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The Varrock Diary is the part of the members-only Achievement Diary relating to Varrock and its surrounding area and was added on 10 September 2007[1].

Start by speaking to Rat Burgiss south of Varrock at blue star quest icon File:Questicon.PNG, Reldo in Varrock Library or Vannaka in Edgeville Dungeon east of wilderness entrance at slayer master icon File:Slayer master icon.png. See the green star icon File:Achievmentdiary.PNG on the minimap.

Total level: 756


Skill boosts

If skill level is not high enough to complete a certain task, temporary boosts may be available to raise it to allow completion. See skills for more information.

Easy Tasks

Items needed: Any pickaxe, any hatchet, at least 6,150 coins (5150 if you check outfits before switching house location, anyway, only 5150 needs to be spent), bones, soft clay, a cup of tea, an earth tiara or an earth talisman OR an omni-talisman if you have one, a fly fishing rod, a few feathers

Task Quests Started / Required Other Requirements
Have Thessalia show you what outfits you can wear None 1000 coins (no need to spend, just to have)
Have Aubury teleport you to the essence mine Rune Mysteries None
Mine some iron ore in the Mining spot, south-east of Varrock None Level 15 Mining and a usable Pickaxe
Make a plank at the sawmill None 1 log and 100 coins
Enter the second level of the Stronghold of Security None None
Jump over the fence, south of Varrock None Level 13 Agility
Chop down a dying tree in the Lumber Yard None A usable Hatchet
Buy a copy of the Varrock Herald None 50 coins
Give a stray dog a bone None Bones
Make a bowl on the pottery wheel then fire it in the pottery oven, all in the Barbarian Village None Level 8 Crafting; bring soft clay
Enter Edgeville Dungeon using the entrance to the south of Edgeville None None
Move your player-owned house portal to a different location using the Varrock estate agent None Level 10 Construction, 5000 coins (at the very least, to Taverley)
Speak to Haig Halen after obtaining at least 50 kudos None 50 kudos can be obtained by doing tasks in the museum. If already have 50 kudos from Varrock Museum, just talk to Haig.
Enter the Earth Altar using an earth tiara or talisman Rune Mysteries Bring an earth tiara or talisman
Have Elsie tell you a story None A cup of tea to give to Elsie
Mine some limestone near Paterdomus, the temple to the east of Varrock None Level 10 Mining and usable pickaxe
Catch a trout in the river to the east of Barbarian Village None Level 20 Fishing bring fly fishing rod and feathers
Venture through the cobwebbed corridor in Varrock Sewers None
Find the highest point in Varrock None Varrock Palace NW, SE guard tower; top NE church

NOTE: In order to get 50 kudos, you need to have done various quests, as the kudos earned on the bottom floor only adds up to 28.


Easy task tips

  • Thessalia's store and seller of Varrock Herald are located at the square.
  • Aubury is in the magic shop south of the east bank.
  • Stray dogs walk randomly within Varrock. They are seen to patrol the east and west bank quite frequently.
  • The housing agent is north of the entrance to the Varrock Sewers.
  • Haig Halen is on the ground floor of the Varrock Museum.
  • Elsie is located on the second floor of the Church of Saradomin in East Varrock.
  • The cobwebbed corridor is near the end of the Varrock Sewers, after walking past the zombies and ghosts.


A player wearing the reward from the easy tasks.

Medium Tasks

Items needed: 1 Limpwurt root, 1 Red spider eggs, 30,005 coins, Chaos talisman/tiara, Rat pole, Pet cat (kitten, cat, wily cat, or lazy cat), Ring of Charos(a), Digsite pendant ( 1 ruby + 1 gold bar + 1 necklace mould + 1 cosmic rune + 5 fire rune ), 1 Tiara, 1 Earth talisman, 1 Law rune, 1 Fire rune, 3 Air rune, 20 Mahogany logs, 11 willow logs, 1 tinderbox, Dramen/Lunar staff, 1 normal/oak/willow/yew/magic log

Task Quests Started / Required Other Requirements
Have the Apothecary in Varrock make you a Strength potion None Limpwurt root, Red spider eggs, and 5 coins
Enter the Champions' Guild Varies 33 Quest Points
Take the Dagon'Hai shortcut to the chaos portal What Lies Below Bring chaos talisman or chaos tiara
Level 42Mining
Get a full complement of rats on your rat pole Rat Catchers See tips below.
Escape from the spider lair in Varrock Sewers with some red spider eggs None None
Use the spirit tree north east of the Grand Exchange Tree Gnome Village None
Perform the four emotes from the Stronghold of Security None Complete the Stronghold of Security The emotes are idea, stomp, flap, and slap head
Select a colour for a new kitten Gertrude's Cat

Started Garden of Tranquility

Ring of Charos(a)
Note: get cat training medal first before getting kitten
Use the shortcut under the wall, north-west of the Grand Exchange None Level 21 Agility
Enter the A Soul's Bane rift A Soul's Bane A rope
Teleport to the Digsite using a Digsite pendant Digsite Quest Learn to make a digsite pendant at the Varrock Museum
Level 49 Magic
Craft an earth tiara on the Earth Altar Rune Mysteries A blank tiara and an earth talisman
Pickpocket a guard in the Varrock Palace courtyard None Level 40 Thieving
Use the Teleport to Varrock spell None A law rune, fire rune, 3 air runes
Level 25 Magic
Get a Slayer task from Vannaka in Edgeville dungeon None Level 40 combat
Buy twenty mahogany planks from the Sawmill Operator in one transaction None

20 mahogany logs and 30,000 coins (note using special mahogany logs won't work)

Pick a fruit from the White Tree Garden of Tranquillity None
Use the hot air balloon to travel from Varrock to somewhere else Enlightened Journey

Level 40 Firemaking

1 normal/oak/willow/yew/magic log
Note:Going to Entrana or Taverley with 1 log is suggested.

Get a Cat training medal from Gertrude Gertrude's Cat 100 rats caught by your pet cat
Dial to the fairy ring west of Varrock code: (D-K-R) Fairytale II - Cure a Queen A Dramen/Lunar staff
Browse through Oziach's Armour Shop in Edgeville Dragon Slayer None

Medium task tips

  • The portal is near the east entrance, with a bit walking to the north.
  • 6 rats need to be caught. These do not need to be caught in the same house as in the quest, though. Instead, it is suggested to be caught directly under the Sewers.
  • Vannaka is in the middle of the Edgeville Dungeon, the fastest way to reach him is to use the Agility shortcut from Varrock Sewers.
  • White tree fruit is only available when Garden of Tranquility is finished.
  • Oziach's shop is located at the northwest of Edgeville.
  • You don't need to dig up another pendent to make into a digsite pendent, just enchant a ruby necklace after you learn the spell.


A player wearing the reward from the medium tasks.
  • Varrock armour 2 - In addition to the easy tasks' reward, when worn:
    • Chance of smelting two bars at once when smelting ores up to and including mithril in new Edgeville furnace.
    • Chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including mithril.
    • Chance of Smithing at a slightly faster rate.
    • 32 Battlestaffs may be bought from Zaffs staffs store on a daily basis.
  • Option to change your Varrock teleport to the Grand Exchange by talking to Reldo.
  • An Antique lamp - 5,000 experience in any skill with a minimum level of 40.

Hard Tasks

Items needed: Battlestaff, Air orb, Poison ivy seed, 2 Dashing kebbit furs, Adamantite bar, Wild pie, Axe, hammer, Skull sceptre, 15,800 coins, chef's hat, soft clay, 1 law, 3 air and 1 fire runes.

Task Quests Started / Required Other Requirements
Pick poison ivy from your bush Farming patch in Varrock (west of Champions' Guild) None Level 70 Farming to plant, but not to pick; see boosts; assist system will not work.
Use the pipe shortcut in Varrock Sewers, near the moss giants None Level 51 Agility
Trade furs with the Fancy Dress Seller for a spottier cape (located south-east of the eastern Varrock bank) None Two dashing kebbit furs and 800 coins
Smith an adamantite medium helm on the south-east anvil in Varrock, next to Aubury's Rune Shop None Level 73 Smithing, an adamantite bar and a Hammer (minimum 67 with 3 doses Orange Spicy Stew). Assist will NOT work.
Speak to Orlando Smith when you have achieved 153 kudos See Varrock Museum for the list of quests
If 153 kudos have already been collected, just talk to Orlando
Talk to Romily Weaklax and give him a wild pie None Level 32 Cooking and a chef's hat to enter Cooking Guild (Romily on ground level) and a wild pie
Craft an air battlestaff None Level 66 Crafting, Level 66, 1 Unpowered orb, runes to cast Charge Air Orb (buying an Air orb from another player or from the G.E will not work). A Battlestaff (Spicy stew boost does not work, but a crafting potion can be used with level 63-65)
Give your player-owned house a fancy stone or tropical wood finish at the Varrock estate agent's None Level 40 Construction - House styles - bring 15,000 or 25,000 coins
Make a Varrock teleport tablet on a mahogany lectern None Level 25 Magic, runes for the spell, and a soft clayOptional: Level 67 Construction for the mahogany eagle lectern, 2 mahogany planks, 1 gold leaf. You can use another players lectern but check that it is gilded.
Obtain a new set of Family Crest gauntlets from Dimintheis Family Crest This can be achieved by destroying your previous gauntlets, and talking to Dimintheis.
Make a waka canoe near Edgeville None Level 57 Woodcutting and an axe
Use the Home Teleport spell in the Ancient Magicks spellbook to teleport to Edgeville Desert Treasure None
Use the skull sceptre to teleport to Barbarian Village None Skull sceptre

Hard task tips

Cook's Guild Bank
A male and female player wearing the reward from the hard tasks.
  • Players can use Spicy stew for various tasks that require a high level, if you have not reached it. This allows you a possible margin of 6 levels (I.E., level 64 farming for the bush, level 67 smithing for the helmet); however the 6 level boost is rare.
  • There are other temporary boosts also. See related skill guides. For example, in Farming, a garden pie gives a 3 level boost or players could add a brown spicy stew boost of up to 6.
  • Orlando will give you 5 kudos for each of the quests completed. After completing the Ghostly robes (miniquest), you will be able to receive 10 kudos.
  • Help clean archaeological finds in the cleaning area and place them in their cases to earn 50 easy kudos from the museum.
  • Buy your pies at the Grand exchange, instead of making them yourself
  • If your POH is already decorated with a tropical wood or fancy stone finish, and you want to keep it like that, it would be cheapest to switch to a basic wood or stone finish and switch back to a tropical wood or fancy stone finish, costing between 20-30k.


  • Varrock armour 3 - In addition to the easy and medium tasks' reward, when worn:
    • Chance of smelting two bars at once when smelting ores up to and including adamantite in new Edgeville furnace.
    • Chance of Mining two ores at once when Mining ores up to and including adamantite
    • Access to new bank area in the Cooks' Guild 1st level with range in bank lobby
    • Armour can be used to access the Cooks' Guild in place of chef's hat
    • 64 Battlestaves are now available daily for purchase from Zaffs magic shop
  • Option to change your Varrock teleport to the Grand Exchange by talking to Vannaka.
  • An Antique lamp - 10,000 experience in the skill of your choice.


  • Orlando Smith is a nod to the character Indiana Jones from the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie.
  • Interestingly enough, when the Defender of Varrock quest was released, the Kudos requirement stayed at 153 instead of the new total.
  • From sometime no later than 13 May, 2009, until the 19 May, 2009 update, the Ancients Home Teleport did not register, making it impossible to complete the diary.
  • If you cast home teleport in a Bounty hunter world, it does NOT count for completing the Hard task of using home teleport to teleport to Edgeville .
  • The reward from all armours used to include better prices when buying and selling from Varrock stores, but was replaced with a higher chance at receiving Skull Sceptre parts on September second along with the Personalised Shops Update.
  • When Elsie tells you a story about "Dissy" she is actually speaking about the Wise Old Man from Draynor.
A fully completed Varrock Diary message


  1. ^ Information on the Varrock Achievement Diary update at

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