The Edicts of Guthix are a series of decrees set by Guthix Itself after the God Wars in the Third Age. They were made so that there may never be another war between the gods, and upon their institution, the gods fighting were banished from the land. Because they are extremely powerful, or perhaps because Guthix is extremely powerful, mortals dare not violate them, as the results of doing so would prove to be fatal.
Up until Wintumber of 169, the Edicts of Guthix were spoken of, but no one dared to go against them lest something were to happen. Guthix apparently never told anyone that It would destroy and remake Gielinor should Its edicts be violated, so the mortals lived in fear.
There were some who were willing, however, such as Adlac Simivance II; though it was apparently his thirst for power that blinded his true intentions, though some like Roald Remanis III strongly disagreed.
There are several known Edicts of which are spoken in the novels. One notable one, around which the second novel was centred, was the Edict of beginning a war between Misthalin and Morytania. Throughout the first half of the book, it was believed that starting a war with Morytania was actually following the Edicts, though, despite knowing this, King Roald strongly disagreed with this and wished not to start one with them. Nevertheless, King Simivance led the Varrock Guard into battle, and soon afterward, Guthix arrived to remake Gielinor.
While in Morytania, Guthix revealed that it was actually violating Its edicts to fight Morytania, and that not doing so was following them. Because of this, Guthix was forced to remake Gielinor into the hollow, empty plane it was when It orginally founded it.
Another Edicts, which Zamorak realises in the final book, is the requirement for balance upon a realm. Although he does not entirely believe it, he decides on not converting everyone into his Zamorakianism, and keeping some areas strictly Saradominist, so as to keep balance. This rule was pointed out by Armillis Knight, Aidan Knight's father, towards the end of the second book, and that was the reason why Zamorak could take over the world and not violate the Edicts.
- Through the Eyes of Guthix (First appearance)
- Aidan Knight: The Wrath of Zamorak (Unconfirmed title) (Subject to return)