Rune Mysteries

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Rune Mysteries (#51)
Rune Mysteries.png
Released 29 March 2004 (Update)
Members No
Quest series Order of Wizards, #1
Official difficulty Novice
Lead developer(s) James B

Rune Mysteries is a novice level Free-to-play quest, and a requirement for mining rune essence within the Rune Essence mine or using lamps and books on runecraft.

Note that multiple air talismans can be obtained by using the drop trick at Duke Horacio. Grabbing 50-200 talismans can be useful for early runecraft training methods such as crafting air tiaras or mist runes. For details, see this guide.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointMinimap icon Speak to Duke Horacio on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of Lumbridge Castle. Show on map
Official difficultyNovice
DescriptionRecent research at the Wizards' Tower has found a way to create Runes for the first time in centuries. Assist the head wizard Sedridor in his research and he too may teach you these secrets!
Official lengthShort
Requirements None
Items required None
Enemies to defeat None

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Talk to Duke Horacio on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of Lumbridge Castle, and ask him if he has any quests to give out. He will explain that although he himself has no tasks for the player, he did find a strange talisman. Curious about its origin, he will give you an air talisman and ask you to bring it to the arch mage of the Wizards' Tower. Note that at this point, it is possible to use the drop trick to collect any amount of spare air talismans, either for banking some Runecraft experience on ironman accounts, or for making a small amount of money. See the money making guide for more info.

Go to the Wizards' Tower, which is south of Draynor Village. Once there, descend the ladder into the basement and converse with Archmage Sedridor. He will take your air talisman and give you a research package. He will then instruct you to deliver it to Aubury in Varrock.

Aubury is located south of Varrock's east bank, inside of his rune shop. Talk to Aubury, and he will give you some notes and instruct you to deliver them back to Wizard Sedridor.

Make your way back to the Wizards' Tower, and talk to Archmage Sedridor once more. He will give you back your air talisman and will explain to you the basics of Runecraft.

Congratulations, quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Rune Mysteries reward scroll.png

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Rune Mysteries is required for the following:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This article on a quest has an associated dialogue page.
Click here for a transcript of possible conversations encountered throughout the quest.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 March 2022

Dialogue pertaining to the quest was rewritten to flow better and be consistent with established lore. The quest now focuses on rediscovering the essence mine rather than runecrafting as a whole.

11 November 2020

The wording in the quest reward scroll was changed from "Runecrafting skill" to "Rune Essence Mine Access" to more accurately reflect the existing quest rewards.

16 January 2007

The quest was renamed from "Rune Mysteries Quest" to "Rune Mysteries".

29 March 2004

The quest became permanently available with the launch of RuneScape 2.

1 December 2003

The quest was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta.