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For a list of every task sorted by certain requirements, see Achievement Diary/All achievements.

Desert Diary
Release date 5 March 2015 (Update)
Area(s) Kharidian Desert
Members only? Yes
Item Reward Amulet
Lamp XP rewards 2,500
Taskmaster(s) Jarr
Levels required
Total level: 1170
Attack-icon 50 Hitpoints-icon ---- Mining-icon 61
Strength-icon ---- Agility-icon 70 Smithing-icon 68
Defence-icon 40 Herblore-icon 36 Fishing-icon ----
Ranged-icon 50 Thieving-icon 91 Cooking-icon 85
Prayer-icon 85 Crafting-icon 60 Firemaking-icon 60
Magic-icon 94 Fletching-icon 95 Woodcutting-icon 35
Runecrafting-icon ---- Slayer-icon 65 Farming-icon ----
Construction-icon 78 Hunter-icon 47
Combat-icon 85
Quest-icon ----

The Desert Diary is a set of achievement diaries relating to the Kharidian Desert and its surrounding area, released on 5 March 2015.

To begin the diaries, you must speak to Jarr found at Shantay Pass. He is marked by a green star icon Task map icon on the minimap.

Jarr location

Jarr's location

To complete all of the tasks, players will need the stats shown to the right.

Please note you must do the easy tasks first in order to claim rewards from medium, hard or elite.



Items Required
  • Ranged weapon and ammo or runes
Skills Needed
Quests required


Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)


Items Needed
1. Catch a Golden warbler. None 5 Hunter-icon Bird snare
2. Mine five clay in the north-eastern desert. None 5 Mining-icon Any Pickaxe
3. Enter the Kalphite Hive. None None Rope
4. Enter the Desert with a set of Desert robes equipped. None None Desert robes
5. Kill a vulture. None None Ranged weapon and ammo or runes (Melee doesn't work.)
6. Have the Nardah herbalist clean a herb for you. None None Any grimy herb, 200 coins (Grimy jungle herbs will not work.)
7. Collect 5 potato cacti from the Kalphite Hive. None None Rope, some food to defend against Kalphite Soldiers. An antipoison is recommended. You can drop and pick up the same cacti.
8. Sell some artifacts to Simon Templeton. None None Any pyramid plunder artifact (e.g. Stone scarab)

(The golden artifact from the top of the Agility Pyramid does not count).

9. Open the sarcophagus in the first room of Pyramid Plunder. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper 21 Thieving-icon A Pharaoh's sceptre can be used to enter Pyramid Plunder without the need to start Icthlarin's Little Helper
10. Cut a desert cactus open to fill a waterskin. None None Knife, empty waterskin
11. Travel from the Shantay pass to Pollnivneach by magic carpet None None 200 coins



Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)


Items Needed
1. Climb to the summit of the Agility Pyramid. None 30 Agility-icon Waterskins and Desert robes recommended. NOTE: DO NOT enter the doorway at the summit. Instead, climb the climbing rocks on the west side of the block with the doorway in it.
2. Slay a Desert lizard. None 22 Slayer-icon Ice cooler
3. Catch an orange salamander. None 47 Hunter-icon At least 1 rope and small fishing net
4. Steal a Phoenix feather from the Desert phoenix. None 25 Thieving-icon None. BEWARE: You may already have Phoenix Quill Pen in your bank from The Golem quest which wont allow you to get another feather.
5. Travel to Uzer via magic carpet The Golem None 200 coins
6. Travel to the desert via the Eagle transport system. Eagles' Peak None Rope
7. Pray at the Elidinis statuette in Nardah. Spirits of the Elid None None. Must have less than full prayer points.
8. Create a combat potion in the desert. None 36 Herblore-icon Harralander potion (unf), Goat horn dust (Must be made in the desert and not within city limits)
9. Teleport to Enakhra's Temple with the camulet Enakhra's Lament None Camulet
10. Visit the genie Spirits of the Elid None Rope, Light source (crevice west of Nardah)
11. Teleport to Pollnivneach with a redirected teleport to house tablet.

(Ironman chat badge Ironman Mode Alternative) Enter your Player-owned house from Pollnivneach.

None 20 Construction-icon Scroll of redirection, House tablet
12. Chop some teak logs near Uzer None 35 Woodcutting-icon Any axe



Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)


Items Needed
1. Knock out and pickpocket a Menaphite Thug. The Feud 65 Thieving-icon Any blackjack
2. Mine some granite. None 45 Mining-icon Any pickaxe
3. Refill your waterskins in the Desert using Lunar spells Dream Mentor 68 Magic-icon 1Astral rune1Fire rune3Water rune, empty waterskin (this must be done within the desert itself).
4. Kill the Kalphite Queen. None None, but high Multicombat highly recommended Decent weapons and armour, such as Verac's armour set
5. Complete a lap of the Pollnivneach Agility Course. None 70 Agility-icon None
6. Slay a Dust Devil with a Slayer helmet equipped (The ones in the Catacombs of Kourend do NOT count) Started Desert Treasure 65 Slayer-icon10 Defence-icon 55 Crafting-icon Slayer helmet, weapons and armour
7. Activate Ancient Magicks Desert Treasure None None
8. Defeat a Locust rider with Keris Contact! None

Keris, armour recommended (Scarab mage works too), Light source

9. Burn some yew logs on the Nardah Mayor's balcony. None 60 Firemaking-icon 1 Yew log, tinderbox
10. Create a Mithril platebody in Nardah. None 68 Smithing-icon 5 Mithril bars, hammer


  • Desert amulet 3
  • All medium diary rewards
  • 1 Antique lamp worth 15,000 experience in any skill above 50
  • All carpet rides are free
  • Pharaoh's sceptre holds up to 6 charges
  • Option to move the Camulet teleport location to the cavern entrance
  • Zahur will create unfinished potions at a cost of 200 coins each, works with notes.


Items Required
Skills Needed
Quests required
Task Quest(s) Needed Skill(s)


Items Needed
1. Bake a wild pie at the Nardah clay oven. None 85 Cooking-icon Raw wild pie
2. Cast Ice Barrage against a foe in the Desert. Desert Treasure 94 Magic-icon 2Blood rune4Death rune6Water runeNote: Splashing the spell will NOT count.
3. Fletch some Dragon darts at the Bedabin Camp The Tourist Trap 95 Fletching-icon At least 1 dragon dart tip and 1 feather.
4. Speak to the Kq head in your POH. None 78 Construction-icon Must have obtained a Kq head drop from the Kalphite Queen.
5. Steal from the Grand Gold Chest in the final room of Pyramid Plunder. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper 91 Thieving-icon A Pharaoh's sceptre can be used to enter Pyramid Plunder without starting Icthlarin's Little Helper

Thieving CANNOT be boosted to get into the level 91 room with the gold chest.

6. Restore at least 85 Prayer points when praying at the Altar in Sophanem. Started Icthlarin's Little Helper 85 Prayer-icon None

CANNOT be boosted


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