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This is the quick guide for Dealing with Scabaras.
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Start pointQuest map icon
Dealing with Scabaras icon
Speak with the High Priest of Sophanem
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyMaster Master
Official lengthLong
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest Quests:

If Contact! was completed prior to the addition of Stolen Hearts and Diamond in the Rough, they must be completed before Dealing with Scabaras can be started.


The higher your Agility, Thieving and Strength levels are above the required levels, the easier and shorter the quest becomes
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat

Running errands

  • Talk to the High Priest in Sophanem. (Chat 1)
  • Climb the ladder behind the prayer altar.
  • Talk to Maisa. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to the High Priest.
  • Go to the south-east corner of the agility pyramid, take the rope shortcut just to the east.
    • If you haven't unlocked this shortcut, enter to the swamp south-east of Sophanem and go north.
  • Climb the low wall and talk to the people by the campfire. Read their questions carefully and always round down. (Chat 13)
  • Talk to them again for an empty crate.
  • Talk to Simon Templeton at the agility pyramid. (Chat 111)
  • Fetch the bronze items that are written in your quest guide.
  • While standing in the desert, use Ugthanki dung on the bronze items.
  • Use the bronze items on the crate, and give it to Simon.
  • Retrieve the gold pyramid from the agility pyramid.
  • Loot 10 golden items from the pyramid (or buy them).
  • Hand the 10 gold items and the gold pyramid into Simon.
  • Talk to the archaeologists for a book.
  • Kill undead creatures nearby until you get 4 different Scabarite notes. They should have different examine texts.
    • Zombies and Skeletons to the north.
    • Mummies to the west.
    • Locust Lancers in the swamp to the south-east.
  • Copy the 4 notes to the log.
  • Talk to the archaeologists.
  • Run north and enter the northernmost dungeon.
  • Remove the logs from the storage box.

A test of speed, skill and luck

  • The next section is a race against time. Read it fully before continuing.
    • Stoke the furnace.
    • Talk to the golem. (Chat 3412)
    • Relight the furnace.
    • Thieving room:
      1. Take note of every rune by revealing all rune slots. You should finish with 8 attempts left.
      2. Click the cog on the right to increase your attempts.
      3. Finally match the runes referencing what you have written down.
    • Agility room:
      • Cross the pipe and pull the lever.
Scabarite Hive dungeon map
    • Strength room:
      • Pull the lever.
    • Combat room:
      • Kill the level 92 Giant scarab.
      • Pull the lever.
  • Run to the High Priest of Scabaras using the map below. Disarm the traps along the way.
  • Talk to the High Priest. (Chat 22)
  • Defeat him.
  • Talk to him again. (Chat 41)
  • Defeat him.
  • Talk to him once more. (Chat 42)
  • Defeat him.
  • Talk to him once more. (Chat 41)
  • Return to the High Priest in Sophanem.
  • Quest complete!


Dealing with Scarabas reward
  • 1 quest point
  • 7,000 Strength experience
  • 7,000 Thieving experience
  • 7,000 Agility experience
  • 7,000 Prayer experience
  • The ability to craft an Enchanted water tiara - protects you from the Desert heat effect
    • To craft an enchanted tiara, use water runes on a normal water tiara (they will be stored inside the tiara); every time the player takes a 'drink', the total number of water runes stored in the tiara will decrease by three.
    • Destroy the enchanted tiara to get the normal water tiara and remaining water runes back—they will drop on the ground.
    • You can have only one enchanted water tiara at any given time.
  • 2 Treasure Hunter keys and 2 Hearts of Ice
Additional rewards/activities
  • Talk to Simon Templeton about the job he mentioned during the quest. He sends you to talk with the Pyramid Plunder mummy. After the mummy refuses, return to Simon. Simon will now accept noted pyramid treasures (from Pyramid Plunder), except golden ones, to exchange for money.
    • The dialogue for doing so: "Jokes aside, you've been a good sport. As a favour, from now on I'm willing to take bank certificates of any objects you get from that miserable mummy's pyramid plunder. Well, any but the gold ones, that is - you might [be?] tempted to fake stuff if theres profit involved, as we both know."
  • Scabarites Notes miniquest
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