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Instruction manual
This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.

Details

Start point Quest point icon Talk to Mord Gunnars in northern Rellekka.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Sibling rivalry can get messy - more so when the siblings are Fremennik princes with a point to prove. The islands of Jatizso and Neitiznot were set up by two brothers who hated each other, and they have been at loggerheads ever since. But now there is a new threat from trolls in the north...

Can you prove your loyalty to both brothers and save the islanders from a fate as troll food? Your skills as a Fremennik warrior, a bridge builder and... a jester will be tested on the islands.

Length Long
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat

Walkthrough

Before you begin, it's worthwhile to know a few things beforehand: the final boss is a relatively simple fight in which you are given more than enough supplies to defeat, including two Prayer potion(1)prayer potions, and several Strength potion(1)strength potions that raise your Strength iconStrength by 10. You will likely only use one prayer potion killing the 10 trolls before the fight. It is recommended you bring and have Link to Yak-hide armouryak armour and your Item image of Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles), File:Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles).pngshield equipped before you begin and at all times, as repairing one of the bridges can be dangerous, and running to the eastern side of the northern-most island can be fatal without these items. The quest is also relatively short if you gather all the items beforehand, and you'll likely only need 5-6 good Link to foodfood prior to the boss.

Area overview

The Fremennik Isles are a collection of islands interconnected by bridges. The map below shows the islands and their interconnections. There are two major villages on the islands: Link to NeitiznotNeitiznot and Link to JatizsoJatizso.

The teleport locations show the landing docks that can be reached from the most northern dock in Link to RellekkaRellekka using the appropriate ferry operator.

The numbers on the map represent the following locations relevant during the quest:

The Fremennik Isles quest map

Quest map

  1. The court of Chat head image of King Gjuki Sorvott IV, File:King Gjuki Sorvott IV chathead.pngKing Gjuki Sorvott IV.
  2. The court of Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.pngKing Mawnis Burowgar.
  3. A bridge that needs repairs.
  4. Another bridge that needs repairs.
  5. Entrance to the Link to Ice Troll CavesIce Troll Caves for the final battle.
Warning: Do not go to the northern islands without Link to foodfood, or you may die.

Both villages have a bank that can be used.

At any time during the quest, it is possible to travel around all islands.

Note: If you are simply starting this quest for access to Neitiznot bring a Item image of raw tuna, File:raw tuna.pngraw tuna and 8 Item image of tin ore, File:tin ore.pngtin ores if Mining iconMining level 1-9, 7 pieces of Item image of coal, File:coal.pngcoal if mining level 10-54, 6 Item image of mithril ore, File:mithril ore.pngmithril ores if 55+ and speak to King Gjuki Sorvott IV.

King Gjuki Sorvott IV

Items needed for this part of the quest: raw tuna, 8 tin ores, 7 pieces of coal, or 6 mithril ores (ores can be noted).
The Fremennik Isles - Jatizso court

King Sorvott's court

To start the quest, talk to Chat head image of Mord Gunnars, File:Mord Gunnars chathead.pngMord Gunnars at the most northern dock in Link to RellekkaRellekka to be taken to Link to JatizsoJatizso.

Talk to Chat head image of King Gjuki Sorvott IV, File:King Gjuki Sorvott IV chathead.pngKing Gjuki Sorvott IV in the checkered floor room. His Chat head image of HRH Hrafn, File:HRH Hrafn chathead.pngcat will intervene. The king asks you to get the cat a Item image of raw tuna, File:raw tuna.pngraw tuna.

Note: The tuna can be fished just south on the pier or bought in the store just to the northeast of the king (pot icon on minimap).

Give the tuna to the king's cat, and talk to the king.

Give the king the Link to Mining#Mineable_itemsores you are assigned (8 Item image of Tin ore, File:Tin ore.pngtin 1-9, 7 pieces of Item image of coal, File:coal.pngcoal if 10-54, 6 Item image of Mithril ore, File:Mithril ore.pngmithril if 55+). If needed, these ores can be mined at Link to Jatizso minethe cave below the village. It is accessible by exiting the west gate and going northeast. Enter the dungeon, and mine the ores. Coal ore also can be bought from Chat head image of Hring Hring, File:Hring Hring chathead.pngHring Hring. The king's reward for the ores consists of some Coins 1coins.

Take the jester clothes from the chest behind the king's throne.

From Rellekka, travel to Link to NeitiznotNeitiznot using the ferry operated by Mord's wife, Chat head image of Maria Gunnars, File:Maria Gunnars chathead.pngMaria. Maria can be found on the north eastern dock in Rellekka along with Mord Gunnars.

King Mawnis Burowgar

Items needed for this part of the quest: Silly jester costume

Talk to Chat head image of Slug Hemligssen, File:Slug Hemligssen chathead.pngSlug Hemligssen, behind the bank, and say, "Free stuff please." He'll give the assignment to listen in only while wearing the Link to Silly jester costumejester outfit.

FI jester controls

The player entertaining the Burgher.

Talk to Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.pngMawnis Burowgar in the building just south of the bank while wearing the jester costume and entertain him—do everything he says using the jester control panel shown in the picture. Keep an eye on the guards exchange:

When do we assault the caves?
In two days.
Good. How many recruits are ready?
Seventeen so far.
More shields are completed by noon.
And the armour?
I will finish their armour by tomorrow.
And the two bridges we need repaired.
I will fix them as soon as I can.

Back to Slug, and answer his questions. The answers are:

  1. 2 days
  2. 17 militia
  3. 2 bridges

Head back to Mawnis Burowgar, without the jester costume this time.

Bridge repairs

Items needed: 8 ropes, an axe and 8 arctic pine logs (the logs can be obtained during this part) or 8 split logs, a knife, armour, and food.

Give Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.pngMawnis Burowgar eight Item image of rope, File:rope.pngropes, and receive them back with 1,000 Coins 1coins. When missing ropes, go kill some Yakyaks, and take the Item image of hair, File:hair.pnghair drop to the Link to spinning wheelspinning wheel in the village to obtain a rope.

Go and cut eight Item image of arctic pine logs, File:arctic pine logs.pngarctic pine logs, and split them in the stump in the middle of the village.

Note: If you do not have 56 Woodcutting iconWoodcutting to split these logs, you may buy them off other players, and it will still allow you to continue the quest.

Tell Mawnis and receive another 1,500 coins.

Speak to the guard Chat head image of Thakkrad Sigmundson, File:Thakkrad Sigmundson chathead.pngThakkrad Sigmundson, and you will be able to repair the bridges.

Warning: Be warned; you may be attacked by high-level, hard-hitting trolls in the next step. Bring Link to foodfood/Link to armourarmour if necessary.
The Fremennik Isles reparing bridge

Repairing the bridge.

Get a Item image of knife, File:knife.pngknife, eight Item image of split log, File:split log.pngsplit logs, and eight ropes from the bank (or buy one from the general supply Link to Non-player characterNPC in the Link to bankbank). Travel over the first set of bridges to get to the broken ones further north to repair the bridges (right-click). You will have to travel past trolls to get there, some of which can use Ranged iconRanged. Each bridge only needs one repair. Turn on Protect from Missiles before you start repairing the eastern bridge. You cannot activate Link to protection prayersprotection prayers while repairing, meaning that the Ice troll femaleIce Troll females can inflict heavy ranged damage on you while you are defenceless. Keep Protect from Missiles ON while repairing the bridge; all damage that would have been dealt by projectiles while repairing will be applied to you as you exit the bridge.

Go back to talk to the king (Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.pngMawnis Burowgar) again; he'll pay another 1,500 coins for repairing the bridges. Now, the request is to investigate the Link to Ice Troll Cavestroll caves, but first, you need to make sure that the other Chat head image of King Gjuki Sorvott IV, File:King Gjuki Sorvott IV chathead.pngking does not take the raid on the trolls in the wrong way.

Tax collector

Items needed: 5,000 gold coins (optional)

Use the boat to go back to Link to RellekkaRellekka, and use Chat head image of Mord Gunnars, File:Mord Gunnars chathead.pngMord's ferry service to return to Chat head image of King Gjuki Sorvott IV, File:King Gjuki Sorvott IV chathead.pngKing Gjuki Sorvott IV on Link to JatizsoJatizso.

King Gjuki Sorvott IV requires a tax collector for his new window tax, which needs to pay for the expenses of the army.

Collect taxes from the following people:

  1. Chat head image of Hring Hring, File:Hring Hring chathead.pngHring Hring or Chat head image of Raum Urda-Stein, File:Raum Urda-Stein chathead.pngRaum Urda-Stein at the armourer's hut (8,000 Coins 1coins
  2. Chat head image of Skuli Myrka, File:Skuli Myrka chathead.pngSkuli Myrka at the weaponsmith hut (6,000 Coins 1coins)
  3. Chat head image of Flosi Dalksson, File:Flosi Dalksson chathead.pngFlosi Dalksson or Chat head image of Keepa Kettilon, File:Keepa Kettilon chathead.pngKeepa Kettilon at the fish shop/Link to general storegeneral store (5,000 Coins 1coins)
  4. Chat head image of Vanligga Gastfrihet, File:Vanligga Gastfrihet chathead.pngVanligga Gastfrihet at the eating hall (5,000 Coins 1coins) (Offer to pay her taxes for her; this provides the capability to trade in black market yak goods after the quest.)

Go back to King Sorvott, who now requires a tax collector for the newly invented "facial hair tax."

Now, collect from:

  1. Chat head image of Raum Urda-Stein, File:Raum Urda-Stein chathead.pngRaum Urda-Stein (armour trader)
  2. Hring Hring (ore trader, in the same building as Chat head image of Raum Urda-Stein, File:Raum Urda-Stein chathead.pngRaum)
  3. Skuli Myrka (weapon trader at the anvil North of Chat head image of Raum Urda-Stein, File:Raum Urda-Stein chathead.pngRaum)
  4. Flosi Dalksson (raw fish seller in the general store)
  5. Chat head image of Keepa Kettilon, File:Keepa Kettilon chathead.pngKeepa Kettilon (cooked fish seller in the general store)

The tax bag now contains 29,000 coins. The same taxpayer options apply as in the previous tax collection round. Return to the king.

The taxes are finally enough. Now, the king requires more spying assistance. So, its time to return to Chat head image of Slug Hemligssen, File:Slug Hemligssen chathead.pngSlug the spymaster in Link to NeitiznotNeitiznot.

Note: If you do not have a Item image of Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles), File:Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles).pngFremennik shield already and don't have a Item image of Bronze nails, File:Bronze nails.pngbronze nail in your bank, buy one Item image of Copper ore, File:Copper ore.pngcopper and one Item image of tin ore, File:tin ore.pngtin ore from Hring Hring to make a Item image of bronze bar, File:bronze bar.pngbronze bar at the clay forge in Neitiznot (or use Link to Superheat ItemSuperheat Item). When returning to Jatizso later in quest, use the anvil to make some bronze nails.

The Jester Part 2

Items needed: Silly jester costume

Return to Chat head image of Slug Hemligssen, File:Slug Hemligssen chathead.pngSlug once more, only to get an assignment as jester again.

A rough capture of the guards exchange:

What do you think of the new Burgher's Champion?
He/She seems honourable and courageous to me.
What about their collaboration with King Sorvott?
Well, I trust Mord Gunnars and he works for the King.
And the Champion was helping you to repair the bridges.
Well yes. So are your militia ready?
I have them anchored near Etceteria.
Then I shall sail our potions to them tonight.
So are we ready to sail at dawn?
Absolutely, long live Burgher Burowgar.
And may the Troll general be short lived.

Now, return to Slug and bring out a report. The answers are:

  1. Etceteria
  2. Some potions
  3. I have been helping

Slug is pleased with the answers and pays another 2,500 coins. Then, he suggests to visit Chat head image of King Gjuki Sorvott IV, File:King Gjuki Sorvott IV chathead.pngKing Gjuki Sorvott IV and give an update on the spying progress.

Traditional Fremennik rites

Items needed: A set of yak-hide armour OR 3 yak-hides (can be obtained on Neitiznot), 15 gold coins, a needle and some thread. You will also need a large Fremennik round shield OR 2 arctic pine logs, one bronze nail, a hammer, and a rope.

Chat head image of King Gjuki Sorvott IV, File:King Gjuki Sorvott IV chathead.pngKing Gjuki Sorvott IV gets an update that he is not prepared for, but he won't listen to sound advice.

He will give you a decree that you need to deliver to Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.pngMawnis Burowgar.

Hop islands again to talk to Mawnis, who is obviously disappointed in learning the decree from King Sorvott. As leader of his troops, go through the ancient Link to NeitiznotNeitiznot warrior rites.

Note: You can skip the making of the shield and armour by having all three items in your inventory and continuing to speak to the king.

First, Chat head image of Thakkrad Sigmundson, File:Thakkrad Sigmundson chathead.pngThakkrad Sigmundson will tell you to make Link to yak-hide armouryak-hide armour. Get three Item image of yak-hide, File:yak-hide.pngyak-hides, and have them cured by Thakkrad for a fee of 5 coins per hide. Take a Item image of needle, File:needle.pngneedle and Item image of thread, File:thread.pngthread from bank or the nearby shop, and craft the Item image of cured yak-hide, File:cured yak-hide.pngcured yak-hides into Item image of Yak-hide armour (legs), File:Yak-hide armour (legs).pngyak-hide chaps (1 hide) and into a Link to Yak-hide_armour_(top)yak-hide body (2 hides). Each hide gives 32 Crafting iconCrafting Link to experienceexperience. Thakkrad states that the armour is ideal for protection from the Chat head image of Ice troll, File:Ice troll chathead.pngtrolls' granite clubs.

Talk to King Burowgar again to learn how to make a large Item image of Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles), File:Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles).pngFremennik round shield. This shield is ideal for protection from stones that are thrown by the trolls.

Making the shield requires two Item image of arctic pine logs, File:arctic pine logs.pngarctic pine logs, one Item image of Bronze nails, File:Bronze nails.pngbronze nail, a Item image of hammer, File:hammer.pnghammer, and a Item image of rope, File:rope.pngrope. Make the shield on the Woodcutting iconWoodcutting stump located east of bank. Make sure to have a hammer in the inventory. Making a shield gives 34 Crafting experience.

Note: If you do not have 56 Woodcutting to make this shield, you may buy the shield off other players, and it will still allow you to continue the quest.

Return to King Burowgar one more time, and he will make you the champion of Neitiznot and give you the assignment to kill the Ice Troll KingIce Troll King and deliver his head.

The Troll King

Items needed: A set of yak-hide armour, a large Fremennik round shield, food, and armour.

Note: The Ice Troll KingTroll King can only be killed effectively with Link to MeleeMelee; do not use Ranged iconRanged or Magic iconMagic.

Chat head image of Ice troll, File:Ice troll chathead.pngIce trolls resemble their mountainous counterparts. The key difference is that ice trolls wield Link to MeleeMelee and Link to Weapons#Ranged weaponsRanged weapons with a special effect that can hit through Defence iconDefence. Occasionally, the ice troll can hit as if the player wears no armour and has a Defence level of 1. Unlike the Link to Verac the Defiled's equipmentVerac's set effect, however, the weapons do not hit through Link to protection prayersprotection prayers. The Link to yak-hide armouryak-hide armour and the Item image of Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles), File:Fremennik shield (The Fremennik Isles).pngFremennik round shield help a lot to reduce the frequency and the damage of the special effect from the ice trolls' weapons. The traditional Fremennik armour has reasonable Defence against both Melee and Ranged attacks. The only extra items to bring are Link to glovesgloves, Link to bootsboots, a Link to Helmet (disambiguation)helmet, an Link to amuletamulet, a Link to Capescape, and a Link to Weapons#Weapon requirementsMelee weapon of your choice.

The Fremennik Isles honour guard and trolls

Fighting the ice trolls alongside the honour guard.

If you're planning on using Melee without wearing yak-hide armour and the Fremennik shield (not recommended), bring a Item image of super potion set, File:super potion set.pngsuper potion set, Prayer potion(1)prayer potions and good Link to foodfood as you may take heavy damage. Taking a Item image of ring of life, File:ring of life.pngring of life should be considered as well as an emergency teleport (e.g. the Item image of Ectophial, File:Ectophial.pngEctophial, a Item image of teleport crystal, File:teleport crystal.pngteleport crystal or any Link to magic tabletmagic tablet).

Go to the eastern part of the most northern isle. As you get closer to the Link to Ice Troll Cavesdungeon, the number of hard hitting trolls keeps increasing. Use Link to Protect from MissilesProtect from Missiles/Link to Protect from MeleeMelee (preferably Protect from Melee since the melee trolls do more damage than the ranged ones) to reduce the amount of damage taken, depending on which trolls are approaching or attacking you. Run past the trolls. When you get to the eastern side of the northernmost area, the trolls will not follow you. You can rest before you enter the cave to get back your run energy for the final part in the Link to Ice Troll Cavestroll cave.

After entering the eastern cave entrance, a cutscene follows. The men from Chat head image of Mawnis Burowgar, File:Mawnis Burowgar chathead.pngKing Burowgar will help with killing 10 trolls before you can cross the bridge to the south to assault the Ice Troll KingIce Troll King. Their support can be useful as the trolls are in a Link to multicombat areamulticombat area with ranged and melee trolls teaming up to inflict a lot of damage. The Ice troll runttroll males, Ice troll gruntgrunts and Ice troll runtrunts use Melee while the Ice troll femalefemales use Ranged.

The Fremennik Isles boss fight

Fighting the Ice Troll King.

Talk to Chat head image of Bork Sigmundson, File:Bork Sigmundson chathead.pngBork Sigmundson near the cave entrance, and he will give you up to ten Item image of tuna, File:tuna.pngtunas, two 4-dose Strength potion(1)strength potions, and at least three 3-dose prayer potions upon request. If there is not enough inventory space, then the player gets enough to fill the pack and does not get any more. Players can make only one request for each supply. Simply talk to him. This should give you enough potions if you're meleeing with protection prayers and the appropriate Fremennik armour. A useful strategy is to let the warriors attack the trolls and finish off 10 that are nearly dead. It's faster this way, and you avoid wasting food or prayer. Another useful strategy is meleeing female thrower trolls with Protect from Missiles; the melee trolls can get stuck on obstacles and are less likely to interfere.

Kill the 10 trolls required to cross the bridge. A message in the screen will appear stating that the bridge to the Ice Troll KingIce Troll King can be used. Leaving the cave will not revoke your access to the Ice Troll King, so restock on supplies if you need to.

When crossing the bridge, a short cut scene shows the Troll King moving towards you. He will land the first strike, so turn on the Link to Protect from MagicProtect from Magic prayer before crossing bridge or while the cut scene is playing, and top up prayer if needed.

Warning: This fight takes place in an Link to Instanceinstanced room, so if you are killed, you cannot pick up dropped items.
Warning: When fighting the final boss, don't use Protect from Melee (Protect from Magic is preferable).

The Troll King has a Link to Combat levelCombat level of 122 and uses a powerful mix of attacks (Melee, Ranged, Magic iconMagic and teleport); turn on Protect from Magic and you won't get hit much. Wearing yak hide armour and using the Fremennik shield while meleeing with Protect from Magic will decrease his damage significantly. Do not use Protect from Melee against the troll king for he will use a strong knockback attack for as long as you have it activated, making you unable to attack him.

The Fremennik Isles boss defeated

Neitiznot's champion claims the troll's head as proof of victory.

After killing the Troll King, decapitate the head from the body. (You do not need any particular weapon/Item image of knife, File:knife.pngknife for this step, you simply pull it off). If you die with the troll king head in your inventory, you do not need to kill the king again; just return to the spot to find the troll king with a new head for you to take.

Teleport away, or return the way you came. Return to Link to NeitiznotNeitiznot to talk to King Burowgar. He will give his Item image of helm of neitiznot, File:helm of neitiznot.pnghelm of neitiznot in return for the Item image of Decapitated head (The Fremennik Isles), File:Decapitated head (The Fremennik Isles).pngTroll King's head. After taking two choices for a 10,000 experience reward to any one of Attack iconAttack, Strength iconStrength, Defence iconDefence or Hitpoints iconHitpoints, the quest is complete.

Rewards

The Fremennik Isles reward scroll

Music

Trivia

  • The exchange with Chat head image of Slug Hemligssen, File:Slug Hemligssen chathead.pngSlug regarding your codename is a reference to the film Reservoir Dogs.
  • The window tax may sound somewhat ridiculous, but it is the origin of the real-life phrase "daylight robbery"; people claimed that to tax windows would be equivalent to stealing daylight from people's homes.
    • The window tax was also a British glass tax during 1696-1851.
  • The beard tax of 1698 is the best known of a series of measures enacted by Tsar Peter the Great to transform and regulate the appearance of his subjects.
  • Link to NeitiznotNeitiznot is a word play for "Nay, 'tis not", while Link to JatizsoJatizso is a word play for "Yeah, 'tis so".
  • The choice of password to give to Chat head image of Slug Hemligssen, File:Slug Hemligssen chathead.pngSlug, Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, is a reference to that sentence devised by linguist Noam Chomsky.
  • The password "free stuff please" used to talk with Slug Hemligssen is a phrase commonly used by players who beg for items.
  • The name "Slug Hemligssen" seems to be a fictional Swedish name and translated means "Tricky/Cunning Secretson". Although the last name ending in "-ssen" which is more common in Norway/Denmark e.g., 'Anderssen / Larssen' as Sweden uses "-sson" e.g., 'Andersson / Svensson'.
  • The watchtowers between the two islands have a special Link to cutscenecutscene when spoken to, in which they are yelling insults to each other which are quotes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, such as "Your mother was a hamster. ... And your father smelled of elderberries."
  • The Chat head image of ice troll, File:ice troll chathead.pngice trolls used to have fairly decent drops. The Link to Rune equipmentrune items (Item image of Rune kiteshield, File:Rune kiteshield.pngkiteshield and Item image of Rune warhammer, File:Rune warhammer.pngwarhammer) are the few remaining items that players with high level Smithing iconSmithing can sell in modest volume. Their complaints resulted in a significant downgrade of the drop list from Ice Trolls.
  • If a Item image of catspeak amulet, File:catspeak amulet.pngcatspeak amulet is worn, the player is able to understand what Chat head image of HRH Hrafn, File:HRH Hrafn chathead.pngHRH Hrafn is saying during an early cutscene.
  • If you already have enough ores in your bank when tasked with acquiring them early in the quest, you will have a unique exchange with Chat head image of Thorkel Silkbeard, File:Thorkel Silkbeard chathead.pngThorkel Silkbeard.
  • Speaking to Mawnis Burowgar with an inventory of ropes before he tells you that you need to get ropes to repair the bridges will result in a humorous conversation in which he accuses you of being a witch while you defend that you are a ropes salesperson.
  • Chat head image of Morten Holdstrom, File:Morten Holdstrom chathead.pngMorten Holdstrom (near main gate to Neitiznot) eats surströmming, a Swedish delicacy consisting of fermented Baltic herring.
  • The name of the cook on Jatizso is named Chat head image of Vanligga Gastfrihet, File:Vanligga Gastfrihet chathead.pngVanligga Gastfrihet, which is Swedish and could be roughly translated to "Kind Hospitality".
  • In the music 'Norse Code' (playing while in Jatizso), the high pitch flute plays the Morse code letters for "RuneScape". The code is as follows: .-. ..- -. . ... -.-. .- .--. .
  • When the quest was first released, one of the NPCs used the word damn, which was originally a censored word when used by players. It was later changed to blasted.
  • Some of the quest is similar to the epic Anglo-Saxon story Beowulf, as you have to cut off the head of the Ice Troll KingTroll King in the quest, but in the story Beowulf had to cut off the head of the monster Grendel's mother.
  • Neitiznot is ruled by a Burgher, while Jatizso is ruled by a King. Together, these make a Burgher King, a pun about Burger King, a real-life global fast food chain. This could also be a reference the English King Henry VII, whose nickname was the Burgher King.