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Lumbridge is a town in the kingdom of Misthalin, ruled by Duke Horacio from the Lumbridge Castle. It is located in the southern part of the kingdom on the banks of the River Lum, from which it derives its name. It is mostly a farming town and is protected by the Lumbridge Guard against threats such as goblins, who occupy the east bank of the river.

It was originally the first town that new players entered after completing the tutorial, before this role was taken over by Burthorpe and Taverley. However it remains the home to various low level activities and quests. On the west side of the river the town has a general store, a fishing shop, a market with a bank and Thieving stalls as well as a smithy with a forge and an anvil and an entrance to the Thieves' Guild. The east side primarly features a large cow pen. The river itself has several Fishing spots. Southern part of the town houses a church with a graveyard and an entrance to the Lumbridge Catacombs and a passage to the Lumbridge Swamp. The city of Dorgesh-Kaan can be accessed from the castle's basement. West of the castle lies the Lumbridge Crater which is often the site of various events.

Lumbridge is one of the default respawn points for players who die, available to choose when leaving Death's office.

City info[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The Bridge over the Lum.
Artwork of the River Lum from Jagex Games Studios.

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 bridge over River "Lum" 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.

Lumbridge is a duchy ruled by Duke Horacio, but as part of Misthalin, it ultimately answers to King Roald III.

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. There used to be more human habitation on the east side of the River Lum, which has since been overrun by goblins and much of it abandoned, its population killed or left as destitute refugees.

Lumbridge, devastated by the battle between Zamorak and Saradomin.

At the start of the Sixth Age, a mysterious portal appeared. After growing in size, Zamorak eventually emerged. Saradomin appeared soon afterward and started a duel with Zamorak, thus beginning the Battle of Lumbridge.

Lumbridge during the battle.

The Battle was devastating, particularly during 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 and the back wall of Lumbridge castle 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. 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 due to Moia teleporting 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 the cleaning up and rebuilding of 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 Andrew Gower originally created Runescape and 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 Lumbridge's popularity was lower than the main cities. A bank was finally added on 15 March 2006 with the release of Recipe for Disaster update for those who had completed at least one 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 the Lumbridge home teleport.[1] This significantly raised the popularity of the city. 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 background on the RuneScape's Guide page of Lumbridge.

The second graphical makeover for Lumbridge came with RuneScape High Detail, which was released as a beta on 1 July 2008.[2] 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.

On 6 March 2017, the western parts of Lumbridge and Lumbridge Crater were reworked both graphically and functionally.

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, and asymmetric fencing.

Entrances[edit | edit source]

To enter Lumbridge, players can use the bridge to the east of the town over the River Lum. A path from Lumbridge Swamp enters the town from the south.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

The Lumbridge musician entertaining near the River Lum.
  • Lumbridge lodestone
  • Lumbridge Teleport - Unlike the lodestone, this requires level 31 Magic, a law rune, an earth rune, and three air runes but is faster and does not get interrupted by combat. Casting this spell is a medium Lumbridge achievement, Ease of Access.
  • Lumbridge teleport tablet - 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 when any spellbook is active and only takes up one inventory space.
  • Ring of respawn - Can teleport the player to the Lumbridge Castle courtyard.
  • Canoe - Provided the player has the Woodcutting level required, they may use the system to reach several locations, including Lumbridge.
  • A boat may be taken from the docks south of Taverley, which places players next to the Lumbridge Sage.
  • Portal Chamber - Players with at least level 50 Construction can build a Lumbridge Teleportation Portal in the Portal Chamber of their player-owned house. Building the portal requires 100 law runes, 300 air runes, and 100 earth runes.
  • Death - A method that requires little to no effort and no requirements, dying can send the player back to Lumbridge if they have not selected a different respawn point. 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 three (four 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. The area was previously home to a particularly high number of tutors, intended be useful for new players. These tutors and several other newly introduced NPCs also gave players jobs in return for some coins or antique lamps. These jobs usually consisted of bringing a certain number of items to them or burying a certain number of bones, although only the Prayer Tutor gave this task. Most of them were introduced with the Skill Tutors update but were subsequently removed to declutter the area. Nevertheless, a few still remain.

Points of interest[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge Castle[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge Castle, the seat of Duke Horacio.

Duke Horacio, and his adviser Sigmund are found on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]. The spinning wheel (Spinning wheel map icon.png), 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 Bank map icon.png was added to the top floor of the castle.

The basement is a place of interest for new players, as it has training on level 2 spiders and spawns of gloves and leather boots. It also contains the entrance to the Dorgeshuun Mines.

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.

Raising the flag, climbing to the top of the castle, accessing the bank, and talking to Duke Horacio are some beginner Lumbridge achievements Task map icon.png.

Banks[edit | edit source]

The bank on the top floor of Lumbridge Castle.

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 the player progresses in the subquests of Recipe for Disaster, access to the item shop increases, which ultimately features one of the best gloves in the game.

Spawns[edit | edit source]

The following items spawn in or around Lumbridge Castle:

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 two 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]

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The single most popular General Store on the planet.

A limited number of general items can be bought at the Lumbridge General Store General store map icon.png 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]

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A selection of hatchets available for sale.

Bob's Brilliant Axes Axe shop map icon.png is a shop that is advertised on fliers dropped by many non-player characters. Bob 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:

Hank's Fishing Shop[edit | edit source]

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Hank's there for all the fishermen.

Hank's Fishing Shop is the place to buy all basic fishing equipment (nets and rods), 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]

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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]

Lumbridge smithy.

The furnace Furnace map icon.png, anvil Anvil map icon.png, and Bank chest here are 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 market. 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 fly-fish for trout, level 25 to bait-fish for pike, and level 30 to fly-fish 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 inside the church.

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 achievements. 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 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 achievement and a 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.

Lumbridge Market[edit | edit source]

The Lumbridge Market.

A market is set up in the central place of the town. It consists of multiple seed stalls, vegetable stalls, bakery stalls, wine stalls and crafting stalls, all of which can be stolen from with the right Thieving level. The market is guarded by a level 9 guard, who will attack the player if he catches them stealing. It further contains Captain Harlan who sells the defence cape, several merchants, a master farmer, one attackable man and woman and some more men and women which cannot be interacted with. It also features a bank chest.

Prior to becoming the bustling marketplace it is today, this area housed the Combat Academy.

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 Gielinor. 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]

The goblin house is on the east side of the River Lum near a farm containing cows.

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 a chicken coop on the west side of the path.

Water Wheel at East Farm.

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.

Explorer Jack, Bob, and Ned in Draynor Village will reward the player for completing the beginner, easy, medium, and hard achievements, respectively.

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.

These achievements used to be part of tasks prior to the release of the Achievements System on 18 April 2017.

Nearby features[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge Crater (formerly the Western Forest)[edit | edit source]

The small forest before the battle of Lumbridge caused its devastation.

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 and dwarves. 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, two 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 two Lumbridge achievements.

Mill Lane Mill[edit | edit source]

Mill Lane Mill is where flour can be made and is surrounded by fields where players can pick free grain to make it. Here players get the extra fine flour in Cook's Assistant.

Mine[edit | edit source]

South of Lumbridge Swamp is a small mine where players can obtain copper ore and tin ore. 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]

Formerly Lumbridge crayfish fishing spot surrounded by willow trees.

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 Fishing spot map icon.png 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]

The graveyard.
The grave walk. Spooky.

There is a graveyard just south of the church, housing the entrance to the Lumbridge Catacombs. Xenia can be found here until her death, after which she is replaced by Ilona. 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:

Music[edit | edit source]

The following music tracks are unlocked in Lumbridge:

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 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • The Lumbridge Guardsmen and Harlan the Defense skill master have had a trip to the armoury! They're all sporting snazzy new armour in which they'll defend Lumbridge in style.
      • This includes the Lumbridge Guardsmen who appear during a cutscene in You Are It.
      • Head and chathead models have also been updated!
  • patch 21 June 2021 (Update):
    • Characters no longer float in certain areas of the Lumbridge Market.
    • Fixed an uncommon issue where having no username could halt progression during character creation.
  • patch 20 July 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where particular tiles north of Lumbridge would force players to walk.
  • patch 18 March 2020 (Update):
    • Removed a force walk tile near the sheep field north of Lumbridge.
  • patch 9 March 2020 (Update):
    • The combat academy flag near the Lumbridge market bank chest has been replaced with a bank chest flag.
    • Removed the combat academy flag in the south-west corner of Lumbridge market. The south divider was also a mix of wooden fence and ropes, which has now been converted to a rope divider.
    • The description of opportunistic merchants in the Lumbridge market no longer specifies that they are trying to cash in on the war.
    • Two pairs of socially awkward citizens at the Lumbridge market have mustered the courage to face each other.
    • Removed looping voiceover from certain merchants and citizens in the Lumbridge market. No more shall Lumbridge adventurers suffer the tyranny of pineapple promises and troll war gossip.
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • Tool decor attached to a wall in the Lumbridge smithing area has been moved forward so the tools no longer clip through the wall.
  • patch 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Textures have been fixed.
    • Removed force walk tiles by a rock in north Lumbridge.
  • patch 2 October 2017 (Update):
    • Desert music will no longer play in Lumbridge.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Imps can no longer spawn on a tile in the river at Lumbridge.
  • 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 7 July 2014 (Update):
    • A graphical error with a tree near the church in Lumbridge has been fixed.
  • patch 7 April 2014 (Update):
    • The spit roast model in Lumbridge has been updated.
  • patch 17 February 2014 (Update):
    • The graveyard area near the entrance to the crypt in Lumbridge has been graphically updated.
    • The animations being used by goblins in the Lumbridge area have been graphically updated.
    • Several force walk tiles have been removed from Lumbridge.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • Trees grown in the tree patch in Lumbridge no longer stretch when fully grown.
    • Some floating windows in Lumbridge have been fixed.
  • patch 26 November 2013 (Update):
    • Force walk by the barrel at Lumbridge Castle's North east tower has been removed.
  • patch 25 September 2013 (Update):
    • The Cooking range in Lumbridge is no longer a model of a sink.
  • patch 10 September 2013 (Update):
    • Force-walk has been removed from several spots near the farming patch north of Lumbridge.
    • A water source icon in Lumbridge has been moved to the correct location on the map.
  • patch 20 August 2013 (Update):
    • A statue in Lumbridge is no longer cut off by the ‘Remove Roofs’ option.
  • patch 29 July 2013 (Update):
    • The ladder in Lumbridge church is once again scalable.
    • Added some more blocking into certain locations around Lumbridge.
  • patch 4 March 2013 (Update):
    • The bellows in Lumbridge no longer clip with the surrounding scenery.
  • patch 22 November 2011 (Update):
    • A missing wall in a tower in Lumbridge has been replaced.
  • 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 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • The citizens of Lumbridge have had their animations updated.
  • patch 29 March 2010 (Update):
    • The target dummies in Lumbridge are now only useful to those with a low combat level.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected some spelling errors in some Lumbridge NPCs' chat.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed a mechanical problem with the Lumbridge water wheel.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • Added various ambient sounds around Lumbridge.
    • Sped up the interaction when passing through the Al-Kharid toll gates from Lumbridge.
    • Removed some excessive blocking from Lumbridge’s basement areas.
  • patch 20 October 2009 (Update):
    • A ladder in Lumbridge windmill was inconveniently moving players.
    • There were bits of floor in the Lumbridge combat training building where you couldn't stand without walking off.
  • patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
    • Rotated the Lumbridge weather vane to actually point north!
  • patch 18 August 2009 (Update):
    • Random men around Lumbridge should no longer have arm rendering issues.
  • 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 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • Various NPCs around Lumbridge will occasionally drop grapes.
  • 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.
  • update 1 July 2008 (Update):
    • The graphics for Lumbridge have been reworked.
  • update 22 February 2005 (Update):
    • You may have noticed our graphics team have been getting better, and some of our new members' areas are looking really impressive; therefore they have decided to spend a bit of time improving the graphics of the area around Lumbridge and Draynor Village to give a better first impression to new players.
  • update 23 June 2001 (Update):
    • Fixed it so that Lumbridge and Karamja shops no longer share the same stock.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A historical map of Lumbridge.
  • According to the Treasure Trails coordinate system, Lumbridge is located near Gielinor's equator. As such, its forested, temperate climate is an oddity especially considering its proximity to the much drier Al Kharid. However, given RuneScape's history of planetary-scale environmental disasters such as the desertification of the Kharidian Lands and the destruction of Forinthry, climate patterns may have changed to make the area much colder than it may have been in the past.
  • 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 Clan Citadels were released, the rock was removed.
  • At the time of 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 use it to collect items that they have bought from the Grand Exchange.
  • There was once a tutorial quest for new players. The first was Tutorial Island and the second was Learning the Ropes, which was later replaced by Unstable Foundations. The tutorial quest was removed later and replaced by the 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.
  • The market used to be located in Taverley, north of Pikkupstix's Summoning Shop.
  • Before the 24 February 2020 update, the Combat Academy could be found in place of the current market. Since this update, all of the stalls have been doubled and the man wearing a yellow shirt is tripled. These three men are the only NPCs that cannot be interacted with to walk around, all the other, non-interactive people stand still.
  • According to Saradomin writing about the early days of RuneScape, Lumbridge used to host traditional Sunday afternoon craft fairs that were "a bit of a let down" as a result of there being no Crafting at the time.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "Skill Tutors." 27 September 2006. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Jagex. "RuneScape HD - Members-Only Beta Launch." 1 July 2008. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Jagex. "God Letter 4 - The All-powerful Jellyfish, 2" (Archived from the original.) RuneScape God Letters.