|Released||4 January 2001 (Update)|
Gielinor is the fantasy world in which RuneScape Classic and its successors are set. Gielinor consists of a wide variety of terrains including forests, mountains, plains, and rivers. Gielinor is divided into three human kingdoms: Kandarin, Asgarnia, and Misthalin. However, a number of smaller regions such as Al Kharid and Karamja exist.
History[edit | edit source]
The history of Gielinor is often disputed due to varying accounts by the different races. Most humans believe that the gods Saradomin, Guthix and Zamorak created Gielinor and opened a portal allowing other races to inhabit the world.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Gielinor is an anagram of religion.
- There is relatively little lore detailing the creation of Gielinor in RuneScape Classic. It wasn't until later games in the RuneScape series that lore for the creation of Gielinor would be written, despite Classic already having the concept of gods.
- The world is never called Gielinor in-game in RuneScape Classic. It was first named in the late RSC-era God Letters: Issue 16 from 30 September 2003.
- The most common name to refer to the in-game world is actually "RuneScape", not Gielinor. In-game dialogue calls the official name of the world "RuneScape" (or some other capitalization) 37 unique times. Players of the era also understood the name of the land to be RuneScape, and called it that in conversation.
- e.g. "welcome to the bank of runescape", "you'll need to be a legendary citizen of RuneScape.", "glough has some plan to rule runescape", "Well, it's always sunny in Runescape, as they say"
See also[edit | edit source]