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This article is about the player-owned port item. For the quest reward, see Ancient bones (The Restless Ghost).
Ancient bones

Ancient bones are used in the creation of scrimshaws at a Scrimshaw Crafter, as well as Death Lotus darts and their off-hand counterparts at the workbench. It is a reward from completing the Biologist and Missionary storylines, as well as a reward from their specific voyages, and some standard voyages.

If one wishes to 'farm' Ancient bones, it is recommended to build one/two Biologist and one/two Missionary statues, and use their standalone voyages. There is no joint voyage for Ancient bones, unlike other trade goods.

Fletching a scrimshaw requires 10 Ancient bones per scrimshaw created. Fletching a set of 25 lotus darts requires 1 set of ancient bones and 25 ascension shards. The maximum amount of Ancient bones a player can store at one time is 250. Any successful voyages after this will not increase the total.

Players may also buy individual units in the form of ports bone packs from Boni on Waiko after the miniquest Impressing the Locals. These cost 10 taijitu and 5,000 chimes each, but are the variant outside of Player-Owned Ports.

Superior scrimshawsEdit

Superior scrimshaws are untradable, and last 4 hours.

Item Level to make
Superior log-splitting scrimshaw Superior log-splitting scrimshaw 85 Fletching-icon
Superior rock-crushing scrimshaw Superior rock-crushing scrimshaw
Whopper-baiting scrimshaw Superior whopper-baiting scrimshaw
Superior gem-finding scrimshaw Superior gem-finding scrimshaw 90 Fletching-icon
Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw
Casket-salvaging scrimshaw Superior casket-salvaging scrimshaw
Superior scrimshaw of cruelty Superior scrimshaw of cruelty 92 Fletching-icon
Superior scrimshaw of the elements Superior scrimshaw of the elements
Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism
Superior scrimshaw of magic Superior scrimshaw of magic 95 Fletching-icon
Superior scrimshaw of ranging Superior scrimshaw of ranging
Superior scrimshaw of attack Superior scrimshaw of attack


Regular scrimshaws are tradable at the prices below, and last 3 hours. Based on the GE prices of the regular Scrimshaws, an approximate value for Ancient bones can be calculated as follows:

Item GE price GP per Ancient bone Level
Log-splitting scrimshaw Log-splitting scrimshaw 572,695 57,270 85 Fletching-icon
Rock-crushing scrimshaw Rock-crushing scrimshaw 1,219,909 121,991
Whopper-baiting scrimshaw Whopper-baiting scrimshaw 1,237,427 123,743
Gem-finding scrimshaw Gem-finding scrimshaw 1,044,259 104,426 90 Fletching-icon
Tree-shaking scrimshaw Tree-shaking scrimshaw 1,081,136 108,114
Casket-salvaging scrimshaw Casket-salvaging scrimshaw 948,970 94,897
Scrimshaw of cruelty Scrimshaw of cruelty 2,034,804 203,480 92 Fletching-icon
Scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements 2,044,784 204,478
Scrimshaw of vampyrism Scrimshaw of vampyrism 2,004,576 200,458
Scrimshaw of magic Scrimshaw of magic 1,960,328 196,033 95 Fletching-icon
Scrimshaw of ranging Scrimshaw of ranging 1,994,267 199,427
Scrimshaw of attack Scrimshaw of attack 1,551,919 155,192

Thrown weaponsEdit

Note: The opportunity cost of these is far greater than their GE cost. Value the ancient bone at a tenth of the most valuable scrimshaw you can create.

Item Resources needed Grand Exchange cost Level
Death Lotus dart Death Lotus dart25 1 Ancient bones 25 Ascension shard 10,725 92 Fletching-icon
Off-hand Death Lotus dart Off-hand Death Lotus dart25 1 Ancient bones 25 Ascension shard 10,725

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