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Official quest description: Dr Fenkenstrain, master and sole occupant of the castle to the north-east of Canifis, needs a new servant to go on a dark errand for him.

Do you have the stomach to help Fenkenstrain complete his twisted purpose?

Release date: 31 January 2005 (Update)
Start: Read the sign in the middle of Canifis.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium
Members only: Yes
Items needed:
Monsters to kill: Level 51 Experiment Not needed

(Warning, you don't need to finish this quest if you want to go into this dungeon. If you finished this quest you can't kill the level 51 Experiment anymore.)


To start the quest, read the signpost in the centre of Canifis. After you've started the quest, go northeast to Fenkenstrain's Castle. Talk to Dr. Fenkenstrain and a job interview will commence. When you describe yourself in one word, answer "braindead" and tell him that your best skill is gravedigging. You will receive a mission to retrieve 5 body parts:


Gardener Ghost leading a player through Haunted Woods.

Wear your Amulet of ghostspeak and talk to the headless Gardener Ghost. He can be found north of the room with the "torture table" in it. Ask him about his head and his name. He tells you that his head was chopped off, offer to help find his head, which is in a grave in the Haunted Woods, and he will follow you for 10 minutes, so take him south into the Haunted Woods. Ask him for the way if you are lost. Move quickly, and be wary of the numerous vampires, the Holy Symbol will come in hand here. Follow the Gardener Ghost's directions closely and you should reach his small grave soon enough. Make sure the grave's name matches the ghost's, dig, and you will get the head.


Go to the bar in Canifis. Talk to Roavar the bartender or try to pick up the pickled brains on the table and buy a pickled brain for 50 coins. Use it with the empty head. You can also use telekinetic grab on the brain that is on the table near the counter. Note: It is actually cheaper to buy the brain than to tele-grab it as a law rune costs much more than 50 coins.

Arms, legs and torso

A grave opens a dungeon!

Upstairs in Fenkenstrain's Castle, there are bookcases in each west and east room. Search the west bookcase for The Joy of Gravedigging and you will find a marble amulet. Search the east bookcase for Handy Maggot Avoidance Techniques and you will find the obsidian amulet. Use them with each other to get a star amulet.

South-east of the castle near a musician are some tombstones, use the star amulet on the easternmost one with the indent on it, (once you have opened the tombstone, you won't need the star amulet anymore as it will let you in from now on). Push the tombstone to enter a dungeon which contains level 25 and 51 Experiments. Kill one of the level 51s to get a Cavern key. Food may be necessary for lower levels, as the level 51s can hit up to 7, but for level 70 or higher, you should have no problem killing it. Once you have the key, find a gate in the North-west and open it. Go up the ladder, and dig at the three tombstones and you unearth all of the remaining parts.

To get back to the castle, enter the 4th tombstone and you will be back in the cave. Once you have gone through the gate once with the key, it disappears and you won't  need a key to pass through again. It is possible, however, to search the chest at the bottom of the mauseleum ladder, for another key.


After using the brain with the head, give the body parts to Fenkenstrain. He will ask you for a needle and five spools of thread

to sew the body together. Give them to him to receive yet another assignment, fixing the lightning rod, as Fenkenstrain notes that having a complete body is not all that's needed to bring the body back to life.
Ready for a little juice...

You now need to fix the lightning rod so that it will be struck by lightning, bringing the monster to life. Ask the Gardener Ghost for the shed key. Go inside the shed and search the cupboard for a Garden brush. Outside the shed there will be a pile of canes. Take three Garden canes. Use them on the brush and attach them with bronze wire. This requires level 20 Crafting. This will extend it, making it suitable for chimney sweeping. Go upstairs and use it on the west fireplace (in the room where the marble amulet was) was to get a conductor mould.

Once you have the mould, you need to go to a furnace. The nearest one is in Port Phasmatys, But you will need to present 2 Ectotokens, or, if you have done Ghosts Ahoy, you can teleport via Ectophial, or walk there, and enter for free.( If you haven't done the quest it is easier to go to the furnace in lumbridge.) Some people choose to teleport to lumbridge, make their conductor, teleport to house (using teleport magic or cabbage port) and find a house where they can teleport to Canfis. This provides a quick route to the castle. Ectotokens can be obtained by going to the Ectofuntus, across from the energy barrier. With a bucket, go down the trapdoor you see in the building and collect a bucket of Ectoplasm. You should also bring a Pot with you. Next put any type of bones in the loader upstairs and collect the ground bones with your Pot. Now you must use your bones at the Ectofuntus (the glowing fountain) to worship it and earn yourself some Ectotokens. You get five Ectotokens per set of bones and ectoplasm. 2 Ectotokens will buy you an entrance to Port Phasmatys to use the furnace. However, if you would rather not go through this lengthy process, you can also go to Falador or Lumbridge. Use a silver bar and the conductor mould on a furnace to make a Conductor. (Attempting to superheat the silver and the mould will not work. A furnace is needed.)

Go to Fenkenstrain's Castle and climb upstairs. Go to the room furthest south and climb to the roof. Use the lightning rod on the conductor to fix it. Lightning will instantly strike and the monster comes to life!

Lord Rologarth

Talk to Dr. Fenkenstrain again. He will tell you that the monster tried to kill him, so he locked it in the tower. He will give you the tower key and tell you to kill the monster. The tower is located in the middle of the second floor.

Lord Rologarth

When you attempt do so, the monster will introduce himself as Lord Rologarth. He will tell you the true story of how Fenkenstrain tricked him into selling all of his subjects and himself to the vampires. You need a thieving level of 25 to pickpocket Dr. Fenkenstrain to steal his Ring of Charos and complete the quest.


Creature of Fenkenstrain Reward

Music tracks unlocked:

"Body Parts"


If you wind the clock in the south west tower room you will find a Letter (when examined: "a letter, clearly hastily written") explaining the history of the castle.


  • The quest is based heavily on the concept of the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
  • Fenkenstrain is an anagram of Frankenstein.
  • Charos is probably a reference to Charon the ferryman over the river Styx (the river in Hades) in Greek mythology.
  • This was the first quest to make NPCs displayed to players to be dependant which part of a quest they were in. Prior to that, only temporary changes could be made. For an example, shopkeeper and priest in Shades of Mort'ton quest change back to affected state, even if player has used permanent serum on them (though they will become unaffected again when talked to).
  • During the quest, you can ask the headless ghost the direction of his head without an amulet of ghostspeak. An allusion to Harry Potter's Nearly Headless Nick.
  • One of the books on the bookshelf is titled "Men are from Morytania, Women are from Lumbridge", a play on the title "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus". On the same bookshelf, there is a book called "My family and other Zombies" which is a play on the book "My family and other animals" by Gerald Durrell
  • When you ask for a break, this is a reference to modern employment laws, requiring employers to give a 15 minutes break every 2 Hours.
  • During the quest, before Fenkenstrain's monster has come to life, it is possible to see him walking around from the lightning conductor.
  • If you read the signpost used to start the quest after the quest, it will say "AAARRGGGHHHHH!!!!!".

This article uses material from the "Creature of Fenkenstrain" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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