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Official quest description: Poor Olaf Hradson. He has to live up to such expectations. His ancestors sailed all over the world, and now he has to go out and prove himself their equal. If only he could read a map... If only he could sail... If only he hadn't crashed! Can you help a depressed and soggy Fremennik regain his pride, and possibly the lost treasure of his grandfather?
Release date: 10 April 2007 (Update)
Start: The mouth of the Fremennik hunting area. Talk to Olaf Hradson
Difficulty: *****
Length: short/medium
Members only: Yes
Requirements:
  • Level 40
  • Level 50
  • The Fremennik Trials
  • Be able to defeat a level 100 monster
  • High agility level is highly recommended unless you have patience of steel
Items needed:

Recommended Items

Monsters to kill:

Walkthrough

Starting Out

Sven's last map
  • Talk to Olaf Hradson, who is north-east of Relleka by the eastern rock crab spot (which is also next to the entrance to the snow hunting area and Keldagrim). Fairy ring code AJR, the polar eagle, or teleporting to your POH, if you have it set to Rellekka, will get to close to where you need to be. Talk to him, and Olaf will tell you about his attempt and failure to gain his family honour.
  • He will ask for a log cut from the windswept tree up the mountain path to the east. Go up the hill and cut the Windswept tree with any axe to get Windswept logs. If snowflakes start flying across your screen, you're on the right path. Once you bring the logs back, Olaf will make a Crude carving and a Cruder carving for you to take to his wife and son back in Rellekka.

Delivery

  • Olaf Hradson's wife, Ingrid Hradson, is found wandering around the well, just east of the longhouse in Rellekka. Ingrid will give you a loaf of bread to give to Olaf, so make sure you don't eat it. His son, Volf Olafson, is farther north by the helmet shop. He will give you a cooked shark that you also shouldn't eat. Olaf will take other food if you have it, but it's simplest just to give him what is given to you.
A picture of the completed puzzle.
  • Go back and talk to Olaf Hradson and ask for the map. After making a fire by using the damp planks and a tinderbox on the firepit, talk to him again. After deciding whether or not to give him the food (it makes no difference), he will give you Sven's last map. The X on the map is coincidentally right next to the windswept tree that you visited earlier.

Brine Rat Cavern

Dig by tree to get into the bine rat dungeon.
  • Now is the time to get armour and supplies to deal with a level 100 monster. Dig beside the windswept tree and fall into the brine rat cavern -- this is obviously a one way entrance.
  • Head east through the cave. After coming across a fork in the path, take the east path. Make sure to kill a level 40 Skeleton Fremennik along the way, which will drop a key.
  • Continue along the east path to a door. This door requires a puzzle to be solved in order to become unlocked. The puzzle is quite simple: rotate the pieces to create a skull. The four levers each control two bone pieces. When finished, "pull" the "confirm" lever on the bottom-right. If the skull is not in the right position when clicking "confirm", a rock will swing out of the wall, causing 3 damage.
  • Inside you will find rope, rotten barrels, and a Skeleton Fremennik -- kill it to drop a key if one wasn't obtained earlier.
  • If exiting the cave is needed, leave by going directly west of the original entrance -- there is a huge boulder that can be rolled. This is a one way exit.
Roll this boulder to exit the brine rat dungeon.

Across the Bridge

The 2 locations to place barrels.
  • Take 2 barrels and 6 ropes from the piles around the room. With these supplies, head to the northeast corner of the room, where there will be a rickety-looking bridge. Turn off run before trying to cross the bridge. Before stepping on the bridge it is highly recommended to take a dose of Agility potion to decrease the chances of falling.
  • Use a barrel on the empty parts of the walkway to get across. Repeat this step on the next empty spot. Failure results in being swept away a bit north of Olaf, aboveground. However, on each failure, the chance of getting across the next time will increase. This can still still be a frustrating exercise for those with low agility.
  • The gate in the middle of the walkway has a lock-- it must be matched with the key handle. Click on correct shape to open the door-- the key will disappear. Another Skeleton Fremennik can be killed to receive another key if necessary. It is recommended to use an Agility potion after the gate as well.
The boss Ulfric.
  • To commence the fight, attempt to open the chest in the middle of the old longboat-wreck. A level 100 Skeleton Fremennik named Ulfric will appear. He uses only melee, so Protect from Melee is effective in order to block's Ulfric's attacks; alternatively use the safe spot at the grave where he appears to range or mage him. Tthere are also some good spots to use a halberd successfully. High and mid-level players should have no trouble defeating him.
  • Open the chest again with 6 empty inventory slots and the quest will be completed.

Rewards

File:Olafs Quest Reward.png

Music

Music tracks unlocked:

Trivia

  • When the quest was first released the slippery bridge towards the end of the quest was so frustratingly hard that Jagex decided to make the bridge slightly easier the next day because they had received complaints from players of diverse levels.
  • When the frustrating bridge was causing anger among people, opportunists sold hundreds of agility potions for over 5,000 coins each. This was before the 3,000 coins limit of the GE.
  • The examine for the parchment is "Brittle. Yellowed. Different." This is a reference to an old advertising campaign for the ibuprofen-based anti-inflammatory drug Nuprin, which touted their pills as being "Little. Yellow. Different. Better."
  • If you try to dig down to the brine cave before the quest a message states: You shovel some snow. Congratulations!
  • The examine for the boulder blocking the exit to the cave is "Keeps rolling, rolling, rolling..." which is a reference to the chorus of the song Rollin' by Limp Bizkit.
  • Before rolling the boulder, the examine for it says "Is it a rock crab? Our survey says no." which could be a reference to the game show "Family Fortunes."
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