The Legend of Arrav
During the Fourth Age, the eldest of the Elders of Avarrocka saw a vision of the powers of the shield, and requested that Arrav seek this shield to protect Avarrocka from Zemouregal and his army of undead.
The shield's origins were unknown, though it was described as not belonging to Gielinor. The shield had great power: it was able to offer protection from any magical attack, which is why Zemouregal and Lucien wished to gain possession of the shield. The Imcando refused to give the shield when Arrav first requested it since they knew that Arrav would be unable to defeat Zemouregal in spite of being "a man of great honour and courage."
When Avarrocka was eventually attacked by the Mahjarrat, Arrav was forced to return to the Imcando to seek the shield. Using the Sacred Forge, the Imcando sages learned of Avarrocka's second destruction and the arrival of the darkness from the north. They did not wish for the annihilation of their own race, and therefore agreed to give the shield to Arrav.
During his battle with the undead minions of Zemouregal, Arrav realised that he would not be able to defeat Zemouregal. He threw away the shield towards a burning building, in hope that someone else might use its powers, and surrendered himself to Zemouregal. The shield was picked up by the 16-year-old grandson of the elder who had seen the vision earlier, and then used it to defeat Zemouregal's zombies.
Seeing that his attempt to obtain the shield had failed, Zemouregal killed Arrav. Zemouregal promised to bring back Arrav as an undead to serve as his general, and attack Avarrocka again.
Shield of Arrav
The Shield of Arrav has been broken into two halves. One half has been stolen by the Phoenix Gang, while the other has been stolen by the Black Arm Gang. Players join both gangs to obtain both halves and restore the shield.
The Defender of Varrock
Zemouregal has returned and is attacking Varrock with a massive zombie army. Players find the descendants of the people in the List of elders, hoping to find one that is able to unlock the shield's power. Dimintheis turns out to be the one and uses the shield to fight off the zombie horde and save Varrock.
|Part 1 of the Arrav quest series|