Quests are groups of interrelated tasks that can take anywhere from five minutes to a few hours or even a few days to complete. The start locations of quests are labeled with a blue star icon () on yourMinimap. Once completed you can be rewarded with various xp for skills or unlocks places which are only accessible once certain quests are completed.A player's Quest Journal. Red means the quest has not been started yet. Yellow means the quest has been started but not finished. Green means the quest has been completed. Cyan (blue) means the quest has been marked on the world map.
As of 4 March 2013, there are a total of 188 quests with 23 free and 165members-only quests, offering a total of 342 quest points. Free players can only obtain up to 43 quest points. The last quest added to the free version of RuneScape was Demon Slayer, and the last quest added to member's version of RuneScape was The World Wakes.
The 50th quest, Legends' Quest was released on 20 August 2003, which was prior to the RuneScape 2 release. The 100th quest, Recipe for Disaster, is actually 10 quests in one with 8 subquests ranging from easy to very hard. The 150th quest, The Chosen Commander, was released on17 March 2009.
- Main article: List of quests
- Main article: List of quest series
Many quests are part of a series of quests which share a common plot-line.
Usually, progress is made in the series in a linear fashion, with each quest requiring the previous one in a sequence. There are exceptions to this linear progression, however, when a quest is involved in multiple plot-lines. Also, Jagex has reworked many of the novice quests over the years, accelerating the process this year, with over a dozen quests reworked, some more than once.
The majority of quest series are rooted in a specific area, and their completion is often needed to access more of that area or specific features within it. For example, West Ardougne as a whole is inaccessible unless at least some progress is made in the Plague quest series.
A complete list of quest series can be found here.
- Main article: Quest item rewards
Completing a quest results in rewards.
Ongoing quest rewards
|Quest||Reward||How to Receive|
|Hand in the Sand||84 buckets of sand delivered to the player's bank.||Speak to Bert once a day.|
|Tears of Guthix||Access to a distraction and diversion for experience in the lowest skill weekly.||Speak to Juna.|
|Throne of Miscellania||Access to Miscellania's resources through Managing Miscellania.||Speak to Advisor Ghrim.|
|Royal Trouble||5 extra workers in Managing Miscellania and an allowance-per-day boost.||Speak to Advisor Ghrim.|
|Back to my Roots||Access to a jade vine seed which can be planted for 1,500 Farming experience or slain for 2,500 Slayer experience every 15 hours.||Plant and check the health of a jade vine, and slay wild jade vine.|
|All Fired Up||Access to pieces of equipment that facilitateFiremaking training.||Light 6, 10, or 14 beaconsin All Fired Up activity|
|Cold War||Some penguins are worth two points in the Penguin Hide and SeekDistraction and Diversion.||Speak to Larry in Ardougne zoo or Chuck the Polar Bear if Larry isn't there. (Larry is taken off during the quest and may not be available)|
|What Lies Below||Access to Bork who can be killed daily for charms and Slayer experience.||Travel through the Chaos Tunnels.|
|In Pyre Need||Access to a daily distraction and diversion, Phoenix Lair, which grants 5 Phoenix Quills, 1,000 Crafting experience, 7,500 Firemaking experience, 3,000 Fletching experience and 500 Slayer experience.||Go to the Phoenix lair.|
|The Hunt for Red Raktuber||Access to a bonus point for finding a polar bear spy in the Penguin Hide and Seek distraction and diversion.||Talk to Chuck the Polar Bear in the Ardougne zoo.|
|Fur 'n' Seek||Access to a weekly slaying of the Skeletal horror for a reward of 1,250 Slayer and 1,000 PrayerExperience. (First time it is slain you receive 10,000Slayer and 7,000 Prayer Experience.)||Complete the Odd Old Man's second wish list.|
|Garden of Tranquility||Go to the garden you made during the quest and pick the fruit of the white tree.|
|Access to the Fairy Ring transportation method, while wielding a Dramen or Lunar staff (neither of the two listed items are needed for transportation after the completion of Fairytale III - Battle at Orks Rift )|
|Access to a new penguin in the Penguin Hide and SeekDistraction and Diversion, worth three points (requires Ring of Visibility) as well as a new thieving event in the circus.||Speak to Chuck the Polar Bear in the Ardougne Zoo|
to complete every quest
may be used in some quests
The quests requiring the highest skill levels are:
* Although 65 is the highest Farming requirement, if boosting from 62, Branches of Darkmeyer requires level 63.
** Completion of the Fur 'n' Seek wishlist requires 78 slayer.
*** While the highest combat level required to complete a quest is 140, the minimum possible level to get a quest cape at is 162, as a result of the 80 Defence requirement of The Brink of Extinction combined with the 80 Magicrequirement of The Void Stares Back.