To see a list of the books of RuneScape, see List of books. For the item about which the book is written, see Restored shield.

File:Book (Shield of Arrav).png
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update unknown) edit
Members No
Quest item Shield of Arrav
Tradeable No
Equipable No
Stackable No
Value 1 coin
High alch 0 coins
Low alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 0 coins
Examine The Shield of Arrav by A R Wright.
Weight 0.2 kg
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The Book is found in Reldo's library during the Shield of Arrav quest. Its title is "The Shield of Arrav" and it is written by A. R. Wright.


Arrav is probably the best known hero of the 4th Age. Many legends are told of his heroics. One surviving artefact from the 4th Age is a fabulous shield. This shield is believed to have once belonged to Arrav and is now indeed known as the Shield of Arrav. For over 150 years it was the prize piece in the royal museum of Varrock. However, in the year 143 of the fifth age a gang of thieves called the Phoenix Gang broke into the museum and stole the shield in a daring raid. As a result, the current ruler, King Roald, put a 1200 gold bounty (a massive sum of money in those days) on the return of the shield, hoping that one of the culprits would betray his fellows out of greed.

This tactic did not work however, and the thieves who stole the shield have since gone on to become the most powerful crime gang in Varrock, despite making an enemy of the Royal Family many years ago.