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Released 27 February 2002 (Update)
Race Human
Quest NPC Yes - Merlin's Crystal, The Holy Grail
Location Camelot Castle
Shop No
Skill requirement No
Quest requirement Merlin's Crystal
Pay-to-play Yes
Gender Male
Examine An old wizard
Notable features Key NPC in Merlin's Crystal and Holy Grail.

Merlin is a non-player character located on the second floor of Camelot Castle, to the south east. The player must free him from the Giant crystal in the south-eastern tower of the castle during the Merlin's Crystal quest. He also provides the player guidance during The Holy Grail quest.


Merlin is a light skinned man with a white beard who is wearing a blue wizards hat with blue wizards robes. He is wielding a staff.


This article on a non-player character has an associated dialogue page.


  • When attempting to speak to him after freeing him, you will receive the message "The merlin is not interested in talking".
  • Merlin is a popular character outside of Runescape Classic and its sequels.


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