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Malignius Mortifer
Malignius Mortifer
Release date Unknown edit
Race Human
Members NPC? No
Quest NPC? Yes - Swan Song, A Fairy Tale Part I
Location South of Falador
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? No
Gender Male
Examine A master of necromancy!
Notable features Master of necromancy
A detailed image of Malignius Mortifer.

Malignius Mortifer is an NPC just north of Port Sarim. He cannot be attacked, and has 4 apprentice wizards, one for each of the traditional elements: an air wizard, water wizard, earth wizard, and a fire wizard, all of which are level 13. Mortifer will often try to raise the dead, but almost always fails and creates fungus, though he never summons fungus thrice in a row. Occasionally, he will summon a skeleton, skeleton mage, zombie or a ghost. They will follow Mortifer if the necromancy is successful. Mortifer has no purpose for non-members. If you annoy him, he will cast a spell, unblockable by even the Protect from Magic prayer, to temporarily transform turn you into a mushroom. He is a part of the Swan Song and A Fairy Tale Part I quests. Mortifier calls himself a 'great practitioner' and a 'master' of the magic arts, once triumphed over a Tanglefoot, and is known to the Dark Wizard Zandar Horfyre. Mortifier also possesses knowledge of the Nature Spirit.

After the Swan Song quest, he will spare a player a brown apron and he will give bone seeds if the player has a pot with a pot lid.

On another note, when he casts his spells, he speaks Latin, say such things as "Da mihi Potentia" or "give me power.", and "Veni, Cohortes Malefici" or "Come, evil troops".

If you speak to him after you have completed the Abyss miniquest, he will let on that he is a follower of Zamorak and he will tell you about the burning of the Wizards' Tower. Given that he knows about what you did for the ZMI, he is probably a member of that organisation himself.

Malignius is one of the few NPCs that can summon creatures, though if you speak to him about it, he will tell you that necromancy has nothing to do with Summoning. He also mentions that Wizard Grayzag (summons Imps), Invrigar the Necromancer (at the Necromancer Tower),Sithik Ints (from the quest Zogre Flesh Eaters) and Melzar the Mad (in the Melzar's Maze, necromancy drove him mad) are, or were, necromancers.


  • Malignius Mortifer is Latin for Deadly Wickedness
  • When you talk to him with an item aligned to Saradomin, Guthix or Zamorak and ask him if necromancy is similar to summoning, he will answer back with different responses:
Saradomin: "Saradominist Fool! You will get no secrets from me!"
Zamorak: "Although I note your respects for our Lord Zamorak, I am afraid the subtle secrets of necromancy must remain beyond your grasp."
Guthix: "Deluded lover of Guthix, you will get no secrets from me!"
Note: This works even with Void Knight armour, as the Void Knights are followers of Guthix.
  • Malignius Mortifier will transform the player into a mushroom if they bother him too much. Furthermore, no amount of Magical protection or even Prayer is capable of negating his spell. However, players do not need to worry as this is not permanent.
  • When you talk to him while wearing items aligned to Zamorak and items to Saradomin he'll still call you a "Saradominist fool"

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


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