The cloud of destiny is a fortune provided by Kristlin during the Spring Fayre event. Originally requiring 40 fayre attraction tokens during Spring Fayre (2017), the fortunes returned for Spring Fayre (2018), now requiring a tarot card token instead of attraction tokens. Tarot card tokens can be found while participating in activities around the fayre.
Each fortune gives a hint referencing a particular skill; by gaining experience in that skill the fortune is completed, rewarding a medium fortune star for that skill. Stars were not always rewarded on the first attempt.
Players may only have one fortune active at a time, and getting a new one replaces the previous one.
Skilling at the Clan Citadel does not count towards the fortune.
The buff icon for the destiny reads Cloud of destiny - complete your fortune to get a reward from fate. [fortune].
Completing a destiny prompts one of the messages:
- Fortune smiles upon you. You are rewarded with a sparkling star for completing the fortune given to you by Kristlin.
- You have fulfilled your destiny and are rewarded with a shimmering star.
- You hear Kristlin's voice echo in the wind, telling you your destined future has been realised. You are rewarded with a shining star.
All 2017 fortunes were autocompleted on 19 June 2017. If a player had a full inventory before the removal, upon logging in, it would give the message: You have a reward from the forces of fortune waiting to be delivered to you. Please log out and back in with an inventory space available. This allowed players to complete the fortune by having a full inventory before logging.
- "Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise, and balance." (Use the Agility funhouse)
- "It is not advisable to leap before you look, but that may be all you have time for."
- "Life is too complicated for anyone to truly understand it, so just have fun instead."
- "Lift yourself to greater heights to find what you are seeking." (Use the Agility funhouse)
- "You are prone to extremes, you need more balance in your life."
- "You need to keep everything in balance, you are prone to extremes."
- "Fate does not always know what it is doing, be prepared to stray from your chosen path."
- "Fortune tends to favour the bold, until they get squished by something bigger than them." (Kill something smaller than you, such as an imp)
- "Try to always be a fair enemy."
- "If you are going to pick a fight, make sure it is one that you can win." (Kill some giants in the cage in the combat training camp north of West Ardougne. Magic attack gave attack star as reward. Trapped Lesser Demon in Wizards Tower also worked, seems like kill anything that can't attack back.)
- "Life is to you a dashing and bold adventure." (Killed White Wolf in deep wild by agility course entrance)
- "Do what you can to prolong your life, in the hope that someday you'll learn what it's for." (Use the Helter Skelter)
- "Listen to your body, it is important to eat when you hunger." (Use the Helter Skelter)
- "Take a rest, you deserve it." (Use the Helter Skelter)
- "Try everything once, if it doesn't harm you, consider a second time." (Use the Helter Skelter)
- "Live each day like it's your last, unless you're an ironman." (Use the Helter Skelter)
- "Good things take time. Take pleasure in the journey of creation."
- "It is important to surround yourself with home comforts today."
- "Precision is imperative today, without it you will stumble." (Works in Daemonheim and with protean planks or workbench at a player-owned house.)
- "This life is yours. Some of it was given to you; the rest, you made yourself."
- "Don't count your eggs before they are cooked, because chickens may require rearing." (Use Candy floss machine or cook a raw chicken on a range)
- "it can be easier to negotiate with someone by first pleasing their stomach." (Use Candy floss machine)
- "Now is not your time for enlightenment, instead pursue simpler pleasures."
- "The road to riches is paved with burnt rocktail." (Use Candy floss machine)
- "Beauty will surround you - open your eyes to see it." (Cut an uncut gem)
- "Creative activities can help bring you a more positive state."
- "Demonstrate refinement in everything you do." (Spin a bowstring or crossbow string)
- "Dispel negativity through artistic activities." (Craft something with clay)
- "If you can't beat them, get better armour." (Gain Defence experience. Use the Bucking Baroo for fairly constant experience yield.)
- "There may be trouble ahead, you should stay prepared." (Gain Defence experience. Use the Bucking Baroo for fairly constant experience yield.)
- "When you feel defensive take stock of what you fear." (Gain Defence experience. Use the Bucking Baroo for fairly constant experience yield.)
- "You will meet someone who is tall, dark, and handsome. Be wary of this person, they wish you harm." (Gain Defence experience. Use the Bucking Baroo for fairly constant experience yield.)
- "Keep your memories close today, as they can bring you wisdom."
- "Remember yesterday, but live for today."
- "When you feel lost, look to your memories and they will guide you."
- "Your energy returns and you will get things done."
- "Ask a friend to join you on your next journey, there is safety in numbers." (Skill or open skill doors in Daemonheim)
- "By helping someone else today you will be helping yourself." (Open a skill door in Daemonheim)
- "Spend time today with those that help you learn more about your hidden depths." (Work on any skill while in Daemonheim)
- "Today is not looking good for you, you should stay inside." (Open a skill door in Daemonheim)
- "It is more important to be happy than right." (Plant morchella at Canifis plot, also works at the Dancing Platform)
- "He who plants life will grow himself."
- "Sometimes the greatest revelations come when you are at one with nature."
- "The more seeds you sow, the more flowers bloom." (Harvest from allotment/herb patch)
- "You are a person of culture. Cultivate it." (Harvest from allotment/herb patch)
- "A single kind word can warm someone as much as a fire."
- "Only those that have experienced the cold can appreciate the light of warmth." (Light a fire on White Wolf Mountain's snowy areas, or GWD area's cold zone with the wolves)
- "The outlook for your day is looking much brighter than yesterday." (Light a fire or light a curly root in the Jadinko Dungeon)
- "When chaos burns like wildfire around us, sometimes we have no choice but to love the warmth" (Light a fire in level 10+ Wilderness)
- "A ship in a port is safe, but that is not what they are built for."
- "Be still and be one with the water to find enlightenment."
- "Return to simpler pursuits. If you can be placid while you work you will gain understanding."
- "Sometimes you have to release what you catch, to understand what you had."
- "Carving is the process of turning your imagination into reality."
- "It is important, for those who are inclined, to carve their own path through the world."
- "Life is like crafting, there are no mistakes, only unique creations."
- "Little and often makes much. Small things add up to greater than the sum of their parts."
- "Disease can be cured, fate is incurable." (Clean an herb)
- "Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food."
- "Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live in." (Add an herb to a vial of water)
- "The best medicine tastes bitter. Sometimes you have to provide your own sweetness." (Fill a regular vial with water and add an herb, or clean an herb)
- "If you could read the minds of animals you would find only truth."
- "It is not always about the skill of the pursuant, sometimes it is about the bait that they use."
- "Its not about the skill, it's about the bait you use."
- "Whilst you may feel this is the time for action, you should be patient, or you may become confused." (Hook-a-Duck, high xp rod)
- "You can catch more creatures with papaya than with an onion." (Attempt to catch a pawya or grenwall, but does not require one to be caught)
- "A lifetime isn't nearly long enough to figure out what it's all about." (Disassemble something)
- "Be unconventional, even visionary."
- "Change your thoughts and you change your world."
- "If you don't try, you will guarantee failure."
- "The smart thing to do is to start trusting your intuition."
- "You will be an inspiration to others."
- "Seeing what others do not can lead you to your own revelations." (Teleport with runes)
- "Shoot for the moon! If you miss you will still be amongst the stars." (Teleport with runes)
- "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
- "Those who dare to dream can access all of life's magic. (Use alchemy, teleports don't work)
- "Opportunity is knocking on your door, be sure to listen for it." (Rewards a prismatic medium fallen star)
- "Precious moments are like jewels, adding sparkle to our lives."
- "Slow progress is better than no progress." (Do pickaxe wanging)
- "Sometimes you have to get dirty to reveal the treasures within."
- "The strongest character is forged through effort and hard work." (Do pickaxe wanging)
- "An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it." (Use the Dancing Platform)
- "Do not believe in miracles - rely on them." (Bury some bones)
- "It is better to regret that which you have done, than the things you haven't tried." (Use the Dancing Platform)
- "Take your time today, haste will not help you." (Earn prayer experience while run is disabled)
- "Trust your inner voice, for it knows more than you do." (Use the Dancing Platform)
- "Your love light shines on another." (Use the Dancing Platform)
- "If at first you don't succeed, try again from further away." (Use Easter Egg Shy)
- "It is not the strong but the responsive that survive." (Use Easter Egg Shy)
- "Your skill today will be in changing direction with the swiftness of a bird."
- "Now is the time for caution, not fear. Do not let fear control you." (Use Easter Egg Shy)
- "Know the opposition; its not always the enemy."
- "A calmness can be found in devoting yourself to gathering."
- "Beautiful spaces create beautiful minds." (Craft mind runes)
- "Collecting moments is as important as collecting things."
- "Now is the time for caution, not fear. Do not let fear control you."
- "Surround yourself with mysterious locations and they will inspire you."
- "Life is too short to hold grudges, unless they deserve it."
- "You have an ambitious nature and may make a name for yourself." (do dungeoneering)
- "Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded."
- "Pursue your wishes aggressively."
- "Conquer your fears, or they will conquer you." (Use the test of strength machine)
- "Don't confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." (Use the test of strength machine)
- "Grasp the opportunities that come your way." (Use the test of strength machine)
- "Strength is built upon inner character." (Use the test of strength machine)
- "Be your own salvation. Create yourself a protective shell."
- "Channel your strength and anger into creating something today, make something positive."
- "Constant grinding can turn a shapeless form into beauty."
- "It is better to be brave and protected, than simply just brave."
- "Be one with life and nature, feel your power flow through the lives of others."
- "Engage in group activities that further your transformation."
- "To get through the darkest times, you may need to summon others to help you." (Light source familiar)
- "When your burden is too heavy, look for those who can help you carry it." (Terrorbird pouch worked, Pack Yak did not!)
- "All the best things come free of charge." (Pickpocket anyone)
- "Hold on to the things you want, possession is nine tenths of the law."
- "The first step towards failure is trying."
- "What looks like a good deal may not be, be wary of who you buy from." (steal from stall/ i did silver stall)
- "You will find doors opening for you." (Pyramid Plunder)
- "Hardship can be a blessing in disguise; storms make trees take deeper roots." (Cut down a tree)
- "It could be beneficial for you to go out on a limb today." (Cut down a tree)
- "Time spent in the company of trees is time never wasted." (Cut down a tree)
- "To gather the fruit sometimes you must first climb the tree." (Cut down a tree)
- "You will timber." (Cut down a tree)
- "Viva cada dia com a sua última, a menos que você seja um homem de ferro."
- "Change isn't always good."
- "Keep your expectations reasonable."
- "Pursue your wishes aggressively."
- "Relish the transitions in your life - they will happen anyway." (Cutting down a tree or burning a log both work)
The cards used by Kristlin don't appear to be based on any existing variant of tarot cards. Kristlin's deck feature a minor arcana of 4 suits (arrows, swords, wands and orbs) running from 1 to 12, as well as 12 major arcana, for a total of 60 cards.
Although some of those suits are shared with other decks (notably swords and wands being found in Latin playing cards and thus also modern-day tarot cards), the combination as a whole appears unique.
The major arcana appear to be entirely unique. They are as follows:
It's been confirmed that the cards flipped determine the fortune received, but the exact mechanics of this are not yet known.