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Romeo & Juliet is one of the first quests released in RuneScape, and is one of the most commonly recognised.


Start point Speak to Romeo in Varrock Square. Speak to Romeo in Varrock Square.
Official difficulty Novice
Description Romeo and Juliet are desperately in love, but Juliet's father doesn't approve. Help them to find a way to get married and live happily ever after.
Length Short
Requirements None
Items required


Enemies to defeat None


Starting out

Romeo can be found in or near Varrock Square. Speak to him, and he asks you to talk to Juliet.

Speaking to Juliet

Go and talk to Juliet, who is located on the top floor of the mansion directly west of the bank in western Varrock. She will give you a letter to give to Romeo. Go back to Romeo at Varrock Square, and deliver the letter. If you cannot find Romeo, he may have wandered inside the general store located south of the square.

Father Lawrence

Father Lawrence

Romeo reads the letter and doesn't know what to do. He suggests going to Father Lawrence, who is located in the church north-east of Varrock Square. Speak to Father Lawrence. He mentions a cadava potion and asks you to speak to the Apothecary.

The potion

The cadava bush

The Apothecary can be found in south-western Varrock located west of the Varrock Swordshop, in a building with a purple potion icon. Speak to the Apothecary, and he will tell you he needs cadava berries, you may need to ask him to talk about something else. The berries can be found on a bush located west of the mine south-east of Varrock. When you have them, return to the Apothecary, and he will give you the potion.

Be careful as drinking the potion yourself would result in temporarily knocking yourself out.

Romeo and Juliet in the crypt

Now, head back to Juliet, and give her the potion. You will now see a cutscene of her "dying", though she really falls into a coma. Go back to Romeo, and tell him that he must rescue Juliet from the crypt. He needs someone to accompany him, which ends up being you.

The Crypt

You will now see another cutscene of you entering the crypt with Romeo. When he sees Juliet's cousin, Phillipa, he forgets all about Juliet and falls in love with her. Congratulations! Quest complete!


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Required for completing


  • Romeo & Juliet is one of 6 quests released on the launch day of RuneScape.
  • If you talk to Juliet again she will seem fed up with Romeo. If you speak to Romeo he has mistaken Juliet's "death" and has fallen in love with Phillipa.
  • The Cadava potion may be a pun on the word cadaver, which is a dead body or corpse.