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Hi there. I have decided to write a story about how the World Guardian spread the news about Guthix's death and how Zanik was told. Any feedback would be great.

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Also I have decided not to name the world guardian so they are just referred to as he. I may change that in the future based on feedback.

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As the adventurer walked onto the docks of Port Sarim, the boards creaked beneath his feet. A glance towards the sea showed the ship he was waiting for was heading towards the dock and would be arrive shortly. He crossed his arms and frowned. This was not a moment he had been looking forward to.

Ever since Guthix’s death, he had been travelling across Gielinor to spread the news. Saradomin had already returned and he wouldn’t be the only one. Soon others would turn their eyes to the world now the edicts were no more and all would have intentions. It wasn’t exactly like the past few years had been peaceful - there was always some form of scheme or plot going on. But Gielinor was again going to face the global turmoil of gods walking the planet and all the turmoil that it would bring.

So he had travelled, far and wide, to inform people. To properly prepare those whose lives would soon be thrown into chaos. The reactions were on the whole as he expected. Luckily his previous adventurers had acquired him various contact at all points across Gielinor in positions of power and if not the respect, at least the acknowledgement of those people. When he went around to tell people of the events in the tomb, they believe him.
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30-Aug-2015 11:48:06 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2015 11:59:30 by Autumn Elite

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It felt strange recounting the tale, as if it almost came across as an outlandish tale of events even as he recalled it. Guthix’s words still rung in his ears. World Guardian. He hadn’t been able to keep Zilyana from killing Cres or spot Sliske entering Guthix’s resting place but now he was supposed to take on divine beings with armies at their backs? If it wasn’t sad that numerous and possible the majority of lives were at risk, it would almost be comical.

King Roald was the first one he told. Assuming that Saradomin would contact the temple knights and news would tickle down to the leadership of Falador, he wanted Roald to prepare as best he could. He already had to deal with a opportunistic Zemouregal and the threat of invasion from Mortytania but now a god wars loomed. It took all the with strain he had not to run that gloating loon of an adviser through with his sword though. That moron thought it was glorious news, with no comprehension to the danger that was now coming.

Then he went to Duke Horacio, the fremmeniks, the moon clan, Yanille and wherever else he could to let people know and be prepared. He couldn’t save Guthix but he wasn’t going to let anyone else die because they did*’t know what was going on. He wasn’t looking forward to informing anyone of Guthix’s death but there was someone in particular he was dreading telling and the time had come to inform them.

The ship was starting to pull into the dock. There was only a few minutes left and he still had no idea how he was going to tell her.

After he told Duke Horaico, the duke offered to inform the Dorgreshuun. It was a grim task to do but the council of Dorgesh-Kaan needed informing to start taking whatever protective measures they could. He was highly tempted by the Duke’s kind offer but declining, insisting he be the one to tell them. As the world guardian, he would have to get used to giving people tough news.
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30-Aug-2015 11:48:14 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2015 11:50:11 by Autumn Elite

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The council gathered quickly at his request, with all important members of the city present. Then he broke the news. There was a variety of emotions - shock, disbelieve and denial - but as I went through the tale, by the end all had come to terms with the fact that Guthix had died. The conversation turned to the pressing matter at hand - how to deal with the inevitable return of Bandos.

There was no consensus. Some wanted to flee in small groups across Gielinor whilst they had the chance. Others saw their demise as now cemented and wanted to start scribing all cave goblin history down for future historians to remember them by. Someone even suggested using magic to hide - they had heard of the runespan and suggested contacting the magic guild to transport them to a sustainable plane to live on sealing it behind them so Bandos couldn’t track them down. But then Oldak said the sentence that made his heart sink. *What about Zanik?”

He turned to look at her empty chair. After saving the city from the wrath of the Bandos avatar, Zanik had taken to traversing the world. She returned periodically but was on one of her journeys when Guthix had died.

Her journeys were quite something. The cave goblins had not embraced the above world fully yet and it has hard to blame them after how H.A.M tried to treat them. But Zanik had, travelling vast distances. She chronicled her events in journals, which amazed her fellow cave goblins. Reading of her finding exotic herbs, fighting giants and exploring far flung islands astonish the Dorgeshuun. Zanik had already filled three journals with her exploits and was planning to write her fourth when she left.
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30-Aug-2015 11:48:20 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2015 11:52:16 by Autumn Elite

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“I’ll tell her.” He knew it was the right thing to do and the thought of her finding out as a casual conversation topic did not sit well with him. He tracked her to Port Khazard, where he was told she boarded a ship set to look for arctic fish up north then head to Port Sarim.

The gangplank smacked against the deck of the dock with a load bang. The nearby seagulls flew off in a hurry, knocking into each other as they left and covering the area in feathers. He stared at the ship. A group of wizards left first all loudly discussing magical theories and then he saw Zanik at the top of the gangplank. She saw him as well, broadly smiling and then frowned a little bit.

*What a nice coincidence!” Zanik said after she had gotten down and across to him. “This isn’t a coincidence, is it?’

“I’m afraid not” he replied. “I have some news.”

“Is it one of the elders? Is it Oldak?’ her voice expressing concern.

He looked at her face and still had no idea exactly how he was supposed to tell her such news. In that moment, he cursed Sliske more that ever. When he tracked that snake down, he would kill him at the first chance he got and this would be the moment he remembered as he did it.

“No, its not a goblin. It’s Guthix. Guthix is dead”

Zanik’s eyes widened with shock but she seemed to take the news remarkably well. He recounted the whole tale for her which she listened to intently and with an unnervingly calm attitude. “You understand what this means, don’t you?’ he said.

“Yes. I know what this means.* Zanik replied. “I suppose there is just a bit of me that is not surprised. Not about Guthix’s death, but about Bandos returning. It almost seemed too good to be true when we beat he. It appears now that it was.”
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30-Aug-2015 11:48:25 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2015 11:53:35 by Autumn Elite

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He looked at her sadly, with no idea what she must be going through. Zanik had went through so much the first time - tortured and killed by H.A.M fanatics, possessed by Bandos and told that her live belonged to the big high war god. Despite all that, Zanik had survived and once they had stopped the threats had been free to have a life of her own. Now through no fault of her own, in a tomb far away with decisions made by people she never even met her life had been again taken away from her.

Bandos would return and try to take revenge on his chosen commander. Zanik no longer had the luxury of being a wandering traveller. She now had a god and an entire faction out for her blood, one that would not stop until he made those who defied him pay.

*We defeated him once. We can do it again.” he told her.

“We defeated Bandos's avatar.” Zanik corrected him. “Now when Bandos returns, it will be in the flesh with all of his power.

“I have allies and people who owe me favours.” he told her. “There’s even whispers of some Guthixians forming some sort of anti-God resistance. We can hide you. Bandosians aren’t exactly known for their great intelligence.”

“But Bandos, whilst many things, isn't stupid.” Zanik said pragmatically “There is nothing that will stop him hunting me down, killing everyone who helps me. Bandos will never stop. How many will have to die to slow him down? Besides even if I hide, the bandosians will just attack Dorgesh-Kaan. There is no way you can protect everyone and it’s unfair to disrupt so many lives for something that may not work in the first place.”
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30-Aug-2015 11:48:36 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2015 11:55:01 by Autumn Elite

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“You don’t have to do this” he said. But even as he said those words, he knew that she would. He never expected anything less. Zanik had always shown unmatched bravery and selflessness in the most unfair of circumstances. That wasn’t about to change.

Zanik fumbled with her backpack to retrieve the teleportation orb she had stored in there. “Yes I do” she said. “Thank you.”

*What for?” he sighed. *I did*’t do anything.”

“You fought against the Bandos avatar with me. It wasn’t your fight but you chose to risk your live. You bought me some time probably more than anyone else ever could. Thanks to you, I did*’t die possessed to Bandos or in his temple by his high priest.” Zanik smiled. “I got to be in control of my life and I can** describe what that means.*

*I*m sorry.” he said. “I’m so sorry about this. I wish I could do more for you.”

Zanik shook her head. “I’m sorry too.” She cluctched the orb within her hands, ready to teleport back to her home.

“Goodbye, Zanik” he said. There wasn’t anything else he could say at this point.

“Goodbye, my friend.” Zanik broke the teleportation orb and with that, she was gone.

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30-Aug-2015 11:48:47 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2015 11:58:21 by Autumn Elite

Darelzel

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A nice story. Zanik of course has been one of my favorite characters for a while, and I was certainly deeply invested in the outcome of The Chosen Commander. Naturally, when the Armadyl-Bandos event occured, I sided with Armadyl all the way because there was just NO WAY I could even think of siding with Bandos after what he did in The Chosen Commander.

As for the 'World Guardian' thing, in my 'The Fate of Romeo and Juliet' story (named just 'The Fate of Romeo' on the forums due to the title being too long), I chose a first-person viewpoint. I think it worked pretty well.

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