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 Bones 1 Always 55
Bones Bones 3 Always [1] 165
Tortoise shell Tortoise shell 1–3 Uncommon 992–2,976
Perfect shell Perfect shell 1–3 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone 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 Cabbage seed 3–29 Common 3–29
Redberry seed 5 Redberry seed 1 Rare 1
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4 Rare 4
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 Rare 4
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1 Rare 2
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–2 Rare 20–40
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–2 Rare 75–150
Marigold seed 5 Marigold seed 1 Rare 1
Rosemary seed 5 Rosemary seed 1–4 Rare 2–8
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Woad seed 5 Woad seed 1 Rare 3
Dwellberry seed 5 Dwellberry seed 1 Rare 4
Asgarnian seed 5 Asgarnian seed 1–3 Rare 2–6
Barley seed 5 Barley seed 2–4 Rare 4–8
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Yanillian seed 5 Yanillian seed 1–2 Rare 5–10
Hammerstone seed 5 Hammerstone seed 1–2 Rare 1–2
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 1–4 Rare 3–12


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 120
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Rare 637
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 6,598
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 774
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 1,721
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,154
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,275
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,194
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 512


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pineapple Pineapple 1 Common 151
Cabbage Cabbage 16–101 (noted) Common 512–3,232
Worm batta Worm batta 1 Uncommon 858
Toad crunchies Toad crunchies 1 Rare 2,436
Blurberry special Blurberry special 1 Rare 2,988
Tangled toad's legs Tangled toad's legs 1 Rare 3,037


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law talisman Law talisman 1 Common Not sold
Nature rune Nature rune 1–3 Common 218–654
Earth rune Earth rune 10–14 Uncommon 50–70
Soul rune Soul rune 5–11 Rare 730–1,606


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 12–23 Common 396–759
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 6–13 Uncommon 192–416


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

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pink boots Pink boots 1 Uncommon 660
Pink robe bottoms Pink robe bottoms 1 Uncommon 149
Pink robe top Pink robe top 1 Uncommon 389


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Swamp toad Swamp toad 1 Common 411
Teak logs Teak logs 1; 2; 4 Uncommon 202–808
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 1; 2; 4 Uncommon 334–1,336


  • The Gnome riders named the tortoise Dobbie.

See also