The Queen of Thieves is a quest that follows on from Client of Kourend in the Return of Xeric quest series. It was announced on the 28th of July 2017 and polled as part of the Old School Content Poll #57.
|Start point||Speak to Tomas Lawry outside the Piscarilius House bank.|
|Description||The gangs of Kourend have recently been uniting under a mysterious figure called the Queen of Thieves, somewhere in Port Piscarilius. This novice quest tasks the player with infiltrating the gangs of Kourend in order to find the Queen of Thieves.|
|Items required||1 Servery stew will not work! Requires 25 Cooking.
— Items to make the stew can be purchased in the area. |
|Enemies to defeat||None|
Beginning the quest
Speak to Tomas Lawry outside the Piscarilius House bank. He is conducting an investigation on behalf of the Kourend Council to investigate unusual happenings in the Piscarilius House. A new gang called the Saviours of Kourend has recently formed, absorbing many of the other gangs, and have become the largest gang in Kourend, with more joining them each day. According to him, their leader is The Queen of Thieves. Tomas attempted to infiltrate the gang with little success, so he requires someone that looks poor to infiltrate them. Agree to help him.
Directly west, speak to either the poor looking woman or man and ask about the Saviours of Kourend's location. They don't know where they can be found, but they do know a man who has been working with them: Robert O'Reilly. He can be found in the building directly south, in the room to the right of Kenelme. In order to reveal the location of the Saviours of Kourend, he will ask for a stew. Items to make the stew can be purchased from Kenelme in the house directly to the west, and a bowl can be purchased from the general store. Give it to him, and he will tell you they are located in The Warrens, whose entrance is located a short walk to the east, marked by the icon.
Enter the manhole to the east. Go a little bit south and head west over the two small bridges (they aren't on the minimap) to arrive at the large island. Talk to Devan Rutter. You will ask to join the gang, but he will want you to kill Conrad King, a senior member of a rival gang, the Vipers, to prove your loyalty. Conrad King is on the dock on the southern side of the Piscarilius mess hall (the largest building, to the east). You have the option to kill him 'brutally' or 'softly.' Choosing 'softly' results in a humorous dialogue stating that this is impossible, causing you to kill him 'brutally' anyway.
Return to Devan Rutter. Then, enter the tent north of him and speak to the Queen of Thieves. You will attempt to arrest her, but she tells you the truth about the gang: Before they came along, Kourend was filled with violent gangs who steal and kill, but the Saviours of Kourend pick particular targets, removing people of power and giving it back to those who keep the kingdom alive. She will reveal that she is none other than the leader of the Piscarilius House, Lady Shauna Piscarilius, and that The Queen of Thieves is her alias that strikes fear into the rich and degenerate.
You will doubt her claims, so she tells you about the current leadership situation, and the corruption of the Kourend Council.
Travel to Hosidius House. You'll find Councillor Hughes' home is located across the street from the Hosidius House General Store, Little Shop of Horace, slightly to the north-east. She is not home, so simply pick the lock and search the chest to find a letter, which proves Shauna's claims.
Return to Tomas Lawry and give him the letter. Reading the contents of the letter, he will forget about the Queen of Thieves, believing Councillor Hughes' ties with the Disciples of Yama is more pressing, and plans to report it to the Council immediately.
Return to Lady Shauna Piscarilius. She will tell you that Councillor Hughes has been arrested, and admits that you're not totally useless after all. She continues, saying that her arrest is only the beginning, and there's still much work to be done. Lastly, she will tell you that she may call on your help once more, or maybe not. She will then give you your rewards.
Congratulations, quest complete!
- 1 Quest point
- 2,000 Thieving experience
- 2,000 coins
- Access to The Warrens
- Piscarilius favour certificate. Reading it grants 10% Piscarilius favour. It is suggested to abstain from doing so if you are progressing towards locking the favour of other houses.
- A page for Kharedst's memoirs, 'The fisher's flute.' It teleports players to the centre of the Piscarilius House.
- If players already have a stew in their inventory upon talking to Robert O'Reilly, both will mention how convenient it is that the player has it. This is likely a reference to players who look up quest guides beforehand.
- When killing Conrad King, there is a chance he will say the line, "I'm coming Elizabeth!", which is a reference to the television comedy Sanford and Son. In the series, the show's namesake, Fred Sanford, routinely feigns illness and shouts a line similar to that of Conrad King. (It is also possible for Conrad King to merely shout "Here I go!")
The Queen of Thieves
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