|Released||22 June 2005 (Update)|
|Music||The Rogues' Den|
|See features section below|
|See map section|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The Rogues' Den is located in south-west Taverley. There is a trapdoor inside The Pick and Lute pub at the north-east corner that gives access to the den. A player needs to have level 75 Thieving and Agility and level 50 Herblore to access the Flash Powder Factory within the Den.
Getting there[edit | edit source]
The Pick and Lute, with the entrance to the Rogues' Den, is near the centre of Taverley.
- The fastest way to get there is the Teleport to House spell or tablet. Alternatively, after completion of Love Story, one may use a Taverley tablet to get to the house portal.
- Use Taverley Home Teleport, then walk straight east into the bar and enter the trapdoor in the northeast corner.
- The balloon transport system has a balloon that goes to eastern Taverley. Partial completion of the Enlightened Journey quest is necessary to use the balloons.
Personalities[edit | edit source]
Emerald Benedict, provides free banking services
Martin Thwait, master of Thieving and runs a shop
Brian O'Richard, controls access to the Flash Powder Factory
Features[edit | edit source]
The highlight of the den is the Flash Powder Factory minigame. This game can reward players with Agility, Thieving and Herblore experience, as well as rogue kits, rogue equipment, factory outfit, and the botanist's outfit.
Four wall safes are in the centre of the den. Players can try to crack the safes. Success means they receive 70 thieving experience and also randomly get an uncut gem (sapphire to ruby) or gold coins (10, 20, 40 or 50 coins). Failure means they trigger a trap and take a small amount of damage. Stethoscopes, which Martin Thwait sells, help with cracking the safes. When cracking safes with no failures, around 1500 experience can be earned per minute resulting in 90,000 experience per hour, but this rate should be significantly lowered by failures. Also, one cracking attempt often takes longer. Players with a high Thieving level may get up to 350,000 coins per hour using this method with a stethoscope.
Lower the camera angle all the way down and face north (or reverse for opposite side). Also turn on sound effects. Then you can click without moving the mouse and simply listen for when you need to click again. Many players summon magpies (47 Summoning required) as they will forage gems and rings for you while playing. If you trigger a trap, you can right-click the floor and press "Search Floor". It will disarm the trap for a few seconds but will drain 1 thieving point.
A perpetual fire is located near Emerald Benedict. This makes the den a favoured spot for some players who train Cooking, as it allows rapid cooking and banking of the food. Note that only some food can be cooked using a fire, meaning that items requiring a range must be cooked elsewhere. It should be noted that this fire does not provide the same experience bonus as player-made bonfires do, and as such it is recommended that players instead cook their food on bonfires made close to a bank.
Map[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
- Martin Thwait in the Rogues' Den now sells main-hand and off-hand knives and claws up to T40.
- update 23 February 2015 (Update):
- Jerrod's cape is added to the game, which grants the benefit: Triple coins and 1-3 noted gems from Rogues' Den safes.
- patch 19 December 2012 (Update):
- The fires in the Rogues Den bank area have had blocking added to them.
- update 13 December 2011 (Update):
- The Rogues' Den minigame has been removed.
- The Rogues’ Den has come under unwelcome scrutiny by the Imperial Guard of Burthorpe, and Brian O’ Richard has closed its doors once and for all in favour of the Flash Powder Factory.
- You may find pieces of old Rogues’ Den gear strewn among the rubble on the factory floor.
- The Rogues' Den minigame has been removed.
- patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
- Rogues' Den now listed on World Map.
- Several Rogues' Den traps have had sounds added or re-synched.
- The music track ‘The Far Side’ was not playing correctly in parts of the Rogues' Den.
- patch 21 July 2009 (Update):
- Fixed a problem with Emerald Benedict (the Rogues' Den banker) and the models next to his neck line.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Brian O'Richard is a play on the actor's name Richard O'Brien who used to host a popular UK TV program The Crystal Maze. He often played a harmonica while contestants were doing the puzzles. Brian O'Richard alludes to this by asking you to search for his harmonica when you first speak to him. No such item is known to exist.
- The Rogue's Den is often referred to as the Thieving Guild, however with the release of Buyers and Cellars an official Thieves' Guild was established below Lumbridge.
- The fire in the Rogue's Den cannot be used as a bonfire, as is the case with all other everlasting fires in RuneScape (other than the fire in Prifddinas).
- Brian O’Richard did complain about the fact that "his wonderful Rogues’ Den is full of cooks rather than thieves, using the everlasting fire to burn lobsters." in the December-2011 Behind the Scenes.
- The Rogues' Den was previously located under the Toad and Chicken Inn in Burthorpe.