|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Points of interest|
|No. of banks||5 (2 are Members-only)|
|No. of altars||3 (if counting the God-related Statue and the makeshift altar in the castle courtyard).|
|No. of small obelisks||0|
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Lumbridge is a medium-sized town in the kingdom of Misthalin. It was originally the first town that new players entered after completing the tutorial prior to the Troll Warzone update. Before the introduction of tutorials it was also the spot were new players would enter the world. Lumbridge is known and classified by some to be a city for low level activities, although there's plenty of things for a high-levelled user to do there.
Lumbridge is one of the default respawn points for players who die, the other is Edgeville (though members can change it to Falador if they have done the Recruitment Drive quest, Camelot if they have completed King's Ransom, or Soul Wars after completing Nomad's Requiem). Its main features include Lumbridge Castle, where players can start several quests, and where there is also a bank to deposit/withdraw items. There is a general store, a fishing shop, a combat academy, and various other buildings and shops. South of the city is a swamp. Lumbridge also includes entrances and gates to other cities such as Zanaris, Al Kharid and Dorgesh-Kaan. To the east is the River Lum, the second largest river in RuneScape. It is a popular spot for training the Fishing skill, as it is close to the bank and the general store, where players can sell the fish for a reasonable price.
- 1 History
- 2 Development
- 3 Entrances
- 4 Transportation
- 5 Inhabitants
- 6 Points of interest
- 7 Shops
- 8 Notable features
- 9 Achievements
- 10 Nearby features
- 11 Graveyard
- 12 Quests
- 13 Music
- 14 Update history
- 15 Trivia
- 16 References
History[edit | edit source]
In the year 1937 of the Fourth Age, long after the God Wars, a town was settled on the River Lum by migrating human nomads. A bridge was made over the River Lum connecting the areas separated by the river. They named the town after the River "Lum Bridge" or "Lumbridge". The bridge also opened up trade and colonisation of Al Kharid, and many island areas of Entrana and Karamja. This led to the town becoming a centre of trade within the Breadbasket of Misthalin.
Prior to Horacio, there was an unknown number of Dukes ruling Lumbridge from 1937 of the Fourth Age to the early Fifth Age. However, Polonius was the first Duke of Lumbridge. Polonius was given the land by the King of all of Misthalin, King Claudius, at the time. Duke Horacio is a direct descendant of Polonius. This history of leadership is an allusion to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Polonius also built Lumbridge Castle in the place of a wooden fort that had stood as a temporary fortress against invading forces, mainly goblins that largely inhabited the Lumbridge area, and still do to this day.
At the start of the Sixth Age, a mysterious portal appeared. After growing in size, Zamorak would eventually emerge. Saradomin would soon appear and start a duel with Zamorak, starting the Battle of Lumbridge.
The Battle was devastating, particularly at the initial outbreak of war when Zamorak and Saradomin caused a huge explosion via the collision of their power beams. This explosion destroyed the entire forest, the back wall of Lumbridge and damaged several of the residential houses. After this initial explosion Saradomin summoned many White Knights and Zamorak thus summoned their rivals, the Kinshra. The battle lasted for approximately ten weeks with other combatants joining the conflict including thousands of adventurers. Each sides forces fought furiously in order to gain Divine Tears from the deceased god Guthix in order to aid their god in gaining the upper hand from the stalemate that had occurred. As the death toll grew, Duke Horacio trained elite guards, issued guard dogs to patrol the streets and even called for aid from Falador all on the advice of adventurers in fear that the fighting would spill out of the crater into the town itself, though this never actually happened.
Although the adventurers did not choose to call for aid from Varrock, the Duke nevertheless called for resources and troops from the capital of the Kingdom, as stated by King Roald. However, despite this attack on Misthalin, King Roald decided not to aid Lumbridge and instead tasked the Duke with "resolving the issue". Eventually, after the deaths of thousands on each side the Divine Energy was all but consumed and Saradomin, having consumed more, wounded Zamorak but was unable to kill him as Moia teleported the god away. Each sides forces dispersed peacefully and Saradomin, having obtained some of Guthix's power, teleported away leaving the battlefield abandoned.
In the aftermath of the battle Foreman George began cleaning up and rebuilding Lumbridge. With the aid of adventurers, the Zamorakian and Saradomist campsites were stripped down for building materials to rebuild the Fishing Shop, General Store, and Explorer Jack's house; and the debris from castle walls was removed. In addition, the Builders were able to make a memorial fountain in honour of those that died.
Development[edit | edit source]
Lumbridge may have been based on the real life city of Cambridge in England, where Jagex has its headquarters. Since its inception, it has had four graphical makeovers. The first was in 2005, and marked the beginning of the graphical updating of the whole of RuneScape.
Players had long complained about the lack of a bank in Lumbridge, which caused serious inconvenience to players, especially new ones, and the popularity was lower than the main cities. A bank was finally added on 15 March 2006 during the Recipe for Disaster update for those who had completed the first subquest. Later, a bank was installed on top of the castle for all players during the Skill Tutors update of 27 September 2006 along with Lumbridge home teleport. This raised the popularity of the city very much. Another members-only bank was added together with the Thieving Guild, and access to it is a reward for Buyers and Cellars and its various capers.
The second graphical makeover for Lumbridge came with RuneScape High Detail, which was released as beta on 1 July 2008. On the day when RuneScape HD was released and Lumbridge was graphically updated, there was a glitch on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] above Explorer Jack's house that made players unable to move. The only option was to teleport out. The glitch is now repaired.
A third graphical rework came sometime later, adding new textures and detailing to several buildings. With the release of RuneScape 3 a fourth update was released, again adding many new textures. This also occurred in Edgeville, Varrock, Draynor and Burthorpe.
Lumbridge is one of the most graphically detailed places in RuneScape, with a focus to detail taken to everything in the area like the smoke coming out of smokestacks along with detailed walls and roofing, rocks on the path, asymmetric fencing, and many other things.
Entrances[edit | edit source]
Transportation[edit | edit source]
- Home Teleport - A spell that does not require any runes. However, it takes approximately 10 seconds to cast, and can be interrupted by combat. It can teleport players to the Lumbridge Lodestone.
- Lumbridge Teleport - Unlike the Lumbridge Home Teleport, this spell requires level 31 Magic, 1 law rune, 1 earth rune and 3 air runes to cast, but is faster and does not get interrupted by combat. Casting this spell is a part of the medium Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks.
- Lumbridge Teleport Tab - Members have the additional option of using teleport tablets to reach Lumbridge. This works similar to casting the Lumbridge Teleport spell normally, but can be used on all spellbooks and only takes up one inventory space.
- Canoe - This transport system allows transportation to several landing points along the River Lum. Provided the player has the Woodcutting level required, they may use the system to reach several locations, including Lumbridge.
- Portal Chamber - Players with at least 50 Construction can build a Lumbridge Teleportation Portal in their home. Using 100 law runes, 300 air runes, and 100 earth runes, a portal can be made that will allow infinite teleports to the area.
- Death - A method that requires little to no effort, and no requirements, simply dying can send you back to a respawn point you've unlocked. Since Lumbridge is unlocked by default, this provides a way to get there with no skills or quests required. Players are however strongly recommended to bank any valuable items as they will only keep 3 (4 with Protect item prayer on) items in case they do not reach their gravestone in time.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
Players can find a number of non-player characters (NPCs) in Lumbridge. Several NPCs in Lumbridge used to give players jobs in return for some coins. This was one of many easy ways for players to gain money with little work, and was especially useful for new players.
Skills tutors[edit | edit source]
- Lady Deathknell, the head of the Combat Academy
- Melee instructor, named Harlan (Also the Master of Defence)
- Lumbridge Sage who helps to accustom newcomers to the game, named Phileas
- Quest tutors, named Donie
- Roddeck, the advisor, who can be helpful to newcomers
- Previously, there was a Fishing Tutor named Finlay (mending a small fishing net or occasionally a crayfish cage) who could be found sitting on a stool near the Lumbridge Swamp fishing spots.
- Previously, the Woodcutting tutor, Wilfred, was found in between Roddeck's house and the Lumbridge Furnace. Wilfred is now found in the trees north of Falador, still selling the Woodcutting Cape of Achievement.
- Previously, the Prayer Tutor, Yauchomi, was found in the Lumbridge cathedral.
- Previously, the Cooking Tutor, Cordero was found giving tips to low level cooks in the house south of Bob's Brilliant Axes.
- Previously, the Crafting Tutor, Cadmus, was found in the room adjacent to Duke Horacio's, the one with a spinning wheel, in the Lumbridge Castle.
- The Smelting Tutor, Feoras, can still be found working beside the Lumbridge Furnace. However, he cannot be engaged in conversation.
Jobs (discontinued)[edit | edit source]
Jobs were removed from the game along with some of the tutors with the introduction of the Advisor system.
Players were asked to bring certain items to tutors. NPCs around Lumbridge would usually ask players to bring a certain number of items to them or bury a certain number of bones, although only the Prayer Tutor gave this task. The job asked would always be within the skill range of the player. The difficulty of the job increased with the player's experience in the corresponding skill. Payment could range from a few hundred coins to a few thousand.
Others[edit | edit source]
- Duke Horacio, an official involved in several quests
- Sigmund, a member of H.A.M. and a former adviser to Duke Horacio
- Fred the Farmer, found at the farmhouse south of Mill Lane Mill
- Father Aereck, a priest who worships Saradomin in the church
- Bob, owner of Bob's Brilliant Axes
- Hans, a helpful but easily-frightened NPC found in the courtyard of Lumbridge Castle, selling veteran capes
- Nastroth, a collector of God Wars relics from players
- Chief Thief Robin, found in the new thieving guild
- Cook, Duke Horacio's personal cook, who is the starting point for Cook's Assistant and Recipe for Disaster
- Darren Lightfinger, head of the thieving guild
- Sir Vant, a White Knight guarding the underground lair of a dragon. Players who have done Unstable Foundations instead of the old tutorial (where the dragon was only forced back, instead of killed) will find him in the White Knights Castle in Falador.
- Barfy Bill, a retired pirate and canoe expert
- Explorer Jack, a famous explorer currently resting in northern Lumbridge
- Doomsayer, the danger sign guide
- Lachtopher, a lazy-bones recently left homeless
- Victoria, worried about her brother, Lachtopher
- Guardsman Brawn, a member of the Lumbridge Guardsmen
- Guardsman Dante, a member of the Lumbridge Guardsmen
- Guardsman Peale, a member of the Lumbridge Guardsmen
- Guardsman DeShawn, a member of the Lumbridge Guardsmen
- Guardsman Pazel, a member of the Lumbridge Guardsmen
- Barricade guards, guardsmen responsible for upholding the quarantine during Learning the Ropes
- Shopkeeper, the owner of Lumbridge's general store
- Shop assistant, helping the general store run smoothly
- Seth Groats, a local farmer that lives on the east side of the River Lum
- Gillie Groats, daughter of Seth Groats and expert cow milker
- Millie Miller, the owner of Mill Lane Mill on the outskirts of Lumbridge.
- Vasquen, a local farmer overlooking the town's hops farming patch
- Musician, plays music for players.
Points of interest[edit | edit source]
Lumbridge Castle[edit | edit source]
Duke Horacio, and his adviser Sigmund are found on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]. The spinning wheel (), used in Crafting, is also located upstairs. Players who have started the Recipe for Disaster quest can also access the Culinaromancer's Chest in the castle's basement, as well as a wide variety of cooking ingredients and cooking implements to buy. Along with the Lumbridge tutors update, a free bank was added to the top floor of the castle.
There was much controversy over the update that brought the tutors and the bank. Many people considered the additions to make the game too easy. The forums were at one time riddled with players trying to bring back "challenge" to the game.
Banks[edit | edit source]
The main bank is on the top floor of Lumbridge Castle.
The Lumbridge Bank contains a several log spawns directly adjacent to it. Players can use it as an alternative to the Al Kharid range. With a tinderbox, players could light the logs to create a cooking fire.
Members also have access to the Culinaromancer's Chest in Lumbridge Castle cellar, which features a bank. Once the first part of Recipe for Disaster has been completed it also features a food shop and an item shop, as you progress in the subquests of Recipe for Disaster you gain increased access to the item shop, which ultimately features one of the best gloves in the game.
Spawns[edit | edit source]
- Bronze arrow - on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], by the northern staircase
- Pot, jug, bowl, knife - ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], kitchen
- Bucket, knife, leather gloves, leather boots - basement
- Mind Rune - ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], by the southern staircase
- Bronze dagger - 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US], southern room
- Logs (four spawns) - top floor
- Bronze pickaxe (two spawns) - at the top of one of the gate towers
- Air rune - in the forest south of the potato field
- Iron dagger - in a house destroyed by goblins south of the cow field
Lumbridge Castle basement[edit | edit source]
The castle basement is a dark room under the Lumbridge Castle kitchen, accessible through a trapdoor. The basement contains spawn points for a knife, cabbage, bucket and 2 pairs of leather boots. Spiders can also be found there. Lumbridge Castle basement has 4 Spider spawn points. It used to be a popular place to do "splash" magic training. The basement also contains the Culinaromancer's chest and an entrance to the Dorgeshuun Mine, which connects to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves.
Shops[edit | edit source]
Lumbridge General Store[edit | edit source]
A limited number of general items can be bought at the Lumbridge General Store over a certain amount of time. Many of the items available in this general store can also be picked up around the area. The general store can be found north of Lumbridge Castle, south of the Combat Tutors centre and connected to a house by a catwalk. In a recent update, the general store installed a new door east of the store, but an unfixed bug caused the door only able to let people in and not letting them out. However, by turning on the run option it is possible to get out through the east door.
Bob's Brilliant Axes[edit | edit source]
Bob's Brilliant Axes is a shop that is advertised on fliers dropped by many non-player characters. Bob starts the easy part of Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks, and he repairs Barrows equipment, along with many other degradable armours and weapons, for a price. Before the random event update, he also repaired broken hatchets and pickaxes. He also buys and sells a limited range of tools, including:
- Bronze pickaxes, which are not very wise to buy seeing as there are two bronze pickaxe spawns nearby, atop the Lumbridge castle gatehouse
- Hatchets in bronze, iron or steel
- Battleaxes in iron, steel or mithril
Hank's Fishing Shop[edit | edit source]
Hank's Fishing Shop is the place to be for all your basic fishing equipment (nets and rods) or if you want to stock up on feathers or fishing Bait. He also gives away free small fishing nets and crayfish cages. This was added in 17 September 2009, as there were no fishing stores in Lumbridge before then.
Culinaromancer's chest[edit | edit source]
The Culinaromancer's chest is located inside the Lumbridge Castle cellar and is only available after completing at least one subquest of Recipe for Disaster, otherwise it is invisible. As well as being a bank, it also has two shops. Upon completion of each subquest, better equipment and more amounts of food become available.
The "items" shop sells Kitchen weaponry and metal gloves, which are among the best in the game. They range from bronze to barrows; bronze through rune gloves are much cheaper (and some have higher stats) than the combat bracelet and regen bracelet. Dragon and Barrows gloves cost 100k but have extremely high bonuses. Kitchen weaponry have stats equivalent to various metal weapons.
The food shop sells small amounts of items such as chocolate bars, cooking apples, cheese, pat of butter, bowls, grapes, and other food and utensils. For most of the chest's items, the grand exchange price is much higher than their chest price, so they can be bought for a profit.
Notable features[edit | edit source]
Smithing Spots[edit | edit source]
The furnace , anvil , and Bank chest here is useful for new players and for members using the agility shortcut from the mine. It is usually populated with low level players who have mined copper ore and tin ore from the mines south of Lumbridge, as well as those using it for higher level Smithing with items bought off of the Grand Exchange.
The closest bank is right to the west of the furnace, in the Combat Academy. Since the update on 24 June 2010, there is an anvil located near the furnace, which is convenient, since players no longer have to run to the Draynor Village sewers or Varrock to train Smithing or make armour/items. This is the first furnace available to non-members with an anvil next to it, the second being Doric's house after completing What's Mine Is Yours. There is a blacksmith working the bellows next to the furnace.
Bait and fly-fishing spots[edit | edit source]
The River Lum is a useful source of trout, pike and salmon. Players can fly- or bait-fish in the river. Level 20 Fishing is required to go fly-fishing for trout, level 25 to go bait fishing for pike, and level 30 to go fly-fishing for salmon. Players can now use a net on the fishing spots behind the church to catch crayfish.
Saradomin church[edit | edit source]
Father Aereck watches over his 200+ year old church of Saradomin here. There is also an altar to recharge Prayer points. Yauchomi used to be here before an update. Players are also able to upgrade their gravestones at the church once they have completed The Restless Ghost quest by speaking to Father Aereck. It also has a sign that shows how many players died in the respective day in RuneScape. It differs from world to world, but with the re-introduction of the Wilderness, the number is often very high. The organ inside of this church has an option that says 'Play', which will result in a cinematic in which skeletal hands play the organ. Also, when inside of the church, and when a player's music player is not playing anything, the organ can be heard playing the opening of J.S. Bach's Chorale 'Jesus bleibet meine Freude', commonly known as 'Jesu, joy of man's desiring'. At the top of the church is a bell, which, when rung, causes a message to the player that says, "You ring the church bell, confusing the citizens of Lumbridge." This is one of the Lumbridge tasks. The bell can also be heard when standing in or around the church.
By speaking to Father Aereck, with a clay ring in one's inventory, an additional dialogue is added to the choices. If asked "Can you bless my ring?" the priest agrees wholeheartedly and gives you the option of blessing one or all of the clay rings. Once the desired choice is made, Father Aereck then proceeds to inscribe a symbol of Saradomin onto the signet face and offers a benediction over it, thus creating a Ring of Devotion.
Trees[edit | edit source]
Lumbridge includes a number of ordinary trees, two willow trees south of the furnace building used for a medium Lumbridge task, and the strong tree shortcut south of the Graveyard. These may be useful to those training Woodcutting, Firemaking or Fletching, and a couple of oak trees are found near the castle and a few yews in the forest north of the swamp, along with one between the church and the catacombs.
Many trees west of the Lumbridge Castle were destroyed at the start of the Battle of Lumbridge.
Tree patch[edit | edit source]
Just north-east of the castle, next to the furnace and anvil, is a patch that members can use to grow wood trees with the Farming skill.
Combat Academy[edit | edit source]
The Combat Academy, which is run by Lady Deathknell, is a place for players to learn the basics of combat after the Evolution of Combat. It hosts a tutorial for all information related to the new combat system. She offers 7 lessons for players to understand the basics.
Fred's farm (west farm)[edit | edit source]
The farm north of Lumbridge is owned by Fred the Farmer, and is an excellent place to obtain wool. Players can shear the sheep in the farm to obtain wool, and then spin it into balls of wool on the spinning wheel in Lumbridge Castle. Black balls of wool can be used to help Fred the Farmer with his task in Sheep Shearer.
Farmer Fred also keeps chickens, which players can kill to obtain raw chickens, feathers and bones. There's a super large egg with the chickens. They are particularly popular for players training Prayer, since they are easy to kill and always drop bones for burying. They are also an easy source of free feathers for use in Fishing and Fletching. Cutting nearby trees, making fires, and cooking the raw chickens earns minor experience in Woodcutting, Firemaking, and Cooking.
Behind Farmer Fred's house is an onion patch with 12 onions. This is particularly useful for players who wish to make yellow dye. Players can also take a bronze axe from the log standing on the ground outside of Farmer Fred's house.
Farther north is a large field containing cows and calves, which players can kill to obtain cowhides, raw beef and bones. There is also a dairy cow here, which players can use to obtain milk for use in Cooking. Farmer Fred's house contains a dairy churn, which members can use to turn the milk into cream, butter or cheese, if they have a high enough Cooking level.
Thieves' Guild[edit | edit source]
Above the furnace is a trapdoor that leads to the Thieves' Guild. It is owned by Darren Lightfinger and is helped run by Chief Thief Robin. Players can train Thieving here, and once fully expanded it contains a General Store and bank, as well as a very large area. This location is Members only.
Cook-o-matic 25[edit | edit source]
The Cook-o-matic 25, located in Lumbridge Castle's kitchen, has the lowest burn rate of all the ranges in RuneScape. Players must have completed the Cook's Assistant quest in order to use it. The range is ideal for training Cooking, for it is located very close to the Culinaromancer's chest which can be used as a bank after starting Recipe for Disaster in the cellar.
Goblin house[edit | edit source]
On the east side of the river, there is a building that houses large numbers of level 2 goblins, though the entire area is crawling with spiders and goblins. This area is a very popular area for new players to start training. The most valuable goblin drop is a level one clue scroll, which is very rare but can lead to valuable items. The goblins also drop air talismans, which can be useful for new players starting the Runecrafting skill.
According to Victoria, these two goblin houses were previously owned by the residents of Lumbridge. The previous owners were forced to retreat to the western side of the River Lum. Two residents were Lachtopher and H.A.M. agent William. It is possible that Lozar the magician also once lived here, as mentioned by the Champion Guild master during the Dragon Slayer quest, when the player inquires about Lozar's map piece.
East farm[edit | edit source]
The second farm in Lumbridge is on the east side of the River Lum, on the path that leads north to Varrock. It includes a cow pasture on the east side of the path, and chicken coop on the west side of the path.
The cow pasture is a place for beginners to train in combat. It is usually crowded, and often there will be players collecting cowhides there. For those who need milk, there are two dairy cows close to the entrance of the pasture. On the eastern side of the pasture, there is prized dairy cow that provides the top quality milk for the Cook's Assistant quest.
The chicken coop to the north-west includes chickens that are an alternative for low-level players wishing to train their combat skills. There are also two egg spawns, one inside the coop and one just to the west side of it. A building is just to the side of the chicken coop. There is a super large egg here for the Cook's Assistant quest. This building has a dairy churn and a fireplace for those who wish to level up cooking.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
The Lumbridge achievements are a subcategory of the Exploration achievements category. It focuses on completing different achievements all around Lumbridge and Draynor Village. Completion of these achievements will reward the player with an Explorer's ring. This ring has four tiers to it, and one can achieve a higher tier by completing the next difficulty level achievement set. These achievements can be started by talking to Explorer Jack in his house west of Lumbridge General Store.
It was the only task set for free players before the task update. Since then, a lot more achievements are available for free-to-play players such as the Falador, Daemonheim and Varrock achievements, and a handful of Lodestone achievements. A full list of available achievements for free-to-play players can be found on the List of free-to-play achievements.
Nearby features[edit | edit source]
Lumbridge Crater (formerly the Western Forest)[edit | edit source]
Before the Battle of Lumbridge that caused total destruction upon Lumbridge's lands, there used to be a small forest from Lumbridge leading to Draynor Village with many goblins and level 2 giant spiders.
Also, before the World Event began, there used to be a portal located in the middle of the forest. This had many people come along to view the portal.
Eventually, once the portal grew in size, Zamorak emerged causing total devastation to try and find tears. He was then prevented to do so by Saradomin eventually resulting in the two battling out hence obliterating the forests west of Lumbridge. Most of the path leading through this forest has become destroyed along with the trees.
Since the end of the battle of Lumbridge, the crater upon which the World Event took place still remains, scarring Lumbridge's landscapes forever. Every so often, the crater is turned into a party area, usually during Summer or Christmas.
H.A.M. Hideout[edit | edit source]
The H.A.M. Hideout is in a hidden mineshaft located west of the cow pen on the eastern side of the River Lum. It takes part in the quests The Lost Tribe, Death to the Dorgeshuun, and One Small Favour. It is the main base of H.A.M., an organisation dedicated to wiping out all non-human species, excepting gnomes, dwarves, and such. Only members can pick-lock the trapdoor and get inside. The trapdoor to get inside is in this mineshaft.
Lumbridge Swamp[edit | edit source]
Lumbridge Swamp is south of Lumbridge through the graveyard next to the altar and cooking range. It is home to many things, including the water altar, 2 mines (south-east and south-west), fishing spots, the entrance to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, and a hut that teleports to Zanaris. The spawn of swamp tar in the swamp which is a useful way to make money. More details in the Money making guide. On 15 March 2011, the swamp was graphically updated, the ground and sky are darker, the mining rocks were changed, and the cave entrance was changed to a hollow tree.
Water altar[edit | edit source]
The water altar is in Lumbridge Swamp, south of the Lumbridge Crater (southwest of the town). Players can craft water runes here, which requires level 5 Runecrafting, as well as mist, mud and steam combination runes. This was a popular Runecrafting training choice for low-level players before the release of the Runespan. It's also used for 2 Lumbridge tasks.
Mill Lane Mill[edit | edit source]
Mine[edit | edit source]
South of Lumbridge Swamp is a small mine where players can obtain copper ore and tin ore, enough to make bronze bars at a furnace. Players with a low Mining skill may also find this useful for training, since they need only level 1 Mining. Another mine has coal and iron rocks.
Crayfish cage spots[edit | edit source]
There is only one spot located at the River Lum behind the church.
Net fishing spots[edit | edit source]
Just north-east of the mine are some net fishing spots where players can catch shrimp with level 1 Fishing, or anchovies with level 15 Fishing. There is also a small fishing net spawn, which may be especially useful to new players.
Graveyard[edit | edit source]
There is a graveyard just south of the church, housing the entrance to the Lumbridge Catacombs. Xenia can be found here until her death, afterwards being replaced by Iona. This is the only entrance to the Lumbridge swamp accessible from Lumbridge. There is also a walkway lined with gravestones south of the graveyard, in the swamp itself.
Quests[edit | edit source]
Players can start the following quests in Lumbridge:
- Cook's Assistant and Recipe for Disaster may be started by speaking to the Cook in Lumbridge Castle kitchen.
- Myths of the White Lands may be started by speaking to Explorer Jack
- The Restless Ghost quest may be started by speaking to Father Aereck, who is tending to his church near the castle.
- The Lost Tribe may be started by speaking to Duke Horacio's adviser Sigmund. He is found in the central room on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of Lumbridge Castle.
- The miniquest, Sheep Shearer, may be started by speaking to the paranoid Farmer Fred, in his house north-west of the castle. The "Thing" which has Fred so rattled is an odd sheep which has penguin legs, and is featured in the Cold War quest.
- The Blood Pact may be started by speaking to Xenia in the Lumbridge cemetery.
- Buyers and Cellars may be started by speaking to Darren Lightfinger down the trapdoor, northeast of Lumbridge castle.
Music[edit | edit source]
The following music tracks are unlocked in Lumbridge:
- Harmony - The majority of Lumbridge south of the farms
- Harmony2 - In the Lumbridge Castle basement
- Autumn Voyage - Northeast of Lumbridge, in the chicken coop
- Flute Salad - Around Fred the Farmer's house
- Dream - In the forest west of Lumbridge
- Yesteryear - In the Lumbridge Swamp, south of the cemetery
- The Duke - 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of Lumbridge Castle
- Book of Spells - The swamp south of Lumbridge
Update history[edit | edit source]
- Textures have been fixed.
- Removed force walk tiles by a rock in north Lumbridge.
- ninja 10 April 2017 (Update):
- The Agility shortcut fail rates for the Ardougne log balance, Sinclair mansion log balance (Log balance to the Fremennik Province), Cosmic Temple shortcuts, and the Lumbridge fence shortcut have been adjusted to be less harsh.
- A small amount of experience has been added for the Lumbridge fence shortcut and the elven overpass shortcuts.
- patch 21 September 2015 (Update):
- VO has been removed from a couple of talking citizens south-west of Lumbridge lodestone.
- patch 8 December 2014 (Update):
- The buildings in Lumbridge no longer have green walls or pink roofs in low detail.
- patch 10 November 2014 (Update):
- The chef's range in Lumbridge will no longer count each item being cooked twice for Cooking daily challenges.
- patch 1 November 2014 (Update):
- The memorial fountain in Lumbridge now has the water icon on the minimap and world map.
- patch 7 June 2011 (Update):
- The recent crow infestation in a field north-east of Lumbridge has abated; they have now moved on to the spooky atmosphere of Draynor Village.
- patch 3 May 2011 (Update):
- Trying to walk around the leprechaun in Lumbridge no longer causes the player to stand still for a couple of seconds.
- patch 12 April 2011 (Update):
- Players can no longer walk onto a square that was causing them to sink slightly.
- patch 1 February 2011 (Update):
- Completing a random event while on a stile in Al Kharid no longer sends the player to Lumbridge.
- patch 29 March 2010 (Update):
- The target dummies in Lumbridge are now only useful to those with a low combat level.
- patch 16 June 2009 (Update):
- A man in Lumbridge had the wrong chathead compared to his actual features.
- Fixed a typo in the Lumbridge musician's chat.
- patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
- Prevented shields clipping with the walls in Lumbridge.
- The light from torches outside Lumbridge Castle no longer render through the walls.
- patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
- Julian and a few other NPCs in Lumbridge appeared to be missing arms at certain camera angles in low detail.
- patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
- You can now walk on certain parts of the Lumbridge riverbank where you couldn't before (even though it looked like you should be able to).
- You can now enter Lumbridge General Store via both doors when they are closed.
- patch 10 February 2009 (Update):
- Lumbridge citizens' arms weren't rendering correctly when viewed from the side.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Prior to the reintroduction of free trade and the traditional Wilderness, Lumbridge was one of the hotspot main areas on PK worlds due to the close-by altar in the church.
- According to the map of DeviousMUD (the forerunner to RuneScape), Lumbridge was not originally meant to be a town, but just a castle and bridge.
- In the game, "Armies of Gielinor" on Funorb, the other website by Jagex, in the Saradomin campaign there is a level called "Bridge the Lum" whereby the 6 Barrows Brothers are rejoined. This is a reference to Lumbridge, even though Lumbridge was not around during the Third Age, when Armies of Gielinor is set. (See canon.) However, it is possible that the stage was set before Lumbridge was founded, where only very small villages existed.
- Upon the completion of the quest Garden of Tranquillity, the King's statue outside of the Lumbridge castle courtyard becomes an empty plinth. It is now seen in the garden east of Varrock palace.
- On 27 August 2010 plaques were added just outside Lumbridge Castle's main gate with the names of the current winners of the Jagex Clan Cup, as well as the names of those who won last year, engraved upon it. It displays the victors of all of the Combat, Skilling and Combined Cups from both 2009 and 2010.
- The Grassy Hills Training arena in Arcanists, a game on FunOrb, may be based on Lumbridge, due to its completely neutral and player-friendly nature and the presence of a castle in the background.
- The prefix "lum", meaning "light" gives Lumbridge and the River Lum names the literal meanings of "Bridge of light" and "River of light."
- On 2 July 2011, a large rock was added to the Lumbridge castle courtyard, related to the Citadels update. When the Clan Citadels were released, the rock was removed.
- During the Battle of Lumbridge world event, there were a total of seven banks in the city. The Dorgesh-Kaan bank, the combat academy bank, the thieves' guild bank, the culinoromancer's chest, the 2 god camp banks and the bank at the top of the castle.
- Even though the Culinaromancer's Chest is Members only, Free players can collect items that they have bought from GE.
- There was once a tutorial quest for new players. Learning the Ropes was the second tutorial, the first was Tutorial Island, and was later replaced by Unstable Foundations. The tutorial quest was removed later and replaced by the new task system. New players once used to complete the tutorial before arriving in Lumbridge. Back when Learning the Ropes was the tutorial, there were actually two versions of Lumbridge: one was fenced off with barricades and used in the tutorial, preventing the player from leaving Lumbridge. There were a few other differences, such as the mine being open and Roddeck's house having a basement. The Lumbridge visited during the tutorial was meant to be the town before the player enters the game, making it something like a prequel that takes place immediately before the rest of the game.