favour is rewarded.

Players cannot perform a drop trick to obtain more poems, as they will disappear once dropped; this is done to prevent the player from obtaining multiple copies in order to gain favour quicker by having the poem readily available after a customer asks for it.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Tristessa's tragedy.

Across the kingdom I did stare,
As it burned into the air,
To dream I did not even dare,
That across the city looking fair,
A man of such a countenance did bear
My love, a feeling which was rare.

With death the kingdom was in disaster,
Life was lost and what else after,
The end of things and never laughter,
And yet the feeling for my master,
A man of such a countenance did bear
My love, a feeling which was rare.

Across the city our love betrayed,
Within our houses we had stayed,
And yet with such a willing maid,
Our plans to be together were laid
With a man of such a countenance did bear
My love, a feeling which was rare.

The day drew near to launch our plan,
Together we would be again,
The time apart which caused the strain,
Would soon be over as I deign,
A man such a countenance did bear
My love, a feeling which was rare.

Where once our love grew so strong,
We would meet where we begun,
But how could I have been so wrong,
For who did I wait all day long?
A man of such a countenance did bear
My love no more did he share.

With sorrow I did look for sign,
Not understanding what was mine,
And our love which was entwine,
The future did seem only a crime,
A man of such a countenance did bear
My love no more did he share.

I climbed up to the highest tower,
And below as I looked upon the flower,
Down below my heart did not cower,
And I knew that this was the hour,
As the man of such a countenance did bear
My love, no more would any man share.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 May 2019
(update)

The book may no longer be deposited to a bank to prevent their use as an efficient Runecraft training method.

10 January 2019
(update)

The text was slightly altered, changing references to Kourend as a city to a kingdom.