Shattered Heart

Introduction

The Second Age was a chaotic time when magic was largely unharnessed by the mortal races. The supply of runestones was limited to those created by Guthix himself, so for scholars engaged in magical study they were a valuable commodity over which wars were often waged.

The detritus of such battles can be found to this day. Farmers may be heard to curse as yet another plough breaks upon shards of masonry lodged in a field, miners may unearth artefacts resonating with ancient power or runecrafters may find that runestones form into anomalous shapes, arcane echoes moulding the essence independently of the craftsman's will.

More often than not these articles are discarded or left to gather dust on a mantelpiece, but there is knowledge to be gained from these remnants of a lost age. Such artefacts are steeped in history and the memory of stone is long. Anyone wishing to learn more should present their findings to the archaeological team at Varrock Museum. They will gladly recount the tale of the hapless mage Dahmaroc; a worldy scholar and craftsman who had the misfortune to be born into an era of strife.

Requirements

You will need to be a member to find rocks and to access all skills needed, but there are no minimum level requirements.

Getting Started

When you train non-combat skills, you will have a chance to receive strange rocks. You can then go to the Museum at Varrock and show them to the archaeological team. They will tell you that they are parts of the statue of Dahmaroc; a mage that was turned to stone during a duel whose cursed remains have been scattered across the world.

You can only obtain 2 rocks from a single skill. Once you receive the first rock for that skill, the drop rate of the second is reduced by half. Once you have received both rocks from that single skill, you can add it to the statue for a small XP gain in the skill you obtained them from.

Note: After you have both rocks, you will not obtain any more until the statue is complete.

Obtaining Strange Rocks

The following table will list the methods you can use to obtain the strange rocks for each skill.

Skills Ways to obtain Strange rocks

Agility
Tree Gnome Stronghold course (basic or advanced).
Agility Pyramid course.
Barbarian Outpost course (basic or advanced).
Ape Atoll course.
Wilderness course.
Werewolf course.
Bandos' Throne Room course.
Dorgesh-Kaan course.
Brimhaven Agility Arena (one chance per 10 tickets).

Cooking
Cooking fish.
Working at a Clan Citadel.

Construction
Constructing items in your POH that generates Construction XP (flatpacks, building furniture, etc).

Crafting
Making gold jewellery.
Making items from leather or dragonhide.
Making molten glass; throwing clay on a potter's wheel (but not firing clay).
Working at a Clan Citadel.

Farming
Harvesting vegetables, hops, herbs, flowers, bushes or fruit trees.
Planting seeds or saplings.

Firemaking
Lighting a fire using any logs and a tinderbox.
Working at a Clan Citadel.

Fishing
Fishing with any net, cage, rod or harpoon.

Fletching
Making unstrung bows or crossbow stocks.

Herblore
Combining unfinished potions with secondary ingredients, not including barbarian mixes.
Cleaning herbs (with a spare inventory space).

Hunter
Tracking.
Checking box and deadfall traps.
Practising falconry.

Mining
Mining ore, coal, clay or stone.
Mining in the Living Rock Caverns (coal and gold).
Mining in the Lava Flow Mine.
Working at a Clan Citadel.

Runecrafting
Crafting runes.
Runespan.
Great Orb Project.

Smithing
Smelting normal ores.
Smithing items from normal ores.
Making cannonballs.
Working at a Clan Citadel

Thieving
Picking pockets.
Stealing from stalls.
Stealing from chests.

Woodcutting
Cutting any wood or ivy.
Training at the sawmill.
Working at a Clan Citadel.

Tips

You can talk to Barnabus Hurma, within Varrock Museum, to get your mitts on a statue collection bag. These bags will automatically store any statue pieces you gain from a skill activity, and can be filled with your library of rocks. When you have two corresponding statue pieces in your bag, simply empty the bag and use the rocks on the statue base. You may also 'Look-in' the bag to check how many you have currently collected.

If you lose or destroy the statue collection bag, you will also lose its contents. This means that you'll have to complete skill tasks to regain the rocks you lost.

Rewards

By acquiring a pair of stones from a particular skill you may add a piece to the statue, which will grant additional experience in that skill. The higher your current level in the relevant skill, the more XP you will receive as a reward.

You can use the following calculator to work out how much experience you can gain for adding a set of rocks.

Skill level
Experience
99

There is a piece of the statue for each of the non-combat skills mentioned above. Each one is made up of 2 strange rocks found while training. Once you have obtained a pair, you will receive no further strange rocks from that skill until you have collected the pieces from all other non-combat skills.

Keep an eye out for new pieces. The first time the statue is rebuilt, your Kudos with the museum's research team will increase. Once you complete the statue completely, you will receive a replica piece. Once you collect 30 of these replica pieces, you will be able to complete a replica of the statue in your Player Owned House.



Guide Made by: Jei
Corrections submitted by: Nathan, Jei, Dan, Lord Arma, Dark, Daswanderer, CS1, Dancing Lark, Majinvegito3, Seroxie, Umbra