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Padomenes
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So where would Necronium be canonically found? Would it only be in areas of the Forinthry blast(The Wilderness) or just anywhere else?

At the end of the video Origins of Gielinor(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB88piitm9o) it is mentioned that nearly all currently existing settlements/cities made either during the 4th age or end of 3rd age, were founded on the battlefields & encampments where the god wars were fought.

This means that the ground underneath the areas of Ardougne, Edgeville, Yanille, Varrock, Falador, Canifis and maybe even Lumbridge if it was made during the '4th age' could be potential candidates? Or do they need to be from the blast?

A glimpse of how Necronium would look upon being forged:




And now onto the other ores:

Invictum




*Invictum is a pretty Latin sounding name for an ore, which seems to translate to mean something like 'invincible' in English. The concept armour looks like some kind of 'Roman-Mahjarrat' combination in its appearance and design.

Aetherium




*Aetherium's appearance/name may hint that it has links with use by most likely
the Armadylean Aviansie(Evidenced by some details on the gauntlets and, helmet/boot shapes), whom may have used this very strong metal to forge the godsword blades. The masterwork helmet also resembles the Armadylean Warpriest Helmet in a way.
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This is the info we have so far on Necronium:

In the Third Age, when the conflict between the gods raged across the world unchecked for centuries, mortal casualties were beyond measure, though they must have counted in the hundreds of millions. Demons and other great monsters heaped bodies upon bodies in great mountains of the dead. The bones and blood and metal panoply of those ancient battlefields sank beneath the soil. Over the centuries they coagulated in darkness and steeped in the residual magical energies. When the people of the Sixth Age unwittingly disturbed these open air charnel houses they found new materials of remarkable strength.

Necrolith is a dark fusion of bone, third age metal and ancient magicks. The skulls of humans and larger, monstrous creatures protrude from the black, obsidian-like surface of this ore. In its presence the skin crawls. Thanous is a pale, greenish-white, powdery rock formed primarily of bone which burns with a brilliant green flame and a sound of distant screaming. When necrolith is heated in the flame of thanous it does not melt or sag but rather stretches and rises as if straining for something. It forms itself into the plates and shapes of armour and weapons, though bizarre and misshapen. A skilled smith can guide and correct this process and create usable and extremely powerful equipment. The resulting necronium has a dark blue sheen and is still covered in the skulls and bones of the dead that grant it strength.

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Hopefully the wilderness, since this has the most death and bloodshed...and it needs more valuable skiller resources, not PvM content. Runescape doesn't need a hero...it needs a villain. An all encompassing force of evil that will remain ever-threatening and use chaos to make the peoples of Gielinor tolerate each other, grow strong together, and fight side by side against this evil. I am that villain.

19-Jul-2017 04:45:12

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Lorewise, it is likely that the Kharidian desert has some major deposits due to the extremely slow moving Kharidian Desert Campaign, according to The Song From Before The War

And that is discounting possible earlier deposits of Necronium-like material from the Kharidian-Zarosian Wars and Tumeken's nuking of the final battlefield. Granted, we don't know the exact nature of the war. It could have been a (possibly long) series of quick moving skirmishes instead of the grindfest that Bandos turned the God Wars into. Plus a key part of the proposed necronium lore is dependent on Third Age Armor and Magic. But the Kharidian-Zarosian Wars had Second Age Armor possibly blessed by Zaros or the Kharidian Pantheon, plus demonic and Zarosian/Mahjarrat magic with high doses of divine nuke radiation. So not exactly Necronium, probably a lot rarer, and with different properties but made by the same accidental artificial geological process.

But, that can be its own thing if Jagex wants to play with it.

Besides the slow-moving Kharidian Desert campaign, actual canon about the Third Age mentions the Hallowvale campaign was particularly slow and grindy as well. So, there is likely a big deposit of Necronium outside the walls of Meiyerditch and others scattered throughout Morytania. Besides those grindfests, there are the battles over Nex's prison, the battle of Annakarl, the battles of Uzer and Ullek, and the Sieges of Senntisten/Saranthium, and then the failed campaign to liberate Morytania.

If you include the Armies of Gielinor single player campaign you get a more detailed picture of the conquest of Hallowvale, the reconquest of Asgarnia and Misthalin, and the scourging of Forinthry. So I am guessing those were slow and grindy as well and thus good locations for Necronium deposits. Nothing about anything west of the White Wolf and Trollweiss mountains, though.
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19-Jul-2017 06:22:28

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Actually, I am ignorant of what happened in the west during the Third Age, besides the gnomes and dwarves going underground. The elves were doing things and the ogres where doing something else? I dunno.

What is the lore on what was going on in pre-(historic?)Kandarin, Feldip, Tirannwn, and the Fremmenik lands in the Third Age?
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19-Jul-2017 06:36:09

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Penny Drakis said:
Actually, I am ignorant of what happened in the west during the Third Age, besides the gnomes and dwarves going underground. The elves were doing things and the ogres where doing something else? I dunno.

What is the lore on what was going on in pre-(historic?)Kandarin, Feldip, Tirannwn, and the Fremmenik lands in the Third Age?
Haven't read too much into that either but I heard the elves remained fairly isolated with some choosing however to leave in order to get involved themselves. The Serenists tried to stay out of it as much as they could.

Gnomes, got to read more and as for Kandarin it was inhabited by Saradominists/Armadyleans with Armadyl's human followers mostly being there, and extending southwest of the ikov temple to Feldip hills. Many converted to Saradominism after Armadyl left from what I can remember, but most of all Armadylean 'land' on Gielinor's surface was in Kandarin.

Fremenniks? Can't remember but Heroes Welcome revealed how they participated though, whenever they did it was in the form of 'barbarians'.

The Ogres were mostly with Bandos.
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19-Jul-2017 07:21:52

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Penny Drakis said:
Lorewise, it is likely that the Kharidian desert has some major deposits due to the extremely slow moving Kharidian Desert Campaign, according to The Song From Before The War

And that is discounting possible earlier deposits of Necronium-like material from the Kharidian-Zarosian Wars and Tumeken's nuking of the final battlefield. Granted, we don't know the exact nature of the war. It could have been a (possibly long) series of quick moving skirmishes instead of the grindfest that Bandos turned the God Wars into. Plus a key part of the proposed necronium lore is dependent on Third Age Armor and Magic. But the Kharidian-Zarosian Wars had Second Age Armor possibly blessed by Zaros or the Kharidian Pantheon, plus demonic and Zarosian/Mahjarrat magic with high doses of divine nuke radiation. So not exactly Necronium, probably a lot rarer, and with different properties but made by the same accidental artificial geological process.
But isn't it also likely that the Zarosians may have infact used Invictum armour for their melee troops?

Looking at the appearance of that, kind of bears a resemblance to a 'Mahjarrat-Roman' type of design:

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Padomenes said:
But isn't it also likely that the Zarosians may have infact used Invictum armour for their melee troops?

Looking at the appearance of that, kind of bears a resemblance to a 'Mahjarrat-Roman' type of design:



OO! That should teach me to ignore the non-lore videos. Well, that is definitely special enough to create Second Age Necronite (which I suppose I should call Invictite). There should be deposits of that at the borders of the former Zarosian Empire rather than at Third Age sites. I can't imagine much of it being manufactured in the Third Age after the empire fell, although there might have been large caches of it found during the Third Age and used by besieged Zarosians or Zamorakian and Saradomist adventuring parties.
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19-Jul-2017 14:27:18

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Penny Drakis said:
Actually, I am ignorant of what happened in the west during the Third Age, besides the gnomes and dwarves going underground. The elves were doing things and the ogres where doing something else? I dunno.

What is the lore on what was going on in pre-(historic?)Kandarin, Feldip, Tirannwn, and the Fremmenik lands in the Third Age?


If I'm not mistaken, Seren put up an anima barrier around her area, but some elves did go east (I believe a large contingent fought for Saradomin). The Gnomes and Dwarves went underground pretty quick. I believe that the bulk of the fighting in the west was between Bandosians and Armadyleans, but I might be wrong on that.

19-Jul-2017 14:29:56

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