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Entrana
Fishing Platform Crandor Crafting Guild
Musa Point

Crandor is a small island north of Karamja. The island is not a multi-combat area and is available to free players.

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History

The Guildmaster explains what Crandor once was...

According to the Guildmaster in the Champions' Guild, Crandor was once a "thriving community". When players return to him after speaking with Oziach, he goes into a detailed explanation of what transpired:

Thirty years ago, Crandor was a thriving community with a great tradition of mages and adventurers. Many Crandorians even earned the right to be part of the Champions' Guild! One of their adventurers went too far, however. He descended into the volcano in the centre of Crandor and woke the dragon Elvarg. He must have fought valiantly against the dragon because they say that, to this day, she has a scar down her side, but the dragon still won the fight. She emerged and laid waste to the whole of Crandor with her fire breath! Some refugees managed to escape in fishing boats. They landed on the coast, north of Rimmington, and set up camp but the dragon followed them and burned the camp to the ground. Out of all the people of Crandor there were only three survivors: a trio of wizards who used magic to escape. Their names were Thalzar, Lozar and Melzar.
 

The Guildmaster also mentions that one needs to find a "ship made to the old Crandorian design", which hints that the Crandorians were excellent shipbuilders (in fact, Klarense tells the player when they inquire about the Lady Lumbridge that she is in fact originally from Crandor).

Furthermore, Duke Horacio also mentions Crandor when the player requests an Anti-dragon shield from him:

Duke Horacio of Lumbridge recounts the devastation of Crandor...
Back in my father's day, Crandor was an important city-state. Politically, it was as important as Falador or Varrock and its ships traded with every port. But, one day when I was little, all contact was lost. The trading ships and the diplomatic envoys just stopped coming. I remember my father being very scared. He posted lookouts on the roof to warn if the dragon was approaching. All the city rulers were worried that Elvarg would devastate the entire continent.
 


In postbag from the henge, Horacio gives an excerpt from his father's journal, describing the city:

"Raktuber 20, Year 129:

We arrive at Entrana tomorrow, but today we dock at Crandor Island. The two fevered monks were screaming all night with the hangsman's plague, keeping us and the crew awake.

The city of Crandor looks to have been shovelled into the sea by the mountains that surround it; so much of the city teeters on wharfs and piers that stretch out into the ocean. The mainland cove is reserved almost exclusively for Crandor's market sprawl, which is larger even than Varrock's. Here, merchants raise large poles with flags on them to show their location from the sea.

Horacio was with me as we explored, so I neglected to stop and chat with the Asgarnians, Misthalites, gnomes or Fremennik that roamed the market. Brugsen, the Edelweiss's first mate, assured me that jogres and the tribesmen of Karamja were known to trade here occasionally. I was unlucky to see neither.

The crew travelled to the wharfs and the floating groghouses, while we met with a wealthy-looking man - Melzar, I think his name was - and traded gold for a clothsack of herbs. We then shuttled back to the galleon: Horacio was running a temperature, and I feared the plague."

 

The ruins that cover Crandor are mainly of stone design, although any other materials were likely destroyed in the attack. Structures seem to have included brick walls, tiled floors, and supportive columns. Where the stone was obtained is unknown, although it may be igneous rock from within the volcano.

Entrances

Crandor can only be accessed by boat after asking Ned to bring you to Crandor during the Dragon Slayer Quest. After the quest, use the underground tunnel which connects the Crandor and Karamja Dungeons. However, players must have found the secret door in the Crandor side of the dungeon during the Dragon Slayer Quest before they can use it on the Karamja side.

Monsters

A player fighting a Moss Giant

Crandor is home to a wide variety of monsters, each on different parts of the island. It is a very good island for mid to high level free players.

On the south-eastern tip, around the crashed ship, are level 25 skeletons. These skeletons are also on the western side of the island. On the northern tip are level 32 king scorpions and a little west of them are level 28 hobgoblins. A little south of these monsters are level 82 lesser demons, and far south of these monsters are level 42 moss giants. These monsters are often trained on by F2P rangers due to the many safespots. If you are doing Dragon slayer, Elvarg, the big green dragon, will be in a cave walking around until you fight it. If, however, you have finished the quest, Elvarg will be there, but will not be attackable.

Rocks

Crandor also has some rocks in it which players can mine through the Mining skill, which are labelled on the map with a small pickaxe. There are 4 mining areas on the island, 1 of which do not allow through passage, so instead of 4 areas, there are effectively 5, though a few rocks are accessible from both directions.

Other than those mentioned, the mine approaches are often infested with level 25 skeletons, level 28 hobgoblins at the northern end, and level 32 King scorpions.

Dungeons

There is also a dungeon underneath the island which connects to Karamja, which is labelled on the map with a red exclamation mark. In it are level 22 skeletons, level 25 skeletons, level 45 skeletons, level 82 Lesser demons and Level 83 Elvarg for the F2P quest; Dragon Slayer.

Quests

Dragon Slayer - Players in the dragon slayer quest need to access this island to fight the mighty dragon, Elvarg.

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Personalities

Trivia

  • In Ursula K. LeGuin's book A Wizard of Earthsea, an isle named Pendor is also ruled by a dragon who destroyed a city there. While it's greatly possible that this is a coincidence, one can't help but notice the similarities between the names of the islands (Crandor, Pendor), and the names of the despotic dragons dwelling there (Elvarg and Yevaud, respectively).
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