Runeskin is a fearsome, mythical ogre. Standing over nine feet in height and weighing at least a thousand pounds, named for the countless blue runes that cover nearly every square inch of his loathsome bulk, the supposedly-immortal creature has long been a recurring dilemma for humanity over the seven centuries he's been appearing on Sryth. Runeskin is a sight to behold, and indeed an enemy best avoided.

This page describes the "classic" Runeskin saga. It's composed of several "prelude" quests and a main section, which takes place in the village of Silverwysp, next to Tryndmoor in Southeast Tysa. At the bottom of the page you can see the quests unlocked by completing this saga.

Prelude Scenarios Edit

There are a total of four "prelude" scenarios to complete, plus an encounter with Runeskin. They are not needed for the saga, but they include some items that may simplify some parts of it.

For the first scenarios, take into account that Fearspit and Rotgrip are goblins, and thus vulnerable to Goblindoom.

You can keep doing these, even while you're doing other ones in the Ruins of Silverwysp.

Runeskin's Minions

 Runeskin's Minions Informal Adventure
Location: Dor-Droat in Withering Wood (Eastern Tysa)
Description: Dor-Droat is in the throes of chaos, and the unmistakable sound of battle reaches your ears...
Requirements: None
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 11+ at MR 79, 9+ at MR 80

Note: Caution! Happens immediately when you enter Dor-Droat.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished...

 No Good Deed Goes Unpunished... Formal Adventure?
Location: Trithik, Adventures in this Location
Description: Your blood boils as you witness a group of common street toughs hassling an old, bent woman as she attempts to go about her own business...
Requirements: Must have completed Runeskin's Minions
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 16+ at MR 74

An Axe to Grind

 An Axe to Grind Formal Adventure?
Location: Port Hallik
Description: A relatively quiet night in the Stormsigh Tavern suddenly erupts...
Requirements: Must have completed Runeskin's Minions.
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 11+ at MR 79, ~200 SP or 9+ at MR 65, ~180 SP

The Gallows

 The Gallows Formal Adventure?
Location: Talinus
Description: A grim spectacle suddenly turns deadly as a condemned man snaps his bonds and throws two of the guardsmen from the gallows platform.
Requirements: Complete Runeskin's Minions
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 9+ at MR 75, or 9+ at MR 64

A Helping Hand

 A Helping Hand Formal Adventure?
Location: Trithik
Description: Six against one doesn't quite seem fair...maybe you can help even up the odds...
Requirements: Must have completed Runeskin's Minions, The Gallows, An Axe to Grind and No Good Deed Goes Unpunished...
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: Potentially None

Note: Should now be free-to-play after No Good Deed Goes Unpunished... was altered.

Silverwysp ScenariosEdit

You can find Silverwysp near Tryndmoor in Southeast Tysa. To unlock the first adventure, you must speak to either the tavernkeep of the Hedgelong Tavern, Jodd Frostton (and his wife, Elirior), or Yurut in the village's mercantile. After they tell you about the wagons, the first adventure (Late One Afternoon) is unlocked.

Historical note

At first, you had to complete the prelude scenarios before visiting Silverwysp, and after you unlocked the first Silverwysp adventure, Late One Afternoon, the prelude scenarios became unavailable. This changed at some moment (see talk page) and now you can complete the prelude scenarios at leisure.

Note about Valour

Through these missions, you'll earn several Valour rewards, which accumulate with victories. This mechanic currently has no impact on anything else on the game, and is a loose end.

But it was not always this way...

When this saga was being released (March–April 2007) the village of Silverwysp was a big battlefield, almost like an early multiplayer scenario. Valour was earned by having the most fights without rest in this scenario, and there was a related leaderboard. Valour rewards for completing the quests factored into this.

However, there was a serious flaw in the system, allowing to rest and restock on BoP (besides other curious tricks, like recovering 8 SP for 1 gold on the then-active hotel in Kolnia). Because of this, several players managed to get so ahead of the rest, that by the time the system was fixed there was no way to reach them. This was the main cause of the removal of the Silverwysp battles altogether, but the Valour rewards of quests remain as the peculiar remnants of that time.

The Valour leaderboard was disabled on April 4, 2007.

 Late One Afternoon (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Silverwysp
Description: Late one afternoon on the outskirts of Silverwysp...
Requirements: Somebody in Silverwysp must have mentioned the wagons.
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 9+ at 80 MR, optionally 9+ at 125 MR, or no combat if you flee

 First Mission for Millark (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Captain Millark, in Silverwysp
Description: Captain Millark tells you that a particularly brutal mountain goblin warrior is tearing through defenders as he and a band of his bloodthirsty kin carve a path toward the village centre from the south...
Requirements: Late One Afternoon, and must not have completed any other Silverwysp quest.
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 9+ at MR 70

 From Above (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: The Ruins of Silverwysp
Description: The enemy's latest move seems designed to crush the heart of the resistance...
Requirements: Late One Afternoon
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: From 9+ at MR 77 to 9+ at MR 85, depending on choices.

Note: From 64 Up to 112 Valour to be earned.
 Barbaric (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: The ruins of Silverwysp
Description: The fur-clad figure moving towards the village from the east seems bent on finding someone...unfortunately that someone appears to be you...
Requirements: Late One Afternoon
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: From 9+ at MR 85 to 9+ at MR 95, depending on choices

Note: 32 valour for completion
 A Ragged Band (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: The ruins of Silverwysp
Description: A ragged band of moorland farmers has arrived to lend their support to the defense of Silverwysp...or have they...
Requirements: Late One Afternoon
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 9+ at MR ~65

Note: 32 Valour for completion
 An Engine of War (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: The ruins of Silverwysp
Description: The two dozen mountain goblins approaching Silverwysp are bringing something with them...and it's not a peace offering...
Requirements: First Mission for Millark
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: From 9+ at MR 70 to 9+ at MR 90, depending of choices

Note: 32 valour for completion
 The Demonscourge - Part I - The Abandoned Mine (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Captain Millark, in Silverwysp
Description: Scouts have reported a large number of cave goblins moving out of the entrance of one of Silverwysp's abandoned ore are sent to investigate....
Requirements: Any one of the starting missions in Silverwysp: First Mission for Millark, A Ragged Band, Barbaric, or From Above
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 9+ at MR 80 with foe possessing ~180 SP for the final fight

 The Demonscourge - Part II - The Unknown Halls (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Silverwysp
Description: The howling spirit's attack is swift and quickly overwhelms you...
Requirements: The Demonscourge - Part I - The Abandoned Mine
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: Final enemy is 9+ at MR 80 with 180 SP

 The Demonscourge - Part III - Iakor's Maze (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Silverwysp
Description: Apparently not ready to leave you be, the demonic Prince Iakor, servant of Runeskin, has invaded your dreams...
Requirements: The Demonscourge - Part II - The Unknown Halls
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: Final enemy is 9+ at MR 80

 One of Three (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Silverwysp
Description: The gruesome spectre, its ghostly blade dripping with the blood of the recently slain, unleashes a fearsome shriek as it soars across the battlefield towards you...
Requirements: The Demonscourge - Part III - Iakor's Maze
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: 9+ at MR 80, then up to 9+ at MR 86 in the nevernal passage - or (optionally) no fights at all.
This quest gives a chance to earn xp to all skills and powers.

 Runeskin Final Scenario (AG) Informal Adventure
Location: Silverwysp
Description: The low, pulsing hum of the Shadow Path from the southeast corner of what was once the tavern's common room causes a deep sense of dread to well up from within you.
Requirements: One of Three
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: Final combat 12+ @ 93, but you also have a secret weapon.
This quest gives a chance to earn xp to all skills and powers.

 A Dark Chapter Closes (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Silverwysp
Description: At long last, you take your leave of Captain Millark and the village of Silverwysp, content to know that at least for now, Runeskin has been thwarted...
Requirements: Runeskin Final Scenario
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: none

This quest gives a chance to earn Adventurer Tokens.

Epilogue Edit

A Prince Uncrowned

 A Prince Uncrowned (AG) Formal Adventure?
Location: Elm Gnoll
Description: It's been nearly a hundred years to the day since HE last departed Elm Gnoll...
Requirements: A Dark Chapter Closes
Saga: Runeskin
Difficulty: none

The saga continues Edit

Completion of this saga is one of the requirements for the main part of the March of the Oakaruk saga, which started developing on the last quarter of 2009 (you can also see Game Updates 2009)