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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Alvis
Also known as:
Race: Human
Home Planet: Unknown
Home Era:
Appearances: DW: The Macra Terror
Actor: Anthony Gardner

Alvis was an inhabitant of a Human colony secretly ruled by Macra.


This article uses material from the "Alvis" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to King Alvis article)

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

"Alvis" redirects here. For the dwarven scholar and miner working in Miscellania, see Alviss.

King Alvis was a king of Keldagrim, the capital of the Dwarven Realm. He passed away roughly 500 years ago, but remains amongst the dwarves' most significant historical figures. His legacy is honoured by a statue on the River Kelda, which is relevant in The Giant Dwarf quest.

The character of King Alvis is probably based on Alvíss from real-world Norse mythology. He was a dwarf that was to marry Þrúðr, the daughter of Thor. However, Thor did not want this, and so told Alvíss that he must pass a series of tests to prove his wisdom because he was so short. Thor tricked Alvíss into remaining outside until the sun rose. In Norse mythology, dwarves could not be exposed to sunlight, so when the sun's rays hit Alvíss, he was turned to stone. In RuneScape, King Alvis's statue is likely a reference to this story.

The statue that was built in Year 169 of the Fifth Age to replace the destroyed one. All but the head is a replica of the original.

History

Although the exact length of King Alvis's rule is unknown, it is known that he ruled the city roughly 500 years ago, during the latter part of the Fourth Age. At the time, Keldagrim was still sealed off from the world, as it had been since the cataclysmic God Wars. Food was always in short supply. Therefore, King Alvis was an even more important figure to the dwarves than a modern ruler.

At some point towards the end of his reign, King Alvis founded The Mining Consortium, a collection of eight powerful dwarven companies that would serve the monarchy. However, the Consortium quickly grew in wealth and power. By the time of King Alvis's death, the monarchy had lost nearly all of its power, and no successor was ever selected. King Alvis was, as a result, the last king of Keldagrim.

Alvis's statue

King Alvis is generally a popular historical figure. Indeed, the colossal statue of Alvis that the dwarves have constructed on the River Kelda is amongst the largest in the world.

During The Giant Dwarf, the player's ship crashes into the statue, destroying it entirely. The player then works to rebuild the statue. At the end of the quest, it is decided that, since the Age of Kings is long over, the face of a mining director will be put atop the statue instead.

In Betrayal at Falador

In Betrayal at Falador, the first RuneScape novel, the necklace of King Alvis' wife was was shown to be in the possession of the Ice Mountain Dwarven Colony. In order to gain the allegiance of the colony, Kara-Meir was required to repair the broken necklace in the colony's great forge. The necklace was described as being of solid runite and studded with gems, supporting the idea that Alvis and Keldagrim itself were wealthy during his reign.

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Unknown (Eventually the Elders of Keldagrim) King of Keldagrim and the Dwarven Realm The Mining Consortium
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This article uses material from the "King Alvis" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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