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Ectofuntus

The Ectofuntus

Location on World Map
Unknown
Fenkenstrain's Castle Ectofuntus Dragontooth Island
Port Phasmatys

Ectofuntus is in a temple located to the north of Link to Port Phasmatys Port Phasmatys. It can be worshipped to grant the player 4 times the Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer Link to experience experience compared to burying the Item image of %7B%7B%3Abones%7D%7D, File:bones.png bones. This method saves a lot of money but is more time consuming.

In order to use the Ectofuntus for Link to Prayer training Prayer training, it is strongly recommended to have completed the Link to Ghosts Ahoy Ghosts Ahoy Link to Quests quest. The Item image of %7B%7B%3AEctophial%7D%7D, File:Ectophial.png Ectophial, which is one of its rewards, gives a direct Link to Teleportation teleport to the Ectofuntus and can dramatically decrease travel time taken to Link to bank bank.

The Ectofuntus is used to refill the ectophial after using it to teleport and can be refilled an infinite amount of times.

Background

The Vanstrom Klause chathead Vampyres of Link to Morytania Morytania came to the port town long ago, demanding blood tithes. The inhabitants were willing to do anything to stop them and, therefore, turned to the evil wizard Chat head image of Necrovarus, File:Necrovarus chathead.png Necrovarus, begging for help. Necrovarus told them to start digging to the north of the town and not to stop until they found a large pool of green slime. So, they did and discovered Bucket of slime Ectoplasm. Then, he ordered a temple to be built above the pool, and in that temple, is a large fountain: the Ectofuntus.

Once everything was finished, the fountain emitted unholy power, creating a large force field around the settlement. This defended the town from the Vampyres, who couldn't breach the barrier. There was a horrible side effect, however, that Necrovarus counted on: all the people of Link to Port Phasmatys Port Phasmatys died and their souls, instead of passing into the next world, were trapped by the field. From that day onward, Port Phasmatys has been a town inhabited solely by ghosts. All this was the real intent of Necrovarus, who planned to use the ghosts and the power of the Ectofuntus for his own evil ends, until he was thwarted in the Link to Ghosts Ahoy Ghosts Ahoy quest.

A tour of the site

Ectofuntus Site

1 - Northern Exit
2 - Southern Exit
3 - The Ectofuntus
4 - Staircase (up to the first floor)
5 - Trapdoor (to a ladder down to the dungeon and Ectopool)

6 - Staircase (down to the ground floor)
7 - Bone Grinder
8 - Chat head image of Necrovarus, File:Necrovarus chathead.png Necrovarus's Coffin

Ground floor

Chat head image of Necrovarus, File:Necrovarus chathead.png Necrovarus and several Chat head image of Ghost disciple, File:Ghost disciple chathead.png Ghost disciples haunt this floor. The ghost disciples will explain the workings of the Ectofuntus and give players Ecto-token 1 Ecto-tokens for worshipping the Ectofuntus.

  1. Northern exit
  2. Southern exit
  3. The Ectofuntus
  4. Staircase (up to the first floor)
  5. Trapdoor (to a ladder down to the dungeon and Ectopool)

First floor

One ghost disciple haunts this floor and will explain the workings of the bone grinder.

6. Staircase (down to the ground floor)
7. Bone grinder
8. Chat head image of Necrovarus, File:Necrovarus chathead.png Necrovarus's coffin. (The coffin room is unlocked during the Link to Ghosts Ahoy Ghosts Ahoy quest. Once unlocked, it can subsequently be entered without using the key from the quest.)

The Ectofuntus dungeon

Ectopool diagram

The Ectofuntus Dungeon

The dungeon is entered through the metal trapdoor on the ground floor. The only object of interest in the dungeon is the Ectopool at the centre, where players can fill Bucket of slime buckets with slime.

The dungeon is organised in four tiers, descending in turn from the outer tier (Tier 1 on the diagram) to the innermost one (Ectopool on the diagram). Although the dungeon looks compact, the tiers and placement of the stairs actually results in a considerable walk from the ladder to the ectopool, as on each tier, the player must walk all the way to the other side to get to the stairs.

Ectopool shortcut

Shortcut between Tiers 1 and 2

The level 58 Link to Shortcuts Agility shortcut greatly cuts the time it takes to walk to the ectopool. The shortcut can be used in both directions. From the ectopool, however, players with the Item image of %7B%7B%3AEctophial%7D%7D, File:Ectophial.png Ectophial in their inventory can use it to return to the ground floor even faster.

Note that the northern section of Tier 2 is cut by Tier 3 and thus cannot be traversed. Players must use the southern section of this tier.

How to worship the Ectofuntus

Players MUST have a Ghostspeak amulet equipped or Morytania legs 2 in order to receive Ecto-tokens! Players should also wear Link to Weight-reducing clothing lightweight gear, such as Graceful hood chathead Graceful clothing and/or Item image of %7B%7B%3ABoots+of+lightness%7D%7D, File:Boots of lightness.png Boots of Lightness. Alternatively, the Item image of %7B%7B%3ASpotted+cape%7D%7D, File:Spotted cape.png Spotted or Item image of %7B%7B%3ASpottier+cape%7D%7D, File:Spottier cape.png Spottier cape with Boots of lightness works. Also, they should use the Item image of %7B%7B%3AEctophial%7D%7D, File:Ectophial.png Ectophial to teleport them to the Ectofuntus and an Item image of %7B%7B%3AAmulet+of+glory%7D%7D, File:Amulet of glory.png Amulet of glory or a Item image of %7B%7B%3ARing+of+dueling%7D%7D, File:Ring of dueling.png Ring of dueling to teleport them close to a Link to bank bank. The Item image of %7B%7B%3ACrafting+cape%7D%7D, File:Crafting cape.png Crafting or Item image of %7B%7B%3AFishing+cape%7D%7D, File:Fishing cape.png Fishing cape along with Item image of %7B%7B%3AMorytania+legs+3%7D%7D, File:Morytania legs 3.png Morytania legs 3/Item image of %7B%7B%3AMorytania+legs+4%7D%7D, File:Morytania legs 4.png 4 are other good options for banking.


Ectophial Pot Pot Pot
Pot Pot Pot Pot
Pot Pot Bucket Bucket
Bucket Bucket Bucket Bucket
Bucket Bucket Bucket Dragon bones
Dragon bones Dragon bones Dragon bones Dragon bones
Dragon bones Dragon bones Dragon bones Dragon bones


The recommended inventory when using the Ectofuntus is: 9 Item image of %7B%7B%3Abucket%7D%7D, File:bucket.png buckets, 9 Item image of %7B%7B%3Apot%7D%7D, File:pot.png pots and 9 Item image of %7B%7B%3Abones%7D%7D, File:bones.png bones of any type with one free slot for Ecto-token 1 Ectotokens. Alternatively, players can keep a Stamina potion(1) Stamina or Super energy(1) Super energy potion in the empty slot for the running.

An easy way of obtaining Bucket of slime buckets of slime is to buy them from the Trader Crewmember (1) Charter Crewmember on the Link to Port Phasmatys Port Phasmatys dock (you can buy 10 at a time) and Link to World switching hop worlds to buy more.

There is usually little reason to use the Ectofuntus to train the Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer skill, due to the introduction of the Link to gilded altar gilded altar. It is recommended to only train Prayer using the Ectofuntus as a last resort, if no gilded altars are available, to collect ectotokens, or if you are an Ironman chat badge Ironman and don't have high enough construction for a gilded altar.

Collect Slime

Pool of Slime

Pool of Slime

  • Take empty Item image of %7B%7B%3Abucket%7D%7D, File:bucket.png buckets and enter the trapdoor just west of the Ectofuntus, and travel down the stairs. There is an Link to Agility shortcut Agility shortcut there that will shorten the journey considerably, but it requires level 58 Skill icon of Agility, File:Agility icon.png Agility. Players who have completed Link to Ghosts Ahoy Ghosts Ahoy may also want to bring their Item image of %7B%7B%3AEctophial%7D%7D, File:Ectophial.png Ectophial when collecting the slime as it saves an enormous amount of time by allowing the player to simply teleport back to the ground floor of the Ectofuntus Tower once they are finished collecting the slime. It takes up one inventory slot, but it is worth it as it saves a lot of time and is easily and quickly refilled once you have emptied it. At the bottom of the stairs is a pool of slime - use empty buckets with it to obtain Bucket of slime buckets of slime.

Grind bones

Bone grinder

The Bone Grinder

  • Take some Item image of %7B%7B%3Abones%7D%7D, File:bones.png bones and one empty Item image of %7B%7B%3Apot%7D%7D, File:pot.png pot for each bone. Go up the stairs near the Ectofuntus. To obtain bonemeal, use a bone on the loader (Be careful to right-click the bones to "use" them, as left-clicking will result in you burying the bones). This will start an automated process where your character will grind, wind, and empty your bones for you. It will automatically use any bone in your inventory until there are no more pots to fill.

Worship the Ectofuntus

  • You should now have Bucket of slime buckets of slime and Item image of %7B%7B%3ABonemeal%7D%7D, File:Bonemeal.png pots of bonemeal in your inventory. Just click on the Ectofuntus to worship it, and receive Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer Link to experience experience at fourfold the amount of burying bones. Players will need to talk to the disciples to receive some Ecto-token 1 Ectotokens. One worship equals 5 ectotokens.

Efficiency

Method 1: For players looking to reduce the amount of trips made, the most efficient way to use the Ectofuntus is to first get all of the Bucket of slime slime required (recommended, as mentioned above, to purchase from the Trader Crewmember (1) Charter Crewmembers and world hop), then grind half of the amount of total bones in lots of either 12 per trip. Afterwards, the inventory setup would be 12 buckets of slime, 6 Item image of %7B%7B%3ABonemeal%7D%7D, File:Bonemeal.png crushed bones, and 6 uncrushed bones if using teleportation Link to runes runes, or 13 buckets of slime, 7 crushed bones, and 7 uncrushed bones if walking to the bank or using Link to Teleportation#Enchanted jewellery teleport jewellery. This setup results in the minimum amount of trips possible for grinding and worshipping, versus the traditional setup of 9 bones, 9 Item image of %7B%7B%3APot%7D%7D, File:Pot.png pots, and 9 slime buckets.

Method 2: For more experienced players, there is a slightly faster method, which utilises Link to Magic tablet teletabs. For this method to work optimally, players must have an Item image of %7B%7B%3Aectophial%7D%7D, File:ectophial.png ectophial, 58 Skill icon of Agility, File:Agility icon.png Agility and have completed the medium Link to Varrock Varrock Link to Achievement Diary Achievement Diary. A reward for completing the diary is the ability to change the location of your Item image of %7B%7B%3AVarrock+teleport%7D%7D, File:Varrock teleport.png Varrock teleport to the Link to Grand Exchange Grand Exchange. Simply walking a bit north using a Varrock tab, allows for quick and cheap access to a bank. Therefore, an optimal inventory for gathering buckets of slime would consist of: Ectophial, Varrock teletabs, and 26 buckets. This puts your route as follows: Ectophial teleport, use Link to Shortcuts Agility shortcut, gather Bucket of slime slime, use Varrock teleport, bank and repeat.

For Item image of %7B%7B%3Abonemeal%7D%7D, File:bonemeal.png bonemeal, you would follow a similar plan. Your inventory would consist of: Ectophial, Varrock teletabs, 13 Item image of %7B%7B%3APot%7D%7D, File:Pot.png pots, and 13 bones of your choosing. The route is also the same: Ectophial, grind bones, Varrock teleport, bank, repeat.

As such, this method does recommend that players separate the job into three stages. Getting the slime first, then grinding bones, and finally worshipping, using the same method as before.

Inventory for worshipping:

Route:

  1. Use Item image of %7B%7B%3Aectophial%7D%7D, File:ectophial.png ectophial.
  2. Worship.
  3. Collect Ecto-token 1 ecto-tokens.
  4. Use Item image of %7B%7B%3AVarrock+teleport%7D%7D, File:Varrock teleport.png Varrock teleport.
  5. Bank.
  6. Repeat.

Note that alternate means of teleportation may be cheaper, such as a Item image of %7B%7B%3ARing+of+dueling%7D%7D, File:Ring of dueling.png Ring of dueling, to teleport to the Link to Castle Wars Castle Wars Link to bank chest bank chest. However, using Link to jewellery jewellery is more click intensive, and more prone to mistake (accidentally teleporting to the Link to Duel Arena Duel Arena, for example). Since for jewellery, you have to right click, then left click, and constantly withdraw new items when they break, players will find that one click teletabs are a more simple, faster, and fool proof way to get around.

Morytania Diary Rewards

Bonemeal and Slime Collection: If players have the medium, hard or elite Link to Morytania Morytania Link to Achievement Diary Achievement Diary completed, they can speak to Chat head image of Robin, File:Robin chathead.png Robin Hood in the Link to Port Phasmatys Port Phasmatys pub to convert 13, 26 or 39 bones per day into Item image of %7B%7B%3Abonemeal%7D%7D, File:bonemeal.png bonemeal. Players will also receive the equivalent amount of Bucket of slime slime from Robin thus allowing for 1-3 very efficient trips to the Ectofuntus without manual bone grind or slime collecting being required.

This reward can be used to semi-passively gain between 400 and 11,000 Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon.png Prayer Link to experience experience on a Link to Repeatable events daily basis (assuming the use of Item image of %7B%7B%3ADragon+bones%7D%7D, File:Dragon bones.png dragon or Item image of %7B%7B%3Awyvern+bones%7D%7D, File:wyvern bones.png wyvern bones), since even doing three inventories worth of trips using this method shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.

Slime Collection Only: If players have the easy or medium Morytania Achievement Diary completed, they can perform 2-5 highly efficient slime runs to the Ectofuntus Slime Pit per day. This is done by using the Ectofuntus Pit Teleport option on the Item image of %7B%7B%3AMorytania+legs+2%7D%7D, File:Morytania legs 2.png Morytania legs 2/Item image of %7B%7B%3AMorytania+legs+3%7D%7D, File:Morytania legs 3.png 3/Item image of %7B%7B%3AMorytania+legs+4%7D%7D, File:Morytania legs 4.png 4 to teleport to the slime pit with a full inventory of empty Item image of %7B%7B%3Abucket%7D%7D, File:bucket.png buckets and then banking with an Item image of %7B%7B%3AAmulet+of+glory%7D%7D, File:Amulet of glory.png Amulet of glory to Link to Edgeville Edgeville, Item image of %7B%7B%3ARing+of+dueling%7D%7D, File:Ring of dueling.png Ring of dueling to Link to Castle Wars Castle Wars, etc. By using this method, players can collect 56 or 140 buckets of slime everyday. However, players who have the elite Morytania Achievement Diary completed, can do so for an infinite amount of times.

Buckets of slime can be stored, sold or used immediately.

Trivia

  • The word Ectofuntus appears to be a portmanteau of Ectoplasm, a physical manifestation of spiritual energy, and Funtus, which is derived from the Latin word for fountain, Fons, or perhaps Little Fountain, Fonticulus.
  • There is an inaccessible, miniature Ectofuntus in the lower section of the boat west of the charter boat in Port Phasmatys. Dialogue with the Chat head image of Ghost captain (ghostship), File:Ghost captain (ghostship) chathead.png ghost captain suggests that ectoplasm can be used as a form of power. When examined, it says "It's a small ectofuntus."