Heard many tales of The Lost Grove? No? That's because it's one of Gielinor's oldest and most treasured secrets. Or was...until now. Sit tight, slayers, because with this update come hordes of brand new creatures to sink your blades into.
Let's start small. The Lost Grove has long been the home of wisps and fairies who live in harmony with the great tree, which stands proudly in the center. Among them is Teelee: a fairy with the sacred task of appeasing the tree spirits. By helping her in our new Weekly Distraction and Diversion, Wisps of the Grove, you'll be rewarded with Hunter and Farming XP aplenty. You'll also be in with a chance to obtain a rare new pet, Vinny!
Time to ramp things up. These three may not look the type to go bump in the night, but don't be fooled - they pack a nasty punch!
At level 104, we have Vinecrawlers. Of the three, these give you the most GP per hour.Next up at level 106: Bulbous crawlers. Sitting in the middle, these are equally weighted between XP and GP gain.Finally, Moss Golems stand at level 108, granting the best XP per hour of the trio.
As for rewards, The Lost Grove is a veritable treasure trove of secrets, loot and lore. Keep your eyes peeled in particular for the new T85 Hybrid Cinderbane gloves: a pair of deadly gauntlets that passively poison any foe you hit. Combine that with your existing weapons and you've a deadly P+++ poison panini.
...And where to slay them
The task to kill the three slayer creatures is available from Morvran to those with kill counts between 100 and 120, and you can access The Lost Grove by investigating the ruins on the peninsula, south of the poison waste. Why are you still reading?
Many of this week's patch notes focus around post-launch fixes for Invention Batch 2, but you'll also find a number of small Ninja updates in there too, among other things. You can read more about them in the patch notes thread.
For those of you who have eagerly awaited the Invention batch 2 update, blueprint discovery will continue to receive an XP buff for another week in the wake of Double XP Weekend.
Seriously, why are you still reading?
The RuneScape Team
Live Streams this week
Each week we live stream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, including last week's Unfinished Business Q&A.
Tuesday, 26th September - 16:00 UTC (Game Time) - RuneFest Reveals
We've announced all kinds of exciting new things for the next few months at RuneFest over the weekend. Want a recap, as well as some more information about the projects we've announced?
Tune into Twitch or YouTube and find out!
Sunday, October 1st - 19:00 UTC (Game Time) - PvM with Mod Lee
Top up your PvM tactics with your weekly dose of monster-killing with Mod Lee!