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'''Dionysius''', also known as the '''Wise Old Man''' is a legendary and very powerful [[Saradominist]] wizard and former adventurer, currently residing in [[Draynor Village]]. Under his judicious alias, Dionysius, he is infamous for the [[Draynor Bank Robbery]]. He wears light brown robes, a regular [[blue cape]], [[partyhat & specs]], and wields a short [[staff]].
 
'''Dionysius''', also known as the '''Wise Old Man''' is a legendary and very powerful [[Saradominist]] wizard and former adventurer, currently residing in [[Draynor Village]]. Under his judicious alias, Dionysius, he is infamous for the [[Draynor Bank Robbery]]. He wears light brown robes, a regular [[blue cape]], [[partyhat & specs]], and wields a short [[staff]].
 
He plays a large role in the [[Swan Song]] quest, as well as playing a minor role in a few other quests. When speaking to him, you can find a lot of options to talk to him about. He can give you advice, like about how to cure [[poison]] and make money.
 
   
 
When asked, he will tell you about all the adventures he had throughout [[Gielinor]]. He can also look into your bank to remove any junk, or unneeded free to play quest items. Lastly, he can also assign [[#Tasks|various tasks]] on [[member]] worlds and give small rewards in return if the player asks him, "Is there anything I can do for you?"
 
When asked, he will tell you about all the adventures he had throughout [[Gielinor]]. He can also look into your bank to remove any junk, or unneeded free to play quest items. Lastly, he can also assign [[#Tasks|various tasks]] on [[member]] worlds and give small rewards in return if the player asks him, "Is there anything I can do for you?"
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During the [[2014 April Fools]] event, players could utilise the [[Sailing]] skill and visit an eastern island that may be inhabited by the Wise Old Man. He could be seen wearing beachwear instead of his usual robes.
 
During the [[2014 April Fools]] event, players could utilise the [[Sailing]] skill and visit an eastern island that may be inhabited by the Wise Old Man. He could be seen wearing beachwear instead of his usual robes.
   
==Draynor Village Bank Robbery==
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He also attended the [[2018 Birthday event]], where he could be seen with several other iconic ''Old School RuneScape'' NPCs.
The [[Draynor Bank Robbery]] was a [[bank]] break-in that occurred in [[Draynor Village]] in which the Wise Old Man killed several [[NPC]]s, stole from the bank chests, and obtained a [[blue partyhat]] by killing a player spoof.
 
   
The main source of evidence is the security recording inside of the bank. Players can ask to see the recording by talking to the [[bank guard]] standing by the broken wall.
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Players can purchase the [[Quest point cape]] and the [[Quest point hood]] from him for 99,000 [[coins]], once they have completed all [[quest]]s in the game, which is a total of {{Globals|quest points}} [[Quest points]]. A reason why he sells the [[Skillcape]] can reflect on how the flashbacks of his adventures that he shows to the player are very similar to cutscenes that the player has encountered before, but with the quest's respective [[NPC]]s.
   
Upon asking the Wise Old Man about the bank robbery he will deny all accusations.
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==History==
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===Early History===
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In his youth, Dionysius (then called the Wise Young Man) was a hero who roamed ''RuneScape'' to help those in need. One of these heroic feats was assisting the [[Keldagrim]] [[Black Guard]] in driving out a group of rouge ice trolls led by [[Mother]] who attempted to storm the city. Mother's group would eventually settle in [[Weiss]], vowing revenge on their sworn enemy.
   
==Treasure Trails==
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Some of his travels in his youth included the [[Kalphite Lair]], where he fought the [[Kalphite Queen]], [[Sophanem]], where he vaporized a [[Drunken Dwarf]] with [[Saradomin Strike]], battling [[Dad]] in the arena, killing an [[ogre shaman]] and battling [[The Shaikahan]].
{{Anagram|Wise Old Man|hard|Slide Woman}}. His challenge answer is '''28'''.
 
   
Note that if the [[Swan Song]] quest is in progress, the Wise Old Man will not be able to help with a [[Treasure Trail]] until the quest is completed.
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===Getting Older===
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As he grew older, Dionysius began to feel bitter that he had not been "adequately" rewarded. By this time, he had taken residence in a small house in [[Draynor Village]].
   
==Quest point cape==
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His most notorious act was the [[Draynor Bank Robbery|robbing of the local bank]], killing several people in the process. One can watch the robbery's recording by speaking to the guard outside the bank - free for the first view, and a fee of 50 coins afterwards. One of these unfortunate victims, an NPC named Elfinlocks, dropped a blue partyhat, which the Wise Old Man claimed for himself due to its rarity and visual appeal.
Players can purchase the [[Quest point cape]] and the [[Quest point hood]] from him for 99,000 [[coins]], once they have completed all [[quest]]s in the game, which is a total of {{Globals|quest points}} [[Quest points]]. A reason why he sells the [[Skillcape]] can reflect on how the flashbacks of his adventures that he shows to the player are very similar to cutscenes that the player has encountered before, but with the quest's respective [[NPC]]s.
 
   
==Swan Song==
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He plays a small role in [[Recipe for Disaster/Freeing Sir Amik Varze|freeing Sir Amik Varze]] from the [[Culinaromancer]], where he provides the player with a [[Book on chickens]] to help them locate the [[Evil Chicken]].
The Wise Old Man plays a large role in the [[Swan Song]] quest. When you talk to [[Herman Caranos]] at the [[Piscatoris Fishing Colony]], he tells you that [[Sea troll]]s have taken over the place, and wants help from the Wise Old Man to protect his colony. When you accept, a cutscene will show the Wise Old Man in different encounters, like the [[Kalphite Queen]], [[Drunken dwarf]], etc.
 
   
When you talk to the Wise Old Man for help, he gladly accepts to help you and travel to the colony, but only if you give him an assortment of [[runes]].
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===The Ring of Charos===
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The adventurer, tasked by [[Ellamaria]] to grow a garden for her [[King Roald|husband]], was unsure of where to start as she demanded that the seeds be gathered through persuasion. They visited Dionysius, who was surprised that she had sent them on an errand and gave them a short story about her past. Upon learning that they possessed [[Ring of charos|Charos]]' ring, he told them about Charos' powers. He agreed to reactivate the ring, but only if they could prove that they had a knack for diplomacy. Once the adventurer passed his test, he enchanted the ring and sent them off.
   
When you meet with him at the colony, you and the Wise Old Man encounter some sea trolls. After dispatching the trolls, you both go to Herman. He instructs you to help the colony by talking to his members and help them with rebuilding their defenses and restocking their food supply.
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===Swan Song===
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[[File:Wise Old Man weakened.png|thumb|left|The Wise Old Man hit by a powerful water spell.]]
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[[Herman Caranos]] would encounter an adventurer, who helped them repel a sea troll raid just as they were conversing. Unsure that they could handle the threat alone, he tasked them with bringing Dionysius to the [[Piscatoris Fishing Colony]]. The adventurer visited Dionysius and he was surprised that people still remembered his good deeds, deciding that it would be his final adventure. Upon arriving and repelling the trolls, Dionysius tasked the adventurer with finding an army after the colony's leader, [[Arnold Lydspor]], sent most of the colonists away for their own safety. He told them to seek out [[Wizard Frumscone]] and to use his zombies, but Frumscone was unable to fulfill the request because everyone would keep asking him for zombies if he helped them.
   
When finished helping around, Herman wants to raise an army to use against the trolls and finish them all off. The Wise Old Man suggests that you go to the [[Magic Guild]] and talk to [[Wizard Frumscone]] and request to borrow some of his magic [[zombie]]s. After he rejects it, you somehow manage to convince [[Malignius Mortifer]] to give you bone seeds that summons [[Skeletal mage]]s. 
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Frumscone told the adventurer to look for [[Malignius Mortifer]], who made them the army that the Colony needed. With the army ready, Dionysius and the adventurer battled the sea trolls. A [[Sea Troll General]] soon appeared, who Dionysius disposed of easily. However, a [[Sea Troll Queen]] then attacked him, dealing 255 damage but did not lower his health in the slightest. Despite the "weak" hit, Dionysius claimed to be too wounded and the adventurer was forced to battle the Sea Troll Queen alone, eventually killing it. He teleports back to his house afterwards, with the adventurer disappointed that they did not get his partyhat.
   
Once you return to the colony, you hand over the seeds to Herman. After doing so, a cutscene shows an army of trolls and skeletal mages arisen, with a battle ensuing better each other. The Wise Old Man is seen killing a [[Sea Troll General]] in just one hit. Then the [[Sea troll queen]] rises up and hits him with 254 damage, which doesn't deplete his [[health]] at all. Faking injury, he flees from the battle, leaving you to kill the queen and her trolls by yourself.
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===Saving the World===
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[[File:Dragon Slayer II - Wise Old Man and Brundt.png|thumb|left|Dionysius and Brundt fighting a [[red dragon]].]]
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Dionysius would later be recruited by [[Aeonisig Raispher]] after learning of a new draconic threat by the [[Dragonkin]] [[Zorgoth]] and his creation [[Galvek]]. Dionysius would participate in the battle, fighting alongside [[Brundt the Chieftain]] against a [[red dragon]], which the adventurer assisted in killing.
   
After becoming victorious and finishing off the trolls once and for all, The Wise Old Man is pleased and offers you a reward; humorously, you ask for his [[blue partyhat]] as a reward, but as he completely ignores you, and you bang your head on Herman's desk in frustration
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Along with the other heros, Dionysius would assist the adventurer in taking out a [[mithril dragon|mithril]], [[adamant dragon|adamant]] and [[rune dragon]]. He and the others would later protect them from two [[brutal black dragon]]s. When the adventurer slew Galvek, he congratulated them for their heroic feat.
   
==Other quests==
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===A Strange Quest===
The Wise Old Man played a small role in a couple of quests:
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[[File:Making Friends with My Arm - My Arm's deceit.png|thumb|left|The Wise Old Man pretending to be dead.]]
*In the [[Garden of Tranquility]] quest, you talk to the Wise Old Man, who gives you a quiz, in which you answer all questions correctly, and enchants your [[ring of charos]] into [[ring of charos (a)]]. This allowed you to 'charm' people, which you use on farmers to convince them to give you certain seeds.
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Dionysius makes a small appearance in [[Making Friends with My Arm]], where [[Odd Mushroom]] tells the adventurer why the trolls of Weiss hate him. The adventurer recruits him to create a ploy to trick Mother into allowing [[My Arm]] to marry [[Snowflake]]. He initially declines as he is not a family mediator, but accepts when the adventurer reminds him that they owe him one for saving him from the Sea Troll Queen. He tells them to create a coffin and a [[Reduced cadava potion]], which he drinks and is soon placed in the coffin.
*During the [[Freeing Sir Amik Varze]] subquest of [[Recipe for Disaster]], you talk to the Wise Old Man to find the [[Evil Chicken's Lair]] and retrieve an [[Evil chicken's egg]]. He gives you a [[book on chickens]], which you use to determine its location.
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*During [[Dragon Slayer II]], the Wise Old Man can be seen attending the meeting of kings, and is one of the supporting fighters during the final battle with [[Galvek]], helping to fend off [[chromatic dragons|chromatic]] brutal dragons and [[metal dragons]], as well as holding off two [[Brutal black dragons]] as the player takes on Galvek alone.
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My Arm presents him to Mother, who is suspicious because the two lack battle wounds. The ploy fails when Dionysius starts snoring, then passes gas, enraging Mother and sends him, the adventurer, My Arm, Snowflake and Odd Mushroom into jail. Odd Mushroom dies from his wounds. Dionysius assists the adventurer against [[Don't Know What]] and [[Mother]], partying with them after Mother is killed by the adventurer.
*During the [[2018 Birthday event]] in the [[Falador Party Room]], the Wise Old Man attends the celebration, along with several other iconic ''[[Old School RuneScape]]'' NPC's.
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*During the [[Making Friends with My Arm]], the Wise Old Man can be initially seen in a [[cutscene]] where he eradicates [[Troll]]s from the [[Keldagrim]] tunnels in the past (when he was referred to as the Wise Young Man) resulting in these [[Trolls]] fleeing to Weiss. He then features on later in the quest pretending to be dead using a[[ reduced cadava potion]] in order to show [[My Arm]]'s might. This fails resulting in him being jailed along with the player. They then breakout and kill [[Mother]] and [[Don't Know What]]
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==Treasure Trails==
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{{Anagram|Wise Old Man|hard|Slide Woman}}. His challenge answer is '''28'''.
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Note that if the [[Swan Song]] quest is in progress, the Wise Old Man will not be able to help with a [[Treasure Trail]] until the quest is completed.
   
 
==Tasks==
 
==Tasks==

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Dionysius, also known as the Wise Old Man is a legendary and very powerful Saradominist wizard and former adventurer, currently residing in Draynor Village. Under his judicious alias, Dionysius, he is infamous for the Draynor Bank Robbery. He wears light brown robes, a regular blue cape, partyhat & specs, and wields a short staff.

When asked, he will tell you about all the adventures he had throughout Gielinor. He can also look into your bank to remove any junk, or unneeded free to play quest items. Lastly, he can also assign various tasks on member worlds and give small rewards in return if the player asks him, "Is there anything I can do for you?"

During the 2014 April Fools event, players could utilise the Sailing skill and visit an eastern island that may be inhabited by the Wise Old Man. He could be seen wearing beachwear instead of his usual robes.

He also attended the 2018 Birthday event, where he could be seen with several other iconic Old School RuneScape NPCs.

Players can purchase the Quest point cape and the Quest point hood from him for 99,000 coins, once they have completed all quests in the game, which is a total of 266 Quest points. A reason why he sells the Skillcape can reflect on how the flashbacks of his adventures that he shows to the player are very similar to cutscenes that the player has encountered before, but with the quest's respective NPCs.

History

Early History

In his youth, Dionysius (then called the Wise Young Man) was a hero who roamed RuneScape to help those in need. One of these heroic feats was assisting the Keldagrim Black Guard in driving out a group of rouge ice trolls led by Mother who attempted to storm the city. Mother's group would eventually settle in Weiss, vowing revenge on their sworn enemy.

Some of his travels in his youth included the Kalphite Lair, where he fought the Kalphite Queen, Sophanem, where he vaporized a Drunken Dwarf with Saradomin Strike, battling Dad in the arena, killing an ogre shaman and battling The Shaikahan.

Getting Older

As he grew older, Dionysius began to feel bitter that he had not been "adequately" rewarded. By this time, he had taken residence in a small house in Draynor Village.

His most notorious act was the robbing of the local bank, killing several people in the process. One can watch the robbery's recording by speaking to the guard outside the bank - free for the first view, and a fee of 50 coins afterwards. One of these unfortunate victims, an NPC named Elfinlocks, dropped a blue partyhat, which the Wise Old Man claimed for himself due to its rarity and visual appeal.

He plays a small role in freeing Sir Amik Varze from the Culinaromancer, where he provides the player with a Book on chickens to help them locate the Evil Chicken.

The Ring of Charos

The adventurer, tasked by Ellamaria to grow a garden for her husband, was unsure of where to start as she demanded that the seeds be gathered through persuasion. They visited Dionysius, who was surprised that she had sent them on an errand and gave them a short story about her past. Upon learning that they possessed Charos' ring, he told them about Charos' powers. He agreed to reactivate the ring, but only if they could prove that they had a knack for diplomacy. Once the adventurer passed his test, he enchanted the ring and sent them off.

Swan Song

Wise Old Man weakened

The Wise Old Man hit by a powerful water spell.

Herman Caranos would encounter an adventurer, who helped them repel a sea troll raid just as they were conversing. Unsure that they could handle the threat alone, he tasked them with bringing Dionysius to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony. The adventurer visited Dionysius and he was surprised that people still remembered his good deeds, deciding that it would be his final adventure. Upon arriving and repelling the trolls, Dionysius tasked the adventurer with finding an army after the colony's leader, Arnold Lydspor, sent most of the colonists away for their own safety. He told them to seek out Wizard Frumscone and to use his zombies, but Frumscone was unable to fulfill the request because everyone would keep asking him for zombies if he helped them.

Frumscone told the adventurer to look for Malignius Mortifer, who made them the army that the Colony needed. With the army ready, Dionysius and the adventurer battled the sea trolls. A Sea Troll General soon appeared, who Dionysius disposed of easily. However, a Sea Troll Queen then attacked him, dealing 255 damage but did not lower his health in the slightest. Despite the "weak" hit, Dionysius claimed to be too wounded and the adventurer was forced to battle the Sea Troll Queen alone, eventually killing it. He teleports back to his house afterwards, with the adventurer disappointed that they did not get his partyhat.

Saving the World

Dragon Slayer II - Wise Old Man and Brundt

Dionysius and Brundt fighting a red dragon.

Dionysius would later be recruited by Aeonisig Raispher after learning of a new draconic threat by the Dragonkin Zorgoth and his creation Galvek. Dionysius would participate in the battle, fighting alongside Brundt the Chieftain against a red dragon, which the adventurer assisted in killing.

Along with the other heros, Dionysius would assist the adventurer in taking out a mithril, adamant and rune dragon. He and the others would later protect them from two brutal black dragons. When the adventurer slew Galvek, he congratulated them for their heroic feat.

A Strange Quest

Making Friends with My Arm - My Arm's deceit

The Wise Old Man pretending to be dead.

Dionysius makes a small appearance in Making Friends with My Arm, where Odd Mushroom tells the adventurer why the trolls of Weiss hate him. The adventurer recruits him to create a ploy to trick Mother into allowing My Arm to marry Snowflake. He initially declines as he is not a family mediator, but accepts when the adventurer reminds him that they owe him one for saving him from the Sea Troll Queen. He tells them to create a coffin and a Reduced cadava potion, which he drinks and is soon placed in the coffin.

My Arm presents him to Mother, who is suspicious because the two lack battle wounds. The ploy fails when Dionysius starts snoring, then passes gas, enraging Mother and sends him, the adventurer, My Arm, Snowflake and Odd Mushroom into jail. Odd Mushroom dies from his wounds. Dionysius assists the adventurer against Don't Know What and Mother, partying with them after Mother is killed by the adventurer.

Treasure Trails

Wise Old Man is the solution to the hard anagram clue: Slide Woman. His challenge answer is 28.

Note that if the Swan Song quest is in progress, the Wise Old Man will not be able to help with a Treasure Trail until the quest is completed.

Tasks

The Wise Old Man can assign various tasks on member worlds and give small rewards in return. The tasks assigned fall into three categories.

Note: These tasks can only be offered BEFORE you become eligible to a receive a Quest cape.

Items

The most common tasks are to fetch between 3 and 15 of one of the following items (this list may not be exhaustive). They can be brought in more than one load. The Wise Old Man will not accept bank notes, asking what use they would be to him.

Letter delivery

Some tasks require the player to deliver a letter to one of the following NPCs. In these cases the recipient will reward the player, rather than the Wise Old Man. The player can read the letter before delivering it.

The thing under the bed

Finally, the Wise Old Man will occasionally ask the player to investigate the thing under his bed; the player must then defeat it in combat.

Rewards

Upon completing an item or delivery task, the player will receive a random reward from the following list:

Upon completing the task of fighting the thing under the bed, the player will receive Hitpoints experience.

Trivia

  • The Wise Old Man contacts the player upon purchasing a max cape, congratulating them on their achievement.
  • If you choose the option "three gods?" after you complete Curse of the Empty Lord and Desert Treasure, the Old Man will get angry with you.
  • He asks for "arrowheads", rather than the synonymous arrowtips, which is what they are called in RuneScape.
  • He refers to bronze swords as "bronze shortswords". This is what they were called before an update and also in RuneScape Classic.
  • It was commonly believed that a blue partyhat would be the final reward from the seemingly never-ending tasks, as the tasks got longer.
  • As stated above, the Wise Old Man will not accept bank notes, asking what use they would be to him. This is likely connected to the security footage, in which the Wise Old Man breaks into the Draynor Bank.
  • He gives runes as a reward, despite claiming to be low on runes.


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