Monastery of Ascension

Introduction

Below Feldip Hills can be found the Monastery of Ascension; home to the Order of Ascension. On the surface, Ocellus Virius guards the entrance which has the appearance of a small chapel. People local to this area have been reported to be going missing and Ocellus claims that the Order are responsible. Ocellus is insistent that the Order's work needs to be stopped or disrupted, and is therefore paying players* handsomely if they conspire with him.

*Ocellus will craft the level 90 Ancient weapons: Ascension crossbow & Off-hand ascension crossbow, provided that the materials are presented before him.

Location

The Monastery of Ascension can be found in Feldip Hills, north-west of Oo'glog and north-east of Mobilising Armies. To get there, players can use several methods, however they are likely to find the ones listed below most convenient:

  • Teleport to Mobilising Armies using a Ring of Dueling or the Spirit Tree Network. From there, walk north-east until you reach the chapel.
  • Using the Lodestone Network, teleport to Oo'glog which will take you outside of the north wall. From there, walk north-west until you reach the chapel.
A map of the entrance (surface).

Ocellus Virius

Ocellus Virius is the only known creature to be a part of the Virii race: a race of demons with unknown origin; likely to have originated from the Infernal Dimensions. He is also a Guardian of Guthix, however despite this fact he has consistently made independent decisions that Guthix wouldn't necessarily approve of in the past. At the end of the Third-age when Guthix went back into his slumber, Ocellus created the Order of Ascension in attempt to create beings who do not worship. His experiment did not work and failed several times in the past, which lead to him creating the Legiones whose task is to enforce his will onto the beings.

After Guthix's death marking the start of the 6th age, the Order began to kidnap humans who lived locally to the area. With no god to worship, the Order decided that they would try and create a new Guthix out of man. Ocellus assessed that this concept was flawed; the being would have great power but no wisdom. Since then he has guarded the entrance to the Monastery to prevent the order from further kidnapping, which could lead to an abomination.

Ocellus is also known for his ability to craft the Ancient weaponry, the Ascension crossbows. To create this players are required to present the appropriate materials to him -see Rewards.

Legiones & Other Inhabitance

The Legiones are a group of six Ascension creatures, mentally-united, that are the ruling class of the Monastery. They have been created by Ocellus in order to enforce his will onto the Order of Ascension. They are very powerful boss-class monsters and each drop individual well sought-after Signets, used to create the Ascension crossbows. They are located in their relative laboratories placed around the Monastery. To access the Legiones, players will need to acquire their respective keystone which can be obtained through ascension creature drops. A Slayer level of 95 (can be boosted) is required to unlock the doors. The map below shows the location of the Legiones and Ascension creatures:


Legio Primus

Legio Secundus

Legio Tertius

Legio Quartus

Legio Quintus

Legio Sextus

Rorarii

Gladii

Capsarii

Scutarii

Legiones

Each Legio has an individual special ability that is fatal to the player if they haven't considered a fighting strategy beforehand. The table below displays the appearance of each Legio and their ability:

Name Ability Name Ability

Legio Primus
As his health decreases, his damage output increases.
Legio Secundus
When his health drops below 75%, 50% and 25%, his rate of using his Magical energy attack will increase. When he hits below 25% health, he will only use this attack.

Legio Tertius
He will summon the ascended to aid him during the fight. He will summon 3 Rorarius, 1 Gladius & 1 Capsarius in that order.
Legio Quartus
He will teleport players in the room to him.

Legio Quintus
He will spawn lines of ascension around the room which, when touched, will cause heavy damage to the player.
Legio Sextus
His Magical energy attack is larger and lasts longer than the other legiones.

The Ascended

In the Order of Ascension there are four types of race that make the Order: Rorarii, Gladii, Capsarii & Scutarii. Similarly to the Legiones, the Ascended have unique fighting algorithms which should be considered when in combat. The table below displays the appearance of each creature and their ability:

Name Ability Name Ability

Rorarii
This creature will send off an alert to all nearby Rorarii within a 5x5 radius when hit. All of the alerted Rorarii will then attack the player in a pack.
Gladii
This creature will charge towards the player and stun them throughout the fight.

Capsarii
If this creature is nearby whilst another member of the Order of Ascension is being attacked, it will heal the member and give it a defence buff.
Scutarii
If attacked from the front of this creature, it will protect itself with its shielded arms reducing all damage to roughly 10% potential.

Rewards

Ascension Crossbows

If you have fought the Legiones you may have received a rare item called Ascension Signet (I-VI). One of each type can be used to make the Ascension crossbow and it's off-hand variant. You are required to take 100 Ascension shards, a Dragon crossbow (or its off-hand variant) to Ocellus who will craft the crossbow(s) for you.

Order Journal Pages

Journal pages are found hidden in the monastery or are dropped by the Ascended. There are 22 in total to collect and you will automatically be given a book titled History of The Order when collecting them. They contain and describe the Monastery of Ascension's history.

Ascension Grips

Ascension grips are level 90 ranged gloves of the power class, they require level 90 defence to wield. These gloves are only dropped by the ascended whilst on a slayer task to kill them.



Guide Made by: Jack
Corrections submitted by: Sytze