Kudos are the reward given to players for helping the staff in the Varrock Museum. Depending on the player clearing certain thresholds of Kudos, various staff around the museum will give out rewards. They are not spent, only accrued. When Kudos are earned, their count is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.
A player can earn a maximum of 153 Kudos in the Varrock Museum activity through three different methods:
- Cleaning finds (50 Kudos)
- Answering Orlando Smith's natural history quiz (28 Kudos)
- Relating details of certain completed quests to historian Minas (75 Kudos)
One of the ways to earn Kudos is by cleaning finds from the Digsite. This requires completion of The Dig Site quest. The Dig Site cleaning area can be found on the ground floor of the Varrock Museum. It is the southern part that is cordoned off. Talk to any of the archaeologists and they will tell you that you will need to equip leather boots and leather gloves and that you can find the other tools (trowel, rock pick and specimen brush) on the tool rack located on the south wall. When you have all your gear you can collect uncleaned finds from the Dig Site specimen rocks next to Sinco Doar. To clean them use them on the open specimen tables.
There are 5 artefacts in total that you can exchange for Kudos by talking to any of the archaeologists and placing them in the correct displays around the museum:
- Pottery (22, this display is updated once with an extra Pottery item)
- Old symbol (36)
- Ancient symbol (37)
- Ancient coin (44)
- Old coin (45)
While cleaning the specimens, you may find other artefacts such as old chipped vases and arrowtips that can be exchanged for items in the artefact boxes. Possibilities include various low level ores, a small amount of coins, bowls, or even antique lamps. You may also find a clean necklace. If taken to an archaeologist they will teach how to create a Digsite pendant.
Natural history quizEdit
An easy way to earn Kudos is to go into the museum's basement, and answer quiz questions on various creatures in RuneScape. To start, talk to Orlando Smith. There are various exhibits which, when reading their plaque, will give you a question related to the species depicted. The player only needs to give three correct answers and there is no penalty for wrong answers. Two Kudos are earned for answering the three questions for each exhibit.
Upon completing quests you can go to the first floor of the museum and talk to historian Minas. You will see a short explanation of whatever quest you are "turning in" and get Kudos and/or antique lamps, which give 1,000 or 10,000 experience in a skill of the player's choice (above 20) as a reward. Additionally one of the various display cases in the museum will now display something pertaining to that quest.
Quests for which players can earn Kudos are:
|Shield of Arrav||24||5|
|A Tail of Two Cats||20||5|
|In Aid of the Myreque||23||5|
|Priest in Peril||23||5|
|Temple of Ikov||28||5|
|The Grand Tree||10||5|
|What Lies Below ||3||5|
|Curse of the Empty Lord ||N/A||10|
With specific amounts of Kudos, certain rewards can be obtained.
- 100+ Kudos: future access to Fossil Island.
- Speaking to the information clerk:
- Kudos is not plural of 'Kudo'; it is an abstract word meaning 'praise and honour earned for achievement'.