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{{Infobox City
 
{{Infobox City
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| name = Falador
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|image=[[File:Falador square.png|300px]]
 
| AKA = Farradorn{{CiteGodLetter|url=http://services.runescape.com/m=rswiki/en/God_Letters_Issue_25|issue=25|title=Guthix Reiterates|date=03:36, July 8, 2011 (UTC)|name=god letters 25}}, City of the White Knights
 
| AKA = Farradorn{{CiteGodLetter|url=http://services.runescape.com/m=rswiki/en/God_Letters_Issue_25|issue=25|title=Guthix Reiterates|date=03:36, July 8, 2011 (UTC)|name=god letters 25}}, City of the White Knights
 
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| music = [[Fanfare]]
 
| music = [[Fanfare]]
 
| leader = [[Sir Amik Varze]] acting in the place of [[King Vallance]]
 
| leader = [[Sir Amik Varze]] acting in the place of [[King Vallance]]
| tele = {{*}} [[flavor Teleport]]<br>{{*}} [[Spawning]]<br>{{*}}[[Skills necklace|Necklace of skills]]
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| tele = {{*}} [[Falador Teleport]]<br>{{*}} [[Spawning]]<br>{{*}}[[Skills necklace|Necklace of skills]]
 
| guild = {{*}} [[Crafting Guild]]<br>{{*}} [[Mining Guild]]
 
| guild = {{*}} [[Crafting Guild]]<br>{{*}} [[Mining Guild]]
 
| race = [[Dwarves]], [[Human]]s
 
| race = [[Dwarves]], [[Human]]s
| map = [[File:flavor map.png|300px]]
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| map = [[File:Falador map.png|300px]]
 
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[[File:flavor_lodestone_icon.png|left|Symbol of flavor]]
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[[File:Falador_lodestone_icon.png|left|Symbol of Falador]]
 
{{Relative location
 
{{Relative location
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|location = Falador
 
|north = [[Dwarven Mine]]
 
|north = [[Dwarven Mine]]
 
|west = [[Dark Wizards' Tower]]
 
|west = [[Dark Wizards' Tower]]
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[[File:AsgarniaStandard.png|80px|right|Symbol of Asgarnia]]
 
[[File:AsgarniaStandard.png|80px|right|Symbol of Asgarnia]]
'''flavor''',{{NamedRef|god letters 25}} is the capital of [[Asgarnia]] and a typically crowded city. It plays a key role in the ''[[RuneScape]]'' [[ore]] trade because it houses both the [[Mining Guild]] and a large mine underground. flavor is a popular trading spot for members on World 2 (though flavor is a nonmembers city); however, this has become less popular since the [[Grand Exchange]] was introduced. There are multi-combat zones around the north and south gates of the city. It is also the base of the [[White Knight]]s.
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'''Falador''',{{NamedRef|god letters 25}} is the capital of [[Asgarnia]] and a typically crowded city. It plays a key role in the ''[[RuneScape]]'' [[ore]] trade because it houses both the [[Mining Guild]] and a large mine underground. Falador is a popular trading spot for members on World 2 (though Falador is a nonmembers city); however, this has become less popular since the [[Grand Exchange]] was introduced. There are multi-combat zones around the north and south gates of the city. It is also the base of the [[White Knight]]s.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
:''For more information, see [[History of Asgarnia]].''
 
:''For more information, see [[History of Asgarnia]].''
   
Modern day flavor was founded in the Year 8 of the [[Fifth Age]]{{citation needed|date=July 2010}}, although the [[Varrock Museum|Museum]] of Natural History states that flavor existed in some form since the mid-[[Fourth Age|Fourth age]], and the surrounding areas were ruled from it. flavor has a fairly large population, making it the fourth largest city in the game after [[Ardougne]], [[Varrock]] and the [[Meiyerditch]]. As no evidence of flavor's existence shortly before the discovery of [[Rune essence|Rune Essence]] can be found, it is safe to presume that the Fourth age kingdom was defeated, presumably by [[Goblin (monster)|Goblins]], although the date of this is unknown. [[King Raddallin|Radallinn]], the leader of one of the area's nomadic tribes, sought to establish a permanent settlement in the area with the help of the newly discovered runestones. This was made possible with the help of two orders of knights: the White Knights and the [[Kinshra]], also known as the Black Knights. With their aid, the kingdom of [[Asgarnia]] was born.
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Modern day Falador was founded in the Year 8 of the [[Fifth Age]]{{citation needed|date=July 2010}}, although the [[Varrock Museum|Museum]] of Natural History states that Falador existed in some form since the mid-[[Fourth Age|Fourth age]], and the surrounding areas were ruled from it. Falador has a fairly large population, making it the fourth largest city in the game after [[Ardougne]], [[Varrock]] and the [[Meiyerditch]]. As no evidence of Falador's existence shortly before the discovery of [[Rune essence|Rune Essence]] can be found, it is safe to presume that the Fourth age kingdom was defeated, presumably by [[Goblin (monster)|Goblins]], although the date of this is unknown. [[King Raddallin|Radallinn]], the leader of one of the area's nomadic tribes, sought to establish a permanent settlement in the area with the help of the newly discovered runestones. This was made possible with the help of two orders of knights: the White Knights and the [[Kinshra]], also known as the Black Knights. With their aid, the kingdom of [[Asgarnia]] was born.
   
 
Little is known of the city's early days, although it is likely it faced conflict with the goblins that still inhabited the area.{{fact|date=July 2010}} A massive quarrying operation is assumed to have occurred, although the origin of the white stone the city is built from has never been specified.
 
Little is known of the city's early days, although it is likely it faced conflict with the goblins that still inhabited the area.{{fact|date=July 2010}} A massive quarrying operation is assumed to have occurred, although the origin of the white stone the city is built from has never been specified.
   
flavor's political situation has always been a difficult one. Even in the early day's of the city's founding, political unrest plagued the city. King Raddallin, though the city's ruler, always was forced to compete with the White Knights and Black Knights, both of whom sought to increase their political influence in the area. Although the nobility was unaware of it, the White and Black Knights had secretly been rivals even before they came to the aid of flavor. The White Knights established themselves in a castle in flavor while the Black Knights were given a fortress on the nearby [[Ice Mountain]].
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Falador's political situation has always been a difficult one. Even in the early day's of the city's founding, political unrest plagued the city. King Raddallin, though the city's ruler, always was forced to compete with the White Knights and Black Knights, both of whom sought to increase their political influence in the area. Although the nobility was unaware of it, the White and Black Knights had secretly been rivals even before they came to the aid of Falador. The White Knights established themselves in a castle in Falador while the Black Knights were given a fortress on the nearby [[Ice Mountain]].
   
After Raddallin's death, his son, [[King Vallance]] took the throne. He continued the prosperity that his father had started, and soon flavor had gained strength and importance nearly equal to that of other significant human settlements such as [[Varrock]] and [[Crandor]]. In the Year 139, Crandor was completely destroyed by the [[Green dragon|dragon]] [[Elvarg]]. This caused a brief period of political turmoil due to the loss of the city, which had previously been an important city-state. flavor, like the other settlements in Misthalin and Asgarnia, was forced to defend itself for fear that Elvarg would attack the mainland.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
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After Raddallin's death, his son, [[King Vallance]] took the throne. He continued the prosperity that his father had started, and soon Falador had gained strength and importance nearly equal to that of other significant human settlements such as [[Varrock]] and [[Crandor]]. In the Year 139, Crandor was completely destroyed by the [[Green dragon|dragon]] [[Elvarg]]. This caused a brief period of political turmoil due to the loss of the city, which had previously been an important city-state. Falador, like the other settlements in Misthalin and Asgarnia, was forced to defend itself for fear that Elvarg would attack the mainland.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
   
[[File:flavor Party Room.png|left|thumb|The [[flavor Party Room]]]]
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[[File:Falador Party Room.png|left|thumb|The [[Falador Party Room]]]]
 
In the Year 162, King Vallance, now very old, fell ill. This left the city's central government weakened, allowing the White Knights to gain political supremacy. In Vallance's absence, they declared the Black Knights to have no power in Asgarnia, leading to a massive revolt that ultimately resulted in the Black Knights' departure to their mountain fortress.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
 
In the Year 162, King Vallance, now very old, fell ill. This left the city's central government weakened, allowing the White Knights to gain political supremacy. In Vallance's absence, they declared the Black Knights to have no power in Asgarnia, leading to a massive revolt that ultimately resulted in the Black Knights' departure to their mountain fortress.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
   
[[File:flavor.png|right|thumb|The view from the tower on the general store]]
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[[File:falador.png|right|thumb|The view from the tower on the general store]]
 
Although King Vallance, by position, continued to rule, the White Knights had practically gained control of the city. To protect him, they relocated him to a hidden location, although his death seemed likely. The city soon found political unrest when [[Burthorpe]], led by Vallance's heir [[Prince Anlaf]], declared itself independent. Although it continued to remain a part of Asgarnia, the White Knights and the [[Burthorpe Imperial Guard|Imperial Guard]] found themselves in an intense rivalry that, to this day, threatens to throw Asgarnia into a very bloody civil war.
 
Although King Vallance, by position, continued to rule, the White Knights had practically gained control of the city. To protect him, they relocated him to a hidden location, although his death seemed likely. The city soon found political unrest when [[Burthorpe]], led by Vallance's heir [[Prince Anlaf]], declared itself independent. Although it continued to remain a part of Asgarnia, the White Knights and the [[Burthorpe Imperial Guard|Imperial Guard]] found themselves in an intense rivalry that, to this day, threatens to throw Asgarnia into a very bloody civil war.
   
Although Vallance survives, the city is now ruled almost entirely by [[Sir Amik Varze]], the leader of the White Knights. Furthermore, the ancient [[Temple Knights]] have become involved and have showed their support for the White Knights. In recent years, flavor's importance has only grown, rivalling that of Varrock and [[East Ardougne]]. Today it is one of [[Gielinor]]'s largest markets, and has established close ties with many of the world's more influential cities and kingdoms.{{fact|date=July 2010}} As it is situated at the centre of Gielinor, it sees vast numbers of visiting adventurers and traders every day.
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Although Vallance survives, the city is now ruled almost entirely by [[Sir Amik Varze]], the leader of the White Knights. Furthermore, the ancient [[Temple Knights]] have become involved and have showed their support for the White Knights. In recent years, Falador's importance has only grown, rivalling that of Varrock and [[East Ardougne]]. Today it is one of [[Gielinor]]'s largest markets, and has established close ties with many of the world's more influential cities and kingdoms.{{fact|date=July 2010}} As it is situated at the centre of Gielinor, it sees vast numbers of visiting adventurers and traders every day.
   
Most commonly, holiday events are located south of flavor. This could be due to the fact that free and member players can access this area. The events that were south of flavor include, 2009 Easter Event, 2008 Christmas Event, 2008 Easter Event, 2007 Easter Event, 2006 Easter Event, 2005 Easter Event, and many others. [[File:Start_flavor.jpg|thumb|left|The most common place south of flavor where holiday events occur. ]]
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Most commonly, holiday events are located south of Falador. This could be due to the fact that free and member players can access this area. The events that were south of Falador include, 2009 Easter Event, 2008 Christmas Event, 2008 Easter Event, 2007 Easter Event, 2006 Easter Event, 2005 Easter Event, and many others. [[File:Start_falador.jpg|thumb|left|The most common place south of Falador where holiday events occur. ]]
   
 
==Military==
 
==Military==
flavor holds an impressive military as the [[White Knight]]s and the Faladian City Guards have long held the enemy at bay. The city also has a city militia, which participated in the 164 Siege of flavor. Although the [[Burthorpe Imperial Guard|Imperial Guard]] and the [[Black Knight]]s pose a threat, the city has long held back sieges from the latter. The city has also been attacked by raiding [[Goblin (monster)|goblins]], though the city has also pushed them back with ease. The city, and its military, are commanded by Sir Amik Varze.
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Falador holds an impressive military as the [[White Knight]]s and the Faladian City Guards have long held the enemy at bay. The city also has a city militia, which participated in the 164 Siege of Falador. Although the [[Burthorpe Imperial Guard|Imperial Guard]] and the [[Black Knight]]s pose a threat, the city has long held back sieges from the latter. The city has also been attacked by raiding [[Goblin (monster)|goblins]], though the city has also pushed them back with ease. The city, and its military, are commanded by Sir Amik Varze.
   
The city also has small threats from the inside; however, Zamorakian threats and civil war have kept the city ready at a minute's notice. From time to time, the [[Dwarven Black Guard]] and the [[Burthorpe Imperial Guard]] will also help defend the city in times of need, such as in Year 164's [[Siege of flavor]].
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The city also has small threats from the inside; however, Zamorakian threats and civil war have kept the city ready at a minute's notice. From time to time, the [[Dwarven Black Guard]] and the [[Burthorpe Imperial Guard]] will also help defend the city in times of need, such as in Year 164's [[Siege of Falador]].
   
 
[[Sir Amik]] claims that the White Knight Order's Knights are the best Knights throughout the land, this is arguable as East Ardougne Knights are stronger than the White Knight Partisans as they have a of combat level is 42 and the East Ardougne Knights stand at combat level 46; however the white knights have superior equipment as they are armed with full white and a white 2h whereas knights of Ardougne appear to be wearing full steel and wield steel longswords. Also the White Knights appear to be a religious order and may be able to call upon prayers to aid them in battle, thus the outcome of a fight between a white knight partisan and a knight of Ardougne would be uncertain.
 
[[Sir Amik]] claims that the White Knight Order's Knights are the best Knights throughout the land, this is arguable as East Ardougne Knights are stronger than the White Knight Partisans as they have a of combat level is 42 and the East Ardougne Knights stand at combat level 46; however the white knights have superior equipment as they are armed with full white and a white 2h whereas knights of Ardougne appear to be wearing full steel and wield steel longswords. Also the White Knights appear to be a religious order and may be able to call upon prayers to aid them in battle, thus the outcome of a fight between a white knight partisan and a knight of Ardougne would be uncertain.
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After the release of [[While Guthix Sleeps]], Elite Black Knights, combat level 138, are now the most powerful knights in Runescape making the Black Knights, also known as the Kinshra the most powerful knightly order on RuneScape. Due to the strong relation between the two, some players consider the Temple Knights to be the elites' of the White Knight order, even though they are technically separate from each other.
 
After the release of [[While Guthix Sleeps]], Elite Black Knights, combat level 138, are now the most powerful knights in Runescape making the Black Knights, also known as the Kinshra the most powerful knightly order on RuneScape. Due to the strong relation between the two, some players consider the Temple Knights to be the elites' of the White Knight order, even though they are technically separate from each other.
   
Unlike Varrock, there is very little crime inside the walls of flavor, largely due to the large numbers of guards near all gates and scattered inside the city.
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Unlike Varrock, there is very little crime inside the walls of Falador, largely due to the large numbers of guards near all gates and scattered inside the city.
   
==Present Day flavor==
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==Present Day Falador==
In the past flavor was a hotspot for government and commerce. However, flavor is still a wealthy city, and being a once popular trading location, it is well-known across the world. flavor's main attraction for some players is the [[Party Room]], as the Party Room attracts many players due to the chest's riches. However, due to the creation of the [[Grand Exchange]], the once bustling city is now almost always empty. However, whilst economically it may be a shadow of its former glory, flavor still has a huge treasury, and looks after funds for [[Port Sarim]], [[Draynor Village]], [[Rimmington]], and [[Goblin Village]]. Recently, a number of guilds in or very close to flavor have been drawing commerce back to the dazzling white walls of flavor.
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In the past Falador was a hotspot for government and commerce. However, Falador is still a wealthy city, and being a once popular trading location, it is well-known across the world. Falador's main attraction for some players is the [[Party Room]], as the Party Room attracts many players due to the chest's riches. However, due to the creation of the [[Grand Exchange]], the once bustling city is now almost always empty. However, whilst economically it may be a shadow of its former glory, Falador still has a huge treasury, and looks after funds for [[Port Sarim]], [[Draynor Village]], [[Rimmington]], and [[Goblin Village]]. Recently, a number of guilds in or very close to Falador have been drawing commerce back to the dazzling white walls of Falador.
   
 
==Entrances==
 
==Entrances==
flavor can be entered through the north gate, which has a road leading to [[Gunnarsgrunn]], and features a variety of guards; from the underground [[Dwarven Mine]] (either from the [[Mining Guild]], or from a house in the north-eastern neighbourhood of the city); through the south gate near [[Port Sarim]]; or by [[flavor Teleport]], a spell which requires level 37 [[Magic]] (also requiring 1 water rune, 3 air runes and 1 law rune). [[Members]] can enter from the west by using an [[Agility|Agility Shortcut]] on the crumbling wall on the west side of the city, by using a mithril grapple to climb over the wall north of the east bank, or by crawling under a hole in the southern wall. The north and south gates are popular training spots for low level players hoping to level up on [[guard]]s.
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Falador can be entered through the north gate, which has a road leading to [[Gunnarsgrunn]], and features a variety of guards; from the underground [[Dwarven Mine]] (either from the [[Mining Guild]], or from a house in the north-eastern neighbourhood of the city); through the south gate near [[Port Sarim]]; or by [[Falador Teleport]], a spell which requires level 37 [[Magic]] (also requiring 1 water rune, 3 air runes and 1 law rune). [[Members]] can enter from the west by using an [[Agility|Agility Shortcut]] on the crumbling wall on the west side of the city, by using a mithril grapple to climb over the wall north of the east bank, or by crawling under a hole in the southern wall. The north and south gates are popular training spots for low level players hoping to level up on [[guard]]s.
   
 
==Transportation==
 
==Transportation==
Its position on the edge of the free world, and near to [[Taverley]] makes flavor a central location. There are several ways to reach the city:
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Its position on the edge of the free world, and near to [[Taverley]] makes Falador a central location. There are several ways to reach the city:
   
*[[flavor Teleport]] - This teleportation method is available if the player's [[magic]] level is at least 37 and they have 3 [[air rune]]s, 1 [[water rune]], and 1 [[law rune]] in their inventory. This is the most commonly used method of reaching flavor and often the most convenient. It is also possible to make teleportation tablets to flavor in the [[study]] of a [[player-owned house|player owned house]]. Although somewhat more difficult to obtain, these tablets occupy only one inventory space and can be used simply by breaking the tablet, making them more convenient if they can be obtained.
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*[[Falador Teleport]] - This teleportation method is available if the player's [[magic]] level is at least 37 and they have 3 [[air rune]]s, 1 [[water rune]], and 1 [[law rune]] in their inventory. This is the most commonly used method of reaching Falador and often the most convenient. It is also possible to make teleportation tablets to Falador in the [[study]] of a [[player-owned house|player owned house]]. Although somewhat more difficult to obtain, these tablets occupy only one inventory space and can be used simply by breaking the tablet, making them more convenient if they can be obtained.
*[[Teleport to South flavor]] - Players, who have helped enough on the [[Livid Farm]], are on the [[Lunar Spellbook]] and have at least 72 magic can use this spell to teleport to flavor's southern entrance. It requires 2 [[astral runes]], 1 law rune and 2 air runes.
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*[[Teleport to South Falador]] - Players, who have helped enough on the [[Livid Farm]], are on the [[Lunar Spellbook]] and have at least 72 magic can use this spell to teleport to Falador's southern entrance. It requires 2 [[astral runes]], 1 law rune and 2 air runes.
 
*[[Lassar Teleport]] - Those on the [[Ancient spellbook]] can teleport to the top of Ice Mountain and walk south.
 
*[[Lassar Teleport]] - Those on the [[Ancient spellbook]] can teleport to the top of Ice Mountain and walk south.
*[[Portal Chamber]] - Players with at least 50 [[construction]] can build a flavor Teleportation Portal in their home. Using 100 law runes, 300 air runes, and 100 water runes, a portal can be made that will allow infinite teleports to the area.
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*[[Portal Chamber]] - Players with at least 50 [[construction]] can build a Falador Teleportation Portal in their home. Using 100 law runes, 300 air runes, and 100 water runes, a portal can be made that will allow infinite teleports to the area.
*[[Agility#Shortcuts|Agility shortcuts]] - To the west of the city, there is an agility shortcut, that members can use to access flavor from the area around Taverley. On the north wall is a grapple shortcut, players must have a mithril crossbow(or better)([[Dorgeshuun c'bow]] and [[Zanik's crossbow]] also work) equipped, as well as a grapple in the ammo slot.
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*[[Agility#Shortcuts|Agility shortcuts]] - To the west of the city, there is an agility shortcut, that members can use to access Falador from the area around Taverley. On the north wall is a grapple shortcut, players must have a mithril crossbow(or better)([[Dorgeshuun c'bow]] and [[Zanik's crossbow]] also work) equipped, as well as a grapple in the ammo slot.
 
*House Portal - In [[Taverley]] there is a house portal; by using house teleport (requires 40 magic, 1 air rune, 1 law rune and 1 earth rune) they can teleport to their house, which can be located in Taverley, only a short walk away.
 
*House Portal - In [[Taverley]] there is a house portal; by using house teleport (requires 40 magic, 1 air rune, 1 law rune and 1 earth rune) they can teleport to their house, which can be located in Taverley, only a short walk away.
*[[Skills necklace|Skills Necklace]] - Can be used to teleport to the [[Mining Guild]], which is located in flavor. There is also a teleport to the [[Crafting Guild]], located south-west of the city.
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*[[Skills necklace|Skills Necklace]] - Can be used to teleport to the [[Mining Guild]], which is located in Falador. There is also a teleport to the [[Crafting Guild]], located south-west of the city.
*[[flavor Party Room|Party Room]] - Drop parties over a certain value, bankers all across RuneScape offer a free one-way teleport to the flavor party room.
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*[[Falador Party Room|Party Room]] - Drop parties over a certain value, bankers all across RuneScape offer a free one-way teleport to the Falador party room.
*[[Explorer's ring]] 3 - Players can "[[Explorer's ring|Dual-cabbageway]]" to the cabbage patch south of flavor
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*[[Explorer's ring]] 3 - Players can "[[Explorer's ring|Dual-cabbageway]]" to the cabbage patch south of Falador
*On Foot - There are several entrances to flavor, as shown [[#Entrances|above]].
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*On Foot - There are several entrances to Falador, as shown [[#Entrances|above]].
*[[Games Necklace]] - Teleport to the [[Gamers' Grotto]] and then walk south-west to the northwest entrance of flavor
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*[[Games Necklace]] - Teleport to the [[Gamers' Grotto]] and then walk south-west to the northwest entrance of Falador
   
 
==Banks==
 
==Banks==
[[File:flavor bank logo.png|thumb|The logo for the flavor west bank]]
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[[File:Falador bank logo.png|thumb|The logo for the Falador west bank]]
flavor has two banks ([[File:Bank icon.png|The bank icon]]). There is a west bank which is located south-west of the north gate, and an east bank which is located south of [[flavor Park]]. They are great places to buy and sell items as many players tend to congregate at the two banks.
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Falador has two banks ([[File:Bank icon.png|The bank icon]]). There is a west bank which is located south-west of the north gate, and an east bank which is located south of [[Falador Park]]. They are great places to buy and sell items as many players tend to congregate at the two banks.
   
 
===East bank===
 
===East bank===
The east bank is in a great spot for [[Mining]]. It is only a quick walk from the [[Mining Guild]], making it useful for players mining in the guild to deposit their ores, mine more, and repeat. Also, the somewhat secret mine next to the mining guild. In a free player trading world, this bank is used mostly to buy ores, bars and mining and smithing equipment. In member trading worlds, it is very crowded and used to buy a wide variety of items from any armour and weapons to items used in skill training. Before the [[Grand Exchange]] update hundreds of players congregated at the flavor east bank in World 2 to trade many items. The World 2 trading area covered the entirety of the east bank, the area in front, around, and behind the bank, and envelops [[flavor Park]], totalling approximately a quarter of the city's total area. At that time traders and merchants of World 2 consciously dedicated a small section of the trading area to each trade, down to individual items. The trades which occurred on in and around the bank was vital to the flow of ''RuneScape'''s [[economy guide|economy]], amounting to a significant fraction of the total daily exchange of money, resources, and valuables.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
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The east bank is in a great spot for [[Mining]]. It is only a quick walk from the [[Mining Guild]], making it useful for players mining in the guild to deposit their ores, mine more, and repeat. Also, the somewhat secret mine next to the mining guild. In a free player trading world, this bank is used mostly to buy ores, bars and mining and smithing equipment. In member trading worlds, it is very crowded and used to buy a wide variety of items from any armour and weapons to items used in skill training. Before the [[Grand Exchange]] update hundreds of players congregated at the Falador east bank in World 2 to trade many items. The World 2 trading area covered the entirety of the east bank, the area in front, around, and behind the bank, and envelops [[Falador Park]], totalling approximately a quarter of the city's total area. At that time traders and merchants of World 2 consciously dedicated a small section of the trading area to each trade, down to individual items. The trades which occurred on in and around the bank was vital to the flow of ''RuneScape'''s [[economy guide|economy]], amounting to a significant fraction of the total daily exchange of money, resources, and valuables.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
   
 
When the Grand Exchange was released, there was no longer a need to trade at this particular spot and world and has since become much less populated.
 
When the Grand Exchange was released, there was no longer a need to trade at this particular spot and world and has since become much less populated.
   
 
===West bank===
 
===West bank===
[[File:Bank.jpg|thumb|The 2nd floor of flavor Bank, seen through an [[Orb of Oculus]].]]
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[[File:Bank.jpg|thumb|The 2nd floor of Falador Bank, seen through an [[Orb of Oculus]].]]
The west [[bank]] is in a great spot for [[smithing|smelting]] ores. The furnace is only a quick walk away from the bank, making it quick and easy to smelt ores, bank them, and repeat. Many players use this bank to use the "Coal flipping" strategy. The bank is located to the west of the central area of flavor. There is a ladder behind the [[banker]]s leading to a second floor, although there is no way to access it.
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The west [[bank]] is in a great spot for [[smithing|smelting]] ores. The furnace is only a quick walk away from the bank, making it quick and easy to smelt ores, bank them, and repeat. Many players use this bank to use the "Coal flipping" strategy. The bank is located to the west of the central area of Falador. There is a ladder behind the [[banker]]s leading to a second floor, although there is no way to access it.
   
 
==Points of interest==
 
==Points of interest==
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{{main|White Knights' Castle}}
 
{{main|White Knights' Castle}}
 
[[File:White knight castle entrance.png|right|thumb|201px|The entrance to the courtyard.]]
 
[[File:White knight castle entrance.png|right|thumb|201px|The entrance to the courtyard.]]
flavor's centre is [[White Knights' Castle]], home of the White Knights. The castle is often crowded with players fighting the knights for good [[experience]]. The quest [[The Knight's Sword]] can be started here, and the [[squire]] also starts the [[flavor Tasks]].
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Falador's centre is [[White Knights' Castle]], home of the White Knights. The castle is often crowded with players fighting the knights for good [[experience]]. The quest [[The Knight's Sword]] can be started here, and the [[squire]] also starts the [[Falador Tasks]].
   
 
====Altar====
 
====Altar====
There is an altar of [[Saradomin]] on the second floor of the castle, in the east side one floor above [[Sir Renitee]]. This is the only altar in flavor and appeared in an update in 2009 or 2010. Before then, despite flavor hosting the headquarters of the White Knights who are dedicated to Saradomin, the city had no altar at all. On 4 August 2010, the altar was updated with the elite treasure trails update to allow players who have completed the flavor Elite Tasks to turn the altar into an Altar of Zaros. [[Sir Vyvin]] can be found here.
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There is an altar of [[Saradomin]] on the second floor of the castle, in the east side one floor above [[Sir Renitee]]. This is the only altar in Falador and appeared in an update in 2009 or 2010. Before then, despite Falador hosting the headquarters of the White Knights who are dedicated to Saradomin, the city had no altar at all. On 4 August 2010, the altar was updated with the elite treasure trails update to allow players who have completed the Falador Elite Tasks to turn the altar into an Altar of Zaros. [[Sir Vyvin]] can be found here.
   
 
===Park===
 
===Park===
{{main|flavor Park}}
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{{main|Falador Park}}
flavor has its own park north of the east bank. The garden is home to [[mole]]s ([[File:Dungeon icon.png|The dungeon icon.]]), where moles can be killed for [[Herblore]] purposes (a light source is needed) and is also a key part in the [[Pirate's Treasure]] quest, as well as [[Sir Tiffy Cashien]]. The house in the east part of the garden contains a [[spade]] that slowly respawns when taken. Wyson the gardener, who can be found walking around the park, will sell one [[woad leaf]] to a player for 15 coins or 2 for 20 coins. Members can buy bagged plants here for use in the [[Construction]] skill. In World 2, flavor Park was also an important trading centre.
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Falador has its own park north of the east bank. The garden is home to [[mole]]s ([[File:Dungeon icon.png|The dungeon icon.]]), where moles can be killed for [[Herblore]] purposes (a light source is needed) and is also a key part in the [[Pirate's Treasure]] quest, as well as [[Sir Tiffy Cashien]]. The house in the east part of the garden contains a [[spade]] that slowly respawns when taken. Wyson the gardener, who can be found walking around the park, will sell one [[woad leaf]] to a player for 15 coins or 2 for 20 coins. Members can buy bagged plants here for use in the [[Construction]] skill. In World 2, Falador Park was also an important trading centre.
   
 
===Rising Sun Inn===
 
===Rising Sun Inn===
 
{{main|Rising Sun Inn}}
 
{{main|Rising Sun Inn}}
flavor has one bar, the Rising Sun Inn ([[File:pub icon.png]]). Here, players can purchase [[Asgarnian ale]], [[wizard's mind bomb]]s, and [[dwarven stout]]s. Each temporarily boosts a skill, or in the latter case, two skills, at the cost of temporarily lowering other skill(s). All of the beers cost three [[coins]], and empty glasses can be returned for two coins. The bar is often vacant, though some players come here to talk or to get away from the hustle and bustle of ''[[RuneScape]]''. This is one of the locations for the [[Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl]] miniquest. This bar is widely used in P2P worlds for buying beer for Rimmington Player Owned Homes.
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Falador has one bar, the Rising Sun Inn ([[File:pub icon.png]]). Here, players can purchase [[Asgarnian ale]], [[wizard's mind bomb]]s, and [[dwarven stout]]s. Each temporarily boosts a skill, or in the latter case, two skills, at the cost of temporarily lowering other skill(s). All of the beers cost three [[coins]], and empty glasses can be returned for two coins. The bar is often vacant, though some players come here to talk or to get away from the hustle and bustle of ''[[RuneScape]]''. This is one of the locations for the [[Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl]] miniquest. This bar is widely used in P2P worlds for buying beer for Rimmington Player Owned Homes.
   
[[File:flavor square.png|thumb|flavor square]]
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[[File:Falador square.png|thumb|Falador square]]
[[File:flavor fountain.gif|frame|right|A fountain in flavor]]
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[[File:Falador fountain.gif|frame|right|A fountain in Falador]]
   
 
===Party Room===
 
===Party Room===
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Previously located in [[Seers' Village]],
 
Previously located in [[Seers' Village]],
 
<ref name="King's Ransom Update">{{cite web |url=
 
<ref name="King's Ransom Update">{{cite web |url=
http://services.runescape.com/m=news/newsitem.ws?id=872&allcat=true |title=RuneScape News Banks - King's Ransom |publisher=Jagex Studios}}</ref> the [[flavor Party Room|Party Room]] was relocated to flavor in response of needs for the [[King's Ransom]] quest. This also allowed F2P players to access it. It is a popular place which people play host to drop parties without the interference of telegrabbing. It contains the chest and lever for drops, a bar upstairs, and a table in the centre for the dancing "Knights of the Party Room." It is now located in the north-eastern corner of the city.
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http://services.runescape.com/m=news/newsitem.ws?id=872&allcat=true |title=RuneScape News Banks - King's Ransom |publisher=Jagex Studios}}</ref> the [[Falador Party Room|Party Room]] was relocated to Falador in response of needs for the [[King's Ransom]] quest. This also allowed F2P players to access it. It is a popular place which people play host to drop parties without the interference of telegrabbing. It contains the chest and lever for drops, a bar upstairs, and a table in the centre for the dancing "Knights of the Party Room." It is now located in the north-eastern corner of the city.
   
 
===North Ivy Walls===
 
===North Ivy Walls===
The most popular area of Members to train [[Woodcutting]] in the city of flavor. When a member examines it, "Choking ivy, ready to be cut down." But when a free player comes by and examines, they usually just find it as scenery "Some ivy."
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The most popular area of Members to train [[Woodcutting]] in the city of falador. When a member examines it, "Choking ivy, ready to be cut down." But when a free player comes by and examines, they usually just find it as scenery "Some ivy."
   
 
===Mining Guild===
 
===Mining Guild===
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===Artisan's Workshop===
 
===Artisan's Workshop===
 
{{main|Artisans Workshop}}
 
{{main|Artisans Workshop}}
[[Artisans Workshop]] is a location in south-east flavor that was released on 8th of March 2011 and is a part of the long-awaited [[Smithing]] update. It was first mentioned in the [[Update:Behind the Scenes - March (2011)|the Behind the Scenes]] article of March [[2011]]. Players are be able to train the [[Smithing]] [[skills|skill]] here and will have access to some new training methods. It is one of the few places in Runescape to have both furnaces and anvils.<br />
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[[Artisans Workshop]] is a location in south-east Falador that was released on 8th of March 2011 and is a part of the long-awaited [[Smithing]] update. It was first mentioned in the [[Update:Behind the Scenes - March (2011)|the Behind the Scenes]] article of March [[2011]]. Players are be able to train the [[Smithing]] [[skills|skill]] here and will have access to some new training methods. It is one of the few places in Runescape to have both furnaces and anvils.<br />
   
 
===Dwarven Mines===
 
===Dwarven Mines===
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===Other Features===
 
===Other Features===
 
*'''Furnace:''' South of Cassie and her shield shop is a furnace ([[File:Furnaceicon.png|The furnace icon]]), one of four available to [[free play]]ers. It is very close to the west bank, causing many players to use it, although most players prefer the furnace in [[Al Kharid|Al-Kharid]]. On the second floor of the building that houses the furnace, a [[bronze hatchet]] respawns on the floor and a [[hammer]] respawns on a table.
 
*'''Furnace:''' South of Cassie and her shield shop is a furnace ([[File:Furnaceicon.png|The furnace icon]]), one of four available to [[free play]]ers. It is very close to the west bank, causing many players to use it, although most players prefer the furnace in [[Al Kharid|Al-Kharid]]. On the second floor of the building that houses the furnace, a [[bronze hatchet]] respawns on the floor and a [[hammer]] respawns on a table.
*'''Trees:''' flavor is home to various trees, including normal trees, oak trees, and even yew trees ([[File:Raretreeicon.png|The rare trees icon]]) outside its walls. The trees south of flavor were one of the first to be changed to how trees now look around all major cities in the free-to-play area. Chances of a nest falling are also 10% higher than with other trees, which stacks with the use of a [[strung rabbit foot]]. {{CiteGeneral |url=http://services.runescape.com/m=news/newsitem.ws?id=4123 |title=Livid Farm
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*'''Trees:''' Falador is home to various trees, including normal trees, oak trees, and even yew trees ([[File:Raretreeicon.png|The rare trees icon]]) outside its walls. The trees south of Falador were one of the first to be changed to how trees now look around all major cities in the free-to-play area. Chances of a nest falling are also 10% higher than with other trees, which stacks with the use of a [[strung rabbit foot]]. {{CiteGeneral |url=http://services.runescape.com/m=news/newsitem.ws?id=4123 |title=Livid Farm
 
|accessdate=04:37, October 23, 2011 (UTC) |author=Mod Tim |date=4 April 2011 |publisher=Jagex}}
 
|accessdate=04:37, October 23, 2011 (UTC) |author=Mod Tim |date=4 April 2011 |publisher=Jagex}}
 
*'''Estate agent:''' In the small building east of the furnace, [[members]] can talk to an estate agent ([[File:Realestateicon.png|The estate agent icon]]) for [[Construction]]. A spade also respawns in the same building.
 
*'''Estate agent:''' In the small building east of the furnace, [[members]] can talk to an estate agent ([[File:Realestateicon.png|The estate agent icon]]) for [[Construction]]. A spade also respawns in the same building.
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*'''Shortcuts:''' Members have access to some [[Agility]] shortcuts ([[File:Shortcuticon.png|The shortcut icon]]).
 
*'''Shortcuts:''' Members have access to some [[Agility]] shortcuts ([[File:Shortcuticon.png|The shortcut icon]]).
 
*'''Tree patch:''' Members have access to a [[farming]] patch north of the east bank where they can grow trees.
 
*'''Tree patch:''' Members have access to a [[farming]] patch north of the east bank where they can grow trees.
*'''Ranges:''' Ranges ([[File:Rangeicon.png|The range icon]]) are located all over flavor and are not difficult to find.
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*'''Ranges:''' Ranges ([[File:Rangeicon.png|The range icon]]) are located all over Falador and are not difficult to find.
 
*'''Water Sources:''' Fountains ([[File:watersourceicon.PNG|The water source icon]]) can be found east of the east bank, and a well can be just west of the south east gate by the armour shop as well as a water pump near Flynn's Mace Market.
 
*'''Water Sources:''' Fountains ([[File:watersourceicon.PNG|The water source icon]]) can be found east of the east bank, and a well can be just west of the south east gate by the armour shop as well as a water pump near Flynn's Mace Market.
   
 
==Stores==
 
==Stores==
=== flavor General Store ===
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=== Falador General Store ===
{{main|flavor General Store}}
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{{main|Falador General Store}}
[[File:flavorgeneralstore.png|center|flavor General Store]]
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[[File:Faladorgeneralstore.png|center|Falador General Store]]
flavor's general store ([[File:General store icon.png|The general store icon]]) is fairly popular, though mainly consists of low level items sold by other players. It is the first building on the west side when entering through the north gate. The first floor of the general store contains the shop keeper and the shop assistant. Players can climb ladders to the top of the building on the fourth floor and look at a large portion of the city. Players can often find crafting items, woodcutting items, and smithing and mining items at this general store.
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Falador's general store ([[File:General store icon.png|The general store icon]]) is fairly popular, though mainly consists of low level items sold by other players. It is the first building on the west side when entering through the north gate. The first floor of the general store contains the shop keeper and the shop assistant. Players can climb ladders to the top of the building on the fourth floor and look at a large portion of the city. Players can often find crafting items, woodcutting items, and smithing and mining items at this general store.
   
 
===Flynn's Mace Market===
 
===Flynn's Mace Market===
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*[[Sir Renitee]] sells paintings, maps, and landscapes for hanging in the [[quest Hall|quest hall]] of [[player-owned house]]s. He can also change your family crest.
 
*[[Sir Renitee]] sells paintings, maps, and landscapes for hanging in the [[quest Hall|quest hall]] of [[player-owned house]]s. He can also change your family crest.
 
*[[Wyson the gardener|Wyson the Gardener]] sells [[woad leaf|woad leaves]] and trades [[mole skin]] and [[mole claw]]s for [[bird's nest|bird nests]].
 
*[[Wyson the gardener|Wyson the Gardener]] sells [[woad leaf|woad leaves]] and trades [[mole skin]] and [[mole claw]]s for [[bird's nest|bird nests]].
*[[Party Pete]] is the host of the popular [[flavor Party Room|Party Room]].
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*[[Party Pete]] is the host of the popular [[Falador Party Room|Party Room]].
 
*[[Squire|Sir Vyvin's squire]] in the courtyard of the [[White Knights' Castle]] is the starting point for [[The Knight's Sword]] quest.
 
*[[Squire|Sir Vyvin's squire]] in the courtyard of the [[White Knights' Castle]] is the starting point for [[The Knight's Sword]] quest.
*[[Flynn]] is the owner of the Flynn's [[Mace]] Market in flavor.
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*[[Flynn]] is the owner of the Flynn's [[Mace]] Market in Falador.
*[[Wilfred]] is the [[Woodcutting Cape]] seller located just north of flavor in a group of trees.
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*[[Wilfred]] is the [[Woodcutting Cape]] seller located just north of Falador in a group of trees.
*A [[Workman]] is found in the upper room of the flavor furnace building.
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*A [[Workman]] is found in the upper room of the Falador furnace building.
   
 
==Surroundings==
 
==Surroundings==
[[File:Southoffallyfarm.png|thumb|The farm south of flavor]]
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[[File:Southoffallyfarm.png|thumb|The farm south of Falador]]
 
*'''Yew trees:''' There are many yew trees outside the east and south walls. The east bank is nearby, making the trees popular for [[woodcutting|woodcutters]].
 
*'''Yew trees:''' There are many yew trees outside the east and south walls. The east bank is nearby, making the trees popular for [[woodcutting|woodcutters]].
*'''Farm:''' South of flavor is a farm. Here, players can kill [[chicken]]s and [[cow]]s. There is also a rather large [[flavor cabbage patch|cabbage patch]] east of the building, which can be teleported to with a level 3 [[explorer's ring|explorer ring]].
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*'''Farm:''' South of Falador is a farm. Here, players can kill [[chicken]]s and [[cow]]s. There is also a rather large [[Falador cabbage patch|cabbage patch]] east of the building, which can be teleported to with a level 3 [[explorer's ring|explorer ring]].
*'''Doric's anvils:''' North of flavor is Doric and his anvils. Players can start [[Doric's Quest]] by speaking to him.
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*'''Doric's anvils:''' North of Falador is Doric and his anvils. Players can start [[Doric's Quest]] by speaking to him.
*'''Mine:''' West of flavor is a small mine, to the south of which are [[Dark wizard|Dark Wizards]].
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*'''Mine:''' West of Falador is a small mine, to the south of which are [[Dark wizard|Dark Wizards]].
*'''Allotment Patch''': South of flavor (north of the cabbage patch and east of the cow pasture of the aforementioned farm) is an allotment patch where players may grow allotment, flowers and herbs to train [[Farming]].
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*'''Allotment Patch''': South of Falador (north of the cabbage patch and east of the cow pasture of the aforementioned farm) is an allotment patch where players may grow allotment, flowers and herbs to train [[Farming]].
*'''Crafting Guild:''' The [[Crafting Guild]] is south-west of flavor. flavor is the nearest bank.
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*'''Crafting Guild:''' The [[Crafting Guild]] is south-west of Falador. Falador is the nearest bank.
 
*'''Standing Stones:''' It has no uses anymore. Around 4 years ago, they were used to know where the Runecrafting altars were (use talisman -> Standing stone) They now only are used to do clue scrolls with. It may also be noted that the stone split in half shows half of the image on the floor at the end of While Guthix Sleeps. This is a point of some speculation.
 
*'''Standing Stones:''' It has no uses anymore. Around 4 years ago, they were used to know where the Runecrafting altars were (use talisman -> Standing stone) They now only are used to do clue scrolls with. It may also be noted that the stone split in half shows half of the image on the floor at the end of While Guthix Sleeps. This is a point of some speculation.
*'''Gamers' Grotto:''' is a cave located just north of [[flavor]], which was released when the [[Wilderness]] was restored on 1 February 2011. It contains three popular activities: [[Stealing Creation]], [[Clan Wars]] and a portal to [[Fist of Guthix]]
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*'''Gamers' Grotto:''' is a cave located just north of [[Falador]], which was released when the [[Wilderness]] was restored on 1 February 2011. It contains three popular activities: [[Stealing Creation]], [[Clan Wars]] and a portal to [[Fist of Guthix]]
 
*'''Building Ruins''': Released with the Temple Trekking Update (August 2011), there is a set of ruins stretching from the grapple point to the north gate, composed of bricks similar to the ones used in the wall and city's buildings. Their use, either current or past, is unknown.
 
*'''Building Ruins''': Released with the Temple Trekking Update (August 2011), there is a set of ruins stretching from the grapple point to the north gate, composed of bricks similar to the ones used in the wall and city's buildings. Their use, either current or past, is unknown.
 
<gallery captionalign="left">
 
<gallery captionalign="left">
 
Ruins3.png|Ruins of a large building to the west of the grapple point
 
Ruins3.png|Ruins of a large building to the west of the grapple point
Ruins2.png|Ruins to the West of the North flavor gate
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Ruins2.png|Ruins to the West of the North Falador gate
Ruins1.png|Ruins to the East of the North flavor gate
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Ruins1.png|Ruins to the East of the North Falador gate
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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*Free-to-play quests
 
*Free-to-play quests
 
**[[The Knight's Sword]] may be started by speaking to the [[Squire]] in the castle courtyard.
 
**[[The Knight's Sword]] may be started by speaking to the [[Squire]] in the castle courtyard.
**[[Doric's Quest]] is started by speaking to Doric who is in his hut north-west of flavor near the entrance to [[Taverley]].
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**[[Doric's Quest]] is started by speaking to Doric who is in his hut north-west of Falador near the entrance to [[Taverley]].
 
**[[Black Knights' Fortress]] is started by speaking to Sir Amik Varze, on the third floor in the west tower of the White Knights Castle.
 
**[[Black Knights' Fortress]] is started by speaking to Sir Amik Varze, on the third floor in the west tower of the White Knights Castle.
 
*Members Quests
 
*Members Quests
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**[[The Slug Menace|Slug Menace]] is started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who sits on a bench in the park.
 
**[[The Slug Menace|Slug Menace]] is started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who sits on a bench in the park.
 
**[[Wanted!]] may be started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who relaxes on his bench in the park.
 
**[[Wanted!]] may be started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who relaxes on his bench in the park.
**[[Witch's House]] is started by speaking to the crying boy, directly west of flavor.
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**[[Witch's House]] is started by speaking to the crying boy, directly west of Falador.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Many knights in flavor have names that, when said correctly, may contain a pun or a joke.
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*Many knights in Falador have names that, when said correctly, may contain a pun or a joke.
   
 
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{|class="wikitable" align="left"
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|[[Sir Prysin]]
 
|[[Sir Prysin]]
 
|"Surprising"
 
|"Surprising"
|One of Varrock's knights, it is unknown if he has any connection to the knights in flavor
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|One of Varrock's knights, it is unknown if he has any connection to the knights in Falador
 
|}
 
|}
 
{{clear}}
 
{{clear}}
*In issue #25 of [[God letters|God Letters]], Guthix mentions the name 'Farradorn' as a forgotten name. Although some players, quite reasonably, assume it is a reference to flavor, the letter actually does not specify what Farradorn currently is called.{{NamedRef|god letters 25}} That name has not been mentioned again.
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*In issue #25 of [[God letters|God Letters]], Guthix mentions the name 'Farradorn' as a forgotten name. Although some players, quite reasonably, assume it is a reference to Falador, the letter actually does not specify what Farradorn currently is called.{{NamedRef|god letters 25}} That name has not been mentioned again.
*It is said that the houses seen on the eastern side of flavor were originally meant to be player-owned houses.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
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*It is said that the houses seen on the eastern side of Falador were originally meant to be player-owned houses.{{fact|date=July 2010}}
*A [[flavor Apothecary]] once lived in flavor.
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*A [[Falador Apothecary]] once lived in Falador.
*Despite the citizens of flavor being strong Saradominists, no altars were in flavor, until [[9 November]] 2009 when an altar was added in the castle.{{CiteNews |author = Mod Maylea and Mod Nancy |url = http://services.runescape.com/m=news/newsitem.ws?id=2419|title=Champions’ Challenge Update and Hairstyles|newsdate=09 November 2009|date = 03:36, July 8, 2011 (UTC)}}
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*Despite the citizens of Falador being strong Saradominists, no altars were in Falador, until [[9 November]] 2009 when an altar was added in the castle.{{CiteNews |author = Mod Maylea and Mod Nancy |url = http://services.runescape.com/m=news/newsitem.ws?id=2419|title=Champions’ Challenge Update and Hairstyles|newsdate=09 November 2009|date = 03:36, July 8, 2011 (UTC)}}
*Upon the completion of the quest [[Garden of Tranquillity]], the well-known statue of Saradomin cannot be seen anymore which is at flavor centre. This annoyed many players at the time.{{fact|date=July 2010}} It is now seen in the garden east of Varrock palace.
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*Upon the completion of the quest [[Garden of Tranquillity]], the well-known statue of Saradomin cannot be seen anymore which is at Falador centre. This annoyed many players at the time.{{fact|date=July 2010}} It is now seen in the garden east of Varrock palace.
*On [[24 June]] [[2010]] after the system update for the new quest [[Quiet Before the Swarm]], there was a glitch (on some worlds) in the eastern flavor bank. All the bankers were facing backwards, away from the players, once they entered the bank. This glitch has yet to be fixed. It also happened on 4 January 2011 when the new quest King of the Dwarves came out. If you talk to the bankers, they turn around.
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*On [[24 June]] [[2010]] after the system update for the new quest [[Quiet Before the Swarm]], there was a glitch (on some worlds) in the eastern Falador bank. All the bankers were facing backwards, away from the players, once they entered the bank. This glitch has yet to be fixed. It also happened on 4 January 2011 when the new quest King of the Dwarves came out. If you talk to the bankers, they turn around.
 
*There are several 'Wanted' [[poster]]s on several buildings that have the option to look at. They are used during While Guthix Sleeps to depict Dark Squall. The image shown on them features a dragonkin though. After the quest, they return to being "generic 'wanted' posters" when looked at.
 
*There are several 'Wanted' [[poster]]s on several buildings that have the option to look at. They are used during While Guthix Sleeps to depict Dark Squall. The image shown on them features a dragonkin though. After the quest, they return to being "generic 'wanted' posters" when looked at.
*[[File:flavor_map_old.png|thumb|This is a photo of what the wall looked like on the world map before the update.]]One of flavor's most reconizable features is the sterling white walls, the walls were acctually normal grey stone back in [[Runescape Classic]] and the early days of [[Runescape 2]].
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*[[File:Falador_map_old.png|thumb|This is a photo of what the wall looked like on the world map before the update.]]One of Falador's most reconizable features is the sterling white walls, the walls were acctually normal grey stone back in [[Runescape Classic]] and the early days of [[Runescape 2]].
   
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
 
[[File:Pay to PK riot.gif|right|thumb|The [[Pay to PK Riot|Pay to Pk Riot]] of late [[2007]]]]
 
[[File:Pay to PK riot.gif|right|thumb|The [[Pay to PK Riot|Pay to Pk Riot]] of late [[2007]]]]
flavor has become the main centre for in-game riots, "player-made" events and, occasionally, bug abuse. Significant events that have taken place in flavor include:
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Falador has become the main centre for in-game riots, "player-made" events and, occasionally, bug abuse. Significant events that have taken place in Falador include:
*On [[6 June]] [[2006]], the [[flavor Massacre]] or World 111 Glitch occurred in flavor. It occurred as a result of the [[Construction]] update the week before. After expelling guests during a party in a house, a member accidentally caused a glitch that allowed others to attack anybody, any time, without retaliation. flavor was the site of many of the killings (see the article for further information).
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*On [[6 June]] [[2006]], the [[Falador Massacre]] or World 111 Glitch occurred in Falador. It occurred as a result of the [[Construction]] update the week before. After expelling guests during a party in a house, a member accidentally caused a glitch that allowed others to attack anybody, any time, without retaliation. Falador was the site of many of the killings (see the article for further information).
*On [[2 January]] [[2007]], after an update to Rule 7, people gathered in flavor in world 27 to protest the change, as it made [[SwiftKit|SwiftSwitch]] against the rules. The rule was changed again the following day.
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*On [[2 January]] [[2007]], after an update to Rule 7, people gathered in Falador in world 27 to protest the change, as it made [[SwiftKit|SwiftSwitch]] against the rules. The rule was changed again the following day.
*On [[28 March]] [[2007]], there was another riot in flavor, this time caused by the change to Rule 2 that outlawed : [[luring]]. There were also threads on the forums about luring, many of which were locked by [[forum Moderator|forum moderators]] as spam.
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*On [[28 March]] [[2007]], there was another riot in Falador, this time caused by the change to Rule 2 that outlawed : [[luring]]. There were also threads on the forums about luring, many of which were locked by [[forum Moderator|forum moderators]] as spam.
 
*On [[17 July]] [[2007]], there was [[riot|yet another riot]], this time on world 99, to protest the [[Update:Pest Control Update|changes]] to [[Pest Control]] that day. The protest was still ongoing nearly 20 hours after the update.
 
*On [[17 July]] [[2007]], there was [[riot|yet another riot]], this time on world 99, to protest the [[Update:Pest Control Update|changes]] to [[Pest Control]] that day. The protest was still ongoing nearly 20 hours after the update.
*On [[19 November]] [[2007]], yet another riot took place in world 66 flavor centre, after the [[server blackout|third server blackout of 2007]]. It was to express anger towards Jagex for causing the blackout. The riot lasted for no longer than an hour.
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*On [[19 November]] [[2007]], yet another riot took place in world 66 Falador centre, after the [[server blackout|third server blackout of 2007]]. It was to express anger towards Jagex for causing the blackout. The riot lasted for no longer than an hour.
 
*On 10 December-16 2007, the [[Pay to PK Riot|Pay to Pk Riot]] in World 66 took place, protesting against the significant changes made by [[Jagex]] to the [[wilderness]] and the trading system. The riot continued for over 100 hours before eventually dying down. This riot was the most significant riot ever to occur yet as many players cancelled their membership subscription during the duration of the riot.
 
*On 10 December-16 2007, the [[Pay to PK Riot|Pay to Pk Riot]] in World 66 took place, protesting against the significant changes made by [[Jagex]] to the [[wilderness]] and the trading system. The riot continued for over 100 hours before eventually dying down. This riot was the most significant riot ever to occur yet as many players cancelled their membership subscription during the duration of the riot.
 
*It was one of the three places to start the 2009 Christmas Event, A Christmas Warble.
 
*It was one of the three places to start the 2009 Christmas Event, A Christmas Warble.
*The white walls surrounding flavor can be accessed with a ladder near the east fountain.
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Falador,[1] is the capital of Asgarnia and a typically crowded city. It plays a key role in the RuneScape ore trade because it houses both the Mining Guild and a large mine underground. Falador is a popular trading spot for members on World 2 (though Falador is a nonmembers city); however, this has become less popular since the Grand Exchange was introduced. There are multi-combat zones around the north and south gates of the city. It is also the base of the White Knights.

History

For more information, see History of Asgarnia.

Modern day Falador was founded in the Year 8 of the Fifth Age[source needed], although the Museum of Natural History states that Falador existed in some form since the mid-Fourth age, and the surrounding areas were ruled from it. Falador has a fairly large population, making it the fourth largest city in the game after Ardougne, Varrock and the Meiyerditch. As no evidence of Falador's existence shortly before the discovery of Rune Essence can be found, it is safe to presume that the Fourth age kingdom was defeated, presumably by Goblins, although the date of this is unknown. Radallinn, the leader of one of the area's nomadic tribes, sought to establish a permanent settlement in the area with the help of the newly discovered runestones. This was made possible with the help of two orders of knights: the White Knights and the Kinshra, also known as the Black Knights. With their aid, the kingdom of Asgarnia was born.

Little is known of the city's early days, although it is likely it faced conflict with the goblins that still inhabited the area.[source needed] A massive quarrying operation is assumed to have occurred, although the origin of the white stone the city is built from has never been specified.

Falador's political situation has always been a difficult one. Even in the early day's of the city's founding, political unrest plagued the city. King Raddallin, though the city's ruler, always was forced to compete with the White Knights and Black Knights, both of whom sought to increase their political influence in the area. Although the nobility was unaware of it, the White and Black Knights had secretly been rivals even before they came to the aid of Falador. The White Knights established themselves in a castle in Falador while the Black Knights were given a fortress on the nearby Ice Mountain.

After Raddallin's death, his son, King Vallance took the throne. He continued the prosperity that his father had started, and soon Falador had gained strength and importance nearly equal to that of other significant human settlements such as Varrock and Crandor. In the Year 139, Crandor was completely destroyed by the dragon Elvarg. This caused a brief period of political turmoil due to the loss of the city, which had previously been an important city-state. Falador, like the other settlements in Misthalin and Asgarnia, was forced to defend itself for fear that Elvarg would attack the mainland.[source needed]
Falador Party Room

The Falador Party Room

In the Year 162, King Vallance, now very old, fell ill. This left the city's central government weakened, allowing the White Knights to gain political supremacy. In Vallance's absence, they declared the Black Knights to have no power in Asgarnia, leading to a massive revolt that ultimately resulted in the Black Knights' departure to their mountain fortress.[source needed]
Falador

The view from the tower on the general store

Although King Vallance, by position, continued to rule, the White Knights had practically gained control of the city. To protect him, they relocated him to a hidden location, although his death seemed likely. The city soon found political unrest when Burthorpe, led by Vallance's heir Prince Anlaf, declared itself independent. Although it continued to remain a part of Asgarnia, the White Knights and the Imperial Guard found themselves in an intense rivalry that, to this day, threatens to throw Asgarnia into a very bloody civil war.

Although Vallance survives, the city is now ruled almost entirely by Sir Amik Varze, the leader of the White Knights. Furthermore, the ancient Temple Knights have become involved and have showed their support for the White Knights. In recent years, Falador's importance has only grown, rivalling that of Varrock and East Ardougne. Today it is one of Gielinor's largest markets, and has established close ties with many of the world's more influential cities and kingdoms.[source needed] As it is situated at the centre of Gielinor, it sees vast numbers of visiting adventurers and traders every day.

Most commonly, holiday events are located south of Falador. This could be due to the fact that free and member players can access this area. The events that were south of Falador include, 2009 Easter Event, 2008 Christmas Event, 2008 Easter Event, 2007 Easter Event, 2006 Easter Event, 2005 Easter Event, and many others.
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The most common place south of Falador where holiday events occur.

Military

Falador holds an impressive military as the White Knights and the Faladian City Guards have long held the enemy at bay. The city also has a city militia, which participated in the 164 Siege of Falador. Although the Imperial Guard and the Black Knights pose a threat, the city has long held back sieges from the latter. The city has also been attacked by raiding goblins, though the city has also pushed them back with ease. The city, and its military, are commanded by Sir Amik Varze.

The city also has small threats from the inside; however, Zamorakian threats and civil war have kept the city ready at a minute's notice. From time to time, the Dwarven Black Guard and the Burthorpe Imperial Guard will also help defend the city in times of need, such as in Year 164's Siege of Falador.

Sir Amik claims that the White Knight Order's Knights are the best Knights throughout the land, this is arguable as East Ardougne Knights are stronger than the White Knight Partisans as they have a of combat level is 42 and the East Ardougne Knights stand at combat level 46; however the white knights have superior equipment as they are armed with full white and a white 2h whereas knights of Ardougne appear to be wearing full steel and wield steel longswords. Also the White Knights appear to be a religious order and may be able to call upon prayers to aid them in battle, thus the outcome of a fight between a white knight partisan and a knight of Ardougne would be uncertain.

After the release of While Guthix Sleeps, Elite Black Knights, combat level 138, are now the most powerful knights in Runescape making the Black Knights, also known as the Kinshra the most powerful knightly order on RuneScape. Due to the strong relation between the two, some players consider the Temple Knights to be the elites' of the White Knight order, even though they are technically separate from each other.

Unlike Varrock, there is very little crime inside the walls of Falador, largely due to the large numbers of guards near all gates and scattered inside the city.

Present Day Falador

In the past Falador was a hotspot for government and commerce. However, Falador is still a wealthy city, and being a once popular trading location, it is well-known across the world. Falador's main attraction for some players is the Party Room, as the Party Room attracts many players due to the chest's riches. However, due to the creation of the Grand Exchange, the once bustling city is now almost always empty. However, whilst economically it may be a shadow of its former glory, Falador still has a huge treasury, and looks after funds for Port Sarim, Draynor Village, Rimmington, and Goblin Village. Recently, a number of guilds in or very close to Falador have been drawing commerce back to the dazzling white walls of Falador.

Entrances

Falador can be entered through the north gate, which has a road leading to Gunnarsgrunn, and features a variety of guards; from the underground Dwarven Mine (either from the Mining Guild, or from a house in the north-eastern neighbourhood of the city); through the south gate near Port Sarim; or by Falador Teleport, a spell which requires level 37 Magic (also requiring 1 water rune, 3 air runes and 1 law rune). Members can enter from the west by using an Agility Shortcut on the crumbling wall on the west side of the city, by using a mithril grapple to climb over the wall north of the east bank, or by crawling under a hole in the southern wall. The north and south gates are popular training spots for low level players hoping to level up on guards.

Transportation

Its position on the edge of the free world, and near to Taverley makes Falador a central location. There are several ways to reach the city:

  • Falador Teleport - This teleportation method is available if the player's magic level is at least 37 and they have 3 air runes, 1 water rune, and 1 law rune in their inventory. This is the most commonly used method of reaching Falador and often the most convenient. It is also possible to make teleportation tablets to Falador in the study of a player owned house. Although somewhat more difficult to obtain, these tablets occupy only one inventory space and can be used simply by breaking the tablet, making them more convenient if they can be obtained.
  • Teleport to South Falador - Players, who have helped enough on the Livid Farm, are on the Lunar Spellbook and have at least 72 magic can use this spell to teleport to Falador's southern entrance. It requires 2 astral runes, 1 law rune and 2 air runes.
  • Lassar Teleport - Those on the Ancient spellbook can teleport to the top of Ice Mountain and walk south.
  • Portal Chamber - Players with at least 50 construction can build a Falador Teleportation Portal in their home. Using 100 law runes, 300 air runes, and 100 water runes, a portal can be made that will allow infinite teleports to the area.
  • Agility shortcuts - To the west of the city, there is an agility shortcut, that members can use to access Falador from the area around Taverley. On the north wall is a grapple shortcut, players must have a mithril crossbow(or better)(Dorgeshuun c'bow and Zanik's crossbow also work) equipped, as well as a grapple in the ammo slot.
  • House Portal - In Taverley there is a house portal; by using house teleport (requires 40 magic, 1 air rune, 1 law rune and 1 earth rune) they can teleport to their house, which can be located in Taverley, only a short walk away.
  • Skills Necklace - Can be used to teleport to the Mining Guild, which is located in Falador. There is also a teleport to the Crafting Guild, located south-west of the city.
  • Party Room - Drop parties over a certain value, bankers all across RuneScape offer a free one-way teleport to the Falador party room.
  • Explorer's ring 3 - Players can "Dual-cabbageway" to the cabbage patch south of Falador
  • On Foot - There are several entrances to Falador, as shown above.
  • Games Necklace - Teleport to the Gamers' Grotto and then walk south-west to the northwest entrance of Falador

Banks

Falador bank logo

The logo for the Falador west bank

Falador has two banks (The bank icon). There is a west bank which is located south-west of the north gate, and an east bank which is located south of Falador Park. They are great places to buy and sell items as many players tend to congregate at the two banks.

East bank

The east bank is in a great spot for Mining. It is only a quick walk from the Mining Guild, making it useful for players mining in the guild to deposit their ores, mine more, and repeat. Also, the somewhat secret mine next to the mining guild. In a free player trading world, this bank is used mostly to buy ores, bars and mining and smithing equipment. In member trading worlds, it is very crowded and used to buy a wide variety of items from any armour and weapons to items used in skill training. Before the Grand Exchange update hundreds of players congregated at the Falador east bank in World 2 to trade many items. The World 2 trading area covered the entirety of the east bank, the area in front, around, and behind the bank, and envelops Falador Park, totalling approximately a quarter of the city's total area. At that time traders and merchants of World 2 consciously dedicated a small section of the trading area to each trade, down to individual items. The trades which occurred on in and around the bank was vital to the flow of RuneScape's economy, amounting to a significant fraction of the total daily exchange of money, resources, and valuables.[source needed]

When the Grand Exchange was released, there was no longer a need to trade at this particular spot and world and has since become much less populated.

West bank

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The west bank is in a great spot for smelting ores. The furnace is only a quick walk away from the bank, making it quick and easy to smelt ores, bank them, and repeat. Many players use this bank to use the "Coal flipping" strategy. The bank is located to the west of the central area of Falador. There is a ladder behind the bankers leading to a second floor, although there is no way to access it.

Points of interest

White knight castle

The White Knights' Castle

White Knights' Castle

Main article: White Knights' Castle
White knight castle entrance

The entrance to the courtyard.

Falador's centre is White Knights' Castle, home of the White Knights. The castle is often crowded with players fighting the knights for good experience. The quest The Knight's Sword can be started here, and the squire also starts the Falador Tasks.

Altar

There is an altar of Saradomin on the second floor of the castle, in the east side one floor above Sir Renitee. This is the only altar in Falador and appeared in an update in 2009 or 2010. Before then, despite Falador hosting the headquarters of the White Knights who are dedicated to Saradomin, the city had no altar at all. On 4 August 2010, the altar was updated with the elite treasure trails update to allow players who have completed the Falador Elite Tasks to turn the altar into an Altar of Zaros. Sir Vyvin can be found here.

Park

Main article: Falador Park

Falador has its own park north of the east bank. The garden is home to moles (The dungeon icon.), where moles can be killed for Herblore purposes (a light source is needed) and is also a key part in the Pirate's Treasure quest, as well as Sir Tiffy Cashien. The house in the east part of the garden contains a spade that slowly respawns when taken. Wyson the gardener, who can be found walking around the park, will sell one woad leaf to a player for 15 coins or 2 for 20 coins. Members can buy bagged plants here for use in the Construction skill. In World 2, Falador Park was also an important trading centre.

Rising Sun Inn

Main article: Rising Sun Inn

Falador has one bar, the Rising Sun Inn (File:Pub icon.png). Here, players can purchase Asgarnian ale, wizard's mind bombs, and dwarven stouts. Each temporarily boosts a skill, or in the latter case, two skills, at the cost of temporarily lowering other skill(s). All of the beers cost three coins, and empty glasses can be returned for two coins. The bar is often vacant, though some players come here to talk or to get away from the hustle and bustle of RuneScape. This is one of the locations for the Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl miniquest. This bar is widely used in P2P worlds for buying beer for Rimmington Player Owned Homes.

Falador square

Falador square

Falador fountain

A fountain in Falador

Party Room

Main article: Party Room

Previously located in Seers' Village, [2] the Party Room was relocated to Falador in response of needs for the King's Ransom quest. This also allowed F2P players to access it. It is a popular place which people play host to drop parties without the interference of telegrabbing. It contains the chest and lever for drops, a bar upstairs, and a table in the centre for the dancing "Knights of the Party Room." It is now located in the north-eastern corner of the city.

North Ivy Walls

The most popular area of Members to train Woodcutting in the city of falador. When a member examines it, "Choking ivy, ready to be cut down." But when a free player comes by and examines, they usually just find it as scenery "Some ivy."

Mining Guild

Main article: Mining Guild

South of the east bank is the popular Mining Guild. It is very close to the bank, making it a convenient guild. The guild is also attached to the Dwarven Mines.

The guild is also one of the fastest ways to enter the Resource dungeons which you can enter with level 45 Dungeoneering. In the Dwarven Mine there is also a Resource Dungeon which you can enter with level 20 Dungeoneering. (See Dungeoneering" Resource Dungeons)

Artisan's Workshop

Main article: Artisans Workshop

Artisans Workshop is a location in south-east Falador that was released on 8th of March 2011 and is a part of the long-awaited Smithing update. It was first mentioned in the the Behind the Scenes article of March 2011. Players are be able to train the Smithing skill here and will have access to some new training methods. It is one of the few places in Runescape to have both furnaces and anvils.

Dwarven Mines

Main article: Dwarven Mines

North-east of the east bank are some stairs that lead down to the Dwarven Mines. These stairs are fairly far away, although it is the entrance to the mine that is closest to a bank.

Other Features

  • Furnace: South of Cassie and her shield shop is a furnace (The furnace icon), one of four available to free players. It is very close to the west bank, causing many players to use it, although most players prefer the furnace in Al-Kharid. On the second floor of the building that houses the furnace, a bronze hatchet respawns on the floor and a hammer respawns on a table.
  • Trees: Falador is home to various trees, including normal trees, oak trees, and even yew trees (The rare trees icon) outside its walls. The trees south of Falador were one of the first to be changed to how trees now look around all major cities in the free-to-play area. Chances of a nest falling are also 10% higher than with other trees, which stacks with the use of a strung rabbit foot. [3]
  • Estate agent: In the small building east of the furnace, members can talk to an estate agent (The estate agent icon) for Construction. A spade also respawns in the same building.
  • Spinning wheel: East of Wayne is a building which contains a spinning wheel.
  • Shortcuts: Members have access to some Agility shortcuts (The shortcut icon).
  • Tree patch: Members have access to a farming patch north of the east bank where they can grow trees.
  • Ranges: Ranges (The range icon) are located all over Falador and are not difficult to find.
  • Water Sources: Fountains (The water source icon) can be found east of the east bank, and a well can be just west of the south east gate by the armour shop as well as a water pump near Flynn's Mace Market.

Stores

Falador General Store

Main article: Falador General Store

Falador's general store (The general store icon) is fairly popular, though mainly consists of low level items sold by other players. It is the first building on the west side when entering through the north gate. The first floor of the general store contains the shop keeper and the shop assistant. Players can climb ladders to the top of the building on the fourth floor and look at a large portion of the city. Players can often find crafting items, woodcutting items, and smithing and mining items at this general store.

Flynn's Mace Market

Main article: Flynn's Mace Market

Flynn owns a small building on the west side of the general store (The mace shop icon). Here, players can purchase bronze maces, iron maces, steel maces, mithril maces, and adamant maces.

Cassie's Shield Shop

Main article: Cassie's Shield Shop

The first east building a player will see when entering through the north gate is Cassie's two story shop (The shield shop icon). It is the only shield shop in RuneScape, but has a very limited stock. Cassie can be found on the first floor offering wooden shields, bronze square shields, bronze kiteshields, iron square shields, iron kiteshields, steel square shields, steel kiteshields, and mithril square shields. On the second floor of her shop is a room where a cooked chicken respawns. On a House Party world (World 31, only for members), This shop is often visited in order to buy a steel kite shield for their herald/ family crest.

Due to the Steel kiteshield being worth less in the Grand Exchange, players can buy Steel kiteshields and then sell them in Cassie's Shield Shop to gain money.

Herquin's Gems

Main article: Herquin's Gems

In a small building south of the west bank is Herquin and his gem store (The gem shop icon). Players can purchase uncut sapphires, uncut emeralds, uncut rubies, uncut diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds from him. However, the gems do not restock, meaning players have to sell their gems to him, which rarely happens. Because of this, players are uncommon in Herquin's store. For rangers, in the south-west corner of Herquin's store spawns 2 bronze arrows, which are hardly collected.

Wayne's Chains

Main article: Wayne's Chains

In the far southern part of the city is Wayne and his chainmail store (The chainmail store icon). Players can purchase bronze chainbodies, iron chainbodies, steel chainbodies, black chainbodies, mithril chainbodies, and adamant chainbodies.

Hairdresser Salon

Main article: Hairdresser

North of the western bank is the Hairdresser (Hairdresser icon), who will change any characters hairstyle and haircolour for free. Male characters can also have the colour and style of their beards changed.

NPCs

The official ruler of Asgarnia is King Vallance, but he has recently retired from public life and no one has seen him for many years. Now, Sir Amik Varze rules in his stead.

Surroundings

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  • Yew trees: There are many yew trees outside the east and south walls. The east bank is nearby, making the trees popular for woodcutters.
  • Farm: South of Falador is a farm. Here, players can kill chickens and cows. There is also a rather large cabbage patch east of the building, which can be teleported to with a level 3 explorer ring.
  • Doric's anvils: North of Falador is Doric and his anvils. Players can start Doric's Quest by speaking to him.
  • Mine: West of Falador is a small mine, to the south of which are Dark Wizards.
  • Allotment Patch: South of Falador (north of the cabbage patch and east of the cow pasture of the aforementioned farm) is an allotment patch where players may grow allotment, flowers and herbs to train Farming.
  • Crafting Guild: The Crafting Guild is south-west of Falador. Falador is the nearest bank.
  • Standing Stones: It has no uses anymore. Around 4 years ago, they were used to know where the Runecrafting altars were (use talisman -> Standing stone) They now only are used to do clue scrolls with. It may also be noted that the stone split in half shows half of the image on the floor at the end of While Guthix Sleeps. This is a point of some speculation.
  • Gamers' Grotto: is a cave located just north of Falador, which was released when the Wilderness was restored on 1 February 2011. It contains three popular activities: Stealing Creation, Clan Wars and a portal to Fist of Guthix
  • Building Ruins: Released with the Temple Trekking Update (August 2011), there is a set of ruins stretching from the grapple point to the north gate, composed of bricks similar to the ones used in the wall and city's buildings. Their use, either current or past, is unknown.

Quests

  • Free-to-play quests
  • Members Quests
    • Quiet Before the Swarm is started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who sits on a bench in the park.
    • Recruitment Drive may be started by speaking to Sir Amik Varze, in the castle.
    • Slug Menace is started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who sits on a bench in the park.
    • Wanted! may be started by speaking to Sir Tiffy Cashien, who relaxes on his bench in the park.
    • Witch's House is started by speaking to the crying boy, directly west of Falador.

Trivia

  • Many knights in Falador have names that, when said correctly, may contain a pun or a joke.
Name Play on Notes
Sir Tiffy Cashien "Certification" None
Sir Vyvin "Surviving" None
Sir Amik Varze "Ceramic vase" None
Sir Renitee "Serenity" None
Sir Kuam Ferentse "Circumference" Recruitment Drive
Sir Leye "Surly" Recruitment Drive
Sir Spishyus "Suspicious" Recruitment Drive
Miss Cheevers "Mischievous" Recruitment Drive
Miss Hynn Terprett "Misinterpret" Recruitment Drive
Sir Tinley "Certainly" Recruitment Drive
Sir Vant "Servant" Learning the Ropes
Sir Gerry "Surgery" God Wars Dungeon
King Vallance/Sir Vallance "Surveillance" Not specifically accurate with a monarchy system
Sir Prysin "Surprising" One of Varrock's knights, it is unknown if he has any connection to the knights in Falador
  • In issue #25 of God Letters, Guthix mentions the name 'Farradorn' as a forgotten name. Although some players, quite reasonably, assume it is a reference to Falador, the letter actually does not specify what Farradorn currently is called.[1] That name has not been mentioned again.
  • It is said that the houses seen on the eastern side of Falador were originally meant to be player-owned houses.[source needed]
  • A Falador Apothecary once lived in Falador.
  • Despite the citizens of Falador being strong Saradominists, no altars were in Falador, until 9 November 2009 when an altar was added in the castle.[4]
  • Upon the completion of the quest Garden of Tranquillity, the well-known statue of Saradomin cannot be seen anymore which is at Falador centre. This annoyed many players at the time.[source needed] It is now seen in the garden east of Varrock palace.
  • On 24 June 2010 after the system update for the new quest Quiet Before the Swarm, there was a glitch (on some worlds) in the eastern Falador bank. All the bankers were facing backwards, away from the players, once they entered the bank. This glitch has yet to be fixed. It also happened on 4 January 2011 when the new quest King of the Dwarves came out. If you talk to the bankers, they turn around.
  • There are several 'Wanted' posters on several buildings that have the option to look at. They are used during While Guthix Sleeps to depict Dark Squall. The image shown on them features a dragonkin though. After the quest, they return to being "generic 'wanted' posters" when looked at.
  • Falador map old

    This is a photo of what the wall looked like on the world map before the update.

    One of Falador's most reconizable features is the sterling white walls, the walls were acctually normal grey stone back in Runescape Classic and the early days of Runescape 2.

Events

Pay to PK riot

The Pay to Pk Riot of late 2007

Falador has become the main centre for in-game riots, "player-made" events and, occasionally, bug abuse. Significant events that have taken place in Falador include:

  • On 6 June 2006, the Falador Massacre or World 111 Glitch occurred in Falador. It occurred as a result of the Construction update the week before. After expelling guests during a party in a house, a member accidentally caused a glitch that allowed others to attack anybody, any time, without retaliation. Falador was the site of many of the killings (see the article for further information).
  • On 2 January 2007, after an update to Rule 7, people gathered in Falador in world 27 to protest the change, as it made SwiftSwitch against the rules. The rule was changed again the following day.
  • On 28 March 2007, there was another riot in Falador, this time caused by the change to Rule 2 that outlawed : luring. There were also threads on the forums about luring, many of which were locked by forum moderators as spam.
  • On 17 July 2007, there was yet another riot, this time on world 99, to protest the changes to Pest Control that day. The protest was still ongoing nearly 20 hours after the update.
  • On 19 November 2007, yet another riot took place in world 66 Falador centre, after the third server blackout of 2007. It was to express anger towards Jagex for causing the blackout. The riot lasted for no longer than an hour.
  • On 10 December-16 2007, the Pay to Pk Riot in World 66 took place, protesting against the significant changes made by Jagex to the wilderness and the trading system. The riot continued for over 100 hours before eventually dying down. This riot was the most significant riot ever to occur yet as many players cancelled their membership subscription during the duration of the riot.
  • It was one of the three places to start the 2009 Christmas Event, A Christmas Warble.
  • The white walls surrounding Falador can be accessed with a ladder near the east fountain.
  • On 3 March 2010, there was a riot against the updates to the Constitution skill (formerly Hitpoints.)
  • On 24 June 2010, a riot involving the update of Climbing Boots occurred, due to the increase of wealth added to the game.
  • On 18 August 2011, there was a riot regarding the 'Refer a friend programme' in which players objected to Jagex's use of real world trading.

Music

Music tracks unlocked:

These songs are from the Asgarnia music playlist.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b Jagex. "God Letter 25 - Guthix Reiterates" RuneScape God Letters.
  2. ^ RuneScape News Banks - King's Ransom. Jagex Studios.
  3. ^ Mod Tim. Livid Farm. Jagex. 4 April 2011.*
  4. ^ Mod Maylea and Mod Nancy. "Champions’ Challenge Update and Hairstyles." 09 November 2009. RuneScape News.

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