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When Runecrafting you can use your talisman like a compass to find the mysterious ruins that will teleport you to the matching altar. For example, you can use the mind talisman to direct you to the mysterious ruins which teleports you to the Mind altar.

To use the compass feature of the talisman, right-click on the talisman and select the 'Locate' option. It will tell you which direction you have to walk to find the corresponding mysterious ruins. The direction to take is displayed in the chat window, keep selecting the 'Locate' option until you arrive at the altar.

Once you have reached your location you will arrive at the mysterious ruins that hide the altar's presence from the mundane world around it.

Use your talisman with the ruins by right-clicking on it and selecting 'Use talisman'. Then click on the mysterious ruins. You will be teleported into the altar. If you are using a tiara to enter the ruins you need to left-click on the mysterious ruins and you will automatically enter.


The table below is a guide to help you locate the mysterious ruins (which teleport players to the altars), if you are having trouble.

Air Altar Mind Altar
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Location:West of Varrock, near Siguard the canoe maker Location: North of Falador, west of the Ice Mountain.
Water Altar Earth Altar
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Location:Lumbridge Swamp. South East of Lumbridge Swamp Dungeon entrance. Location:North-east of Varrock, near the Jolly Boar Inn.
Fire Altar Body Altar
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Location:North of Al Kharid, west of the Duel Arena. Location:South of the Monastery, between Barbarian Village and the Dwarven Mine.
Cosmic Altar Chaos Altar
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Location:Inside Zanaris, The Lost City. South-east of the bank at the end of the twisting passage. Location:North of Edgeville in the Wilderness, south of the Dark Warriors' Fortress. You will need to proceed through a maze. *
Astral Altar Nature Altar
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Location:South-east area of Lunar Isle, reached on the Lunar Diplomacy quest. Location:South-east of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, north of Shilo Village on Karamja Island.
Law Altar Death Altar
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Location:North-east Entrana
Ourania Altar
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Location:West of the Battlefield.
Blood Altar
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Location:Beneath Castle Drakan, reached during Legacy of Seergaze.


* You will be able to take a safe route through a tunnel to the chaos altar if you have completed What Lies Below.
* Using the Abyss will take you to these altars instantly.

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