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

This quest does not need to be completed to utilise the Fairy rings system; only a portion must be completed (there are no skill requirements).

A Fairy Tale Part II - Cure a Queen is the second quest in the Link to Fairy Tale quest series Fairy Tale quest series.

Details

Start point Quest point icon Talk to Martin the Master Gardener in Draynor Village.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description The Fairy Queen should be awake and back in charge of the Lost City by now, but what is happening in Zanaris? Why hasn't the Fairy Godfather abdicated the throne?

What is happening to all the fairy inhabitants and where has Fairy Nuff gone? Can you rise to the challenge of using the fairy rings to search the other planes and Cure a Queen, in the second part of the Fairy Tale trilogy?

Length Short-Medium
Requirements
Note: Players do not require any of the skill requirements to use the fairy rings. You only need to complete the quest up to a point to unlock the ability to use them. However, building fairy rings in player-owned house require quest completion.
Items required

Recommended:

Amulet of Glory/Necklace of Passage for easy access to fairy rings

Enemies to defeat
  • Gorak (level 145)—possibly multiple

Walkthrough

Ungrateful farmer

Martin the Master Gardener chathead
Martin the Master Gardener location

Martin's location

Warning: Do not pickpocket Chat head image of Martin the Master Gardener, File:Martin the Master Gardener chathead.png Martin before you start the quest, or you won't be able to continue for 15 minutes of in-game time.

To start, talk to Chat head image of Martin the Master Gardener, File:Martin the Master Gardener chathead.png Martin the Master Gardener in the Link to Draynor Seed Market Draynor Market. He will tell you to come back once his crops are grown, so wait until your quest menu says his crops have had plenty of time to grow; this takes approximately five and a half minutes of logged in time.

Talk to him again. He informs you rather crossly that there is still something wrong with the crops, not believing your story about fairies and accusing you of creating this problem. Agree to investigate for him.

Surprise!

Fairy Nuff's grotto ransacked

Fairy Nuff's grotto, ransacked

Fairy Nuff's Grotto map

Fairy Nuff's grotto location.

Nuff's certificate strange symbols

Strange fairy symbols found on the back of Fairy Nuff's certificate.

Go to Link to Zanaris Zanaris, and head toward Chat head image of Fairy Nuff, File:Fairy Nuff chathead.png Fairy Nuff's grotto, just north of the bank. Walk in, and you'll see a short cutscene. On the ground and next to one of the potion shelves is Fairy Item image of %7B%7B%3ANuff%27s+certificate%7D%7D, File:Nuff's certificate.png Nuff's certificate; pick it up. Studying the certificate reveals its back, which is covered with strange fairy symbols.

Cosmic Rune Altar Sign

The sign reads: "Cosmic Rune Altar" and is on the south wall.

Talk to the Chat head image of Fairy chef, File:Fairy chef chathead.png Fairy chef, south of the bank. She will tell you that she's seen similar inscriptions on a sign near the mysterious ruins - the Link to Cosmic altar Cosmic Altar (You have to go there and read the sign!) in Southern Zanaris, shortly past the tanglefoot area . The inscriptions are south of the altar, on the wall, next to a tree.

You must look at the sign and study the certificate

If you were to translate it, the back of the certificate reads:

The Godfather attacked us. We have fled to safety. If you are loyal to her majesty, find us by using the co-ordinates "AIR", "DLR", "DJQ", "AJS".

Unlocking fairy rings

Fairytale II - The Fairy Godfather

The Fairy Godfather

Talk to the Chat head image of Fairy Godfather, File:Fairy Godfather chathead.png Fairy Godfather in the Chat head image of Fairy Queen, File:Fairy Queen chathead.png Fairy Queen's throne room located next to the slayer master. Ask him what happened to the Queen, to which he visibly starts panicking and rushes to say that he will create a search party for her. Ask him both questions, and then agree to return to him once you've found the queen. The Godfather gives you permission to use the Link to fairy rings fairy rings to locate the queen. He asks you to speak to the Chat head image of Co-ordinator, File:Co-ordinator chathead.png Co-ordinator outside the room to learn more about the rings.

After talking to the Co-ordinator and being informed of the vast history of the fairy rings and the queen, head south-west to the fountains where you should see a fairy ring. Talk to Chat head image of Fairy Fixit, File:Fairy Fixit chathead.png Fairy Fixit. After that, use the fairy rings while wielding a Item image of %7B%7B%3ADramen+staff%7D%7D, File:Dramen staff.png Dramen staff (or a Item image of %7B%7B%3ALunar+staff%7D%7D, File:Lunar staff.png Lunar staff if you have partially or fully completed Link to Lunar Diplomacy Lunar Diplomacy).

You may now use the fairy rings throughout RuneScape without finishing the quest, if you'd prefer.
See the fairy rings guide for all the possible combinations.

Regrouping

With Item image of %7B%7B%3ANuff%27s+certificate%7D%7D, File:Nuff's certificate.png Nuff's certificate in your inventory, use the Link to Fairy rings fairy ring four times in sequence. You will need to repeat this sequence each time you wish to visit the Fairy Queen's hideout. Once you have done it correctly once, the sequence of four appears as an option at the bottom of the auto teleports lists—you still need to do all four teleports.

  1. AIR (Islands: South of Link to Witchaven Witchaven)
  2. DLR (Islands: Link to Poison Waste Poison Waste south of Link to Isafdar Isafdar)
  3. DJQ (un-attached code, will not teleport you anywhere)
  4. AJS (Islands: Ping chathead Penguins near Link to Miscellania Miscellania, or Chat head image of Fairy Queen, File:Fairy Queen chathead.png Queen's location)

If you end up on an island with some penguins, you either made a mistake entering the codes or you do not have Fairy Nuff's certificate. You may also have skipped deciphering the certificate's message or simply missed one code in the sequence.

Fairytale II - The dying Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen, on her bed, dying.

You should hopefully be in the Chat head image of Fairy Queen, File:Fairy Queen chathead.png Fairy Queen's Link to Fairy Resistance Hideout new location. Just go up the path, and head to the north-eastern room. Talk to Chat head image of Fairy Nuff, File:Fairy Nuff chathead.png Fairy Nuff who, along with Chat head image of Fairy Very Wise, File:Fairy Very Wise chathead.png Fairy Very Wise, informs you that the queen is not well because the Chat head image of Fairy Godfather, File:Fairy Godfather chathead.png Godfather has hurt her by not returning her Item image of %7B%7B%3Amagic+secateurs%7D%7D, File:magic secateurs.png magic secateurs. As her essence is drained, she cannot retaliate without obtaining the secateurs, which you accept to bring back.

Head back to Zanaris, and pickpocket the Chat head image of Fairy Godfather, File:Fairy Godfather chathead.png Fairy Godfather. This requires level 40 Skill icon of thieving, File:thieving icon.png thieving to be completed successfully. If you fail, you will be teleported outside Zanaris. A quick way to get back to Zanaris, is necklace of passage to Wizards Tower, there's a fairy ring directly behind the tower.

Try pickpocketing from behind or the side, and make sure neither of his henchmen are looking directly at you. You should get a golden Item image of %7B%7B%3AQueen%27s+secateurs%7D%7D, File:Queen's secateurs.png Queen's secateurs. Also, at this point, you will see Chat head image of ork, File:ork chathead.png orks patrolling Zanaris.

Warning: Make sure you get and then give the secateurs to Fairy Nuff before mixing the Magic essence (1) magic essence, or you'll have to get the ingredients all over again!

Magic essence

Back at the fairy hideout, talk to Chat head image of Fairy Nuff, File:Fairy Nuff chathead.png Fairy Nuff, and give her the Item image of %7B%7B%3AQueen%27s+secateurs%7D%7D, File:Queen's secateurs.png secateurs. She will use them to rejuvenate the queen, but they do not work completely. Nuff tells you that she needs a certain Magic essence (1) magic essence potion to replenish the queen's missing life energy. To make the potion, you need to collect some Star flower Star flowers and Item image of %7B%7B%3Agorak+claw+powder%7D%7D, File:gorak claw powder.png gorak claw powder.

Star flower

Starflowers growing

Starflowers

Return to the Link to Fairy rings fairy ring and use the code CKP, which transports you to a Link to Cosmic entity's plane cosmic plane. Move around for about two minutes whilst the Star flower Star flowers grow. You can pass the time by talking to the Chat head image of Cosmic Being, File:Cosmic Being chathead.png Cosmic Being who lives there, contemplating the mysteries of the universe.

Pick a star flower when ready (49 Skill icon of Farming, File:Farming icon.png Farming needed), and add your harvest to the Item image of %7B%7B%3Avial+of+water%7D%7D, File:vial of water.png vial of water (57 Skill icon of Herblore, File:Herblore icon.png Herblore needed—however, if you are boosting, wait until you have the Item image of %7B%7B%3Agorak+claw+powder%7D%7D, File:gorak claw powder.png gorak claw powder because you need 57 Herblore to finish the potion).

Gorak claws

Return to Link to Zanaris Zanaris, and withdraw any Link to armour armour and Link to weapons weapons, along with around 10 pieces of good Link to food food. Goraks are very accurate, so take the best Bronze full helm chathead melee armour you have. They are aggressive, but luckily, they are not located in a Link to multicombat area multicombat area, therefore you can only fight one at at time. However, by remaining in the fairy ring, they will not be aggressive until they are attacked.
Gorak safe spot 1

A player safespotting the goraks

  • Additional note: It is possible to safespot the goraks (see picture). It may prove a bit difficult, since they are aggressive, so be extra careful if you are low levelled.

At the Zanaris Link to Fairy rings fairy ring, use the sequence DIR to get to another plane full of goraks. You must have the Item image of %7B%7B%3ANuff%27s+certificate%7D%7D, File:Nuff's certificate.png certificate in your inventory for this to work! They are level 145 or 149 and occasionally drain stat points. Kill them, eating food when necessary and drink Restore potion(1) restore potions if needed until you get a Item image of %7B%7B%3AGorak+claws%7D%7D, File:Gorak claws.png gorak claw. To leave, equip your staff of choice and teleport to Zanaris using the right-click option on the fairy ring. Crush the claw with a Item image of %7B%7B%3Apestle+and+mortar%7D%7D, File:pestle and mortar.png pestle and mortar to get Item image of %7B%7B%3Agorak+claw+powder%7D%7D, File:gorak claw powder.png gorak claw powder.

The final scene

Mix the Star flower star flower and Item image of %7B%7B%3Agorak+claw+powder%7D%7D, File:gorak claw powder.png gorak claw powder into a Item image of %7B%7B%3Avial+of+water%7D%7D, File:vial of water.png vial of water to make a Magic essence (1) magic essence potion (57 Skill icon of Herblore, File:Herblore icon.png Herblore needed). Return to the Link to Fairy Resistance Hideout Resistance Hideout, use a dose of the magic essence potion on the Chat head image of Fairy Queen, File:Fairy Queen chathead.png queen, who finally regains her senses.

Curing Fairy Queen

The player uses the magic essence on the Queen, saving her life!

As the queen angrily prepares to return to Link to Zanaris Zanaris and take back her throne, Chat head image of Fairy Very Wise, File:Fairy Very Wise chathead.png Fairy Very Wise and Chat head image of Fairy Nuff, File:Fairy Nuff chathead.png Fairy Nuff remind her that the Chat head image of Fairy Godfather, File:Fairy Godfather chathead.png Fairy Godfather has thugs and Chat head image of ork, File:ork chathead.png orks at his disposal. His "army" has her easily outclassed, compared to her Majesty's small band of loyalists (many of whom are injured). The queen realises the flaw in the plan, and accepts the advice and allows the Fairy Godfather to remain Zanaris' ruler for the time being.

Congratulations! Quest completed!

Rewards

Fairytale II - Cure a Queen reward scroll

Music unlocked

Required for completing

Trivia

  • This quest goes by a few similar names in RuneScape:
    • 'Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen' in the game window, when you click on the Quest Journal entry, and in the Quest Journal control panel.
    • 'A Fairy Tale Part II - Cure a Queen' in the Knowledge Base.
  • If you use Item image of %7B%7B%3ANuff%27s+certificate%7D%7D, File:Nuff's certificate.png Nuff's certificate on one of the sheep in Link to Zanaris Zanaris, your character will ask the sheep if it knows what the strange markings mean, to which the sheep will say: "The human's found some symbols and doesn't know what they mean so now it's cross-examining me and spoiling my routine!" This is possibly a reference to the TV show Lamb Chop's Play Along, as it can be sang in the same manner as the show's ending theme, "The Song That Never Ends", which is sung by a sheep puppet.
  • If you use Item image of %7B%7B%3ANuff%27s+certificate%7D%7D, File:Nuff's certificate.png Nuff's certificate on one of the cows in Link to Zanaris Zanaris, your character will ask the cow if it knows what the strange markings mean, to which the cow will say: "Can't the human take a hint? I've been ignoring you! Do you think I would ignore you if I wanted to discuss your Rorschach ink-blots?" in reference to the famous Rorschach psychological test.
  • The Chat head image of Fairy Godfather, File:Fairy Godfather chathead.png Fairy Godfather has a right click option of "Pick-pocket" rather than "Pickpocket" like most other NPCs.