|Release date||Unknown edit|
|High Alchemy||0 coins|
|Low Alchemy||0 coins|
|Store price||25k (for large), 50k (for giant) coins
|Examine||A (small/medium-sized/ large/giant-sized) pouch used for storing essence.|
Pouches are bags that can hold varying amounts of rune essence or pure essence for use in the Runecrafting skill. Pouches are highly prized among runecrafters because they can nearly double the amount of essence that can be carried per load. Pouches can be used to take larger loads when mining pure essence. Taking pouches to mine pure essence isn't required but is highly recommended for faster mining and less loads. This item is one of the Items Not Kept on Death.
There are four different sizes of pouches. Players may only own one of each size. As the size of the pouch increases, so does the Runecrafting level required to use it. Each pouch can carry either pure essence or rune essence, but not both at once.
Note: If you drop a pouch with runes inside, all runes will disappear from the pouch once you pick it up.
Pouches are dropped for free by Abyssal Leeches, Guardians and Walkers but to save time, it is much more effective to only kill the Leeches, which can still take hours, so don't forget a Ring of Wealth. The pouches are dropped in increasing size. If you have a small pouch in your bank or inventory you will get a medium pouch, and so forth. Once you have a giant pouch, the abyssal creatures will stop dropping them. There is an excellent spot located in the South-western most portion of the Abyssal space where there are good hiding spots that are in a thick area of leeches. Using the Fairy Rings to reach the Abyssal Area (code: ALR) is a safer option than entering the Abyss with the help of the Mage of Zamorak the Wilderness. This method requires a Dramen or Lunar staff, however. A Forinthry bracelet, Ring of Life, and a one click teleport may be useful. Food such as lobsters are effective as long as the Guardians and Walkers are avoided. Note that the pouches are obtainable before players reach the level required to use them. If you find an Abyssal charm and either have 54+ summoning or plan on training summoning, keep it. It can be used to make familiars (Abyssal parasite, Abyssal lurker, and Abyssal titan) that will hold up to 7 rune/pure essence.
Wizard Korvak in the Runecrafting Guild can replace lost medium pouches for free and repair any others that need it though his repairs will cost a small fee: Large pouches will cost you 9000 coins & Giant pouches 12000 coins. He also sells Large pouches for 25,000 coins & Giant pouches for 50,000 coins.