- The Light Is a Lie
We are scared of the dark because it shows us that nothing is set in stone, that nothing is written. The darkness shows us that the world can be anything, anything we wish it to be, whereas the light just says this is what is. The light is a lie. It is a new set of chains trapping us to the world as it is.
- The Outsider and Runes
Rivers change course over many lifetimes, and eventually all bridges tumble down. A thousand years ago there was another city on this spot. The people carved the bones of whales into runes and inscribed them with my Mark. Children still find them washed up in the river-mud...
- Darkness and light, evil and good
Do not confuse darkness and light with evil and good. Real life does not deal in absolutes, not extremes. All life falls on a spectrum, and all life has capacity for both good and evil. Judge me only by my actions and my words, not by the words of others.
- Zaros on the god of order
He is self-righteous, seeing things only in extremes. It was from him that I first learned of the notions of good and evil. I dismiss such notions - there are only actions and consequences. We agreed to disagree. Everything to him is either black or white, but he himself exists in the grey. Ergo, he is a contradiction.
- Zaros: All gods rally followers
All gods rally followers to them, whether they mean to or not. Mortals cannot help themselves. Some gods take advantage of this. In my youth, I was guilty of this. When I arrived, there were many young gods carving out territory, engaged in petty skirmishes and border disputes. I sought to unify them under my banner, but they... resisted.
- Deliciousness is power
Deliciousness is the source of my power. For deliciousness infuses every micro-cabbage that forms the world around us. It flows through the cosmos, infusing every living thing - thus binding them together. From the tiniest, humblest cabbage on this world to the giant space-cabbages that will soon arrive to enslave humanity, all are connected by the deliciousness.
- Ascension of Guthix
I stabbed him with the elder weapon, driving it deep into his back. The weapon shattered as the god reared back in pain before crashing to the ground. As I watched him take his last breaths, I felt power growing within me. I became a god myself. Equal to those who had tormented my life.
- Zamorak's Rebellion
Hear me, cardinals, scholars of the Church, leaders of the military. Now is the time to rise against the emperor who refuses to show his face! How many of your kin has he sent to their deaths? How many once great races now decay within the walls of this empire? AND FOR WHAT? He has promised you everything, but gives you nothing! Stand with me and together we will bring low a god!
- The First Step
I found myself in a world that was both wondrous and alien. It was formed from fire; mutable in state, in countless colours and designs that I lack the words to describe. It was a world of chaos that defied the laws of nature. It was beautiful.
- Zamorak on morality
Truth to be told I do not consider evil a worthwhile pursuit, but neither do I consider it relevant. It is a term given by the close-minded to label a world in shades of black and white, right and wrong. But you and I both know that the world is more than that. It isn't black and white, nor even shades of grey. Morality, like the world, is a myriad of colours in a vast array of shades and hues.