The Desert Diary is a set of achievement diaries relating to the Kharidian Desert and its surrounding area, released on 5 March 2015.

To begin the diaries, you must speak to Jarr found at Shantay Pass. He is marked by a green star icon File:Task map icon.png on the minimap.

Jarr's location

To complete all of the tasks, players will need the stats shown to the right.

Please note you must do the easy tasks first in order to claim rewards from medium, hard or elite.

To begin the diaries, you must speak to Jarr found at the Shanty Pass. He is marked by a green star icon  on the minimap.

Easy

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required

Task

Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)

Needed

Items Needed
1. Catch a Golden warbler. None 5 Hunter icon.png Bird snare
2. Mine five clay in the north-eastern desert. None 5 Mining icon.png Any Pickaxe
3. Enter the Kalphite Hive. None None Rope
4. Enter the Desert with a set of Desert robes equipped. None none Desert robes
5. Kill a vulture. None None Any weapon
6. Have the Nardah herbalist clean a herb for you. None None Any grimy herb, 200 coins
7. Collect 5 potato cacti from the Kalphite Hive. None None Rope, some food to defend against Kalphite Soldiers.
8. Sell some artifacts to Simon Templeton. None None Any pyramid plunder artifact (e.g. Stone scarab)
9. Open the sarcophagus in the first room of Pyramid Plunder. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper 21 Thieving icon.png A Pharaoh's sceptre can be used to enter Pyramid Plunder without the need to start Icthlarin's Little Helper
10. Cut a desert cactus open to fill a waterskin. None None Knife, empty waterskin
11. Travel from the Shantay pass to Pollnivneach by magic carpet None None 200 coins

Rewards

Medium

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)

Needed

Items Needed
1. Climb to the summit of the Agility Pyramid. None 30 Agility icon.png Waterskins and Desert robes recommended
2. Slay a Desert lizard. None 22 Slayer icon.png Ice cooler
3. Catch an orange salamander. None 47 Hunter icon.png At least 1 rope and small fishing net
4. Steal a Phoenix feather from the Desert phoenix. The Golem 25 Thieving icon.png None. BEWARE: You may already have Pheonix Quill Pen in your bank from The Golem quest which wont allow you to get another feather.
5. Travel to Uzer via magic carpet The Golem None 200 coins
6. Travel to the desert via the Eagle transport system. Eagles' Peak 45 Strength icon.png Rope
7. Pray at the Elidinis statuette in Nardah. Spirits of the Elid None None. Must have less than full prayer points.
8. Create a combat potion in the desert. None 36 Herblore icon.png Harralander potion (unf), Goat horn dust (Must be made in the desert and not within city limits)
9. Teleport to Enakhra's Temple with the camulet Enakhra's Lament None Camulet
10. Visit the genie Spirits of the Elid None Rope, Light source
11. Teleport to Pollnivneach with a redirected teleport to house tablet.

(Ironman chat badge.png Ironman Mode Alternative) Enter your Player-owned house from Pollnivneach.

None 20 Construction icon.png Scroll of redirection, House tablet
12. Chop some teak logs near Uzer None 35 Woodcutting icon.png Any axe

Rewards

Hard

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)

Needed

Items Needed
1. Knock out a Menaphite Thug. The Feud 65 Thieving icon.png Any blackjack
2. Mine some granite. None 45 Mining icon.png Any pickaxe
3. Refill your waterskins in the Desert using Lunar spells Dream Mentor 68 Magic icon.png 1Astral1Fire3Water, empty waterskin
4. Kill the Kalphite Queen. None None, but high Multicombat.png highly recommended Decent weapons and armour, such as Verac's armour set
5. Complete a lap of the Pollnivneach Agility Course. None 70 Agility icon.png None
6. Slay a Dust Devil with a Slayer helmet equipped. Started Desert Treasure 65 Slayer icon.png10 Defence icon.png 55 Crafting icon.png Slayer helmet, weapons and armour
7. Activate Ancient Magicks Desert Treasure None None
8. Defeat a Locust rider with Keris Contact! None

Keris, armour recommended (Scarab mage works too)

9. Burn some yew logs on the Nardah Mayor's balcony. The Feud 60 Firemaking icon.png 1 Yew log, tinderbox
10. Create a Mithril platebody in Nardah. None 68 Smithing icon.png 5 Mithril bars, hammer

Rewards

  • Desert amulet 3
  • All medium diary rewards
  • 1 Antique lamp worth 15,000 experience in any skill above 50
  • All carpet rides are free
  • Pharaoh's sceptre holds up to 6 charges
  • Option to move the Camulet teleport location to the cavern entrance
  • Zahur will create unfinished potions at a cost of 200 coins each, works with notes.

Elite

Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)

Needed

Items Needed
1. Bake a wild pie at the Nardah clay oven. None 85 Cooking icon.png Raw wild pie
2. Cast Ice Barrage against a foe in the Desert. Desert Treasure 94 Magic icon.png 2Blood4Death6Water
3. Fletch some Dragon darts at the Bedabin Camp The Tourist Trap 95 Fletching icon.png At least 1 dragon dart tip
4. Speak to the Kq head in your POH. None 78 Construction icon.png Must have obtained a Kq head drop from the Kalphite Queen
5. Steal from the Grand Gold Chest in the final room of Pyramid Plunder. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper 91 Thieving icon.png A Pharaoh's sceptre can be used to enter Pyramid Plunder without starting Icthlarin's Little Helper

Thieving CANNOT be boosted to get into the level 91 room with the gold chest.

6. Restore at least 85 Prayer points when praying at the Altar in Sophanem. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper 85 Prayer icon.png None

Rewards

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