When you start playing Elder Scrolls Online you are greeted by Lyris one of the five original companions, who assists you espacing Coldharbour. And you later meet each of these companions in some way. But who are they? The short answer is the five members of the last Emperor Varen Aquilarios’ inner circle. Who attempted to help him locate the Amulet of Kings, and use it in a ritual to make Varen into a Dragonborn. Which would legitimize his claim to the Ruby Throne. But what the rest of the group didn’t know, is that it was a trap set up by the dark necromancer Mannimarco to destroy the veil between Nirn and Oblivion to allow Molag Bal to merge Nirn with Coldharbour by using the Dark Anchors. Which are a vast network of interplanar machines designed to move entire worlds. This event would be later known as the Soulburst, and heralded the beginning of the Planemeld.
I have played Runescape on and off since I was about 11 or 12 which was a year or two after it’s release in 2001. Now I haven’t played on the same account since then mainly because I can’t remember what I originally set it up as, but the current account I use I’ve had since college and was a premium member for some time before returning back to a free player as I don’t have as much time to justify paying for the membership. Though I would seriously get it again and maybe will some day. I can’t really advance or do quests at the moment since I’ve completed all the free stuff, but it’s still fun just to hop up every now and then just to see what’s changed. Since there’s not much I can do anymore in the game and it was one of my favorites, I thought it would be a fun idea to put together a little Beginner’s Guide of Runescape.