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Official quest description: Can you stop a war between Miscellania and Etceteria?
Release date: 22 May 2006 (Update)
Start: Go to Miscellania and speak to Advisor Ghrim in the castle.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium/Long
Members only: Yes
Items needed:
  • Some energy potions might help the running trips.
  • Antipoison potions are strongly recommended for the final fight.
  • Equipment to kill a level 149 Giant Sea Snake.
  • 5 coal; or, for those with 31+ mining, a pickaxe.
  • 4–5 Agility boosts for those with below 40 agility.

A rope

Monsters to kill: Giant Sea Snake (level 149)



Stolen Goods

Travel to Miscellania and speak to Advisor Ghrim in the castle. (You can use the fairy ring code CIP to travel to Miscellania)

Speak to either Prince Brand or Princess Astrid in one of the rooms next door and a cut scene should follow. Prince Brand and Princess Astrid will suggest that you have to marry the King to Queen Sigrid.

King Vargas says that items have been going missing, you need to talk to various island workers to investigate. Speak to Gunnhild by the herbs or Leif by the trees, or Magnus by the mines. They will say that some Etceteria soldiers came asking for tithes and items were stolen overnight.

More Stolen Goods

Talk to the King again, he tells you to talk to Queen Sigrid in Etceteria.

Speak to Queen Sigrid in Etceteria. She tells you to talk to her citizens about things gone missing and other stuff, once again criticizing the king whenever she is able.

Speak to Moldof just outside the castle, near the teak trees and he will tell you the same story as the people in Miscellania, but the thieves are Miscellanian soldiers. Speak to Queen Sigrid and update her known information. She says that she has no army. It seems that Miscellania and Etceteria have some misunderstanding.

Down the dungeon

Speak to King Vargas to find out that the Miscellanians also has no army, and he says he could make one, so you ask what else you can do to further the investigation.

Speak to Advisor Ghrim and he will tell you to talk to the Sailor who sails people from Rellekka to find out if he has seen any suspicious characters.

Speak to the Sailor and he will mention a group of "Kids" who said they had come to visit their families in the dungeons. Note that you only have the option to ask about this while in Miscellania, not while in Rellekka. Speak to King Vargas and he will give you a Scroll identifying you as a Reagent and giving you permission to enter the dungeons.

If you don't already have gear for a fight, now would be a good time to get it. There is a bank on Etceteria if you need it. Food and some antipoision potion are strongly advised. If you have a mining level below 30, you should also take 5 coal with you, and a picaxe if you don't have 5 coal , (if over 30 mining). Take the scroll with you and enter the dungeon (south of Miscellania castle) and you will arrive in a small underground town.

The little city, and the rest of the dungeon.
Speak to a dwarf called Donal who is in the Bar, he tells you that he has seen a terrible monster. Ask him some questions and tell him you'll go fight the monster. He will give you a mining prop.

Repairing the Lift

The lift can be used now.

Walk north-west to where the two dwarf miners are, pick up a bronze pickaxe from a rock, then use the mining prop with the crack and squeeze through. You need to repair the lift using various items in the boxes. First, take 3 beams, 3 pulley beams, and a rope from the crates. Also, take the engine: Note: you can add the coal to the engine to save space before you start assembling it all

  • Attach a pulley beam to the broken scaffold.
  • Combine a beam with a pulley beam to make a long pulley beam and combine this with another beam to get a longer pulley beam, then attach this to the scaffold.
  • Attach another pulley beam to the scaffold.
  • Add a rope to the scaffold, the scaffold is now fixed.
  • Use a beam with the platform (the part near the rope crate).
  • Use the engine with the engine platform (1 square south of the platform)
  • If you have 30 mining, mine from the rocks in the room. Which you should since you need at least 48 to do the Heroes Quest to do Throne of Miscellania for this quest.
  • Add 5 coal to the engine. The lift is now working again.

The Burnt Diary

The fire remains.

Take another rope, and go up your repaired lift.

When you are up, grab the plank before entering the tunnel. Keep walking along the path until you see some water. Use your rope on the overhanging rock, and swing through.

Search the fire remains to get part of a burnt diary. You can read it if you wish, but remember to keep it.

Use the plank to cross the slippery rocks - you may be hit for 8 damage here if you do not. As you travel around the path, search all the fire remains to get and add pages to the diary Be careful not to walk on the steam vents which will hit 8 damage if you do. Also, keep an eye for piles of rock on the ceiling - if you walk under them, the rocks will come tumbling down on you, which will hit you for 9 damage. (Stepping on a steam vent will likely hold you in place, increasing the chance the damage may kill you)

Those Meddling Kids!

Those meddling kids...

Once the diary is complete, scan through it and enter a crevice at the end of the passage and you should see a cut scene involving some lost Rellekkans: Armod, Beigarth, Hild, Reinn, and Signy. The were unable to pass the Fremennik Trials to become a Fremennik so they were going to start a war here and then stop it in order to be seen as heroes and peacekeepers.

When it's over, talk to them, they will let you know that you need to fight a sea snake. Travel out through the next exit and roam the passages where there are lots of non-aggressive Sea snake hatchlings, Sea snake young until you reach another crevice, squeeze through and the Giant Sea Snake (level 149) will appear from the water.

The Final Battle

The snake is not too hard to beat. Protect from melee works perfectly, as it cannot detect prayer and will only use ranged attacks when it cannot reach you. Its poison damage hits 9 and as with all poison, protection prayers DO NOT stop you getting poisoned, so an antipoison potion is strongly recommended. A super antipoison

potion (pink coloured) is a preventative, so take a sip of one, before entering the last chamber. Note that the area is multi-combat, hence summoning or a cannon is also useful. You must have 40 slayer to wound the snake. Little or no food should be required for players level 70+.
The Big Snake attacks!
If you choose to mage or range the snake, turn off auto-retaliate, and she will use a ranged attack instead.
After she is dead, pick up the heavy box that she drops. Return through the crevice. A guard will notice you from the light and throw you a rope for you to climb up. Climb this rope and speak to Queen Sigrid. She will give you a Letter to take to King Vargas (you can choose from reading or not reading the letter) Speak to King Vargas to complete the quest.

Quest Complete! Congratulations!


Royal Trouble Reward



  • Before fighting with the giant snake, you pass younger snakes. Examining the baby snakes produces the lines, "A baby sea snake. Snaaaaaaake!" Examining the snake young says "Snake, snake, oh, it's a young snake..." These are references to the 'badger song,' and "Snaaaaaaake" is a reference to the famous line of the Metal Gear Solid games franchise.
  • The Lift manual frequently mentions "AMCE Pulley-beams-in-a-box". AMCE is an anagram of ACME, which is the company made up by Warner Bros. where Wile E. Coyote gets all his items in failed attempts to catch Roadrunner. AMCE can also mean "Ali Morrisane's Corporate Enterprises".
  • If the player asks the guard in Miscellania if he or she can go down the dungeon before he or she gets permission to go down there, the guard will say "You're the regent? Well I didn't vote for you!" This is similar to a phrase used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A popular British comedy film.
  • If the character switches gender between Throne of Miscellania and this quest, various humorous lines such as "Weren't you a man when we last met?" are said throughout the quest.
  • The Sailor on the docks says that he likes 'Wine Woman and Song' which is a song by Strauss.
  • Some of the teenagers in the quest say things like "We would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for that Giant Snake". This is a reference to Scooby Doo. The music in this area, Meddling Kids, is also a reference to Scooby Doo
  • The song "Land Down Under" that you unlock by going down the dungeon, is a reference to a song by Men At Work.
  • Both Miscellenia and Etceteria were stolen from, but Sigrid takes everything that was in the box.
  • In Lithuanian the word "vargas" means a problem.
  • Reinn previously had a female chat head, but a male in-game appearance. This was either because he is a teenager, and it is supposed to show his youth, or was simply a glitch.
  • The empty box can also be a reference to the Metal Gear Series, as Solid Snake uses an empty box to hide himself from the enemies, but in and after the quest, there is no use of it until now. It's examine text "It says 'To the dungeons' on the side. " is a reference too, because in Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake can also use the box as a meaning of transportation if he climbs in a truck and hide himself in a box, for example, if the box is written "To the Heliport", Solid Snake would be transported to the Heliport.

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