This article relates to the history of Saradomin.
Before ascending, Saradomin was originally a justicar on Teragard. He had a family, including a wife and at least one daughter. While tracking a criminal one day, he happened upon a cave that he claimed had never been explored by humans before. There, he found the Crown Archival, although this did not immediately cause his ascension to godhood. He used its powers to find other Elder Artefacts and with them, he reshaped Teragard by reforming its governments. Previously, Teragard was a world of many nations, with unending conflicts over territory. Saradomin ended this by choosing twelve magisters and teaching them his philosophy. Each was chosen to govern a different part of the world and through their governance, Saradomin claims that Teragard prospered in a golden age. Eventually, he states that he no longer needed the artefacts as the power became innate, and at this point he took his place as the god of Teregard.
Jagex had stated he is one of the earliest gods to ascend, and is the current oldest living god.. Afterward, Saradomin looked to other worlds and started introducing humans to new realms, making them a rather common species to encounter in the Multiverse. Saradomin does not have many known human followers that are known not to be native to Gielinor, though there is one known faction, that is known to come from Britain. It is unknown if Britain is part of the original human realm, or is part of one of the multiple realms humans live in.
Saradomin also highly favours the Icyene, a race of winged humanoids who are among his most faithful and devoted servants. They are also among his most powerful weapons of war. It is unknown when Saradomin first encountered the Icyene. However he has considerable influence on their homeworld, and it is often considered his bastion of power, and home outside of Gielinor.
Naragi God Wars
|“||The ruin I brought to the Naragi is my greatest shame. Civilisations have risen and fallen, and still the actions of my past haunt me. And so they should, for regret begets wisdom, and I have much to regret.||”|
— Saradomin on the Naragi.
Sometime after Saradomin's ascent to godhood, he arrived to the Naragi realm via a portal in their city of Askroth. He was the first god to arrive on the realm, and was welcomed by Naragi diviners. Saradomin, thinking that his possession of the Crown Archival granted him the right to rule them, demanded that they worship him, however, the Naragi refused. In a fit of rage, Saradomin grew to the size of a mountain and razed the city, being described as a "blue giant" by the terrified refugees. After this, he built a gigantic white fortress on Askroth's ruins and assembled an army and began to march it across the countryside. Guthix, who was a mortal at that time, took care of some of the refugees, and he and the rest of his race became terrified of Saradomin. Some of the Naragi created armies of their own in an attempt to fight off Saradomin, but they were unsuccessful. 
Other gods soon followed Saradomin to the realm. Saradomin, now regretting his actions, stayed and fought the newly arrived gods in an attempt to protect the Naragi. The first of these gods, a gigantic boar-like creature known as Tuska attacked Saradomin's fortress and the two gods dueled one another. The victor of this battle is unknown, but eventually, Saradomin had failed and left the realm altogether while Tuska and other gods such as Skargaroth remained. The Naragi God Wars would eventually leave the realm shattered and completely uninhabitable. The Naragi race would be driven to near extinction, with its sole survivor, Guthix, who had achieved godhood, leaving the realm and wandering the multiverse for centuries. Many thousands of years later, Guthix and Saradomin would cross paths again, under quite different circumstances.
Arrival on Gielinor
|“||Gielinor is a precious jewel in the looted treasury of the cosmos.||”|
Saradomin arrived on Gielinor in the Second Age, arriving via a portal on the island of Entrana, a site the Law Altar was later built on, and like many other gods at the time, began to conquer the land. Saradomin likely came to Gielinor in search of the many Elder god artefacts that resided on the planet. However he would come to develop a personal connection with the pristine plane, as can be seen by the quote above, and started to desire it for himself. Saradomin's biggest known settlement at that time was the country of Hallowvale. Its capital was a mighty city inhabited by Icyene and humans, which still exists today under the name of Meiyerditch.
At some point, Saradomin was involved in a war with Zaros, a god who ruled the largest empire in the entire Second Age. Near the end of the age, Zaros' Mahjarrat general Zamorak started to make plans to overthrow his master. Many of his fellow Mahjarrat sided with him, and Saradomin sent spies to Zamorak's base of operations in order to keep an eye on him.
When the Staff of Armadyl, an extremely powerful artefact owned by the god Armadyl, was taken by a Saradomin follower named Valdez, he wanted to take the artefact to Saradomin. However, through a series of unfortunate and accidental actions which some Saradominists played a role in, the staff fell into Zamorak's hands instead. With the power of the staff, Zamorak challenged Zaros in combat, which led to Zaros' banishment. Zamorak, who absorbed some of Zaros' power, was allegedly banished by Saradomin and the other gods for "killing one of their own".
Gielinorian God Wars
After Zaros' banishment, many of his followers sided with Zamorak, and Saradomin quickly took the opportunity to confiscate the Stone of Jas from the banished Zamorak, placing it in a cave beneath Forinthry. Soon, however, Zamorak returned, and in an attempt to reclaim the Stone, he declared war on those that had banished him. Saradomin was one of the most active gods of the god wars, fighting against the armies of Zamorak, who turned into his worst enemy. Many Icyene left their home plane in order to fight for their god. Many humans aligned to Saradomin as well a faction of dwarves, who did not hide underground. In addition, Saradomin bought a goblin tribe from Bandos: the Saragorgak. Entrana remained in Saradomin's hands during the wars. Saradomin claimed most victories in the areas of modern-day Asgarnia and Misthalin.
The other gods, including Saradomin, wanted to conquer the lands Zaros once ruled. Many battles were held mainly in Forinthry; because of its many resources many gods wanted control over it. The remaining Zarosian settlements were destroyed or captured by Saradominists and Zamorakian forces, and they occasionally teamed up to get rid of Zarosians, such as during their imprisonment of Azzanadra, champion of Zaros, in Jaldraocht Pyramid. In the end, Senntisten and Ghorrock were the only settlements to survive the many attacks of Saradomin and Zamorak, making them the last Zarosian settlements of that time. Senntisten eventually fell after a joint effort between the Zamorakians and Saradominists to destroy it after Azzandra's imprisonment, despite attempts of Wahisietel to make the Saradominists and Zamorakians fight each other and save the city. He failed and the once-capital of the Zarosian empire was evacuated and destroyed.
However, as much as Saradomin fought against Zamorak, he couldn't prevent him from claiming Hallowvale, then ruled by Queen Efaritay and her husband Ascertes, which eventually fell to the vampyre lord Drakan, backed by an army granted by Zamorak in exchange for helping him overthrow Zaros. Many Icyene, which were Saradomin's strongest tools of war, were wiped out during the battles.
In an effort to destroy Zamorak, Saradomin called Armadyl and Bandos together to create the godsword, a very powerful artefact which was believed to be able to kill a god. Saradomin gathered a last battalion to fight Zamorak's forces, and the aviantese of Armadyl were charged with the task of delivering the godsword to this army. But they were ambushed by Zamorak's forces while Saradomin's army was attacked as well. The aviantese retreated into a Saradominist temple which is today the god wars dungeon, and Saradomin and Bandos sent their forces into the dungeon to aid the aviantese. It was during this time that one of the strongest champions of Zaros, Nex, was aroused from her enchanted sleep after Sliske manipulated some people to perform an awakening ritual. Laying waste to vast numbers of followers from all sides, Nex, while weakened from her slumber, was nearly unstoppable along with her army. Soon, all the gods united forces in a temporary alliance and trapped Nex behind a frozen door inside a prison.
At the climax of the God Wars, Zamorak seized the Stone of Jas. He used it to enhance his powers and destroyed the entire region of Forinthry, which is today called the Wilderness. After that, Guthix awoke from his slumber due to the booming and massive destruction above and immediately put an end to the God wars. He took a gigantic sword, smashed it in the middle of Forinthry as a demonstration of his immense power and created his Edicts, which banished all the major gods of Gielinor. They could still slightly affect Gielinor while not being on it however. After being banished, Saradomin retreated to Hallow, where he focused on building his relationship with the Icyene, all the while looking for other ways back onto Gielinor.
The Death of Guthix
Following the events of The World Wakes, Saradomin is once again able to walk on Gielinor. He teleported to Gielinor immediately after Guthix' death, being the first major god to arrive since the Edicts of Guthix were broken, and took Commander Zilyana with him to make preparations for when the other gods will be entering Gielinor.
At that point, he significantly changed his appearance with new robes and new hair. Seeing that Elder Artefacts shape themselves to better suit their user, the Crown Archival also morphed into its current form.
Battle of Lumbridge
|“||Zamorak. I cannot allow you to continue.||”|
A few months after Guthix's death, a mysterious portal materialised in the forested area west of Lumbridge, drawing people from all across the world in their curiosity. Following several stages of development, the mystery of the portal was finally solved when, after millennia just outside of the world, Zamorak emerged - the second god to return to Gielinor - intent on harvesting the remnants of Guthix's power that had accumulated in the area. Saradomin, however, was able to sense his old foe's arrival, and quickly teleported to the site of all the commotion. Growing to enormous size, Saradomin vowed to stop his nemesis and harvest the remnants of Guthix's power for himself, prompting the two deities to clash for the first time in centuries.
The resulting battle obliterated the rest of the forest and caused some moderate damage to Lumbridge Castle, creating a massive crater in their place. But despite this devastation, it quickly became apparent to the two gods that they could not overcome one another. Determining that one would have to supplement their powers with the divine tears found in the newly-made crater for a victor to be found, Saradomin and Zamorak erected structures on their respective sides of the battlefield and summoned in human followers to battle each other for control of the tears, led by a general chosen by the gods themselves. As Zamorak teleported Moia, the Mahjarrat half-breed daughter of Lucien, Saradomin summoned an Icyenic commander known as Padomenes to aid his efforts. He also brought in many White Knights, having made a deal with their leader Sir Amik Varze to receive troops from him. Zamorak, on the other hand, called forth a battalion of Kinshra soldiers. With the first charge of their forces, the Battle of Lumbridge began.
Saradomin became locked in a struggle with Zamorak whilst his followers sought to strengthen him with the divine tears, so that he could defeat his rival.
In the end, Saradomin's followers prevailed in collecting more tears than the Zamorakians, thus allowing Saradomin to overpower and wound Zamorak. However, before a final victory could be had over the god of chaos, Moia teleported away with Zamorak. With no further use of the battlefield, Saradomin, now harnessing the power of Guthixian energy, teleports away presumably in pursuit of Zamorak. Both their followers peacefully dispersed soon after.
Obtaining the Wand of Resurrection
During Death of Chivalry, Saradomin himself appears at the Edgeville Monastery in front of the Adventurer and Sir Owen in order to send them on a mission to retrieve an artefact from the Black Knights' Fortress. Saradomin explains that his form in front of them is just a physical manifestation, and his true form is facing off against Zamorak outside Lumbridge.
Saradomin also goes on to explain that the events in the Naragi Homeworld is his greatest shame. He was young and had just been blessed with great power, as he describes it, and in his arrogance, didn't believe that people would refuse to follow him. When the Naragi diviners angered him, he destroyed their city but regretted doing so afterwards, and tried to make amends by defending the Naragi from Tuska and Skargaroth, but was defeated. He says that he feels sorrow and regret over what happened there, and that not doing so would be unwise, for there is wisdom to be had in knowing when one has done wrong.
After retrieving the Wand of Resurrection and slaying Dawn, Saradomin himself appears at the scene, and asks the Adventurer to give him the Wand. If the Adventurer refuses, or chooses to destroy the Wand, Saradomin gets frustrated and takes the Wand by force. Saradomin resurrects Sir Owen using the wand, but Sir Owen's body is partially corrupted as Saradomin was deemed as unworthy for wielding the Wand. Saradomin also keeps the Wand, promising Sir Owen that he will give him the Wand if he is not filled with corruption the next time they meet.
If the Adventurer chooses to give the Wand willingly, Sir Owen is resurrected but his body is filled with corruption. However, Saradomin decides to give the Wand to Sir Owen.
Sliske's Grand Ascendancy
Saradomin was one of the gods who were invited to "Sliske's Grand Ascendancy" at the Empyrean Citadel, where Sliske claimed he would ascend to godhood. This was merely a ruse, however, and his true purpose of bringing the gods together was to announce that he would be holding a contest for the Stone of Jas, which he claimed to have obtained. He claimed he would give the Stone of Jas to the entity to kill the most gods. Saradomin was horrified at this, and warned Sliske that the Stone is not a toy, and would cause another God War. He, along with Zamorak, Bandos, and Armadyl teleported when Sliske released the Dragonkin Strisath, whom he had captured.
On 17 December 2016, an eclipse happened. Saradomin was the second god to reappear after it, and could be found on his throne in the White Knights' Castle in Falador. It was revealed that he has a daughter named Adrasteia, being held hostage by Seren and Zaros to use as a bargaining chip if he were to win the Stone of Jas.
- ^ Saradomin, "Sliske's Endgame", RuneScape. "I was a justicar on Teragard, one tasked with upholding and enforcing the law. I risked my life each day to preserve order and protect the innocent."
- ^ Saradomin, "Sliske's Endgame", RuneScape. "I watched each of my family line wither and die, and could do nothing to prevent the ravages of time... I barely recall the names of my parents or the colour of my wife's eyes."
- ^ Saradomin, "Sliske's Endgame", RuneScape. "Whilst hunting down a criminal, I discovered a cave that hadn't seen human life...ever. Within, I saw a golden circlet that called out to me, choosing me... The Crown led me to objects of power and importance, and these became my tools. With them, I began to slowly reshape Teragard into something greater."
- ^ Saradomin, "Sliske's Endgame", RuneScape. "We were disparate nations, spread across the world. When I ascended, I decided to rectify that. To bring an end to pointless conflicts over invisible territorial lines that serve no one. I created magisters...priests and teachers who were to act as my authority where I could not. They were learned individuals whom I would personally instruct on what lessons to teach others. I created twelve in total, each tasked with governing a different part of the world, and each given a mandate to improve humanity in line with my teachings. With the magisters in place, my people prospered, and entered a glorious age of enlightenment."
- ^ Saradomin, "Sliske's Endgame", RuneScape. "Over time, I discovered the tools were no longer necessary, and that I now wielded the power without them. Henceforth, my power grew and grew, and I took my rightful place as the god of Teragard."
- ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mods Mark and Osborne Official lore livestream, 4 November 2012.
- ^ Mod Osborne. Twitter "JagexOsborne". "Humans have an origin world. Saradomin made them prosper and took 'em to new worlds, so they're pretty widespread. Like rabbits"*
- ^ Saradomin, "Sliske's Endgame", RuneScape. "I realised that there would be other worlds out there, worlds that needed guidance and order. I would not leave them forgotten."
- ^ Saradomin, "The Death of Chivalry", RuneScape. "I was young and filled with a new and glorious power. I wore the Elder Crown, and thought it granted me the right to rule. In my arrogance, I did not anticipate the Naragi would refuse."
- ^ Guthix, "Guthixian Memories", RuneScape. "The great city of Askroth was no more. Terrified refugees spoke of a blue man the size of a mountain. The diviners had angered him, they said, and in that anger he had razed the city."
- ^ Guthix, "Guthixian Memories", RuneScape. "They pointed to a building on the horizon, built on the ruins of Askroth. The giant's army was marching downriver. Our cities were assembling armies of their own, but I didn’t see how they would stand a...."
- ^ Saradomin, "The Death of Chivalry", RuneScape. "I sought to make amends, when the beast and the hunter brought violence of their own. I fought against them for the same reason that I now battle Zamorak... To protect you. To remove a threat."
- ^ Guthix, "Guthixian Memories", RuneScape. "At daybreak, a distant sound roused me. I dashed outside to witness a huge, tusked creature crashing upon the white fortress of the blue giant. The blue giant materialised and grappled with the beast. My heart cried out with hope. Perhaps, finally, this strange beast was our salvation...."
- ^ Guthix, "Guthixian Memories", RuneScape. "...the world ablaze, my neighbours dead all around. Even the blue giant had abandoned our world, leaving it to the strange beast"
- ^ Above the Lore - Episode 5: Bigging up the Dwarves. 5 July 2013. Relevant information in the twenty-seventh minute.*
- ^ Mod Crow. "Declare your allegiance!." 9 July 2013. Community Home Forums.
- ^ Mod Phoenix. "The Death of Chivalry - FAQ." 15 August 2013. Recent Game Updates Forums.
- ^ Mod Stu. "The Death of Chivalry." 8 August 2013. Future Game Updates Forums.