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OSRS Kudos Guide – How to Obtain them

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By | March 18th, 2020 | Categories: RuneScape

Players who have experienced Old School RuneScape may well be aware of the Kudos system within the game. For those who may not know about OSRS Kudos, this is a reward system which is received in the Varrock Museum. You can earn Kudos for helping staff, who will hand out rewards to you. Once this is done, you will collect them as opposed to spending them.

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In this article we are going to discuss:

  • What OSRS Kudos is
  • How to earn Kudos
  • What you can use Kudos for

How Do You Check Your OSRS Kudos Count?

Once you have completed the task of earning Kudos in OSRS, you can check how much you have earned. To do this, you can find the count located in the top left corner of your screen. If you want to check the Kudos count and the tasks that haven’t been completed, then you can check the north-west corner of the Museum’s 1st floor. Once you have located the area, simply right-click on the information booth to check what else you have to do.

How Do You Earn Kudos?

There are four different tasks for you to earn Kudos in the Varrock Museum. The tasks include:

  • Cleaning Finds
  • Orlando Smith’s Natural History Quiz
  • Completing Quests for Historian Minas
  • Completing Fossil Exhibits

For cleaning finds, you can earn 50 Kudos. Meanwhile, answering questions in Orlando Smith’s Natural History Quiz earns 28 Kudos. There are details of particular quests that you have completed for Historian Minas which will bag you the most, standing at 75 Kudos. Just short of that is the completion of Fossil Exhibits, which offers 72 Kudos.

Finds can be located in the Dig Site. Once you have completed The Dig Site quest, you will be able to gain access to the area to collect finds. You can then head to the cleaning area in the southern section of the first floor of Varrock Museum. By conversing with the archaeologists, you will be made aware that you need to have a trowel, rock pick and a specimen brush. You will also need to have Leather Boots and Leather Gloves equipped. Once you have these pieces of equipment, take them over to the specimen tables to clean your finds. If you are looking for finds, they are located next to Sinco Doar in the Dig Site.

Even though the next method offers less Kudos, it is an easy method to do so by completing the Natural History Quiz. The questions will be based on the creatures you find throughout OSRS, and you can get started by talking to Orlando Smith. There are exhibits throughout the museum with plaques for you to read. Within these lie the answers, and players must answer three questions correctly. For answering three correct questions, players will earn 2 Kudos, and there are three questions per exhibit. There are 14 exhibits in total, and you can also gain Slayer and Hunter experience in the process.

There is a list of quests for you to complete to earn Kudos, after which you can head to the second floor to talk to Historian Minas. Here you can turn in quests to earn Kudos as well as antique lamps for additional experience. The quests needed to be completed are:

Free Quests:

  • Demon Slayer
  • Rune Mysteries
  • Shield of Arrav

Members Quests:

  • A Tail of Two Cats
  • Hazeel Cult
  • In Aid of the Myreque
  • Making History
  • Merlin’s Crystal
  • Observatory Quest
  • Priest in Peril
  • Temple of Ikov
  • The Grand Tree
  • What Lies Below

Finally, you can earn Kudos through Fossils. This technique can be done after completing the Bone Voyage quest, which we will discuss later. There are empty display cases throughout the museum which can be filled with fossils. On the natural history floor, you will find a set of stairs. Down here there are several displays for you to fill. In order to do so, players will need a spine, pelvis, skull and a set of both limbs and ribs. There are also plant displays which require roots, a branch, a leaf, a mushroom and a stump. Each display grants you 2 Kudos points, as well as additional XP.

How many Kudos do you need to access Fossil Island?

Fossil Island can be found in the north-east side of Morytania. This is a special area for players in which they can train their skills. This island is under exploration from the Varrock Museum and is available for members-only. The island itself is surrounded by several other islands, which lies at around 13 according to the map found in the House on the Hill’s basement. Despite the large number of surrounding islands, only one can be accessed apart from Fossil Island, which is Lithkren. If you are looking to access Lithkren,  you’ll find yourself there in the Dragon Slayer II quest during the game.

So, if you are looking to make your way to Fossil Island, there are a couple of requirements for you to do so. Firstly, players will need to have completed the Bone Voyage quest. This is a short to medium intermediate quest, in which Curator Haig Halen requests your help to finish building a barge to transport the members of the Varrock Museum expedition team to the islands beyond. To start this quest you must have already completed The Dig Site and the Druidic Ritual quests.

Another requirement is 100 Kudos, then you will also need 100 Kudos or more to access Fossil Island. Before this, 153 Kudos will be needed to access The Dig Site. 


OSRS Kudos is a key component to the game and can reap some decent rewards for the areas that it unlocks. By following this guide, you should find yourself donating many interesting items to the museum in no time, as well as gaining access to the coveted Fossil Island. It is worth keeping in mind that you will be required to have a membership in order to access the island, and by having one there are plenty of quests for you to help earn Kudos points which might be your best bet if you are looking to gain precious Kudos.

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