This article is about the quest. For the location, see Troll Stronghold (location).
Instruction manual
This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.


Start point Quest point icon Talk to Denulth in Burthorpe.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description The Imperial Guard raid was a failure, and Dunstan's son has been captured by the trolls!

Journey through Trollheim to the Troll Stronghold, and rescue him!

Length Short-Medium
Items required


Enemies to defeat
  • Dad (level 101) (can be safespotted)
  • Troll General (level 113) (can be safespotted)


Troll Stronghold Route

This is the route to the Stronghold.

Bring all the items needed before starting the quest as there is no nearby bank once you take the shortcut behind Chat head image of Tenzing, File:Tenzing chathead.pngTenzing's house.

Start this quest by speaking with Chat head image of Denulth, File:Denulth chathead.pngDenulth in Link to BurthorpeBurthorpe, located East of the Link to Warriors' GuildWarriors' Guild in the tent (South of the Burthorpe teleport from the Games Necklace). Tell him that you will help him out and find Chat head image of Godric, File:Godric chathead.pngGodric. After talking to Denulth, follow the path north-west, then going south-west when you reach the Soldier (injured) Death Plateauwounded soldier, and reach Tenzing's house. Tenzing sells climbing boots for 12 coins each if you don't have them. Climb over the stile behind the house to begin the journey up the mountain. Follow the path until you see some rocks to the north. Put your boots on and climb over them. Then, go east and enter the arena. You will have to climb rocks several times before reaching the arena.


Dad's surrender

Dad demanding that the player cease attacking.

This is where players meet a huge troll called Chat head image of Dad, File:Dad chathead.pngDad. He will say that nobody goes past without defeating him. He is level 101 and uses a tree to hit with Link to MeleeMelee. He can hit over 20 (max of 27) and send players flying, Link to Stun (status)stunning them temporarily. Dad can be Link to Safe spotsafe-spotted by standing next to the western gate and attacking with either Ranged iconRanged or Magic iconMagic (using a Item image of halberd, File:halberd.pnghalberd is a good Melee alternative). Note that Dad has high Defence iconDefence stats against Ranged and Magic, so it may take a little bit before you kill him.

When Dad is low on health, he will ask you to spare his life. Spare him and walk past to the gate north of the arena. Be careful as he may try to hit you still if you are in range. Note: If you don't spare his life, you can still continue the quest, although the audience will become aggressive and start attacking you!

Enter the cave north of the arena, and go past the level 69 and 71 Mountain trollmountain trolls. Beyond this is Link to TrollheimTrollheim. There are level 68 Thrower Trollthrower trolls who will range players here as they walk past the northern part of the mountain. You can avoid them entirely by taking a shortcut by climbing up the rocks, starting from the eastern region of the mountain and ending at the western side. Some of the shortcuts require 41- 47 Agility iconAgility. If you do not have this Agility level, run around the mountain and activate Link to Protect from MissilesProtect from Missiles around the northern bend to avoid taking too much damage from the trolls to get to the Western portion (Avoid the Northwest portion going towards the Godwars Dungeon).

Go west of Trollheim and north past several mountain trolls. Enter inside the Link to Troll Stronghold (location)Stronghold.

Inside the stronghold

Troll Stronghold safe spot

Safespot for the Troll General.

Inside are some more level 69 and 71 Mountain trollmountain trolls. From the entrance, walk south until you see a door on the west wall. Enter and walk north. You will see several Troll Generaltroll generals (level 113). They wield huge granite knives and mauls which can hit up to 38. Kill one to get a Item image of Prison key (Troll Stronghold), File:Prison key (Troll Stronghold).pngprison key. Use Link to Protect from MeleeProtect from Melee or Link to Safe spotsafe-spot them with Ranged iconRanged or Magic iconMagic. The southern-most General can be safespotted easily by standing on either side of the desk in his room. Like Chat head image of Dad, File:Dad chathead.pngDad, it may take a while if killing with Ranged or Magic as they have a high defence against both.

Prison break

Troll Stronghold - prison guards safespot

Safespots for Twig and Berry.

Once you have the key, go back south, down the stairs arriving in Burntmeat's Kitchen, and then go to the very north end of the Link to Troll Stronghold (location)Stronghold. Enter the locked door with the prison key, and climb down again to reach a jail. Head west and south, and you'll see two sleeping prison guards called TwigTwig and BerryBerry. Both are level 71. If you have level 30 Thieving iconThieving, pickpocket both to get Item image of Cell key 1, File:Cell key 1.pngCell key 1 and Item image of Cell key 2, File:Cell key 2.pngCell key 2. (Beware, if you fail to pickpocket one, they will still attack you!) If not, kill them for the keys. You can Link to Safe spotsafe-spot both trolls by standing inside one of the vacant cells. Free both Chat head image of Eadgar, File:Eadgar chathead.pngEadgar and Chat head image of Godric, File:Godric chathead.pngGodric with the keys; then, exit the prison by going south to the secret exit.

Finishing up

Head south-east and climb over the rocks, you can use the minigame teleport or use a Item image of games necklace, File:games necklace.pnggames necklace to return to Link to BurthorpeBurthorpe. Go to the north-east corner of the city, and talk to Chat head image of Dunstan, File:Dunstan chathead.pngDunstan for your reward.


Troll Stronghold reward scroll

Required for