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Curse of the Empty Lord is a miniquest following the events of Desert Treasure, allowing the player to obtain a set of ghostly robes.

Miniquest DetailsEdit

Start point Quest Talk to the Mysterious ghost (Valdez) near Glarial's Tomb.
Official difficulty
Description None
Length Medium-Long
Requirements Started Desert Treasure, started The Restless Ghost
Items required
Enemies to defeat None


Warning: This miniquest will take people into dangerous parts of the Wilderness. Beware of player killers and that you can not teleport after level 20 Wilderness without an Amulet of glory or Slayer ring, with which you may teleport until level 30.

  • All of the Mysterious ghosts appear at all three of their possible locations
    but only one of the three will give you their piece of the set.

Valdez the ExplorerEdit

  • Make sure you are wearing your ring of visibility and your ghostspeak amulet.
  • Go to Glarial's Tomb (not the waterfall cave) north-west of the Fishing Guild. The ghost is standing outside the tomb entrance. Note he will not appear as a dot on the minimap.
  • When you speak to him, he will introduce himself and relate his part of the story. He will then give you a Ghostly robe top.
  • He requests you to find another ghost named Rennard.
  • This ghost will give you one of three clues which determine your entire route, which we will label Sequence 1, Sequence 2 and Sequence 3.
    • Sequence 1 - He mentions pirates and a shipwreck.
    • Sequence 2 - He mentions the thief being NORTH-EAST of there.
    • Sequence 3 - He mentions the thief being SOUTH-EAST of there.

Note: Whatever sequence you have, make sure you complete it in the numbered order from top to bottom as stated in the table: number 1,2,3,4,5 in that order.

Now, there are three possible sequences of ghosts you need to visit:

Number Ghost Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 Item given in thanks
1 Rennard Near the shipwrecked ship near the Pirates' Hideout Bandit Camp (Wilderness) Bandit Camp (Kharidian Desert) found in the bar (western side of the camp). Note that players training here may be standing on the NPC. Ghostly gloves
2 Kharrim Chaos Temple (hut) altar in Level 38 Wilderness (West) Graveyard of Shadows End of the Lava maze inside the second fenced in area. Bring a slash weapon or knife. (Runite, demons & dragons) Ghostly boots
3 Lennissa Church on Entrana Port Sarim docks near the Void Squire Gnomeball field just outside the field, south of it. (Fan of ball games) Ghostly robe (bottom)
4 Dhalak Wizards' Tower Upstairs in Edgeville Monastery by the altar Upstairs in the Falador Party Room. (Place to lift his spirits) Ghostly hood
5 Viggora Upstairs in the Rogues' Castle in level 52-56 Wilderness Upstairs in Slayer Tower in Canifis (SE)

Edgeville Dungeon near the earth warriors. (Returned to his old haunts) bring a weapon to kill earth warrior.

Ghostly cloak

Rennard the ThiefEdit

  • He will tell you where to find Rennard. The location of all the subsequent ghosts is randomised but is hinted by the previous ghost. Rennard will be in one of the following places. If you go to the wrong location, a ghost will be there, but you will have a meaningless conversation with it.

When you find him, he will just be called 'Mysterious Ghost' again (as with the rest of the ghosts). He will give you a pair of Ghostly gloves.

If you are having trouble speaking to him at the Bandit Camp (Wilderness) location without getting attacked by the bandits, you can try to lure them into the nearby food store and shut the door.

It is recommended that you use the drop trick for extra gloves because getting deep into the Wilderness takes time.

Kharrim the MessengerEdit

Kharrim will be in one of these locations:

Special note: If you go to a different location than the one Rennard tells you, you will NOT get the boots, and instead, you will have a normal conversation and nothing to do with the story. Head to this location and talk to Kharrim. He will give you some Ghostly boots and ask you to find Lennissa.

From him, you learn that Zamorak was a mortal Mahjarrat, and that what he did with the Staff of Armadyl caused the "other gods" to banish him, although Saradomin must have had foreknowledge of the mysterious event.

Lennissa the SpyEdit

Lennissa may be in:

Once at one of these places, look for Lennissa and speak to her. She will give you the Ghostly robe bottom and ask you to find Dhalak.

Dhalak the MagicianEdit

Dhalak may be in:

Once found, talk to Dhalak. He should give you the Ghostly hood and tell you to find the last ghost, Viggora.

Viggora the WarriorEdit

Viggora will be found at one of these locations:

  • Rogues' Castle in the Wilderness, 1st floor[U.K. floor] in the small easternmost room with a bronze square shield spawn (beware of the Chaos Elemental and PKers). Dhalak will say a rogue flocks to his own kind.
  • Canifis Slayer Tower "...has returned to his castle in the Dark Lands" (Near the south-east stairwell by the entrance to the Infernal Mages on the  1st floor[U.K. floor].
  • Paddewwa - Edgeville Dungeon (near the earth warriors) (Returned to his old haunts)
    • The earth warriors can be rather annoying, seeing as there aren't many places to trap them, but with some luck, you CAN trap the earth warriors behind the ghost; with you on the other side, you must talk to Viggora as soon as this happens, and click through the first dialogue window to make this effect permanent for the whole chat.
    • Beware of PKers. Because of the Agility obstacle, you will not have a chance to escape. Hop worlds before you cross to the other side.

Listen to what he has to say and then he will give you the final robe piece, the Ghostly cloak.


Upon completion, you can talk to Historian Minas on the 1st floor[U.K. floor] of the Varrock Museum and receive 10 kudos and one XP lamp which grants 10,000 experience in any skill level 50 or higher.

Ghostly robes equipped

A male player wearing the ghostly robes.


  • If you speak to any of the ghosts without a ghostspeak amulet, your character may say "All your base are belong to us", as well as some other quotes. These are references to famous translation errors in the game Zero Wing.
  • When speaking to Rennard, your player says "I ain't scared of no ghost," a reference to "I ain't afraid of no ghost" from the Ghostbusters theme song.
  • If you are level 99 Magic while talking to Dhalak, he will ask if you are the "mighty sorcerer that binds him". Your character will respond by bragging about said skill mastery.
  • Morytania legs 2 or higher acts as a ghostspeak amulet when worn; with a later update, these items now work during this miniquest. Note that you cannot take these to Entrana.

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