OSRS 'Kebos Lowland' Update Brings New Slayer Creatures, Farm Patches and More

OSRS has added a new content update that includes the addition of the Kebos Lowlands. Find out everything about the new update including the new Hespori seeds, Alchemical Hydra and more.

Old School RuneScape's (OSRS) world is expanding as Thursday, Jagex launched a massive content update which include the Kebos Lowlands. The new region is the first major release for the game since it became a multi-platform title last October.

In the Kebos Lowlands, players will not only find the new town of Brimstone but also a brand new slayer monster – a multi-headed Alchemical hydra – as well as a new slayer dungeon, a farming guild, two new novice quests and brand-new rewards. The Kebos Lowlands rank among the more sizable and diverse new content additions the game has seen in six years, offering plenty of adventure opportunities for both high and low-level players.

Below we've put together an overview of everything announced in the OSRS Kebos Lowlands update, including details about the new Alchemical Hydra, Farm Patches and more.

OSRS 'Kebos Lowland' Update: What's New and Changed

To access the new Kebos Lowlands, players should head to the far west of Kourend. While in Kebos you can enjoy pastimes such as Aerial Fishing, or take on a task given by Slayer Master, Konar quo Maten. To help acclimate players to all the new spaces in the Kebos Lowlands, the devs have put together a map of the area (see below) and a listing of teleport and transportation locations.

Getting Around The Kebos Lowlands

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The Kebos Lowlands Jagex

1. The Farming Guild (entrance) - Farming Skillcape or Skills Necklace

2. The Farming Guild (inside) - Spirit Tree (85 Farming)

3. Fairy Ring - Start Fairytale Part II

4. Mount Karuulm (Konar quo Maten) - Kourend Diary Blessing (Hard = three per day, Elite = Unlimited)

5. Battlefront Teleport - the Arceuus Spellbook (60 percent Arceuus Favour 23 Magic)

6. Lovakengj A - Xeric's Talisman (5 percent Shayzien favour)

7. Kharedst's Memoirs - Forsaken Tower Quest

8. Kourend Castle A - Xeric's Talisman (Architectural Alliance)

9. Kourend Castle B - Kourend Castle Teleport (Transportation Incantations)

10. Shayzien Cemetery - Kharedst's Memoirs (Tale of the Righteous Quest)

11. Fairy Ring - Start Fairytale Part II

12. Lake Molch - each dock allows transport to the others

13. Mount Quidamortem - Xeric's Talisman (Ancient Tablet)

Kebos Lowland Farming Guild

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New Hespori patches and seeds as well as a variety of farming quests have been added for the Kebos Lowlands. Jagex

If you feel the call of the land, there's no better place in Gielinor to begin farming the land than the Kebos Lowlands. The area boars some of the richest most fertile soil in the region, despite the many Slayer Creatures that abide there. It's conduciveness to farming make Kebos Lowlands the perfect place for a new Farming Guild. The guild is separated into three large greenhouses with each one acting as a different tier for the guild. The first tier requires 45 Farming to enter, the second requires 65 and the third requires 85. Entering the guild requires 60 percent Hosidius Favour, but it is possible to use stat boosts to enter the guild areas. You can find more details on the individual tier breakdowns in the official patch notes, here.

Farming Contracts

Starting at Farming Level 45, players can find guildmaster Jane at the Farming Guild. She can assign players contracts that require them to grow certain crops within the Farming guild in exchange for seed packs — including seeds for the newest Hespori patch . There are three tiers of contract available; Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 which each increase in difficulty.

New Patches

In addition to adding a farming guild, the new update also brings some new farming patches for players to cultivate. Their details are as follows:

  • Farming Demiboss: The Hespori Patch - Requires 65 Farming - The Hespori patch is a new patch unique to the second tier of the Farming guild. The only thing that can be grown here is a Hespori plant.
  • How To Find Hespori Seeds : The seeds for this plant can be randomly found while harvesting other plants (this can be toggled by talking to an NPC near the patch) or by completing Farming Contracts.
  • Hespori Boss - Once the patch has fully grown, the Hespori can be fought as a solo demi-boss. Killing the Hespori boss grants Farming experience. It has a loot table of seeds, including the unique White lily seed. -The Hespori Boss is the only way for players to gather untradeable Anima seeds, the Hespori also has a chance of dropping the Bottomless compost bucket which can hold up to 10,000 compost of any kind . The Hespori is instanced with an item reclaim service that works identically to other grave systems like Grotesque Guardians/Zulrah/Vorkath, and only one can be utilised at any time. This means that any other graves will be wiped on death.
  • Bottomless Compost Bucket
    • Can be filled with regular, super, or Ultracompost.
    • Can only have one type of compost inside it at once.
    • Each compost used gives the bucket two charges of that kind of compost. Emptying the bucket will cause all compost stored within to be lost.
    • When used on a patch, the bucket uses one charge of the current filled compost.
    • The bucket can hold a maximum of 10,000 charges.
    • The bucket is tradeable when empty.
    • The bucket can be stored by a Tool Leprechaun whose interface has been reworked to be friendlier to use.
  • Anima Patch - Requires 76 Farming - The Anima patch is a new patch unique to the second tier of the Farming guild. Planting something here has worldwide effects on all of your other patches. There are three types of seeds that can be planted here, which can only be obtained through fighting the Hespori and are untradeable.
    • Attas Seeds: When planted these grow into an Attas Plant. This plant provides increased yield to all other patches in the game.
    • Iasor Seeds: When planted these grow into an Iasor Plant. This plant decreases the disease chance for all other patches in the game.
    • Kronos Seeds: When planted these grow into a Kronos Plant. This plant increases the speed at which other patches grow by providing a chance to skip a growth stage. This affects all patches of the same type at once, keeping them in sync. These plants are active as soon as they are planted. Over their three and a half day life span, they grow from a seedling into a withering state. This state indicates that it is one stage away from death. Once it dies, its effects will cease until re-planted.
  • Celastrus Patch - Requires 85 Farming
    • The Celastrus patch is a new patch unique to the third tier of the Farming guild. Once a Celastrus patch has fully grown (which is 16 hours, the same length required to grow a fruit tree), it can be harvested for a tradeable resource, Celastrus wood, which can be turned into Battlestaves with level 40 Fletching.
    • The amount of Celastrus wood harvested from a fully grown Celastrus patch is random, much like the way harvesting herbs works, with a minimum number of lives to ensure a guaranteed amount each harvest.
  • Redwood Patch - Requires 90 Farming - The Redwood patch is a new patch unique to the third tier of the Farming guild. Once fully grown (taking ~106 hours) the Redwood patch turns into a Redwood tree and can be cut down for logs and Woodcutting experience. The Redwood patch is relatively close to the bank found within the third tier of the Farming guild.
  • Large Compost Bin - Requires 45 Farming to access the first tier of the Farming guild - The Large Compost Bin works the same as any other Compost Bin but has the added benefit of being able to store double the usual amount of compost.

Existing Patch Improvements

  • Dragonfruit Trees- Requires 81 Farming: Dragonfruit trees can be grown in Fruit tree patches around Gielinor. The seeds are tradeable and are rarely obtained through nests, boss drops or by completing Farming Contracts. Dragonfruit trees have the same growth time as other fruit trees and give the following Farming experience; 140 XP for planting, 17,335 XP for checking its health and 70 XP for harvesting.
    • Harvesting a Dragonfruit Tree - Harvesting a Dragonfruit tree gives you Dragonfruit, a new food item that can either be eaten to heal 10 hitpoints or they can be baked into Dragonfruit pies at 73 cooking. Dragonfruit pies heal 10 hitpoints per serving and provide a temporary Fletching boost of +4. In addition to being a useful stat-boosting food, 10 Dragonfruit can be squeezed into a vial which can be used on the vents in Mount Karuulm to beome bottled Dragon's breath. This can be used to fully charge the Dragonfire shield and similar shields instantly.
  • White Lily - Requires 58 Farming: White lily can be grown in flower patches around Gielinor. The seeds are only dropped by the Hespori, but they are tradable. White lily has the same growth time as other flowers and gives the following Farming experience; 42 XP for planting and 250 XP for harvesting. When fully grown, a flower patch with White lily in it will protect all types of crops in adjacent allotment patches.
  • Potato Catci - Requires 64 Farming: Potato cacti can be grown in cactus patches around Gielinor. The seeds are tradeable and are rarely obtained through nests or by completing Farming Contracts. Potato cacti take 70 minutes to fully grow and give the following Farming experience; 68 XP for planting and 68 XP for harvesting. With the introduction of Potato cacti seeds, Potato cacti have been removed from the Nightmare Zone reward shop.
  • Snape Grass - Required 71 Farming - Snape grass can be grown in allotment patches around Gielinor. The seeds are tradeable and are rarely obtained through nests or by completing Farming Contracts. Snape grass takes 70 minutes to fully grow and gives the following Farming experience; 82 XP for planting and 82 XP for harvesting. With the introduction of Snape grass seeds, Snape grass would be removed from the Nightmare Zone reward shop.

Mount Karuulum: New Slayer Master and Creatures

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Konar is the new Slayer Master in OSRS Keobs Lowlands Jagex

Atop Mount Karuulm you'll find Konar quo Maten, the newest Slayer Master. Konar is accessible to all players at a 75 or above combat level. There is also a bank with a deposit box and poll booth, a furnace, and a weapon shop that sells various spears, warhammers and battleaxes. Konar is a little different when compared to your usual Slayer Master in that the tasks she assigns require you to kill monsters in a specific area Going out of your way to complete tasks from Konar has its benefits. Each task completed from Konar rewards the player with 18 Slayer reward points and all kills on task from this master have a chance of hitting a new global loot table. The chance of hitting this loot table is scaled by the combat level of the NPC you're fighting, and the loot is granted in addition to any normal drop you would receive. You can find out more about the rewards on the Konar Drop Table, here.

Alchemical Dragon and Other New Slayer Creatures

With a new Slayer Master comes new Slayer creatures, and a new area to kill them! North of the Farming Guild lies the sulphur volcano of Mount Karuulm, home to a brand-new Slayer dungeon. Here is a rundown of all the new Slyer creatures found in the Kebos Lowlands

  • Sulphur Lizard - Requires 44 Slayer - Sulphur Lizards, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned by Mazchna, Vannaka and Chaeldar. They have no noteworthy mechanics or drops, and attack with melee only. They are intended to add some additional variety to the low-level Slayer bracket. Slayer Masters that assign Desert Lizards would instead assign "Lizards," allowing players to kill either Desert or Sulphur Lizards to complete their task. Unlike Lizards in the desert, these won't require Ice coolers to kill.
  • Wyrm - Requires 62 Slayer - Wyrms, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned by Duradel, Nieve, Chaeldar and Konar quo Maten. Wyrms have a very rare chance to drop the Dragon sword and Dragon harpoon, previously found within the Chambers of Xeric. Both the Dragon sword and Dragon harpoon have been removed from the Chambers of Xeric loot table.
  • Drake - Requires 84 Slayer - Drakes, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned by Duradel, Nieve and Konar quo Maten. They do not fly and use both melee and ranged attacks. Drakes have a chance to drop their claws and teeth, both of which are attachments for boots.
    • A Drake claw can be combined with Boots of stone to create the tradeable Boots of Brimstone . This process cannot be undone. Boots of Brimstone require 70 Defence, 70 Magic, 70 Ranged and 44 Slayer to equip.
    • A Drake tooth can be combined with Holy sandals to create the tradeable Devout boots. This process cannot be undone. Devout boots require 60 Prayer to equip and are considered an item of Saradomin inside the God Wars Dungeon.
  • Hydra - Requires 95 Slayer - Hydras, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned exclusively by Konar quo Maten. They use both ranged and magic attacks. Hydras have a chance to drop three untradeable ring pieces and a Hydra tail which is an attachment for the Dragonbone necklace.
    • When the Eye of the hydra, Fang of the hydra and Heart of the hydra are combined, these pieces form the tradeable Brimstone ring. The ring has no requirements to equip and has a 1/4 chance with each spell cast to ignore 10 percent of your opponent's total Magic Defence.
    • When a Hydra tail is combined with a Dragonbone necklace and a Bonecrusher, it forms the untradeable Bonecrusher necklace. The necklace requires 80 Prayer to equip and gives the effect of both the Bonecrusher and the Dragonbone necklace (the necklace must be equipped for 9 seconds to gain the effect of the Dragonbone necklace). The necklace is charged with Ecto-tokens as per the Bonecrusher and maintains the same Prayer restoration rate as the Dragonbone necklace. The effect of the Bonecrusher also applies whilst the Bonecrusher necklace is in your inventory. The process of combining these items is reversible.
  • Alchemical Hydra - Requires 95 Slayer - The Alchemical Hydra, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, is a new solo Slayer boss assigned exclusively by Konar quo Maten. It can only be fought as part of a Hydra Slayer task or a Boss task (of which only Konar quo Maten will be able to assign). The Alchemical Hydra will not be an easy opponent, and as such you will be well rewarded if you manage to defeat it. It has a chance to drop the Hydra leather which is used to make Ferocious gloves, a Hydra claw which is an attachment for the Zamorak hasta, all Hydra unique drops and of course... a pet Alchemical Hydra.
    • Ferocious gloves are a new untradeable pair of gloves with a focus on offensive melee, requiring 80 Defence to equip. The Hydra leather used to make them is tradeable and must be taken to the Lithkren dungeon (requiring Dragon Slayer II) to be made into the gloves.
    • When a Hydra claw is combined with a Zamorakian hasta , it forms the tradeable Dragon hunter Lance. This process cannot be undone. The lance requires 70 Attack to equip and has the added effect of 20 percent increased Accuracy and Damage against Dragon creatures, though it loses its defensive capabilities during its creation.

For all other changes brought in the Kebos Lowlands update, be sure to check out the full patch notes on the OSRS website.

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