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Start point Talk to Rat Burgiss south of Varrock. Talk to Rat Burgiss south of Varrock.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description A travelling trader has been stranded south of Varrock after his cart was attacked by local outlaws. He needs the help of a hero to recover his lost documents, but that's not all...

The Varrock Palace Secret Guard (VPSG) are on the trail of treacherous dealings with the Monks of Zamorak. Will you be able to help the VPSG and uncover what lies below?

Length Medium (Short with teleports)
Items required


Enemies to defeat


Rat Burgiss's location.

  • Talk to Rat Burgiss south of Varrock. (Chat 31)
  • Kill 5 Outlaws just west of the Grand Exchange.
  • Fill the folder with 5 papers.
  • Return it to Rat Burgiss.
  • Talk to Surok Magis in the Varrock library (the northern-most room in Varrock Palace). (Chat 1)
  • Enter the chaos altar and use the wand on the altar with 15 chaos runes in your inventory.
  • Return to Surok Magis with the infused wand and a empty bowl. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Rat Burgiss. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Zaff. (Chat 4)
  • Talk to Surok Magis. (Chat 1)
  • Bring King Roald to 1 hitpoint, then operate the Beacon ring. (Instanced)
  • Talk to Rat Burgiss.

Quest complete!


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