Ancient bones

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This article is about the player-owned port item. For the quest reward, see Ancient bones (The Restless Ghost).
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A player crafting a scrimshaw.

Ancient bones are used in the creation of scrimshaws at a Scrimshaw Crafter, as well as Death Lotus darts and their off-hand counterparts at the workbench. It is a reward from completing the Biologist and Missionary storylines, as well as a reward from their specific voyages, and some standard voyages.

If one wishes to 'farm' Ancient bones, it is recommended to build two/one Biologist and two/one Missionary statues. There is no joint voyage for Ancient bones, unlike other trade goods.

Fletching a scrimshaw requires between 2 and 10 Ancient bones per scrimshaw created. Fletching a set of 25 lotus darts requires 1 set of ancient bones and 25 ascension shards. The maximum amount of Ancient bones a player can store at one time is 250. Any successful voyages after this will not increase the total.

Players may also buy individual units in the form of ports bone packs from Boni on Waiko after the miniquest Impressing the Locals. These cost 5 taijitu and 1,500 chimes each, but are the variant outside of Player-Owned Ports. The approximate value of ancient bones is 401,269.31 based on the GE price of scrimshaws.

Superior scrimshaws[edit | edit source]

Superior scrimshaws are untradable, and last 4 hours.

Item Level to make Ancient bones to make
Superior log-splitting scrimshaw.png Superior log-splitting scrimshaw 85 Fletching 4 Ancient bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient bones
Superior rock-crushing scrimshaw.png Superior rock-crushing scrimshaw
Superior memory-crushing scrimshaw.png Superior memory-crushing scrimshaw
Whopper-baiting scrimshaw.png Superior whopper-baiting scrimshaw
Superior gem-finding scrimshaw.png Superior gem-finding scrimshaw 90 Fletching 2 Ancient bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient bones
Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw.png Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw
Superior energy-gathering scrimshaw.png Superior energy-gathering scrimshaw
Casket-salvaging scrimshaw.png Superior casket-salvaging scrimshaw
Superior scrimshaw of cruelty.png Superior scrimshaw of cruelty 92 Fletching 10 Ancient bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient bones
Superior scrimshaw of the elements.png Superior scrimshaw of the elements
Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism
Superior scrimshaw of magic.png Superior scrimshaw of magic 95 Fletching
Superior scrimshaw of ranging.png Superior scrimshaw of ranging
Superior scrimshaw of attack.png Superior scrimshaw of attack

Scrimshaws[edit | edit source]

Regular scrimshaws are tradable at the prices below, and last 3 hours. Based on the GE prices of the regular Scrimshaws, an approximate value for Ancient bones can be calculated as follows:

Item GE price GP per Ancient bone Level Ancient bones to make
Log-splitting scrimshaw.png Log-splitting scrimshaw 1,115,633 278,908 85 Fletching 4 Ancient bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient bones
Rock-crushing scrimshaw.png Rock-crushing scrimshaw 1,277,052 319,263
Memory-crushing scrimshaw.png Memory-crushing scrimshaw 1,166,206 291,552
Whopper-baiting scrimshaw.png Whopper-baiting scrimshaw 1,293,594 323,399
Gem-finding scrimshaw.png Gem-finding scrimshaw 410,323 205,162 90 Fletching 2 Ancient bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient bones
Energy-gathering scrimshaw.png Energy-gathering scrimshaw 1,268,515 634,258
Tree-shaking scrimshaw.png Tree-shaking scrimshaw 418,348 209,174
Casket-salvaging scrimshaw.png Casket-salvaging scrimshaw 207,436 103,718
Scrimshaw of cruelty.png Scrimshaw of cruelty 6,147,032 614,703 92 Fletching 10 Ancient bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient bones
Scrimshaw of the elements.png Scrimshaw of the elements 6,231,397 623,140
Scrimshaw of vampyrism.png Scrimshaw of vampyrism 6,128,730 612,873
Scrimshaw of magic.png Scrimshaw of magic 2,834,630 283,463 95 Fletching
Scrimshaw of ranging.png Scrimshaw of ranging 3,442,731 344,273
Scrimshaw of attack.png Scrimshaw of attack 1,764,995 176,500

Special scrimshaws[edit | edit source]

Item Fletching
Level
Build cost
Scrimshaw of sacrifice.png Superior scrimshaw of sacrifice 95 10 Ancient bones + Scrimshaw of sacrifice (inactive)
Scrimshaw of aggression.png Superior scrimshaw of aggression 95 10 Ancient bones + Scrimshaw of aggression (inactive)
Scrimshaw of corruption.png Superior scrimshaw of corruption 95 10 Ancient bones + Scrimshaw of corruption (inactive)

Thrown weapons[edit | edit source]

Note: The opportunity cost of these is far greater than their GE cost, as the value of each individual ancient bone is higher when used in any regular scrimshaw.

Item Resources needed Grand Exchange cost Level
Death Lotus dart.png Death Lotus dart25 1 Ancient bones.png 25 Ascension shard.png 4,125 92 Fletching
Off-hand Death Lotus dart.png Off-hand Death Lotus dart25 1 Ancient bones.png 25 Ascension shard.png 4,125