Speak to Kaqemeex in the druidic circle in Taverley. He will be concerned as the ritual to protect nature from evil spirits isn't working, and the Guthixian altar isn't responding to their chants. He asks you to chant at the Altar of Guthix, but it still isn't working.
After pondering Kaqemeex decides to send you to an old friend of his, Thordur, because he cannot leave the altar. He will teleport you there.
Once you are in the blackhole, speak to Thordur, who will be frustrated because there was no offering given during the ritual, and that this occurs every year. He asks you to listen to the faint noise, and that it is the riddle to tell the player what is necessary for the ritual to work. Before leaving, Thordur will give you a disk of returning. Use the right-click Activate on the disk on returning to leave the blackhole, you will find yourself in the Dwarven Mines of Falador. Make your way back to Kaqemeex with the answer to the riddle in your inventory, and chant at the altar while it is in your inventory (or use the item on the altar). Kaqemeex will thank you for your efforts and give you a Half full wine jug, and that players should repeat the ritual tomorrow, and that doing so three times will earn a special reward.
After each day, players will have to solve a new riddle by speaking to Kaqemeex again, and having him teleport you to Thordur again. Doing so will get another half full wine jug and another disk of returning each day. Players who repeat the ritual three times will receive a mask of balance.
Post-event: hugging trees
If you wore the Mask of Balance (having it in your inventory will not work), you were able to hug any of the four very small trees (smaller than a regular tree) around the Druidic circle (a small tree was located at each of northwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest of the Druidic circle where the event took place). Hugging trees increased a player's tree-hugging rank, and gave players a tree hugging title.
- 0 hugs - What's a tree?
- 15 hugs - Tree Cuddler
- 30 hugs - BARKing Mad
- 55 hugs - Tree Hugger
- 75 hugs - At One With Trees
If you spam "hug tree", each click will count as one hug. Thus, it's easy to become one with trees.
|2 July||The mixed up family iron cuts this||Knife|
|1 July||Sadly you fletch with this to help it fly||Blue feather|
|30 June||Prepare yourself to rent out something we hear is dirty to get jewellery||Bracelet mould|
|29 June||Ronan still has a job making pottery||Unfired bowl|
|28 June||Genuflect deceptively to make a weapon||Bow string|
|27 June||A nasty short mountain we hear which holds water||Vial|
|26 June||When flying through the air this laughed too much but did no damage.||Headless arrow|
|25 June||When boarding we know what we are going to do, alright?||Plank|
|24 June||You can't be wealthy when smithing||Gold bar|
|23 June||Admonish about pain and make the armour||Cowhide|
|22 June||Honest thrower the queen cooks for||Raw lobster|
|21 June||A sibling initially Nightmare zone enabled with a flying protector for armour||Bronze kiteshield|
|20 June||Company mics mixed up with a magic tablet||Cosmic rune|
|19 June||Making bread contains our friendslist changes||Pot of flour|
- The chant was an anagram of the Old School RuneScape teams Twitter accounts. From left to right: JagexMatK JagexJohnC JagexAsh JagexAlfred JagexWeath JagexRonan JagexKrista JagexDay JagexArchie Jagex_Ghost JagexIan JagexMaz
- On the 3rd of July, when the event had ended, players were still able to speak with Kaqemeex and be teleported to Thordur where they would receive a riddle as well as a Disk of returning as normal; however, the riddle he gave to players was "null". Trying to use the chant option on the altar returned the chat message "The midsummer ritual is not active".
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