Chaos Temple (Wilderness)
|Released||13 August 2001 (Update)|
|Also called||Zamorak Temple|
|Location on World Map|
|Ferox Enclave||←||Chaos Temple (Wilderness)||→||Slayer Tower|
The Chaos Temple (AKA Zamorak Temple) in the Wilderness is a temple of Zamorak located around level 11 Wilderness, north of Varrock. The easiest way of getting there is using a burning amulet. Several Elder Chaos druids reside here. The temple is accessible from the north, as the entire building is near-completely surrounded by molten lava. It contains many spawns of bones. Free players may use these bone respawn points at a lower Prayer level to raise Prayer, especially if the player has low Combat and cannot efficiently raise Prayer from killing monsters such as Hill Giants. North-east of the Temple is a Hunter location that has black salamanders, which can be caught from level 67 with a net trap.
The Chaos Temple is a dangerous location. Apart from being a multi-combat area, a nearby volcano constantly shoots out flaming rocks that do minor damage to anyone nearby.
This location has been used historically as a place to mount ambushes, due to its popularity as a Prayer recharge point and as there is only one entrance or exit to the temple. This gave large groups the advantage over players trapped within the lava moat, as it was difficult to escape a deliberate attack by running. It was also a very popular place for 'death matches'—a set battle between two individuals with certain rules and handicaps.
The pattern on the floor hints that the temple may once have been dedicated to Zaros, which is plausible given that many of his fortresses and outposts in the Second Age were in what is now the Wilderness, and were destroyed and/or aligned to different gods during and after the God Wars.