The river was blessed by the Seven Priestly Warriors in the year 1200 of the Fourth Age. This barrier was created through the use of blood magic, but as legend goes, saradominists believe it to be Saradomin himself who blessed the river. During the year 169 of the fifth age, the barrier strength had increased, making it much more diffitcult for those within the Morytaia to cross.
Accepted Lore Edit
- During the year 169 of the Fifth age, the barrier was first introduced with possible means for one to cross. Powerful werewolves or vampyres were able to cross the salve. Vampyres would suffer a more serious effect. Of course both werewolves and vampyres were sanctified with icyene blood by Vanescula, giving them the chance to cross.
- Of course thanks to The Adventurer, the barrier was increased to prevent human turned vampyre from crossing the salve, reverting them back into human.
- Full blooded vampyre would have a change of nature, instead of being hungry constantly, to where they require blood almost all the time, their thirst would be weakened, giving them a more sense of control towards their thirst for blood.
- It should be noted that while full blooded vampyre can cross, they might not do so, as this changes everything about their nature, forcing them to change. Some human born vampyre will also refuse to cross, having gotten used to being a vampyre.
- Werewolves, before the strengthening of the salve, were not able to cross the barrier unless they were given a powerful ritual, and help from a draken to locate a weak spot. But due to the event within the river of blood, the werewolves, were sanctified with icyene blood, as stated above, and are all now free to leave morytania whenever they please.
- The salve is now primarily focused against vampyres, so the werewolves will not be reverted back to their human form.
- The barrier would prevent vampyre and werewolves to teleport to the other side. Any attempt to open a portal or teleport would require a huge amount of human blood.
- It is known that, before the River of Blood event, if a Vampyre was left on the other side of the barrier, outside of Morytania, that said Vampyre would be weakened enough to be killed easily by a stake in the heart.
- This information is from Count Draynor's battle.
- It should be noted, that if a role-player claims to have been in this situation, their strength will not be restored to them after the River of Blood event.
Debated Lore Edit
- While stated as an 'out of game canon', Mod Rowley had explained that to him, the barrier is similar to the Edict of Guthix, instead of keeping the gods out, it keeps the Vampyre in.
- However, when asked what actually prevented the vampyre and werewolves from going through the wilderness, desert, or Wushanko to bypass the salve, a Jmod responded stating that it the barrier, the salve is not a wall.
- It is unknown if all other creatures are affected by the salve, but it would be assumed they are, as the barrier was made to keep them within morytania.
Common Mistakes Edit
- Before the river of blood, some role-players thought they could bypass the weakness of the salve by stating they were born on the other side of the river, just before the barrier was made. This would be proven false with Count Draynor's being outside of Morytania before the barrier was placed.
- This was also thought to be possible if a human woman held a male Vampyre's baby. This again would have been proven false, not only with the information above, but for the fact that there is no possible way to make vampyre half breed.
- The salve was thought only to be a wall, and could be bypasses by going around, under, or east. This is false, as it is stated in the River of Blood Q&A, it is a barrier.
- The Salve briefly lost its holy effectiveness at some point in the year 169, and was restored by The Adventurer and a monk named Drezel.
- Below is a representation of the barrier as described by Mod Osbourne in a livestream.