The crystal teleport seed has four teleport charges when initially received and, when used up, can be recharged in several ways. A crystal teleport seed can only be recharged if it is completely out of charges.
The elves, Eluned or Ilfeen, can be paid to recharge crystal teleport seeds. This method of charging adds three charges to the seed. The cost of recharging with elves decreases after each recharge. The recharge count is by player, rather than by crystal. These elves can recharge more than one crystal at once. While there are several places that players can meet Eluned or Ilfeen, the recharging service can be completed anywhere by using the spell NPC Contact and talking to Eluned.
Before the 15 September2010 update, the crystal teleport seed's inventory icon was small. This update enlarged the icon, making it easier to click. As of the 6 October 2010 update, the crystal teleport seed's inventory icon was changed back to the original size. With the release of the second batch of Prifddinas on 11 November2014, the icon was updated with a new image.
Originally, the crystal seed was a one-click teleport to Lletya. With the addition of the Temple of Light destination, this functionality was removed. Some players purposefully did not collect the quest rewards in order to keep the one-click teleport. After player feedback, this ability was restored on 15 September 2010. Instead of a dialogue box, a right-click option allowed the teleport to the Temple of Light.
The crystal teleport seed will only work up to level 20 wilderness.
If you attempt to alchemise a crystal teleport seed, a message appears in the chatbox saying: "You can't do that to an elven crystal!"
There is a bug where a charged crystal teleport seed's options will appear over a different item if placed in the same spot in the inventory. However the original item would function as normal through the crystal teleport seed's options. This can be worked around by moving the item to a different spot in the inventory. This has not yet been fixed.