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The Adventurer (also known as the World Guardian) is the term role-players and role-playing characters use to refer to the character everyone plays in the normal game. This is the person who completed all the events in quests (like releasing Azzanadra and killing the Pest Queen) and is the owner of some unique items like the lost sword of King Raddallin or Korasi's sword. For obvious reasons, many characters are confused about the gender of The Adventurer.

The Adventurer in Role-PlayEdit

It's a very frowned upon in the public domain of role-play for a player to claim that their character was the individual who performed critical events in quests - should people frequently engage in this practice, then there would be seventeen characters in one city who all single-handily retrieved Arrav's heart and blew up King Tyras. Claiming to have performed acts completed by The Adventurer is no more fair than claiming to be King Baxtorian or Lord Drakan himself.

It is accepted, however, for a particularly enterprising, daring character to claim to have met The Adventurer or have helped in an event. For example, if a void knight claimed to be one of the men who helped The Adventurer defeat the pest queen, it would be a legitimate character description. Essentially, the Adventurer would be treated as any other notable NPC in the game like the Signature Heroes, Dionysius, or Wizard Traiborne.

Accepted LoreEdit

This section addresses details about The Adventuer that have been confirmed as lore.

The Adventurer:

  • Was born during the 5th Age, at least 18 years prior to the year 169.
  • Is a young adult human.
  • Knew their parents.
  • Has a brother, a grandmother and an aunt.
  • Hates cabbages.
  • Is ambidextrous, but right-hand dominated.
  • Received basic education.
  • Dreamed of the career as an adventurer since their childhood.
  • Started said career during the year 169.
  • Visited Ashdale and lived there once.
  • Family does not have their own crest.
  • Was married once.
  • Is a Guardian of Guthix, titled the World Guardian.
  • Has strong feelings towards Zanik.
  • Is in charge of their own kingdom and port.
  • Is worshipped in Menaphos.
  • Owns the Measure, an Elder Artifact.
  • Owns a piece of the stone of Jas.
  • Is possibly a Slayer Master.
  • Is immune to the Gods' Magic.
  • Is a member of the Temple Knights, White Knights, Crux Eqal and Void Knights.
  • Is/was a member of the Myreque.
  • Is a Signature Hero.
  • Trained at Tutorial Island.
  • Is the only being unable to become a god.
  • Is also called the World Guardian by others.
  • Had two near death experiences.
  • Is a Fremennik, a vyrelord/lady (while disguised) and part of the Elven council of Prifddinas.
  • Is one of the beings who touched the Stone of Jas, and survived each of their encounters with the Dragonkin.
  • Is noble towards others, but can be greedy as well.

Debated lore Edit

  • It is unknown how old the adventurer is, it can be presumed that they started adventuring at a young age, and are in their young/late twenties.
  • It is believed that the adventurer is a master of all skills, it is unknown if it is true or not, but due to us being the adventurer, one can assume that their skill match, and advance as new quests are revealed to them. So far, from where the lore takes place, it can be assumed that the adventurer has near mastery in more than one skill.
    • This being said one can also assume they train as they travel.
  • The Adventurer might have, or have had, romantic feelings for Zanik, this is proven in "Kindred Spirits", and when talking to Zanik after Nomad Elegy (if you allowed her to return).
  • One cannot say what side The Adventurer aligned themselves with during the world events, same goes for the Gods' Emissaries and quests' choices. It is a popular theory that the canon to the Role-playing community is that the winning faction, and the most picked outcome in quests is likely the canon choice of The Adventurer.
    • The Gods' Emissaries choices are not part of this theory, as it is more of a player aligning towards a faction, but one can assume other wise if they wish.
  • Despite the popular belief of The Adventurer's gender being unknown, some believe them to be female, as the quest "Wanted" requires a female to pass a test.
    • This is most likely debunked as the make-over mage does exist.
  • Due to the us being The Adventurer, one can assume their name is unknown to everyone, except to those who are their friends or close ally. This could make a good excuse for why the world calls them "The Adventurer" Or "The World Guardian."
  • It was a popular belief that The Adventurer had owned all of the unique, or near impossible weapons, such as the Godsword, or the Malevolent armour. This was proven false in a 2017 Lore corner Q&A, where it was stated that by the in-game lore, The Adventurer does not own all, if any, unique items. Separating story from game-play would mean The Adventurer most likely owns only items that they find via the lore leading them there. [1]
    • Of course this is a theory. People are free to think otherwise.
  • The Adventurer most likely has fought Telos, as it is stated by a seers that they are meant to fight and defeat Telos in order to calm the creature.
    • With that in mind, be aware it is unsure if it is canon that he fought any other anima knights, e.i, Vorago, Yakurama, ect.

Common Mistakes Edit

  • The Adventurer does not canonically respawn when he dies, this is just game mechanics, which shouldn't be considered canon.
  • The Adventurer did not fight and kill all the bosses, game-play and in-game story/lore should be separated.

References Edit

  1. Re: how we canonically handle unique objects:
    Quite simply, we don’t. Including an in-universe explanation for ludo-narrative dissonance (a disconnect between gameplay and story) is not always desirable or favourable, often is a ‘fudge’, and it’s rarely necessary. You are the sole adventurer (of note); all other adventurers that you see are not special. There are only a handful canonically unique items (e.g. Godsword, Sunspear). http://bit.ly/2erkT4L

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