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This article is about the quest. For the area, see Death Plateau (area).



Official quest description: Trolls have come down from the north and are camped on Death Plateau. They are using this base to launch attacks on the principality of Burthorpe!

The Imperial Guard is taking heavy losses. They need your help!

Release date: 9 August 2004 (Update)
Start: Go to the town north of Taverley, Burthorpe. Talk to Denulth in his tent. Tell him you will discover the path for him.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium with required items
Members only: Yes
Requirements: None
Items needed:
Monsters to kill: None



How to Start

Head to Denulth who is located north of the Heroes Guild (north of Taverley) in a town called Burthorpe. He tells you that trolls have taken over Death Plateau and are using it to launch nightly raids. However they can't yet invade the camp because the main path is heavily guarded. It has now become your job to find a different path to Death Plateau. You also have to open the equipment storage room, and that requires a certain combination that a guard has.

Obtaining the Combination

To obtain the combination from the Guard, go to the top floor of Burthorpe Castle and talk to Eohric near where the guards are. He will tell you that there is only one guard on duty (Harold), and he is at the Toad and Chicken Pub. Go to the pub and head upstairs and to the left to find him. You try and talk to him, but he doesn't want to talk about the combination. Go back and talk to Eohric. He will tell you if you buy Harold a beer he might talk to you.

Note: giving Harold a drink before talking to Eohric (again) will not help you continue the quest. Eohric must be spoken to again.


Buy him an Asgarnian ale or get one from the table downstairs and try talking to him again. This time he will tell you he lost the combination, and that he has searched for it everywhere. You can ask Harold if he would like another drink and hand over a Blurberry special, this will guarantee your odds of winning. Now ask him if he wants to gamble. Keep trying to bet him (you will only get an IOU betting in amounts between 121-1000gp) until you get an IOU. You come to realise the combination will be on the back of it!

Quest journal changes:"The equipment guard is staying at the local inn, The Toad and Chicken. The guard wouldn't talk to me! I bought the guard a drink and he seemed more helpful. I gambled with the guard until he ran out of money. He wrote out an IOU."

Make sure to keep this IOU with you until the end of the quest! If you lose the IOU, Harold will give you another.

The right combination

Read the IOU. Then head back to the castle and you'll see some stone balls on the ground. Pick up the 5 stones and place them in this order:

  • Blue in the bottom left corner
  • Yellow in the bottom right corner
  • Red in the middle on the left
  • Purple in the middle on the right
  • Green in the top right corner

Go upstairs (through the north-west door) and talk with the archer there, he will thank you for getting the combination right.

The New Route

Walk north-west, up the path towards Death Plateau to find a cave. Go in and talk to Saba. Ask about if he knows another path to the Death Plateau. This guy is a mean old grump, but would love to get rid of the trolls, he tells you. He also tells you about a Sherpa.

Sherpa's House

Continue heading west on the path until you arrive at a house. Enter the house and talk to Tenzing, ask for his help. He wants 10 loaves of bread, 10 cooked trout and some spiked boots in return for helping you. He will hand you some climbing boots, take those to Dunstan in north east Burthorpe (marked by an anvil on the mini-map, north east of the castle) to get them changed into spiked boots. He tells you that he will make you the boots under one condition; Which is that his son will be made into an Imperial Guard.

Spiked boots

Talk to Denulth (where you started the quest) and tell him that you have found a new path. However, it will only be revealed under the condition that the Sherpa has spiked boots and Dunstan's son be put into the Imperial Guard. Denulth makes an exception and gives you a certificate to accept Dunstan's son into the Imperial troops. If you do not have the inventory space for the certificate, it will be dropped on the ground until you can pick it up. Now, simply go back to Dunstan with an Iron bar and the certificate.

The Quest journal changes: "I have given Dunstan the certificate to prove that his son has been signed up for the Imperial guard. Dunstan made me the spiked boots."

Into the mountains

Now you should have your spiked boots. Go back to Tenzing and give him his supplies. Tenzing gives you a map of the secret area. You need to check the path before telling Denulth about it. Go through Tenzing's house, out the side door to his backyard, which features potatoes and chickens, and climb over the stile to walk up the path. Walk until you reach a split in the trail, and as soon as you see the message saying it's safe, which is just past the second torch, simply turn around and talk to Denulth with the IOU (combination) and secret map in your inventory to complete the quest.


Death Plateau Reward

Note: You can also buy climbing boots from the Sherpa for 12gp each, allowing you to cross the secret path for some troll killing (and cross into Rellekka as well). They do not need to be spiked. although it does say that you would need a good reason to go that way when you try to climb over the rocks.


Music tracks unlocked:


See also

This article uses material from the "Death Plateau (quest)" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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