This is the problem with runebooks: Grief Goons owns most of Calfardar, suffice to say, the entire Northwest, Southwest, and Southeast is there territory, with the northeast belonging to Simiran Dwellers and Izkand. That is their area of influence, and they have access to a portal network that allows them to exert their control. While farming gargantuas which falls under their area of influence, they get attacked by 2 people who are bound nowhere even near the island. Instead they can easily port anywhere onto cairn, and start farming away. When the horn was blown that there was people out in their area of influence, by the time they reached the area, the targets had recalled out, which is fine, however, due to the ability of the runebook, there is literally 0 telling where they could have recalled to. Typically without runebooks they would have been bound to a holding on cairn, simiran, or perhaps they just used a rune to get to cairn to farm? Unlikely. Before runes were typically used change bind locations, and relocate, due to cost/rarity. The point is, with the ability of the runebook, any player, from anywhere, can encroach on other peoples territory, without even an inkling of worry of repercussion, without any need to have access to a nearby bank, and without any direction for a defending clan to take in terms of fending off their would be attackers. The entire dynamic of the game is set off balance due to this... No cities are sought for mobs spawns, you can direct port to them, and recall to a bank. No cities are south for access to areas of the map with POI, sea tower, village clusters, because of the billboard and runebooks. The way I see it, runebooks cannot persist to be so overpowered if the game wishes to reach a capacity capable of sustaining clan warfare. Whenever you use a runebook, it should be for the purpose of RELOCATING to farm, not to go directly to your farming spot. Portal Chambers are back, population is picking up, if there was ever a time to introduce a cooldown on runebooks, now would be that time.