A clue scroll (medium) is a valuable random drop from a large variety of mid-levelled monsters. Clue scrolls are the start of a Treasure Trail - a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around RuneScape. At the end of the hunt players receive a reward of items randomly selected from a specific list, possibly including very rare and very valuable items. For a guide on how to complete a clue scroll, see: Treasure Trails Guide. Medium clue scrolls are mostly easy to obtain and complete, and offer average rewards in return. The rewards can range from Mithril armour to Ranger boots.
Medium clue scrolls offer coordinate clues along with more complex puzzles than easy clues, and occasionally a monster ranging from a chicken to a Market Guard may be fought. They can take between 3 and 5 steps to complete.
Completion of medium clues will give a Casket (medium) containing the final reward for the trail. After completing 400 medium clues, the player will be awarded a clueless scroll.
It should be noted, that if a player dies in the Wilderness with a clue scroll in over 20 Wilderness it WILL DISAPPEAR whether it's a PvP death or not, unless it is an item kept on death, or if that player has a clue box. Players will find that the clue scroll will be gone upon returning to their loot otherwise. However, when dying in the Wilderness with a clue box, provided the player returns quick enough, will be able to loot their dropped clue scroll. In lower Wilderness however (lvl 20 or lower) in PvP death, the unprotected clue will stay on the ground for up to 1 hour. The same goes for reward caskets. If you die in lower Wilderness due to a monster you will always keep the clue whether protected or not.
A one-time medium clue scroll can be rarely obtained from feeding a monkey bananas. When this happens, a message appears in the player's chatbox saying "The monkey chews on the banana and spits out a clue!".
Types of clues
Please note that it is possible to receive the same clue more than once.
Certain clues will require items that need a certain skill requirement in order to wear, wield or access. The table below shows the highest skill requirement, in order to complete every medium clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table.
|30||Required to wield adamant weaponry.|
|15||Required to wield adamant halberd.|
|40||Required to wear green or blue d'hide body.|
|50||Required to wear blue dragonhide armour.|
|40 / 66 if Ironman or 55 Slayer||Required to wear Mystic robes.|
|35||Required to enter the Barbarian Agility Arena.|
Some clues require access to areas which may require quests. Some only require to start the quest in order to access the area.
|Dragon Slayer||Gives access to Green d'hide body and Crandor.|
|Horror from the Deep||(Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the Lighthouse.|
|Biohazard||Gives access to the Combat Training Camp.|
|The Tourist Trap||(Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the Desert Mining Camp.|
|Sea Slug||(Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to Fishing Platform.|
|The Fremennik Trials||Gives access to Miscellania.|
|Jungle Potion||Gives access to Gabooty in Tai Bwo Wannai.|
|Creature of Fenkenstrain||(Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to Mausoleum.|
|Priest in Peril||Gives access to Morytania.|
|Ironman: Regicide||(Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the Quartermaster store to buy an adamant halberd.|
As well as unique Treasure Trails rewards shown below, players may also receive a variety of items such as adamant armour, adamant weapons, adamant pickaxes, adamantite nails, adamant crossbows, fire battlestaves, green d'hide bodies, green d'hide chaps, yew shortbows, swordfish, and lobsters.
- After the update of 18 June 2015 it is now possible to have one clue scroll of each tier at a time, while previously the player could not get any clue scroll at all until completing or dropping the current one in order to receive a new one of the same difficulty.