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This quest has a quick guide, found here.

Start point Quest Speak to King Roald in the Varrock Palace.
Official difficulty Novice
Description Recently contact has been lost with the temple to Saradomin on Misthalins' Eastern border. King Roald would be very interested to know what has caused this lack of communication, and seeks an adventurer willing to report back to him on the situation.
Length Medium
Requirements Able to defeat a combat level 30 enemy without Magic.
Items required
Enemies to defeat



The road, Silvarea, takes you directly to the Paterdomus Temple.

Beginning the Quest Edit

Items required: Combat equipment and a Varrock teleport (optional, but recommended).

Start this quest at Varrock Palace by talking to King Roald. He tells you that contact has been lost with the temple and wants you to go and check it out for him.

Paterdomus Church Entryway

The entrance to the temple.

The temple is located east of Varrock. Go through the wooden gate northeast of the east exit. Then, follow the path to the temple. Knock on the door, and someone will ask you if you will help him by killing the dog. Tell him you will.

The DungeonEdit

Climb down the dungeon entrance north of the temple, then kill the level 30 Temple Guardian. You cannot use Magic.

Paterdomus Mausoleum

The mausoleum dungeon under Paterdomus.

  1. Ladder to the trapdoor at the surface
  2. Entrance chamber with a level 30 Temple Guardian beast - The player must slay the beast during this quest. After the quest, the beast is not aggressive and cannot be fought.
  3. Gate leading deeper into the mausoleum
  4. Main chamber of the mausoleum - The centre of the mausoleum has the graves of the Seven Priestly Warriors, as well as a well that supplies holy water from the River Salve.
  5. Staircase to the Columbarium
  6. Gate to Drezel's chamber
  7. Drezel's chamber
  8. Holy barrier holding back Morytanian invaders from entering the mausoleum

Returning to the KingEdit

Items required: None.

Go back and knock on the door again. You will hear the voice from earlier acting very strange, suggesting that you speak to King Roald.

Head back to Varrock Palace, and talk to King Roald again. King Roald becomes enraged, and "explains" that the dog was guarding the palace from attack. He instructs you to go back and fix it right away.

Back to the TempleEdit

Paterdomus floors

From left to right: Ground floor, 1st floor, and 2nd floor.
Monks of Zamorak inhabit the first two floors while Drezel is on the top floor.

Items required: 50 rune or pure essence, an empty bucket, Runecrafting pouches (optional), combat gear, and 1 inventory space.

Note: due to your inventory only having a capacity of 28 spaces, you will most likely have to do this part in 2 trips, unless you have Runecrafting pouches. It is suggested to bring 22 essence the first trip along with the other necessary items, then banking and returning with a full inventory of essence.

Travel east, and knock on the temple door again. This time, the door swings open. Kill one of the level 30 Monks of Zamorak to get a golden key. Note: these monks can hit hard with their Magic. After receiving the key, go to the top floor using either flight of stairs, then climbing the ladder in the southwest corner, and use the talk-through option found on the cell door to talk to Drezel. Ask him to tell you about the holy river, and he will tell you how Saradomin made the river impassable for all that are evil. He says that the river may have been tainted and asks you to help purify it again. He will also tell you that he can't leave with the vampire still there, and tells you that the water from the river might be able to temporarily seal the vampire's tomb.

Next, go into the dungeon. With the golden key, you can unlock the gate in the Temple Dungeon where the guardian was located earlier. After traversing the path, you will see some monuments. Study them; you will notice one of them has an iron key in it. Use the golden key on it to swap keys. After obtaining the iron key, use your bucket on the well to fill it with murky water.

Go back to the top floor, and use the iron key on the cell door. Then, go inside, and talk to Drezel. You will find out that the water is not blessed. He will then bless the bucket of water that you filled earlier and give it back to you. Use it on the coffin to seal the vampire. Drezel will then tell you to meet him in the dungeon.

Go to the monument room, and then go through the gate past it. You will find Drezel there. Talk to him. He will tell you that the river has been unblessed. You suggest using rune essence to remove the Zamorakian magic. He tells you it will take 50 rune essence to do it (pure essence will also work). Note that Drezel will not take noted essence! When you bring the unnoted essence, talk to him again, and give them to him. You can use more than one trip to bring Drezel the 50 essence.

When you have given Drezel all 50 essence, the quest is complete!


Priest in Peril reward scroll



  • The Temple Guardian still roams around even though it was supposedly defeated during the beginning of the quest.

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