RuneScape “Behind the Scenes” updates in June
From RuneScape Lead Designer,
Before the release of RuneScape buffing items, there’ll be two other updates in which you’ll have to overcome some imposing obstacles: a sea monster in our newest master quest, and a troll invasion in a new distraction and diversion.
The sea monster Thalassus has been terrorising the cold and inhospitable oceans to the north. No one has
survived to sketch a picture of this hulking beast, but the inns are full of rumours: Thalassus is the size of
the Wizards’Tower, they say; sailors are eaten and digested while still alive in its belly.Fisherman Jones wants to end the scare stories by landing the beast (gaining a little glory in the process). To join him, you’ll need a Fishing level of 70, a Hunter level of 67 and a Thieving level of 60, and there’s wieldable fishing nets on offer, and a range of bank deposit boxes to unlock if you do. The quest also offers you the opportunity to embark ten more times for additional Hunter XP, should you prove to be an enviable harpooner.
Trolls are swarming down the hills of Burthorpe and are threatening to lay waste to any imperial guard that
gets in their way. Who can stop them? Well, you, of course, but in two very different ways. This month’s
single-player distraction and diversion allows you to choose between taking the trolls on in straight combat,
or tending the defences that hold them back. Better still, there are no requirements to do so.
For the skill-focussed among you, there is the option of keeping the gatehouse maintained instead. Tend to
the ballista, top up the oil vats and repair broken barricades to keep the trolls from being successful.
Your actions will increase the morale of the troops, who will fight back with increased vigour. Hold out for
10 minutes (the time it takes for a troll to get hungry for Burntmeat’s cooking) and the victory is yours. You
will gain an XP tome for your first defence each month, and smaller XP rewards for any defence you complete
Earn Loyalty Points to unlock a fantastic range of items, from custom titles to unique emotes, exclusive new costumes and amazing auras in a new player worn slot.