Citharede Abbey

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Citharede Abbey
Citharede Abbey.png
Released16 July 2020 (Update)
LocationGiants' Plateau

The Citharede Abbey is a small abandoned abbey found on the eastern end of the Giants' Plateau east of Al Kharid. In the past, followers of Saradomin appear to have lived here, but seem to have eventually abandoned the abbey, resulting in it falling into disrepair.

Players can get to the Abbey by teleporting to Al Kharid and running east through the gate, or via the Emir's Arena with a Ring of dueling and travelling south-east.

A bird's eye view of the Citharede Abbey.

Features[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 July 2020

Players can no longer walk inside the blankets near the Citharede Abbey.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape, the Citharede Abbey is the scene of the murder mystery quest One Piercing Note.
  • The name 'Citharede' comes from the musical instrument 'Cithara', which was the sacred instrument of Saint Elspeth, the namesake of the abbey in RuneScape.
  • Prior to the release of the Ferox Enclave, an NPC named Sister Scarophia could be found on the hills east of Al Kharid, who alluded to the possible existence of the Citharede Abbey when spoken to.[1] With the actual introduction of the Abbey however, she was moved to a chapel within the Ferox Enclave, and her dialogue was adjusted to no longer reference the Abbey.
  • Initially this location was simply referred to as 'an abbey' in the news post announcing its release.[2] In the next update just a few days later however it was first referred to as the 'Citharede Abbey' in a small bullet point within the 'In Other News' section.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Sister Scarophia, Old School RuneScape. "I'd heard rumours that there was an Abbey up here somewhere, which sounded marvellous, but I seem to be in the wrong place."
  2. ^ Jagex. "Ferox Enclave". 16 July 2020. (Archived from the original.) Old School RuneScape News. "Incidentally, the area southeast of the Duel Arena where both minigames used to be is now an abbey, complete with a Cooking range and Prayer altar."
  3. ^ Jagex. "Poll 71 and Ferox Enclave Updates". 23 July 2020. (Archived from the original.) Old School RuneScape News. "Players can no longer walk inside the blankets near the Citharede Abbey."