|Release date||9 August 2004 (Update)|
|Points of interest|
|Guilds||• Warriors' Guild|
• Heroes' Guild
|No. of banks||3|
|No. of altars||2|
|No. of small obelisks||2|
|Infobox • Talk page|
Burthorpe is a military principality north-west of Falador and north of Taverley and is currently the base of the Burthorpe Imperial Guard as well as the residence of Prince Anlaf. Burthorpe and Taverley are two of the only locations in Asgarnia that aren't controlled by the White knights. The Imperial Guard keep Burthorpe secure, and they are loyal to the royal line of Asgarnia, especially Crown Prince Anlaf. They are charged with maintaining and defending the wall which separates Burthorpe from the Troll Country.
The Troll Country is immediately north of Burthorpe, and due to that, the city has come under constant attacks, raids, and invasions by the Trolls, having led to the Burthorpe - Troll Country War. Death Plateau in particular seems a threat, as many heavily armed trolls have a permanent camp there. The Imperial Guard, with help of adventurers, has been taking measures to reduce this threat. Trolls are often seen invading the town, slaughtering families and soldiers alike. If the trolls were to overrun Burthorpe, Falador will use it as a reason to disband the Imperial Guard and the town would come under control of the White Knights. Commander Denulth considers the White Knights to be taking advantage of King Vallance, who he describes as "old and weak".
Burthorpe also borders the Wilderness, although the two are separated by the Forinthry Cliffs. Nevertheless, the town hosts a beacon in the Beacon Network. Adventurers are occasionally seen testing the beacons as part of the All Fired Up minigame.
Burthorpe, along with the neighbouring town of Taverley, features several skill tutors for all members' skills, as well as a few free-to-play skills providing low level training opportunities.
- 1 Getting there
- 2 Notable features
- 3 Quests
- 4 Shops
- 5 Non-player characters (NPCs)
- 6 Update history
- 7 Trivia
Getting there[edit | edit source]
All players[edit | edit source]
- Teleport directly to the Burthorpe lodestone.
- Teleport to the Taverley lodestone or use the House Teleport spell to the Taverley POH portal (if the player has a house there) and walk north.
- Teleport to the Troll Invasion Distraction and Diversion by using the games necklace.
Members only[edit | edit source]
Notable features[edit | edit source]
- Burthorpe is the home to the Burthorpe Imperial Guard.
- Burthorpe Castle is home to the Burthorpe Games Room.
- Burthorpe features a furnace along with anvils south of the bank; this is the closest furnace to a bank for non-members if accessed from its rear-facing side (closer than Al Kharid).
- Burthorpe is also home to the Warriors' Guild, which houses a large combination of melee-based activities. Players' Attack and Strength levels must add up to a total of 130 or level 99 in Attack or Strength in order to enter.
- Just to the south of Burthorpe is the Heroes' Guild.
- Burthorpe is also the respawn point of Bob the Jagex Cat, as his pet human is Unferth.
- Dunstan runs a smithing shop in the northeast end of town.
- The Troll Invasion Distraction and Diversion can be found north of the Warriors' Guild, which can be started by speaking to Captain Jute.
- Burthorpe is home to a low level agility course.
- Xuan runs the Loyalty Programme Shop in eastern Burthorpe, south-east of the Burthorpe lodestone.
- There is a small gnome tree next to the Warriors' Guild, where a bank, the Gnome Shopkeeper's Armoury and Challenge Mistress Fara can be found.
- A small mine with copper, tin and clay can be found, as well as a potters wheel and kiln nearby.
- There is an altar inside of the chapel run by Chaplain Sarah
- Commander Denulth can be found East of the gnome commerce hub, being the start point of Death Plateau.
Quests[edit | edit source]
The following quests may be started in Burthorpe:
- Death Plateau
- Troll Stronghold by speaking to Denulth, in his tent south of the castle.
- A Tail of Two Cats by speaking to Unferth, in his house due east of the castle.
- Heroes' Quest by speaking to Achietties, in the Heroes' Guild
Shops[edit | edit source]
Gnome Shopkeeper's Armoury[edit | edit source]
Gnome Shopkeeper's Armoury () is for the most part a low level shop, however it is great for the newer players to get started on a good armour set. Located just south-west of the Burthorpe lodestone, this shop is very easy to find. Challenge Mistress Fara and a bank can be found right next to the shop to the north.
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes Shop[edit | edit source]
Happy Heroes' H'emporium[edit | edit source]
Helemos is delighted to run the Happy Heroes' H'empoirium, being the only shop to sell a Dragon battleaxe, Off-hand dragon battleaxe, Dragon mace, and an Off-hand dragon mace. The requirement to access the shop is completion of the Heroes' Quest as it is on the first floor of the heroes' guild.
Gaius's Two-Handed Shop[edit | edit source]
Non-player characters (NPCs)[edit | edit source]
Civilian[edit | edit source]
- Dunstan - Blacksmith
- Ghommal - Guards the entrance to the Warriors' Guild
- Achietties - Guards the entrance to the Heroes' Guild
- Tam McGrubor - Gives the player a wicked hood
- Sabbot - Quest character living in a cave just outside the Troll Invasion gate
- Carwen Essencebinder - Runecrafting tutor
- Apprentice Clara - Apprentice to Carwen and sells runes
Military[edit | edit source]
- Commander Denulth
- Patrolling Guard
- Captain Jute
- Wall guard
- Drill Sergeant Hartman - Agility tutor
- Major Mary Rancour - Combat tutor
- Challenge Mistress Fara
- Gnome Shopkeeper
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 4 November 2019 (Update):
- Added a mini/worldmap icon to the kebbit hunter area west of Burthorpe.
- patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
- Removed a cart in Burthorpe which had undesirable interaction.
- Added a one-time teleport of players who logged out in the upper level of moved Burthorpe buildings to the Burthorpe lodestone.
- update 2 September 2019 (Update):
- Burthorpe and Taverley are being made into more distinct places, and both have undergone a thorough spring cleaning to reduce visual clutter and make them less overwhelming for new players.
- patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
- Clan vexillums placed in the stands at the Clan Camp and Burthorpe will persist for 30 minutes unattended to advertise your clan while you play elsewhere.
- The large clan flag in Burthorpe now cycles through the colours of the clans represented on the surrounding vexillum stands. You can see an overview of the clans represented by checking this flag.
- patch 18 January 2016 (Update):
- The large clan flag in Burthorpe now cycles through the colours of the clans represented on the surrounding vexillum stands. Players can see an overview of the clans represented by checking this flag.
- patch 1 November 2014 (Update):
- Several camera issues previously experienced when climbing up to the Burthorpe beacon have now been fixed.
The Jungle Hunt music track will no longer unlock in the wrong location.
- patch 15 September 2014 (Update):
- Some floating environment has been removed from the Burthorpe mines.
- update 4 March 2013 (Update):
- Burthorpe and Taverley have been opened up to free players, along with four related quests: Death Plateau, Druidic Ritual, Let Them Eat Pie, and Wolf Whistle.
- update 31 January 2012 (Update):
- This week sees the conversion of Burthorpe and Taverley into the Troll Warzone – a massive area rework designed to drop new members right into the thick of things.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A lot of the civilians in Burthorpe are named after characters from the epic poem Beowulf.
- Burthorpe is tied with Varrock and Hemenster for having the most guilds of any city at two each.
- It is not certain what religion Burthorpe has, but, according to Betrayal at Falador, its leader, Prince Anlaf, is Guthixian. He does build a secret Zamorakian altar, but this is likely due to The Sybil's influence over him at the time.
- There is evidence for Saradominism, as a makeshift Saradominist church is found just south of the makeshift hospital. In addition, when saying goodbye to Commander Denulth he responds to the player with 'Saradomin be with you, friend'.
- Despite the Imperial Guard of Burthorpe being called Imperial, neither the Kingdom of Asgarnia nor the Principality of Burthorpe is an empire.
- Burthorpe and Taverley received a major overhaul on 31 January 2012. The towns were re-purposed to act as a tutorial area for new members. This update completely reshaped both towns.
- Prior to the update, Turael could be found in Burthorpe, and the entrance to the Rogues' Den was located beneath Burthorpe's now-removed pub.
- The Death Plateau quest used to include a coloured cannonball puzzle, but this was removed with the area and quest rework. Guards mention this in conversation.
- In the alternate timeline where the player doesn't exist, a zombified Katrine states Burthorpe was overrun by trolls.