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|You must have reached a certain stage in training your Barbarian Training to gain access to the Ancient Cavern.
The Ancient Cavern is an incredibly dangerous place, filled with aggressive and powerful creatures with a taste for the flesh of adventurers. Please only take items with you that you are willing to lose.
The caves beneath Baxtorian Waterfall are one of the ancient places in RuneScape, and for the lifetimes of many people the barbarians have gone there to do battle with the mightiest foes. The beasts that dwell there should not be taken lightly, and more barbarians have ventured there than have returned.
It is a place filled with the foulest of beasts and the insane spirits of enraged barbarians - those that lost themselves in that place - not to mention the fabled mithril dragons, the barbarians' foe for as long as they have known each other.
The entrance to the Ancient Cavern can be found in the lake at the top of Baxtorian Waterfall, south of the Barbarian Outpost.
The entrance to the Caven is a mystical whirlpool, guarded by the spirits of the lake to prevent the unworthy from entering. In order to earn passage into the caves, you must have reached a certain stage in your training under Otto Godblessed.
If you have earned the respect of the spirits in this way, you will be able to dive into the waters and be safely transported to the entrance. Not that you will have to find your own way out, as the whirlpool cannot be made to spin back upon itself.
The main feature of the Ancient Cavern must be the beasts within it! In such an ancient place the monsters have grown strong and fearless, so it is a foolish adventurer that arrives unprepared. From the tiny-but-evil waterfiends to the massive and destructive mithril dragons, there is no shortage of foes for aspiring heroes.
To reach the mithril dragons it is necessary to find the stairs in the east of the cave. This leads to an upper floor where the mithril dragons rule over all.
To escape the cave, simply find a log in the water that you can ride out of the waterfall to the safety of the lands above. Alternatively, if you have gained permission to use the fairy ring network and have mended the broken fairy ring near the escape logs, you can leave through there.
|Entrance||Stairs to mithril dragons/door|
|Mithril door||Rough-hewn steps|
|Duradel, is a slayer much like her father. Having been taught the ways of Slayer from a young age, she has managed even to surpass her father, and has now set up a Slayer dungeon within one of RuneScape's most dangerous areas.|
|Kuradal can be found up the rough-hewn steps near the entrance to her dungeon.|
There are no quests to start in the Ancient Cavern.
|Waterfiend (Level 115)||Barbarians (Level 132)|
|Waterfiends can be found around the underground stream.||Barbarians can be found sheltering in alcoves around the cave.|
|Skeletons (Level 132)||Barbarian spirits (Level 166)|
|Skeletons can be found in several places around the cave.||Spirits can be found near the spots where they died.|
|Brutal Green Dragon (Level 227)||Mithril Dragon (Level 304)|
|Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield is strongly recommended.||Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield is strongly recommended.|
|Brutal green dragons dominate the lower level of the Cavern.||Mithril dragons can be found on the upper level of the Ancient Cavern.|
For a full list of the monster drops and tactics see the relevant article.
In the Ancient Cavern, you will find many extras such as canoes! Canoes help you travel and navigate the dungeon, but beware, some don't let you go back!
|Canoes:||Help you travel||Monsters:||Drop rares and are very high level, Beware!||The Ancient Cavern:||A Strong/Deadly Dungeon!||Dragon full helmet:||Rare high priced item|