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Runespan Guide

 

Written By: Rouge_menace

Special Thanks To: Linux

 

The Runespan is s separate plane from Gielinor, in which you can siphon runic energy from the creatures found there and use it to make runes from rune essence. While the wizards from the Runecrafting Guild have been observing the Runespan for quite some time, they have only recently started to explore it. The Runespan is an excellent place to train your Runecrafting skill, providing some of the best experience in the game for it.

 

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There are no requirements to use the Runespan. There are a few ways to get to the Runespan. First, you can use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Draynor Lodestone and walk south to the Wizards' Tower. Second, you can use the Amulet of Glory to teleport to Draynor and walk south to the Wizards' Tower. Third, you can use the Fairy Rings, entering the code D-I-S which will take you right outside the Wizards' Tower. Fourth, if you have the Wicked Hood you can use the teleport option to take you right outside of the Runespan portal in the Wizards' Tower.

 

GettingThere-Edited.png

 

When you arrive at the Wizards' Tower, head up the stairs to the second floor. Here you will find the portal to the Runespan, a bank deposit box, and Wizard Finix. Since there are no items required to use the Runespan, you can deposit anything extra you are carrying into the deposit box. If you have the Wicked Hood, keep it with you as you can use it teleport out from wherever you are in the Runespan.

 

RunespanPortal.png

 

To get into the Runespan, use the portal and select the Runespan (this is the same portal that takes you to the Runecrafting Guild). Upon arriving, you will find yourself here:

 

RunespanEntrance.png

 

 

 

 

 

After entering the Runespan, you will find that Wizard Finix has traveled here as well. Talking to him provides a few options, and the "What Can I Do Here?" option allows you to take a short tutorial on the Runespan. It is highly recommended that you go ahead and take this tutorial, as it does provide you with the basic knowledge to use the Runespan. You can also ask him for some runes, and he will give you 10 of each of the runes you are able to siphon for small fee out of your reward points.

 

 

This section will show you how to use the Runespan, siphoning runes to gain experience and reward points.

 

First of all, you are probably going to notice a few icons in the top left-hand corner of your screen. The first icon will tell you how many reward points you have. The second will tell you how many reward points you will gain when leaving the Runespan. The third icon will indicate which floor you are on. Hovering over this icon will cause a tool-tip to appear telling you the floor. The fourth icon will only show up when a Runesphere is active.

 

RunespanIcons.png

 

When in the Runespan, you can siphon creatures and energy nodes to gain Runecrafting experience. To be able to do so you will need some rune essence, meaning the first thing you will want to do is collect some from the Floating essence piles. You can only ever collect 25 essence this way, and if you are somewhere under 25 it will top you back up to 25.

 

1CollectingFloatingEssence.png

 

After you have your rune essence, you will want to siphon some runes out of one of the esslings wandering around. When you siphon a creature, you will turn your rune essence into runes of that creatures type. A creature only has enough runic energy to make 10 runes, then they will die and you will also gain some rune essence (around 50).

 

2SiphoningAirEssling.png

 

You can also chip off a creature to gain some rune essence. Chipping away at a creature will use 10 of the required runes. Chipping is the quickest way to gain rune essence, followed by siphoning from lower level creatures.

 

After you have siphoned or chipped away at some creatures to build up a pile of rune essence, you can use the accumulated essence to siphon off of some nodes. Siphoning off an energy node will turn your essence into runes of the nodes type, but it will not provide any rune essence after the node has been used up. Siphoning from energy nodes gives better experience than siphoning from creatures.

 

3SiphoningCyclone.png

 

Since the Runespan is made up of several islands, to travel between them you have to use bridging points. These are indicated by platforms around the edges of the islands, and they cost runes to use.

 

4UsingaFloatPlatform.png

 

Higher leveled Runecrafters will be able to go up to the higher floors. To do so, you will need to go up the ladder found on your current floor.

 

5ClimbingVineLadder.png

 

As you are collecting runes, you will notice that the number next to the backpack shaped icon will be going up. This is because when you leave the Runespan, all the runes you have gathered in will be handed in to the Runecrafting guild and you will gain reward points equal to that number. The more runes you gather, the more points you will be able to gain. For example, 10 air runes is equal to one point or 0.1 points per rune. Higher level runes are worth more points per rune.

To leave the Runespan, you will need to find Wizard Finix or one of the wandering wizards and ask them to teleport you out. Alternatively, you can use the Wicked Hood to teleport out.

 

 

There are a couple of distractions and diversions which are unique to the Runespan. They are the Yellow Wizard and the Runesphere.

 

Yellow Wizard

There are a few wandering wizards who teleport about the Runespan. One of these is wearing yellow robes, and you will occasionally receive a chat-box warning that he is calling out for help. If you can find him, he will require 10 of a certain kind of rune which you can either ask him about or right-click and select the "Best Rune" option. In exchange he will teach you a bit of what he has learned about the Runespan, granting a large sum of experience. You can exchange runes besides what he is looking for, but you will gain a bit more experience by handing in the required runes.

 

FindingtheYellowWizard.png

 

If you are having trouble finding the Yellow Wizard, you can ask any of the other wandering wizards or Wizard Finix for help in finding him (The wandering wizards have a right-click "Find Wizard" option). They will point you in the right direction in the form of an arrow below your character which lasts for a short time.

 

ArrowforYellowWizard.png

 

Runesphere

Every so often a Runesphere will spawn. You will receive a chat-box warning that a Runesphere has spawned, and the Runesphere icon will appear in the top-left corner. You can then go and hunt it down.

 

Runesphere.png

 

A Runesphere can have multiple layers you have to siphon off, such as a chaos layer, or an earth layer. While siphoning a Runesphere you convert your rune essence into runes (which runes you get depend on the type of layer), and you get some rune dust. Once all the layers of the Runesphere have been siphoned off, there is a core of Pure Energy left behind. You can hand in any rune dust you have acquired to gain experience, 1 rune dust being worth 10 experience.

 

PureEnergy.png

 

 

When you talk to Wizard Finix outside of the Runespan in the Wizards' Tower, you have the option to see his shop. This is where you can then spend the reward points you gain in the Runespan. He sells a few things related to Runecrafting and the Wicked Hood.

 

Items Tab

Shop1.png

 

As you can see, you can purchase a full set of Wicked Robes. Each piece (besides the hood) requires a successively higher Runecrafting level to use, with the Cape at 30, the Robe bottom at 55 and the Robe top at 80. There are also Runic staves with the mid- and high-level staves being able to be aligned to cast a spell. He also carries a Massive Pouch which requires 90 Runecrafting and can carry 18 rune essence.

 

Esteem Tab

 

Shop2.png

 

This tab is more to show off how much you have trained in the Runespan. Each level purchased will display that levels icon on the Wicked Robes.

 

Re-colour Tab

 

Shop3.png

 

Allows you to change the colour of any pieces of the Wicked Robe set that you currently have equipped.

 

 

 

Gonna post this for now. I have pictures of all the creatures/nodes/bridging points, along with most of the information regarding them. However, I don't really know how to post it all up in a table so if somebody could reply with some help, that would be cool. Also, the pictures I have aren't transparent pictures of just the creature/node. I'm not really that great at image editing. They can all be found on my photobucket account, which is MrJeef69.

http://s1110.photobu...nespan%20Guide/

I also plan to get a map done up of each floor in the Runespan with information regarding the bridging points, and what creatures are found on which island.

 

Please leave a comment with any criticisms you have!

Edited by Rouge_menace

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Hyperlinks - I'll edit this post with how to hyperlink your entire post, just a mo.

EDIT: If you want, I can add paragraphs in this style, but I'm not sure if that's proticol or not.

 

 

 

Runespan Guide

 

Written By: Rouge_menace

 

The Runespan is s separate plane from Gielinor, in which you can siphon runic energy from the creatures found there and use it to make runes from rune essence. While the wizards from the Runecrafting Guild have been observing the Runespan for quite some time, they have only recently started to explore it. The Runespan is an excellent place to train your Runecrafting skill, providing some of the best experience in the game for it.

 

Table of Contents

 

There are no requirements to use the Runespan. There are a few ways to get to the Runespan. First, you can use the Home Teleport spell to travel to the Draynor Lodestone and walk south to the Wizards' Tower. Second, you can use the Amulet of Glory to teleport to Draynor and walk south to the Wizards' Tower. Third, you can use the Fairy Rings, entering the code D-I-S which will take you right outside the Wizards' Tower. Fourth, if you have the Wicked Hood you can use the teleport option to take you right outside of the Runespan portal in the Wizards' Tower.

 

GettingThere-Edited.png

 

When you arrive at the Wizards' Tower, head up the stairs to the second floor. Here you will find the portal to the Runespan, a bank deposit box, and Wizard Finix. Since there are no items required to use the Runespan, you can deposit anything extra you are carrying into the deposit box. If you have the Wicked Hood, keep it with you as you can use it teleport out from wherever you are in the Runespan.

 

RunespanPortal.png

 

To get into the Runespan, use the portal and select the Runespan (this is the same portal that takes you to the Runecrafting Guild). Upon arriving, you will find yourself here:

 

RunespanEntrance.png

 

 

 

 

 

After entering the Runespan, you will find that Wizard Finix has traveled here as well. Talking to him provides a few options, and the "What Can I Do Here?" option allows you to take a short tutorial on the Runespan. It is highly recommended that you go ahead and take this tutorial, as it does provide you with the basic knowledge to use the Runespan. You can also ask him for some runes, and he will give you 10 of each of the runes you are able to siphon for small fee out of your reward points.

 

 

This section will show you how to use the Runespan, siphoning runes to gain experience and reward points.

 

First of all, you are probably going to notice a few icons in the top left-hand corner of your screen. The first icon will tell you how many reward points you have. The second will tell you how many reward points you will gain when leaving the Runespan. The third icon will indicate which floor you are on. Hovering over this icon will cause a tool-tip to appear telling you the floor. The fourth icon will only show up when a Runesphere is active.

 

RunespanIcons.png

 

When in the Runespan, you can siphon creatures and energy nodes to gain Runecrafting experience. To be able to do so you will need some rune essence, meaning the first thing you will want to do is collect some from the Floating essence piles. You can only ever collect 25 essence this way, and if you are somewhere under 25 it will top you back up to 25.

 

1CollectingFloatingEssence.png

 

After you have your rune essence, you will want to siphon some runes out of one of the esslings wandering around. When you siphon a creature, you will turn your rune essence into runes of that creatures type. A creature only has enough runic energy to make 10 runes, then they will die and you will also gain some rune essence (around 50).

 

2SiphoningAirEssling.png

 

You can also chip off a creature to gain some rune essence. Chipping away at a creature will use 10 of the required runes. Chipping is the quickest way to gain rune essence, followed by siphoning from lower level creatures.

 

After you have siphoned or chipped away at some creatures to build up a pile of rune essence, you can use the accumulated essence to siphon off of some nodes. Siphoning off an energy node will turn your essence into runes of the nodes type, but it will not provide any rune essence after the node has been used up. Siphoning from energy nodes gives better experience than siphoning from creatures.

 

3SiphoningCyclone.png

 

Since the Runespan is made up of several islands, to travel between them you have to use bridging points. These are indicated by platforms around the edges of the islands, and they cost runes to use.

 

4UsingaFloatPlatform.png

 

Higher leveled Runecrafters will be able to go up to the higher floors. To do so, you will need to go up the ladder found on your current floor.

 

5ClimbingVineLadder.png

 

As you are collecting runes, you will notice that the number next to the backpack shaped icon will be going up. This is because when you leave the Runespan, all the runes you have gathered in will be handed in to the Runecrafting guild and you will gain reward points equal to that number. The more runes you gather, the more points you will be able to gain. For example, 10 air runes is equal to one point or 0.1 points per rune. Higher level runes are worth more points per rune.

To leave the Runespan, you will need to find Wizard Finix or one of the wandering wizards and ask them to teleport you out. Alternatively, you can use the Wicked Hood to teleport out.

 

 

There are a couple of distractions and diversions which are unique to the Runespan. They are the Yellow Wizard and the Runesphere.

 

Yellow Wizard

There are a few wandering wizards who teleport about the Runespan. One of these is wearing yellow robes, and you will occasionally receive a chat-box warning that he is calling out for help. If you can find him, he will require 10 of a certain kind of rune which you can either ask him about or right-click and select the "Best Rune" option. In exchange he will teach you a bit of what he has learned about the Runespan, granting a large sum of experience. You can exchange runes besides what he is looking for, but you will gain a bit more experience by handing in the required runes.

 

FindingtheYellowWizard.png

 

If you are having trouble finding the Yellow Wizard, you can ask any of the other wandering wizards or Wizard Finix for help in finding him (The wandering wizards have a right-click "Find Wizard" option). They will point you in the right direction in the form of an arrow below your character which lasts for a short time.

 

ArrowforYellowWizard.png

 

Runesphere

Every so often a Runesphere will spawn. You will receive a chat-box warning that a Runesphere has spawned, and the Runesphere icon will appear in the top-left corner. You can then go and hunt it down.

 

Runesphere.png

 

A Runesphere can have multiple layers you have to siphon off, such as a chaos layer, or an earth layer. While siphoning a Runesphere you convert your rune essence into runes (which runes you get depend on the type of layer), and you get some rune dust. Once all the layers of the Runesphere have been siphoned off, there is a core of Pure Energy left behind. You can hand in any rune dust you have acquired to gain experience, 1 rune dust being worth 10 experience.

 

PureEnergy.png

 

 

When you talk to Wizard Finix outside of the Runespan in the Wizards' Tower, you have the option to see his shop. This is where you can then spend the reward points you gain in the Runespan. He sells a few things related to Runecrafting and the Wicked Hood.

 

Items Tab

Shop1.png

 

As you can see, you can purchase a full set of Wicked Robes. Each piece (besides the hood) requires a successively higher Runecrafting level to use, with the Cape at 30, the Robe bottom at 55 and the Robe top at 80. There are also Runic staves with the mid- and high-level staves being able to be aligned to cast a spell. He also carries a Massive Pouch which requires 90 Runecrafting and can carry 18 rune essence.

 

Esteem Tab

 

Shop2.png

 

This tab is more to show off how much you have trained in the Runespan. Each level purchased will display that levels icon on the Wicked Robes.

 

Re-colour Tab

 

Shop3.png

 

Allows you to change the colour of any pieces of the Wicked Robe set that you currently have equipped.

 

 

 

Gonna post this for now. I have pictures of all the creatures/nodes/bridging points, along with most of the information regarding them. However, I don't really know how to post it all up in a table so if somebody could reply with some help, that would be cool. Also, the pictures I have aren't transparent pictures of just the creature/node. I'm not really that great at image editing. They can all be found on my photobucket account, which is MrJeef69.

http://s1110.photobu...nespan%20Guide/

I also plan to get a map done up of each floor in the Runespan with information regarding the bridging points, and what creatures are found on which island.

 

Please leave a comment with any criticisms you have!

 

 

Quote me and copy and paste this into what you have above; bold and underlines should work now.

 

multiple edits, dw about them, made some mistakes in the code etc.

Edited by Linux

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I think Rouge has disappeared again. Does anyone want to take over this guide so I can post it on the site?

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I plan on finishing Rogue's work now that he has gone rogue. (teeheee)

 

This is what looks like needs to be done:

  • Experience values for creatures and nodes. Will need to be made into a table.
  • Levels for the platforms
  • More information on runesphere and yellow wizard (?)
  • More info on rewards
  • Proofreading

Being only level 68 Runecrafting, I will need help with high level experience things and also proofreading.

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Also the map will need to be re-done, along with new pictures of the portals to enter the Runespan.

 

Btw, I am back (for now?) and I actually had to come read this to re-learn how the Runespan works. I am currently 81 runecrafting, so I can work on stuff at a little bit higher levelled.

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Oh, hey. I'm 81 too now.

 

I'll just post info here and you can edit it into topic post?

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That works for me, what did you plan on working on first? Just want to make sure we aren't needlessly working on the same thing. I was planning to start working on mapping out each of the levels, what spawns on which island and the different bridging points. Should be able to start after work tomorrow.

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I'll probably do pictures of nodes/creatures and their experience.

 

I'll get working to this Friday and I won't be on much until then. I am very overworked right now. The only reason I am here now is because I accidentally hit this site on my favorites.

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Creatures

 

Name - image - level - xp

 

Air Essling ---- X5VaB5p.png ----- 1 ---- 9.5 or 1

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I'm curious—if it's a separate plane from the rest of the world, what's the tower in the middle of the lowest level?

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I don't get involved with deep questions.

 

What do you all think of the creature image size? All of the sizes are going to be that large. I'm beginning to think it's too big as only 4-5 creatures would be seen per viewing screen.

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Idk it sort of looks small and for the bigger things (esswraiths) it could be an issue.

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You scale it up for the esswraiths, but that height should be ok for the esshounds.

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We need all of the images to be the same dimensions as we are putting them in a table.

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I suppose you should start with whatever needs the most space to look OK, then, not the smallest.

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I think I might have to stick with the original parameters. I'll see what others think.

 

Should I include siphon runes on the thing too?

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Are you updating this as you go? Nothing has been added to the original post and none of your posts have much

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Are you updating this as you go? Nothing has been added to the original post and none of your posts have much

I just started today and stopped over the issue with the dimensions

 

Will resume tomorrow.

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Creatures

 

Name - image - level -siphon - chip - xp

 

Air Essling ---- xuLmQ38.png ----- 1 ---- air ---- air - 9.5 or 1

 

Mind Essling ------ GWcJhuQ.png ------- 1 ----- Mind ---- Air ----- 10 or 1

 

Water Essling----9FMywBr.png-----5 ---------- Water ------- Air ---- 12.5

 

Earth Essling ----- d6zPcDB.png ---------------- 9 ----- Earth ----- Water ------ 14

 

 

Fire Essling ------ hweorO4.png----- 14 ------ Fire ------------- Water -------------- 17.5

 

Body Esshound ---- biAj3ah.png------ 20 ----------- Body ------------ Mind ---------------- 23

 

Cosmic Esshound --- 5XqmaqO.png ------- 27 ------- Cosmic ------- Earth ------- 26.5

 

Chaos Esshound --- GRq3hwP.png --------- 35 ------ Chaos --------- Fire ----------- 30.5

 

Astral Esshound ---- 1OSKDBz.png -------- 40 ------- Astral ---------- Cosmic -------------- 35.5

 

Nature Esshound--- quAWooU.png ---------- 44 ------- Nature ------- Chaos ------------ 43.5

 

Law Esshound --- G76w60R.png ----------- 54 ------- Law -------------- Astral ------------------- 54

 

Death Esswraith--- JiUiWw0.png -------------------- 65 -------Death ------- Nature ------ 60

 

Blood Esswraith ------- gk4sfZL.png ---------------- 77 ------ Blood ----- Law ----- 73

Soul esswraith ------- RL6QO1x.png ---- 91 ------ Soul ---- unknown ---- unknown

 

Not ending here. :P Working on it right now.

Edited by Sobend

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you can get rid of that "or 1" cause that just means a failed siphon. And for a failed siphon you can get between 0-2 xp. And that can occur on all creatures and nodes.

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