So, there is a canonical Runescape AU that comes to light in the quest Dimension of Disaster, and while the scope of Dimension of Disaster
is limited to the city of Varrock, there are some things that can be inferred about the rest of the world, especially given that the quest is a It's a Wonderful Life
like story in that [player character]
never went adventuring and some odd things about New Varrock.
Without [player character]
's intervention, the Fairy Queen would have died from her wounds after an assassination attempt by the Fairy Mafia, leaving the Fairy Godfather in charge of the Zanaris fairies and a major multiversal nexus. Even without [player character]
's intervention however, a resistance movement sprung up, lead by the Tooth Fairy General. Who looks a lot like Fixit and shares her fashion sense, too, suspiciously. I've headcanonned them as sisters so far. Anyhow, with the General's military expertise and Fixit's technical expertise, the Mafia's rule would have been short-lived, even with the Godfather pulling in resources and muscle from other universes.
So, why is Fixit empress instead of the general? I dunno, narrative convenience? Fixit's tendency to let convenient accidents
happen? Why is there a fairy empire at all? Well, in Dimension of Disaster
, teleportation is severely restricted via magical methods in New Varrock and the villain in control of New Varrock has not been able to expand his control beyond the city. The dude is a megalomaniac and I doubt he would stop with one city. The teleportation restriction, I suspect, is to keep an adversarial force which is very skilled at teleportation.
What's to stop a military force capable of growing a fighting an army from a bunch of teeth and teleporting supplies and commands across continents over secure channels? Maybe New Varrock was under siege.
The inspiration for this specific aspect of the Dimension of Disaster
AU was a thread between Fixit and
the FoolAlec Troven messing with multiverses and AUs
. Fairy Fixit hasn't gotten much chance to show it, but she is morally gray. Empress Fixit takes moral grayness to the extreme, actively serving as a counterbalance to the evil (or good) in the world and allowing chaos and rebellion to thrive in her otherwise orderly continent spanning empire. What she does is for the protection of Zanaris,though. Also, she is not as anti-religion/anti-god as I usually play her.
Appearance-wise, she has six pairs of wings instead of her usual two. She'll likely be accompanied by two dagannoth/daggermouth toothbeasts everywhere she goes (toothbeasts being creatures conmposed solely of teeth and fungus magicked together and dagannoths/daggermouths seem to be a hybrid between a bit taller than man-sized godzilla and a shark, generally described as horrors from the deep)