Is this Distractions and Diversions Safe to play?:
Daily. You can also force one reset for this activity per day by using a D&D token (daily).
Skills Required:
Skills Recommended:
At least 91+ in non Combat skills.
Quests Required:
Items Needed:
Anything that could boost your level to reach the required levels to feed the Ancient effigies.
Items Recommended:
Starting Point:
Monster drop (Starved ancient effigy).
To Start:
Investigate the Starved ancient effigy to start the chain of knowledge.
Getting Started:

To start, you will need to receive a Starved ancient effigy as a drop from a monster. The higher the monster's level, the more likely it is to drop one. Once you receive one, you can investigate it to figure out what skills as needed to feed the effigy to make it grow into the next stage.

Stages of effigies:

An ancient effigy has four possible stages. For it to grow into the next stage, you will have to have one of the two required levels to feed it. You may use items to boost your level to reach that level, or you may have someone assist you to reach it. After you feed the Gorged ancient effigy, it will crumble to dust and you will receive a Dragonkin lamp. Below are the four stages of an effigy:

Alternatively, if you don't have the levels and can't find a someone to help you out, you can go to the Varrock Museum, and trade the Ancient effigy to Historian minas for an experience lamp.


An effigy will ask you to provide it with knowledge of one of two possible skills. You may pick either, and the skill you choose will be the one you earn experience in. Different skills will be required for each stage of the effigy. The skills required will always come in the same pairs (e.g. Farming will always be paired with Fishing, and Cooking with Firemaking, etc.). A complete list of the pairs is provided below:


This Distraction/Diversion Guide was written by Ralkal, Scott, Jakesterwars. Thanks to Maddest Mumm, Ludo, and Mr Tudjay for corrections.
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was entered into the database on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 03:42:20 AM by Scott, and it was last updated on Wed, May 04, 2016, at 07:54:00 PM by Dark.

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