This article is about the monastery near Edgeville. For the monastery south of East Ardougne, see Ardougne Monastery.
- RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc.
Monastery of Saradomin
|Location||West of Edgeville|
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|Dark Warriors' Fortress|
|Ice Mountain||←||Edgeville Monastery||→||Edgeville|
The Edgeville Monastery is a two-story building north-east of Falador, south of the Black Knights' Fortress and west of Edgeville. A combat bracelet can be used to teleport inside the monastery, and is the fastest method to get there. Five monks wander inside, both in the courtyard and inside the building.
The four monks that spawn around the courtyard are an extremely popular training spot for defence pures due to the monks' high health and low defence, as well as their healing powers; pures could train indefinitely without food. It is recommended for most F2P pures as a safe and effective training method.
The Edgeville Monastery's exact age is unknown, although its history suggests that it pre-dates many human settlements in Asgarnia and Misthalin. According to the novel Betrayal at Falador, the Edgeville Monastery was originally a military camp created by an ancient king who sought to lead a crusade into the Wilderness. The king, however, passed away before he could begin his cleansing of the Wilderness, and the camp he left behind gradually developed into a permanent monastic settlement.
In 164, the Edgeville Monastery was attacked by the Kinshra Lord Sulla, who had recently slain his predecessor and gained control of the organisation. The Battle of the Monastery was the first battle of the War of 164, and it saw the first use of Chaos Dwarf Mortars developed by the Zamorakian extremist Thorbarkin. The Edgeville Monastery's residents suffered heavy casualties in the battle, but the intervention of more well-equipped fighters such as Kara-Meir, Doric, Squire Theodore, Ebenezer, Castimir, and Gar'rth gave much of the order time to escape with Abbot Langely to the then-unincorporated city of Edgeville in Misthalin. The battle left the Monastery heavily damaged, but following the war it was rebuilt.
According to the novel, the Edgeville Monastery contains a library that includes extensive records concerning local history and guests. These records were partially damaged in Sulla's invasion, but most survived. The library itself does not appear in-game.
The ground floor of the Edgeville monastery contains various decorations, benches, fountains and a garden to the north with cabbage and rose bushes. It is also home to several monks, including Abbot Langley, a non-player character who makes sure that only players with a Prayer level of 31 can climb up to the first floor. He can also heal players upon request, as can any of the monks.
This is a very popular place for players for training on, as monks give good combat experience and heal players when they are hurt. Monks heal up to 166 life points each time the player asks, while Abbot Langley heals up to 133.
The monks at the Edgeville Monastery used to heal themselves during combat after they had taken a significant amount of damage. This made the monks on the ground floor a popular training spot for Defence pures, as the latter only has a maximum hit of 1. The monks would then continually heal themselves, making it incredibly hard for a Defence pure to kill a monk. However, this was changed in 2008 so that the monks can no longer heal themselves during combat. This modification does not appear to have ever been publicly mentioned by Jagex. Also, this update appears to have not affected the Monks on the island of Entrana, as they still heal themselves during combat.
There is a Musician just outside the Edgeville Monastery, useful for recharging run energy and as another method for healing life points.
Players need level 31 Prayer to go up to the first floor. The first floor contains various decorations, monks, Brother Jered, an altar, a Kharid scorpion, and the top and bottom pieces of the monk's robes set. However, Brother Jered does not heal players.
Players should not try to pick up the Kharid scorpion, as doing so will deal them 30 life points for each time, damage incapable of being blocked by either Prayer or Magic. The only way to get the scorpion is by using a scorpion cage on it during Scorpion Catcher.
Brother Jered can bless unblessed symbols into holy symbols. He can sell members with 99 Prayer the Prayer cape for 99,000 coins. In addition, he can make Blessed spirit shields if the player brings him a normal Spirit shield and a holy elixir.
Praying at the altar fully recharges a player's prayer points, in addition to giving a +20 bonus over the player's max prayer points. This +20 boost makes it the best altar available to free players, and will work even if you possess full normal Prayer points. However, one should note that this does not, for example, enable a player with Level 50 Prayer to activate Level 52 Prayers, even with membership.
There are barrels filled with wine, multiple beds, stained glass windows, and tables for the monks to place items upon, though these are only for decoration.
There are some quests that involve the Edgeville Monastery:
- The Great Brain Robbery - The Prayer book is found in the bookcase to the east.
- Garden of Tranquillity - Player must take seeds from rosebushes in the garden of the Edgeville Monastery.
- Perils of Ice Mountain - Player must bring letter to Brother Bordiss.
- Scorpion Catcher - The Kharidian scorpion is on the 1st floor of the Edgeville Monastery.
- Ghostly Robes (miniquest)
- When you are at full prayer points and you try to recharge prayer a message will appear: "you boost your prayer points" instead of "you already have full prayer points".
- Taking the monk robes from the table on the first floor is an effective way of making money (although competition for the monk robes are sometimes extremely strong; the respawn time is relatively short, depending on the number of players in that world).
- Brother Jered is often described as the 'leader' of the Edgeville Monastery.
- In the garden north of the Edgeville Monastery, the cabbage in the most southeastern position has a different arrangement. It is not perfectly aligned like the others and its centre is different from the rest.
- Early on in RuneScape 2, the first floor of the Edgeville Monastery was among the locations to which a player could be teleported if they did not respond to particular random events. This led to some non-members who had below 31 Prayer with two higher Prayer points than their maximum due to the effect of the altar located there. This meant, for example, that a level 3 non-member could have "3/1" Prayer (in other words, they would possess 3 prayer points out of a maximum 1 of point). However, teleportation to the first floor is now impossible, rendering non-members below 31 prayer with two extra prayer points highly unusual.
- The guild is known to have the lowest level requirement of all guilds (although attaining 32 Cooking for the Cooking Guild is much cheaper and easier than leveling up to 31 Prayer).
- A Jagex update changed the name of the building from simply 'monastery' to the 'Edgeville Monastery' (this can be seen on the World Map).