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Varrock's central fountain (a.k.a. Varrock square)
Varrock is one of the oldest surviving cities in RuneScape, there were cities much older (from before the time of humanity) but there is now little evidence of where they stood. The location is ideal for a city: it sits astride major trading routes, with all the resources of Misthalin at its disposal. It is quite natural that Varrock would be considered among the most powerful and important cities in the world. Varrock is also viewed by many to be as the capital of Gielinor, due to its strategic position and use by many player traders.
In the past, Misthalin has pushed back the dark menace from Morytania as well as ensuring that the inhabitants of the Wilderness remain in the desolate north. If either were to spill over the borders and into Misthalin, Varrock would be the first line of defence, and the single hope the world might have to stop them.
The city is not without its own problems, though, and the divide between the wealthy and the poor is like a great scar across the city. The southern half is full of thieves and the poverty-stricken, while the north, with the palace and fine shops, is populated by those who do not wish to see the dirtier parts of the city.
North of the city is the Wilderness, a lawless land of murderers, rogues and monsters.
Being an important city, there are a variety of ways to arrive at Varrock, whether on foot, teleporting, or beneath the ground.
Points of Interest
Varrock has possibly everything you could want from a city: the shops are well-stocked; members will find that there is the sawmill operator just to the north-east of the city; there are mines and Farming patches; there is a good handful of quests to be done.
Be sure to admire the palace while you're there; it's a massive structure with a number of guards and soldiers constantly training or on duty. You'll also note that the entire city looks prepared for an invasion - such is the price of sitting so close to the Wilderness and Morytania. Walking about near Varrock's eastern bank is a town crier, who is more than happy to explain the Rules of Conduct and the role of Player Moderators.
Almost certainly the grandest structure after the palace is the Grand Exchange, in the north-west of the city. There, traders from around RuneScape come to buy and sell, each hoping to find bargains and sell them for a tidy profit.
You can access the rune essence mine by having a quick chat with Aubury, who can be found in his rune shop in the south-east of the city. As there are only a very small number of people who can teleport you there, it's good to make sure you know where he lives.
South of the city is the Champions' Guild, which are constantly keeping an eye out for talented adventurers. They also have a couple of shops built into the building upstairs.
Aside from this, the guards and locals might prove intriguing to those interested in advancing their skills, so it's a good thing that the city is large enough to accommodate a good number.
|Varrock Sewers||Champions' Guild||Well of Goodwill||Solomon's General Store|
|Rats, spiders, giants and the undying can be found lurking beneath the city||Where mighty men and women dwell||Help others by donating coins and items with this magic wishing well.||Solomon the genie will let you browse his store and the fine items contained within.|
Main article: Varrock Personalities
Varrock, as a capital city, is bustling with people. Some of the most notable members are listed below.
|King Roald||Queen Ellamaria|
|King Roald can be found in the throne room of Varrock Palace.||Members will find Queen Ellamaria in Varrock Palace's garden.|
|Reldo can be found in the library inside Varrock Palace.||Members will find Dimintheis in an extremely humble abode in the south-east of the city.|
|Father Lawrence can be found preaching in the church east of Varrock Palace.||Members can find Gertrude at her house west of the city.|
|Gypsy Aris||Sir Prysin|
|Gypsy Aris can be found in her tent in the Varrock market.||Sir Prysin can be found around the bottom of the south-west tower of Varrock Palace.|
Soran is Zaros' emissary and is a hooded figure, not clearly identified with a darkness covering part of his face. Soran does not make it entirely clear what his purpose is here, although he has been seen to give out tasks to passing adventurers.
|Captain Rovin can be found in the north-west tower of Varrock Palace.||Soran can be found in the slums of western Varrock.|
The following quests can be started in (or near) Varrock:
- Demon Slayer
- Dragon Slayer
- All Fired Up
- Defender of Varrock
- Family Crest
- Garden of Tranquillity
- Gertrude's Cat
- Priest in Peril
- Shield of Arrav
- Spirit of Summer
- Summer's End
- What Lies Below
In and Around Varrock
|Goblin ( Level 16 | Weak to )||Giant rat ( Level 10, 14 | Weak to )|
|Goblins can be found west of the city.||Giants rats can be found lurking in the south-east of the city.|
|Dark wizard ( Level 32, 50, 54 | Weak to )||Thief ( Level 20 | Weak to )|
|Dark wizards can be found in the stone circle south of Varrock.||Thieves can be found in the southern part of Varrock.|
|Black bear ( Level 34 | Weak to )||Guard ( Level 24 | Weak to )|
|Bears can be found north-west of the city.||Guards can be found throughout Varrock.|
|Warrior woman ( Level 62 | Weak to )||Black Knight ( Level 44 | Weak to )|
|Warrior women can be found in Varrock Palace.||Black knights can be found north of Varrock and in the Jolly Boar Inn.|
Main article: Varrock Buildings
With a city the size of Varrock, it's only natural that it's full of interesting buildings and locations. As the capital of Misthalin, the largest building is the palace which dominates the northern half of the city. To the south a multitude of shops and areas of intrigue await the adventurer in the tightly packed alleyways. In addition there are cultural locations as well as the Grand Exchange
|Grand Exchange||Varrock General Store|
|The mecca of shopping on RuneScape. Provides facilities for banking, trading with players and viewing current market prices|
|Naff's Knockout Staves||Lowe's Archery Emporium|
|Sells a limited supply of magical weaponry|
|Horvik's Armour Shop||Thessalia's Fine Clothes|
|Sells clothing items and allows the character to change their base clothes.|
|Varrock Swordshop||Dealga's Scimitar Emporium|
|A monkey salesman looking to sell curvy swords.|
|Urist's Crafting Supplies||Varrock Fur Stall|
|Aubury's Rune Shop||The Varrock Museum|
|Dedicated to uncovering RuneScape's history.|
- There are dozens of items within Varrock - too many to list - so it's worth simply looking around to see what you can find.
- The Lumbermill, north-east of Varrock, and the real estate agent east of the palace are absolute essentials for members intending to build their own house.
- Members who wish to train up their cat can head to the rat pit in the far south-east of the city.
- If you have lost the quest reward from The Family Crest, return to Dimintheis and he will return it to you.
- Equally, if you lose Silverlight after Sir Prysin gives it to you in Demon Slayer, return to him to get it back.
- There are three altars in the city where you can pray to replenish your prayer points.
- The Air Altar lies a little ways west of Varrock, by Sigurd the canoe maker.
- Varrock Palace has a small display within its walls that, when read, will tell you precisely how many guards have had their pay stolen recently.
- As mentioned in God Letters Issue 25, Varrock was once known as "Avarrocka".
|Varrock Palace • Varrock Sewers • Champions' Guild|
|East Bank • West Bank • Grand Exchange • Varrock General Store • Naff's Knockout Staves • Lowe's Archery Emporium • Horvik's Armour Shop • Thessalia's Fine Clothes • Varrock Swordshop • Dealga's Scimitar Emporium • Urist's Crafting Supplies • Varrock Fur Stall • Aubury's Rune Shop • more...|
|King Roald • Queen Ellamaria • Reldo • Aeonisig Raispher • Sir Prysin • Captain Rovin • Surok Magis • Ambassador Ferrnook • Brugsen Bursen • Father Lawrence • Gypsy Aris • Dimintheis • Gertrude • Head Chef • more...|
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