Desert Diary

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For a list of every task sorted by certain requirements, see Achievement Diary/All achievements.

The Desert Diary is a set of achievement diaries whose tasks revolve around areas within the Kharidian Desert, such as Pollnivneach, Nardah and Sophanem.

Jarr's location.

To complete all of the tasks, players will need the stats shown in the infobox to the right. Unless stated otherwise, temporary skill boosts can be used for all of the diary tasks.

Players looking to claim their rewards can do so from Jarr in the Shantay Pass. Note that players must complete a diary of a previous tier to claim the next tier's rewards; for example, players must do the easy and medium tasks in order to claim rewards from the hard tasks.

Easy[edit | edit source]

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Task

Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)
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1. Catch a golden warbler. None Hunter 5 Bird snare. Necklace of Passage to Eagle's Eyrie takes you right there.
2. Mine five clay in the north-eastern desert. None None Any pickaxe. Necklace of Passage to Eagle's Eyrie, then head Northeast.
3. Enter the Kalphite Hive. None None Rope
4. Enter the Desert with a set of desert robes equipped. None None

Desert shirt, Desert robe, Desert boots

(Note: Desert robes bought after the Rogue Trader minigame and Black desert robes obtained during Shadow of the Storm will not count)

5. Kill a vulture. None None Ranged weapon and ammo or runes suggested. Melee doesn't work when vultures are up in the air. Found northwest of Agility Pyramid.
6. Have the Nardah herbalist (Zahur) clean a herb for you. None None Any grimy herb, 200 coins (Grimy jungle herbs will not work), Nardah teleport takes you right there.
7. Collect 5 potato cacti from the Kalphite Hive. None None Rope. Food and Antipoison are recommended if not bringing your own cacti. (Tip: You can drop and pick up the same cacti five times anywhere in the Hive)
8. Sell some artefacts to Simon Templeton. None None Any Pyramid Plunder artefact (e.g. Stone scarab)

(Note: The golden artefact from the top of the Agility Pyramid does not count.)

9. Open the sarcophagus in the first room of Pyramid Plunder. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper Thieving 21 A Pharaoh's sceptre can be used to enter Pyramid Plunder without the need to start Icthlarin's Little Helper.
10. Cut a desert cactus open to fill a waterskin. None None Knife, empty waterskin
11. Travel from the Shantay Pass to Pollnivneach by magic carpet. None None 200 coins (and Shantay pass unless already in Desert)

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Medium[edit | edit source]

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Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)
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1. Climb to the summit of the Agility Pyramid. None Agility 30 Waterskins and Desert clothing recommended. You must speak to Simon Templeton at the base before you climb the pyramid for the task to count.

Beware: When you're at the top (directly below the golden pyramid), you must climb the rocks, take the golden pyramid, and click continue in the dialogue (or climb the rocks again) for the task to count. Do not go through the passageway until you've done this.

2. Slay a desert lizard. None Slayer 22 Ice cooler
3. Catch an orange salamander. None Hunter 47 At least 1 rope and small fishing net
4. Steal a Phoenix feather from the Desert phoenix. None Thieving 25 None. Beware: You may already have a Phoenix quill pen in your bank from The Golem quest, which won't allow you to get another feather.
5. Travel to Uzer via magic carpet. The Golem None 200 coins
6. Travel to the desert via the Eagle transport system. Eagles' Peak None Rope
7. Pray at the Elidinis Statuette in Nardah. Spirits of the Elid None None, but must have less than full prayer points.
8. Create a combat potion in the desert. None Herblore 36 Harralander potion (unf), goat horn dust (must be made in the desert and not within city limits)
9. Teleport to Enakhra's Temple with the Camulet. Enakhra's Lament None Camulet (Requires completion of Enakhra's Lament)
10. Visit the genie. Spirits of the Elid None Rope, light source (crevice west of Nardah)
11. Teleport to Pollnivneach with a redirected teleport to house tablet. (Ironman chat badge.pngIronman Mode Alternative) Enter your Player-owned house from Pollnivneach. None Construction 20 Scroll of redirection, house tablet
12. Chop some teak logs near Uzer. (located SE of the Ruins- 1 teak tree) None Woodcutting 35 Any axe

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Hard[edit | edit source]

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Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)
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1. Knock out and pickpocket a Menaphite Thug. The Feud Thieving 65 Any blackjack
2. Mine some granite. None Mining 45 Any pickaxe
3. Refill your waterskins in the Desert using Lunar spells. Dream Mentor Magic 68 1Fire 3Water 1Astral , empty waterskin (This must be done within the desert itself.)
4. Kill the Kalphite Queen. (Must deal enough damage to get the drop) None None, but high Combat highly recommended Decent weapons and armour, such as Verac's armour set
5. Complete a lap of the Pollnivneach Rooftop Course. None Agility 70 None
6. Slay a Dust devil in the desert cave with a Slayer helmet equipped. Started Desert Treasure Slayer 65

Defence 10 Crafting 55

Slayer helmet, weapons and armour
7. Activate Ancient Magicks at the altar in the Jaldraocht Pyramid. Desert Treasure None None
8. Defeat a locust rider with Keris. (Scarab mage works too. Keris only needs to be equipped for death animation, you do not need to do any damage with it for credit.) Contact! (Can be achieved shortly before completion, after the boss fight) Attack 50 to wield Keris Keris, armour recommended, Light source
9. Burn some yew logs on the Nardah Mayor's balcony. None Firemaking 60 1 yew log, tinderbox (Barbarian firemaking will not work.)
10. Create a Mithril platebody in Nardah. None Smithing 68 5 mithril bars, hammer

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Elite[edit | edit source]

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Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)
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1. Bake a wild pie at the Nardah clay oven. None Cooking 85 Raw wild pie
2. Cast Ice Barrage against a foe in the Desert. (Must be away from any city) Desert Treasure Magic 94 6Water 2Blood 4Death Note: Splashing the spell will NOT count.
3. Fletch some Dragon darts at the Bedabin Camp. The Tourist Trap Fletching 95 At least 1 dragon dart tip and 1 feather. You DON'T need to be standing in one of the tents for this to work.
4. Speak to the Kq head in your POH. Priest in Peril Construction 78 Kq head (must be stuffed by the Taxidermist), 50000 coins, 2 Mahogany plank, 2 Gold leaf, Saw and Hammer
5. Steal from the Grand Gold Chest in the final room of Pyramid Plunder. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper Thieving 91 (unboostable) A Pharaoh's sceptre can be used to enter Pyramid Plunder without starting Icthlarin's Little Helper.
6. Restore at least 85 Prayer points when praying at the altar in Sophanem. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper Prayer 85 (unboostable) None

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 March 2020
(update | poll)
The Nardah Teleport will now drop you inside the temple at Nardah with the Elite Diary
30 April 2015
(update | poll)
The ropes used to access the Kalphite Queen will stay permanently for players that have completed the elite desert achievement diary.
16 April 2015
(update)
Pollnivneach is now spelt correctly on the Desert task list.
16 April 2015
(update)
Murky Matt will only decant Pharoah's sceptres with the amount of charges you have unlocked from the desert diary.