Soul Obelisk
Soul Obelisk
Release date 10 February 2009 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest no
Location Soul Wars
Examine Pulses with the energy of countless trapped souls.

The Soul obelisk is an artefact used "to harvest the souls of the weak and unready." It is featured in the Soul Wars minigame.

In the minigame, players try to capture the soul obelisk. Once the obelisk is captured, players may use the Soul fragments on the obelisk in order to lower the enemy avatar's Slayer level.

In the quest Nomad's Requiem, it is confirmed that Nomad created the soul obelisk and all soul shards used on it are transferred to his 'throne' which siphons their power into him, causing him to gain tremendous power.

In the quest Nomad's Elegy, Nomad brings the Soul Obelisk and the souls absorbed by it with him to The Underworld. He uses it to siphon power and act as a power source of his horrific construction Gielinor. After Gielinor's destruction and Nomad's defeat, the soul obelisk somehow manages to get back to the real world to the place it used to be.


The obelisk is located at the centre of the Soul Wars island.

Soul Wars map

Behind the Scenes

Below is the quote mentioning the obelisk:

On the deepest, darkest, most mysterious of our backwater islands, an eternal struggle rages, unknown to the residents of RuneScape until now. Structured much like Castle Wars, this will be a "quick to access, tough to master" conflict-based minigame. The avatars of Destruction and Creation vie for control of the Soul Obelisk, an ancient and powerful artefact used to harvest the souls of the weak and unready. Get ready to grab your blade, staff or bow and battle through Slayer creatures, collecting fragments of their souls to feed to the ever-hungry obelisk. Rewards include combat XP while playing the game, Pest Control-style XP rewards and a few new pets for you to lead.


  • The obelisk somewhat resembles the rotating obelisks (Yu Pagoda's) that Yu Yevon uses as a magic source in Final Fantasy X.
  • If during the tutorial the player goes back to the obelisk after Nomad has killed the player, Zimberfizz reveals that Nomad created the soul obelisk.
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