|Also known as?||Tutorial|
|Release date||17 September 2009 (Update)|
|No. of Banks||None|
|No. of Altars||None|
|Main Music||The Adventurer|
The Tutorial Cellar is where new players first start and is the setting for the two tutorial quest originally Learning the Ropes, which is now obsolete, and its replacement tutorial Unstable Foundations. This replaced Tutorial Island as the starting point for new players, because Jagex wanted to make the tutorial seem more "quest-like and exciting". Here players get to customise their character, learn the basics of the game, learn the rules, and earn the right to talk freely.
It is located underneath Roddeck's House in Lumbridge and after the tutorial it can not be accessed again, except by players who created an account before Unstable Foundations was released, who can go down the ladder and are able to visit the old Sir Vant. When a player who has completed Unstable Foundations attempts to climb down the ladder they are given the examine text: "The lower end of the ladder has been completely destroyed. You can't climb down it." You can't access it through the trapdoor in Explorer Jack's house either. However, after a hidden update that removed Unstable Foundations, you can access the cellar again. When you talk to Sir Vant for the first time in the cellar, he will give 2 antique lamps which gives you 250xp on the skill you choose and he will tell you about a battle, where he fights the three-headed dragon you see in Learning the Ropes. When a player finishes the tutorial they are allowed to roam the realm of RuneScape and begin the game.