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Rune Mysteries was a quest that underwent a rework. It was replaced by Rune Mysteries and Rune Memories. This article is kept for historical purposes.
Rune Mysteries (#51)
Rune Mysteries
Release date 1 December 2003 (Update)
Members only? No
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty Novice
Official length Short
Quest series None
Developer(s) James B
Age Fifth Age
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Rune Mysteries is mostly important for unlocking the ability to mine essence for the Runecrafting skill. With proper teleportation methods, this quest is very easy and short, but for many new non-members without teleports, this quest can be very "annoying", seeing that you run back and forth a lot.

Official descriptionEdit

Recent research at the Wizards' Tower has found a way to create runes for the first time in centuries.

Assist the head wizard, Sedridor, in his research and he may teach you these secrets too...

Walkthrough Edit

Start point Quest map icon
Rune Mysteries (historical) icon
Lumbridge Castle. Go to the 1st floor[help] and talk to Duke Horacio.
Member requirement F2P icon
Official difficulty Novice Novice
Length Short (5 - 20 mins, Depending on your choice of teleportation)
Requirements None, but Teleport to Varrock spells would make the journey considerably faster
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None
Enemies to defeat None

Horacio's TalismanEdit

Duke Horacio chathead

To start this quest, talk to Duke Horacio, who is on the first floor of Lumbridge Castle, and ask him for a quest. He will give you a strange talisman, and asks you to take it to the head wizard of the Wizards' Tower for identification. Exit the castle, and go to the Wizards' Tower, which is south-west of the Castle and south of Draynor Village, and go meet the head wizard.

Head WizardEdit

Look for the wizard Sedridor in the basement and then talk to him. He will confirm to be the head wizard and take the talisman given by Duke Horacio before giving you a research package, which you have to deliver to rune expert Aubury in Varrock. Aubury lives south of Varrock's east bank where he has his own Magic shop map icon Rune Shop.

Passionate About RunesEdit

Getting There: From the Wizards' Tower, you can use the Varrock Teleport to greatly shorten the trip, as it is a long walk from the Tower to Varrock. Alternatively, you can use the Lumbridge Teleport, then use a canoe to Varrock, (if you have a level 12 woodcutting) or the Varrock Lodestone.

Go to Aubury's Rune Shop and talk to Aubury. He'll want you to deliver some notes back to Wizard Sedridor and also ask you if you would like to be teleported directly to the Wizard's Tower. This teleport will bring you outside the Wizard's Tower. (He sometimes will not ask)

Runecrafting...Edit

After giving the notes to Wizard Sedridor, he will give you an air talisman and he'll explain the Runecrafting-icon Runecrafting skill. Congratulations, quest complete!

Rewards Edit

Rune Mysteries reward (historical)

Music Edit

Required for completingEdit

TranscriptEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It's possible to train Runecrafting without actually completing this quest, but you can't mine Rune Essence. This is easier because of the introduction of the Grand Exchange, because you can trade rune essence or pure essence without having to have completed the quest. Methods of training include Runespan, Runecrafting during Dungeoneering or buying essence and then runecrafting at altars.
  • After completing the quest, if you talk to Juna, your character will say "...So, I brought Aubury's notes to Sedridor the Head Wizard and, from then on, I was able to mine rune essence."
  • Before an update, players used the drop trick to gain multiple Air talisman to make considerable amounts of money. It's now a strange talisman.
  • This was the first quest released in RuneScape 2.

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