Treasure Trails/Guide/Cryptic clues/Easy

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Cryptic clues are common riddle clues that can be found in all level Treasure Trails. These clues demand a fairly wide variety of tasks. The tasks range from speaking to an NPC, searching a designated crate, or directing the player to dig in some fairly obscure location. For higher difficulty Treasure Trails, players may have to complete additional side tasks in order to complete the clue. These side task challenges may include finding a key or completing a puzzle box.

When doing medium Treasure Trails, clues will occasionally lead to a locked chest or drawer, which requires a key to open. Attempting to open the chest or drawer will provide a clue to which specific, usually local, monster to kill. Monsters that drop treasure trail keys drop them only when the player is in possession of that clue. It is worth noting that for clue steps involving keys, it is possible to obtain the key before reading the hint, which could save the player some time.

During hard or master clues, players may receive a puzzle box challenge from a NPC. Players must unscramble the image in order to receive the next clue or the reward.

During master clues, players are given three cryptic clues. Players must go to the destination each cryptic provides and dig at the correct spot to obtain a torn part of the clue scroll. When all three are obtained they automatically fuse to become the next step in the treasure trail or a casket.

Easy Cryptic clues

Clue Notes Task Image
A crate found in the tower of a church is your next location. Climb the ladder and search the crates on the first floor in the church in East Ardougne. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate Ardougne church.png
Belladonna, my dear. If only I had gloves, then I could hold you at last. Talk to the Tool leprechaun at Belladonna farming patch at Draynor Manor. Talk.png Cryptic clue - belladonna leprechaun.png
Dig between some ominous stones in Falador. Three standing stones inside a walled area. East of the northern Falador gate. Spade.png Cryptic clue - dig ominous stones falador.png
Dig in the centre of a great kingdom of 5 cities. Dig in front of the large statue in the centre of Great Kourend. Spade.png Cryptic clue - dig centre Kourend statue.png
Dig near some giant mushrooms behind the Grand Tree. Dig near the red mushrooms north-west of the Grand Tree. Spade.png Cryptic clue - dig mushrooms.png
Dig under Ithoi's cabin. Dig under Ithoi the Navigator's cabin. Players must have started The Corsair Curse quest in order to reach the Corsair Cove. Spade.png Cryptic clue - dig Ithoi's cabin.png
Dig where only the skilled, the wealthy, or the brave can choose not to visit again. Dig at Lumbridge spawn (teleport area). Spade.png Cryptic clue - dig lumbridge spawn.png
I'd like to hear some music. Come and see me on the bridge in Falador Park, and play: <some music>

Thanks, Cecilia

Speak to Cecilia, who is located on the bridge in Falador Park. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to Cecilia.png
Impossible to make angry. Speak to Abbot Langley. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak Abbot Langley.png
I wonder how many bronze swords he has handed out. Talk to Vannaka. He can be found in Edgeville Dungeon. Talk.png Cryptic clue - vannaka edgeville dungeon.png
I would make a chemistry joke, but I'm afraid I wouldn't get a reaction. Talk to Chemist in Rimmington. Talk.png Cryptic clue - chemist rimmington.png
I wouldn't wear this jean on my legs. Talk to Father Jean in the Hosidius church. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk Father Jean.png
Look in the ground floor crates of houses in Falador. The house east of Falador East Bank. Search.png Cryptic clue - The house east of the east bank.png
Monk's residence in the far west. See robe storage device. Search the drawers upstairs in the chapel found on the southern coast of Hosidius. Directly south of the player-owned house portal. Search.png Cryptic clue - see robe storage device.png
One of the sailors in Port Sarim is your next destination. Speak to Captain Tobias on the docks of Port Sarim. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk captain tobias port sarim.png
Salty peter. Talk to Konoo who is digging saltpetre in Hosidius. Cryptic clue - talk konoo zeah.png
Search a bookcase in Lumbridge swamp. Located in Father Urhney's house. Search.png Cryptic clue - search bookcase lumbridge swamp.png
Search a bookcase in the Wizards tower. The bookcase located on the ground floor. Search.png Cryptic clue - search bookcase wizards tower.png
Search a crate in the Haymaker's arms. Search the crate in the north-east corner of The Haymaker's Arms tavern east of the Woodcutting Guild. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate haymaker's arms.png
Search a wardrobe in Draynor. Go to Aggie's house and search the wardrobe in northern wall. Search.png Cryptic clue - draynor wardrobe.png
Search the chest in Fred the Farmer's bedroom. Search the chest by Fred the Farmer's bed in his house north-west of Lumbridge Search.png Cryptic clue - search chest fred the farmer.png
Search chests found in the upstairs of shops in Port Sarim. Search the chest in the upstairs of Wydin's Food Store, on the east wall. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chest wydin upstairs.png
Search for a crate in a building in Hemenster. House north of the Fishing Contest quest area, west of Grandpa Jack. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate hemenster.png
Search for a crate in Varrock Castle. Search the crate in the corner of the kitchen in Varrock Castle. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate varrock palace.png
Search for a crate on the ground floor of a house in Seers' Village. Search inside Phantuwti Fanstuwi Farsight's house, located south of the pub in Seers' Village. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate phantuwti seers.png
Search the bookcase in the monastery. Search the southeastern bookcase at Edgeville Monastery. Search.png Cryptic clue - search bookcase monastery.png
Search the eastern bookcase in Father Urhney's house. Father Urhney's house is found in the western end of the Lumbridge Swamp. Search.png Cryptic clue - search bookcase urhney.png
Search the boxes in a shop in Taverley. The box inside Gaius' Two Handed Shop. Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes taverley.png
Search the boxes in one of the tents in Al Kharid. Search the crates in the tent east of the Silk trader. Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes tents al kharid.png
Search the boxes in the goblin house near Lumbridge. Goblin house on the eastern side of the river. Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes goblin house lumbridge.png
Search the boxes in the house near the south entrance to Varrock. The first house on the left when entering the city from the southern entrance. Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes south entrance varrock.png
Search the boxes just outside the Armour shop in East Ardougne. Outside Zenesha's Plate Mail Body Shop. Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes east ardougne armour shop.png
Search the boxes of Falador's general store. Falador General Store Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes falador general store.png
Search the boxes next to a chest that needs a crystal key. Crystal chest Search.png Cryptic clue - search boxes near crystal chest.png
Search the bucket in the Port Sarim jail. Players can only enter the jail cell by incriminating yourself at the Shantay Pass. Talk to Shantay and identify yourself as an outlaw after asking what the place is. Once you are sent to the jail, refuse to pay the 5gp fine twice and you will be sent to the Port Sarim Jail. Search.png Cryptic clue - search bucket port sarim jail.png
Search the bush at the digsite centre. The bush is on the east side of the first pathway towards the Digsite from the Exam Centre. Search.png Cryptic clue - search bush digsite centre.png
Search the chest in Barbarian Village. The chest located in the house with a Spinning wheel icon.png. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chest barbarian village.png
Search the chest in the Duke of Lumbridge's bedroom. The Duke's room is on the 1st floor[?] in Lumbridge Castle. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chest lumbridge duke.png
Search the chest in the left-hand tower of Camelot Castle. Located on the 2nd floor[?] of the western tower of Camelot. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chest left tower camelot.png
Search the chests in the Dwarven Mine. The chest is on the western wall, where Hura's Crossbow Shop is, in the Dwarven Mine. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chests dwarven mine.png
Search the chests upstairs in Al Kharid Palace. The chest is located in the north-east corner on the first floor. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chests al kharid palace.png
Search the Coffin in Edgeville. Search the coffin located by the Wilderness teleport lever. Search.png Cryptic clue - search coffin edgeville.png
Search the crate in the left-hand tower of Lumbridge Castle. Located on the first floor of the southern tower at the Lumbridge Castle entrance. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate left tower lumbridge.png
Search the crate in the Toad and Chicken pub. The Toad and Chicken pub is located in Burthorpe. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate toad chicken pub.png
Search the crate near a cart in Port Khazard. Search by the southern Khazard General Store in Port Khazard. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate port khazard.png
Search the crates in a bank in Varrock. Search in the basement of the West Varrock bank. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates west varrock bank.png
Search the crates in a house in Yanille that has a piano. The house is located north-west of the bank. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates piano yanille.png
Search the crates in Canifis. Search inside the shop, Rufus' Meat Emporium. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates canifis.png
Search the crates in Draynor Manor. Top floor of the manor. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates draynor manor.png
Search the crates in East Ardougne's general store. Located south of the Ardougne church. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates east ardougne general.png
Search the crates in Falador General store. The Falador General Store can be found by the northern entrance to the city. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates falador general store.png
Search the crates in Horvik's armoury. Horvik's in Varrock. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates horvik.png
Search the crates in the Barbarian Village helmet shop. Peksa's Helmet Shop in Barbarian Village. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates barbarian village.png
Search the crates in the Dwarven mine. Search the east of the Ice Mountain ladder entrance in the Drogo's Mining Emporium. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates dwarven mine.png
Search the crates in the guard house of the northern gate of East Ardougne. The guard house is north-east of the Handelmort Mansion. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates guard house east ardougne.png
Search the crates in the most north-western house in Al Kharid. Search the crates in the house, marked with a Cooking range icon.png icon, south-east of the gem stall. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates northwest house al kharid.png
Search the crates in the outhouse of the long building in Taverley. Located in the small building attached by a fence to the main building. Climb over the stile. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crate outhouse taverley.png
Search the crates in the Port Sarim Fishing shop. Search the crates, by the door, in Gerrant's Fishy Business in Port Sarim. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates port sarim fishing.png
Search the crate in Rommiks crafting shop in Rimmington. The crates in Rommik's Crafty Supplies in Rimmington. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates Rommiks shop.png
Search the crates in the shed just north of East Ardougne. The crates in the shed north of the northern Ardougne bank. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates east ardougne shed.png
Search the crates near a cart in Varrock. South-east of Varrock Palace, south of the tree farming patch. Search.png Cryptic clue - crate near varrock cart .png
Search the single crate in Horvik's smithy in Varrock. Horvik's Smithy is found north-east of of Varrock Square. Search.png Cryptic clue - horvik's single crate.png
Search the drawers above Varrock's shops. Located upstairs in Thessalia's Fine Clothes shop in Varrock. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers varrock shops.png
Search the drawers found upstairs in East Ardougne's houses. Upstairs of the pub north of the Ardougne Castle. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers east ardougne.png
Search the drawers in a house in Draynor Village. The drawer is located in the northernmost house in Draynor Village. Search.png Cryptic clue - draynor village drawers.png
Search the drawers in Catherby's Archery shop. Hickton's Archery Emporium in Catherby. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers catherby archery.png
Search the drawers in Falador's chain mail shop. Wayne's Chains - Chainmail Specialist store at the southern Falador walls. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers falador chain mail shop.png
Search the drawers in one of Gertrude's bedrooms. Kanel's bedroom (southeastern room), outside of west Varrock. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers gertrude.png
Search the drawers in the ground floor of a shop in Yanille. Search the drawers in Yanille's hunting shop. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers yanille hunting shop.png
Search the drawers in the house next to the Port Sarim mage shop. House east of Betty's. Contains a cooking sink. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers port sarim house.png
Search the drawers in the upstairs of a house in Catherby. Perdu's house in Catherby. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers upstairs catherby.png
Search the drawers of houses in Burthorpe. Inside Hild's house in the north-east corner of Burthorpe. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawer burthrope.png
Search the drawers on the first floor of a building overlooking Ardougne's Market. Climb the ladder in the house north of the market. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers house ardougne market.png
Search the drawers upstairs in Falador's shield shop. Cassie's Shield Shop at the northern Falador entrance. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers falador shield shop.png
Search the drawers, upstairs in the bank to the East of Varrock. East Varrock bank. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers upstairs bank east varrock.png
Search the drawers upstairs of houses in eastern part of Falador. House is located east of the eastern Falador bank and south of the fountain. The house is indicated by the Cooking range icon.png icon on the minimap. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers falador houses.png
Search the open crate found in a small farmhouse in Hosidius. Cabbages grow outside. The house is east of the mess in Hosidius. Search.png Cryptic clue - search crates near hosidius general.png
Search the tents in the Imperial Guard camp in Burthorpe for some boxes. Search in the tents in north-west corner of the camp. Search.png Cryptic clue - search tents burthorpe.png
Search the wheelbarrow in Rimmington mine. The Rimmington mining site is located north of Rimmington. Search.png Cryptic clue - search wheelbarrow rimmington mine.png
Search through chests found in the upstairs of houses in eastern Falador. The house is located south-west of the Falador Party Room. There are two chests in the room; search the northern chest. Search.png Cryptic clue - search chests falador upstairs.png
Search through some drawers in the upstairs of a house in Rimmington. On the first floor of the house north of Hetty the Witch's house in Rimmington. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers rimmington.png
Search through some drawers found in Taverley's houses. The south-eastern most house, south of Jatix's Herblore Shop. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers taverley.png
Search upstairs in the houses of Seers' Village for some drawers. Located in the house with the spinning wheel. South of the Seers' Village bank. Search.png Cryptic clue - search drawers seers village.png
Someone watching the fights in the Duel Arena is your next destination. Talk to Jeed, found on the upper floors, at the Duel Arena. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk jeed duel arena.png
Speak to Arhein in Catherby. Arhein is just south of the Catherby bank. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk arhein catherby.png
Speak to Doric, who lives north of Falador. Doric is found north of Falador and east of the Taverley gate. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak doric falador.png
Speak to Ellis in Al Kharid. Ellis is tanner just north of Al Kharid bank. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk ellis al kharid.png
Speak to Gaius in Taverley. Gaius is found at the north-west corner in Taverley. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak gaius taverley.png
Speak to Hans to solve the clue. Hans can be found at Lumbridge Castle. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak hans lumbridge.png
Speak to Jatix in Taverley. Jatix is found in the middle of Taverley. Cryptic clue - speak jatix taverley.png
Speak to Ned in Draynor Village. Ned is found north or the Draynor bank. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak ned draynor.png
Speak to Rusty north of Falador Rusty can be found north-east of Falador on the way to the Mind altar. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak rusty falador.png
Speak to Sarah at Falador farm. Talk to Sarah at Falador farm, north of Port Sarim. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak sarah falador farm.png
Speak to Sir Kay in Camelot Castle. Sir Kay can be found in the courtyard at Camelot Castle. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak sir kay camelot.png
Speak to the bartender of the Blue Moon Inn in Varrock. Talk to the bartender in Blue Moon Inn in Varrock. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak bartender blue moon inn varrock.png
Speak to the Lady of the Lake. Talk to the Lady of the Lake in Taverley. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak lady of the lake.png
Speak to the staff of Sinclair mansion. Speak to Louisa, on the ground floor, found at the Sinclair Mansion. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak louisa sinclair mansion.png
Strength potions with red spiders' eggs? He is quite a herbalist. Talk to Apothecary in South-western Varrock. (The) Apothecary is just north-west of the Varrock Swordshop. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk apothecary varrock.png
Surrounded by white walls and gems. Talk to Herquin, the gem store owner in Falador. Talk.png Cryptic clue - herquin falador.png
Talk to Ali the Leaflet Dropper north of the Al Kharid mine. Ali the Leaflet Dropper can be found roaming north of the Al Kharid mine. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk ali the leaflet dropper.png
Talk to Ambassador Spanfipple in the White Knights Castle. Ambassador Spanfipple can be found roaming on the 1st floor[?] of the White Knights' Castle. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk ambassador spanfipple.png
Talk to a party-goer in Falador. Lucy is the bartender on the 1st floor[?] of the Party Room. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk lucy falador.png
Talk to Cassie in Falador. Cassie is found just south-east of the northern Falador gate. Talk.png Cryptic clue - speak cassie falador.png
Talk to Charles in Port Piscarilius. Charles is found by Veos' ship in Port Piscarilius. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to charles.png
Talk to the cook in the Blue Moon Inn in Varrock. The Blue Moon Inn can be found by the southern entrance to Varrock. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to blue moon cook.png
Talk to Ermin. Ermin can be found on the 1st floor[?] of the tree house south-east of the Gnome Agility Course. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk ermin.png
Talk to the barber in the Falador barber shop. The Hairdresser can be found in the barber shop, north of the west Falador bank. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk hairdresser falador barber shop.png
Talk to the bartender of the Rusty Anchor in Port Sarim. The Rusty Anchor is located in the north of Port Sarim. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk bartender rusty anchor.png
Talk to the Doomsayer. Doomsayer can be found just north of Lumbridge Castle entrance. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk doomsayer.png
Talk to Morgan in his house at Draynor Village. Morgan can be found in the house with the Quest start icon.png map icon. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk morgan.png
Talk to the mother of a basement dwelling son. Evil Dave's mother, Doris, is located in the house west of Edgeville bank. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk doris edgeville.png
Talk to the Squire in the White Knights' castle in Falador. The Squire is located in the courtyard of the White Knights' Castle. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk squire falador.png
Talk to Turael in Burthorpe. Turael is located in the small house east of the Toad and Chicken inn. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to Turael.png
Talk to Wayne at Wayne's Chains in Falador. Wayne's shop is found directly south of the White Knights' Castle. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to wayne.png
Talk to Zeke in Al Kharid. Zeke is the owner of the scimitar shop in Al Kharid. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk zeke al kharid.png
Thanks, Grandma! Tynan can be found in the north-east corner of Port Piscarilius. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to tynan.png
The hand ain't listening. Talk to The Face located by the manhole just north of the Port Sarim fishing shop. Talk.png Cryptic clue - talk to the face.png