No riders With riders

The Tortoise (Testudines giganteus) are trained tortoises used by the Gnomes in battle. They can be found northwest of the Grand Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, just north of the swamp. Trainer Nacklepen is in charge of their combat development.


When fighting the tortoise with riders, the three gnomes take turns attacking the player. The mage sends a bluish spell towards the player. The ranger shoots a steel arrow at the player, and the tortoise attacks with the driver holding the reins if the player is within their meleeing range. Protection prayers aren't very effective because the riders use all 3 combat styles; however, the tortoises hit hardest with melee, so that prayer will stop the most damage.

When the mounted tortoise is slain, the riders, which consist of a level 5 Gnome Archer, Gnome Driver, and a Gnome Mage spawn. This can prove somewhat dangerous for low levelled (under 80 combat) players, as these gnomes are fairly accurate for their level. If the player runs away, however, they become unaggressive, and eventually disappear when the tortoise respawns.

If the player is not in multi combat only the Gnome Driver will attack the player. While in multi combat sometimes the gnomes don't attack the player or only attack one at a time. The Gnomes will cry out for "Dobbie", apparently referring to the slain tortoise. They will despawn after around 48 seconds if they are not killed before. The player will not receive combat or hitpoints experience for slaying these gnomes.


With riders
Without riders



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 89
Bones.png Bones 3 Always [1] 267
Tortoise shell.png Tortoise shell 1–3 Uncommon 1,212–3,636
Perfect shell.png Perfect shell 1–3 Rare Not sold
Long bone.png Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone.png Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. From killing the three riders on the backs of the mounted tortoises.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Cabbage seed 5.png Cabbage seed 3–29 Common 3–29
Redberry seed 5.png Redberry seed 1 Rare 1
Potato seed 5.png Potato seed 4 Rare 4
Onion seed 5.png Onion seed 4 Rare 4
Tomato seed 5.png Tomato seed 1 Rare 1
Strawberry seed 5.png Strawberry seed 1–2 Rare 5–10
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 1–2 Rare 71–142
Marigold seed 5.png Marigold seed 1 Rare 1
Rosemary seed 5.png Rosemary seed 1–4 Rare 4–16
Nasturtium seed 5.png Nasturtium seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Woad seed 5.png Woad seed 1 Rare 2
Dwellberry seed 5.png Dwellberry seed 1 Rare 2
Asgarnian seed 5.png Asgarnian seed 1–3 Rare 2–6
Barley seed 5.png Barley seed 2–4 Rare 2–4
Jute seed 5.png Jute seed 1–2 Rare 2–4
Yanillian seed 5.png Yanillian seed 1–2 Rare 3–6
Hammerstone seed 5.png Hammerstone seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Sweetcorn seed 5.png Sweetcorn seed 1–4 Rare 2–8


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Rare 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pineapple.png Pineapple 1 Common 188
Cabbage.png Cabbage 16–101 (noted) Common 640–4,040
Worm batta.png Worm batta 1 Uncommon 1,360
Toad crunchies.png Toad crunchies 1 Rare 3,350
Blurberry special.png Blurberry special 1 Rare 1,998
Tangled toad's legs.png Tangled toad's legs 1 Rare 3,117


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law talisman.png Law talisman 1 Common Not sold
Nature rune.png Nature rune 1–3 Common 217–651
Earth rune.png Earth rune 10–14 Uncommon 40–56
Soul rune.png Soul rune 5–11 Rare 730–1,606


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 12–23 Common 384–736
Mithril arrow 5.png Mithril arrow 6–13 Uncommon 114–247


These items are dropped at the Gnome Stronghold and Khazard Battlefield.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pink boots.png Pink boots 1 Uncommon 509
Pink robe bottoms.png Pink robe bottoms 1 Uncommon 187
Pink robe top.png Pink robe top 1 Uncommon 478


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Swamp toad.png Swamp toad 1 Common 439
Teak logs.png Teak logs 1; 2; 4 Uncommon 286–1,144
Mahogany logs.png Mahogany logs 1; 2; 4 Uncommon 413–1,652


  • The Gnome riders named the tortoise Dobbie.

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