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This is the quick guide for Royal Trouble.
For a more in-depth version, click here.
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Start point Go to Miscellania and speak to Advisor Ghrim in the castle. Go to Miscellania and speak to Advisor Ghrim in the castle.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description It's tough being a regent of a small island kingdom, especially when the king has declared war while you were adventuring. Something is up in Miscellania and Etceteria, so you'd better find out what before both kingdoms end up in royal trouble.
Length Medium
  • 40 Agility icon.png Agility (or 35 boosted with a summer pie. Note: You will have to pass 4 obstacles; if you are boosting with a summer pie, you will need multiple of them.)
  • 40 Slayer icon.png Slayer (or 35 boosted with a wild pie. Note: If you are going to use wild pies, it is strongly recommended that you bring multiple of them as you won't be able to continue dealing damage once your Slayer drops below 40. You only need level 40 Slayer for the final fight.)
  • Completion of Throne of Miscellania
Items required


Enemies to defeat Giant Sea Snake (level 149)


Stolen goods

The dungeon

  • Talk to Advisor Ghrim. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to the Sailor at the Miscellania docks. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to King Vargas.
  • Enter the dungeon, along the castle's south wall.
  • Talk to Donal in the pub. (Chat 1)
  • Go north, take a pick if you need coal.
  • Use the mining prop on the crevice and proceed.
  • Take:
    • 1 engine.
    • 2 ropes.
    • 3 beams.
    • 3 pulley beams.
  • To the scaffold add:
    • A pulley beam.
    • A longer pulley beam (pulley beam used with 2 beams).
    • A pulley beam.
    • A rope.
  • Add a beam to the platform.
  • Put 5 coal in the engine.
  • Put the engine on the engine platform.
  • Use the lift and take the plank.
  • Enter the tunnel, run east, and use your rope on the rock.
  • Take the diary from the fire remains.
  • Use your plank to cross the rocks, be sure to collect all diary pages.
  • Avoid the steam vents as they will damage you.
  • Read the diary and continue through the crevice, watch the cutscene.
  • Talk to Armod.

The final battle

  • Follow the passage north and kill the Giant Sea Snake.
  • Take the heavy box.
  • Leave the crevice of the boss room and climb up the rope for a shortcut back to Etceteria castle.
  • Talk to Queen Sigrid, receive letter.
  • Talk to King Vargas.

Quest complete!


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