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Official quest description: In Jungle Potion, the Shaman Trufitus communed with the gods to determine the fate of his people.

Now Timfraku, the Chief of Tai Bwo Wannai, wishes to see his people and family return to the abandoned village.

Help a depressed fisherman, encourage a raging hunter and satiate an eccentric priest in this extreme test of aptitude and patience!

Release date: 14 September 2004 (Update)
Start: Talk to Timfraku in his house in Tai Bwo Wannai.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Long
Members only: Yes
  • Finished Jungle Potion
  • Level 15
  • Level 30
  • Level 5 (level 65 or higher is best)
  • Ability to defeat a level 53 Jogre (optional, as you can buy the Jogre bones.)
Items needed:


  • Moving your player owned house to Brimhaven (requires a Construction level of 40) and using Home teleport runes/tabs, summoning a Spirit Graahk OR using the Fairy Ring system (CKR) can save you a lot of walking time.
Monsters to kill:


Begin the quest by speaking to Timfraku in Tai Bwo Wannai. You will need to talk to his three sons before you can get help from local people i.e. Lubufu. Otherwise, you may not get the clues easily!



Inventory: Karambwan-Poisoned(KP) Spears Iron and up, Agility Potion (4), Small Fishing Net, Pestle and Mortar. (make sure to have a few free inventory spaces, 21 is recommended, but not required.

Tamayu located near the mines south-east of the village

You can find him south-east of the village near the mines. He will return to Tai Bwo Wannai only once he has killed The Shaikahan, his arch enemy. Ask to come with him on his next hunt, and he'll accept as long as you don't directly help him fight. Tamayu will fail to defeat The Shaikahan. He will tell you that he needs a better spear. He also needs to become as quick as The Shaikahan.

You need to poison the spear with Poison karambwan, a poisonous octopus native to Karamja. Go northwest, just northeast of the small strip of land connecting Brimhaven to Tai Bwo Wannai and talk to Lubufu. At first he will order you off, but on your later attempts he will be more talkative. Talk about him, ask him what he does, and he will tell you that he mostly fishes karambwan, but he'll complain that his age and health are making it more difficult. Offer to help. Eventually, he'll tell you the secret of catching a raw karambwan, then tell you to catch 20 raw karambwanji (do not worry about inventory space, you can do this in installments). Go to the lake south of Tai Bwo Wannai and net fish for at least 21 karambwanji (Fairy ring code CKR). Once you have them, go back to Lubufu. He'll take 20 and give you a karambwan vessel. Use the drop trick to obtain a spare vessel for later. Use the remaining karambwanji on this to bait it.

If you have level 65 fishing, simply fish at the spot next to Lubufu. NOTE: A karambwan may steal your bait before you can catch it. You will have to go get more karambwanji.

Tamayu slays The Shaikahan.

If you do not have level 65 fishing, go to the northeast corner of the jungle (members side of Karamja south of Musa Point). Find Tiadeche and talk to him. Give him your full karambwan vessel to get a raw karambwan.

Once you catch a raw karambwan, cook it at a fire or range There is a range in Brimhaven. When in brimhaven, use this chance to go into the free-to-play zone and collect a karamja rum and a banana. When cooked, the karambwan will be light green. If you lose or burn the one Tiadeche gives you, buy a raw karambwan from the Exchange and cook it (do not purchase a cooked karambwan, it will not be poisonous). Grind it with a pestle and mortar, then apply the karambwan paste to an iron, steel, mithril, adamant or rune spear. A quick way to get such a spear is to kill hobgoblins south of Tai Bwo Wannai village. Please note that neither a black nor a bone spear will work.

Give Tamayu your spear (kp), then the agility potion(s). Talk to him again and ask him to bring you on his next attempt to hunt. A cutscene will then follow where he will successfully defeat The Shaikahan and agree to return to Tai Bwo Wannai.


Fairy ring: CKR

Inventory: Karamja Rum, Banana, Knife or weapon with a slash attack, Seaweed, Runes and/or Arrows (to kill a level 3 Monkey), Jogre bones, Small fishing net, Pestle and mortar , Tinderbox (Recommended)

Tinsay is located on Cairn Isle

You can find him on Cairn Island, which is up the rockslide and across the bridge (need agility level 23 to climb and cross) from the structure south-west from Tamayu. Talk to him. He'll tell you that he's trying to repair the tribal statue in the village. He's lost his sanity recently due to some sort of accident with a Jogre. He needs 3 special local items. Do not get the banana rum first if you need to go out of Karamja Island to get other stuff or do other things because the Customs officer will confiscate the rum!

Banana rum

The first thing he'll ask you to get him is a bottle of banana flavoured rum. To get this, go to Musa Point (the free players' side of Karamja) and buy a bottle of Karamja rum from the bar there. Then go into the general store. Take the banana and knife off the table. Use the knife with the banana to make sliced banana. Alternatively, you can save an inventory spot by carrying a weapon with a slash attack (such as a scimitar or a whip) and use that. Note that the banana must be sliced before you use it with the rum, or you will simply stuff the whole banana into the neck to the bottle, and will have to collect the ingredients again since Tinsay won't accept it. Add these slices to the rum, which will still be called Karamja rum afterwards. Give it to Tinsay (he'll of course simply drink it).

Seaweed sandwich

You need to bring him a seaweed sandwich, only with monkey skin instead of bread. Take some seaweed from the shores. Then kill a level 3 Monkey with magic or ranged, since you can only melee them with a halberd. Take the monkey corpse to Tamayu to get it skinned. He will only skin it if you have already helped him with his part of the quest. You'll get monkey bones and monkey skin. Use the skin with the seaweed to make a sandwich. Give it to Tinsay.

Marinated jogre bones

You now need to get some jogre bones marinated in karambwanji paste. First, kill a level 53 Jogre and take the bones. Either light the bones with a tinderbox or go to a furnace anywhere (Shilo Village , TzHaar city, or Zanaris would be the closest) and use the bones on the furnace to burn them, making Burnt jogre bones (If you have forgotten your tinderbox and do not want to go to a furnace, there is a general store by the musician to the north of Karamja). Next, catch another karambwanji - DO NOT cook it - and grind it with your pestle and mortar to make karambwanji paste. Then add the paste to the burnt bones to get pasty jogre bones. Cook the pasty jogre bones on a range or open fire - this will make Marinated jogre bones. You can use the ever burning fire in the village of Tai Bwo Wannai or the range in Zanaris which also has a furnace. Give these to Tinsay. It is also worthy to note that a range and furnace is available at Port Phasmatys, so ectophial is highly useful here.

After eating the marinated jogre bones, Tinsay will regain his sanity and agree to return to Tai Bwo Wannai.


Fairy ring: DKP

Inventory: Karambwan Vessel with Karambwanji

Tiadeche will go back to Tai Bwo Wannai after you teach him how to catch karambwan.

Note: You may have already done the below step if you did the quest without level 65 fishing.

Tiadeche is located on the east island on the north shore

Go to the island east of the island that the village is on - there is a log to cross the dividing river. Go to the northern corner of that smaller island. Find Tiadeche and talk to him. Give him your full karambwan vessel to get a raw karambwan.

After you've given Tiadeche the baited vessel, talk to Lubufu again. Choose any options and you will get a replacement. Give it to Tinsay (who has yet to return to the village)by using the vessel on him, who will figure out the engineering. He will give you a crafting manual to take to Tiadeche on how to make them. Take these to Tiadeche (use the Fairy Ring North East of Tinsay to get to Tiadeche - DKP). He will go back to Tai Bwo Wannai.

Finishing the Quest

After you've convinced all three brothers to return, talk to the village chief (Timfraku) again for your reward (use teleport to if your house is in Brimhaven). Regardless of your response to him, you'll get a 2,000 coin reward. Then, talk to each of the three brothers in their local shops for an additional reward!) The brothers are located in a row of three huts at the southern edge of Tai Bwo Wannai Village.


Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Reward


  • In the cutscene where Tamayu fights the Shaikahan, it may sometimes appear that there are two Shaikahans, because one is added in the location to fight Tamayu while the Shaikahan already there may wander into the camera's view.

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