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Rite of Passage is a potential upcoming quest about the aviansie. The quest has previously been worked on by Mod Raven, but is not currently in development. It was polled against other Sixth Age quests in the Power to the Players Quest Poll in March 2014, but lost to an elder god quest. It was later voted as one of the top choices in the March 2015 suggestions on RuneLabs but came last in the following Player Power poll, which was won by The Light Within quest.
It was mentioned during the Quests Q&A at RuneFest 2015 that this quest will not be released in 2016, but that it would possibly be released in 2017. It was later stated that, as the key component of the quest was Abbinah itself, the quest would likely not be released in 2017. Development of the quest was suspended due to time constraints and a desire to complete other pieces of content, but is still intended to be finished at some point. It will likely not feature voice acting.
Rite of Passage would dramatically increase the lore on the aviansie and Armadyl. Things such as Armadyl's ascension and the artefact he used to ascend, how Armadyl originally found the Staff of Armadyl, why the aviansie aren't returning to Gielinor yet, the "new Guardians of Armadyl", and Armadyl's motives in the Sixth Age may be explored in this quest. The signature hero Linza was originally mentioned as a character for the quest, though this is likely to have changed, as Linza was turned into a Wight following the events of Kindred Spirits. Completion of Missing, Presumed Death would be a requirement for Rite of Passage. The quest is currently undergoing a redesign due to an expansion in lore.
- ^ Jagex. Mod Raven's Twitter account. 11 September 2013. Mod Raven: "Hey guys, here's a bit of information for you, the title of my upcoming quest is "Rite of Passage"."
- ^ RuneScape - RuneFest 2015 - Quests Q&A.*
- ^ Mod Raven. "Dev Question Responses Q1." 22 March 2017. Gold Premier 2017 Forums.
- ^ a b Mod Rave. "~ Rite of Passage V2 ~." 4 August 2017. Future Game Updates Forums.
- ^ Mod Raven. "Lore Q&A with Mods Osborne, Raven, Rowley, Stu, Ollie and Chaose." 12 February 2015. RuneScape Lore Discussion Forums.
- ^ Mod Raven. "Around the Campfire Live Q&A." 14 April 2014. RuneScape Lore Discussion Forums.
- ^ Jagex. Above the Lore - episode 11: Rite of Passage Mod Raven Above the Lore podcast, 4 October 2013.
- ^ Jagex. Mod Raven's Twitter account. 19 January 2015. Mod Raven: "Oh yes, it'll need at least that one."
- ^ Mod Raven. What happened to Rite of Passage. Reddit. February 2018. "It's not been canned, but it is being redesigned currently as the lore has expanded beyond the original concept and there's stuff I'd like to bring in to it and tweak about the original design."*