The Piscarilius House in Great Kourend are fishermen who rely on the fishing industry for their source of income, in addition to overseas trade. All visitors from the mainland come through here.
The Piscarilius House is known for its high crime rate, with newcomers to the kingdom warning other new arrivals of the thieves that run rampant in the Piscarilius House. This is due to the political corruption within the Piscarilius House, allowing thieves and smugglers such as Captain Khaled to steal artifacts from houses in the residential district through bribery, and shipping the stolen goods overseas.
Gaining house favour
WARNING: If you already have 100% favour in another House, ensure you have spoken to the respective House's Architect to lock in the favour. Gaining favour in another House before speaking to them will make you lose favour in that house!
Earning the favour of the Piscarilius can be done by assisting the Piscarilius Elders with repairing the fishing cranes, taking fish to the market, hunting grubs on the beach and stealing booty from houses.
At 20% favour it is also recommended to complete The Queen of Thieves quest for a quick 10% favour that will help unlock collecting sandworms at 30% favour.
Once you've earned 100% favour of the Piscarilius house, players are able to catch anglerfish, which requires 82 Fishing. Favour can be locked by talking to Piliar, who is located north-west of the general store.
Repairing fishing cranes
There are five fishing cranes which can be repaired. Fishing cranes are found throughout the Piscarilius House, and consistently break. In order to repair them, players must be at least level 30 Crafting and will receive three times their Crafting level in Crafting experience after each crane is repaired.
The more people that are working, the faster the crane gets repaired, so it is recommended to repair cranes with other people, likely found in busier worlds.
It's recommended to stay at the two cranes by the general store. Don't bother hopping worlds, they break again very quickly, it's better to stay with the crowd.
It takes three planks and up to 100 nails (depending on the type you used) to repair one crane. 120 planks and ~600 (steel) nails are enough to get 20% favour.
Taking fresh fish to Frankie
Once players reach 15% favour, players with level 15 in fishing can assist Frankie in delivering fresh fish to the cooling chest inside his store for favour. Fresh fish degrades into nothing after a minute or so, so players must be fast.
It is recommended to collect fresh fish from the three barrels directly west of Frankie. Players can pick up around 20 fresh fish before they start disappearing (but you can do 25 if you are good at it). Players gain an average of 0.2% favour per delivery.
Once players reach 30% favour, players with level 15 in Hunter can hunt for sandworms (10 Hunter xp per find) in the area north of Tynan's Fishing Supplies. Doing so requires a spade and at least five buckets. Each bucket of sandworms delivered to Tynan rewards around 0.3% favour. The shop also has a large stock of buckets. It's recommended to bring coins, as he will take the bucket instead of emptying them.
After the rate at which sandworms are caught was increased in the update of November 3 2016, the chance of obtaining sandworms is between 65% and 75%.
In order to dig up the worms faster, a technique can be used to save 1-2 game ticks per action. Click *walk here* on the square that the sandworms are showing, and then quickly click on the spade item in your inventory. Once the animation begins, the player can begin running to the next location. If the worms are clicked on directly, the player will run adjacent to the worms, then WALK on top of them, and then begin digging, which is quite a bit slower.
Stealing booty from houses
Once players reach 75% favour, players with level 49 in Thieving can talk to Captain Khaled in the huge building south-east of the bank to get an assignment. Players will need a lockpick to pick the lock on the drawers, and they will have to avoid being caught by the patrolmen. A successful heist awards a few hundred coins, and 2% Piscarilius favour. In addition you earn 750 Thieving xp for successfully picking the lock and retrieving the booty item and additional Thieving xp equal to 40 times your thieving level for safely delivering the booty item to Captain Khaled. Note, if you logout after acquiring the booty item but before you safely deliver it you will report to Khaled that you lost the item and will have to get another task.
General tips and additional information
- Earning 100% favour will take players several hours if doing cranes or fresh fish.
- Players can bring noted planks and money to sell and buy back an inventory's worth of planks using the general store, but beware of others doing the same as they could also buy your planks.
- Always use the west-to-east method when collecting fresh fish, and leaving 20 inventory slots open will help you remember when to deliver your fish.
- After the buff was applied to the rate of obtaining sandworms, it is recommended to dig sandworms from 30% to 100% house favour. Collecting a full inventory of sandworms takes a couple of minutes and nets you around 5% favour, so it's quite a bit faster than the other methods.
- At 20% favour, players can access Kenelme's Wares.
- At 30% favour, Frankie's Fishing Emporium will start stocking some of its inventory.
- At 75% favour, players can help Captain Khaled steal artifacts from the residential district in the Piscarilius House. Training Thieving in this manner grants moderate experience per hour.
- At 100% favour, players can catch anglerfish with a fishing rod and sandworms as bait. Level 82 Fishing is required to catch them.
Players with level 49 Thieving and 75% favour with the Piscarilius House can engage in stealing artifacts from those living in the residential district. Players must use a lockpick to steal artifacts (stolen pendant, stolen garnet ring, stolen circlet, stolen family heirloom, or stolen jewelry box) from the assigned house and smuggle them out without attracting the attention of constantly moving patrolmen and patrolwomen. If players are caught with stolen goods, they will be relocated near the Kourend guards south-west of the general store.
Players who successfully smuggle the stolen goods will receive 600-1,000 coins from Captain Khaled along with Thieving experience (appropriate to the player's Thieving level) and 2% favour towards the Piscarilius House.
The residential section of town is found in the southwestern-most section of Piscarilius and consists of 6 buildings on 4 docks over the water.
North-western, south-western and western house
The artifacts are located up the ladder in a drawer. For the south-western house, wait till the patrolwoman is walking away from you, then run to the spot in the first image.
Southern, northern and south-eastern house
The artifact are located up the ladder in a drawer. For the northern house, the artifacts are located on the ground floor.
If stealing an artifact at the northern house, wait till both the patrolman circling around the house and the patrolwoman north of the house are walking away from you before moving to the spot in the second image.
Tynan's Fishing Supplies
Tynan sells basic fishing supplies, including sandworms, which are required for catching anglerfish. This is the only way to buy sandworms other than from the Grand Exchange or other players. The higher one's favour is, the lower the prices of items are.
Leenz's General Supplies
Frankie's Fishing Emporium
- Captain Janaway
- Captain Khaled
- Dock worker
- Port Official
- Port worker
- Ross and Ben
- Upon release, speaking to various NPCs within the Piscarilius House will reveal that the House is governed by a Lord Piscarilius. However, with the release of the Wintertodt, speaking to Ish the Navigator revealed that he was there on Lady Piscarilius' orders. When asked about this inconsistency, Mod Ash stated "Having two people share the governance seems like a good idea to me if they also need to make long trade voyages." With an update on 15 June 2017, all references to Lord Piscarilius were replaced with Lady Piscarilius.