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

Details

Start point Quest point icon Begin the quest by speaking to Watchtower Wizard north of Yanille in the Watchtower. You must climb the trellis on the north side of the tower to get up for the first time.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description The Wizards of the Yanille Watch Tower have been reporting increased ogre sightings recently. Use a wide variety of your skills to help the wizards recover their stolen power crystals and stop the advance of the ogre hordes!
Length Long
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat

Walkthrough

Teleport nightmarezone

Teleport to the Minigame Nightmare Zone.

Note: If you do not have a Link to Player-owned househouse in Link to YanilleYanille, you can use the Link to Nightmare ZoneNightmare Zone or Fishing Trawler Link to Minigame Group FinderMinigame teleport and run west to get there; it may only be used once every 20 minutes, and you need to meet the requirements to play Nightmare Zone. (See picture to the right.)
Note: Throughout this quest, there are many Ogres that can be talked to, and some of them will damage and/or inconvenience the player for talking to them, especially the Ogre Shamans who will hit the player for 20 hitpoints.. Read the guide ahead to avoid this!
Additional note: Before reaching the necessary point in the quest, the guam leaf can be added to the vial of water and the bat bones can be crushed with the pestle and mortar. The pestle and mortar can then be banked, freeing up two inventory spaces.

There is also a Link to Fairy ringsfairy ring located northwest of Yanille (code: ciq). From the ring, enter Yanille, and use the Link to Shortcutsshortcut by the Link to Farming/Patch locationsfarming patch (requires 16 Agility iconAgility). Another ring is located east of Yanille (code: cls). This ring is slightly closer to the Link to Watchtower (building)Watchtower but has level 44 Jungle spiderjungle spiders, which are Link to Aggressivenessaggressive to medium and low level players.

Getting started

Items needed: Armour, food, 2 ropes, and dragon bones.

Make your way to the Link to Watchtower (building)Watchtower just north of Link to YanilleYanille. Climb the trellis on the northern side of the tower. Then, climb up the ladder and talk to the Chat head image of Watchtower wizard, File:Watchtower wizard chathead.pngWatchtower wizard. He will explain that the Watchtower is not working, because the spell created does not keep out Ogreogres. He tells you that the Watchtower Crystal 1crystals that make the spell have been stolen! After starting, you will be asked to search the grounds of the Watchtower. You can now use the tower's main ladder, but using the trellis avoids a conversation with the guard and gives you 31 Agility iconAgility Link to experienceexperience each time. Search the far northwest bush for some Item image of fingernails, File:fingernails.pngfingernails. You'll find some other things in other bushes (Item image of old robe, File:old robe.pngold robe, Item image of unusual armour, File:unusual armour.pngunusual armour, Item image of damaged dagger, File:damaged dagger.pngdamaged dagger, Item image of tattered eye patch, File:tattered eye patch.pngtattered eye patch) but you only need to search until you find the fingernails. Go back to the Watchtower wizard, and show him the fingernails. You can drop the remaining items, as they have no value.

Searching the bushes

Searching the bushes near the Watchtower.

The wizard will tell you that the fingernails belong to Chat head image of Skavid, File:Skavid chathead.pngSkavids, the servants of the ogres, and that they have stolen the four Watchtower Crystal 1power crystals that protect the city from ogres. Your job is to recover the crystals.

The first thing you need to do is gain access to the city. In order to enter, you'll need to help out three Chat head image of Ogre chieftain, File:Ogre chieftain chathead.pngogre tribe chieftains to get pieces of an Item image of ogre relic, File:ogre relic.pngogre relic. This can then be given to the gate guards to prove that you're a friend to the ogres.

Watchtower map guide

All the important locations throughout the quest.

Og

Note: The Ogres near all three camps are non-aggressive.
Og location

Og's location.

First, go through the city of Link to YanilleYanille using the Link to Shortcutsagility shortcut or the east entrance. Stop at the bank to grab your Link to armourarmour, Link to foodfood, two Item image of rope, File:rope.pngropes, and one set of Item image of dragon bones, File:dragon bones.pngdragon bones if you haven't already. Head out the west gate and turn northwest to find a tribe of ogres. Note that, as a general rule of thumb, any ogre that wields a Link to macemace is Link to Tolerancenon-aggressive. Talk to Chat head image of Og, File:Og chathead.pngOg to learn that his nemesis, Chat head image of Toban, File:Toban chathead.pngToban, stole a Item image of Toban's gold, File:Toban's gold.pngbar of gold from him. Your job is to get it back. Og will give you a Item image of Toban's key, File:Toban's key.pngkey to Toban's chest. Keep this key with you for later.

Grew

Grew location

Grew's location.

Head south of Chat head image of Og, File:Og chathead.pngOg's tribe. You should see an island with an ogre tribe on it and some Item image of jangerberries, File:jangerberries.pngjangerberries. Find the long-branched tree on the west shore. Use one Item image of rope, File:rope.pngrope on the branch of the tree (not the tree itself) to swing to the island. Note that you will lose the rope. Take some jangerberries because you'll need them later in the quest. Talk to Chat head image of Grew, File:Grew chathead.pngGrew. Grew will tell you to teach his enemy, Chat head image of Gorad, File:Gorad chathead.pngGorad, a lesson by knocking one of his Item image of Ogre tooth, File:Ogre tooth.pngteeth out (make sure that you have room in your inventory for this tooth, or you will have to kill him again).

Toban, and Gorad's tooth

The next stop is a third tribe of ogres. Leave the island using the tree with the rope swing on the north side. Head southeast then go around Link to Gu'TanothGu'Tanoth headed east. You will see a broken bridge leading to a small island. The next tribe you will need to meet is on that island, but the bridge is out so you will need to find another way across. Keep going a little bit south of the bridge, then turn west and continue along the southern edge of Gu'tanoth until you reach a hole surrounded by rocks. Pick up the death rune a ways south of this hole if you need it. The hole is west-northwest of the gnome glider. (See map above).

Enter the hole to reach an island with Chat head image of Toban, File:Toban chathead.pngToban's tribe on it. South of the ladder, you should find a level 68 chieftain called Chat head image of Gorad, File:Gorad chathead.pngGorad. Talk to him and tell him that you have come to knock his teeth out. He will attack you. Kill him to get a Item image of Ogre tooth, File:Ogre tooth.pngtooth. Keep the tooth for later.

Next, speak to Toban. He will ask you to give him the bones of a dragon to chew on. Give him your Item image of dragon bones, File:dragon bones.pngdragon bones. Make sure not to bury them! Toban will give you the Item image of Relic part 3, File:Relic part 3.pngthird piece of the Item image of Ogre relic, File:Ogre relic.pngrelic in return.

Open Toban's chest on the island, and you will find Chat head image of Og, File:Og chathead.pngOg's Item image of Toban's gold, File:Toban's gold.pngstolen gold.

A Item image of rope, File:rope.pngrope spawns on the island if you don't already have one for travelling back to Chat head image of Grew, File:Grew chathead.pngGrew's island.

Completing the relic

Combining relic parts

The Watchtower Wizard combines the three relic parts.

Leave the island via the ladder. Make your way around the west side of the ogre city or teleport by either walking or using a Item image of Ring of dueling, File:Ring of dueling.pngRing of dueling or Link to Minigame Group FinderMinigame Group Finder teleport to Link to Castle WarsCastle Wars and walk back to Chat head image of Grew, File:Grew chathead.pngGrew's island (with the Item image of jangerberries, File:jangerberries.pngjangerberries). Use your second Item image of rope, File:rope.pngrope on the tree. Talk to Grew to give him Chat head image of Gorad, File:Gorad chathead.pngGorad's Item image of Ogre tooth, File:Ogre tooth.pngtooth. You will receive another Item image of Relic part 2, File:Relic part 2.pngpiece of the relic in return for your deed. He will also give you the first Watchtower Crystal 1crystal! Keep this for later. If you don't have jangerberries yet, pick some from the island before you leave. Then, leave the island using the rope swing and head north back to Chat head image of Og, File:Og chathead.pngOg. Talk to him to give him his stolen Item image of Toban's gold, File:Toban's gold.pnggold bar. You will receive the final Item image of Relic part 1, File:Relic part 1.pngpiece of the relic.

Once you have all three parts of the relic, take them to the Chat head image of Watchtower wizard, File:Watchtower wizard chathead.pngWatchtower wizard to get them assembled. Head through Link to YanilleYanille, and use the Link to Shortcutsagility shortcut if possible. While at the Watchtower, pick up a Item image of candle, File:candle.pngcandle at the spawn on the ground level if you need a Link to Light sourceslight source. Stop at the bank to pick up a tinderbox, light source, anti-dragon shield, death rune, 20 coins (27 coins if you need to buy a pestle and mortar and a vial), and a gold bar. You can deposit the crystal for safe keeping.

Access to Gu'Tanoth

Items needed: 20 coins (27 coins if you need to buy a pestle and mortar and vial), anti-dragon shield, a death rune, and the Ogre relic. Bring your gold bar, tinderbox, and light source as well to save a bank trip.

After you have the full relic, head back through Link to YanilleYanille and out the west gate. Head southeast until you see a path leading up into Link to Gu'TanothGu'Tanoth. Go south and follow the path up the hill. At the split, take the northwest trail to the Chat head image of Ogre guard, File:Ogre guard chathead.pngOgre guards. Use your Ogre Relic on one of them to gain access to the city—do not talk to them, or else they will just knock you back down the hill.

Once you're inside the city, go east and then south to the market. The ogres aren't aggressive, but watch out for the Chat head image of Ogre trader, File:Ogre trader chathead.pngOgre traders, who will attack if spoken to. There is also a non-aggressive merchant named Chat head image of Ogre merchant, File:Ogre merchant chathead.pngGrud (labelled Ogre merchant) who will sell you Herblore iconHerblore supplies. Buy a pestle and mortar and vial (7 coins total) from him for later use if you do not already have them in your inventory. Find the southern stall in the market with food (grey cylinders) on it, and then steal a Item image of rock cake, File:rock cake.pngrock cake. Be careful with the cake as the left-click option eats it, dealing damage and forcing you to go steal another.

Go back on the main path to the west and follow it south. You'll find two more guards. Talk to one. Be careful of what you say, the guard will knock you out of the area if you mess up. They will ask for some food from the market. Do not eat the rock cake! Give them your rock cake to get by. Then, continue on until you find a broken bridge. Attempt to jump the gap in the bridge. (Find the "attempt to jump" by clicking on your side of the gap for a red X option). The guards will ask for money, so pay them 20gp to cross the gap. Grab the knife here if you need a slash weapon, you will need it later for webs.

Watchtower Skavid

The guards who give you the Skavid map.

Pass the aggressive ogre and you will find several city guards. If you talk to them, they'll give you a word puzzle. The answer to the puzzle is "death rune". Give the guard the death rune you grabbed earlier and he will give you a map of the Link to Skavid cavesSkavid Caves.

Note: One of the medium tasks in the Link to Ardougne DiaryArdougne achievement diary requires you to have a Item image of Skavid map, File:Skavid map.pngSkavid map. If you ever plan on doing these tasks, you should keep the map so that you don't have to come back here to get another.

Skavid caves

Items needed: Skavid map, a light source and a gold bar.

A skavid is silenced

A skavid is silenced while speaking to the player.

The Link to Skavid cavesSkavid Caves are a series of caves located beneath the ogre city. Their entrances are scattered around the north and east sides of the city. You need the Item image of Skavid map, File:Skavid map.pngSkavid map and a Link to Light sourceslight source to get in. Their locations are:

  • (Scared Skavid) East of Gu'Tanoth along the southeast branch of the entrance path to the city
  • Northeast of Gu'Tanoth along the main entrance path to the city
  • North of Gu'Tanoth near the opening of the main entrance path to the city
  • North of Gu'Tanoth south of the west gate to Link to YanilleYanille
  • East of Gu'Tanoth outside the city around the east side of the mountain

You can also refer to the map above to find the cave entrances.

You will need to enter all of the caves until you find the Skavid chatheadScared skavid, who will teach you some basic Skavid words. Then, go to the other four caves and talk to each (regular) Chat head image of Skavid, File:Skavid chathead.pngSkavid, trying each word until it says that they understood you, and then move on to the next cave with the next Skavid.

Return to the Skavid chatheadScared skavid. It will tell you that you're ready to take on the Chat head image of Mad skavid, File:Mad skavid chathead.pngMad skavid.

Go past the Skavid caves along the southeast path of the entrance to the Ogre City and use the gold bar on one of the guards to gain access. Go south and west across the bridge and enter the cave. Talk to the mad skavid and respond with the language you just learned.

If he says "Ar cur", the correct response is "Gor".
If he says "Bidith ig", the correct response is "Cur".
If he says "Gor nod", the correct response is "Tanath".
If he says "Cur tanath", the correct response is "Bidith".
If he says "Bidith tanath", the correct response is "Cur".
If he says "Tanath gor", the correct response is "Nod".
If he says "Cur bidith", the correct response is "Ig".
If he says "Gor cur", the correct response is "Ar".

If you respond correctly, the Skavid will give you a Watchtower Crystal 1crystal. Take two Item image of cave nightshade, File:cave nightshade.pngcave nightshades at the spawn inside. Do NOT eat the nightshade as it will cause damage to you. You can enter and exit the cave in order for the nightshade to respawn faster. The hole in the corner will take you back to Link to YanilleYanille.

The Ogre Enclave

Items needed: Anti-dragon shield, food and 2 cave nightshades.

Shaman kills dragon

The Ogre shaman deals a powerful hit to a Blue dragon.

Make sure you have your Item image of anti-dragon shield, File:anti-dragon shield.pnganti-dragon shield equipped. Go back to the Link to Gu'TanothGu'Tanoth marketplace (just west of where you stole the Item image of rock cake, File:rock cake.pngrock cake) and use one of your Item image of Cave nightshade, File:Cave nightshade.pngnightshades on an enclave guard to distract them. Make sure you complete the dialogue by using the spacebar or pressing 'Click here' to continue, or else you will have to get another cave nightshade. After continuing the dialogue, you will automatically enter the Link to Ogre EnclaveOgre Enclave. You'll see a short cutscene with an Chat head image of Ogre shaman, File:Ogre shaman chathead.pngOgre shaman and a Blue dragonBlue dragonDo not attack or talk to the shamans, or you will instantly lose 20 Hitpoints. The last two Watchtower Crystal 1crystals are here, but you can't get them without some help. Run past the blue dragons and out the exit at the north end. You will appear outside one of the northern Link to Skavid cavesSkavid caves.

Magic ogre potion

Items needed: An empty or water-filled vial, guam leaf, pestle and mortar, jangerberries, and bat bones.

Head north into Link to YanilleYanille. Stop at the bank to grab a vial (with or without water), a guam leaf, a pestle and mortar, jangerberries, and bat bones if you have them.

Head back toward the Link to Watchtower (building)Watchtower. If you need bat bones, a little east of the Watchtower, you'll find a house whose entrance is covered in webs. Take a Link to Slash weaponsslashing weapon or a Item image of knife, File:knife.pngknife, cut through the web and enter the building. You will find several Giant batgiant bats. Kill one and take its bones.

Return to the Watchtower. If your vial is empty, fill it at the fountain outside. Climb the ladders and talk to the Chat head image of Watchtower wizard, File:Watchtower wizard chathead.pngWatchtower wizard. He will tell you that you can make a potion to destroy the Chat head image of ogre shaman, File:ogre shaman chathead.pngogre shaman. You must add the ingredients in this order:

  1. Add a Item image of guam leaf, File:guam leaf.pngguam leaf to a Item image of vial of water, File:vial of water.pngvial of water.
  2. Add some Item image of jangerberries, File:jangerberries.pngjangerberries. Be careful because the left-click option is to eat. If accidentally eaten, they respawn on Chat head image of Grew, File:Grew chathead.pngGrew's island - you'll need another Item image of rope, File:rope.pngrope.
  3. Use your Item image of pestle and mortar, File:pestle and mortar.pngpestle and mortar on the Item image of bat bones, File:bat bones.pngbat bones to grind them. Add the Item image of ground bat bones, File:ground bat bones.pngground bat bones to the vial mixture.
  4. Give the mixture to the Chat head image of Watchtower wizard, File:Watchtower wizard chathead.pngWatchtower wizard to get it enchanted, turning it into Item image of magic ogre potion, File:magic ogre potion.pngmagic ogre potion.

Shaman slaying

Items needed: Some food, Anti-dragon shield, a pickaxe, cave nightshade and the magic ogre potion.

Killing ogre shaman

Using the magic ogre potion to kill the ogre shamans.

Return to the Link to YanilleYanille bank to prepare for the Blue dragonblue dragon and shaman enclave. Bring your pickaxe, an anti-dragonfire shield, cave nightshade and some food. Now, go back to the market place in Link to Gu'TanothGu'Tanoth. Distract the cave guards using your second nightshade, and enter the cave. Again, you must complete the dialogue by using the spacebar or pressing click here to continue, or else you will have to get another cave nightshade. Run around the cave and use the Item image of magic ogre potion, File:magic ogre potion.pngmagic ogre potion on each of the six Chat head image of Ogre shaman, File:Ogre shaman chathead.pngOgre shamans while avoiding the blue dragons as much as possible. The potion will instantly kill the shamans and you won't take any damage. The last shaman you kill will drop the Watchtower Crystal 1blue crystal, which is automatically put into your inventory.

Crystal mining

Mining the final crystal.

If you somehow lose the blue crystal, there is a Item image of Shaman robe, File:Shaman robe.pngShaman robe in the southeast corner, amongst some bones where you can pick it up and search it for the crystal.

To get the last Watchtower Crystal 1crystal, find the Rock of Dalgroth in the Link to Ogre EnclaveOgre Enclave in the centre of the Enclave and mine it with your pickaxe. This is in the cave with the blue dragons. Mine the rock before leaving the cave, otherwise you will need to get nightshades again.

Reviving the Watchtower

Items needed: All 4 crystals.

Watchtower crystals alignment

The correct crystal positioning.

Leave the Link to Ogre Enclaveenclave using the far north exit again (or use a Link to Nightmare ZoneNightmare Zone Link to Minigame Group Finderminigame teleport). Grab the yellow crystal if you banked it earlier, and take all four crystals back to the Link to Watchtower (building)Watchtower. Talk to the Chat head image of Watchtower wizard, File:Watchtower wizard chathead.pngWatchtower wizard, and he will ask you to fix the machine for him.

The crystals must be placed in these places:

  • Yellow crystal in the southwest pillar
  • Grey crystal in the southeast pillar
  • Cyan crystal in the northwest pillar
  • Magenta crystal in the northeast pillar

Finally, pull the lever on the west side of the room to complete the quest.

Rewards

Watchtower reward scroll

Required for completing

Completion of Watchtower is required for the following: