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Lumbridge
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Lumbridge, a rural township
Area Misthalin
Quest required None

A quiet town on the west bank of the River Lum, Lumbridge presents a good start for adventurers fresh from the conflict of the Troll Warzone. The weather is always fine and the citizens are usually friendly. Despite its imposing castle, the seat of the generous Duke Horacio, the town is founded on its farms. There is much to do in Lumbridge, though, and it boasts a variety of training and practice opportunities, whatever your particular interests may be.


The town's buildings are all made of the same grey stone that has survived through the years. This is the sort of determination that has seen Lumbridge through even the hardest of times.

Location

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Map of Lumbridge

Lumbridge lies directly south of Varrock, the capital of Misthalin and seat of King Roald. East from Lumbridge is the gate to Al Kharid, a major desert town that spans the desert from the Lumbridge gate to the Shantay Pass. Travelling west from Lumbridge - if you want to navigate the dangers of a god's battlefield - will deliver you to Draynor, a small town menaced by the ominous Draynor Manor.

As a rural township, there is a cluster of farms to the north where the locals scratch a living from the soil. There is also a windmill, which supplies most of the surrounding region with flour for bread, cakes and other baked treats. To the south of the town is Lumbridge Swamp, a sodden and dreary area filled with twisted mangroves and home to The Nexus.

Points of Interest

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Lumbridge's points of interest

Shopping in Lumbridge doesn't need to be expensive. As a promotion to attract customers, the stores of Lumbridge offer free items - as long as you haven't taken a sample recently.

No guide to Lumbridge would be complete without mentioning the castle. This mighty edifice has stood guard over the town for far longer than anyone can remember and looks set to continue in this way for many years and decades to come.

The church just north of the graveyard is a good place to recharge your prayer points, and Father Aereck is always up for a chat about the finer points of modern theology. Tombs and graves are also a good starting point for an adventurer.

Travel south of the church and the Lumbridge graveyard and you'll find a jetty that leads to a Fremennik longboat. This will take you to Daemonheim, where you can train your Dungeoneering skill.

To the west is a large crater where a battle has recently finished taking place.

To the north of the battlefield you'll find a forest which has been invaded by goblins and giant spiders. There is also a destroyed house, under which is the dark hideout of the H.A.M. cult. Just east of here is a windmill where you can grind flour.

The field to the north of the windmill - not shown on the map - was once the home of Gnomecopter Tours, but since it ceased trading Beefy Bill has set up residence in the surrounding paddock. He will send any unnoted beef, cowhides or flour you have to your bank for a 10% commission.

To the east of the windmill are the farms which are also worth a look, as they are usually quite well stocked and the farmers are not inclined to complain if you are forced to steal a cabbage out of hunger.

Personalities

Duke Horacio Sigmund
Duke Horacio chathead
Duke Horacio is the chivalrous ruler of Lumbridge. His family has a long history of watching over the town, and so he has become a careful and wise Duke, much as his father was before him.
Sigmund chathead
Sigmund is the Duke's advisor and a citizen of good standing in Lumbridge. He isn't fully trusted by the townsfolk, though, as many believe he holds too much influence over the Duke's decisions.
The Duke can be found in his chamber on the first floor of the castle. Sigmund can be found with the Duke, probably advising him on matters of state.
The Cook Phileas, the Lumbridge Sage
Cook chathead
Duke Horacio's personal cook is a strange sort of man for his job. He seems constantly underprepared and more than a little bewildered by his post. Despite this, he occasionally manages to prepare food that mere commoners have no right to eat.
Lumbridge Sage chathead
Phileas is the oldest and wisest citizen of Lumbridge, and he doesn't mind sharing his wisdom with any who ask. So old is the Lumbridge Sage, that few remember he was once the librarian of Varrock Palace.
The Cook, obviously, can be found in the castle kitchen. Phileas is never far from the signpost by the bridge across the Lum.
Father Aereck Bob, of Bob's Brilliant Axes
Father Aereck chathead
Father Aereck is the local priest of Saradomin and is exceedingly proud of his church (it is over 230 years old, you know). He is also a keen organist, much to the annoyance of his neighbours as he plays late into the night.
Bob chathead
Bob has been grinding hatchets for at least as long as anyone cares to remember, and in a town like Lumbridge his skills are always in high demand. He can be gruff at times, but if you're short of a hatchet and have some gold to spend he'll be right with you. Bob is also able to repair certain types of armor- for a fee, of course.
Father Aereck can always be found looking after his church in the south-east of Lumbridge. Bob is always in his shop just south of Lumbridge Castle.
Roddeck Xenia
Roddeck chathead
With his modest personality it's easy to forget that Roddeck almost brought terrible ruin to Lumbridge by keeping a pet dragon. Whether he is mending his ways or simply being an eccentric busybody, Roddeck is interesting to talk to and a good source of advice.
Xenia chathead
Xenia travelled to Lumbridge to investigate rumours of Zamorakian cult activity. A seasoned adventurer, she seeks to impart her knowledge and experience onto a new generation of promising young heroes. She can be found in Lumbridge Graveyard. She also has a reward for the most dedicated of questing heroes.
Roddeck can be found from your advisors button, or in his house on the east side of Lumbridge. Xenia can be found in the graveyard of Lumbridge Church.
Nastroth Fred the Farmer
Nastroth chathead
Nastroth is a big fella, but not as big as his older brother, Mandrith, who resides in Edgeville. Both of them will buy any of the rarer drops you can get from revenants in the Forinthry Dungeon.
Fred the Farmer chathead
A farmer with a fluffy problem, Fred also manages a crop of onions but mainly resides in his farmhouse in fear of a terrible shape-shifter.
Nastroth can be found wandering about Lumbridge Castle's courtyard. Fred can be found relaxing in his farmhouse.
Herald of Lumbridge Lady Deathknell
Lady Deathknell chathead
The Herald of Lumbridge is a bubbly and friendly person, and gives the impression of an aunt or older relative who does local theatre or amateur dramatics.
Lady Deathknell chathead
Lady Deathknell was once an adventurer who claims to have explored many of the lands of Gielinor and has now settled down at Lumbridge, to help other adventurers start their journeys.
The Lumbridge herald is found in the center of Lumbridge. Lady Deathknell can be found north of the castle at the Combat Academy.
Doomsayer Kara-Meir
Doomsayer chathead
The doomsayer isn't quite your traditional doomsayer - he's not likely to shout DOOOOM at you all the time - he's really just a middle aged townsman.
Kara-Meir chathead
As a younger woman, Kara-Meir was an adventurer where she achieved some renown. She is a practical woman who cares about those close to her. Now she is a member of The Godless and is determined to bring about the end of all gods.
The Doomsayer is in central Lumbridge, near the bridge that crosses the River Lum. Kara-Meir stands overlooking the battlefield west of Lumbridge.

Quests

The following quests can be started in Lumbridge:

The Creatures that Lurk

Giant spider ( Level 4 | Weak to weak to crush.gif ) Goblin ( Level 8 | Weak to weak to air.gif )
Giant spider Giant spiders are a common creature in the lands of RuneScape and can be dangerous foes. Mercifully, the giant spiders around Lumbridge are a puny breed and should present no difficulties, even to novice adventurers.
Goblin Goblins are one of the most widely spread races of RuneScape, such that if they were ever properly organised they might threaten larger towns. It is a good thing, then, that they are a poorly organised race and prone to bickering. Goblins are, like giant spiders, quite simple opponents.
Giant spiders are most commonly found behind Lumbridge Castle. The goblins around Lumbridge tend to mill about to the north and west of the town. There is also a significant cluster of goblins over the river to the east.
Giant rat ( Level 10 | Weak to weak to earth.gif )
Giant rat Just like giant spiders and goblins, giant rats are a common sight. They are slightly tougher than goblins and giant spiders, but this still doesn't say much.
Giant rats can be found west of Lumbridge Castle and in the swamps to the south of town.

Miscellaneous

  • Damaged by the recent battle, you can rebuild the destroyed buildings of Lumbridge by speaking to Foreman George.
  • On the east side of the river, Barfy Bill will teach members to make canoes to travel the River Lum.
  • Do you enjoy knowing a few random statistics? There are three signs in Lumbridge - two outside the Castle gates and another at the entrance to the cow field - with some amusing numbers to entertain you. The golden sign outside of Lumbridge Castle's main gate to commemorate the winners of the prestigious Jagex Clan Cup. Identical plaques also reside at Clan Wars (behind the clan portal) and in Edgeville (behind the Soul Wars portal).
  • Those adventurers who have completed at least one subquest from the Recipe for Disaster quest will find the Culinaromancer's Chest in the Castle basement.
  • There are a couple of spots in and around Lumbridge worth keeping an eye on if you're new to Gielinor and lacking items:
    • Behind Bob's Brilliant Axes is a knife on the ground.
    • There is a mind rune by the southern stairwell in Lumbridge Castle.
    • There is a bronze arrow by the northern stairwell in Lumbridge Castle.
    • The Castle kitchen and basement hold a selection of equipment useful for improving your Cooking skills.
    • The room next to Duke Horacio's chamber in Lumbridge Castle has a bronze dagger on a chest of drawers.
    • There is a bronze pickaxe on top of the castle walls.

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