Edgeville Monastery

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The Edgeville Monastery is a two-storey building north-east of Falador, south-east of the Black Knights' Fortress and west of Edgeville. Five monks wander inside, both in the courtyard and inside the building.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The Edgeville Monastery's exact age is unknown, although its history suggests that it pre-dates many human settlements in Asgarnia and Misthalin. According to the novel Betrayal at Falador, the Edgeville Monastery was originally a military camp created by an ancient king who sought to lead a crusade into the Wilderness. The king, however, passed away before he could begin his cleansing of the Wilderness, and the camp he left behind gradually developed into a permanent monastic settlement.

In 164, the Edgeville Monastery was attacked by the Kinshra Lord Sulla, who had recently slain his predecessor and gained control of the organisation. The Battle of the Monastery was the first battle of the War of 164, and it saw the first use of Chaos Dwarf Mortars developed by the Zamorakian extremist Thorbarkin. The Edgeville Monastery's residents suffered heavy casualties in the battle, but the intervention of more well-equipped fighters such as Kara-Meir, Doric, Squire Theodore, Ebenezer, Castimir, and Gar'rth gave much of the order time to escape with Abbot Langely to the then-unincorporated city of Edgeville in Misthalin. The battle left the Monastery heavily damaged, but following the war it was rebuilt.

According to the novel, the Edgeville Monastery contains a library that includes extensive records concerning local history and guests. These records were partially damaged in Sulla's invasion, but most survived. The library itself does not appear in-game.

In the first year of the Sixth Age, Fathers Hackett and McGruder were kidnapped by a Kinshra party and later killed in the Tomb of the Fallen, after having been starved.

Ground floor[edit | edit source]

The ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the Edgeville Monastery contains various decorations, benches, fountains, and a garden to the north with cabbages and rose bushes. It is also home to several monks who can heal players upon request, including Abbot Langley, who ensures only players with level 31 Prayer can climb up to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]. Monks and Abbot Langley both heal the player by about 20% of their maximum life points.

There is a Musician just outside the Edgeville Monastery, useful for recharging run energy and as another method for healing life points.

First floor[edit | edit source]

Players need level 31 Prayer to go up to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] and must first join the monastery by holding a conversation with Abbot Langely. The 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] contains various decorations, monks, Brother Jered, an altar, a Kharid Scorpion, and the top and bottom pieces of the monk's robes set. However, Brother Jered does not heal players.

Players should not try to pick up the Kharid Scorpion as doing so will cause them to take 30 unblockable damage. The only way to get the scorpion is by using a scorpion cage on it during Scorpion Catcher.

Brother Jered can bless unblessed symbols into holy symbols. He can sell members with 99 Prayer the Prayer cape for 99,000 coins. In addition, he can make Blessed spirit shields if the player brings him a normal Spirit shield and a holy elixir.

Praying at the altar fully recharges a player's prayer points, in addition to giving a +20 bonus over the player's max prayer points. This +20 boost makes it the best altar available to free players and will work even for players with full normal Prayer points. This has no effect on their Prayer level.

There are barrels filled with wine, multiple beds, stained glass windows, and tables for the monks to place items upon, though these are only for decoration.

For members, the poison-purging Prayer book can be found here during The Great Brain Robbery, and it can also be reobtained here if lost.

Quests[edit | edit source]

There are some quests that involve the Edgeville Monastery:

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 9 April 2018 (Update):
    • Added blocking to a rock by the Edgeville monastery.
  • patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
    • The water fountains in Edgeville Monastery have been fixed and the water now flows in the right direction.
  • patch 8 October 2013 (Update):
    • The hiss sound effect from the smoke at the Edgeville Monastery has been removed.
  • patch 6 October 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed some texturing in the monastery.
  • patch 3 December 2009 (Update):
    • Stopped players’ feet rendering through the floor in the Monastery.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Concept art of the monastery
  • Players who have full prayer points and try to recharge prayer will receive the message You boost your prayer points. instead of You already have full prayer points.
  • Early on in RuneScape 2, the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Edgeville Monastery was among the locations to which a player could be teleported if they did not respond to particular random events. This led to some non-members who had below 31 Prayer with two higher Prayer points than their maximum.
  • In the Official Jagex Livestream: Directors Commentary Jagex mods confirmed that the Edgeville Monastery used to be a White Knight outpost, dedicated to watch the nearby Black Knight Fortress. It only took the role of monastery after the White Knights abandoned it and Saradominst monks moved in.[1]
  • The monastery and its monks were graphically updated on 7 May 2008.
  • The monks at the Edgeville Monastery used to heal themselves during combat after they had taken a significant amount of damage. This made the monks on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] a popular training spot for Defence pures as the latter only has a maximum hit of one. The monks would then continually heal themselves, making it incredibly hard for a Defence pure to kill a monk. However, this was changed in 2008 so that the monks can no longer heal themselves during combat. This modification does not appear to have ever been publicly mentioned by Jagex. Also, this update appears to have not affected the Monks on the island of Entrana as they still heal themselves during combat.

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