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King's Ransom is the final Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Details

Start point Talk to the Gossip, outside Sinclair Mansion. Talk to the Gossip, outside Sinclair Mansion.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Life has been quiet at the Sinclair Mansion since you discovered the murderer... too quiet. So quiet, in fact, that the family has gone!

Suspicions are running high that the Sinclairs' recent departure is tied to the disappearance of King Arthur and his knights. But time is running short and clues are scarce, will you crack the case in time?

Length Medium (20-30 mins)
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

Walkthrough

Starting out

  • You will need to be on the standard spellbook to complete this quest (unless you have 96 Magic for spellbook swap and Lunar Spells). Go switch back to standard spells if you aren't on them already.
  • To begin the quest, speak to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). outside the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. He will explain to you that the Sinclairs have packed up and left after incriminating Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). as Lord Sinclair's murderer. This, however, may not be the same person you proved to be guilty in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Gossip will explain that one of the family members provided new evidence to prove Anna's guilt. He will then go on to explain that Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and his knights disappeared at the same time as the family's departure. Agree to investigate, and you will start the quest.
  • Now, speak to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). who suspects that the Sinclairs have something to do with the mysterious disappearance of the king of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and his knights. He suspects that since Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). gave King Arthur the castle, the disappearances may be part of a bigger plot to reclaim Camelot. The guard will explain that the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). has forbidden anyone to enter Sinclair Mansion or Camelot to investigate and will so pass on the investigation to you.

Investigating

Scrap paper

Address form

Break the window on the east side of the mansion, and you shall be inside.

Kings Ransom evidence.png
Evidence Location
Scrap paper Dining room on the ground floor. The paper contains incomplete scribblings about Camelot.
Address form 1st floor[?] library and take an address form that was never filled out, proving that the Sinclairs left for good, and never intended to tell anyone where they were moving.
Black knight helm 1st floor[?] library, western bookcase.
  • Return to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). by right clicking the window and click on 'break' to get through, and present to him all three pieces of evidence. The guard will agree that there is enough evidence to prove bad intent towards Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. He says that since he has to follow proper proceedings that he will have to wait a month before presenting the evidence. You will offer to avoid the bureaucracy. He will then suggest that you learn more about the Sinclair family history, suggesting that town gossips know much about history.
  • Talk to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. There are three options to ask. Ask all three to learn the Sinclair history.
    • The first two conversations are about the family history. Gossip will explain Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). was a good friend of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and did many good things for Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. His children, however, were spoiled and horrid, but Gossip admits he didn't think they would commit murder. The second is about the mansion. He will explain that originally the Sinclair's lived in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). (then, under a different name). Lord Sinclair eventually sold the castle to King Arthur and his men. They packed up and built the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. His children were furious.
    • The third option is about Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Gossip will tell you that she is in the courthouse in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., giving a really hard time to the authorities. Gossip is positive Anna will receive a guilty verdict.
  • Head to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in Seers' Village (the building directly south of the mansion and south-east of the bank), and speak to Anna. She will say that the original murderer you suspected set her up. She will go on to explain that no one will believe her. She says the new evidence against her was forged. You will then ask her where her family has gone; she will say she doesn't know since she's been locked up. As you go to leave, she will make a deal to help you get into Camelot in exchange for help in receiving a not-guilty verdict. She will then hand you the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). that you found on the window in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Anna will suggest that the servants may be able to provide testimony in her defence.

(It is possible to skip the following section and go to the trial immediately. Just walk down the stairs in the courthouse, and the trial will begin.) Return to the mansion, and once again, enter via the broken window. The purpose of this trip is to learn what the various servants will state during the trial.

  • Talk to the servants and ask them every possible question.
  • Two of the six servants are outside the mansion—don't forget to talk to them!
    • The first question will explain what happened the night of the murder.
    • The second question will ask if they saw the person suspected in the crime.
    • The third question will ask if they saw someone handling the knife.
    • The fourth question will ask about the thread.
    • The fifth question will explain how poison was used around the house.
  • After talking to every servant (six in total), head to the Seers' Village courthouse to begin the trial.

The trial

The trial begins.

  • During the trial, you will call witnesses by talking to the judge, and question the witness by talking to the witness. The questions you may ask correspond to those asked while in the mansion. To get a not-guilty verdict, you must rebut the evidence provided:
    • Anna's fingerprints on the dagger
    • Anna having bought poison and not used it
    • A thread from Anna's clothing being found at the crime scene
    • Anna being at the scene of the crime
  • To successfully clear Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). of the charges, you must rebut this evidence without accidentally providing more incriminating against Anna (for example, bringing out testimony which puts Anna near Lord Sinclair's meal before he died). To do this, call the following witnesses with the following questions:
    • Call the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). as a witness, and ask him about the poison.
    • Call the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and ask him about the dagger.
    • Call the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and ask her about what she saw the night of the murder.
    • Call anyone and ask about the thread to complete the case for the defence.
  • The judge will end the trial and ask for a verdict. The jury will provide a not-guilty verdict against Anna.

Back to business

Secret passage

  • Leave the courtroom by clicking the gate; then, talk to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in her cell. She will go back to being rude, but will tell you how to enter Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..
  • Head to the east side of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and search the statue near the temple.

Confronting Anna and Morgan.

  • You will now see a cutscene of Anna talking to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. The siblings were both responsible for Lord Sinclair's death, and set you up to trap you. They will explain they have no intention to help you. Suddenly, Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). will appear and knock you out with her staff.

In jail

After being knocked out by Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., you will wake up in a jail with Arthur's Knights and Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

  • Speak to Merlin. He will explain that:
    • Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). has been turned to a granite statue and taken away by the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s.
    • Both the Sinclairs and Morgan Le Faye have teamed up to destroy Arthur and reclaim Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). castle.
    • The black knights have also agreed to help Morgan Le Faye and the Sinclairs.
    • Morgan Le Faye has stolen the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..

Freeing Merlin

Freeing Merlin

  • Ask Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). what to do. Follow all of the available conversations.
  • Reach the vent at the top of the wall opposite the jail gate. A funny animation will show Merlin escaping with the help of all the knights making a pyramid allowing him to reach the vent.

Note: If you happen to click on the vent again, the knights will lift you out of the cell. To continue, make your way back to Camelot and click on the gates to be teleported back into the cell by Morgan Le Faye.

Unlocking jail

Guard combing

  • Talk to all the knights, and ask them if they have anything useful to help them escape. You will get a lot of items such as an Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., an Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., a cooked Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., a bottle of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., etc. If you received a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., use it on the jail lock; otherwise, use Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). on the guard fixing his hair outside the cell to obtain a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Use the hair clip on the lock.
  • You will need to solve a puzzle to unlock the jail lock. The puzzle very closely resembles the popular game Mastermind.

Puzzle

  • To complete this puzzle, you must set each of four tumblers to the correct height. The most foolproof way to do this (not necessarily the quickest) is to set all tumblers to the lowest height, and try the lock. If a tumbler shows a green circle, do not change that tumbler anymore. Ignore blue and red circles. For all the other tumblers, increase the height by one and try again. Continue until the lock unlocks. This method will take at most six attempts.
  • You will emerge on the ground floor of the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. Arthur's knights will be engaged in battle with the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).s.

Finding the Holy Grail

Riddle to the Holy Grail

  • Head to the top floor and search on the table to the north. You will now have to solve a riddle (click on Show riddle) and choose the correct container holding the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. The correct box is the round purple one on the right, second last box if counting from left to right.
Note: If you choose the wrong box, you will be teleported outside South-west Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. To continue the quest, you will have to walk back to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. When you try to open the door, Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). will appear and will teleport you back to jail. There, you don't need to solve the door puzzle again—you just have to open the door and walk back to the top floor.

Freeing King Arthur

  • You must now free Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). from his stone prison. Head to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..
  • Cromperty will explain you need to free King Arthur like you did to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). during Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., though this time, you also need to unravel Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).'s spell. He will give you an Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).—you will need to use on King Arthur once you have both the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and some Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in your inventory.
Note: Even if you already have the Animate scroll, you will still need to go talk to Wizard Cromperty, or your player will not be willing to cast the spell on King Arthur.
  • To actually get to King Arthur, you will need to have a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)./Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..
Tip: Get the bronze med helm and iron chainbody in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and at Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). in Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). respectively if you still need them.
  • Head to the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). west of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)./north of Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).. (Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). or Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). provide convenient teleports.)
  • Equip the helm and chain, and enter the Black Knights' Fortress through the guards' door. Then, put on your Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., and push the wall right behind the guards' door. You cannot push the wall if you are not wearing full black armour.

King Arthur turned into a stone statue.

  • Climb down the ladder, and you will see King Arthur's statue. Use the free option.
  • Talk to King Arthur, and give him the guard uniform (bronze med helm and iron chainbody).
  • Return to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). and speak to King Arthur in his castle to finish the quest and receive your reward.

Rewards

King's Ransom reward scroll.png

Music

  • Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).
  • Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value).

Trivia

  • When the quest was introduced in RuneScape 2, the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). was moved from Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). to make room for the Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)..
  • When finding Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). not guilty, 'Party Balloons' fall down. This is because of the Party Room being here previously, as stated by the judge when talking to him after the acquittal.
  • If you talk to Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). after the quest, he will give you a Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). as a memory of the adventure.
  • When in jail, one of the knights is playing with a baseball; it's a reference to the movie The Great Escape with Steve McQueen.
  • When the Knights of the Round Table die in battle at Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value)., they simply respawn where they were killed.
  • When discussing with Merlin how to escape, your character asks if he's going to turn everyone into fish and swim out. This is a reference to the 1963 Disney animated movie The Sword in the Stone.
  • King's Ransom quest is the "newest" quest on Old School RuneScape, not counting quests exclusively released on Old School. It was the last quest released (at July 2007) before the back-up from which Old School RuneScape was built upon was taken (August 2007).
  • Despite the 65 Lua error in Module:Link at line 11: attempt to index upvalue 'HF' (a nil value). requirement not being boostable, if the quest hasn't been started and the player boosts to 65 Defence, the quest log will show the requirement as being met.


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