Catacombs of Kourend

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The Catacombs of Kourend is a massive dungeon located beneath Great Kourend. Created by Skotizo during the God Wars by using an artefact stolen from the Karamjan Temple,[1] the Catacombs are said to belong in another realm, while also being beneath the kingdom.[2] The Catacombs are also enchanted with powerful magic that prevents the monsters within from escaping;[3] conversely, it is supposedly difficult for "mere mortals" to enter the Catacombs as well, though players can enter the area without issues.

The main entrance is found by investigating the statue of King Rada I in the courtyard of Kourend Castle. The fastest way to the main entrance is through Xeric's talisman with the "Xeric's Heart" function, which teleports the player outside the statue of King Rada I, requiring completion of the Architectural Alliance miniquest, or the Kourend Castle Teleport spell, which requires finding and reading the book Transportation incantations from the Arceuus Library. Alternatively, a portal in the portal chamber or portal nexus of a player-owned house attuned to Kourend Castle can be used instead.

The entrances, unlocked by climbing up the vines from within the Catacombs.

There are four other entrances scattered around the cities of Great Kourend; however, these additional entrances will only appear once the player has climbed the respective vines from inside the Catacombs. The vines are located in the dungeon map to the right, marked with a Map link icon.png icon.

Features[edit | edit source]

The Catacombs contains many monsters that are commonly assigned to players for slayer tasks, and are slightly stronger compared to those found elsewhere on Gielinor. As this particular dungeon is a multicombat area (excluding the brutal dragon area), it is generally recommended to use Prayer or high-healing methods for aggressive high-level monsters stacked against the player. In addition, dwarf multicannons cannot be placed inside the Catacombs. If players attempt to place one, the chatbox will state "The influence of the dark altar prevents your cannon being set up here."

A special effect of the Catacombs is that players who bury bones of any type within it will have a small amount of their prayer points restored. This also applies if the bones are crushed via the bonecrusher.

There are also a few agility shortcuts around the dungeon, the highest of them requiring 34 Agility to use. These shortcuts are found in the following areas:

The dark altar in the main entrance of the catacombs can be used to teleport to the four sections of the Catacombs; doing so requires using an ancient shard, which is obtained from monsters in the catacombs.

Demon's Run[edit | edit source]

The Demon's Run.

The Demon's Run is the north-eastern section of the Catacombs, where various demonic creatures can be found. The exit is found in the north-east corner with the greater demons, which leads up to the hole west of the Arceuus essence mine.

Once the exit has been used, it can be quickly accessed via fairy ring cis and running east.

Monster Image Combat level Slayer level Slayer XP Quantity
Abyssal demon
Abyssal demon (Catacombs of Kourend).png
124 85 150 14
Black demon
Black demon.png
178, 184 1 160, 170 4
Ghost
Ghost.png
19 1 25 8
Greater demon
Greater demon.png
100, 101, 113 1 115, 120, 130 10
Greater nechryael
Greater Nechryael.png
200 80 210 14
Mutated Bloodveld
Mutated Bloodveld.png
123 50 170 7
Lesser demon
Lesser demon.png
87, 94 1 85, 98 8

Dragon's Den[edit | edit source]

The Dragon's Den.

The Dragon's Den is the north-western section of the Catacombs, where various draconic creatures can be found. It is the only location where brutal blue, red and black dragons can be found. The exit is found in the north-west corner with the brutal black dragons, which leads up to a hole north of The Deeper Lode pub in Lovakengj.

Once the exit has been used, it can be quickly accessed via the "Jewellery of Jubilation" teleport on Kharedst's memoirs, which requires completion of The Forsaken Tower to use.

Monster Image Combat level Slayer level Slayer XP Quantity
Bronze dragon
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143 1 125 3
Brutal black dragon
Brutal black dragon.png
318 77 315 4
Brutal blue dragon
Brutal blue dragon.png
271 1 257 2
Brutal red dragon
Brutal red dragon.png
289 1 306.2 3
Dark beast
Dark beast.png
182 90 225.4 2
Fire giant
Fire giant.png
104, 109 1 133.5, 153.5 8
Hellhound
Hellhound.png
122 1 116 7
Iron dragon
Iron dragon.png
215 1 204.5 2
Steel dragon
Steel dragon.png
274 1 262.5 2

Reeking Cove[edit | edit source]

The Reeking Cove.

The Reeking Cove is the south-western section of the Catacombs, where various undead creatures can be found. It is the only location where deviant spectres and screaming banshees can be found. The exit is found in the southern area with the deviant spectres, which leads up to the hole north-west of the Shayzien bank.

Once the exit has been used, it can be quickly accessed via fairy ring djr and running east.

Monster Image Combat level Slayer level Slayer XP Quantity
Ankou
Ankou.png
95 1 60
Cyclops
Cyclops.png
56, 76 1 75, 100
Deviant spectre
Deviant spectre.png
169 60 194.5 11
Ghost
Ghost.png
19 1 25
Hill giant
Hill giant.png
28 1 35
Magic axe
Magic axe.png
42 1 44
Moss giant
Moss giant.png
42 1 60
Mutated Bloodveld
Mutated Bloodveld.png
123 50 170
Possessed pickaxe
Possessed pickaxe.png
42, 50 1 N/A
Shade
Shade (Catacombs of Kourend).png
140 1 115
Skeleton
Skeleton.png
22 1 29
Twisted Banshee
Twisted Banshee.png
89 15 100

The Shallows[edit | edit source]

The Shallows.

The Shallows is the watery south-eastern section of the Catacombs, where various undead creatures can be found. It is the only location where warped jellies can be found. The exit is found in the south-eastern corner with the king sand crab, which leads to the western exit of the Forthos Dungeon in Hosidius.

Once the exit has been used, it can be quickly accessed via a variety of methods, such as using a Watson teleport and running to the Forthos Ruin, the Woodcutting Guild teleport from a skills necklace or travelling to the Hosidius station of the Lovakengj Minecart Network.

Monster Image Combat level Slayer level Slayer XP Quantity
Cyclops
Cyclops.png
56, 76 1 75, 100
Dagannoth
Dagannoth.png
74, 92 1 70, 120
Dust devil
Dust devil.png
110 65 130 13
King Sand Crab
King Sand Crab.png
107 1 N/A
Mutated Bloodveld
Mutated Bloodveld.png
123 50 170 5
Moss giant
Moss giant.png
42 1 60
Warped Jelly
Warped Jelly.png
112 52 140

Skotizo[edit | edit source]

A player uses the dark totem on the Altar in the centre of the Catacombs.

Beneath the Catacombs lurks Skotizo, a demi-boss whose lair requires the use of a dark totem to enter. Components for the dark totem are obtained by killing the monsters (excluding ghosts) throughout the catacombs. The totem is used on the dark altar to access the lair.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Old notes (Karuulm Slayer Dungeon), Old School RuneScape. "The arrival seems to be a demon of Zamorak, one in possession of an artefact I have never encountered. While the demon arrived alone, he has used this artefact to call upon a variety of creatures to his side."
  2. Kharedst's memoirs, Old School RuneScape. "The entrance below may be below the earth, but that realm lies beyond the reach of us mere mortals."
  3. Kharedst's memoirs, Old School RuneScape. "I know of the powerful magic that keeps them bound below."