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Quintessence is an Archaeological material that can be obtained through excavating material caches or various excavation sites, requiring level 91 Archaeology, at various dig sites around RuneScape.

Quintessence is required to restore various artefacts. As players increase their Archaeology level and use higher tier mattocks, they are able to excavate quintessence at quicker rates.

Quintessence, like other Archaeology materials, can be stored in the material storage container. An unlimited amount of quintessence can be stored in the material storage container.

20 Quintessence is required in order to activate the 4th Orthen teleportation device at the Xolo city on the south-east side of Anachronia.

History[edit | edit source]

Quintessence was discovered at Stormguard Citadel during the Third Age by an Aviansie inventor codenamed 'Howl'. Quintessence was identifed a fifth base alchemical element. Quintessence occurs naturally in the world at convergence points for cosmic energies high above the surface, and quintessence counters were used to aid in harvesting.

During the God Wars, 'Howl' blended Everlight silvthrill, hellfire metal, warforged bronze, and stormguard steel utilising quintessence as a catalyst to create a new metal, which was named aetherium alloy. 'Howl' also applied quintessence to Night owl flight goggles, allowing the wearer to see in the dark, and utilised the material as a mobile power source to create wingsuits for use around the Stormguard Citadel.

Material caches[edit | edit source]

Excavation site Members Amount Requirements
Empyrean Citadel excavation site Yes 3

Quests Missing, Presumed Death

Stormguard Citadel - Research & Development north-east excavation site Yes 2

Wingsuit v2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wingsuit v2Wingsuit v2

Stormguard Citadel - Howl's workshop excavation site Yes 3

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20 quintessence each is needed to activate each of the 4 inactive portal platforms located throughout the Stormguard Citadel dig site.

It also requires 20 quintessence to activate the Orthen teleportation device at xolo city on Anachronia.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 29 June 2020 (Update):
    • The Grand Exchange buy limits for all Archaeology materials have increased from 1,000 to 5,000.