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For the boneguard in the current version of the quest, see Akthanakos.
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Boneguard was removed after an update.
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Boneguard (monster)
Release date 23 January 2006 (Update)
Also known as Freed Spirit
Race Skeleton
Members only Yes
Quest NPC Enakhra's Lament
Location Enakhra's Temple
Sells items No
Gender Unknown
Examine A spirit is trapped within it.

The Boneguard was an enemy encountered during the Enakhra's Lament. It was an enchanted creature, bound to guard Enakhra's Temple against its will. It attacked the player with melee, and the Crumble Undead spell had to be cast on it to defeat it, after which it would turn into a Freed Spirit and thank the player. Players could then climb over its bones.

As the spell was removed with the Evolution of Combat, the Boneguard no longer makes an appearance, but the Pile of bones it left behind is still present.

Another Boneguard appears later in the quest, which is revealed to be Akthanakos. Like the other boneguard, he was altered with the release of the Evolution of Combat. Previously, players had to use protect from melee to block his attack before he would converse with players.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones5AlwaysNot sold
Boneguard attack

Akthankos' Boneguard form attacking a player before the Evolution of Combat.

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