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This article is about the quest. For the mountain, see Eagles' Peak (mountain). For the dungeon under the mountain, see Eagles' Peak Dungeon.



Official quest description: The Ardougne Zoo is always looking for new specimens, but one of their anticipated new attractions - a ferret from the north - has been proving elusive.

One of the Zoo's more eccentric freelance specimen hunters is reported to be on the case, but after setting out for the far western reaches, somewhere between the Piscatoris Fishing Colony and the Tree Gnome Stronghold, nothing more has been heard from him.

Will you be able to use your skills as a Hunter to track him down? What else will you discover at the mountain known as Eagles' Peak?

Release date: 28 November 2006 (Update)
Start: Speak to Charlie, one of the keepers at Ardougne Zoo, who is found at the south central cage (empty).
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium
Members only: Yes
Requirements: Level 27
Items needed:
  • Yellow dye (or two onions)
  • Swamp tar
  • Giant eagle feathers (obtained during quest)
  • 50 Coins
  • Teleportation runes to Ardougne and Varrock (recommended)
Monsters to kill: Level 13 Kebbit



Starting off

Talk to Charlie the zoo keeper at Ardougne Zoo. He is at the south-west part of the zoo, just south of the scorpion cage. Select the option, "Ah, you sound like someone who needs a quest doing!" He'll tell you about a delivery of a northern ferret who managed to escape his cage while unloading. He will ask you to contact a huntsman called Nickolaus who agreed to capture another ferret, but he hasn't heard from him for some time. He will ask you to look for him. Select, "Sure. Any idea where I should start looking?" Charlie will then tell you to start around the mountains just west of the Gnome Stronghold. The quest guide will tell you to go to Eagles' Peak.

Eagle's Peak

Walk or run to Eagles' Peak which is west of the Tree Gnome Stronghold. If you have access to the fairy ring network, code AKQ lands you near the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, and from there just travel south. At the base of the mountain on the north side you should find a tent, but Nickolaus is nowhere to be found. Inspect the books on the ground and you will get a bird book in the inventory. Click on the book and a metal feather falls out of the book.

Follow the path up to the peak, which starts on the south side of the mountain, or use the agility shortcut (level 25 agility) right beside the tent. At the top is a Rocky Outcrop with a hidden door with an inscription of a feather on the north side.

Use the metal feather from the book to open the door. Then, go inside. A Feathered journal is just inside, and though amusing, it is not critical to the quest.

File:Eagles peak dungeon.png

  • 1 entrance
  • 2 here you can talk to Nickolaus
  • 3 golden feather
  • 4 silver feather
  • 5 bronze feather
  • 6 Nickolaus and guard eagle

The passages split to three tunnels to other areas and another metal door, used later, and to a ledge over a large open area. A cut scene will start when you enter the ledge and you will talk to Nickolaus, who is trapped across a chasm by a Giant Eagle that will not let him out of the cave. While you are in the Dungeon pick up 10 "giant feathers" for use later.

Eagle disguise

File:Fake beak.PNG File:Eagle cape.PNG

Nickolaus tells you to make a disguise for him. Talk to him about eagles, mention that he is trapped and offer to help. The disguise requires 10 eagle feathers which are all over the dungeon. In addition, you'll need 1 swamp tar and 1 yellow dye.

Teleport to Varrock and go to the Fancy dress shop in the south-east corner. The shop owner wants 10 giant feathers to make the costumes plus swamp tar and yellow dye. The swamp tar can be found in Canifis and Lumbridge swamp respawns or simply bought from the Grand Exchange. The yellow dye can be bought from the seamstress in Lletya (elf village) or Ardougne, the Grand Exchange, or from Aggie, the witch in Draynor, by using 2 onions on her (plus a small fee of 5 coins, of course).

A player shouting at Nickolaus.

When you bring all items (10 eagle feathers, 1 swamp tar, 1 yellow dye) and an additional 50 coins the fancy shop owner will make two Eagle capes and two Fake beaks (If you happen to lose your costume the fancy dress shop owner will make you another if you bring him the materials and 25 coins). With the two sets of disguises, go back to the Eagle Peak Mountain dungeon and shout to Nickolaus again. He wants you to bring the clothes to him.

Unlocking the Eagle Door

Locked Eagle door

There is a door in the dungeon with a large Eagle marking that leads to Nickolaus. You cannot open the door in this state. Three feathers (a bronze feather, a silver feather, and a golden feather) are required to be able to open the door.

Bronze Feather File:Bronze feather.png

Bronze Feather

West of the Eagle door is a tunnel. This leads to a room with a stone pedestal on which sits a bronze feather. When a player attempts to take it, a net trap will lift it upwards. Only once the net trap is holding the pedestal out of reach it is possible to operate the winches. Operate all four winches in each of the corners, causing the net trap to break. The pedestal will fall down and it is possible to take the bronze feather. After that leave and follow the directions to the silver feather cave.

Silver Feather File:Silver feather.png

A bit further north, a second tunnel leads into another dungeon room, this time with an empty pedestal. Inspect the pedestal and a partial trail will appear. Follow the trail and inspect the closest heap of rocks to the end of the trail. If you are correct, the trail from the pedestal is shown to the heap of rocks, and a new partial trail starts. Repeat until the trail leads to an opening in the wall. Click the tunnel in the wall now and a level 13 kebbit will attack. Once you've killed it, it drops the silver feather.

Gold Feather File:Golden feather EP.png

The third tunnel entrance is to the east of the main dungeon. You need to get to the end of a long corridor due east from the entrance. The corridor is blocked by metal Eagles on tracks and Eagle-winged gates. The birds can be lured to a feeder by putting odd bird seed in a feeder along the track while the gates are opened and closed using levers in the area.

Note: there is a reset lever outside of the Gold Feather cave.

A map of the Gold Feather area. Click for a larger view.
Gold Feather
  1. Take at least 6 handfuls of bird seed from the pile near the entrance of the cave.
  2. Put seed in feeder F1, south-west of the entrance. The north-south eagle will be blocked by a gate and return, however the east-west eagle will remain at this feeder.
  3. Pull lever L1, west of the feeder.
  4. Pull lever L2, north-west of the entrance.
  5. Pass the east gate (immediately south of the entrance). Put seed in feeder F3.
  6. Put seed in feeder F4.
  7. Pull lever L3, the lever in the furthest south-east corner.
  8. Pull lever L2 once more.
  9. Put seed in feeder F5, the feeder adjacent to lever L2.
  10. Pull lever L4, the lever in the furthest north-west corner.
  11. Put seed in feeder F2, the feeder adjacent to lever L1.
  12. Put seed in feeder F1, the original feeder. This time, the north-south eagle will not be obstructed by a gate and will remain at the feeder.
  13. Walk down the western hallway and take the golden feather.
In disguise walk past Eagle after right clicking on it and choosing the walk-past Eagle option
The door with all three feathers in it.

After collecting all three feathers (bronze, silver and gold) use each feather on the door which opens it. Walk to Nickolaus by clicking on the Giant Eagle while wearing the full Eagle disguise. If you are not wearing a disguise, the eagle will knock you back dealing 0-2 damage.

After a short conversation, Nickolaus requests you to meet him back at the camp.

  • Side note: a bit further east are four huge Eagles (Polar eagle, Jungle eagle, Desert eagle, Karamjan Jungle eagle). After the quest they can be used as a transport system to the other Hunter areas from the south Woodland hunter area.


Go back out of the Eagle Peak Mountain dungeon climb down the rock. On the ground where the tent you were at before is, talk to Nickolaus and he'll teach you how to catch Ferrets. Go back to Ardougne zoo with a caught Ferret and talk to Charlie who will give you the Quest reward.


Eagle's Peak Reward

  • 2 Quest points
  • 2500 Experience
  • Ability to capture ferrets using box traps.
  • Box trap (left over from giving Charlie the ferret)
  • Access to the Eagle transport system
  • Also you can use your captured ferrets to flush rabbits from rabbit holes. You'll need a rabbit trap to catch the rabbits though. Trapped rabbits drop bones, raw rabbit meat, and a rabbit's foot. Use a ball of wool on the rabbit's foot to string it, then wear the rabbit foot necklace when cutting trees to increase your chances of getting a bird nest from the tree.


Music tracks unlocked:

  • Eagle Peak
  • Where Eagles Lair


  • The song unlocked during the quest called "Where Eagles Lair" may be a pun on the film or the Misfits song, "Where Eagles Dare".
  • This quest still shows its requirements during and after the quest, as opposed to only before starting for other quests
  • If you log out while in one of the tunnels to get the bronze, silver or gold feathers, you are transported to the entrance when next you log in.
  • When you first push the boulder away from the entrance, there is an occasional glitch where the boulder keeps "rolling" after its hit the corner.
  • Wearing both pieces of your Eagle disguise while talking to Nickolaus, will result in him telling a short joke while wearing the cape alone will cause the game to skip a large chunk of the conversation.
  • The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Feathers may be a reference to the Boy Scouts of America's rewards after achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. In Scouting, its not called feather's. Its called Palms. Bronze, Silver, and Gold Palm.
  • "Desert Eagle" may be a reference to the gun Desert Eagle.

External Links

  • RuneScape Knowledge Base - Eagles' Peak

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


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