Lost city

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Details[edit | edit source]

Release date: 27 February 2002 (Update)
Official description: Legends tell of a magical lost city hidden in the swamps. Many adventurers have tried to find this city, but it is proving difficult. Can you unlock the secrets of the city of Zanaris?
Start: Go to Lumbridge Swamp. Talk to the Adventurer there.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Short
Official length: Long
Items required:
Recommended: Unknown edit
Enemies to kill:

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Search for Leprechaun in a tree nearby.

Head to Lumbridge Swamp, just east of the Draynor Village bank. There you will find four adventurers: an Archer, a Cleric, a Warrior, and a Wizard.

  1. Talk to the warrior
  2. Ask him "Do you know of any good adevntures I can go on"
  3. Say "I don't think you've found a good adventure at all"
  4. Ask "What makes you think it's out here?"
  5. Ask "If it's hidden how are you planning to find it"
  6. Say "Looks like you don't know either if you're sitting around here"

Now, look for a tree north of the camp, it has a "Search" option that will cause a leprachaun to appear. Ask him about the Lost City. He will tell you to get a Dramen staff by carving a Dramen Branch from the Dramen tree in Entrana, which can be accessed from Port Sarim.

Obtaining the Dramen Staff[edit | edit source]

Entrance to the Entrana dungeon

Now, quickly bank your hatchet and any armour and weapons. Take out any food and equipment you want to use in the upcoming battle against a fairly difficult tree spirit (see below). Be sure to bring runes to teleport back to the mainland if your magic level is high enough. The only other way out leads to level 31 wilderness.

Killing a zombie for an axe

Go to Port Sarim and talk to the monk on the southern docks to sail to Entrana. Attempt to go down the ladder in the north-west of Entrana and you will be warned by a monk of the caves danger in the north-west of Entrana.

Prayer will be drained upon entering the cave.

After hearing his warning, descend and begin killing zombies until one drops a bronze axe. Go past the Greater Demons to find the Dramen Tree. Attempt to cut the tree and a Tree Spirit will come out. (Level 36 woodcutting is required)

Fighting the Tree Spirit[edit | edit source]

Tree spirit

The battle against the tree spirit can be quite difficult without the use of weapons. Food will be most likely be needed even by high level players, and it is advised to you pay close attention to your remaining hits and give yourself time to run away and eat.

Here are several techniques to make the fight easier:

  • On a low level account you can hide behind another player to avoid being attacked by the tree spirit.
  • You can bring runes to Entrana, so you might want to bring some with you to the battle and cast the highest level fire spell you can use. However, if your magic level is low, you might want to use mid-level spells in case of failure.
  • You could also use a medium-high level account to farm bronze arrows from the zombies. This is beneficial after bringing a bow string and an unstrung bow, then fletching a bow on Entrana.
  • With proper timing and enough food such as lobsters, the spirit can be beaten solo on very low level accounts.

After the fight[edit | edit source]

Entering the magic door

After the fight, cut multiple branches from the tree, just to be sure in case you die with one. You can now either teleport out or exit through the magic door east of the Greater demons. (Warning: The magic door leads to level 31 Wilderness north east of the Boneyard)

Finishing Up[edit | edit source]

Location of the shack

Use a knife on the Dramen Branch (level 31 crafting is required) to get the Dramen Staff. Go to the small empty shack in the Lumbridge Swamp, located just east of Draynor Village bank and west of the Lumbridge Swamp Mine. Equip the Dramen Staff and enter the shack to be teleported to Zanaris, completing the quest. The player will receive the following messages:

The world starts to shimmer
You find yourself in different surroundings
Well done you have completed the Lost City of Zanaris quest

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The full name of the quest is Lost City of Zanaris, as stated on quest completion.
  • In development, its name was "zanaris quest"[1]
Lost City wild door.jpg
  • Prior to it being released the wilderness door could be seen.