Wise Old Man tasks

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The Wise Old Man can assign various tasks on member worlds and give small rewards in return.

The most common tasks are to fetch between 3 and 15 of one of the following items (this list may not be exhaustive). They can be brought in more than one load. The Wise Old Man doesn't accept bank notes, as they have no use to him.

Item delivery[edit | edit source]

These make up approximately 82% of all tasks.

Easy task items[edit | edit source]

Items
Anchovies.pngAnchovies Beer glass.pngBeer glass Bones.pngBones
Bronze arrow 5.pngBronze arrow Bronze bar.pngBronze bar Bronze dagger.pngBronze dagger
Bronze axe.pngBronze axe Bronze mace.pngBronze mace Bronze med helm.pngBronze med helm
Bronze spear.pngBronze spear Bronze sword.pngBronze sword Beer.pngBeer
Cadava berries.pngCadava berries Cooked chicken.pngCooked chicken Cooked meat.pngCooked meat
Copper ore.pngCopper ore Cowhide.pngCowhide Egg.pngEgg
Feather.pngFeather Grain.pngGrain Iron bar.pngIron bar
Iron mace.pngIron mace Iron ore.pngIron ore Leather boots.pngLeather boots
Leather gloves.pngLeather gloves Logs.pngLogs Molten glass.pngMolten glass
Potato.pngPotato Raw rat meat.pngRaw rat meat Rune essence.pngRune essence
(pure accepted)
Shrimps.pngShrimps Silk.pngSilk Leather.pngLeather
Tin ore.pngTin ore Soft clay.pngSoft clay

Hard task items[edit | edit source]

Items
Ball of wool.pngBall of wool Bow string.pngBow string Bread.pngBread
Bronze arrowtips.pngBronze arrowtips Bronze knife.pngBronze knife Bronze warhammer.pngBronze warhammer
Bronze wire.pngBronze wire Headless arrow.pngHeadless arrow Swamp paste.pngSwamp paste
Iron arrowtips.pngIron arrowtips Iron knife.pngIron knife Iron warhammer.pngIron warhammer
Leather cowl.pngLeather cowl Pot of flour.pngPot of flour Unfired pie dish.pngUnfired pie dish
Unfired pot.pngUnfired pot

Letter delivery[edit | edit source]

Some tasks require the player to deliver a letter to one of the following NPCs. In these cases the recipient will reward the player, rather than the Wise Old Man. The player can read the letter before delivering it. These make up approximately 16% of all tasks.

The thing under the bed[edit | edit source]

Finally, the Wise Old Man will occasionally ask the player to investigate the thing under his bed; the player must then defeat it in combat. These make up approximately 2% of all tasks.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Upon completing an item or delivery task, the player will receive either Prayer experience or a random reward from the lists below.

Prayer experience is rewarded 43.75% of the time, and ranges either between 185 and 215 experience (for an easy task), or 370 and 430 experience (for a hard task). This requires level 3 Prayer. The task reward for killing the thing under the bed is 250-300 Hitpoints experience.

Coins[edit | edit source]

An easy task will reward 185-215 coins, and a hard task will award 990-1020. If the player has less than level 3 Prayer, the rate for coins is 9/16.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_100.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Coins with rarity 2/16 in quantity 180-220Coins180–2202/16180–220180–220
Coins_1000.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Coins with rarity 2/16 in quantity 990-1020Coins990–1,0202/16990–1,020990–1,020

Gems[edit | edit source]

The gem table is rolled 6.25% of the time.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut opal.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut opal1Uncommon16712
Uncut red topaz.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut red topaz with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut red topaz1Uncommon1,72624
Uncut emerald.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Uncommon57730
Uncut ruby.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Uncommon1,17360
Uncut jade.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut jade with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut jade1Uncommon19018
Uncut diamond.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Rare2,845120

Runes[edit | edit source]

The runes table is rolled 12.5% of the time. An easy task will reward 10 sets of runes, and a hard task will award 25. A "set of runes" consists of one of the following: 1 chaos, 1 nature, 1 law, 1 fire, 2 mind, 2 body, 2 earth, 2 water, 3 air runes. Each set is equally likely.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 3-75Air rune3–75Common15–3756–150
Water rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Water rune with rarity Common in quantity 2-50Water rune2–50Common10–2504–100
Earth rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Earth rune with rarity Common in quantity 2-50Earth rune2–50Common10–2504–100
Body rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Body rune with rarity Common in quantity 2-50Body rune2–50Common12–3002–50
Mind rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Mind rune with rarity Common in quantity 2-50Mind rune2–50Common4–1002–50
Fire rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-25Fire rune1–25Common5–1252–50
Law rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Law rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-25Law rune1–25Common140–3,500144–3,600
Nature rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Nature rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-25Nature rune1–25Common184–4,600108–2,700
Chaos rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-25Chaos rune1–25Common45–1,12554–1,350

Herbs[edit | edit source]

The herb table is rolled 12.5% of the time. An easy task will reward 3 herbs, and a hard task will award 10 herbs.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Guam leaf.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1-10Guam leaf1–10Common35–3501–10
Marrentill.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1-10Marrentill1–10Common35–3503–30
Tarromin.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1-10Tarromin1–10Common143–1,4306–60
Ranarr weed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Ranarr weed with rarity Common in quantity 1-10Ranarr weed1–10Common6,647–66,47015–150
Harralander.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Harralander with rarity Common in quantity 1-10Harralander1–10Common782–7,82012–120

Seeds[edit | edit source]

The seeds table is rolled 12.5% of the time.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Potato seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-9Potato seed1–9Common1–91–9
Onion seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Onion seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-6Onion seed1–6Common1–61–6
Tomato seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Tomato seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-4Tomato seed1–4Common2–82–8
Cabbage seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Cabbage seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-3Cabbage seed1–3Common1–31–3
Marigold seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Marigold seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-2Marigold seed1–2Common2–41–2
Yanillian seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Yanillian seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-6Yanillian seed1–6Uncommon8–483–18
Cactus seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Cactus seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Cactus seed1Uncommon5059
Cadavaberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Cadavaberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Cadavaberry seed1Uncommon25
Hammerstone seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Hammerstone seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-9Hammerstone seed1–9Uncommon3–271–9
Jangerberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Jangerberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Jangerberry seed1Uncommon336
Barley seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Barley seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-13Barley seed1–13Uncommon5–651–13
Nasturtium seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Nasturtium seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Nasturtium seed1Uncommon16
Strawberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Strawberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Strawberry seed1Uncommon410
Jute seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Jute seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-9Jute seed1–9Uncommon3–273–27
Woad seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Woad seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Woad seed1Uncommon56
Guam seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Guam seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Guam seed1Uncommon70
Marrentill seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Marrentill seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Marrentill seed1Uncommon81
Tarromin seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Tarromin seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Tarromin seed1Uncommon91
Toadflax seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Toadflax seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,3486
Harralander seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Harralander seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Harralander seed1Uncommon202
Watermelon seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Watermelon seed2Uncommon2666
Rosemary seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Rosemary seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Rosemary seed1Uncommon22
Krandorian seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Krandorian seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Krandorian seed4Uncommon2816
Redberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Redberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Redberry seed1Uncommon22
Dwellberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Dwellberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dwellberry seed1Uncommon315
Asgarnian seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Asgarnian seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-7Asgarnian seed1–7Uncommon3–211–7
Sweetcorn seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Sweetcorn seed2Uncommon68
Whiteberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Whiteberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Whiteberry seed1Uncommon579
Wildblood seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Wildblood seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3Wildblood seed3Uncommon22224
Limpwurt seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Limpwurt seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Limpwurt seed1Rare127
Snape grass seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Snape grass seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Snape grass seed1Rare2,02956