Skill Levels Required:
21 Thieving
Quests Required:
Icthlarin's Little Helper
Contact! is highly recommended to be able to use the bank in Sophanem
Items Needed:
None.
Skill Levels Recommended:
None.
Items Recommended:
Lockpick, Food, Antipoisons, Snake charm, a weapon, and armor.
Starting Point:
Jalsavrah Pyramid in Sophanem. There are three suggested ways to get there:

  1. You can go through the Shantay pass and take a carpet ride to Pollnivneach, then walk south until you see another carpet merchant. Talk to him and go to Sophanem. Once there, enter the city and head a little south to the pyramid.

  2. You can use a Camulet to teleport to Enakhra's Temple, and then from there you can walk to Sophanem from the quarry.

  3. You can teleport directly to the Guardian mummy using a charged Pharaoh's sceptre.
Is this MiniGame Safe to play?:
No
Getting Started:

Once at the pyramid, talk to Tarik. He will tell you about the dangers of the pyramid, the rewards, and about an ancient sceptre.

Tarik

Now enter through one of the four entrances and you will be in a tomb. If the tomb has a Guardian mummy in it, you're in the right tomb. If not, try another one.

Talk to the Guardian mummy (or right-click him and select "Start minigame"). He will tell you about the minigame and will ask you if you want to give it a try. Accept his offer and you'll start the minigame. One game lasts 5 minutes.

Guardian Mummy

The Rooms

Each room requires a different Thieving level. Here are the room requirements.

Room Number Thieving Level Required Thieving XP Per Chest* Strength XP Per Sarcophagus Thieving XP Per Snake Check** Thieving XP Per Urn Looted**
1 21 40 20 20 40
2 31 60 30 30 60
3 41 100 50 50 100
4 51 140 70 70 140
5 61 200 100 100 200
6 71 300 150 150 300
7 81 450 225 225 450
8 91 550 275 275 550

*You do not receive this experience if a scarab swarm appears when you open the chest.
**If you check an urn for snakes, you are rewarded half the experience for searching it normally. If you have charmed the snake before searching the urn, you will only receive half the experience for searching it. The best experience from urns is from searching for snakes, NOT charming the snake, and looting the urn.

Also note: When picklocking doors to progress through the rooms, you receive equal thieving experience to opening the chest for that room.

All the rooms have the same principle. When you enter the room, deactivate the spear trap in front of you (awards 10 Thieving XP) and then either continue on to the next level room or start searching the urns, chests, and sarcophagi.

Spear trap

To continue on to a higher level room, picklock the numerous tomb doors around you until you find the one that isn't a dead end.

Picklock

Any of the urns, chests, and sacrophagi can contain an artifact, but they all can have traps too. A chest can contain a level 98 Scarab swarm, an urn can contain a snake that poisons you, and a sarcophagus can contain a level 84 Mummy. You can avoid the snake by first searching the urn for snakes and then when one appears, you can click on it to charm it (requires a Snake charmer, and you may still be bitten occasionally).

Snake

All of the artifacts you obtain can be sold to Simon Templeton at the Agility Pyramid (Northeast of Sophanem).

Simon Templeton

Artifacts

Name Pic Price
Ivory Comb Ivory comb 50gp
Pottery scarab Pottery scarab 75
Pottery statuette Pottery statuette 100
Stone seal Stone seal 150
Stone scarab Stone scarab 175
Stone statuette Stone statuette 200
Gold seal Gold seal 750
Gold scarab Gold scarab 1000
Gold statuette Gold statuette 1250

As you progress through the rooms, the possible loot becomes better (Gold statuettes appear beginning in the 7th room), and generally more valuable artifacts can be found in higher-level rooms. Chests and sarcophagi also tend to yield better items than urns.

The Pharoah's Sceptre

In addition to the standard artifacts that may be looted from the pyramid, chests and sarcophagi have a chance of yielding a special artifact called the Pharoah's Sceptre. This item allows a user three teleports to the Agility Pyramid, the Desert Treasure Pyramid, or the Thieving Pyramid. After these three teleports are used up, it may be recharged by offering the Guardian Mummy either 6 gold artifacts, 12 stone artifacts, or 24 ivory/pottery artifacts.

It is possible to get multiple sceptres per player, but when one is found, the player is escorted out of the pyramid by the Guardian Mummy and must begin a new game of Pyramid Plunder to re-enter the pyramid.

Pharoah's Sceptre Teleport Locations
Pyramid Name Location
Jalsavrah The Pyramid Plunder Pyramid
Jaleustrophos The Agility Pyramid
Jaldraocht The Desert Treasure Pyramid

This Old School Minigame Guide was written by Im4eversmart.
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