God letters was a website feature that allowed players to write in to Jagex with questions addessed to the RuneScape Gods: Saradomin, Zamorak, and Guthix. Jagex published the best letters as a recurring newsletter along with a reply as one of the gods. As players were not informed which god would reply that time around, players would often address their letters to a specific god only to have another one answer it.
|“||These might be suggestions for Runescape - although the gods do tend to be quite touchy about the evolutionary process. You might like to send questions relating to the history of the game, or queries about the many characters and races that inhabit Runescape. The best letters will be published in the email newsletter. Please note that despite their omnipotence, the gods of Runescape do not concern themselves with customer support.||”|
|— God letters:Issue 1 - Saradomin Speaks|
This series had been a staple point in the game's developing lore, and was some of Jagex's first recognizable attempts to further detail the world of Gielinor. Players had known to look forward to these letters and the occasional accompanying images and concept art over the years. The extra details and curiosities had made RuneScape even more vibrant and full of mystery. Saradomin had written the first letter, and established himself as the de facto force of "Good" in this new game world.
The series began on 24 September 2002 and concluded on 9 December 2004, months after RuneScape 2 was released. The following September, a new website feature called Postbag from the Hedge was created to allow players to write to any character related to RuneScape. Similar features were added over the years to help expand the game's lore, and were collectively part of the Library of Varrock. This collection was moved to another part of the RuneScape website around 20112012, but was ultimately removed on 12 August 2016 with no replacement.
The following god letters are presented verbatim, but with no official source available to verify accuracy and completeness.
* Released after the launch of RuneScape 2.