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To begin Runecrafting, you must buy Rune essence from the Shopkeeper at Edgeville home. This is currently the only way to obtain Rune essence. Speak with Aubury north-west of Edgeville in a little hut to access the altars.

Note: If you're a donator, use that for your advantage, especially once you reach blood runes.

Pouches are obtainable and store extra essence depending on the pouch.


Image Pouch Essence Held
Small Pouch Small Pouch 3
Medium Pouch Medium Pouch 6
Large Pouch Large Pouch 9
Giant Pouch Giant Pouch 12

Note: Pouches can only be obtained from killing Abyssal Walkers & Abyssal Guardians.