The Varrock Tasks are the tasks relating to northern Misthalin. The Varrock Tasks were the second group of tasks, released on 10 September2007. The easy NPC for these tasks is Rat Burgiss found down the road south of Varrock at the icon. Note that even though non-members can complete the easy tasks, they cannot talk to Rat Burgiss to claim the rewards. They can, however, talk to Explorer Jack in Lumbridge to claim coins for the rewards they can complete. The medium NPC for these tasks is Reldo found in the Varrock Palace Library at the icon. The hard NPC for these tasks is Vannaka found in the Edgeville Dungeon at the icon. They will be indicated by a icon on your minimap and the world map.
(B)=Boosts Possible, (M)=Minimum Requirement, (O)=Obtainable Within Area, (R)=Recommended, (S)=Started Quest
Task #1, #8: Thessalia's store and the seller of Varrock Herald are located at the square.
Task #2: Aubury is in the magic shop south of the east bank.
Task #9: Stray dogs walk randomly within Varrock. They are seen to patrol the east and west bank quite frequently. If you have done A Stray in a Manger, feed the dog you get rewarded from the event, which can be in Draynor, Falador, Varrock or Al-Kharid.
Task #12: The housing agent is north of the entrance to the Varrock Sewers.
Task #13: Haig Halen is on the ground floor of the Varrock Museum. In order to get 50 kudos, you need to have done various quests, as the kudos earned on the bottom floor only adds up to 28. See the Varrock Museum for information on obtaining Kudos.
Task #15: Elsie is located on the first floor (2nd floor American) of the Church of Saradomin in East Varrock. She wants a cup of tea (This can be obtained from the tea stall southeast of the East Varrock bank)
Task #18: The cobwebbed corridor is past the web leading to the red spiders in the Varrock Sewers, after walking past the zombies and ghosts.
Task #19: The highest point of Varrock is Varrock Palace guard tower. This is NW of the chapel, accessed from the bottom floor by the staircase west of the library. Climbing to the highest point of the chapel will also count as the highest point.
Gertrude will not sell you a new kitten if you already have a kitten or cat with you or in your bank. However, if your cat is in the Menagerie of your Player-owned house, she will. Wear the ring so that you can charm her and select the colour.
Task #8: You can get another cat and keep the one you have by storing the one you have in the menagerie in your player-owned-house. Also, you complete the task when the selection screen comes up: you can just walk away when this screen appears, and not have to buy a kitten, to complete the task. (Please note, this task cannot be currently completed as there is a bug with the chat options on selecting a kitten)
Task #11: First, learn to make a digsite pendant at the Varrock Museum. You don't need to dig up another pendent to make into a digsite pendent, just enchant a ruby necklace after you learn the spell. (Note: During the quest Temple at Senntisten if you choose to teleport to the digsite using a Digsite pendant, this counts towards the task being completed.) Unpatched as of 7 April 2010
Task #15: Vannaka is in the middle of the Edgeville Dungeon, the fastest way to reach him is to use the Agility shortcut from Varrock Sewers.
Task #18: It's wise to go to either Entrana or Taverley as you only need one normal log. You must do a voyage to Varrock first, which requires 10 Willow Logs
Task #19: Your character will say when your cat catches 100 rats. After this talk to Gertrude to get your medal. (It is recommended to catch the rats in West Ardougne as there are many rats to be found here. Another location could be the Varrock sewers, but this location is notably much slower.)(Catching rats with a kitten will take a very, very long time!)
Task #1: The farm patch is west of the Champion's Guild. Boosts will work for this task. (Pork Pies boost your farming level by 5, hence they are the best option. You only need to boost while planting and harvesting, so bring two pork pies.)
Task #1, #4: The Spicy stew works for all tasks. It can grant anywhere from a -6 to a +6. However there is only a 1/60 chance to a +6. This allows level 64 farming for the bush (only for planting), and level 67 smithing for the helmet.
Task #6: Romily Weaklax roams on the ground level of the Chef's Guild. Buy the pie at the Grand exchange, instead of making them yourself.
Task #7: Air Orb and Battlestaff can be bought from Grand Exchange to complete Task.
Task #8: If your POH is already decorated with a tropical wood or fancy stone finish, and you want to keep it like that, it would be cheapest to switch to a basic wood or stone finish and switch back to a tropical wood or fancy stone finish, costing between 20-30k. (Or, if you have completed Love story, Dark stone is the slightly cheaper alternative)
Task #9: You can get this achievement on any Mahogany Eagle Lectern. Always double check to make sure it is gilded.
Task #10: You need to first destroy your previous gauntlets if you still have them and then talk to Dimintheis again.
Can be done with as low as 66 Runecrafting and a bit of luck . The explorer's ring's bonus runes ability will not help here; if you only crafted 100 or more runes due to the special effect it will not count, though you can still use the ring for some bonus runes while attempting this task.The use of Runecrafting pouch does not count.
The Task Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is a reference to a cult classic movie of the same name. (May also be a reference to the song, "Faster Kill Pussycat" by Brittany Murphy.)
When at the sawmill using Mahogany Planks for the Flatpack Backpack task, using Special Logs to transform your inventory logs into planks will not complete the task. It is not known whether this is intentional or not.
From sometime no later than 13 May2009, until the 19 May2009 update, the Ancients Home Teleport did not register, making it impossible to complete the tasks.
The reward from all armours used to include better prices when buying and selling from Varrock stores, but was replaced with a higher chance at receiving Skull Sceptre parts on 2 September2009 along with the Personalised Shops Update.
There was a bug on 25 May, 2011, the task A Bolt From the Blue does not register making 10 rune bolts and adding feathers to the bolts. Therefore in order to complete the task you must have 10 rune bars and use the "x" option then select "100" once all 100 rune bolts (unf) have been made you can click to add feathers and the task will then be complete. This has been fixed.
The task Dial v for Varrock may be a play on the Hitchcock film Dial m for Murder.
The task Royale with Thieve is a reference to the quote "Royale with Cheese", said in the movie "Pulp Fiction"
The task But It Won't Warp You Anywhere is a reference to Mario games in which pipes can be used to warp to different areas.
The task Waka-Waka-Waka is a reference to the arcade game Pacman where Pacman makes the same sound when he eats a dot.
The task Relocation, Relocation, Relocation is a reference to the phrase "Location, Location, Location."
The task It Belongs In a Museum may be a reference to a quote in Indiana Jones: The last Crusade where he continually says that the Cross of Coronado "belongs in a museum".
The task Engage may make reference to Star Trek. The required quest makes several references to the television series and "engage" is the order for the helmsman of the starship to activate the engines.
The task Double-strength Weaksauce may be a reference to the dystopian novel Ninteen Eighty-Four, in which a new language called "Newspeak" is used for shortening vocabulary. For example, the term "Double-plus ungood" means "Very, very bad" in English.
The task Journey to the Centre of the Earth Altar is a reference to the book "Journey to the Centre of the Earth".
The task You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry is a reference to the movie "The Incredible Hulk".