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Release date 13 June 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series None
Developer(s) James B
Age Fifth Age
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In the Abyss miniquest, the player helps the Zamorakians access the rune essence mines so that they can craft their own runes. Previously it had been a Saradominist secret, but the Mage of Zamorak asks for the player's help in learning it.


Start pointQuest map icon.png The Mage of Zamorak at the end of the River Lum in the Wilderness (Roams levels 4-7).
Member requirementP2P icon.png Members only
Official difficultyNone
Official lengthShort
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable. Rune Mysteries
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. Unlocking the Ardougne and Edgeville lodestones is recommended to save time, as well as a Wicked hood for quick transportation to the Wizards' Tower.
Enemies to defeat
  • None

Starting off

  • Follow the River Lum near Edgeville until you reach the Mage of Zamorak; he wanders around level 4-7 Wilderness. Talk to him and he will explain to you that it is too dangerous to talk in the Wilderness. He wants you to meet him back at Varrock. Note that he will not talk to you if you are wearing Saradomin or Guthix items.
  • Head to Varrock and find him located at the Zamorak Chaos Temple (south-east of Aubury's Rune Shop). Talk to him there and then ask him where he gets his runes from when the question is available. He will tell you about the Abyss and that he is having problems. Say that you will help him.

Getting the readings

  • He will then give you a scrying orb. He will explain that you need to travel to the Rune Essence mine from three different locations with the orb in your inventory. This will give the scrying orb readings of where you traveled from and how you got there.
  • Travel to the rune essence mines from three of the five locations.
  • When you are done, go back to the Chaos Temple in Varrock. Speak to the Zamorakian Mage and he will give you 1,000 Runecrafting experience, an Abyssal book and a small pouch, used to hold 3 rune essence. Then ask him to teleport you to the Abyss; he will tell you this is not the place to talk, then says "meet me back in the wild, you remember the place."
  • Travel back to the Wilderness and talk to him again. He will warn you about the monsters and perils that roam the Abyss. Request to teleport to the Abyss and you complete the miniquest.
  • If you are wearing any Saradomin equipment, he will tell you to take it off before speaking to him, because it is disrespecting the "holy place."



Music unlocked

Required for completing

Completion of the Abyss miniquest is required for the following: