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Official quest description: Redbeard Frank knows the location of pirate treasure, but he'll only part with the knowledge for a bottle of Karamja rum.
Release date: 11 June 2001 (Update)
Start: The northmost dock at Port Sarim, just south of the Pub.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium
Members only: No
Items needed:
  • Karamja rum (Obtained during quest for 30 coins)
  • White apron (Obtained during quest)
  • 90 coins or Ring of charos(a) (To cover two 30 coin trips to and from Karamja)
  • Spade. (Obtained during quest)
Monsters to kill: None



Redbeard Frank

Talk to Redbeard Frank, located at the end of the most north-eastern peer in Port Sarim. He wants you to get some Karamja rum before he'll tell you the location of the treasure. Walk down south on the docks to see three sailors, Captain Tobias, Seaman Lorris, and Seaman Thresnor. Talk to any one of these sailors to board the ship to Karamja for 30 coins.

Getting and smuggling the Karamja rum

On Karamja, make your way west towards the Karamja Wines, Spirits, and Beers bar, marked by a beer glass icon on your map. Trade with the bartender, Zambo. Buy one karamja rum for 30 coins.

DO NOT LEAVE THE ISLAND YET! If you do, the Customs officer will take your rum away, as Asgarnia has banned the import of intoxicating spirits. Do not try to teleport off the island with the rum, because the bottle will break in the process. Head back towards the pier, but take the northern path leading to a small house. Talk to Luthas and first talk to him about the Customs officer, then ask him for a job. He'll want you to fill a crate of bananas outside his store. Agree to help him. Walk outside his store and then go west past the bar, then north into the banana plantation. Click on the banana trees to obtain bananas, you'll need 10.

NOTE: After the quests, you can work for Luthas by filling crates with bananas. He will pay you 30 coins for every crate you fill.

Next, go back to Luthas' house. On the right side of the house's entrance there is a wooden crate. Use your rum with the crate to hide it. Next, fill the crate with your 10 bananas (right click on the crate and choose Fill Crate). After you fill the crate, head inside and talk to Luthas to get your payment. Talk to the Customs officer. Let her search you, then pay the 30 coins to go back to Port Sarim.

Recovering and delivering the rum to Redbeard Frank

When you get off the ship, head south-west towards the food shop, marked by a toast icon on your map. Before you enter the store grab the white apron that is hanging on the northern wall of the fishing store that is just north of the food shop. Enter the store and put on the apron then try to enter the door on the western wall that leads towards the back of the store. Wydin will tell you only employees can go there. Ask to work for him, and if you have your white apron on he'll agree. After being employed, enter the room and search the crate with the banana on top. You should find your rum. Take it and go back to Redbeard Frank.

NOTE: You can also take bananas from the crate if you wish.

Getting the pirate's clue

Frank gives you a key to a chest in a bar in Varrock. Head to Varrock and go to the bar to the south ; the Blue Moon Inn. Enter and go up the stairs. Look for a chest in one of the rooms. Use the key you got from Frank on the chest to obtain a pirate message. It will give you a clue to the treasure's location.

Digging for the treasure

The place where you dig for treasure to finish Pirate's Treasure.

Go to Falador, and look for the park north of the eastern bank. It is very large and has a statue of Saradomin in the middle. Before you can dig up the treasure, however, you will need a spade. From the eastern bank, head up the north-western path. The real estate agency building is on the south side of that path, marked with a house icon on your map.

Go to the park. Stand on the bare dirt spot to the west of the statue. Try to use your spade to dig, but you will be interrupted by a angry combat level 4 Gardener who will shout "First moles, now this! Take this, vandal!". Kill him, or run out of the park and then run back in and dig again in the same spot to get One-Eyed Hector's treasure chest. You have completed Pirate's Treasure, now open the chest and claim your reward!

NOTE: In RuneScape Classic, the player must dig behind the bench by using the spade with the flowers.


Pirate's Treasure reward.


  • When the quest was first released, the Karamja rum was tradeable and the bottles would not break if players tried to teleport. Some players simply bought a whole load of rum and sold it to players doing the quest, allowing them to skip a large part of it. When this was posted on fan forums, a Jagex developer saw it and the problem was soon corrected.
  • After you finish the quest, the Customs Officer will not ask, but if you have rum it will be confiscated.
  • Whilst your character is talking to Redbeard Frank about obtaining the Karamja rum several alcohol references in regard to rum are made. The rum references initiate when your player says, "I guess I could give it a shot" (shot being the type of glass rum is drunk out of) progressed by Redbeard Frank exclaiming, "That's the spirit!" (spirit being the class of alcohol rum is distingiushed as)
  • During the quest, you obtain a job from Wydin. But no matter how many times you ask him, you never get paid for your "job" of cleaning out the back.
  • It's also possible to turn a small profit if you fill your inventory up with raw chickens from one of the crates which can be sold at the food store for 50 coins each.

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