Whilst they had not eradicated magic, they had succeeded in stealing the majority of the wizards' supplies of rune essence, and some of the tribe came to guard it in the Mountain of Fire deep in the Wilderness, doomed by their oath to protect it to a half-life as lepers, 'The Untainted'.
Seeing that wizards (with the exception of the Moon Clan) still had to trek to the far awar rune essence mines by foot or sea, this spelt problems.
However, the runes that Guthix had provided began to dwindle and became a much sought after commodity.
The art of magic faded with the supply of runes, until it became a very rare art.
In the year 2000, however, humans rediscovered magic when the Rune Essence mine was discovered in the frozen wastes to the north, where the Stone of Jas had once rested.
Some eight years later, in 70, some members of the Wizards' Tower discovered how to solve the teleportation problem by routing teleports through another plane: the Abyss.
This would allow them to create new teleports and thus teleport directly to the Rune Essence mine from anywhere in the world, which would greatly increase rune production.
The runestones were stored in deposits, some of which still exist today.
In the Second Age, the humans continued and expanded the practice of magic.
As King Botolph Remanis of Misthalin declared: it was the Age of Man.
Institutes devoted to its study and practice were erected, most notably the Wizards' Tower, the Mage Training Arena and the Wizards' Guild, a relic from the First Age.
The crusades would last twenty years and see the destruction of the Mage Training Arena and the legendary hall of Camdozaal in addition to the accessible altars, and claim the lives of many wizards and 'barbarians', as the Fremennik were derogatorily called.