Apprentice Clerval is an apprentice mage studying at the Mage Training Arena. He is incompetent, being easily distracted and easily fooled. He has difficulty using magic under duress, often casting it on himself by mistake. He has little self-confidence, being rather lonely and often breaking down into tears. He is seemingly held in contempt by his peers. At one point, Wizard Edvin turned him into a guinea pig for an experiment.
During a period of distraction, he had the idea to build a rune guardian from scratch, hoping it would earn him a bit of respect. However, he wasn't able to approach any of the wizards who had rebuilt the guardians, so he asked a passing adventurer to ask on his behalf. They gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to construct the golem while he unsuccessfully tried to prepare the workshop. The adventurer sorted out the problematic while he tried to carve out a body for the golem, again with little success, forcing the adventurer to help him again. They eventually managed to get a rune guardian working, and he gave the guardian to the adventurer in gratitude, confident he could build another for himself.
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "Well, I'm supposed to be training my magic, but I got a bit...distracted. I came down here to think."
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "My brother once convinced me that my pet rock could move, but after sitting there for a couple of days I finally realised he was lying."
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "They'd yell at me and tell me to get back to the training rooms. I'm terrible at casting spells under duress. I get nervous and end up casting spell on myself."
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "It doesn't matter how hard I try, I always fail. I should never have tried to become a wizard. I'm so useless! I can't even fix some wires."
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "I've been pondering how I could make my own rune guardian, then I would always have a friend with me."
- ^ Wizard Dougal, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "Don't you useless apprentices have anything better to do than bother me? First that bumbling Clerval and now you."
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "Maybe you're right. Maybe the other apprentices won't tease me once they see I've built my own rune guardian."
- ^ Apprentice Clerval, "Rune Mechanics", RuneScape. "Being a guinea pig WAS the experiment! I had a pellet craving for weeks!"
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