|Released||13 August 2001 (Update)|
|Location on World Map|
|Trollheim||←||Ruins (west)||→||Bandit Camp (Wilderness)|
|Dark Warriors' Fortress|
The ruins are all that remain of the Zarosian fortress and village once known as Dareeyak. The ruins are located in the Wilderness west of the Bandit Camp and south of the Forgotten Cemetery. These ruins have many tiles and about 10 planks scattered about and are infested with many giant spiders and bears. A lone anvil is one of the few usable artefacts remaining. There is also a hammer, cake tin and steel bar spawn. This is not a good place to train Smithing due to the slowness of the steel bar respawn rate and the constant threat of player killers. The building in the north-east also drops a small fishing net, seed dibber, and fishing bait.
With the Wilderness Rejuvenation update, the Crazy archaeologist can be found roaming the northern area of the ruins. Passing players should be careful as he is aggressive and will attack players on sight. It is advised that players who wish to explore this area for reasons other than clue scrolls or bossing, should use F2P worlds as the "Crazy archaeologist" will not be present.
Getting there[edit | edit source]
Players can easily access these ruins with the Dareeyak Teleport, requiring Desert Treasure, 78 Magic, two law runes, three fire runes and two air runes to use. Alternatively, players can use a burning amulet to teleport to Bandit Camp, exit south, and run north-west a short distance.
History[edit | edit source]
Dareeyak was one of Zaros's fortresses in the area now known as the Wilderness. It was destroyed during the Third Age, an age also now known simply as the God Wars. The fortress' demise came about when Zarosian soldiers were destroyed by followers of Zamorak and Saradomin.