Moia is half Mahjarrat and half human, being the daughter of the Lucien and an unknown powerful human sorceress. She never knew her mother, who she died centuries ago, believed to have been in the fourth age. She does have some of the powers of the Mahjarrat possess, but cannot use them as a full-blooded Mahjarrat can. Her lifespan is much longer than a humans, but is not as long as a Mahjarrats and she seems incapable of rejuvenation through the Ritual of Rejuvenation, whereby one Mahjarrat is sacrificed every 500 years, releasing his or her power which is then absorbed by the other Mahjarrat, thus extending their lives and filling up their immense power reserves. We later find out that the Mahjarrat were tricked by Seren into performing this ritual to enable the Elder God, Mah, to also be able to siphon off some of this power and thus keep her alive.
However, this by no means Moia is to be underestimated. She is a master in combat and can teleport short distances to attack her opponents with her powerful magic attacks. One of her most dangerous abilities enables her to infiltrate someone else’s mind and steal their memories, leaving them with no idea about who they are or what they once knew, while she absorbs all the knowledge they once had.
As the daughter of Lucien, she served under him as a spy and an assassin and served him loyally for many years, trying in vain to win his approval, however she was never successful in this and he viewed her as a worthless mongrel, too weak to be of any real consequence and was constantly threatening her with death. Lucien has been quoted as referring to her as a failed experiment, due to her lack of full Mahjarrat powers and he treated her more as a servant than as a daughter, seeing her as weak and pathetic, due to her human blood. During the hunt for Bilrach, Lucien said to Moia, “Never forget you are here only because of your link to me, child. I would see you waste your extended lifespan digging ditches for all the time I wasted in creating you. Your life is mine to waste.” He developed a special communication device to allow her to report to him during her missions, and while she continued to serve him loyally and try and win him over, Moia began to develop a deep hatred toward her father.
It was Moia who discovered that someone had attempted to move the Ritual Marker after the 17th Ritual of Rejuvenation during the Fourth Age. She summoned Lucien and another Mahjarrat, his cousin Zemouregal, to show them. While Lucien initially dismissed the idea of anyone trying to move it, stating that it could not be moved, Zemouregal took an interest in the idea. Lucien and Zemouregal listed which Mahjarrat had been missing during the last Ritual and came to the conclusion that it was most likely Bilrach who had attempted the removal of the marker.
Lucien had tasked her with the mission to track down Bilrach, another Mahjarrat, and discover what he knew of the attempt to remove the ritual marker from its site on Ghorrock, as well as returning him to Lucien so that he could be forced to be the sacrifice for the next Ritual. It took her almost 500 years to track Bilrach down, finally coming to the fortress known as Daemonheim.
It was hear she overheard a conversation between a sentry from the castle and a supposed merchant talking about a delivery for Bill. Moia entered the mind of the merchant and discovered he was really a Zamorak priest in disguise, known as Hearthen. It was Hearthen who was transporting pieces of the Freneskae ritual marker to Bilrach. Moia stole his memories and clothes, disguising herself as the merchant and entered the dungeons of Daemonheim; a massive complex of floors leading downwards, which Bilrach and his army had been excavating for centuries in his search for the rift, which he believed would ultimately lead him to Zamorak.
As she continued down through the floors, she was spotted by a Captain of the army, Toma. Moia quickly robbed him of his memories and, as with Hearthen stole his clothes and took his identity. It is here she shows her human side, showing remorse at killing the captain and promising him that she would let his beloved know that his final thoughts had been of her, before dumping his body in a deep chasm.
In the disguise of captain Toma, she descended further into the dungeons, before she met a necrolord called Lord Yudura. She killed him and was disgusted by his memories, but used them to help her pass the other necrolords. Along the way she discovered strange portals, and at one such portal, she managed to harness its power, experiencing a very similar surge to what a Mahjarrat feels during the Ritual of rejuvenation. Eventually she was stopped by a Ramokee guardian, who knew she was an imposter and raised the alarm. As she was so close, she shed her disguise and killed the Ramokee, and entered the lower floors of Daemonheim. She was met with Bilrach’s army and the monsters he had raised, but, using the power of the portals she had harnessed, she defeated them all.
When she finally found him, Bilrach was mumbling over the pieces of the ritual marker. She contacted Lucien and told him she had finally found Bilrach. It was at this point, Bilrach took notice of Moira. He told her of the portal energy he had discovered, which allowed him to skip the Ritual of Rejuvenation and how he had people bringing pieces of another marker from Freneskae to Daemonheim. He convinced her that the portals powers would help her and that she had gained the best assets of both the Mahjarrat and humans. So, instead of stripping his mind and returning him to Lucien, she entered an interdimensional portal known as the Rift at the bottom of Daemonheim with Bilrach, where they met a weakened Zamorak, who had buried himself beneath Daemonheim when Guthix banished the Gods from Gielinor. This was supposedly the long-fabled Floor 61, however, with events moving on and the release of the first World Event after the death of Guthix, this was never released. Moia would never have contact with Lucien again.
Exactly what happened next is relatively unknown. Moia spent two years with Zamorak and learned much from him. Bilrach seems not to have been with them at this point, although the reasons for that are unknown. Zamorak began teaching Moia his philosophy, that true progress could only happen through chaos. While we don’t know the full story of what happened here, Moia wrote a book concerning part of her time with Zamorak. The following is a direct transcript from the book of Zamorak:
Chapter 1-The First Step
My name is Moia, and I was wrong.
I was led to believe that I was worthless; a failure; a mistake. Such were Lucien – my father’s – words, and they were all I knew.
I was a failed experiment, he claimed – the thaumaturgical offspring of Mahjarrat and human. I’m not sure what my father hoped for from my conception, but I was certainly not it.
Ironically, it was on an errand from my father that I awakened – one that he considered worthless enough to give to me. I was tasked with hunting down a missing Mahjarrat deep within the heart of Daemonheim. I battled soldiers, crushed necromancers and uncovered a secret that my father would have killed for. In the heart of the dungeon, I found Bilrach, and we had much to discuss.
I left Daemonheim and walked into a new world, stepping across planes in a single stride. Gielinor melted away around me and I found myself in a world that was both wondrous and alien. It was formed from fire; mutable in state, in countless colours and designs that I lack the words to describe. It was a world of chaos that defied the laws of nature. It was beautiful.
It was at the heart of this world that I first met my lord. He did not command, nor invite. He expected, commanding without a word or gesture, and his presence alone was an instruction that I could not ignore.
He never instructed or taught directly. Following him was difficult, for he crossed the tumultuous terrain with such ease that to keep up exhausted me. He moved through the fire effortlessly, yet it blistered and seared my skin. There were times when I nearly gave up, but I didn’t. I persevered; I endured.
That was the lesson.
I learned that life was not about waiting for salvation, or hiding from responsibility behind the edicts of another. It was about what I could take and what I could hold on to. In those months, I found that I could overcome each obstacle he presented to me, and that realisation was intoxicating. With each obstacle removed from my path, I had become stronger in both body and spirit.
Chapter 3-Strength in Chaos
We left the world of fire, and we crossed to a new world – young and primal. He took me to a valley and he showed me the newly forming village below. It was filled with tiny people, each of them moving about the place like ants. We watched them for days and each day I noted the same people walked the same paths, the same routes, simply growing older as they performed the same tasks.
Wordlessly he turned to me and gestured to the village and as he did so the very ground tore itself asunder. Fire leaped from beneath the rock and consumed villagers and their homes alike. As soon as the fire started, it was gone, left in its wake was destruction without sense, reason or purpose. At least, I thought so at first.
I confess, in my ignorance I was briefly horrified. Despite my upbringing and my Mahjarrat heritage, the humanity in me screamed that this was wrong; an act of senseless cruelty. I was outraged, but he simply smiled and pointed once more to the village.
As I watched, the people began to move out of their standard patterns, breaking free of monotony and routine. They created a line and
Strength in chaos. Finally, I understood.Moia
Chapter 4-The Last Lesson
He showed me countless worlds that all showed the same. Without chaos, life stagnates. People become complacent and do not seek to better themselves. Achievement is defined by overcoming obstacles, and obstacles are only created through chaos and strife; through the unexpected.
I had been so used to thinking of myself as worthless, that I too had grown complacent. I was my father’s servant, and knew not how to be otherwise, but now my lord has shown me. Under Lucien’s rule I did as I was told; as a spy, or an unwilling jester, but never anything more than a pawn. In Daemonheim I found dangers that I had never anticipated, and power that I had been denied. In short, I encountered chaos and it forged me anew. Under Zamorak’s guidance, I was reborn.
My name is Moia, and I was wrong.
I am no servant.
Moia realized what Zamorak’s ideology was all about and began following his teaching, eventually seeing him as her true mentor, as her father never was.
Zamorak saw great potential in Moia, who became one of his most loyal followers, and she eventually became a general in his army. It was Moia who led his troops against the forces of Saradomin during the Battle of Lumbridge World Event two years after entering the Rift with Bilrach.
Zamorak created a dark portal west of Lumbridge, trying to obtain the residual divine energy that appeared after the death of Guthix. The portal grew each day, until it was large enough for Zamorak to pass through it, and he immediately began attempting to gather divine energy seeping from the ground. However, he was attacked from behind by Saradomin, and the resultant beam of energy that each fired caused a huge crater to form and damaged much of Lumbridge. The two Gods set up camps at opposite ends of the crater, and it is here that Moia returns, leading his Zamoraks troops against Saradomin and his Icyene general. Moira oversaw the battle and recruited new troops to gather the energy, now known as divine tears for Zamorak. Our heroes could pledge allegiance to either Zamorak or Saradomin to help them in their cause. If any Saradominist ally entered the Zamorakian camp, Moia would deal swift and rapid damage to them.
It was here that Zamorak was defeated, but Moia was able to teleport him to safety, causing the camps of both armies to be abandoned.
It was some time after the Battle of Lumbridge that Moira sought out an adventurer known throughout the land, that adventurer of being the player. She tells them that Zamorak is in need of assistance and asks the adventurer to help, knowing that they are somehow tied to many events that were taking place. She gives the adventurer a communication device that will allow them to enter Zamoraks hideout, before heading there herself. Once the adventurer arrives at the hideout, Zamorak tells them of his plans to assemble a team of people to help steal the stone of Jas and it is Moia who tells the adventurer who is needed and where to find them. It is Moira’s power that allows the adventurer to enter Zemouregals fortress during the recruitment drive.
While hunting the Stone, Moia uses her power to search the wight’s memories of the doors blocking the path to the Stone of Jas. Once they get the correct combination to unblock the way, Sliske appears and tells Moia he knew of Zamoraks plan. It is here that Zemouregal shows his contempt for the half-breed and calls her useless. However, Sliske says that due to her human heritage, she was the hardest to track of all of the Mahjarrat. Once the fight for the Stone is over, Moia returns to Zamoraks headquarters with the God.
Moia was also Zamoraks representative during the third World Event where the four factions of Armadyl, Saradomin, Zamorak
Moia was also part of
This pretty much ends Moia’s story for now. We do know she wasn’t the least bit unhappy to learn of Lucien’s death at the hands of the dragonkin, saying it is fortunate, but does express regret that she could have been the one who killed him. It’s most likely that Lucien was at the top of Moia’s most despised list, although Zemouregal and Azzandra would also rate high on it.