Instruction manual
This is the quick guide for Swan Song.
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Start point Quest point icon The Piscatoris Fishing Colony. It can be reached via a boat trip from the river to the west of the Gnome Stronghold.
Official difficulty Master
Description Out on the edge of the known world, the Piscatoris Fishing Colony stands on the brink of disaster. Angry sea trolls are emerging from the sea and attacking the colonists, preventing them from harvesting the valuable monkfish that live in those waters. A highly experienced adventurer will be needed to drive back the trolls for good. The Colony's director, Herman Caranos, has a particular adventurer in mind: the notoriously amoral Wise Old Man of Draynor Village (allegations of his involvement in a spectacular bank robbery have never been substantiated). If you're in the mood for a bit of combat, jump on the boat on the west side of the Gnome Stronghold, speak to the Colony's director and prepare to fight alongside the Wise Old Man as he embarks on his final adventure - his swan song.
Length Medium
Items required

Obtainable during the quest but it is recommended to gather these items before starting the quest to save some time:

  • 5 iron bars (obtainable during the quest)
  • 1 log of any kind (obtainable during the quest)
  • 7 normal bones (obtainable during the quest)
  • 1 airtight pot (obtainable during the quest)
  • 1 brown apron (is given to you during the quest if you do not have one)


Enemies to defeat


Note: With a high enough combat level, it is possible to have all required items worn and in a single inventory. There is also an opportunity to use the Yanille bank during the quest if needed.


Items Required: None.

The Wise Old Man

Items Required: 5 Blood runes, 10 Mist runes, 10 Lava runes.

Battle at the Colony

Items Required: Food, Armour, Melee or Ranged weapon, Prayer potions to kill Sea Trolls.

  • Return to the Colony and talk to the Wise Old Man.
  • Kill the level 79 Sea Trolls and enter the Colony (collect 7 of their bones if needed).
  • Talk to Herman (east building). Note: You will need to click inside of the building as clicking directly on Herman (or the Wise Old Man later) will make your character run outside the building to the north.

Repairing the Colony

Items Required: Logs, Tinderbox, 5 Iron bars, Hammer, Small fishing net, Food, Armour, Melee or Ranged weapon, Prayer potions, to kill Sea Trolls.

  • Talk to Franklin Caranos near the entrance.
  • Use a log on the firebox and light it (in the center of the building with the Furnace symbol).
  • Use each of the five iron bars on the Metal Press.
  • Use Iron sheets to repair the western colony perimeter's broken walls. (Franklin will give you a hammer)
  • Talk to Franklin. 
  • Talk to Arnold Lydspor in the bank. (He will give you a Small fishing net if you do not already have one)
  • Fish 5 Fresh monkfish to the west (kill Sea Trolls when they spawn, they will increase in difficulty).
  • Cook the monkfish in the kitchen to the southwest.
  • Talk to Arnold.

Raising an Army

Items Required: 7 bones, airtight pot OR pot with pot Lid, brown apron. If not banking: Food, Armour, Melee or Ranged weapon, Prayer potions.

  • Talk to the Wise Old Man and Herman in the far eastern building.
  • Talk to Wizard Frumscone in the basement of the Wizards' Guild in Yanille.(Chat 2)

Note: The southern portal on the 2nd floor[?] of the Magic Guild will teleport you to the Dark Wizard's Tower just northwest of Malignius Mortifer.

  • Talk to Malignius Mortifer south of Falador.(Chat 2)
  • Use the pot lid on the empty pot if you do not already have the airtight pot in your inventory..
  • Enter the Crafting Guild to the west and talk to the Master Crafter with light brown hair in the northeast corner of the Guild.
  • Talk to Malignius Mortifer to teleport back to the Fishing Colony.(Chat 2)

The Final Battle

Items Required: Food, Armour, Melee or Ranged weapon, Prayer potions, Bone seeds.

  • Talk to Herman.(Chat 1) to begin the fight, or(Chat 2) to bank.
  • Kill the Sea Troll Queen. (Use Protect from Magic in Melee range and use Ranged or Melee to kill her)
  • Talk to Herman.

Quest complete!


Swan Song reward scroll

Required for completing

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