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Start pointQuest map icon
Defender of Varrock icon
Captain Rovin, in the north-west tower of Varrock Palace.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyExperienced Experienced
Official lengthMedium to Long
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest Quests:
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat


  • Dismiss any followers now.
  • Talk to Captain Rovin in Varrock Palace, northwest tower top floor. (Chat 11)
  • Enter the graveyard then talk to Hartwin.
  • Follow the footprints near the graveyard entrance, searching bushes, trees, stumps, mushrooms, and bones.
  • The trail eventually leads to Simon near the Chaos Temple.
  • Run south to the trapdoor, unlock it and climb down.

Undead army

  • Run north and look over the balcony.
  • Run west and take 3 bottles.
  • Kill 3 Armoured zombies, using your bottles on red mist to fill them.
  • Proceed deeper into the cave through the door.
  • Run north and refill your bottles.
  • Go through the next door and peer over another balcony.
  • Return to Captain Rovin.
  • South of Port sarim, Talk to Thurgo. (Chat 3)
    • If you don't have a blurite ore, now is the opportune time to mine one.
  • Climb Ice Mountain, west of Edgeville.
  • Dig with your spade 2 steps east of the white tree.
  • Excavate the churned-up snow then enter the hole.
  • Talk to Ramarno. (Chat 4)
  • Use blurite ore on the forge.
  • Talk to Ramarno for a cutscene.

Zombie invasion

  • Return to Captain Rovin, ignoring the zombies. He gives you a restored shield.
  • In the palace library, talk to Reldo. (Chat 3)
  • Read the Varrock Census on the lectern.
  • Search the scrolls on the floor a few steps south after talking to Reldo about the situation.
  • Read the list of elders scroll.

Shield of Arrav

  • Talk to the following NPCs until one mentions they are not a blood descendant:
    • King Roald (Chat 1)
    • Aeonisig Raispher, next to King Roald (Chat 11)
    • Sir Prysin, in a room west of the King
    • Curator Haig Halen, in the museum (Chat 1)
    • Horvik the smith northeast of Varrock's fountain (Chat 2)
    • Talk to Dimintheis in south-east Varrock where you started Family Crest. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to Captain Rovin.
  • Quest complete!


Defender of Varrock reward
Additional rewards/activities
Music unlocked
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