A large, imposing castle dwarfs you as you enter the city of Lumbridge. Its huge walls stretch as far as the eye can see, with menacing-looking guards positioned at gates and access areas.
Lumbridge is by-and-large the friendliest, most accommodating city in all of Gielinor. It’s a quiet town, located on the west bank of the River Lum, and will be the first port of call to many players starting their adventure in RuneScape.
And what better place to learn the game’s controls, make new friends and ease yourself into the game proper? All across Lumbridge are areas where you can practice new skills, train in the art of war and more, all thanks to the kind residents who are always on hand to arm you with the knowledge to help you survive the dangers of Gielinor.
Lumbridge is predominantly a rural area, with farms and windmills located north of the village. The people that live here have had to fight hard for every success they’ve ever had for generations – even the grey stone that the walls were originally built still stand, worn and full of character as testament to the residents’ strong willpower.
But the residents are still helpful to outsiders, and will take time from their busy schedules to show you the ropes and help you get to grips with the RuneScape universe. The guards that can be found around the bordering walls aren’t just there for decoration. The guards are there to warn players below a total skill level of 60 that beyond their swords and spears are dangerous lands, where newer players should only wander with extreme caution.
Lumbridge’s weather is always fair, which makes it the ideal place for the farming community set up just north of the castle. There is also a windmill, which supplies most of the surrounding region with flour for bread, cakes and other baked treats!