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Instruction manual
This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
"The Restless Ghost" redirects here. For the non-player character featured in the quest, see Restless ghost.

Details

Start point Quest point icon Speak to Father Aereck in the chapel south-east of Lumbridge Castle.
Official difficulty Novice
Description A ghost is haunting Lumbridge graveyard. The priest of the Lumbridge church of Saradomin wants you to find out how to get rid of it.
Length Short
Requirements Capable of killing or running away from a combat level 13 skeleton.
Items required None

Any means to the Wizards' Tower (recommended) (members-only):

Enemies to defeat None

Walkthrough

Getting started

Talk to Chat head image of Father Aereck, File:Father Aereck chathead.pngFather Aereck located in the Lumbridge chapel just east of Link to Bob's Brilliant AxesBob's Brilliant Axes, and he will tell you that a Chat head image of Restless ghost, File:Restless ghost chathead.pngghost is haunting the graveyard in Link to LumbridgeLumbridge. He needs you to help him. He wants you to talk to Chat head image of Father Urhney, File:Father Urhney chathead.pngFather Urhney, located in a house west of Link to Lumbridge SwampLumbridge Swamp, and get some information from him on ghosts.

Finding Father Urhney

Father Urhney location

Go south of the castle, and then keep going west in the swamps. You'll soon come upon a small house. Go inside, and talk to Chat head image of Father Urhney, File:Father Urhney chathead.pngFather Urhney about Chat head image of Father Aereck, File:Father Aereck chathead.pngFather Aereck needing help with the Chat head image of Restless ghost, File:Restless ghost chathead.pngghost haunting the graveyard. He will give you an Item image of %3Cdiv+class%3D%22topright+topright-icon%22%3E%5B%5Bw%3Ac%3Arunescapeclassic%3AAmulet+of+GhostSpeak%7C%3Cspan+class%3D%22rs-header-icon+rs-header-icon-rsc%22+title%3D%22The+RuneScape+Classic+Wiki+also+has+an+article+on+%7B%7BPAGENAME%7D%7D.%22%3EC%3C%2Fspan%3E%5D%5D%5B%5Bw%3Ac%3Arunescape%3AThe+Restless+Ghost%7C%3Cspan+class%3D%22rs-header-icon+rs-header-icon-rs%22+title%3D%22The+RuneScape+Wiki+also+has+an+article+on+%7B%7BPAGENAME%7D%7D.%22%3ERS%3C%2Fspan%3E%5D%5D%3C%2Fdiv%3E%0A%3Cdiv+class%3D%22switch-infobox+loading%22%3E%3Cspan+class%3D%22loading-button+button%22%3ELoading...%3C%2Fspan%3E%3Cdiv+class%3D%22switch-infobox-triggers%22%3E%0A%3Cspan+class%3D%22trigger+button%22+data-id%3D%221%22%3ENormal%3C%2Fspan%3E%0A%3Cspan+class%3D%22trigger+button%22+data-id%3D%222%22%3EEnchanted%3C%2Fspan%3E%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%3C%2Fdiv%3E%0A%3Cdiv+class%3D%22item+showing%22+data-id%3D%221%22%3E'"`UNIQd86d5962f0f8843-infobox-2-QINU`"'%5B%5BCategory%3AItems%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AEquipable+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AUntradeable+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AQuest+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AFree-to-play+items%5D%5D%0A%5B%5BFile%3AGhostspeak+amulet+detail.png%7Cleft%7C100px%5D%5D%0AA+%27%27%27ghostspeak+amulet%27%27%27+is+an+item+worn+in+the+%5B%5BWorn+Equipment%23Neck+Slot%7Cneck+slot%5D%5D+that+enables+the+wearer+to+talk+to+ghosts.+It+is+given+to+players+by+%5B%5BFather+Urnhey%5D%5D+in+order+to+speak+to+the+%5B%5BRestless+ghost%7Cghost%5D%5D+haunting+the+%5B%5BLumbridge%5D%5D+graveyard+during+%5B%5BThe+Restless+Ghost%5D%5D+quest.%0A%0A'"`UNIQd86d5962f0f8843-infobox-3-QINU`"'%3C%2Fdiv%3E%0A%3Cdiv+class%3D%22item%22+data-id%3D%222%22%3E'"`UNIQd86d5962f0f8843-infobox-4-QINU`"'%5B%5BCategory%3AItems%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AEquipable+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AUntradeable+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AQuest+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AMembers%27+items%5D%5D%0A%5B%5BFile%3AGhostspeak+amulet+%28enchanted%29+detail.png%7Cleft%5D%5D%0AAn+enchanted+%27%27%27ghostspeak+amulet%27%27%27+is+an+item+worn+in+the+%5B%5BWorn+Equipment%23Neck+Slot%7Cneck+slot%5D%5D+that+enables+the+wearer+to+talk+to+ghosts.+It+is+given+to+players+by+the+%5B%5Bold+crone%5D%5D+in+order+to+control+%5B%5BNecrovarus%5D%5D+during+the+%5B%5BGhosts+Ahoy%5D%5D+quest.%0A%0A'"`UNIQd86d5962f0f8843-infobox-5-QINU`"'%3C%2Fdiv%3E%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%3C%2Fdiv%3E%0A%0A%3D%3DUses%3D%3D%0A%3D%3D%3DQuests%3D%3D%3D%0AAside+from+The+Restless+Ghost%2C+the+Ghostspeak+amulet+is+required+for+the+following+quests%3A+%5B%5BAnimal+Magnetism%5D%5D%2C+%5B%5BNature+Spirit%5D%5D%2C+%5B%5BGhosts+Ahoy%5D%5D%2C+%5B%5BMaking+History%5D%5D%2C+%5B%5BCreature+of+Fenkenstrain%5D%5D%2C+%5B%5BA+Fairy+Tale+Part+I%5D%5D+%2C+%5B%5BCabin+Fever%5D%5D+and+%5B%5BDragon+Slayer+II%5D%5D%0A%0A%3D%3D%3DMiscellaneous%3D%3D%3D%0AThe+Ghostspeak+amulet+is+also+necessary+for+talking+to+any+ghost+NPC+in+%5B%5BPort+Phasmatys%5D%5D%2C+although+players+who+have+completed+%5B%5BGhosts+Ahoy%5D%5D+can+pass+through+the+entry+barrier+without+it.+Players+who+haven%27t+finished+the+quest+will+need+to+wear+the+amulet+when+passing+through+%28the+toll+is+2+%5B%5Becto-token%5D%5Ds%29.%0A%0AIn+addition%2C+the+amulet+allows+players+to+speak+to+the+ghosts+in+%5B%5BMelzar%27s+Maze%5D%5D+on+the+second+floor.+The+conversation+is+about+their+experience+of+%5B%5BElvarg%5D%5D%27s+destruction%3B+they+were+stationed+at+%5B%5BRimmington%5D%5D.%0A%0AUnder+typical+circumstances+a+player+can+only+get+one+Ghostspeak+amulet+as+Father+Urnhey+will+not+give+an+amulet+to+player+who+has+one+in+their+possession%2C+though+the+%5B%5BDrop+trick%5D%5D+can+be+used+to+obtain+more+than+one.%0A%0A%3D%3DTrivia%3D%3D%0A%2AThe+ghosts+found+by+the+%5B%5BGrave+of+Scorpius%5D%5D+can+be+spoken+to+%27%27without%27%27+a+Ghostspeak+amulet.%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%5B%5BCategory%3AQuest+items%5D%5D%0A%5B%5BCategory%3AEquipment%5D%5D, File:Ghostspeak amulet.pngamulet of ghostspeak so that you're able to talk to the ghost. (Note: You will need the amulet of ghostspeak for 8 later quests, so keep it in your bank after the quest. If you ever lose it, Chat head image of Father Urhney, File:Father Urhney chathead.pngFather Urhney will give you another for free. It's advised to obtain multiple amulets via the Link to drop trickdrop trick just in case.) Now, go back to the graveyard in Link to LumbridgeLumbridge, and go to the marble coffin that is located in a small house by the graveyard.

Freeing the ghosts

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The Restless Ghost - Battle

Fighting the Skeleton in the Wizards' Tower.

Head to the Wizards' Tower, and climb down the ladder in the room directly next to the entrance. Down the ladder you will find an altar. Search the altar. The Item image of '"`UNIQd86d5962f0f8843-infobox-6-QINU`"'%5B%5BCategory%3AItems%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AUntradeable+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AQuest+items%5D%5D%5B%5BCategory%3AFree-to-play+items%5D%5D%0A%5B%5BFile%3AGhost%27s+skull+detail.png%7Cleft%7C160px%5D%5D%0AThe+%27%27%27ghost%27s+skull%27%27%27+is+a+%5B%5Bquest+items%7Cquest+item%5D%5D+used+in+%5B%5BThe+Restless+Ghost%5D%5D.+It+is+found+in+the+%5B%5BWizards%27+Tower%5D%5D+basement+by+searching+the+altar.%0A%0AAfter+searching+the+altar+a+skeleton+will+appear.+Killing+it+is+not+necessary%2C+and+you+may+run+if+you+want+to.+Putting+the+skull+back+into+the+%5B%5Brestless+ghost%5D%5D%27s+coffin+will+complete+the+quest.%0A%0A%3D%3DTrivia%3D%3D%0A%2AThe+ghost%27s+skull+similar+to+the+%5B%5BSkull+%28item%29%7Cskull%5D%5D+which+can+be+obtained+in+the+%5B%5BWilderness%5D%5D.%0A%2AIf+you+use+the+ghost%27s+skull+on+the+%5B%5BRestless+ghost%5D%5D+will+say+%22I+can%27t+give+it+to+him.+It+goes+right+through+him.%22, File:ghost's skull.pngghost's skull shall be there, but when you grab it, a Skeletonskeleton will appear and attack you. Kill it or run, and make sure you have the skull in your inventory. Then, go back to the graveyard.

Talk to the ghost. He'll want you to put it in his coffin. Use the skull with the coffin and he will rest in peace. You will see his spirit disappear into the river. When you have done this, you will have finished the quest.

  • Note: Players who complete this quest with a Prayer iconPrayer level of 1 will gain 8 Prayer levels, resulting in a Prayer level of 9.

Reward

The Restless Ghost reward scroll

Required for completing

Completion of The Restless Ghost is required for the following:

Trivia

  • The Restless Ghost is one of 6 quests released on the launch day of RuneScape.
  • You can understand the ghost in the ending cutscene of the quest even without a ghostspeak amulet equipped.