Shooting StarEdit This Entity
Many stars have been spotted falling from the sky. It's in these stars that you will find strange beings called Star sprites. If you can mine your way to the center of the fallen star and release the Star sprite, you will be rewarded greatly.
Finding a shooting star is extremely difficult because it could land anywhere in Runescape. You can, however, use a telescope in your Player Owned House to see where and when it will land. To get one you must first build a Study in your Player Owned House, which requires level 40 Construction and 50,000gp. Make sure that you build the study not facing another room's wall, looking away from the house, as otherwise the telescope will fail to work. Once you have built the room, you'll need to gather 2 oak planks, a hammer, saw, and 1 molten glass. Use those materials to build a wooden telescope in the hotspot (assuming you have 44 Construction, of course).
When you have done all that, look through your telescope. You will see a message that says what area of Runescape the shooting star is landing in and the time frame that it could appear at (Picture). Unfortunately, it doesn't tell you a specific location but rather a general region to search in, for instance Misthalin or Morytania.
There are a few things to take note of while mining the star. First off, you will notice that each star has a size. The size is numbered from 1 to 9 and that affects a couple of things. It will affect what mining level is required to start mining its outer layer and it will also affect how much experience you get per stardust you mine (stardust will be explained below). The chart below lists what mining level is required to mine each sized star and how much experience you will gain.
|Star Size||Mining Level||Experience Gained Per Stardust|
Note: As you continue to mine the star, the size of it will decrease, so you can wait for someone to mine the star to a lower size if you don't have the required level.
You will notice that as you continue to mine a star, you will gain an item called stardust. When you release the sprite from the fallen star, he will turn that stardust into items, so it's important to always keep it in your inventory to claim your reward. You should note though that you can only hold up to 200 stardust at one time. Reaching a star first earns you extra experience when gathering stardust.
Wearing weight reducing items such as Spotted/Spottier capes, Penance gloves and Boots of Lightness is advised when searching for the star. If you have a particularly vast region to search using Summons such as Macaws (level 41 Summoning) that have the Remote View ability to see further ahead may be useful.
Mining a fallen star may sound easy but it's actually a lot of work. It can take up to an hour just to mine a single star! So to conserve some time, you should invite some friends along to come mine it with you. They will greatly ease the time it takes to get to the center and release the Star Sprite. Having a team of high level miners is obviously an advantage as well.
After you have finally mined your way to the center of the fallen star, you can now talk to the Star Sprite to claim your reward. The greatness of your reward is all dependent on how much star dust you have collected. You should also note that you will obtain a reward if you mined the most percent of the star away. Along with those rewards you will also recieve the ability to mine extra ores for around 15 minutes.
|Coins||10,000 to 50,002gp|