Staff of armadyl

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Staff of armadyl
Staff of armadyl.png
Released17 June 2002 (Update)
Quest itemTemple of Ikov
ExamineThe power in this staff causes it to vibrate gently.
Value15 coins
High alch9 coins
Low alch6 coins
Weight1.814 kg
Advanced data
Item ID84
Staff of armadyl detail.png

The Staff of Armadyl is a quest item in the Temple of Ikov quest. If allied with Lucien, the staff of Armadyl is stolen from a table within the Temple of Ikov dungeon after killing a Guardian of Armadyl and brought to Lucien to complete the quest. If allied with the guardians, the player will receive an Armadyl pendant to equip and prove they are no longer allies of Lucien, then go and kill him.

For those that are souvenir collectors, multiple copies of the staff cannot be obtained as the game will indicate that the player already has possession of the staff (via bank or inventory). The item also cannot be telekinetically grabbed at any point. Should the player try to "juggle-drop" the item and complete the quest, the player will be unable to pick up the item and the game will yield the message: "you have completed the quest of the Temple of Ikov."

A replica of the staff is on display at the Varrock Museum after explaining what it looks like to the museum curator on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] with the quest complete.

Background and history[edit | edit source]

The staff of Armadyl is an elder artefact named after Armadyl, the god of justice, who once possessed the staff. It is an extremely powerful god-weapon, considered one of the most powerful items to ever exist in Gielinor[1] and has a very important role in its history. It is not known when or how it was created, but at some point was placed in the Temple of Ikov, guarded by Guardian of Armadyl for safekeeping.

Near the end of the Second Age, the staff was stolen from the temple by the Saradominist, Valdez, who claims he stumbled upon the abandoned temple accidentally, the reason the temple was abandoned remains unknown. He then took the staff to give to Saradomin, but was robbed by the thief, Rennard, who took the staff and decided to sell it. He gave the messenger, Kharrim, the task to search for an interested buyer. Kharrim went to Zamorak, then a Mahjarrat planning a rebellion against his master Zaros, who with the staff in his possession, was finally able to put his plans in action to overthrow Zaros.

Lennissa, a Saradomin spy in Zaros' camp, became aware of the theft and intent to sell the staff. She immediately went to the wizard, Dhalak, so he could inform Saradomin. However, Dhalak, who also wanted Zaros to fall from his throne, cast a spell on the staff so that it could easily get close enough to Zaros' domain without Zaros noticing its power.

Zamorak, who was now able to get close enough to Zaros with the staff, launched an attack on his palace. Zamorak's followers (including several Mahjarrat, as well as Lord Drakan, Viggora, and Thammaron), distracted Zaros' bodyguards while Zamorak attacked Zaros himself. Zamorak was able to stab Zaros in the back with the staff, but Zaros continued the fight, and when Zaros grabbed Zamorak's throat, he stumbled in such a way that Zamorak was impaled with the staff as well.

In this way, Zaros' power flowed through the staff into Zamorak. Zaros slowly disappeared from the world, cursing everyone responsible for his banishment to remain on this world as invisible ghosts. Zamorak mysteriously vanished shortly after the rebellion. However, Zamorak quickly returned to Gielinor as a god himself and declared war upon the other gods. This is how the God Wars began.

Years later, the staff was placed back in the Temple of Ikov, with its guardians protecting it. It is during or after the Temple of Ikov quest that the staff is stolen again, should the player choose that path.

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Temple of IkovMember icon.png1Maplink

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Staff of Armadyl slightly resembles a staff of earth, but it cannot be equipped.
  • Should the player drop the staff near any of the Guardians of Armadyl, they will have to kill them in order to pick up the staff again.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Lennissa in Curse of the Empty Lord. Old School RuneScape. "As I have told you, the Empty Lord was extremely powerful, but not so powerful that he could rule over the other deities of this world without opposition. [...] If he had taken possession of this god-weapon, then his power would have been so great that he could have overthrown all on this world, and made it into his own image!"