Kudos is the reward given to players for helping the staff in the Varrock Museum. Depending on the player clearing certain thresholds of Kudos, various staff around the museum will give out rewards. It is not spent, only accrued. When Kudos is earned, its count is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. Players can also check their Kudos count and which tasks they have yet to complete by right-clicking the information booth found in the north-west corner at the Museum's ground floor[UK]1st floor[US]. 100 Kudos or more is a necessary requirement to start Bone Voyage, which grants access to Fossil Island. Once 153 Kudos has been earned (the previous maximum before the Fossil Island update), players may use the gate that leads to the Digsite.
A player can earn a maximum of 230 Kudos in the Varrock Museum activity through five different methods:
- Cleaning finds (50 Kudos)
- Answering Orlando Smith's natural history quiz (28 Kudos)
- Relating details of certain completed quests to Historian Minas (75 Kudos)
- Completing fossil exhibits (72 Kudos)
- Giving ancient relics from Barronite deposits to Curator Haig Halen (5 Kudos)
Digsite finds[edit | edit source]
One of the ways to earn kudos is by cleaning finds from the Digsite. This requires completion of The Dig Site quest. The Dig Site cleaning area can be found on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the Varrock Museum. It is the southern part that is cordoned off. Talk to any of the archaeologists, and they will tell you that you will need to equip leather boots and leather gloves and that you will also need a trowel, rock pick, and specimen brush. The boots, gloves, and tools can all be found on the tool rack located on the south wall. When you have all your gear, you can collect uncleaned finds from the Dig Site specimen rocks next to Sinco Doar. To clean them, use them on the open specimen tables.
Finds[edit | edit source]
There are five artefacts in total that you can exchange for kudos by talking to any of the archaeologists in the cleaning area:
- This case is already occupied with other pottery instead of a note card prior to the player find. If player has found the pottery, there will be two unique pieces in the case instead of two identical pieces.
While cleaning the specimens, you may find other artefacts such as old chipped vases and arrowheads that can be exchanged for items in the artefact boxes. Possibilities include various low level ores, a small number of coins, bowls, or even antique lamps. You may also find a clean necklace. If taken to an archaeologist, they will teach you how to create a Digsite pendant, which is required for a task in the Varrock Medium Diary.
Natural history quiz[edit | edit source]
An easy way to earn kudos is to go into the museum's basement, and complete the Natural history quiz questions on various creatures in RuneScape. To start, talk to Orlando Smith in the first floor basement. There are various exhibits which, when reading their plaque, will give you a question related to the species depicted. The player only needs to give three correct answers and there is no penalty for wrong answers. Two kudos is earned for answering the three questions for each exhibit.
Timeline displays[edit | edit source]
Upon completing quests, you can go to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the museum and talk to Historian Minas. You will see a short explanation of whatever quest you are "turning in" and get kudos and/or antique lamps, which give 1,000 or 10,000 experience in a skill of the player's choice (20 or higher for the 1,000 experience lamps, and 51 or higher for the 10,000 experience lamp) as a reward. Additionally, one of the various display cases in the museum will now display something pertaining to that quest.
Quests for which players can earn kudos are:
Free quests[edit | edit source]
|Quest||Display||Kudos||Official difficulty||Official Length||XP lamp|
|Shield of Arrav||24||5||Novice||Medium||1,000xp in a skill level 20+|
Members quests[edit | edit source]
|Quest||Display||Kudos||Official difficulty||Official Length||XP lamp|
|The Grand Tree||10||5||Experienced||Medium||None|
|In Aid of the Myreque||23||5||Intermediate||Long||None|
|Making History||46||5||Intermediate||Short-Long||1,000xp in a skill level 20+|
(Under 10 minutes with teleports)
|1,000xp in a skill level 20+|
|Priest in Peril||23||5||Novice||Medium||None|
|A Tail of Two Cats||20||5||Intermediate||Long||None|
|Temple of Ikov||28||5||Experienced||Medium||None|
|What Lies Below||3||5||Intermediate||Short-Medium||None|
- Requires the book Dagon'hai history from the Varrock Palace library found in the two eastern most bookcases in the library.
Miniquests[edit | edit source]
|Curse of the Empty Lord||N/A||10||10,000xp in a skill level 50+|
- Requires a complete set of ghostly robes.
Fossils displays[edit | edit source]
Once the Bone Voyage quest has been completed, the player can find unidentified fossils around Fossil Island, which must be cleaned to be identified. As a head start, players can obtain five unidentified small fossils from Peter in the Museum Camp after building all the utilities.
Cleaned fossils are added to the empty displays in the Museum's paleontology floor, which is accessed by climbing down the stairs in the centre of the natural history floor. Here, there are 14 small displays, 12 medium displays, 5 plant displays, and 5 large displays, where the large display is five sets of supports, which is combined into one very large display of a Leviathan.
To fill a display, a player will need a set of limbs, spine, ribs, pelvis, and skull of the same size. For plant displays, a set of fossilised roots, stump, branch, leaf, and mushroom are required to fill a display.
Each display completed will grant the player two kudos and an antique lamp based on the display completed. A small display will give an antique lamp that grants 2,000 experience in a skill, a medium display will give 3,500 experience, and a large/plant display will give 5,000 experience, which, if all the displays are completed, adds up to 120,000 experience.
The fossils that are displayed are as follows:
Small fossils[edit | edit source]
|Merfolk Skeleton||Something looks fishy.|
|Petrified Pufferfish||All puffed up and no where to blow.|
|Hoop Snake||Talk about putting your foot in your mouth.|
|Crab Shell||Looks like someone finally came out of their shell.|
|Fossil fuel||I wonder if it can still be carbon dated?|
|Big, foot print||It's a big, foot print.|
|Ancient Zygomite||Not mushroom in there.|
|A Clam Shell||A shell of its former self.|
|A peculiar foot print||The shape of this foot print must have belonged to a mythical animal...|
|A primitive joke||This fossil appears to have a crack in it.|
|Ancient cave painting||It's a drawing.|
|Biclopse||Two heads are better than one.|
|Wyvern skull||Not so dangerous now!|
Medium fossils[edit | edit source]
Large fossils[edit | edit source]
The only large fossil exhibit is the leviathan. Five large fossil supports (5 of each large fossil) must be completed to display the entire creature.
|Leviathan||Massive snake like leviathan.|
Plant fossils[edit | edit source]
Ancient Relics[edit | edit source]
There are five ancient relics that players can exchange for kudos by talking to Curator Haig Halen. Players will also receive 200 coins for the first of each relic they give to Historian Minas, and 100 coins for any duplicate relics. Ancient relics can be obtained by breaking Barronite deposits. This is currently the only way free-to-play players are able to obtain kudos.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
With specific amounts of kudos, certain rewards can be obtained.
- 100 Kudos: access to Bone Voyage, which grants access to Fossil Island.
- 150 Kudos: access to Volcanic Mine.
- 153 Kudos: access to the Workman's gate, which leads to the Digsite. This is also a requirement for the Hard Varrock diary.
- Speaking to the information clerk:
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kudos is not the plural of 'Kudo'; it is an abstract word meaning 'praise and honour earned for achievement'.