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This is the quick guide for What Lies Below.
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Start pointQuest map icon
What Lies Below icon
Talk to Rat Burgiss south of Varrock
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
LengthShort to Medium (~25 minutes)
Quest Quests:
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • Bowl
  • 15 Chaos runes or 15 pure essence (unnoted, so it's recommended to bring the stackable chaos runes, or store the essence in some pouches)
  • Chaos Altar access via one of these methods:
  1. Either a Chaos Talisman, Chaos tiara, or Omni-talisman/Omni-tiara/Omni-talisman staff. A wicked hood works like a chaos talisman, as long as it has one inside it.
  2. Access through the Abyss.
  3. A wicked hood for its teleport.


Enemies to defeat

Starting outEdit

  • Talk to Rat Burgiss, south-east of the Varrock Lodestone. (Chat 23)

Helping RatEdit

  • Immediately west of the grand exchange is a camp. Kill 5 outlaws there.
  • Take all 5 rat papers that they drop.
  • Use the 5 papers on the folder.
  • Talk to Rat. (Chat 2)

Surok MagisEdit

Items needed: Bowl, 15 chaos runes or pure essence to craft them
  • Varrock palace library, talk to Surok Magis. (Chat 1)
  • Use any method to enter the chaos altar
  • With 15 chaos runes, use the wand on the altar.
    • If you brought essence instead, craft the runes now.
  • Give Surok Magis a bowl and the infused wand. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Rat Burgiss. (Chat 21)
  • Talk to Zaff, in his shop north-west of Varrock square. (Chat 4)
  • Talk to Surok Magis. (Chat 1)
  • Attack the King, right-click summon with the beacon ring when he has 1 life point remaining.

Finishing upEdit

  • Return to Rat Burgiss. (Chat 2)
  • Quest complete!


What Lies Below reward
Music unlocked

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