'Transmute' the Alchemist is an alchemist who has been trying to build a Tower of Life for years along with his fellow alchemists Effigy and Currency, but the builders they hired, led by Bonafido, have gone on strike.
During the quest Tower of Life, a passing adventurer made the final constructions to the tower, much to the delight of Transmute and his fellow alchemists Effigy and Currency. They instantly rushed to the top of the tower, gleefully announcing their intentions to create life using the Tower. They succeeded, creating a Homunculus, trapping it in a cage and ignoring its cries of pain. The alchemists made derogatory comments about the Homunculus and demand it be quiet. When the adventurer tried to intervene, the alchemists dismiss them, swiftly following by the Homunculus breaking free. The alchemists fled, then Effigy tried to convince the adventurer to deal with the Homunculus. Rather than eliminate the Homunculus, the adventurer instead aided it, scaring away the alchemists and allowing the Homunculus to claim the Tower for itself.
The alchemists later tried to reclaim the tower, but the Homunculus used the Tower's powers to defeat them, transforming two of them into a unihuman and a chickalchemist.
- His name is based on an anime called Fullmetal Alchemist and the major feature, the Transmutation Circle. Furthermore, he talks of equivalent exchange, which is also featured in that anime.
- Outside of the Tower of Life, he and 'Currency' The Alchemist are using the old animations, but inside the tower, during a cutscene in the Tower of Life quest, they are using the new animations.
- ^ Bonafido, "Tower of Life", RuneScape. "We know those alchemi-whatsits are up ta somefin' weird in building this tower, wot wiv all the machinery, and until we get some answers we're not movin a muscle."
- ^ Homunculus, "NPC Contact", RuneScape. "Alchemists return the other day. Me turn them into animals.[...]Yeah, me made a uniman and a chickalchemist!"