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A sextant is an essential item for solving coordinate clues on treasure trails. A sextant can be obtained from Murphy, who can be found wandering around on the pier by the bank deposit box in the north-eastern region of Port Khazard. It can only be obtained after talking to the Observatory professor who may be at the Observatory or the nearby Observatory reception building to the north-east, depending upon whether the player has completed the Observatory Quest. After learning about the sextant from the professor and having a coordinate clue in the inventory, Murphy will give a sextant.

After an update, all of the treasure trails coordinate items are found on the tool belt. Players still need to talk to the Observatory professor about coordinate clues.

Brother Kojo in the Clock Tower can then give the player a watch. With a sextant, watch, chart, and the coordinate clue scroll in their inventory, the player may dig up a casket or scroll box. The sextant, watch, and chart can be added to and used from the tool belt. To use a sextant in the tool belt, right-click on a coordinate clue scroll and choose the sextant option. If any of the items are missing, the player will not be able to dig up the casket/box at the proper spot.

After first obtaining a sextant from Murphy, the player may thereafter make sextants. A sextant can be made by having one steel bar and clicking on a crafting table 4 in the workshop of a player's house.

Operating the sextant is a fairly simple task. The idea is to put the horizon and the sun in the middle of the screen.

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Sextant sun and horizon.png

First use the vertical 'arrow buttons' on the right to put the horizon in the centre of the viewer on the right hand side. Then use the horizontal arrow buttons to move the sun onto the horizon in the middle of the screen. Clicking 'get location' will give the coordinates of the player's position. This consists of two numbers; the first indicates how far the player is North or South of the Observatory, in degrees and minutes, and the second how far East or West. One degree is 60 minutes, and each game square is approximately 1.875 minutes.

Sextants will often need to be used quickly in Wilderness locations, as monster attacks can interrupt plotting.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Sextant.png Sextant
Crafting-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
30 XP-?-
Crafting Crafting level23
P2P icon.png Members only
Steel bar.pngSteel bar1837837

Disassembly[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!
  • ninja 12 October 2020 (Update):
    • Using a Sextant either directly or through a clue scroll will now give a coordinate reading with no delay.
  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):.
    • The sextant interface has been removed from Treasure Trails. Using the sextant option on a sextant or applicable clue scroll object now plays a short animation, then prints the player's coordinates as before. The sextant interface is still used in the Defender of Varrock quest as before.
  • ninja 15 September 2014 (Update):.
    • Players no longer need to have the sextant in their inventory when digging up clue scrolls that require it.
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Typo in sextant chat in Observatory.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even though the item appears to be made of wood and brass, a steel bar is the only item used in its construction.