"Abbey" redirects here. For the music track, see The Abbey.
Abbey of Elspeth

The worn exterior of the Abbey

Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede map

A map of the Abbey

The Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede is a large abbey in the desert where the followers of Saint Elspeth live. The organisation and abbey were founded in 99 or 100 of the Fifth Age.[1] It is located east of Al Kharid, past the desert strykewyrms. It is the location where St. Elspeth's remains were found. A Saradominist abbey was founded there in her memory,[1] and the Sisters of Saint Elspeth devote their time to music and prayer within its walls. The abbey has sand-blasted walls, and a gate to keep out the desert strykewyrms, which are found immediately to the west, as well as bandits.

The abbey plays a large part in the quest One Piercing Note, where a murder takes place within its walls and, not long after, a secular troubadour sets up outside the abbey.

In the basement, accessed through the room to the north of the altar, players can retrieve the Holy Cithara and the Citharede robes. Illuminated god books are created within the abbey.



Members of the orderEdit




  • There is a cave south of the abbey. When examined it says, "Deep scratches have been made on the lip of this cave." It is where the Eagles lie, but it could also be where Sister Anna hid when she broke out through the window of her cell.
  • The portcullis examine text reads, "The abbey is built much like a fortress."


Concept artEdit


  1. ^ a b Sister Cecilia, "One Piercing Note", RuneScape. "Her remains lay unburied until the present age. Then, seventy years ago, a group of holy women found them and built this abbey in her memory."