Treasure Trails have been given an improvement today with fiendish new challenges to test even the mightiest adventurer, but also many new rewards to tempt them. You may find that the likes of Bork, the Corporeal Beast and the Skeletal Horror (among others) now have a rare chance of dropping an elite clue scroll.
These clues are a step beyond what has gone before, whether it’s a scanning orb that only highlights the next clue when you’re standing near it, or a simple compass showing the direction of the next clue but not the distance. Even finding your next clue might not be so easy, as you may disturb a powerful follower of Guthix or end up racking your brains over one of the tricky new Celtic knot puzzles.
Stick with it, though, and you may be lucky enough to receive one of the 150+ new reward items! There are new bows, Third Age druidic gear, dragon masks, animal staves, kits to improve the look of dragon armour, and items for followers of Armadyl, Bandos and even Zar- (shh!)
Many of the new reward items are for the elite trails, but easy, medium and hard trails have had some added too. We’ve also added a mechanism to ensure that each and every treasure trail completed will reward you with at least one treasure trail-specific item, by introducing new items common to all levels of trails.
The cross-trail items include Saradomin, Guthix and Zamorak arrows (which have a chance of causing elemental damage and vanish on impact); single-use teleport scrolls to out-of-the-way places like Nardah and Miscellania; stackable biscuits that each restore one Prayer Point (plus a few life points); and existing items like sweets, torn pages and firelighters. Oh, and let’s not forget the meerkat summoning pouches, which will bring a cute little treasure-hunting familiar to your side...
Finally, we’ve introduced scroll boxes, which look different from caskets. This way, you can know for certain that opening a scroll box will always lead you to another clue scroll, and that when you do finally get a casket, you’ll know not to open it in a dangerous area, because it will always contain...TREASURE!
Adventurers, the trails await!
RuneScape Content Developer
In other news...
Treasure Trails supplemental:
As part of the Treasure Trails update, some of the older clues and puzzles requiring specific items or combinations of items have been substituted with more suitable ones.
Demo mode removed:
This week sees the removal of the demo mode option for new players; existing demo mode users will be able to continue playing for the time being.
You can now have multiple parts of a dwarf cannon in your bank or inventory, but you may only set one cannon up at a time. This is a slight change: previously, you could only have one of each of the four dwarf cannon parts or one cannon on the ground.
Shattered Heart rocks:
You should now be able to get strange rocks from any Construction activity that would garner you Construction XP (building furniture, making flatpacks) while in your player owned house.