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A statue depicting Zamorak.
Also known as The Scourge, Father of Invention, Lord of Chaos, The Dark Lord, God of Dark Fire
Gender Male
Race Mahjarrat
Alignment Chaos
Aspect Fire, Destruction
Colours Red, Black
Adjective Zamorakian
Zamorak symbol.png

Zamorak (Jagex pronunciation: ZAM-or-ack), is the god of chaos, power, and destruction, as well as personal ambitions and change. He is one of the three major gods of RuneScape alongside Saradomin and Guthix. Originating from the hazardous plane of Freneskae, he climbed through the ranks of the Zarosian Empire to become its highest-ranking general, before ascending into godhood himself after usurping Zaros - a historic event that ended the Second Age and ushered in the God Wars. Throughout the Third Age, he and the other gods that remained battled over Gielinor, until Guthix woke from his slumber and banished the gods with the Edicts of Guthix.

His followers allegedly burnt the original Wizards' Tower to the ground,[1] depriving the Saradominist mages of much Magic knowledge, in particular the teleportation spell to the Rune essence mine.

History[edit | edit source]

Zamorak was once a mortal Mahjarrat originating from the world Freneskae, alongside other Mahjarrat, he arrived on Gielinor around the Second Age, where they went into service of Icthlarin, the Menaphite demigod of the dead. Eventually the Mahjarrat defected and joined Zaros and his empire. In the army of Zaros, Zamorak rose to the rank of general, but grew dissatisfied and decided to rebel. While his close followers (including Hazeel, Drakan, Zemouregal, and Viggora) fought off Zaros' bodyguards, Zamorak stabbed Zaros with the Staff of Armadyl. In the struggle Zamorak was impaled with the other end of the staff, transferring some of Zaros's power to him. Zamorak grew more powerful while Zaros disappeared.

Zamorak's usurpation eventually led to the God Wars, where Zamorak and his followers for millennia clashed with other god factions. When Guthix awoke from his slumber he banished Zamorak and the other warring gods from Gielinor with the Edicts of Guthix, ending the war and the gods' influence on the world.

Followers[edit | edit source]

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Notable individuals[edit | edit source]

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Affiliated items[edit | edit source]

Items in italics do NOT provide protection against Zamorak's troops in the God Wars Dungeon:

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Zamorak signed his 'Postbag from the Hedge' letters "Strength through Chaos".
  • Zamorak is often depicted as a human by some of his followers, despite being a Mahjarrat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Archmage Sedridor, Old School RuneScape. "The wizards who served Zamorak, the evil god of chaos, tried to claim our magical discoveries in his name. They failed, but in retaliation, they burnt the entire tower to the ground."