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This article is about the quest. For the elves that the title refers to, see Islwyn and Eluned.
Instruction manual
This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.

Roving Elves is a sequel to the Link to Waterfall Quest Waterfall Quest and Link to Regicide Regicide. It revolves around consecrating the tomb of King Baxtorian on behalf of his and Link to Glarial Glarial's grandson Chat head image of Islwyn, File:Islwyn chathead Islwyn.


Start point Talk to Islwyn inside the elven woods. Talk to Islwyn inside the elven woods.
Official difficulty Master
Description Deep in the elven forests of Isafdar, live a duo of roving elves: Islwyn a grumpy, old elf who dislikes humans and his companion, Eluned, who is a beautiful, friendly, young female elf with a kind heart. In this quest, you are challenged to overcome Islwyn's prejudice against humans and alleviate the burdens of the past.
Length Short-Medium
Items required


Enemies to defeat Moss giant (level 84) (has to be killed unarmed)


To find the start points, use this map. The elves teleport back and forth between the two spots every few minutes, so be patient or switch worlds if they're not there. If you don't find him after a couple minutes, it is much quicker to check the other possible locations.

Isafdar map

Getting there[]

There are several options to reach Chat head image of Islwyn, File:Islwyn chathead Islwyn and Chat head image of Eluned, File:Eluned chathead Eluned to start the quest (listed below). Islwyn and Eluned move every few minutes to one of the orange circles marked on the map above. They are not in the spot near the bridge, so they can only be found south-west of Link to Lletya Lletya near a Link to magic tree magic tree or north-east of Link to Tyras Camp Tyras Camp at a glade. You will need to pass through dense forest, which requires 56 Skill icon of Agility, File:Agility icon Agility, but it can be boosted with Agility potions from 53 Agility or Item image of %7B%7B%3ASummer+pie%7D%7D, File:Summer pie Summer pies from 51 Agility (bring more than one). It is also recommended you bring plenty of Link to food food and some Antipoison(1) Antipoison potions for the tripwire traps. If you arrive at one of the locations and the elves are not there, simply wait until they arrive or Link to World switching switch worlds.

Note: If you need to navigate the entire Underground Pass, please see Link to Underground Pass (dungeon) Underground Pass (dungeon).

Option 1: Charter ship[]

The easiest way to reach the start point of this quest is to use a Link to Charter ship Charter Ship to Link to Port Tyras Port Tyras. This has several major advantages over other methods of transportation, with the only downside being the cost of 3.2k (or 1.6k with the Item image of %7B%7B%3ARing+of+charos%7D%7D, File:Ring of charos Ring of charos(a)). This route avoids all trip wire traps, and is the shortest route to either of the start points of the quest. Furthermore, the Link to dense forest dense forest you have to pass through does not require 56 Skill icon of Agility, File:Agility icon Agility in this direction. Note that this does mean you are unable to go back to Port Tyras if you do not have level 56 agility and nothing to boost. Bring teleports if this is the case.

Option 2: Underground pass[]

  1. From the exit of the Underground Pass, follow the path westward, and jump over the leaf trap to the south.
  2. Enter the dense forest to the east after jumping the leaves.
  3. Go east over the tripwire, and head south past the level 88 Dire Wolf dire wolves.

Option 3: Elf camp teleport[]

  1. Use an Item image of %7B%7B%3AElf+camp+teleport%7D%7D, File:Elf camp teleport Elf camp teleport, which can be bought on the Link to Grand Exchange Grand Exchange or from players.
  2. Head south and cross the log balance.
  3. Continue heading south and cross the leaf trap, then continue heading south until you reach the Chat head image of Elf Tracker, File:Elf Tracker chathead Elf Tracker (silver diamond on the map above).
  4. Head west through the dense forest, head north through the trip wires, then head north through the dense forest.
  5. Head a bit north-west, then head south to the stick trap to reach a clearing with a small pond.

Starting out[]

  1. Talk to Chat head image of Islwyn, File:Islwyn chathead Islwyn, and tell him the truth.
  2. Offer to help, and you'll be directed to Chat head image of Eluned, File:Eluned chathead Eluned.
  3. Chat head image of Eluned, File:Eluned chathead Eluned asks you to retrieve the Item image of %7B%7B%3Aconsecration+seed%7D%7D, File:consecration seed consecration seed from Link to Glarial's Tomb Glarial's Tomb by defeating "the guardian spirit" (a level 84 Moss giant moss giant) unarmed, so Link to bank bank all Link to armour armour and Link to Weapons weaponry, grab Item image of %7B%7B%3AGlarial%27s+pebble%7D%7D, File:Glarial's pebble Glarial's pebble, plenty of Link to food food, and head over to the tomb.

The pebble[]

If you have Item image of %7B%7B%3AGlarial%27s+pebble%7D%7D, File:Glarial's pebble Glarial's pebble, you can skip this section. Otherwise:

The tomb[]

Glarials Tombstone

Glarial's Tombstone.

Do not take any armour, weapons, runes (for teleportation) with you, also don't bring a clue scroll along in your inventory. All capes, and gloves that gives bonuses are not allowed, including Ardougne cloaks and the Graceful Outfit!! However, Link to jewellery jewellery, including jewellery that gives stat bonuses (such as an Item image of %7B%7B%3Aamulet+of+fury%7D%7D, File:amulet of fury amulet of fury or Item image of %7B%7B%3Acombat+bracelet%7D%7D, File:combat bracelet combat bracelet) are allowed, as well as Fremennik rings, such as the Item image of %7B%7B%3ABerserker+ring%7D%7D, File:Berserker ring Berserker ring. You can bring teleport tablets. Also, the Item image of %7B%7B%3AEvent+rpg%7D%7D, File:Event rpg Event rpg, a weapon that lets you Link to melee melee at rapid speed, can be taken in. The Item image of %7B%7B%3Amonk%27s+robe+top%7D%7D, File:monk's robe top monk's robe top and Item image of %7B%7B%3AMonk%27s+robe%7D%7D, File:Monk's robe bottom are allowed. Link to God blessing God blessings are also permitted. Bringing a Item image of %7B%7B%3Adramen+branch%7D%7D, File:dramen branch dramen branch and a Item image of %7B%7B%3Aknife%7D%7D, File:knife knife to make a Item image of %7B%7B%3Adramen+staff%7D%7D, File:dramen staff dramen staff will not work here.

You will have to kill one Moss giant moss giant unarmed; however, you can take Link to food food and Link to Herblore#Potions potions with you. It is suggested to use a Item image of %7B%7B%3Asuper+potion+set%7D%7D, File:super potion set super potion set if you have them. Lots of food is suggested, as the giant could do a frequent max hit of 14. Skill icon of Prayer, File:Prayer icon Prayer can be used here, and a Item image of %7B%7B%3Aring+of+recoil%7D%7D, File:ring of recoil ring of recoil works.

  • Use the games necklace to teleport to Barbarian Outpost, or skills necklace to Link to Fishing Guild Fishing Guild. Look for a greyed out area on minimap, directly left of ''Kingdom of Kandarin''. Use your pebble with the tombstone to get down. You will be down a ladder.
  • If it says that nothing happens, you are carrying an item that is not allowed down there. Remove those items and get back.

The consecration seed[]

Roving Elves moss giant

Glarial's Tomb. Strangely, there is a symbol of Zaros instead of Seren.

In the tomb, you will find two aggressive level 84 Moss giant moss giants, one just west of where you climb down the ladder, and one in a small room with a chest west of that. They use a slow, but accurate combined Link to magical melee magical melee attack, so they hit with both in 1 hit and can hit up to 14. You must kill one of them to get the Item image of %7B%7B%3Aconsecration+seed%7D%7D, File:consecration seed consecration seed.

  • Should you not be able to finish the first time, you can return to the bank and retrieve some more food. Upon returning, the moss giant you were attacking will have the same amount of life it did when you left.
  • Another strategy is getting the moss giant stuck behind a pillar, hitting it, then running behind the pillar. It takes a little bit longer, and you occasionally take some damage but you should be able to do it, with a little bit of food in your inventory.
  • A third tactic is to bring a Item image of %7B%7B%3Agames+necklace%7D%7D, File:games necklace games necklace. When you die, teleport to the Link to Barbarian Outpost Barbarian Outpost, go down the falls, and attack the moss giant again. Repeat this process until it dies.

Enchanting the consecration seed[]

Items required: Consecration seed, Agility boost if not level 56. Recommended: Food, antipoison, coins or an Elf camp teleport, and an Ardougne or Camelot teleport for the next section.

Take the seed back to Chat head image of Eluned, File:Eluned chathead Eluned. Link to Charter ship Chartering a ship to Link to Port Tyras Port Tyras is the fastest way to get to her. Since you will need to pass dense forest, do not forget agility boosts if you are not level 56. You do not need 56 Agility to leave Port Tyras through the dense forest. 56 Agility is only required when entering the port through the dense forest. Eluned will enchant your Item image of %7B%7B%3Aconsecration+seed%7D%7D, File:consecration seed consecration seed.

Through the waterfall[]

Items required: Rope, a spade, and the enchanted consecration seed. Recommended: Food, armour, Barbarian Outpost tele (Games Necklace) .

Take all the items for this part, and go to the Link to Waterfall Dungeon Waterfall Dungeon. If you don't know how, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the starting location of the Link to Waterfall Quest Waterfall Quest (the house north-west of the Link to Glarial's Tomb tomb where you got the seed). Enter the house; then, head west outside to find a raft.
    • If using games necklace, head south once you teleport.
  • Take the raft to get down the river. You will crash halfway.
  • Use your rope on the rock to get to the next island (this may require moving your camera around to find it). Do not use the "swim" option.
  • Use your rope on the dead tree next to you to get down to the entrance. Enter the dungeon.

Planting the seed[]

Planting consecration seed

The player plants the consecration seed, and a crystal tree grows.

  • From here, first take the path to the eastern room. Go to the crates located the furthest to the north. Search them to find a Item image of %7B%7B%3AA+key+%28Waterfall+Dungeon%29%7D%7D, File:A key (Waterfall Dungeon) key.
  • Now, go back to the main room and then west. Go past the Fire giant fire giants to a locked door. Use your key on it to get through (the same key spawns on the floor inside).
  • Use the key on the next door to the north. You will be inside the room where you finished the Link to Waterfall Quest Waterfall Quest.
  • Go to the chalice and left-click the seed while standing next to it. You will dig a hole, bury the seed and see a small crystal tree growing. You must have a spade in your inventory for it to work. It will disappear right away.
  • Either teleport out or walk outside the waterfall and get inside the barrel there.


Go back to Chat head image of Islwyn, File:Islwyn chathead Islwyn to claim your reward. Pick either a Item image of %7B%7B%3Acrystal+bow%7D%7D, File:crystal bow crystal bow or a Item image of %7B%7B%3Acrystal+shield%7D%7D, File:crystal shield crystal shield. Both can be bought later; the bow is 900,000 Coins 1 coins and the shield is 750,000 coins. (They are both 2/10 charged and thus untradeable.)

Tip: If you plan on completing the Link to Western Provinces Diary Western Provinces Diary, choose the crystal bow as it's needed for a hard diary task. Or else you will have to pay 900,000 coins for a bow from Chat head image of Islwyn, File:Islwyn chathead Islwyn or recharging a crystal seed with Chat head image of Ilfeen, File:Ilfeen chathead Ilfeen.

Before leaving, it is recommended to speak to Chat head image of Eluned, File:Eluned chathead Eluned to start Link to Mourning's Ends Part I Mourning's Ends Part I to receive the Item image of %7B%7B%3Ateleport+crystal%7D%7D, File:teleport crystal teleport crystal to Link to Lletya Lletya. It can be started without having the required levels, however Roving Elves and Link to Sheep Herder Sheep Herder must be completed.

Congratulations! Quest complete!


Roving Elves reward scroll

Required for completing[]

Completion of Roving Elves is required for the following: