Xolo city

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This article is about the ancient city. For the excavation site, see Xolo city excavation site.

The xolo city, also known as Saurthen, is a hidden city of gold whose ruins form part of the Orthen Dig Site, located beneath the Anachronia Swamp Fortress in south-east Anachronia. It is first accessible to the player at level 108 Archaeology after the completion of the Fragmented Memories mystery and offering a restored lingam stone at the door near the bonfire downstairs north from Laniakea. It hosts the xolo city excavation site. It was previously and might still be inhabited by the xolo, a group of small reptilian creatures.

History[edit | edit source]

The city was created by Skeka, who split her mind between the xolo in a failed attempt to transfer her consciousness to the Raksha[1][2]. There is also a moving chain of dragon metal in Saurthen, which may be in place to imprison Raksha[3].

The presence of a gold rock in the city suggests that Skeka tried to create a proper Moksha device so she could restore her mind, but the results remain unknown.

The city would remain seemingly abandoned until the Sixth Age, when it was discovered by the World Guardian. Archaeologists began flocking to the site to excavate, but would hear hushed whispers and find their tools missing.[4]

Features[edit | edit source]

Teleportation device[edit | edit source]

An Orthen teleportation device can be found at the entrance to the city, on the surface level of Anachronia Swamp Fortress. To activate the device you need 20 quintessence and to have completed Incomplete Portal Network III research.

Excavation site[edit | edit source]

Xolo city artwork

Mine[edit | edit source]

One gold rock is present within xolo city, which can be mined for gold ore.

Rock Ore Requirement
Gold rock Gold ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold oreGold ore

Mysteries[edit | edit source]

Main article: I Am Become Death

Xolo city features one mystery, where the player learns the discovers more about the history of the city. Four lore fragments, found by excavating the xolo mine, xolo remains or the Saurthen debris, are required to solve it.

Main article: Mysterious City

Xolo city features a second mystery, where the player investigates the buildings within the city and places the gold dish and 'Raksha' idol on the buildings and is imbued with a strange power. Successfully solving this mystery increases the available power at the mysterious monolith by 150 points.

Special research[edit | edit source]

Main article: Xolo Dorado

Xolo city also features an opportunity for special research. The player may enable this particular research assignment by studying the xolo temple pyramid.

Personalities[edit | edit source]

Three archaeologists can be found inside the city.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 9 November 2020 (Update):
    • The pyramids in Xolo City will no longer have 'Interact' options if the mystery has been progressed.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Raksha, written by Skeka, RuneScape. "I have another plan to escape this pain-wracked body! My device! I shall throw myself, my mind, INTO the Raksha! I will become! My device is charging! I hope this works. This has to work..."
  2. ^ One... Voice..., RuneScape. "We... Skeka... Also... Not... Device... Malfunction... Move... Near... Raksha... We... Build... City... Saurthen... Lizard... City... Will... Become... One... Voice... But... For... Now... We... Are... Xolo..."
  3. ^ Raksha Observations, written by Kerapac, RuneScape. "I have spent an inordinate amount of time in the south-eastern complex, in a monitoring chamber behind the Raksha's cell. This place has grown considerably since its first construction, to allow for installation of hibernation pods and this Kalistrak for monitoring."
  4. ^ Archaeology journal, RuneScape. "The model city built of gold within the ruins of Orthen is as mysterious as mysteries come. Archaeologists have been reporting tools going missing and think they keep hearing hushed whispering, but none of this is yet substantiated"