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This article is about the quest. For the haunted mine in which it is set, see Abandoned Mine.

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Official quest description: Recent forays into Morytania by some of Saradomin's more fanatical supporters have unearthed murky rumours concerning an abandoned mine in the south. Legend speaks of an unusual material, hidden in the depths of the mines, that is somehow linked to the desolation and fear that now surrounds the place. Do you have the nerve to find out more, and enter the haunted mines of Morytania?
Release date: 21 December 2004 (Update)
Start: Speak to the Zealot at the mines in Morytania
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium-Long (depends on time for caves)
Members only: Yes
Requirements:
  • Level 15
  • Level 35
  • Ablility to defeat a difficult level 95 enemy (It is recommended to fight the ghost using whatever style of combat you have the highest max hit in, because the ghost will move away after each hit; melee armour is best with a two-handed weapon)
  • Priest in Peril
Items needed:
  • Chisel (can be obtained during the quest on a crate west of the lv3 water valve)
  • Good food (swordfish or better is recommended)
  • Potions. A super set is recommended for players using melee with melee stats under 80.
  • A ball of wool is recommended in order to make a Salve amulet as soon as a Salve shard is acquired.
Monsters to kill: Treus Dayth (Level 95).

Walkthrough

Note:

  • Detailed maps of all the levels can be found in the Abandoned Mine article.
  • Useful Fairy Ring codes:
    • BKR to travel southwest of the entrance of the swamp
    • DLS to travel to Canifis pub basement (Original Myreque Hideout, close to Barrows area)
    • CKS to travel to entrance of the swamp
  • It is advised to take multiple balls of wool while doing the quest—as inventory space provides—if more than one amulet is desired. The entire process of getting to the crystal mine (including using the carts to move the fungi) must be repeated in order to retrieve more crystals.
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Saradomist Zealot

Watch out, there are level 61 Vampires lurking around!

The Zealot can be found in the south/western part of the Mort Myre Swamp. From Canifis head south/west along the river Salve. Take the long path to Mort'ton. At the most south-east part of the path is the starting point of this quest near the Haunted mines (grey area).

In this area the Zealot is walking around. Tell him that you do not have someone that you follow and he will tell you about the secret cave and the Salve amulet. He has a key, but won't trust it to someone else. Pickpocket the Zealot's key from the Zealot to get a key used for a part of the quest. South of the Zealot is a cart track with two carts. Jump over the first and walk past the second. Go through the cave entrance.

Cave Level 1

The first cave level has two ladders going down. The first ladder (marked 1 in the map) is west of the cave entrance. Don't use this ladder yet. At the end of the corridor is another cave exit. Any blockages in your path are marked with (D). Unfortunately the blockages block your path to the ladder so you have to go around, go past ladder 1 to point B go through the cave. you will be outside of the mine continue on the track and re enter at Point C. Continue in and go down ladder 2.


Cave Level 2

An easy level. From (2), go down the ladder directly east (3).

Cave Level 3

The ladder (3) puts you on the eastern side of cave level 3. Head west to the tracks and south on the track. Be careful, a cart (E) is moving up and down. The cart will hit all players that get in its way, causing some damage and puts a player back to the end of its path. Fortunately, there are some safe spots along the track. Use them to get out of the path of the cart. Head south to the end of the track and head down the ladder (7) to cave level 4.

Cave Level 4

The level 4 cave has several key elements which are marked on the map: (F) the glowing fungi (H) the cart (G) the pointset (trackmap) panel (I) the levers A,B,C,D and E (J) the levers F,G,H,I,J and K (K) the water valve (M) the water operated elevator (L) a chisel spawn if you didn't bring yours. The map uses the corresponding numbers to indicate the locations of these key elements. There are three ladders on this level. When you went down the ladder from level 3, 7 on the map is where you will find yourself on level 4.

Glowing fungi

The glowing fungus is the light source required to access the deepest level of the mines. Unfortunately, daylight exposure will cause them to crumble to ashes and since the only path to the lowest level takes you outside, it is impossible to keep inside the inventory. The only option is to use a complicated system of carts that is still operational at this level. The carts can be used to transport the fungi light source to the other side of the rock slide blockades in the level 3 cave.

The Cart

After picking a glowing fungus (F) place the fungus in the cart (H). The trackmap operates the cart system. Right click the trackmap on the northern wall of the corridor indicated by (G). The trackmap displays inside the game window.

Initial trackmap.
East Set of Levers
Pressing the red start button sets the cart system in motion. The objective is to get the cart from the start position to the exit point next to the ladders on the trackmap. There are several other exit points as well. The path of the cart is determined by the levers shown on the trackmap. The switches A,B,C,D,E on the trackmap correspond to levers that can be found at location (I) on the cave level 4 map. Levers F,G,H,I,J and L are at location (J).
North Set of Levers
The path the cart needs to take is easy to determine by starting at the ladder's side. The setting of the switches that achieves this is given in the figure below.
The Perfect Trackmap setting.
Cart path.
The switches refer to the spot at which the tracks intersect. The correct switches to flip are: A, B, D, E, I and J.  When your map resembles the Perfect Trackmap Setting to the left, and you have loaded the glowing fungi to the appropriate cart, press Start.  If you have done this correctly, you will see a dialogue box with yourself wondering whether the cart ended up anywhere useful.

Finding the cart again

Starting from cave level 4:

  • Go up the ladder (7) near the glowing fungi spot (F) to level 3.
  • Walk north on track, avoid the cart (E) and go up on the ladder east (3) and arrive on level 2.
  • Go west and up the ladder (2) to cave level 1.
  • At cave level 1 go west and exit the cave (C) to outside.
  • Enter the northern cave entrance (B) and take the ladder (1) east down to cave level 2.
  • Go east and a little north and go down the ladder (4) to cave level 3.
  • From the ladder at level 3, go to the north-west corner of the cave in that level and take the ladder (5) down. The cart is (N). Search the cart and take the fungus that you put in it earlier. If there is no fungus in the cart, you made a mistake at the trackmap. There is no alternative but to go back to the cart system, put a new fungus in and repeat the entire process.

Water Valve

With the fungus, go back up the ladder (5) to level 3 and head back east in the direction of the ladder going up to cave level 2. Walk east past this ladder (4), quickly cross the path of the cart (E) to get to another ladder (6) going down. This ladder leads down to the east part of cave level 4.

This part of the cave features a water-powered elevator lift (M) that leads to the next level down. If you didn't bring your chisel, now is the time to get one at (L). As the water power is not going to the elevator, locate the water valve (K) and use Zealot's Key on it to activate the water flow. After activating the waterflow, a sneaky ghost will close the valve again if you take too long getting to the elevator. Therefore, run quickly around the water pipe system to the elevator and go down the lift (M) to cave level 5. The elevator remains operational after the initial activation, so the Zealot's key should no longer be needed (if required pickpocket Zealot again).

The Ghost Fight

After going down the elevator, there will be a chamber filled with water which will extinguish any light source, including the mining helmet, except the lighting fungus. Any tinderbox brought will become a damp tinderbox and cannot be used to relight any light source. The Seer's Headband will not function as a light source in the lower cave. Go a bit south and take the east corridor.

At the far east end of the corridor is a staircase (8) leading down. With the lighting fungus in the inventory the cave will be properly lit. Go through a door to a big room with cranes and carts. This quiet area is where the big fight will take place.

The ghost fight area.

Familiarise yourself with the surroundings. Take note of carts and cranes. They will start to operate during the fight and can cause some harm. As the opponent will move around a lot, it may be useful to learn to navigate around the dungeon. The key to the battle is to avoid the cranes and the carts. The cranes are stationary, so just stay out of their reach. The carts can only move along the track they are on, similar to the other carts in the dungeon. These carts can hit hard (rapid 4's while dragging a player along the track). There also will be flying pickaxes. Note that the Protect from Missiles prayer ---Will Unlikely stop them from damaging you, however, they will reduce the damage and sometimes stop the damage completely.

To start the fight, try to pick up the innocent looking key (O). The ghost Treus Dayth will appear and starts the attack after a small cut scene introduction. He is level 95. The Ghost will be identified on the minimap by a flashing yellow arrow. When chasing the Ghost, try to stay out of the way from the moving carts and the cranes. The Ghost itself is not that strong. About 15 monkfish will do. An Emergency teleport, like the Ectophial, is useful too.

The long sought-after Salve crystal outcrops.

The ghost won't attack directly, instead, all his damage comes from the machinery.

It is not possible to freeze the Ghost from moving using magic or ancient magicks, and he is resistant to Poison.


A combat level 90 main character shouldn't expect a difficult fight. Saradomin brew offers maximum hp/slot of inventory and can be considered. Combat potions might be useful. Another very effective way to kill him, is by using the spell Iban Blast, which often hits for over 20 damage.

  • Special attack with Dragon dagger will land one hit on him causing him to become unattackable, then the second slash will automatically hit him next time he becomes unattackable so you can land two hits chasing him down once

Getting the Crystal

After defeating the Ghost, you can easily pick up the innocent looking key (Crystal-mine key). Now head back to the stairs (8) and go one level up. Walk the entire corridor west to the other staircase (9). The mining key opens the door (P) to the area where you can find the crystal outcrop (Q) (in the south east region). Use a Chisel to cut a piece from one of the Crystal outcrops in the Crystal mine to obtain a Salve shard and complete the quest.

  • You can take as many Salve shards as you want by first crafting a completed Salve amulet, dropping it, then taking shards and dropping those. When the required amount has been picked, pick up the shards first, and then the amulet last, this method requires you to carry only one Ball of wool, the rest can be collected later.

Reward

File:Haunted Mine Reward.png

It has been confirmed that it does NOT give any bonus against any of the Barrows brothers.

Music

Music tracks unlocked:

  • Haunted Mine
  • Spooky2
  • Deep Down
  • Chamber

Tips

Use a ball of wool on the Salve shard to make the Salve amulet. It is possible to obtain more than one Salve shard by dropping it and cutting another, then picking up the dropped ones. Having multiple Salve Amulets may help with ordering bank space, or having spares in the case that one is lost. The mining key (obtained after killing the ghost) can be put on a key ring to save some bank space.

Trivia

  • A beast of burden or quest kit can both carry a light source and a tinderbox without dampening it. However, this is useless, since the quest requires the fungus in order to advance and Zealot no longer allows one to bring followers to the mine.
  • This quest is quite similar to the quest Underground Pass in both the plot-line and the objectives.

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

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