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Instruction manual
This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
This article is about the quest. For the city, see Zanaris.
Lost City (#19)
Lost City
Members only? Yes
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Quest series Fairy Tale
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Short
Developer Paul Gower
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Lost City is a quest about the fairy land Zanaris. A group of adventurers have set up camp in Lumbridge Swamp, claiming to be searching for the mystical lost city. You must find the truth of this claim, and gain entrance to the moon of Gielinor, Zanaris.

Details Edit

Start point Quest Go to Lumbridge Swamp. Talk to the campers there.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Can you find the legendary lost city of Zanaris?
Length Short
Items required


Enemies to defeat Tree Spirit (level 101)

Walkthrough  Edit

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The start point.

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Talking to the Warrior.

Starting out Edit

Items required: A woodcutting axe.

To start this quest, take an axe, then head into the Lumbridge Swamp. Go west until you find a Warrior, an Archer, a Wizard, and a Monk standing around a camp-fire. Talk to the warrior, and ask him, "What are you camped out here for?" He will let it slip that he is searching for Zanaris. Ask him, "Who's Zanaris?", and then, "If it's hidden, how are you planning to find it?" Lastly, say, "Looks like you don't know where it is either," and in his anger, he will accidentally reveal that there is a leprechaun hiding in a nearby tree who knows how to get to Zanaris.

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"Chop", instead of "Chop down."

Head a little bit west, and look for a tree that strangely only has a "Chop" option instead of a "Chop-down" option. Click on the tree, and a leprechaun named Shamus will pop out. Ask him how to get to Zanaris, and he will tell you that you need a Dramen staff. To get this, you will need to chop down a tree inside of the Entrana Dungeon.

The Island of Entrana Edit

Items required: A knife, combat runes, and food (both optional but HIGHLY recommended)

Unfortunately, you're not allowed to take armour or weapons to Entrana, but you can take:

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The ladder.

Go to Port Sarim, and on the north east dock, there are monks of Entrana. When you get off the boat at Entrana, run to the east, then north past the temple, then west after you cross the bridge. You will find a monk next to a cave entrance.

Note, when you enter the dungeon, your prayer will be reduced to nearly 0. If you aren't safespotting, it's suggested that you bring at least one prayer potion to counteract the effect.

You will have to kill the zombies (level 25)- safespot by mushrooms against west wall or the little group of mushrooms in southern part of zombie area. in the cave until one drops a bronze axe. If using the Crumble Undead spell to fight zombies, be sure to save 20-30 casts for use against the Tree Spirit. Once you have obtained an axe, travel around the cave until you see some greater demons and a small cave off to the South. (NOTE: don't go through the magical door to the east, it takes you to level 32 Wilderness). Run past the demons into this cave, and cut the Dramen Tree with the axe you got from the zombies.

A level 101 tree spirit will appear. If you're fast then you can hide behind the mushrooms - on west wall, is effective - in the cave. Bring plenty of arrows for Range - more than 200 if around level 25 Ranged. You'll need to bring the materials to fletch your own bow and craft your own armor. It is possible to attempt to melee the tree spirit, but it hits hard (11s) and absorbs most melee attacks. A smarter way to take on the tree spirit is to buy runes from the rune store in Port Sarim, hide behind the fungi to the south of the tree, and use magic. Crumble undead is extremely effective on the Tree Spirit and Zombies alike, and can dispose of the spirit in as little as 20 casts even at the level at which it is first unlocked.

It is not possible to have someone else weaken the tree spirit. You must kill it entirely on your own.
Tree Spirit Safespot

A safe spot for ranging or casting magic on the Tree Spirit.

Once you've defeated it, cut the tree again to get a Dramen Branch.

Note: If you plan on doing The Fremennik Trials later, it would be wise to get another dramen branch, but do not make it into a staff so that you can smuggle it in Thorvald's trial. Also, another branch is required for freeing Sir Amik Varze in Recipe for Disaster, thus two branches excluding the one in this quest.

Use a knife with the Dramen branch to get a Dramen staff.

CAUTION, if you decide to go through the magical door, you will be teleported into level 32 Wilderness.

Finishing up Edit

Items required: Dramen staff.

Teleport out, and make your way back to the Lumbridge Swamp. A player can use the Home Teleport to Lumbridge for quick transportation. Wield your Dramen staff, and enter the small hut in the middle of the swamp, northwest of the Lumbridge Swamp training mine and you'll find yourself in Zanaris. Congratulations, Quest complete!

Reward Edit

Lost City reward scroll

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Lost City is required for the following quests:

Completion of Lost City is also required for:

  • Slayer Master Chaeldar ( 70 combat )

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