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This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.


Start point Search the bookcases in the Exam Centre's library and read a Beaten book Search the bookcases in the Exam Centre's library and read a Beaten book
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description Among the ancient scrolls and papers held at the Dig Site's Examination Centre, scholars have discovered more references to the mysterious elemental ore. Recently they have uncovered a beaten book detailing long-lost uses for this odd material.

Can you decrypt the code that will lead you to the deeper depths of the Elemental Workshop? Can you get your head around fixing the mind-bending machinery, or will you fry your brain in the attempt?

Length Medium
Items required
  • A pickaxe
  • A hammer
  • 2 elemental metals (3 elemental metals if you wish to smith the Mind shield)
  • 8 Coal if you do not have the elemental metal bars (12 if you wish to smith the Mind shield)
  • The battered key from the first quest



Enemies to defeat (If you do not have the elemental metal bars) 2 Earth elementals (level 35)


Starting off

The bookcase in which the beaten book is located.

Go to the Exam Centre south of the Digsite. Search the North Facing bookcase in the southeast and you'll find a beaten book. Read the scroll inside and then head to Seers' Village. Do not get rid of this book before the end of the quest; if you do, you will not be able to make the helmet out of the primed mind bar.

The key

The hatch key location.

If you don't already have the battered key, head to the building SouthWest of Seers' Village Bank, and search the northeast bookcase to get a battered book and a battered key. Go to the workshop West of the bank and open the Odd Looking Wall.

Go into the northern water elemental room and search the machinery to the west side of the room. You will receive the key used to unlock the hatch in the main room.

A map of the dungeon.

Note: If you do not read the scroll, you will not get the search option for the machinery.
Note: Before you go down, quickly mine two elemental ores (three if you desire a mind shield) from the west room, and smelt them into elemental metals in the south room (you will need 4 coal per elemental bar). Now, head back into the middle of the area, and use the key on the large hatch in the ground.

Making repairs

Pipe connections

Once you're downstairs, you need to fix the machinery. First off, search the crate to the south with scrolls in it and acquire one of each. Go back upstairs, and use one of your bars on the workbench to make the crane claw. Do not make a helmet yet! Now, go back down and pull the southwest lever next to the crane, and use the claw on the crane.

Cog placements

Next, head up the small stairs to your west (not up the hatch, but onto the metal construct) to get to the upper level. Open the junction box in the west to work on the pipes for the press (click on the ends you want to connect). You'll want to arrange them as seen on the right. For the next two parts, you'll need to search all the crates in the surrounding area. The items can be in any of the crates either up on the scaffolding (upper level) or down on the level with the crane. You'll need to find a small, medium, and large cog, as well as a piece of pipe. Use the pipe on the broken pipe upstairs on the northernmost point of the scaffolding.

Then for the cogs, take them back down the steps to the tunnel on the east side. On the side of the tunnel are three pins. By using the cogs on the machine pins, you want to stick the small one on the upper-left pin, the medium one on the lower left, and the large one on the right.

Operating the machine

One of the many steps to creating a primed bar.

  1. Place your elemental metal on the jig cart, which should be on the south crane right now. (If it is not, you must have already pulled the lever with the yellow cart-sign - keep operating it, until the cart completes the circle around the room and arrives again.)
  2. The crane
    1. The west lever will raise and lower the crane, and the east one will rotate the crane. Raise the crane, rotate it, lower it to dip it into the lava and raise it back out. The bar should now be glowing orange.
    2. Rotate the crane back, lower it and raise it again to deposit the bar on the jig.
      Note: Make sure to lower the crane and then raise it again in order to correctly deposit the bar. Not doing so will cause the bar to remain on the crane.
  3. Pull the lever right behind you, by the yellow sign (north of the crane) to move the cart to the next station. Remember this lever, you will need to use it to move the cart after each step.
  4. Go to where the cart now is and pull the lever on the west side. The bar will be flattened by a press.
  5. Go back to the yellow-sign lever and move the cart forward again.
  6. If you haven't already fixed the pipe, go upstairs (not up the hatch, but onto the metal construct), and use the pipe piece you found on the pipes to the north (they have a hole) to fix them and go down the stairs again.
  7. The watertank
    1. You will see an old lever, a corkscrew lever, and two water valves.
    2. Pull the old lever to open the door, then turn the corkscrew lever twice to pull the cart into the tank. Close the door again with the old lever.
    3. Make sure the eastern valve is closed, then open up the western valve (between two stacks of crates). The bar should turn blue once it gets cooled by the water. If it does not, the eastern valve is open.
    4. Close the western valve again, then open the eastern one to let the water out and close it down again.
      Note: If the eastern valve reports that it is sucking air, you skipped step 6.
    5. Open the door with the old lever, turn the corkscrew twice to deposit the cart back on the track, close the door again using the old lever. The cart will not move forward again while the door is open.
  8. Pull the yellow-sign lever again to move the cart to the next station.
  9. Turn on the fan by pulling the lever next to it, and then turn it back off. When it is dry, the bar turns white.
    Note: If the fan reports that it is sucking air, the cogs are not correct.
  10. Go back and pull the lever to advance the cart again.
  11. Pick up the primed bar!

Do this twice if you want the shield.

Finishing up

A bit of mind draining.

You're almost done. Go down one more level to where there are two doors, one with the mind symbol and the other with the body symbol. Go into the mind room (nearest), and place your bar on the extractor gun and operate the extractor hat next to it. A part of you will be drained into the bar turning it into a primed mind bar. This will temporarily lower your Magic level by 20.

Now, you simply need to pick up the bar from the extractor gun, and go back up to the workshop, and make a mind helmet out of the bar you just made, and the quest is complete.


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  • When you are downstairs in the corridor that has the mind door, a body door can be seen further down. This is a hint towards the Elemental Workshop III quest, which was released in the modern game. The armour reward from it was the Body body.

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