Wise Old Man tasks

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Wise Old Man tasks
Wise Old Man tasks.png
Released 6 June 2005 (Update)
Type Minigame
Members Yes
Location Draynor Village
Participants 1
Skills None
Reward currency None
Tutorial No
Music None

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 inventory imageAnchovies Beer glass inventory imageBeer glass Bones inventory imageBones
Bronze arrow inventory imageBronze arrow Bronze bar inventory imageBronze bar Bronze dagger inventory imageBronze dagger
Bronze axe inventory imageBronze axe Bronze mace inventory imageBronze mace Bronze med helm inventory imageBronze med helm
Bronze spear inventory imageBronze spear Bronze sword inventory imageBronze sword Beer inventory imageBeer
Cadava berries inventory imageCadava berries Cooked chicken inventory imageCooked chicken Cooked meat inventory imageCooked meat
Copper ore inventory imageCopper ore Cowhide inventory imageCowhide Egg inventory imageEgg
Feather inventory imageFeather Grain inventory imageGrain Iron bar inventory imageIron bar
Iron mace inventory imageIron mace Iron ore inventory imageIron ore Leather boots inventory imageLeather boots
Leather gloves inventory imageLeather gloves Logs inventory imageLogs Molten glass inventory imageMolten glass
Potato inventory imagePotato Raw rat meat inventory imageRaw rat meat Rune essence inventory imageRune essence
(pure accepted)
Shrimps inventory imageShrimps Silk inventory imageSilk Leather inventory imageLeather
Tin ore inventory imageTin ore Soft clay inventory imageSoft clay

Hard task items[edit | edit source]

Items
Ball of wool inventory imageBall of wool Bow string inventory imageBow string Bread inventory imageBread
Bronze arrowtips inventory imageBronze arrowtips Bronze knife inventory imageBronze knife Bronze warhammer inventory imageBronze warhammer
Bronze wire inventory imageBronze wire Headless arrow inventory imageHeadless arrow Swamp paste inventory imageSwamp paste
Iron arrowtips inventory imageIron arrowtips Iron knife inventory imageIron knife Iron warhammer inventory imageIron warhammer
Leather cowl inventory imageLeather cowl Pot of flour inventory imagePot of flour Unfired pie dish inventory imageUnfired pie dish
Unfired pot inventory imageUnfired 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 280-300 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 opal1Uncommon32412
Uncut red topaz.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut red topaz with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut red topaz1Uncommon2,00224
Uncut emerald.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Uncommon49930
Uncut ruby.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Uncommon1,07560
Uncut jade.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut jade with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut jade1Uncommon13318
Uncut diamond.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Rare2,912120

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 rune2–50Common10–2502–50
Mind rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Mind rune with rarity Common in quantity 2-50Mind rune2–50Common6–1502–50
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 rune1–25Common125–3,125144–3,600
Nature rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Nature rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-25Nature rune1–25Common163–4,075108–2,700
Chaos rune.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 1-25Chaos rune1–25Common74–1,85054–1,350

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
Grimy guam leaf.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1-10 (noted)Grimy guam leaf1–10 (noted)Common45–4507–70
Grimy marrentill.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1-10 (noted)Grimy marrentill1–10 (noted)Common23–2308–80
Grimy tarromin.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1-10 (noted)Grimy tarromin1–10 (noted)Common91–9109–90
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Common in quantity 1-10 (noted)Grimy ranarr weed1–10 (noted)Common7,469–74,69018–180
Grimy harralander.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Grimy harralander with rarity Common in quantity 1-10 (noted)Grimy harralander1–10 (noted)Common642–6,4209–90

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 seed1–4Common1–42–8
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 seed1–6Uncommon2–123–18
Cactus seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Cactus seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Cactus seed1Uncommon6359
Cadavaberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Cadavaberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Cadavaberry seed1Uncommon15
Hammerstone seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Hammerstone seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-9Hammerstone seed1–9Uncommon2–181–9
Jangerberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Jangerberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Jangerberry seed1Uncommon236
Barley seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Barley seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-13Barley seed1–13Uncommon1–131–13
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 seed1Uncommon310
Jute seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Jute seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-9Jute seed1–9Uncommon2–183–27
Woad seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Woad seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Woad seed1Uncommon16
Guam seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Guam seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Guam seed1Uncommon60
Marrentill seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Marrentill seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Marrentill seed1Uncommon61
Tarromin seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Tarromin seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Tarromin seed1Uncommon191
Toadflax seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Toadflax seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,5466
Harralander seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Harralander seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Harralander seed1Uncommon252
Watermelon seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Watermelon seed2Uncommon3266
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 seed4Uncommon1216
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 seed1Uncommon115
Asgarnian seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Asgarnian seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-7Asgarnian seed1–7Uncommon2–141–7
Sweetcorn seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Sweetcorn seed2Uncommon48
Whiteberry seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Whiteberry seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Whiteberry seed1Uncommon779
Wildblood seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Wildblood seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3Wildblood seed3Uncommon10824
Limpwurt seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Limpwurt seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Limpwurt seed1Rare187
Snape grass seed.png: Wise Old Man tasks drops Snape grass seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Snape grass seed1Rare2,08456