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It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
Start point Quest point icon The Mage of Zamorak at the end of the River Lum in the Wilderness (Roams levels 4-7).
Official difficulty
Description In the Abyss miniquest, the player helps the Zamorakians access the rune essence mines so that they can craft their own runes. Previously, it had been a Saradominist secret, but the Mage of Zamorak asks for the player's help in learning it.
Length Short, long without teleports
Requirements

Warning: Hardcore ironman chat badge Hardcore Ironmen should be extremely cautious as the miniquest is started by travelling to level 4-7 Wilderness, with a chance of getting killed by other players.

Items required None

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

Walkthrough

Starting off

Note: If you are wearing any Saradomin or Guthix items, the mage will NOT speak with you. Therefore, it is best to unequip any and all god related items (with the exception of Zamorakian items) before starting a conversation with the mage of Zamorak. Simply putting the items in your inventory is enough, so you don't need to bank them.

  • Ask him where he gets his runes from when the question is available. He will tell you about the Abyss and that he is having problems. Say that you will help him.

Getting the readings

Scrying orb detail

The Scrying Orb

Scrying orb full detail

The Scrying orb after it has all the needed charges

  • When you are done, go back to the chaos temple in Varrock. Speak to the Zamorakian Mage, and he will give you 1,000 Runecrafting experience, an abyssal book and a small pouch, used to hold 3 rune essence. Read the book, then speak to him again, asking "So what is this 'abyss' stuff?" He will tell you to talk to him in the wilderness to be teleported to the Abyss, and you complete the miniquest.
  • You must speak to the mage of Zamorak after finishing the quest in order to enter the Abyss otherwise he will tell you to talk to him again in Varrock when you try to teleport in the Wilderness.

Reward

Required for completing

Completion of the Abyss miniquest is required for the following:

Trivia

  • If one asks to be teleported from Varrock, the line "Beam me there, or whatever it is that you do!" appears. This is a reference to the phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" from the Star Trek television series.