Temple of Ikov

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This article is about the quest. For the Dungeon, see Temple of Ikov Dungeon.

Release date: 17 June 2002 (Update)
Start: Speak to Lucien in the Flying Horse Inn, in north-west East Ardougne.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium
Requirements:
  • 42 Thieving
  • 35 Ranged
  • Level 65 Fletching can be handy to create a yew bow in case you cannot find a player to trade you a bow, since otherwise they are not sold in shops or dropped by monsters.
  • The ability to defeat a level 63 enemy with ranged.
Items needed:
Monsters to kill:


In this quest you discover the existence of the Guardians of Armadyl, the protectors and followers of a mostly unknown god in the world of Gielinor who was previously never featured in RuneScape Classic.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting[edit | edit source]

Starting the quest

Head over to the Flying Horse Inn located in East Ardougne. Speak to Lucien. He will ask the player to help him get the Staff of Armadyl. Tell him that it sounds like fun and he will give you the Pendant of Lucien.

The Temple of Ikov[edit | edit source]

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The Boots of Lightfootedness[edit | edit source]

Enter the temple dungeon northeast of Ardougne and wear your Pendant of Lucien to enter the dark room (known as the Room of Fear). Find the staircase, make sure you have a lit candle, and go down them. Cut through the spiders' webs by using a knife or sharp weapon on them and take the Boots of Lightfootedness.

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The entrance to the temple. The Room of Fear.

The Trapped Lever[edit | edit source]

Go back up the staircase and through the northern door in the Room of Fear. You should be in a room containing level 54 armoured skeletons. Wear the Boots of Lightfootedness to walk across the western bridge and through the door to retrieve the lever piece. Return across the bridge, and walk further north through the cave until you reach a lever. Make sure you disable the traps on the lever before pulling it by right clicking and selecting "Searchfortraps[sic]"

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Removing the lever's trap.
Ice Arrows spawns

The Ice Arrows[edit | edit source]

Return to the entrance ladder of the cave and enter the room filled with ice and spiders. You must pass level 68 ice spiders to reach the ice arrows. When you pick up ice arrows, you will be teleported back to the door. Note that only one ice arrow needs to be collected, and that they can only be used with either a yew or magic bow.

The Fire Warrior of Lesarkus[edit | edit source]

Head north, passing the cave where you disabled the lever's traps. You will find a locked door and a lever bracket (this is sometimes hard to see). Insert the lever piece into the bracket and pull open the door. (Do it quick or the lever will disappear in seconds!) Equip your bow and attack The Fire Warrior of Lesarkus, being sure to start out by first damaging him an ice arrow (Warning! Only click on the Fire Warrior once- If you click on him again after running out of ice arrows you will have to get more). If you run out of ice arrows then other arrows may be used to finish him off. This will open the door next to him.

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The location of the lever bracket.

Winelda the Witch[edit | edit source]

Talk to Winelda and give her 20 limpwurt roots. She will teleport you across the lava. These must be the raw ingredient and cannot be Limpwurt Root Certificates.

The Shiny Key (Optional, unless player forgot method to teleport)[edit | edit source]

Go past the level 54 armoured skeletons and then past the level 79 lesser demons. Take the shiny key at the end of the passage.

The Choice[edit | edit source]

Go back up the passage and push the strange looking wall to enter the room of the Guardians of Armadyl. You now have two options, to side with the guardians, protecting the Staff of Armadyl, or siding with Lucien, who wants it for himself. This choice will not affect the reward received from completing the quest.

Siding with the Guardians[edit | edit source]

Remove your Pendant of Lucien. Talk to one of the guardians. He will tell you to kill Lucien to protect the staff and gives you a Pendant of Armadyl which will allow you to attack Lucien. See "Exiting the dungeon" below.

Siding with Lucien[edit | edit source]

Keep your Pendant of Lucien equipped. Take the Staff of Armadyl - you may have to kill many of the Guardians of Armadyl before you are able to obtain it. Telekinetic grab does NOT work on the staff. See "Exiting the dungeon" below.

Exiting the dungeon[edit | edit source]

Exit the room by the strange looking wall and go up the ladder near Winelda and the lava. Use your shiny key on the door to exit, and you will find it leads you slightly north of McGrubor's Wood. You must proceed to the section of forest east of Edgeville, and north-west of Varrock, across Edgeville's bridge. You will find a building. Enter that building and kill Lucien (who is level 21) or give him the Staff of Armadyl to complete the quest.

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The ladder exit point near McGrubor's Wood. Lucien's home/hiding place.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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