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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The Canal Barge is a small ship currently being built north of the massive Digsite east of Varrock. The barge has been under construction since the improvements made to the Varrock Museum, and will eventually take players to a mysterious island north of Morytania.

The barge, when complete, will require 100 kudos to access.



The barge is one of the Varrock Museum's current projects. According to Curator Haig Halen, the idea for the barge surfaced shortly after the discovery of a previously uncharted island north of the swampy region of Morytania.

According to Lead archaeologist Abigail, a field operative of the museum, the organisation's funds were already thinning when the idea was approved. Having recently received a massive donation from the government of Varrock, the museum was already in the middle of several projects, including an excavation of the Senntisten/Saranthium ruins in eastern Misthalin and a total revamp of the museum itself.

Some of the museum's last money went into the construction of the barge, which will eventually lead to what has been dubbed by many as "Kudos Island". The island, which has been left untouched since the God Wars, is said to be littered with the remains of long-dead species.


The barge is still in a somewhat early stage of development, despite the large amount of attention it has received. When finished, a small canal will be dug to the River Salve, the border between Misthalin and Morytania. From here the water-filled canal will allow the barge to travel north up the Salve, where it will eventually arrive on the island.

Current Events

According to Curator Haig Halen, the barge has not been completed as:

  • Version 1.0 of the barge had some serious design flaws (it didn't float).
  • Version 2.0 suffered from 'feature creep'. Senior museum staff stuck their oar in (ho-hum) and added unnecessary features: 'go-faster stripes', a portable fossil centrifuge and a walk-on mini-museum. Needless to say, it had buoyancy issues.
  • Version 3.0 used a special sealant that attracted sea monsters.
  • Version 4.0 used a special sealant that attracted icebergs.
  • Version 5.0 crashed into Version 6.0.
  • We lost Version 7.0.
  • Version 8.0 is still here, we think. But, thanks to an accident involving a magical explosion and some talking anchovies, it now resides 12 seconds out of phase.
  • Version 9.0 was built with magic logs and gained some form of rudimentary sentience. It developed serious depression and ran itself aground near Crandor.


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Up to date as of February 04, 2010
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Freighter (or barge) was the term given to any spacecraft that was used to transport freight or cargo (such as parts and supplies). Both legitimate businesspersons and smugglers could be found captaining such transports. Freighters were needed from the time space travel began because of the need for supplies to all reaches of the galaxy. Freighters usually traveled with hyperdrives because people would often pay more for quick delivery.



For obvious reasons, freighters were used mainly for trade. Although very few fought in great battles, many freighters did see action. Smugglers and legitimate traders alike had some tangles now and then, but freighters were often armed and shielded so that they could resist attempts on their cargo.


Smuggling was a very prominent criminal fringe activity in the galaxy that involved the transportation of contraband between planets. To do this a freighter; generally of small size such as the Millennium Falcon, was required to transport the contraband past planetary security forces. Some examples of contraband include spice, blasters and Medical supplies.

Smugglers often added upgrades to their ships so that they could beat competitors and outwit planetary security forces. Almost every smugglers vessel had improved light speed and sub-light speed drives for increased speed as well as boosted weapons systems to fight their way out of tough situations. Another of the most prevalent modifications to a smugglers freighter were numerous secret compartments to hide contraband from security checks whilst legitimate cargo occupied the cargo bays.

Some freighters became so heavily modified that the mess of cross wired and non traditional parts prevented starship mechanics from working on them effectively. The smugglers themselves were therefore required to have a detailed knowledge of freighter mechanics and electronics to be able to keep their vessels in working order. Most smugglers preferred it this way as they didn't trust anyone tampering with their prized possessions.

Most smugglers freighters required a crew of more than one and as such most smugglers hired a copilot, such as Chewbacca on the Millennium Falcon or the droid LE-BO2D9 aboard the Outrider. To a smuggler, their freighter was everything; their job, their home, their lives. Many smugglers lived in their freighters as they had no terrestrial home.


  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Practically every Star Wars movie, book, comic, and video game.


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