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For Taverley prior to its rework in 2012, see Taverley (historical).
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The village of Taverley lies to the north-west of Falador and is the westernmost province of the kingdom of Asgarnia. The town is the often described as the druidic hub of Gielinor as most of its residents are Druids, although the area has recently seen an influx of citizens from Burthorpe that had lost their homes to the Troll invasion from the north.

Taverley made up part of the Troll Warzone, which was the tutorial as between 31 January 2012 and 26 November 2013, and regularly sends supplies to the neighbouring Imperial Guard to aid in their struggles against the trolls, although several War profiteers have attempted to take advantage of this situation.

Much of the town is centered around the theme of nature, houses, bridges and furniture seem to be grown from the very earth itself, the mill is powered by the river running through the center of the town, and the local pub and other buildings are even constructed with large trees still growing in the center. In fact, the only major man-made structures appear to be an impressive wall to the east, separating the Troll Warzone from the rest of Asgarnia, and the few wells dotted about the town.

Taverley is available to all players and houses the starting point of several quests, including Wolf Whistle, Druidic Ritual and Let Them Eat Pie, and also houses the entrance to the Taverley Dungeon.

Every skill can now be trained here making it an excellent place for new players to develop their skills. With the number of close banks it also allows many money-making opportunities. The POH portal is located right across the street from the Rogues' Den making it an excellent place to level Construction. Players of all levels are sure to find some very good points of interest.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The entrance gate to Taverley, near Goblin Village.

Stores[edit | edit source]

Pikkupstix's Summoning Shop[edit | edit source]

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The Summoning Store

Pikkupstix's Summoning Shop can be found near the city entrance gate in Taverley. It is maintained by Pikkupstix, and sells summoning pouches, Spirit shards, Spirit shard packs, Antlers, and the Summoning cape. You can also sell him Feather headdresses.

Jatix's Herblore Shop[edit | edit source]

Main article: Jatix's Herblore Shop

Jatix's Herblore Shop is located directly east of the Taverley bank. Jatix sells Vials, Vial packs, Pestle and mortars, Eyes of newt and Eye of newt packs.

Pet Shop[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pet Shop
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The Pet Shop can be found South of the Summoning Store. They sell dogs, nuts, flies, beetle bits, spirit shards, and spirit shard packs.


Bettamax's Shop[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bettamax's Shop

Bettamax can be found in front or beside of Gaius's Two-Handed Shop. She only sells Juju teleport spiritbags. The spiritbags are used to teleport the player to Herblore Habitat.

The Pick and Lute pub[edit | edit source]

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The Pick and Lute is a pub run by Tostig in Taverley. It is host to three distinct shops, first of which is the barkeep who offers several choice beers. The Mess Sergeant sells a variety of useful cooking supplies. Finally, the Rogues' Den and Flash Powder Factory can be found beneath it, where Martin Thwait offers his own brand of wares. The starting point for Let Them Eat Pie can be found just outside the pub's doors.

Banking[edit | edit source]

There are four banks in the Taverley-Burthorpe area.

  • The Taverley bank is located in the south-western area.
  • There is a bank chest in the west end of Rogues' Den under The Pick and Lute pub just east of the Taverley lodestone.
  • In Burthorpe for players that can access the Warriors' Guild there is a bank at the west end.
  • The Burthorpe bank chest is east of the Warriors' Guild.

History[edit | edit source]

Origin[edit | edit source]

The Stone Circle.

Between the years 1 and 200 of the Fourth Age, the Druids of Guthix erected a stone circle slightly north of the site now named Taverley. It is unknown whether the Druids had already settled at Taverley before they erected the stone circle, or whether had already erected the Stone Circle before settling at Taverley. Taverley was definitely created by the Druids, as it seems to have grown out of the ground. Evidently the ability to grow houses, as well as furniture is an art which has been lost even to the Druids over the course of time.

The tunnels below Taverley were most likely discovered sometime near the end of the Third Age, or the beginning of the Fourth Age, when Zamorakian disciples wandered into the cave system, and inhabited one of the few empty or near-empty caves. Later on, a group of Druids either rebelled and were forced to enter the caves, or stumbled on the caves by accident and were converted into believing in Guthix and Zamorak by the Zamorakian disciples, before inhabiting another near-empty cave and erecting an altar slab for sacrifices to their deities.

In Year 2,000 of the Fourth Age, Rune essence is discovered. The Druids will learn the art of magic soon after, and will use for defensive purposes for years, until the present day — year 1 of the Sixth Age.

Today, Taverley makes up part of the Troll Warzone, and regularly sends supplies to the neighbouring Imperial Guard to aid in their struggles against the trolls, although several War profiteers have attempted to take advantage of this situation. The area has also seen an influx of citizens from Burthorpe that had lost their homes to the Troll invasion from the north.

History[edit | edit source]

Year 8: Modern Falador was established by King Raddallin with aid of the White Knights and Kinshra, two rival knightly orders founded in the late Fourth Age. The Druids were protected by the White Knights, allowing them to live without fear of invasion.

Year 42-62: The runecrafting crusades begin. Barbarians from the Fremennik province launched a brutal crusade against the arts of magic and runecrafting, saying they are fit only for the Gods. Due to the fact that they had almost reached Varrock by Year 62, it is almost definite that the Druids would have been pillaged by the Barbarians, as they were known magic users, and over the mountain, right next to Taverley, was probably the way the Barbarians came, as a road leads from Taverley to Varrock, the Barbarians final destination.

Year 162-163: King Vallance, the current ruler of Asgarnia, fell ill. Sir Amik Varze of the White Knights took temporary control. Tension between both the White Knights and the Kinshra, and the White Knights and The Imperial Guard increased, and civil war threatened.

Year 164: Civil War between the Kinshra and the White Knights sparked. The goblins of northern Asgarnia, with the exception of the Thorobshuun and Garagorshuun, invade Taverley under the instruction of Lord Sulla. Many of the houses of Taverley are burned and some twenty Druids are killed. After the War of 164 ends, Taverley is re-populated and restored.

Notable features[edit | edit source]

Taverley's house portal.
The farming patch.

Quests[edit | edit source]

The Watermill.

Nearby locations[edit | edit source]

  • To the north lies Burthorpe and Death Plateau.
  • To the south-east lies Falador - players can get there either by climbing over the crumbling wall (5 Agility required) or via the gate to the north-east of Taverley.
  • To the west lies White Wolf Mountain, which can be dangerous for new players to cross, and beyond lies Catherby - players who have completed the Fishing Contest quest can use the tunnel to the north-west of Taverley to go under rather than over White Wolf Mountain.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 20 March 2012 (Update):
    • Some white blotches south west of the Taverley shoreline has been fixed.
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • A gate in Taverley no longer has a broken clickable option on it.
  • patch 13 October 2009 (Update):
    • Updated some of the mapping in Taverley so that roofs are properly removed if applicable.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the book Betrayal at Falador Taverley is misspelled as "Taverly".
  • Also in Betrayal at Falador, Taverley is said to be a two days ride from Falador.
  • As of 31 January 2012, both Taverley and Burthorpe have been graphically overhauled.
  • Previously, there was a glitch in which a gate opposite the pet shop would cause the players to immediately stop in their tracks. Clicking on the gate to continue walking would not shut the gate and would give the player a message saying "Nothing interesting happens." This has since been fixed and the gate is now permanently open.
  • In the news post before Taverley was released, it's first written as "Traverley". It's not known if it is a misspelling or not.