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Start pointQuest map icon
What Lies Below icon
Talk to Rat Burgiss south of Varrock
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
Official lengthShort to Medium
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • Bowl
  • 15 Chaos runes or 15 pure essence (unnoted, so it's recommended to bring the stackable chaos runes, or store the essence in some pouches)
  • Chaos Altar access via one of these methods:
  1. Either a Chaos Talisman, Chaos tiara, or Omni-talisman/Omni-tiara/Omni-talisman staff. A wicked hood works like a chaos talisman, as long as it has one inside it.
  2. Access through the Abyss.
  3. A wicked hood for its teleport.


Enemies to defeat

Starting out

  • Talk to Rat Burgiss, south-east of the Varrock lodestone by the crossroads to Lumbridge. (Chat 23)

Helping Rat

  • Immediately west of the grand exchange is a camp. Kill 5 outlaws there.
  • Take all 5 rat papers that they drop.
  • Use the 5 papers on the folder.
  • Talk to Rat. (Chat 2)

Surok Magis

Items needed: Bowl, 15 chaos runes or pure essence to craft them
  • Varrock palace library, talk to Surok Magis. (Chat 1)
  • Use any method to enter the chaos altar
  • With 15 chaos runes, use the wand on the altar.
    • If you brought essence instead, craft the runes now.
  • Give Surok Magis a bowl and the infused wand. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Rat Burgiss. (Chat 21)
  • Talk to Zaff, in his shop north-west of Varrock square. (Chat 4)
  • Talk to Surok Magis. (Chat 1)
  • Attack the King, right-click summon with the beacon ring when he has 1 life point remaining.

Finishing up

  • Return to Rat Burgiss. (Chat 2)
  • Quest complete!


What Lies Below reward
Music unlocked
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