|Release date||Unknown edit|
|Location||Centre of the Abyss|
|Quest requirement?||Yes - Abyssal Miniquest|
|Examine||An initiate of Zamorak.|
|Notable features||Repairs damaged pouches.|
The Dark mage is located at the centre of the Abyss. He can repair damaged pouches for free and give back an Abyssal book to the player if lost. Note that it's not needed to actually bring him the pouches, because he can repair them even while they are in the player's bank. An alternative is to contact him with the lunar NPC contact spell. This is a no risk option for pouch repairs. He seems to be wearing Beads of the dead.
His job as a Zamarokian disciple is to maintain the rift so that the ZMI (and players who've completed the mini-quest) can access it. If talked to he will offer a dire set of consequences if he fails in this task (including head explosion, if lucky, or universe explosion, if not-so-lucky).
It is said that the Dark Mage can stay in the Abyss for a long period of time because time in the Abyss passes slowly compared to the time in the RuneScape Realm, so the Dark mage does not need feeding (according to the Mage of Zamorak who teleports players to the Abyss)
In the final cutscene of The Temple at Senntisten, the Dark Mage is nearly seen to lose control of the portal following the shockwave following the creation of the portal in the temple under the Digsite, but he manages to retain control just in time, commenting that he had just prevented the destruction of the universe.