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Dimension of Disaster is RuneScape's 200th quest. It features an alternate universe where the player character never existed, changing the course of history in Gielinor. It has no requirements to start, and is based in alternate Varrock, during year 170 of the Fifth Age. It consists of five subquests similarly to Recipe for Disaster. These include an introductory quest and "twisted" versions of existing quests, namely Shield of Arrav, Demon Slayer, Defender of Varrock and The Curse of Arrav, with the latter requiring completion of all the former to start.

Players cannot bring any of their own items into the quest, and there is no bank or Grand Exchange, meaning players will have to create or purchase their own equipment to complete the quest. Like Broken Home, it is replayable, with some additional rewards available for doing so.

Official descriptionEdit

Have you ever stopped to think what would happen if you did not exist? In a pocket dimension of Varrock - an alternate reality - you were never born, the Sixth Age never happened, and the villains you would have defeated rule with impunity.

In this reality, Varrock has suffered greatly over the past year; its citizens massacred when the demon Delrith was summoned by Denath. Shortly thereafter, the city was conquered by the Mahjarrat necromancer Zemouregal's horde of armoured zombies.

Zemouregal has since corralled Delrith behind a demonic ward in the south-east corner of the city, and raised any Varrock citizens who are still reasonably intact as zombies.

Can you find your way into this dimension and overthrow the villains once more?

WalkthroughEdit

Start pointQuest map icon
Dimension of Disaster icon
Speak to Gypsy Aris in Varrock
Official difficultySpecial Special
LengthLong
Requirements
Quest Quests:
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat

Coin of the RealmEdit

See main article: Dimension of Disaster: Coin of the Realm

The quest may be started by speaking to Gypsy Aris in her tent in Varrock Square. This will start a short introductory subquest, which is required to complete all other subquests.

New VarrockEdit

See main article: New Varrock/Guide
Zemouregal rejuvenated chathead

After completing the first subquest, you will arrive in New Varrock, an alternate version of Varrock under the control of the Mahjarrat Zemouregal. It is wholly separate from the rest of the game, and you cannot bring any items in. Thus, you will have to make most items yourself, either using items gathered or bought in shops with zemomarks, the currency of New Varrock. Alternatively, you can trade with other players.

During the quest, a new task set, the New Varrock Tasks, may be completed for Tiny Zemouregal for additional rewards. These are saved between quest resets.

SubquestsEdit

Four subquests must be found and completed in order to finish the quest.

Icon Subquest Start point Required quests Required items
File:Dimension of Disaster Shield of Arrav icon.png Shield of Arrav Orlando Smith, in the Varrock Museum Shield of Arrav and Coin of the Realm
File:Dimension of Disaster Demon Slayer icon.png Demon Slayer Gypsy Aris, in her tent Shadow of the Storm and Coin of the Realm
File:Dimension of Disaster Defender of Varrock icon.png Defender of Varrock Reldo, in Varrock Castle Defender of Varrock and Coin of the Realm
File:Dimension of Disaster Curse of Arrav icon.png Curse of Arrav Arrav, in the Varrock Castle garden The Curse of Arrav and all previous subquests
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 This item is not needed if the appropriate override set has been bought using silver pennies.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 This item is not needed when replaying the quest.
Audio options icon
Subquest complete!

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After completing Curse of Arrav, you will have freed New Varrock from Zemouregal's control and will be returned to standard Varrock. Speak to Gypsy Aris, and she will congratulate you, tell you some statistics, and give you some additional rewards.

Congratulations, quest complete!

Complete rewardsEdit

  • 139,600 total experience
  • 100 Thieving-icon experience lamp
  • 5,000 Crafting-icon experience lamp
  • 5,000 Magic-icon experience lamp
  • 15,000 Multicombat experience lamp
  • 10,000 Magic-icon experience lamp
  • 15,000 Thieving-icon experience lamp
  • 10,000 Defence-icon experience lamp
  • 2,000 Construction-icon experience lamp
  • 30,000 Multicombat experience lamp
  • 14,000 Thieving-icon experience lamp
  • 9,000 Ranged-icon experience lamp
  • 9,000 Agility-icon experience lamp
  • 9,000 Crafting-icon experience lamp
  • 4,000 Farming-icon experience lamp
  • 2,500 Magic-icon experience lamp
  • The ability to replay Dimension of Disaster
  • The ability to wear cosmetic overrides in New Varrock
  • 10 silver pennies in Gypsy Aris's reward shop, and 5 for subsequent completions
  • 12 total Treasure Hunter keys and 12 total Hearts of Ice

Post-Quest FAQEdit

  • Read the Post-Quest FAQ here.

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TriviaEdit

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  • The quest's location and the inclusion of twisted Shield of Arrav were the result of two Player Power polls. Gertrude's Cat also won the same Player Power poll, but was added to a task set unique to alternate Varrock. It was originally supposed to be its own quest, but lack of time (and connection to the main storyline) prevented this from happening.[1]
  • Other titles for the quest included The Edge of Disaster, Nothing Interesting Happens, City of Villains and A World without Heroes, while New Varrock's originally suggested names were all based on Zemouregal's name.[2]
  • The quest may be a reference to Turn Left, an episode of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who, where a gypsy teleports the Doctor's companion to a similar alternate universe where the Doctor does not exist any more, due to an earlier defeat.
    • The episode is also an allusion to It's a Wonderful Life, which popularised the formula of an alternate universe where the main character does not exist.
  • The tramp, who throws rotten tomatoes at the locked-up adventurers, occasionally says "Shut up, Meg!" This is a reference to Family Guy in which Peter Griffin often says this to his daughter, Meg. It may also be referencing the same dialogue option in player-owned ports.
  • The quest has a lot of references to Recipe for Disaster.
    • The word "disaster" in quest names.
    • Both of them were released to celebrate respectively the 100th and 200th quest.
    • Gypsy Aris plays a minor role in both quests.
    • Both quests are made of smaller sub-quests.
  • One of the lines from the quest says "Bring your friends. Stay a while. Stay forever. Journey to the Dimension of Disaster", a reference to the game Impossible Mission. When the player first starts the game, the villain says "Another visitor. Stay awhile. Stay forever!"
  • The gypsy's line, if you suggest another coin might be required "Your lack of faith disturbs me." - is an echo of the line from Star Wars "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
  • When using Zemouregal's scrying pool, and observing Arrav in the 'Garden of Hostility', the reference is to the lyrics of the song in The Wizard of Oz performed by the Tin Man.
  • There are two references to If You're Happy and You Know It:
    • Katrine mentions she is being taunted by the Phoenix Gang via singing it after her arm was taken.
    • If you use the scrying pool on the Demon Camp, Evil Dave is singing "If you're evil and you know it, clap your hands..."
  • In the hallway leading to Arrav's heart, the statues of Zemouregal's examine read "Fire walk with me". This may be a reference to the Twin Peaks feature film of the same name.
  • "Blue-fang" technology mentioned in the scrying pool manual is a parody of bluetooth.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - March 2015." 27 February 2015. RuneScape News.
  2. Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 19 March 2015. Mod Stu: "They were mostly rubbish. :) But here you go..."
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