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For the minigame, see Tears of Guthix (minigame)

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Official quest description: Deep in the caves in the Lumbridge Swamp is an enchanted place where the tears shed by Guthix when it saw the destruction Saradomin and Zamorak had caused with their wars flow from the very walls. These tears are said to have magical properties to help players gain deeper understanding of the world. However, the cave is guarded by a loyal serpent named Juna who blocks passage from everyone. However, she has grown bored from three thousand years of sitting in the dark cave and wishes to hear stories of life above. Maybe you could come to some sort of arrangement...?
Release date: 4 May 2005 (Update)
Start: Talk to Juna, deep inside the Lumbridge Swamp cave.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Short
Members only: Yes
Requirements:
  • 44 quest points
  • 49
  • 20
  • 20
  • 49 and 49 only needed if you want to make your own bullseye lantern, by making a bullseye lantern frame (smithing 1 steel bar) and bullseye lantern lens (crafting 1 molten glass) note: the bullseye lantern must have oil in it, but you don't need these levels to replace the lens by a sapphire if you already have a bullseye lantern.
Items needed:
Monsters to kill: None

Walkthrough

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Getting Started

To start this quest, bring all of the items mentioned above. The quest only requires one trip to Juna.

Enter the Lumbridge Swamp Caves. Wear a Spiny helmet, which can be bought from any Slayer Master and take a covered light source inside the dungeon. The helmet will protect you from taking damage from Wall beasts and will allow you to pass them. You can also use a Spiked helmet or a Slayer helmet. However, Spiny is recommended for low-level players who don't have much money. A covered light source such as a Bullseye lantern prevents gases in the caves from exploding, which cause heavy and rapid damage. Bringing both of these items significantly reduces the likelihood of death in the dungeon. Juna can be reached quickly. Simply walk southward from the Dorgeshuun Mines until you find a small stream in which you can use a stepping stone to get over. Failing to jump across will not cause you to lose hit-points. You will simply swim across the river. However, if you have a candle lantern, it will break into broken glass, even if not lit. On the other side should be non-aggressive Giant frogs. South of the Giant frogs should be a cave entrance. Go through it and you will find yourself in an area with a huge pit in front of you, with light creatures flying around over it. Venture along the path leftward to find Juna.

An alternate path opens up if you have started the Lost Tribe quest. If choose to take this route, you won't need the Spiny helmet. You can just go to the basement of Lumbridge Castle, climb through the hole in the wall, head south, then climb through the southern hole to get into the cave. From there, head straight south to the frogs.

Juna

Light transport.

When you talk to Juna, she will tell you some stories about the Tears and tell you of how very bored she has become. She's willing to let you into the cave for a little while to gather some of the miraculous Tears of Guthix, but first, she has a task for you. To collect the tears, you will need a stone bowl. Getting there will be a trick, though, since you can't quite climb up to where the rocks you need are.

The Light Creatures

In the big hole there are creatures called the light creatures. You have to make a Sapphire lantern in order to get you to the rocks. To make a Sapphire Lantern, use a cut Sapphire on a Bullseye lantern frame. If you already have a bullseye lantern with a lens in it, you will receive a lens and a sapphire lantern.

Light your lantern with the tinderbox and use it on one of the Light Creatures. The creature will pick you up and give you a ride to where the rocks are.

The Stone Bowl

Use your pickaxe to get a magic stone and then use your chisel to craft it into a stone bowl. One will be enough. Now head east to climb back down and head back to Juna. Give this bowl to her, and your quest is complete.

Rewards

Tears of Guthix Reward

Music

  • Tears of Guthix
  • The Power of Tears

Trivia

  • The light creatures are the last remnants of the Myriad, a race of creatures that was devastated during the God Wars.
  • After completing the quest, using the Sapphire lantern on the light creatures will cause them to bring you across the cavern, although once across your player cannot mine for more stone.

This article uses material from the "Tears of Guthix" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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