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Official quest description: Sibling rivalry can get messy - more so when the siblings are Fremennik princes with a point to prove. The islands of Jatizso and Neitiznot were set up by two brothers who hated each other, and they have been at loggerheads ever since. But now there is a new threat from trolls in the north...

Can you prove your loyalty to both brothers and save the islanders from a fate as troll food? Your skills as a Fremennik warrior, a bridge builder and... a jester will be tested on the islands.

Release date: 6 February 2007 (Update)
Start: Talk to Mord Gunnars in northern Rellekka
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium-Long depends on how you are equipped
Members only: Yes
Requirements: The Fremennik Trials
  • Level 20
  • Level 56
  • Level 46 (If you wish to make the yak armour & Fremennik shield yourself)
  • Level 40 (Boosts can be used, for example Summer Pie at 35 Agility)
Items needed:
Monsters to kill:

Walkthrough

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Area Overview

The Fremennik Isles is a collection of islands interconnected by bridges. The map below shows the islands and their interconnections. There are two major villages on the islands: Neitiznot and Jatizso. The teleport locations show the landing docks that can be reached from the most northern dock in Rellekka using the appropriate ferry operator. The numbers on the map represent the following locations relevant during the quest:

Quest map
  1. The court of King Gjuki Sorvott IV
  2. The court of King Mawnis Burowgar
  3. A bridge that needs repairs
  4. Another bridge that needs repairs
  5. Entrance to the Troll Cave for the final battle.

At any time during the quest it is possible to travel around all islands, although the northern isles host significant numbers of hard hitting Trolls. Crossing the bridges before their repair may result in falling down into the water.

King Gjuki Sorvott IV

King Sorvott's court


  • Talk to Mord Gunnars at the northern most dock in Rellekka to be taken to Jatizso.
  • Talk to the King, but the cat, HRH Hrafn, keeps interrupting. The king asks you to get the cat a raw tuna.
  • Alternatively, one can use the Amulet of Catspeak to talk to the King's cat. The cat will proceed to tell the player that he requests a raw tuna.
Via Catspeak Amulet, His Royal Highness Hrafn requests a tuna
  • Give the raw tuna to the King's cat, and talk to the King.
  • The king will tell you that some dwarves from Keldagrim are here for a shipment of ore, and the matter needs sorting before matters can continue. He will tell you to mine some ore.
  • Give the king the ores you are assigned (tin ore if mining level 1-29, 7 coal ore if 30-54, 6 mithril ore if 55+). If needed, these ores can be mined at the cave below the village. It is accessible by exiting the west gate and going north east. Enter the dungeon and mine the ores. Tin Ore and Copper ore also can be bought from Hring Hring. The King's reward for the ores consists of some coins. (e.g. The 6 Mithril ores pay 5000 gp in total) Noted ores work just fine.
  • Take the Silly jester clothing from the chest behind the king's throne.
  • The king will tell you the password, which is what low level players usually say: free stuff please
  • Head back to Rellekka so you can take a ferry to Neitiznot from Mord's wife, Maria Gunnars,who stands next to him.

King Mawnis Burowgar

King Burowgar's court
  • Talk to Slug Hemligssen, behind the bank. He'll give the assignment to listen in only wearing the Silly jester clothing. (Get the Silly jester clothing from the chest located in the room where the king of Jatizso.)
Jester Controls
  • Talk to Mawnis Burowgar while wearing the jester costume and entertain him - do everything he says using the jester control panel shown in the picture. Keep an eye on the guards exchange:
When do we assault the caves?
In two days
Good. How many recruits are ready?
Seventeen so far.
More shields are completed by noon.
And the armour?
I will finish the armour by tomorrow.
And the two bridges we need repaired.
I will fix them as soon as I can.
  • Back to Slug, and answer his questions. They will be about what the guards talked about. The answers to the three questions: in 2 days, 17 militia, 2 bridges. He will reward you with 2500 coins.
  • Back to the Mawnis Burowgar, without the jester costume this time.

Bridge Repairs

  • Give the Mawnis Burowgar 8 rope. If you don't have any, kill Yaks for 8 Yak hair and spin the hair on the village's spinning wheel (in the south east of the island) to make rope. The King will let you keep the rope, and will reward you with 1000 coins. If you have the ropes in your inventory when you visit him to ask what needs to be done, a humorous conversation takes place about how it is a coincidence that you happened to have rope already in your inventory, and after a little squirming about how they knew what to do, your character will make the excuse that he/she is a rope salesman.
  • Go and cut 8 arctic pine logs, and split them on the woodcutting stump north of the village, across the rope bridge. If you don't own a hatchet, the crafting store inside the bank building sells bronze hatchets. Show the king these and you will receive another 1500 coins.
  • Get a knife from bank (or buy one from crafting store in bank) and repair the bridges (right click) to the north (you need level 20 construction). Be warned; you may be attacked by high-level, hard-hitting trolls. It is best to repair a bridge, then go back across it and repair the other bridge from the same side rather than repairing the bridge from the opposite side, as it means you will not have to run past the trolls. The female ice trolls use Ranged.
  • Go back to talk to Mawnis Burowgar again, he'll pay another 1500 coins for repairing the bridges. Now the request is to investigate the troll caves. But first you need to make sure that the other king does not take the raid on the trolls in the wrong way.

Tax Collector

King Gjuki Sorvott IV
  • Use boat to go back to Rellekka and use Mord's ferry service to return to King Sorvott on Jatizso.
  • King Gjuki Sorvott IV requires a tax collector for his new window tax which needs to pay for the expenses of the army, and will give you an Empty tax bag.
  • Visit the shopkeepers at the armourer's hut (8000 coins), weapon-smith hut (6000 coins), eating hall (5000 coins) and the fish shop (5000 coins).
  • Players are given the option to pay Vanligga Gastfrihet's taxes for her, and they are strongly encouraged to do so, since this will allow them access to her Yak-good shop, which is very useful.
  • Go back to king Sorvott, who now requires a tax collector for the newly invented "facial hair tax". Find Raum Urda-Stein (Armour Trader, tax payer), Hring Hring (ore trader, tax payer), Skuli Myrka (weapon trader, tax payer), Flosi Dalksson (raw fish seller, pays tax) and Keepa Kettilon (cook, has a moustache, pays tax); each pays 1000 coins (Vanligga, naturally, has no tax to pay). The tax bag now contains 29000 coins. The same taxpayer options apply as in the previous tax collection round.

Note: If you try to tax Magnus Gram, at the bank, an amusing exchange follows where he threatens to charge the player for bank services!

  • Return to the King. The taxes are finally enough. Now the King requires more spying assistance. So, its time to return to Slug the spymaster in Neitiznot.

The Jester Part 2

  • Return to Slug once more, only to get an assignment as jester again.
  • A rough capture of the guards exchange:
Dance for Burowgar
What do you think of the new Burgher's Champion?
He/She seems honourable and courageous to me.
What about their collaboration with King Sorvott?
Well, I trust Mord Gunnars and he works for the King.
And the Champion was helping you to repair the bridges.
Well yes. So are your militia ready?
I have them anchored near Etceteria.
Then I shall sail our potions to them tonight.
So are we ready to sail at dawn?
Absolutely, long live Burgher Burowgar.
And may the Troll king be short lived.
  • Now return to Slug and bring out a report. The answers are: near Etceteria, some potions, I have been helping Neitiznot. Slug is pleased with the answers and pays another 2500 coins.
  • Slug suggests to visit King Sorvott and give an update on the spying progress so return to Jatizso.

Traditional Fremennik Rites

  • King Sorvott gets an update that he is not prepared for, but he won't listen to sound advice.
  • Get a Royal decree that you need to deliver to Mawnis Burowgar.
  • Hop islands again to talk to Mawnis Burowgar, who is obviously disappointed in learning the decree from King Sorvott. As leader of his troops, go through the ancient Neitiznot warrior rites.
  • "if you wish to make this part a lot faster or don't have the crafting requirments, buy the Yak Hide armour and the Fremennik Sheild , as they are very cheap and speed this part up, if you have the Yak hide armour & the Sheild simply talk to him , and talk to him again as if you just made them."
  • First make a Yak hide armour. Get three Yak hides and have them tanned by Thakkrad Sigmundson for a fee of 5 coins per hide. Take needle and thread from bank and craft the tanned yak hides into Yak-hide chaps (1 hide) and into a Yak-hide body (2 hides). Each hide gives 32 crafting experience.
    • Thakkrad states "Then I will give you instruction on how this hide may be crafted into a thick jerkin, ideal for protecting yourself from the granite clubs that the trolls of these isles prefer to wield".
  • Talk to King Burowgar again to learn how to make a large Fremennik round shield.
  • Making the shield requires two arctic logs, one bronze nail, a hammer and a rope. The crafting store beside the bank chests sells bronze nails and hammers; if you lack a rope you can make it with Yak Hair as previously described. Craft the shield on the woodcutting stump located north of town, yielding 34 crafting experience.
    • Player is told the shield protects against the stones thrown by the trolls.
  • Return to King Burowgar one more time to get the assignment to kill the Ice Troll King and deliver his head.

The Ice Troll King

Ice Troll King bridge
  • Ice trolls resemble their mountainous counterparts. The key difference is that Ice trolls wield melee and ranged weapons with a special effect that can hit through defence. So, occasionally, the Ice troll can hit as though the player wears no armour and has a defence of 1. Unlike the Veracs set effect, the weapons do not hit through protection prayers. The Yak armour and the Fremennik round shield helps a lot to reduce the frequency and the damage of the special effect from the Ice trolls weapons. The traditional Fremennik armour has reasonable defence against both melee and ranged attacks. The only extra items to bring are cape, gloves, boots, helmet, amulet and melee weapon of your choice.
  • If you're planning on using melee without wearing yak hide armour and the Fremennik shield, also bring a super set, prayer potions and good food. There are reports of people dying in the Ice Troll Cave. Taking a Ring of Life should be considered as well as an Emergency teleport (e.g. Ectophial, Elf teleport crystal or any Magic tablet)
  • Go to the eastern part of the most northern isle. As you get closer to the dungeon, the number of hard hitting Trolls keeps increasing. The Trolls have melee and range attacks. Running helps to reduce the damage from melee Trolls. Use ranged/melee prayer protection to reduce the amount of damage taken. Try to save run energy for the final part of the surface journey to the Troll cave.
  • After entering the east cave entrance, a cut scene follows. The Honour guards from King Burowgar will help with killing 10 trolls before the Champion can cross the bridge to assault the Ice Troll King. Their support can be useful as the Trolls are in a multi-combat area with range and melee Trolls teaming up to inflict a lot of damage. The Troll males, grunts and runts melee while the females range.
  • Bork Sigmundson is near the cave entrance and gives you up to 10 tuna, 3 strength potions, and/or 3 prayer potions upon request. If there is not enough inventory space, then the player gets enough to fill the pack and does not get any more. Players can make only one request for each supply. Simply talk to him. This should give you enough potions if you're meleeing with protection prayers and the appropriate Fremennik armour.
  • A useful strategy can be to head straight south to the bridge, where only Trolls with melee attacks will attack in a nice single file (2 will respawn nearby and the spot is just out of reach for the female ranger Ice Trolls). With melee protection, kill the 10 trolls required to cross the bridge. A message in the screen will appear stating that the bridge to the Ice Troll King can be used.
  • If you do not have enough prayer level for Protect from Melee, then you can use Protect from Missiles and kill the female trolls instead as an alternative, but stay away from the troll grunts and males.
  • When crossing the bridge, a short cut scene appears and the Ice Troll King will have the benefit of the first strike, so turn on magic or ranged protect prayer before crossing bridge, NEVER turn on protect from melee. While you are at it restore prayer if needed. NOTE You can always leave when your supplies are low and come back and your kills WILL remain.
Claim the head of the Ice Troll King!
  • The Ice Troll King has a combat level of 122 and uses a powerful mix of attacks (melee, range (rocks), magic (Ice Barrage/Blitz) and teleport), and you can use Protect from Missiles or Protect from Magic when fighting him, Never use Protect from Melee or he will use a special attack that knocks you into the wall and deals up to 25
    Mawnis Burowgar gives you his helmet!
    damage. Using Protect from Missiles or Protect from Magic prayer negates this attack completely.
  • Some players report that the Ice Troll King is very difficult to hit with range and magic attack styles, since he is a troll, naturally he will have high defence against magic and ranged.
  • The dragon dagger's special attack is very useful in quickly bringing the Ice Troll King's health down. Use all the special attacks at the beginning of the battle.
  • Most players claim that melee is a reasonable method to defeat the Ice Troll King. Wearing yak hide armour and using the Fremennik shield will decrease his damage significantly (however has little effect on his magic attack damage.. which it is suggested you use prayer for).
  • A ring of recoil works against the Ice Troll King's melee and magic attacks.
  • One strategy that usually makes this battle laughably easy is to wear the yak-hide armour and Fremennik shield, combined with the Protect from Magic prayer. This will make it so that he rarely hits over one damage.
  • When using a super set, and a dragon weapon of some kind, he can be killed in about a minute, while sustaining little damage.
  • If possible, bring a halberd (rune+) and use the prayer that you have the lowest defence bonus against. Stand one square away from the king, and you will be able to effectively halberd him. You may need some more food, as the shield will not be available to be used.
  • As the king does not move towards you it is possible to run in, strike, then run out of his melee range before the king can strike.
  • After killing the Ice Troll King, get the Decapitated head from the body. (You do not need any particular weapon/knife for this step, you just pull it off). Also, if you lose the head, just go back in, and decapitate him again (no need to fight anything). Note that the head can not be banked.
  • Teleport away (attempting to run back to Neitiznot may lead to death, especially if you ran out of food and/or prayer during the fight). Bank and return to Neitiznot to talk to King Burowgar. After giving the Ice Troll King head to King Burowgar, the player will be offered two 10,000 experience rewards to any two of attack, strength, defence or hitpoints, (The player can select the same skill twice if desired). The king will then give the player his Helm of Neitiznot. After a bit more dialogue, the quest is complete!

Rewards

Fremennik Isles Reward
  • 1 Quest point
  • 5,000 Experience
  • 5,000 Experience
  • 10,000 Experience
  • Two times 10,000 combat experience (choose between Strength, Attack, defence or hitpoints)
  • A Fremennik royal helm also known as the Helm of Neitiznot, which is the equivalent of a Berserker helm with a +3 prayer bonus, slightly better mage and crush defence, and no negative bonuses. If a player has lost the helm, talk to Burogwar to buy another for 50k coins.
  • Access to new tree (Arctic Pine)
  • Access to a runite vein north east of Neitiznot, which also has 7 coals nearby
  • Also new mine near Jatizso with ores up to adamantite ore.
  • 14,000 coins in assorted rewards during quest
  • If the jester outfit is lost, a player can retrieve another one from the chest behind King Sorvott's throne. The jester outfit cannot be put into the clothes room of a player owned house.
  • The ability to make Yak hide armour which protects against the granite clubs wielded by the trolls and the shield protects against the stones thrown by the trolls
  • Contraband yak produce is available on Jatizso if a player refunds the 5,000 coin tax to Vannligga Gastfrihet who is north of the king. Yak-hide: 55 coins, Raw yak meat: 2, Hair: 2, and Cured Yak-hide: 110.
  • When you talk to Ned in Draynor, to buy some new rope, everytime you'll have this conversation that explains why the rope is not made out of wool, where Ned gets his rope and why he doesn't make rope anymore, plus a free extra rope every time you buy one from him.

Music

Trivia

  • The window tax was a British glass tax during 1696-1851.
  • The beard tax of 1698 is the best known of a series of measures enacted by Tsar Peter I to transform and regulate the appearance of his subjects.
  • Neitiznot is pronounced "Nay tizz not" and Jatizso is pronounced "Yah tizz so", both island names reflect opposing sides of an argument, "Nay, 'tis not" and " Yah, 'tis so."
  • The password one can give to Slug, Colourless green ideas sleep furiously, is a famous sentence devised by linguist Noam Chomsky to demonstrate how a phrase can be grammatically correct yet completely illogical.
  • If you give the wrong password to Slug, the first response he gives is Oranges are not the only fruit, which is the title of a book by Jeanette Winterson.
  • The watchtowers between the two islands have a surprise cut scene, in which they are yelling insults to each other, some of which are quotes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Jatizso guard also shouts "Our king's better than your burgher," which may be a reference to the fast-food chain Burger King.
  • When the quest was introduced, if players lost the jester outfit, they were unable to get another. This bug was later fixed.
  • Originally, players could return to the area in the quest where they and the High Guard had to kill 10 trolls. This proved to be a very efficient training ground, since the High Guard lowered the Trolls' health, leading to easy kills. Later, Jagex made the area off limits after the first visit during the quest.
  • The Helm of Neitiznot was initially untradeable. This was changed after a complaints from PK-ers on the RS forums.
  • Morten Holdstrom near main gate to Neitiznot eats surströmming, a Swedish delicacy consisting of fermented Baltic herring
  • One of Mawnis Burowgars guards' first name is Kjedelig, which means boring in Norwegian.
  • In the music 'Norse Code', a series of high pitch flute notes spell out "RuneScape" in Morse code.
  • The NPC in Jatizso named "Keepa Kettilon" is a play on word for "Keep the kettle on". Not surprisingly, Keepa is also a chef.
  • When the quest was first released, one of the NPCs used the word damn, but this was soon changed to blasted, presumably to avoid offending anyone.
  • Bork and Thakkrad Sigmundson are the likely sons of Sigmund the Merchant, as Scandinavians often take their father's first name as their last name with the suffix "son".
  • After finishing the quest, if you go to Ned in Draynor Village, he will confess to you that he doesn't actually make the rope. He actually purchases it from a woman in Neitiznot and he will give you an extra rope for free to keep quiet.
  • If, while Mawnis is assigning you to fix the bridges, you have all the ropes required in your inventory, an amusing dialogue occurs. This is likely a jab by Jagex at players who read quest guides and come more prepared than they logically should be. The dialogue is as follows:
    • Player: As it happens, I'm carrying enough rope on me right now.
    • Mawnis: That's a coincidence.
    • Player: It is.
    • Mawnis: Do you normally carry all that rope around with you?
    • Player: Err, no. I had a feeling I'd need it.
    • Mawnis: Are you some kind of seer?
    • Player: Not exactly.
    • Mawnis: Hey! You're not some sort of witch are you? Maybe I have trusted you too much.
    • Player: No, no, no! It's just a coincidence. Err, I spend my time trading rope. Yes that's right. I'm a rope trader and I just happen to have my wares on me.
    • Mawnis: You have come to the home of all rope to sell us... rope. What a load of old rope (ahem).
    • Player: You asked for it! Do you want this rope or not?
  • Players get the quest points for this quest after killing the Ice Troll King, which is before the player officially completes it.
  • The man that is guarding the stairs down to the mines name is Gruv Patrull which is Swedish for "Mine Officer".
  • When first talking to Slug Hemligssen the player will ask to have his named changed to Panther, which Slug declines and then says "It's my way or the highway." This is a reference to the movie Reservoir Dogs in which one of the characters requests to change his codename but meets the same response.
  • During the players jester performance, the guards outside talk about a "paper hat in a glass bottle." This paper hat may be a partyhat.
  • It is possible to do this quest at 54 woodcutting with no boosts, despite the quest guide saying 56 woodcutting is required. (Source needed.)
  • When collecting taxes from the citizens, Raum Urda-stein's chathead experiences a graphical bug. This is yet to be fixed.
  • The official quest description refers to the two Kings as brothers, however during the quest, they are referred to as cousins.
  • Before you decapitate the Ice Troll King he becomes smaller (then when you were fighting him) and loses his shading.
  • When your the Jester your charcter says "let me entertain you". this is a also a song by Robbie Williams.

 


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