RuneScape’s Lost City of the Elves Opens to Players

Jagex has announced a major new content update for its flagship MMO, RuneScape, unlocking Prifddinas, the high-level content capital of the game for players. This content update is called Lost City of the Elves, with the metropolis being the conclusion to a quest chain players first learned about 10 years ago. It contains four clan-controlled districts for players to explore, as of this writing.

The first is held by Clan Iorwerth, which challenges players to defeat 10 bosses in a row. With each victory, the task becomes harder, as the enemy drops a dark crystal that de-buffs characters before the next fight.

Next is Clan Trahaearn, whose zone introduces players to the Seren Stones and tasks related to mining and smithing. Meanwhile, Clan Cadarn offers the Max Guild Garden, where users can top out their skills and earn a place on the Throne of Fame.

Finally, Clan Crwys offers content for farmers and woodcutters, and gives players access to the elder peach tree, as well as a third spirit tree.

Elsewhere, this content update offers city-wide activities, including activating and collecting missing pieces for the Golden Shattered Heart Statue. Players can “explore the mysteries of the Memoriam Chamber,” or race between districts to earn experience points and yield boosts from the Voice of Seren.

The second half of this Lost City of the Elves content update will be unlocked before the end of 2014, and will contain four more clan districts, as well as other high-level content.

“It’s an incredible amount of content,” said Phil Mansell, vice president of RuneScape, in a statement. “[T]he team is working around the clock to double this by the end of 2014. It’s also pleasing to reflect that if it wasn’t for the success of our Player Power initiative, the Elf City may well have not emerged into the light. This was, by far, the most desirable piece of content for our fans and we’re delighted to offer them the keys to this new kingdom today.”

RuneScape is available to play for free on browser. The massively multiplayer online game was released in 2001, and takes players to a world of medieval fantasy named Gielinor. In addition to free accounts, players can sign up for paid memberships, unlocking additional content not available to free users.