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Start pointQuest map icon
Defender of Varrock icon
Captain Rovin, in the north-west tower of Varrock Palace.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyExperienced Experienced
LengthMedium to Long (~47 minutes)
Quest Quests:
  • 51 Hunter Hunter (cannot be boosted)
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat


  • Dismiss any followers now.
  • Talk to Captain Rovin in Varrock Palace, northwest tower top floor. (Chat 11)
  • Enter the graveyard then talk to Hartwin.
  • Follow the footprints near the graveyard entrance, searching bushes, trees, stumps, mushrooms, and bones.
  • The trail eventually leads to Simon near the Chaos Temple.
  • Run south to the trapdoor, unlock it and climb down.

Undead armyEdit

  • Run north and look over the balcony.
  • Run west and take 3 bottles.
  • Kill 3 Armoured zombies, using your bottles on red mist to fill them.
  • Proceed deeper into the cave through the door.
  • Run north and refill your bottles.
  • Go through the next door and peer over another balcony.
  • Return to Captain Rovin.
  • South of Port sarim, ask Thurgo about Shield of Arrav. He gives you a scrap of paper.
  • If you don't have a blurite ore, now is the opportune time to mine one.
  • Climb Ice Mountain, west of Edgeville.
  • Dig with your spade 2 steps east of the White tree.
  • Excavate the churned-up snow then enter the hole.
  • Talk to Ramarno. (Chat 4)
  • Use blurite ore on the forge.
  • Talk to Ramarno for a cutscene.

Zombie invasionEdit

  • Return to Captain Rovin, ignoring the zombies. He gives you a restored shield.
  • Talk to Reldo in the library downstairs about invading zombies.
  • Read the Varrock Census on the lectern.
  • Search the scrolls on the floor a few steps south.
  • Read the list of elders scroll.

Shield of ArravEdit


Defender of Varrock reward
Music unlocked

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