Invasion of Falador
The Kinshra (otherwise known as the Black Knights) have marched up to Falador and are laying siege to the castle! It's up to you to pick a side and engage in activities to support the side of your cause. Heal wounded soldiers, sabotage catapults, participate in the carnage yourself, all while gaining experience, pets, a special sweet weapon override, and...who might that madman dropping balloons through the streets of Falador be? Performing each activity will reward you with a steady stream of Commendation. When at least 100 have been collected, you can click on them to obtain a Supply cache, which unlocks rewards.
For this particular event, there is no specific player choice of sides. Individual players simply run around Falador and can engage in activities as they wish, unrestrained by any consequences. Isn't war wonderful?
For more explanation of the events unfolding, lorehounds may wish to speak to the projected image of Lord Daquarius, who can be found standing right next to Falador lodestone.
There are several different activities you can engage in. Players should note that, by default, combat experience is turned off for healing soldiers and on for killing knights from either side. One can toggle it off/on - both in the form of experience for killing black and white knights and Constitution experience for healing wounded soldiers - by speaking to the Nurse in the White Knight's Castle. Note that if you are logged out while in Falador, you may be placed by the lodestone upon logging back in. The table below elaborates on the different types of activities available.
In addition to the available activities, certain events occur every so often. See the table below for more details.
Miniquest and Additional Tricks & Toggles
Miniquest for permanent buff
There is a miniquest that can be completed to unlock a permanent buff for the course of the event. It provides 25% more xp and 50% faster Commendations. Once one has obtained the Research notes, read them to be sent to various NPCs. The hints can be a little cryptic, so if you get stuck, the precise steps are shown below.
*Remember RuneScape uses British numbering convention for floors: ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc.
Falador Park Chest
Between the 22nd and the 26th of October, players can participate in an event to find the legendary lost sword of Raddallin. It involves digging up a buried chest, which can be found in the east part of Falador park. One can teleport directly there by right-clicking either Basic tools or Golden tools in one's inventory, if available. Upon logging in for the first time each day during the course of the event, 100 of the basic tools will be given for free. They will be placed either in your inventory, worn equipment, or bank, depending on where there is space. In addition, one can purchase additional basic tools from Darla in exchange for loyalty points, if desired, and win golden tools in batches of 1, 2, or 4 as potential prizes from Treasure Hunter.
While working on the chest, you will make personal progress toward unlocking rewards, as well as aid in community progress. In order for a reward to be unlocked, the threshold for both personal and community progress must be unlocked. The rewards can be seen in the image below and include reclaiming the lost sword at the end of the event, different mystery boxes, and cosmetic overrides for it. It is worth noting that the contribution from your 100 free tools per day for all five days is sufficient for 100% completion by the end of the event. Ironman players can participate in this event, but they can only access the cosmetic aspects of the rewards. That is, they will not be able to claim the sword or the mystery boxes.
When interacting with the chest, you have two options of which skill you want to put your basic or golden tools towards. The experience received in whichever skill you choose depends on your level in it. Each day, the appearance and choice of skills one can train on the chest will change. There is always a choice of one free-to-play skill, and one members skill, so free players can also participate. The sword itself, however, is members only. The list of skills so far follows below.
Various rewards are available from the event, most of them by random chance. Once one has 100 Commendation, they can be converted to a Supply cache. The Supply cache can then be opened to give rewards randomly. Some are one-off unlocks, and some are consumable - see the table below.
Original Guide by: Arceus
Special thanks to: Howlin1
Last updated by: Arceus
Last updated on: 24-Oct-2015
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