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List of items that need their own articlesEdit

Feel free to modify this/cross things out Rollback crownearth(t)

Well, I've made a start on this, but it needs a LOT of work! --Eucarya 12:20, 14 May 2006 (UTC)


This may be just superstition, but I believe that your chances of getting a unique item are greatly increased if you do not log out at all between the time you obtain the clue and completion of it. This may just be the way it's gone for me, so I'm not sure. --Eucarya 10:49, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, I've never noticed a difference, I tend to get things that aren't worth my time pretty much every time I get a scroll, but I have never had anything higher than a level 1 scroll, so I cant say anything, but I'll try and do a few without logging out, and a few where I log out at least once, I dotn know when I'll find time to do so though...Marcus Gord 16:11, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm getting very (very) low drop rates of any unique items. This may just be bad luck, but here's my last clues (since the update)...

  1. 10 salmon, studded chaps
  2. black battleaxe, 5 white firelighters
  3. staff of air, 6 nature runes, black axe
  4. 6 nats, black platelegs, black battleaxe, willow short
  5. 11 nats, 535 coins, addy long, 11 laws
  6. black long, black axe
  7. black long, 6 chaos, black platebody
  8. 36 fires, 7 chaos, studded body
  9. 5 purple firelighters, black dagger
  10. black longsword, 4 purple sweets
  11. black platelegs, 40 mind runes
  12. black full helm, 9 laws, black axe, 10 chaos
  13. black battleaxe, air staff, 46 body runes
  14. black long, 9 chaos
  15. 86 airs, 30 waters, amulet of magic
  16. black platelegs, willow short
  17. 30 body runes, studded body, 36 minds, 43 fires
  18. 4 purple firelighters, staff of air
  19. 36 fires, black axe
  20. 32 fires, black long
  21. 33 waters, steel pick, 5 green firelighters, and black platebody (g)
  22. steel pick, studded chaps, 5 red firelighters, black axe
  23. 10 natures, 32 body runes, amulet of magic, wizard robe (g)
  24. black dagger, 9 salmon, 7 natures
  25. 6 laws, coif, 10 natures
  26. black legs, staff of air
  27. 7 trout, studded chaps
  28. steel pick, black battle, 6 chaos, sleeping cape!
  29. black battleaxe, 7 salmon
  30. 40 body runes, 49 fires
  31. 5 green firelighters, 10 chaos
  32. 9 trout, black axe, black long
  33. black dagger, 7 nats
  34. guthix legs, rune battle, rune pick, magic long, sara full helm
  35. rune platelegs, black chaps, 13 sharks, 28 bloods
  36. sara page 1, 49 nats, 48 laws, rune full helm
  37. studded body, black axe
  38. 16 nats, addy pick, addy legs, addy battleaxe

Bored with level 1s now --Eucarya 17:21, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

I've spent twice as long as it normally takes and still no clue from Guards; nevertheless, I did have one banked, which produced:
  1. 1 addy long, 39 nats, fire battlestaff. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 13:57, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  2. 20 deaths, yew long, green dhide body, Saradomin cloak.
I had a Level 2 clue that I left in the bank for at least 5 months which produced:
  1. 1 Adamant Full Helmet (G), 1 Adamant Dagger, 1 Adamant Longsword, 1 Amulet of Power and 14 Death Runes. Chaoticar 23:22, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
  2. 6 green firelighter,s 17 law runes, 86 air runes, 1 green dragonhide chaps and 10 lobsters.

Composite bowsEdit

They are just one kind, not short comp and long comp. I have a willow comp bow and it doesn't say anything about being long or short. However, it's speed is like the longbow and has better range bonus (willow longbow and willow shortbow are +20, willow comp is +22).

Split this article? Edit

Should we split this article in two whenever im going to edit this it says the article is so big users may have problems editing. --Whiplash 19:52, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Press Ctrl + F and type in what your looking for that will make it easier for you.--Alex 18:43, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Finding things isn't the problem, Alex, it's the fact that certain limitations to some people means they cant see a page larger than exactly 32...somethings, whatever they are. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 19:22, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Don't split it in two; rather, take each subsection, and make each into a subpage. Personally I'd like to see this article merged into clue scroll, but with the guide a series of clue scroll/xxxs. Woodcutting-iconHyenastetalk 19:27, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
32 kilobytes. --Whiplash 19:33, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
The actual problem is that some rather old browsers can't handle a textarea greater than 32k long, which means anyone attempting to edit the entire page with a very old browser might inadvertently wipe the bottom of the page off. Personally, I like having it in a single page, it makes things easy to find. Plus, it's unlikely that anyone wanting to edit the treasure trails guide now, even if they're using an old browser, will only edit part of a section. This guide is almost up to scratch now, and is a great advert for the wiki as a whole, because treasure trails are probably the number one used item from fan sites. --Eucarya Talk 09:04, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

New coordinate added Edit

Clue Short-hand Description
00 degrees 20 minutes south, 23 degrees 15 minutes east00.20 S 23.15 ELumbridge Swamp, south of the Swamp, fairly close to the water, south-west of the small hut.

qb-tim 12:33, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

List of clue scroll dropping monsters Edit

i think this should me merged with treasure trials guide, easier searching, Skull Phamtom21 Skull

Order Edit

someone needs to order all the items in alphabetical order so its easier on the eyes, and easier to find items on it Woodcutter631 23:19, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Use ctrl f or cmd f on macs to find stuff. Mathwhiz90601 22:09, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it does need re-ordering maybe, but with the page being as large as it is, it's difficult to imagine people not searching it, and browsing instead. And how would you organise the co-ordinates, west to east or north to south? --Eucarya Talk 22:27, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
Everything, including coordinates, should be arranged in alphabetical and numeric order. When I read a coordinate, I look at the first digit, then second, third, fourth, and then the letter for the direction. It's confusing when the list counts down for the north and then starts counting up for the south. Other fansites have them in numeric order, so it makes it easier to find missing coordinates. I'll start reordering the coords soon. Chrislee33 06:37, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Finally done, all tables in alpha and numeric order. Chrislee33 08:02, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

co ordinate:Edit

01 degrees 35 mins south 07degrees 28 mins east

The Green Spider island east of Yanille by on 12:25, 23 June 2007

Added... Chrislee33 08:14, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


I just got a steel pickaxe and Guthix page. Lvl 1. Rich Farmbrough, 18:34 15 July 2007 (GMT).

Images? Edit

I was wondering should we add images next to each item to help show the reward without clicking on each page?


Can someone put this clue scroll up for me? i can't edit for some reason. [[File:cluescroll76.png]]

You almost had it, just missed using the symbol | at the beginning. See for more info about tables. Chrislee33 18:56, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Other web guidesEdit

Other sites listed here (on talk pages) as resources:

  • to make this guide more comprehensive
  • to improve quality of our information
  • to check that nothing here has been copied outright from other sites - RuneScape:Copyrights

.Chrislee33 00:19, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

The Breakup Edit

I have a mid-range desktop, and editing this article is killing it. I've split the clues into a separate page because of that. Hopefully this will help readers with older computers. Rollback crownearth(t)

Members? Edit

Is this members only? Viperhawk 12:22, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

yes ChivalryAquilae 20:58, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Furniture Edit

What flat packs can you get? and should we add them to the list instead of just Furniture? Red chinchompaFerrelShadowHunter Emote 03:19, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Uh... Edit

Im not a mem but i would really like to know where treasure trails actually starts.

Re: Uh... Edit

Treasure Trails start from Clue Scrolls, which drop off of many monsters throughout the game. There are three different levels, with the higher level clue scrolls dropping of of higher level, harder monsters. They are random drops, and you may only have one clue scroll at a time.

Move page Edit

Anyone agrees we could better name this article 'Treasure Trails rewards', and Treasure Trails guide just Treasure Trails? Because this article contains nothing more than rewards.-- Miasmic Blitz Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 13:51, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Background Edit

Is anybody else seeing some of these images with a white or grey background against the pinkish background of the table? My monitor here at work is really old, so it has problems displaying transparency sometimes. But it appears that many of these images have been pasted on a white background rather than having transparency added. If this is not the case, then disregard this. I will check when I get home on a more modern and much better monitor. KarlisA.pngKarlisB.pngKarlisC.png 18:21, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Not just you. I'm at work too, but I have a kickass monitor, and a few of the images aren't transparencied. Level 1 rewards: Studded body (t), Studded body (g), Studded chaps (g), Black Kite (h5) Level 2 rewards: Adamant kite (h2) Level 3 rewards: Rune helm (h1), Rune helm (h2), Rune helm (h4), Rune helm (h5) --nekobawt 18:48, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
If you would be so kind, could you tag them with {{transparent}} so I may add transparency when I get home. I'm afraid my computer is going a bit slow right now. Many thanks! KarlisA.pngKarlisB.pngKarlisC.png 18:54, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Locker clues different? Edit

I recently (well, a bit ago) finished Rocking Out, and as you might imagine, nicked a few items from the lockers on the way out. One item I got was a clue scroll, that lead to the clock tower. Now, normally, treasure trails are 2-5 clues in length, right? Well this one was a single clue, that gave an addy (t) plate o_O Maybe locker clues are shorter? --Jimfromtx 09:06, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I had the same thing. This one? --Sir Speshkitty 18:10, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Circumstances under which you will not receive a(nother) clue. Edit

I killed 190 Hellhounds (which would usually yield 3 or so clues); however i got none. i had none in my inv or bank, however when i checked my miscelania resources there was one there (from fishing).

This leads me to believe that you cannot receive another clue while there is one undelivered at miscelania.

Actually, you can still receive one as a drop. You were just really unlucky. Miscellania doesn't actually calculate your resources until you check it, so the clue wasn't really "sitting" in Miscellania. Also, because I just did a clue, and then check Misc. and had one in there.--Armadyl helmetLong Live ArmadylArmadyl helmet 15:45, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

New item! Edit

Yo, people! I just got 33 teak plaks form a level 2 scroll... hidden update? Signature/Grynt

Nope, a lot of Construction items became available through clues a long time ago. Quest map iconBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary 15:48, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Profit Edit

In the long run, what's more profitable? Level 2's or level 3's? I know you can get Third Age from the level 3's, but the level twos can get you Ranger Boots (11m). Help is appreciated :D Mythomagic5 16:22, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

Hands down, its level 3 clues. With level 2 clues, 80-85% of the time you get nothing but adamant armour which is often barely worth it to alchemize. With level 3, even with your worst clue, you still get away with about 50k worth of rune items. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar 16:35, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! I read it and decided to kill Jellies instead of Pyrefiends and I got a Saradomin Full Helm! :D! Mythomagic5 15:56, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

What happen if you lose your clue scroll but can remember what it said? Edit

Say if you die whilst having a clue scroll in your inventory, you dont manage to reach your gravestone in time and lose it. BUT you can remember what it said on the clue scroll, can you still do what it says or is it a case of getting another clue scroll and starting over? (Written by Guest - SnipingMayhem, 14.44 29th Nov 09)

You must have the clue scroll in your inventory for the action to have the effect (be it doing an emote, speaking to an NPC, digging in a specific spot or searching an object); you can test this by leaving the clue scroll in your bank and doing the action. If you lose the clue by dying or dropping it you have to get another and start again. Quest Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 14:57, November 29, 2009 (UTC)
Here's something interesting... I've done gazillions of Lvl3 scrolls and never had one shorter than 3-4 clues, but last week I lost a scroll after doing 4 clues, then today I got another and it was only 1 clue long! That suggests that progress towards the goal is not lost if you lose the scroll. Anyone else seen this? I did already find it odd that the main page says hard scrolls are from 1 to 8 clues long, because I'd never seen anywhere near those extremes. Clokwerk o (talk) 22:38, July 18, 2013 (UTC)
I've seen 7 and 8, no idea about 1. MolMan 22:42, July 18, 2013 (UTC)
I do not believe progress is saved across clues. And in the last month, I've had 2 clues which took only a single step; and the only clues I would possibly abandom are wilderness ones, which are rare. Short hard clues are definitely possible. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 05:39, July 19, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for that, cant believe i lost my only level 3 clue scroll ive had so far on clue 4... (Written by Guest - SnipingMayhem, 21.05 30th Nov 09)

Amulets Edit

I have done many level 3 clues but have never gotten any amulets. They are listed as rewards for all clues. I vaguely remember getting some ruby amulets from a level 2 clue long time ago. I am wondering if these drops have been removed or if they are just as rare as getting 3rd age items.-- Ruderion (Talk) Farming cape (t) 17:15, November 30, 2009 (UTC)

I've had an amulet of magic (level 1), an amulet of power (level 2, twice), and an amulet of glory (t) (level 3). I have pics if you really want them. I think the row in the table refers only to enchanted ones, I've never had unenchanted amulets from any level treasure trail. Quest Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 17:30, November 30, 2009 (UTC)


I finished a level 3 clue (from jungle strykewyrms if that matters) and got 15 noted anitfire(4)'s. This was the first time I've recieved them as a reward, and I was wondering if anyone else had got them, and we chould add it to the list.

I Have got 15 Antifire (4) also ( 15mo3ra.jpg ) and my mate has got 15 Energy restore.
Does the 1/10,000 refer to your chances of getting a particular 3rd age item or just getting any of them? i.e. : your chances of getting a 3rd age mage amulet are 1/10,000?
As you probably already know, I think you did this after the Elite Clue update, which added potions to rewards( I think, im pretty sure there wasn't before)
And yes, i think the chances of getting one is 1/10k, because it is hard to get Death will follow you...but you can survive 01:34, August 15, 2010 (UTC)

More Items not on list?Edit

I've gotten c'bows from tressure trails, and quite often, im pretty sure you can get them from all 3 levels but i dont know which cbow from which i know bronze and iron is 1 and i know adam is 2 but that needs more investigation.... idk how to add to the page cuz its confuzzling but some should look into putting that onto the tressure trail page.

- Jored7

Elite clue scrolls? Edit

I think with this recent update many more items need to be added to the list.

Well, it seem seems there's already a list of level 4 scroll rewards, but there doesn't seem to be anything but clue scroll-specific items. There must be something other than those. However, I'm far too nooby to do them and find out potential rewards. I can only hope someone else does it for me. Red dragon face YodimonTalk to meh! Coins 10000 23:23, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Common items Edit

Heya, just passing through, it's been confirmed on the RSOF that 'comp' bows are now available from any level clue, ie a willow from a lvl 3, and, a mage from a lvl1 :) (Guest-Broken Digit, 7/8/10)

More rewards Edit

I got 2 runeplate bodies and 2 rune longswords... from a lv 3 scroll

rune armour and weapons are already listed under lvl 3 reward

Fire Talisman Reward Lvl 1 Edit

Just got a fire talisman as a reward from a lvl 1.

here's a pic O96Od.jpg

Thanks, pics really help to ensure information is correct. That's a huge screen you play on by the way. --Henneyj 12:00, March 23, 2011 (UTC)
Yup, No problem, and yeah it's a nice monitor, haha. =) Also, I don't know if any more talisman's can be obtained but it's worth looking into.

New locationEdit

I was doing an elite clue, and there was a scan in Mos le harmless. I found it in the building to the east of the bank. It wasnt added to the wiki map so I think I could help. It is in the middle of the house. ⒽⒺⓃⒹⒶⒷⒺⓃ 19:34, July 24, 2014 (UTC)

Some problems on elite cluesEdit

So, currently, updating scan clues for new areas is a pain, and for the case of Compass clues, it becomes quite difficult in making names in places where clues are clustered together or have very few landmarks. Some even noted the lack of user friendliness in terms of navigating the 2 pages. Something like this was suggested, but I got no clue how to implement, nor if its the best way to display it. Thoughts? --Jlun2 (talk) 00:11, March 27, 2015 (UTC)

The fact that images have to be uploaded for every single coordinate also make it a tedious job to set up and maintain, especially seeing every single picture has to conform to RS:IMG. Getting rid of the pictures altogether and making an uniform implementation would solve a lot of the problems described here. (PS: The image is from the RuneApps Alt1 kit of which an online version can be found here.) The Voice of the Elders ThePsionic Inky quill 00:35, March 27, 2015 (UTC)

Links of convenienceEdit

There should be links on every clue-type that lead to every other clue-type. This would make it more practical for players trying to utilize the wiki for trails in real time rather than several clicks and page refreshes. Perhaps if they were all icon-ized at the top of the page for convenience? - LDemonl (talk) 04:47, June 4, 2015 (UTC)

So you'd like Treasure Trails/Full guide polished up to look something like one of these? Heaven Sent (talk) 09:17, June 4, 2015 (UTC)
I would agree to that. Rather than relying on ctrl F for everything.. but also a 'return to top' somewhere in each section. Otherwise it would still defeat the purpose. - lDemonlTalk .:. 14:49, June 4, 2015 (UTC)

100k coinsEdit

Why doesn't this page mention the 100k gold coins drop anywhere?

Because it's 2x50000 MolMan 20:34, February 22, 2016 (UTC)
I guess he might be talking about this tweet from Mod Harrison"Fun Fact: 100k coins as an elite clue reward means you missed out on a Blood dye. Unlucky!". I don't feel this is a unique enough case to merit it being mentioned as a stand-alone drop, though. Thoughts? —Heaven Sent (talk) 22:55, February 22, 2016 (UTC)
It doesn't. It's extremely ambiguous as well. MolMan 23:02, February 22, 2016 (UTC)

Clue lengthEdit

I think it's a fairly well-known fact that dropping a clue does not reset your progress towards a casket. This is not mentioned in the article currently. Someone with more experience on this should elaborate. Clue length section claims that easy, medium and hard clues can be only 1 step long. Who else thinks that 1 step is a result of someone dropping their previous clue at last stage and then getting a new one? I've never had only one step between 2 caskets. I'm not sure at all what the least numbers of steps between 2 caskets have been; just had only 3 between easy ones and I think it's the least I've ever had. Thingummywut (talk) 07:22, July 12, 2016 (UTC)

I agree that most know that dropping a clue scroll does not reset the progress made towards earning a casket, and in the rewrites I've made to this article I've debated whether I should elaborate on that fact, or if it's a minor/trivial fact that would confuse unknowledgable readers on the topic. That is why I left the minimum steps for all clues at 1; A player is able to pick up a clue scroll from any means of obtaining one, complete that current step, and obtain a casket with reward. If it could be disambiguated, I would have no problem with the minimum and maximum steps from Casket-to-Casket to be listed instead. — Heaven Sent (talk) 09:26, July 12, 2016 (UTC)

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