|Released||5 May 2004 (Update)|
|Type||Distraction and Diversion|
|Music||Box of Delights (Mimic)|
Treasure Trails is a Distraction and Diversion which involves solving clue scrolls, rarely dropped items dropped by the majority of monsters in RuneScape. Clue scrolls contain clues and riddles for the player to solve to eventually find a reward casket, which could contain unique rewards. A clue scroll can be obtained randomly from killing monsters, playing minigames, looting implings, fishing, woodcutting, or mining.
There are six different levels of clue scrolls. The higher level ones being more difficult to complete. Players can own up to one clue scroll of each level at a time. While treasure trails as an activity is available to free-to-play players, only the lowest level of clues can be found and completed in free-to-play worlds. The other five levels are all exclusive to members' worlds.
It should be noted that if a player dies in the Wilderness with a clue scroll (or reward casket) in level 20 or higher Wilderness and it is not one of the top 3 kept items (or top 4 with Protect Item prayer) or is not protected by a clue box (in which case the player will lose the box but keep the scroll), the clue scroll will disappear, regardless of whether it's a PvP death or not. In lower Wilderness however (level 20 or lower), in PvP death, an unprotected clue scroll will stay on the ground for up to one hour. Players may find it beneficial to carry a Wilderness Sword (to cut webs), Royal Seed Pod/Teleport Crystal and/or an Explorer's Ring, as clue scrolls are always kept above these items; these however will be lost upon death and duplicates are easily obtainable.
If players die to a monster outside of the wilderness they will always keep their clue scroll, whether protected or not, as it is an untradeable item.
There is no fixed location for Treasure Trails, the clue scrolls may send you throughout the whole of Gielinor. Therefore it is recommended to have access to as many teleports and transportation systems as possible.
Difficulty levels[edit | edit source]
Clue scrolls have six types of difficulty levels, these are: beginner, easy, medium, hard, elite, and master. More difficult trails provide more valuable rewards.
Only one clue scroll of the same difficulty may be in a player's possession at a time, however it is possible to possess multiple scrolls of different difficulties each. If one of your clue scrolls is still on the ground, it is possible to receive additional scrolls of the same difficulty as drops; if this happens, it is possible to complete both scrolls by leaving one on the ground and switching off between steps.
Some clues will require access to areas which may require quests, will require items that need a certain skill requirement in order to wear, wield or access, or will give a skill challenge that requires a certain level in that skill. The table below links to pages with all requirements. Temporary skill boosts can be used for most non-combat skill challenges.
|Beginner||1-3 steps||Beginner clues guide||Requirements||List of sources||Reward casket|
|Easy||2-4 steps||Easy clues guide||Requirements||List of sources||Reward casket|
|Medium||3-5 steps||Medium clues guide||Requirements||List of sources||Reward casket|
|Hard||4-6 steps||Hard clues guide||Requirements||List of sources||Reward casket|
|Elite||5-7 steps||Elite clues guide||Requirements||List of sources||Reward casket|
|Master||6-8 steps||Master clues guide||Requirements||List of sources||Reward casket|
Solving the Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]
See the table below for links to the pages with solutions for each clue.
|Anagrams||Challenge scrolls||Ciphers||Coordinates||Cryptic clues||Emote clues||Hot Cold||Light boxes||Maps||Puzzle boxes|
STASH units[edit | edit source]
STASH units (short for "Store Things And Stuff Here"), also known as hidey holes, are storage units for emote clue items, saving bank space and bank trips for players who do Treasure Trails frequently.
There are 107 STASH units in total found throughout RuneScape. These locations are initially labelled as inconspicuous bushes/crates/holes/rocks, and, once built, become usable STASH units. Players can check which units they've already built/filled by visiting Watson and reading the noticeboard within his house.
Depending on the scenery the emote clue is located in, STASH may differ in appearance to appear as inconspicuous as possible. For a list of the locations of all STASH units as well as its building materials, visit this page.
|Constructed STASH units|
Possible rewards[edit | edit source]
|Treasure Trail complete!|
The music that plays upon completing a Treasure Trail.
There are a total of 638 Unique rewards from all tiers of Clue scrolls. Starting with Hard Clues rewards may also include increasing access to items from the Mega Rare drop table such as Gilded Armour or Third Age equipment.
Universal rewards[edit | edit source]
Universal rewards are only available from easy Treasure Trails and above.
|God pages for God books.|
|Charge dragonstone jewellery scrolls|
|Master scroll book|
|Clue scroll (master)|
Beginner rewards[edit | edit source]
|Sandwich lady outfit|
|Ornament kits (Zamorak, Saradomin, and Guthix)|
|Trimmed monk's robes|
|Amulet of defence (t)|
Easy rewards[edit | edit source]
As well as the unique Treasure Trails rewards, players may also receive a variety of items such as black armour, black weapons, willow shortbows, coifs, leather armour, yew shortbows, salmon, trout and steel pickaxes.
Medium rewards[edit | edit source]
Hard rewards[edit | edit source]
Elite rewards[edit | edit source]
Master rewards[edit | edit source]
|3rd age equipment (along with all|
other 3rd age items)
|Gilded equipment (all pieces)|
|Kourend city hoods|
|Robes of darkness|
|Ring of coins|
|Left eye patch|
|Obsidian cape (r)|
|Half moon spectacles|
|Ale of the gods|
|Bucket helm (g)|
Average rewards value[edit | edit source]
For the average value of each completed clue scroll, see the table below.
|Milestone reward||Clue scrolls|
Ranks[edit | edit source]
A player may check the amount of Treasure Trails they have completed by clicking on the Treasure Trail Statistics or by checking the Adventure log in their Player-owned house. These interfaces also show the player's Treasure Trails rank.
|Completed clue scrolls||Rank|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|17 February 2021
Two new elite Treasure Trail steps were added.
|8 October 2015
Increased the zone check for an emote clue at the Observatory.
|2 July 2015
(update | poll)
All clue scrolls now have a right-click 'Check steps' option that will allow you to see exactly how many steps you have completed so far.
|18 June 2015
You will now be able to have up to one clue scroll of each tier and will be able to complete clue scrolls of different tiers simultaneously.
|22 January 2015
You can no longer receive a clue scroll if Priestess Zul-Gwenwynig is protecting one for you.
|17 July 2014
(update | poll)
|19 June 2014
(update | poll)
You can no longer receive a clue scroll drop if you have a skill challenge scroll. Appended text on various clue scrolls to make them a little clearer. Fixed a few clue scroll typos.
|12 June 2014
|1 May 2014
Clue scrolls are now universally dropped in addition to other drops rather than instead of them.
References[edit | edit source]
|Distractions and Diversions|