|The Immortals Storyline species|
|Place of Origin||Lunica|
|Patron God||None, although they respect the Creators.|
|Notable Individuals||The Assassin, Arasiovik Hellenius, William Eldon.|
|First||Souls of the Damned|
The Immortals, as the name may suggest, were a species that could live for exhaustingly long amounts of time. They helped shape Gielinor, which, contrary to popular belief, was created much, much later than the dawn of time. They originated from Gielinor's first moon, Lunica. They became extinct in 189 when the planet was destroyed.
Up to the age of 20, Immortals would age normally, but at that age they would stop. Some Immortals had a set period of time before they started again, others had a "fate" which had to be acted out for #aging to then commence.
Immortals could be killed in three ways:
- Damaging their body to an extent where they couldn't heal
- Beheading them
- Tearing out an Immortal's heart.
If an Immortal had lived for a long time, he/she would release a lot of energy upon death.
The Immortal Calendar used mostly the same months as Gielinor, except that there were 15 months instead of 10. Also, instead of the varying months on Gielinor, all Immortal months had 30 days. The five seasons were Tenuar (Spring), Gatla (Spring/Summer), Mentock (Summer/Autumn), Autuke (Autumn/Winter) and Wintor (Deep Winter)
- Rinta (Start of Tenuar)
- Raktuber (Start of Gatla)
- Fentuary (Start of Mentock)
- Garzak (Start of Autuke)
- Ire of Phyrrys
- Noverntep (Start of Wintor)
From their youth, Immortals were thought of the Gielinorian Gods and the Creators of the Universe. As a rule, the Immortals followed the "teachings" of the latter, especially those of Atlas. As seen in their motto and icon, they believed in keeping peace and balance, generally going along with Guthix.
Some adventuring Immortals may have chosen a Gielinorian God, but upon Lunica itself this was frowned upon. This increased in the God Wars when Immortals used their powers as an unfair advantage in battle. They were all severely punished.
All Immortals learned at a young age of Angeror, with who the Immortals shared an uneasy friendship. While they opposed him in every way, they sometimes followed his command and he protected them. Despite his evils, Angeror still cared for the Jagex Nebula.
Punishment in Immortals society was harsh. The usual punishment for major crimes was to be locked in the Harbendharjh Jail for around 50 years. The Harbendharjh was a mile-wide prison in Northern Gielinor. It was composed of a concrete grid of meter wide cells. Prisoners were fed bananas, bread and milk.
Serious crimes, such as interfering with Gielinorian governments or murdering another Immortal, posed a more serious punishment such as eternal imprisonment or execution. Execution involved an Immortal with certain destructive powers knocking the criminal out and completely wiping out his body.
A much hushed-up aspect of the Lunician Law System was the system of Exile - that is, rejecting a criminal and wiping their memories. The practice was considered inhumane by the people and condemned, and had only seen one short period of revival before the planet's destruction.
The exile system was first proposed in the court by "The Judge", in 700BA, on a particularly dangerous case known to the court only as "The Clown". The system entailed teleporting the criminal to a remote place in Gielinor, after wiping their memory and instilling them with an alias.
The early parliament disapproved the idea. Martine Picaso himself was particularly against it, claiming that the inhumanity of the deed was enough to promote criminals. He claimed that the best deterrent against crime was admitting to guilt.
A man must remember the harm he has done, and swill in his guilt.
- — Martine Vincent Picaso, 700BA
However, the votes of the LIPP and the ILP outweighed those of the LCP, and the draft came into effect immediately, with the aliases being assigned by their case names.
Public outroar saw the trend decline, but the election of a LIPP Crime Minister revived it in the early 5th Age, and it was still used in certain circumstances up until the end.
Known Victims of Exile Edit
|Name||Real Name||Proffession||Time||Location||Reason||Revoked?||Name Retrieved?|
|The Clown||Lou Dementé||Unemployed; declared criminally insane.||763BA||Isafdar||Several Accidental Killings and a history of Power Abuse||Yes, 674BA||Yes|
|The Assassin||Orion Hellenius||Renegade||289BA||Ardougne||Assisted Suicide of the King of Ardougne||Yes, 1759(4th)||Remembered.|
|The Traveller||Arasiovik Hellenius||Thief||1897(2nd)||Ardougne||Mass theft from Ardougne||Yes, 183(5th)||Yes|
|The Guardian||William Eldon||Prison Overseer||88(5th)||ZTI Island||First and second degree murder||No||Unofficially|
|The Dark Mage||Gorak Spartacus||Mage/Scientist/God||165(5th)||ZTI Island||Various Crimes||Broken||Unofficially|
Immortals use four languages: Symbol Lunician, Basic Lunician, Latin and Basic. Basic is used most often, Basic Lunician used rarely and Symbol Lunician only used when writing important tomes.
Symbol Lunician used a special alphabet, with sentences being formed by merging them, an example of which can be seen here.
Certain Symbols have different connections. A and Z were placed there by Atlas, said to be snakes. P,Q and X are the facial parts of the mad Immortal King Quinius Tartalus, who also placed V and W for his lost love. The Immortals in general placed H, the explosion, and the Gielinorian Scholar Horatio placed I and S after being struck by lightning. Armadyl placed Y, the penguin, and he also placed F and G, the sea shells.
The three other languages use the "Basic" Alphabet. Examples of Basic Lunician can be seen here.
As well as those powers described below, each Immortal had an individual power of their own. For more information on these individual abilities, go here.
- Omnilingualism. The ability to speak and understand any language.
- Cellular Regeneration. If they were older than 20, and had not accomplished their fate, they would heal from any injury or poison (unless certain conditions were met).
Members of the Lunican Army were intensely trained and usually have great piloting skills, acrobatics, logics, and hand-to-hand combat. The ships, known as "Immotarpra Jets", were space shuttles fitted with inner cushioning, double missiles and escape-pods. Seeing the Lunician space fleet was usually near the end of a battle - if the Lunicians were there, the battle has ended. A missile from a Jet can, if aimed correctly, destroy a large asteroid.
- Souls of the Damned
- Revenge of the Alone Ones
- Voyage to the Edge of the World
- Voyage Into Apocalypse
- Before the Storm
See Also Edit
| Preceded by:|
Controller of the ZTI Island
| Succeeded by:|
|The Immortals Storyline edit|
|The Assassin/Orion Hellenius | The Traveller/Arasiovik Hellenius | Prototype | The Guardian/William Eldon | John Dixon|
|Angeror | Zamorakian Technological Institute (Clone Drones | Gorak Spartacus | ZTI Island | Yacti)|
|Lunica | Immortal Powers | Lunician Government | The Hellenius Family | Basic Lunician|
|The Objects of Power | Creators of the Universe | Angeror's World | Gieli System | "The Incident"|
|Before the Storm | Hidden Destinies | Island|
|The Dracomancer Saga|