Instruction manual
This is the quick guide for Shades of Mort'ton.
For a more in-depth version, click here.


Start point Quest point icon Find the Diary of Herbi Flax on a shelf in a house on the southwest side of the village.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description The townsfolk of Mort'ton have some form of strange affliction and the town is full of Shades. Can you find some way to reverse this?
Length Short
  • Must have completed Priest in Peril to be able to get to Mort'ton.
  • 20 Crafting icon Crafting
  • 15 Herblore icon Herblore
  • 5 Firemaking icon Firemaking (only required to light the altar, not needed if someone else is there to light it)
  • Must be able to defeat 5 level-40 Loar Shades.
  • Must be able to survive an onslaught when rebuilding the Temple, and many players make this much easier.
Items required
  • Combat equipment
  • 2 Tarromin (can be obtained during quest) and 2 Vials of water, or 2 Tarromin potion (unf)
  • An axe or some logs
  • 2 Ashes
  • Vial of water
  • Tinderbox
  • 1000+ coins (bring plenty of money just in case)
  • Prior to building the temple, you need a hammer (1 coin at the general store). However, a regular hammer is insufficient to build the temple without a large group. An additional 13,000 coins allows you to buy a Flamtaer hammer, which is all but necessary to complete this part of the quest. (However, this can be bought on the GE for cheaper)

Optional but recommended:

Enemies to defeat 5 Loar Shades (level 40)



  • Enter the ruined house in the south-west of Mort'ton. Search the shelf on the wall. And read the diary.
  • (Optional) Pick up the empty vials and search the smashed table for extra tarromin and one rogue's purse.

Serum 207

  • Make Serum 207 by adding clean tarromin and ashes to a vial of water.
  • Use it on Razmire (afflicted) in the general store. (Chat 41)
  • Kill five loar shades and pick up their remains. Note: any shades that you killed before talking to Razmire will not count.
  • Return to Razmire and give him the remains. He may require more Serum 207.
  • Right click and open his General store, buy an Olive oil.
  • Open his builders' store, buy 5 timber beams, 5 limestone bricks, 25 swamp paste and optionally a Flamtaer hammer.
  • Use the serum on Ulsquire Shauncy, located in the house east of the general store. Talk to him with Loar Remains.
  • Talk to him again and ask about the remains and the temple. (Chat 12)

Repairing the temple

  • Head north-east of Mort'ton and repair the temple until you reach 100% repair and at least 10 sanctity. (use world 77 the official world to make it easier)
  • Light the sacred altar in the centre of the temple (or wait until someone else lights it if you don't have level 5 firemaking)
  • Use your olive oil on the flame to make sacred oil.
  • (Optional) Use Serum 207 on the flame to make Serum 208, which permanently cures NPCs.

Burning a shade

  • Use the sacred oil on a log to create a pyre log.
  • Head west of Mort'ton. Use the pyre log then Loar remains on the funeral pyre
  • Light the funeral pyre.
  • Collect the reward.
  • Talk to Ulsquire.
  • Quest complete!


Shades of Mort'ton reward scroll

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.