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Start point Quest 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

Warning: Hardcore ironman chat badge Hardcore Ironmen need to travel to level 4-7 Wilderness, with a chance of getting killed by other players.

Items required None


Enemies to defeat None


Starting offEdit

  • Follow the River Lum near Edgeville until you reach the Mage of Zamorak, or travel north over the Wilderness ditch; he wanders around Level 4-7 Wilderness. Talk to him, and he will explain to you that it is too dangerous to talk in the Wilderness. Note that you should unequip any non-zamorakian god armour before talking to the mage or else you can't start the quest.
  • Talk to the mage back in Varrock at the Zamorak chaos temple (southeast of Aubury's Rune Shop). Note that he will not talk to you if you are wearing Saradomin or Guthix items.
  • 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 readingsEdit

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.
  • If you have other god armour on besides Zamorak, he will tell you to take it off before speaking to him, because it is disrespecting the "holy place."
  • 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.


Required for completingEdit

Completion of the Abyss miniquest is required for the following:


  • 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.