It is said that Rune Stones were made by the ancients, who captured the magical energy emanating from Gallowmere and trapped it within the stones. Runes are used to unlock doorways and gates that have a lock in the style of a begging hand. These hands will only accept Rune Stones of the same colour as themselves.
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Before the introduction of an inventory system into the game, the runes were displayed in a Rune Stone Menu which would appear after collecting a rune or approaching a rune-locked door.