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- 1 Quest Point.
- 8,000 Runecrafting XP, 2,000 Defence XP.
- Beacon Ring.
- Access to the Chaos Altar Shortcut.

Start PointStart Point

Speak with Rat Burgiss located at the intersection south of Varrock.

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Difficulty Rating: 2/5
Length Rating: 2/5


Skill: 35 Runecrafting.
Quest: Rune Mysteries Quest.
Item: 15 Chaos Runes, Empty Bowl, Chaos Talisman/Tiara, Bronze Pickaxe.
Other: Ability to defeat a King (Level-47).


Item: 5-10 Varrock Teleports, as there is a lot of walking required otherwise.

A traveling trader has been stranded south of Varrock after his cart was attacked by local outlaws. He needs the help of a hero to recover his lost documents, but that's not all...

The Varrock Palace Secret Guard (VPSG) are on the trail of treacherous dealings with the Monks of Zamorak. Will you be able to help the VPSG and uncover what lies below?

Part 1:
The Papers

Step 1
Talk to Rat Burgiss.
Kill 5 outlaws, take papers.
Talk to Burgiss.
Deliver letter to Surok Magis.

Speak to Rat Burgiss (Picture) who will tell you that he was attacked by outlaws that took some important papers. Tell him you will get them back for him and that you want to help. He will tell you that they took five papers and went to the north-west, you will also get a folder to put the papers in. To get the papers you will have to kill five outlaws (Picture) (one for each paper).

The outlaws are level 32 with 20 hitpointss and are located near Lucien's home from the Temple of Ikov quest. You can reach them quickly from Varrock by going to the north-west corner of castle's grounds, and going under the wall (Level 21 Agility required). Once you have killed five outlaws and gathered all the papers put them into the folder.

Return to Rat Burgiss who will ask you to deliver a letter to Surok Magis (Picture) in the Varrock Library. The message has been decrypted by 22367rh, below: 22367rh's decryption of the letter

Part 2:
The Wand

Step 2
Speak to Surok Magis.
Get to the Chaos Altar.
Infuse the wand and head back to Magis with a bowl.

Surok will ask for your help in gathering materials for a spell that will turn clay into gold. He asks for an ordinary bowl and a metal wand infused with chaos magic. He will give you a metal wand and tell you how to infuse it with chaos magic (Picture). You also receive a diary from him and are told to look in the library for an old tome, titled Dagon'hai history. Between these two items you decipher that the Saradomin statue outside of north-east Varrock covers a tunnel.

Option 1: The Shortcut (42 Mining Required)
Bring the 15 chaos runes, chaos talisman, the metal wand and a bronze pickaxe with you, and go to the Saradomin statue and talk to Anna Jones. Excavate the tunnel by clicking on the statue, after a brief cut-scene you will see a tunnel in the base of the statue.

Enter the tunnel and you are in the shortcut to the Chaos Altar. You can speak to the three members of the Dagon'hai here although only Dakh'thoulan Aegis will answer you in a manner you comprehend. Head to the end of the tunnel and enter the portal to be teleported to the Chaos Altar (Picture). You still have to navigate the area as you normally have to although you are much closer to the altar then if you had entered in the wilderness. Head down the ladder to the north-west and you will be near the chaos altar. Use the wand with the altar to infuse the wand. Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Portal

Option 2: The Abyss (access to the Abyss required)
Enter the Abyss north of Edgeville with 15 chaos runes, and the metal wand. Navigate to the chaos rift. Once in the Chaos Altar area navigate to the Chaos Altar and use the wand with it to infuse the wand.

Option 3: The Long Way (no shortcuts)
Enter the Chaos Altar area from the Wilderness. Navigate to the Chaos Altar and use the wand with it to infuse the wand (Picture).

Return to Surok with the wand and the empty bowl and he will give you a letter to take to Rat Burgiss.

Part 3:

Step 3
Bring the new letter to Burgiss.
Speak to Zaff.
Attempt to arrest Magis.
Fight the King until almost dead, operate beacon ring.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Zaff Bring the letter to Rat Burgiss and he will reveal to you what is going on. Surok is attempting to use a spell to control the King of Varrock and Rat Burgiss is actually a part of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard (VPSG). Rat Burgiss asks you to talk to another operative, Zaff, of the Varrock staff shop, to help stop Surok.

Tell Zaff that Rat Burgiss sent you and he will give you a set of instructions and a Beacon Ring to call him should Surok manage to control the King, you are to summon him when the King is almost dead.

Go to Surok and arrest him, he has already taken control of the King and the King (Level-47) attacks you (Picture). When the King is about dead a message will appear in the your chatbox saying that it would be a good time to summon Zaff. When you get this message operate the ring (right-click operate) and Zaff will appear and a cut-scene will follow.

Return to Rat Burgiss to collect your Reward.

Zybez RuneScape Help's What Lies Below Quest Scroll
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the stats for the Beacon Ring?

A: The only stat bonus that the Beacon Ring gives you are a +2 to your magic attack, and +1 to your magic defence.

Author: Spyder88

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