Living Rock Caverns

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"LRC" redirects here. For the monsters of the Living Rock Caverns, see living rock creature.
Worlds Icon.png The official world for Living Rock Caverns is world 83 (P2P).

The Living Rock Caverns is a members-only area that was added on 17 September 2009. The area was designed for players with high levels in Fishing and Mining.

There are no quest or skill requirements necessary to enter this area. However, it is a dangerous area, as aggressive level 92 living rock creatures guard the resources, so training skills here may very well be interrupted regularly and dangerous. Wearing the magic golem outfit or fury shark outfit (or any of the component shark sets) will cause the creatures to be tolerant.

For players of low combat or wishing to spend a long time in the cavern, it may be advised to train with other players on the official Living Rock Cavern, world 83.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The Living Rock Caverns are found below the Dwarven Mine beneath Ice Mountain, near Falador. Defensive armour is recommended, as the living rock creatures are aggressive and high-levelled. There are several main ways to get there:

The image on the RuneScape home page on the day of its release.

Features[edit | edit source]

Farli's Camp[edit | edit source]

Farli cooking his chicken

In the central part of the cavern Farli has set up camp. There is also a handy pulley lift. Players can use this device to deposit items directly into their bank, kind of like a deposit box. Players can deposit all of an item quickly by using an item with Farli's lift and pressing the 'all' option in the chatbox, or four on their keyboard.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Mining in the Living Rock Caverns requires levels 70, 73, and 80 for concentrated coal deposits, living rock remains, and concentrated gold deposits, respectively. The concentrated gold and coal deposits are special rocks that yield five ores at a time, or ten if using the corresponding stone spirits. Prior to the Mining & Smithing rework, deposits would collapse, making it temporarily impossible to mine from it and forcing players to move to another deposit became usable again. This no longer happens, and a single deposit can be mined for as long as desired.

A collapsed mineral deposit. It cannot be mined until the slab of stone blocking access to the minerals is cleared.

The official world for mining here is world 83. This can be useful for avoiding taking too much damage from the various creatures that live in the dungeon, especially for lower level players. However, the large number of players moving about can make the world unplayable for those with lower-end bandwidth due to lag / game stuttering. Mining with graphics in "Safe Mode" or "SD" (Standard Detail) may help (see Graphic options).

A player mining living rock remains.

Other "rocks" found in the cavern are the remains of the living rock creatures. These are found directly after killing creatures. The remains are minable by the player who killed the creature immediately, and by other players after a one minute delay. The remains contain between 5 and 20 living minerals, which are used for fishing rocktails.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Two types of fish can be caught in the Living Rock Caverns: cavefish and rocktail. Attempting to cook raw food on Farli's spit-roast yields the message "It would be a bit rude to do that while Farli is cooking here."

Cavefish[edit | edit source]

Cavefish requires a fishing level of 85 and give 300 experience per catch using a fishing rod and fishing bait. Cavefish heals 2200 life points each (up to your maximum life points) and give a +2 boost to either Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged or Magic. Cavefish requires a Cooking level of 88 to cook for 214 experience.

Rocktail[edit | edit source]

Rocktail requires a fishing level of 90 and gives 380 experience per catch using a fishing rod and living minerals. Rocktails heal 2300 life points and can heal up to 10% higher than a player's maximum life points, making it among the best single-bite foods in the game. Rocktail requires a Cooking level of 93 to cook for 225 experience.

Eating the fish raw using the Bunyip's Swallow Whole scroll does not currently give the special bonuses.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

The caverns are home to the living rock creatures. The caverns are populated with living rock protectors and living rock strikers, both level 92 monsters and use melee, along with ranged for the latter. They can be assigned as a potential slayer assignment by Kuradal. In addition, a level 95 living rock patriarch spawns erratically every two hours which can be killed for a small range of guaranteed loot.

Unlike other monsters, the living rock creatures only start their spawn timer when their remains are successfully mined. However, due to the low price of living minerals, it is typically not worth mining their remains and instead simply kill more living rock creatures, since they will automatically despawn after a set time.

These creatures are not aggressive if wearing the full Magic golem outfit or the shark outfits.

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 4 January 2012 (Update):
    • Waterfalls in the Living Rock Caverns now animate correctly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This area has unusual fishing spot sizes. Cavefish fishing spots are 1x1 like most other fishing spots throughout the game, while the rocktail fishing spots are 2x2.
  • If the remains are left unmined, the living rock protectors and strikers have the longest respawn times for non-boss monsters.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]