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Icthlarin
Icthlarin Icthlarin
Release date Unknown edit
Race God
Members NPC? Yes
Quest NPC? Yes - Icthlarin's Little Helper
Location Pyramid in Icthlarin's Little Helper
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? Yes
Gender Male
Examine A jackal headed demi-god.
Notable features Demi-god of the dead, original leader of the Mahjarrat.
Symbol of Icthlarin
The statue of Icthlarin at the Pharaoh Queen tomb.

Icthlarin is the Desert Pantheon god of the dead, the son of Tumeken and Elidinis, and brother of Amascut, the Devourer. He was the original leader of the Mahjarrat. Icthlarin is first encountered in the Icthlarin's Little Helper quest. Icthlarin's role is a Demigod, and he's not concerned with the act of death but with taking care of the dead, and making sure they reach the afterlife. Icthlarin's only act is to help the spirits of the dead, Good or Evil, get to the Underworld safely where they can rest peacefully in their next life. But his "job" is not that easy, because Amascut's goal is to destroy the souls of the dead before they reach the underworld so that way they are erased from history completely. To this end, he is important in the funeral rites of those who worship Him. This role as a protector of souls often brings Icthlarin into conflict with Amascut, who wishes to consume the souls of the deceased.

Note that Cats are included as guardians of Icthlarin, as Amascut is terrified of them, and as the Sphinx protects the cats, Icthlarin also protects the Sphinx.

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Physical Description

As seen in the quest Icthlarin's Little Helper, he is a fairly tall male humanoid with a jackal head. He is wearing a purple and yellow chain skirt, common with the armies of the southern desert.

History

His history is limited but this is what is known...

  • Born to Tumeken and the river-goddess, Elidinis.
  • Takes the Mahjarrat from Freneskae and protects them.
  • He witnesses his sister go insane from the corruption of the Mahjarrat and begins to distrust her.
  • The Mahjarrat leave Icthlarin and join the god Zaros.
  • Icthlarin fades into legend..

Present day..

  • Icthlarin appears to an adventurer in Icthlarin's Little Helper and warns them of Amascut, his sister, and how she is planning the adventurer's demise. He also breaks the spell that kept the adventurer under the control of Amascut, causing him/her to wake up in the streets of Sophanem.

What Azzanadra says about the god...

Also no one "stole" the Mahjarrat from anyone. The Mahjarrat will align themselves with the God of the path that they feel fit. Icthlarin was a fool who thought he could control us, but he never had the influence that he thought. When Zaros found us we no longer needed Icthlarin, for we had found in Zaros, not only one of great power, but also a god who truly understood the ways of the Mahjarrat.
-Azzanadra

Trivia

  • Icthlarin is probably based on the ancient Egyptian God Anubis. This is because Anubis is the Egyptian god of the dead and has the head of a jackal, which both are features of Icthlarin.
  • It is somewhat ironic that Icthlarin is friendly with cats, as he is a dog which traditionally chase cats.
  • Icthlarin appears to be wielding a pharaoh's sceptre and wearing a blue menaphite action kilt.
  • His symbol is an ankh (☥), an Ancient Egyptian symbol.
  • His symbol is the same as Amascut's symbol, but it is inverted.

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

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