|Released||4 January 2001 (Update)|
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Varrock Palace is the official residence of the king of Misthalin, as well as the nation's primary diplomatic and military centre. Since the Fourth Age, Varrock Palace has been a hub of economic, political, and social development within Misthalin. The palace currently houses King Roald Remanis III and his wife, Queen Ellamaria Remanis. As their full-time residence, it is equipped with kitchens, barracks, dining areas, a church, a large garden, troop housing areas, and other facilities.
Apart from being the home to the majority of Varrock's royal family, the palace is also the home of the Varrock Guard, the city's primary law enforcement agency. The Varrock Palace Secret Guard also occupies the palace, albeit secretly and presumably from some type of underground tunnel network. The city's knightly order, which has remained largely elusive in recent years, also makes its home in the palace, although Sir Prysin is the only one to show himself publicly. The palace is designed to withstand military siege, and has been directly attacked at least three times; once by Lucien in an largely unsuccessful zombie invasion, during the Misthalin-Morytania War of 164 by zombies placed within the crypts below the palace which resulted in the destruction of a 600 year old tower and more recently by Zemouregal in the Battle of Varrock Castle. It currently plays a large role in the Sanguinesti Liberation War, which is otherwise centred in Morytania.
The palace is also a diplomatic hub, attracting ambassadors and business representatives from all over Gielinor. Virtually every non-hostile race and nation has established some type of peaceful tie with Misthalin, and most have operated in some way through the palace. The Varrock Library, one of the largest in the world, is also housed here.
Amongst players, the palace is popular for its guards, who are commonly killed for combat training and pickpocketed for thieving training and profit. It also houses a farming patch and several species of tree for woodcutting. Its connection to Varrock Square and the Grand Exchange makes it a popular route of travel. The palace also plays a large role in a number of quests and other in-game activities.
Getting there[edit | edit source]
- Varrock Teleport to Varrock Square. Run north
- Varrock lodestone to the southern city gate. Run north, through the city, through the square, to the castle.
- Ring of Wealth, Ring of Fortune, Luck of the Dwarves, or Hazelmere's signet ring teleport to the Grand Exchange. Run northeast to the palace grounds, then south to the castle entrance.
Features[edit | edit source]
- Varrock Palace is the home of King Roald.
- In the grounds behind the palace there are yew trees.
- On the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] there is an altar.
- On the roof (2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]) there is a treasury room with three safecracking safes. A lockpick or hair clip is needed to open the treasury door. The only way to get to the roof is through the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] south-east bedroom ladder.
Garden[edit | edit source]
Following the Garden of Tranquillity quest, the garden on the palace's east side will contain:
- Yellow orchid
- Pink orchid
- Burthorpe vines
- White tree
- Red rosebush
- Pink rosebush
- White rosebush
Library[edit | edit source]
The palace contains a library run by Reldo Trimmly and formerly Papelford. Amongst the shelves are several books such as The King of Varrock and I, Moby Richard the Pirate, A Series of Catastrophic and Highly Unpredictable Occurrences, I Conquered White Wolf Mountain, Found and Conan the Librarian. Additionally, several other books, such as Histories of Guthix, Histories of the Helpers, High Order of Guthix, Lores of Ancient Gods, Saradomin's Will and The Dusty Asgarian Maid are stored in the library, but cannot be found. All are unobtainable.
The Shield of Arrav book, Sin'keth's diary, and the Dagon'hai history book, among others, can also be found in the library and can be obtained. An outdated census on an elaborate pedestal is also located within.
For a brief period, the Dagon'hai mage Surok Magis is imprisoned in the library, though he later escapes.
Quests[edit | edit source]
- All Fired Up (members)
- Garden of Tranquillity (members)
- Demon Slayer
- Priest in Peril
- Shield of Arrav
- Defender of Varrock (members)
- River of Blood (members)
Habitants[edit | edit source]
- King Roald - King of Misthalin
- Queen Ellamaria - Queen of Misthalin
- Reldo - Librarian of the Varrock Library.
- Sir Prysin - Descendant of the famous demons slayer Wally.
- Surok Magis - A shady wizard, revealed to be a Zamorakian Chaos Mage and leader of a Zamorakian organisation; the Dagon'hai. He flees during The Hunt for Surok miniquest.
- Aeonisig Raispher- The religious advisor to King Roald.
- Captain Rovin - captain of the Varrock guards
- Clive - A diplomat from East Ardougne in Kandarin
- Treznor - A palace guardsman charged with maintaining the outer courtyard's farming patch.
- Tool Leprechaun - Oversees the farming patch.
- Trainee Guard - Several new recruits can be found on the palace's roof, training.
- Captain (Varrock Palace) - A guard captain training new recruits on the palace roof.
- Ambassador Ferrnook - A representative of the Gnomish Empire sent to cement ties between Misthalin and the gnome race.
- Hartwin - A military scout working with Captain Rovin.
Monsters[edit | edit source]
- Monk of Zamorak
- Warrior woman
- King Roald (quest only)
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 11 April 2022 (Update):
- Fixed pillars in front of entrance to Varrock Castle having no collision.
- patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
- Pick-lock is now the left click option on the Varrock Palace Treasury door.
- patch 12 December 2016 (Update):
- An issue where stoves in Varrock palace kitchen were not allowing food to be cooked has been fixed.
- patch 1 December 2014 (Update):
- Several wall-mounted swords and shields have been moved closer to the wall in Varrock castle's courtyard.
- patch 20 August 2013 (Update):
- Clive's bunk bed should no longer clip into the wall in Varrock castle.
- patch 14 June 2011 (Update):
- Parts of Varrock Castle’s wall have been updated to give them a grey top when remove roofs is enabled.
- A table in Varrock Castle no longer clips with the floor.
- patch 12 August 2008 (Update):
- The roof of the Grand Exchange, of bits of the Warrior's Guild, and at the front of Varrock Palace now disappear correctly when standing underneath them.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The books in the library are references to various works of writing: The King of Varrock and I (a play on The King and I), Moby Richard the Pirate (a play on Moby Dick), A Series of Catastrophic and Highly Unpredictable Occurrences (a play on A Series of Unfortunate Events), Found (a play on Lost) and Conan the Librarian (a play on Conan the Barbarian).
- Looking through the windows from inside the castle, a metal grate can be seen, but looking from the outside in, there is none.
- Inside the palace courtyard, there is a big tree which could formerly be felled.
- Right outside the palace is a signpost detailing how many guards have been pickpocketed. It resets at 00:00 UTC. The count increases per pickpocket rather than by guard.
- If 0 guards are pickpocketed, the signpost will say that the Varrock guards are pleased to announce that there have been no guards pickpocketed at the gates or palace today.
- If 1–2 guards have been pickpocketed, the signpost will say one of the guards was pickpocketed and almost burst into tears because he lost his only gold pieces. This may be an oversight as the signpost will say that one guard has been pickpocketed even if two of them have been pickpocketed.
- If 3+ guards have been pickpocketed, the signpost will say the Varrock guards are on high alert due to a # of guards being pickpockted at the gates and palace.
- During the quest Defender of Varrock, the Monk of Zamorak is free for a short period of time, but caught at the end of the quest.
- On the roof (2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]) there are several dummies which can be punched for Attack experience. As of 11 April 2019 or earlier, the dummies are no longer attackable, although the Combat training icon still appears on the Mini-map.
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