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This article is about The Grand Tree quest. For the location, see Grand Tree.



Official quest description: The Grand Tree, which shelters the majority of the small gnome population of RuneScape, is dying. Is it human sabotage or an inside job? Help King Shareen to find the true cause and save the tree gnomes from an uncertain fate.
Release date: 12 December 2002 (Update)
Start: Talk to King Narnode Shareen in The Grand Tree.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Long
Members only: Yes
Items needed:
  • 1,000 Coins (optional, if you didn't help Femi with the boxes)
  • Items for your form of travel (see guide)


Monsters to kill:



Decoding the message

  • Speak to King Shareen on the ground floor of the Grand Tree.
  • Take both these items to Hazelmere. He can be found on a small island east of Yanille. There are Jungle Spiders on the ground below his house.
  • To get there:  
Teleports:- If you can cast the Watchtower Teleport spell, that brings you close. OR If your Player Owned House (POH) is in Yanille, teleport there. From either of those teleports, walk east past the bank and out across long bridges that span the islands.
If you can use the Fairy Rings, go to code "CLS".
Boats to Port Kharzard are available from ports. If you've completed Plague City; you can teleport to Ardougne then get a boat to Brimhaven - and from there a boat to Kharzard.
You can also use the Ring of Duelling to teleport to Castle Wars, and then run there.
If you're not so sure you can look at the World Map.
  • Talk to Hazelmere. You will not understand him, but eventually you will communicate.
Fetch me a translator!

A man came to me with the King's seal
I gave the man Daconia rocks
and Daconia rocks will kill the tree!

Uncovering the spy

  • Return to King Narnode Shareen in The Grand Tree. Tell him the message above. He will ask what the translation is in three lines, so pick each line from the choices offered. For the first line, you have to go to the second set of choices offered.
  • Talk to Glough. He is located south of the grand tree, east of the ramp in a tree house. (His house ladder is right next to the Teleport icon on the minimap) He will tell you that he will take care of the problem.
  • King Shareen will tell you that Glough has caught someone. You will ask to see the prisoner. He is located on the top floor of the Grand Tree.
  • The prisoner, whose name is Charlie, will tell you that you need to search Glough's house for evidence.
  • Go to Glough's house. Search the cupboard and you will find his journal. Make sure you talk to Charlie for the whole conversation or else you won't be able to get Glough's Journal.
  • After finding his journal, talk to Glough. After the conversation, you will be put in the cell next to Charlie's. (If you leave the conversation after Glough summons the guard, the guard will stay there but not take you away. You must talk to Glough again in order to be put in the cell.)
  • After a conversation with Charlie, about the Ship yard on Karamja, he will tell you a password to access it, which is Ka-Lu-Min.
  • The King will appear and apologise for Glough imprisoning you.
  • He will tell you to quickly escape on the Gnome glider on the top floor of The Grand Tree.

The Shipyard

  • Talk to the Pilot and he will fly you to Karamja; The glider crash lands just west of the Ship yard. The shipyard is to the east. The Jogres may prevent your conversation with the pilot via combat.
  • When you reach the Ship yard, try to open the gate. You will be stopped by a non-attackable shipyard worker. Tell the shipyard worker Glough sent you. Then give the password: Ka - Lu - Min
  • After getting in, find the foreman (found on the southern docks) and talk to him.
  • You can either kill the foreman or answer his questions.
    • Q. How is Glough's wife? - A. She is no longer with us.
    • Q. What is Glough's favourite food? - A. Wormhole.
    • Q. What is his new girlfriend's name? - A. Anita.
  • After killing him or answering the questions, you will receive a lumber order for Glough for the ships. Take it to the king.

Convincing the king

  • The glider was broken in the crash, so you will need to find another way back to The Grand Tree. You have 2 options: If you have completed the Tree Gnome Village quest you can use the Spirit tree from Mobilising Armies (you can arrive there by using a Ring of Duelling) to teleport to the centre of the maze and then use that spirit tree to the stronghold. If you haven't completed the Tree Gnome Village quest, you need to go to the Tree Gnome Stronghold gate and talk to Femi. Tell her you need to get inside, and she will sneak you in. If you haven't helped her previously, she will charge you 1,000 coins. If you have she will help you for free.
  • After you show King Shareen the note from the Foreman, he still will not believe your accusations.
  • Speak to Charlie again on the top floor of The Grand Tree. He will suggest you speak to Anita, Glough's girlfriend.
  • Go and talk to her. She is in the second tree house to the west of the swamp, north-west of The Grand Tree. She will give you Glough's key and ask you to return it to Glough.
  • Go to Glough's house and use the key to open the chest. Inside, you will find some invasion plans detailing his plan to seize control of RuneScape.
  • Take the notes to King Shareen. He will still not believe your evidence. He will tell you that in their search of Glough's house all they found were 4 sticks.
  • They spell out the word TUZO.
  • Use the Translation book to decipher what it means. You will find that when rearranged the sticks spell the word OPEN. (If you've dropped it, talk to the king for another copy.)
  • Prior to returning to Glough's house, equip yourself for battling the level 172 Black Demon. You can access the bank by going up the ladder next to the king, then head West & South.
    Spelling with the sticks
  • Return to Glough's house and climb up the Watchtower. This is a tree on the east side of the second floor and requires 25 Agility to climb. You can drink an agility potion at level 22 agility.
  • You will find four stone stands. Use the sticks with the stands to spell out TUZO, starting from the far left. You will hear gears turning, and will that the trap door on the platform opens, but be prepared.
  • After you enter make sure to wait till Glough walks up to you and starts the conversation. If you move before he gets to you, You will have to exit and go back through the trap door.
  • After you enter, and Glough talks to you, a level 172 Black Demon will attack you.

Defeating the Demon

The Black Demon.
  • You can either fight the demon using Melee or hide and use Range, Magic and halberds.
  • If you choose to use ranged or magical attacks, then hide behind the blue rocks that are scattered throughout the dungeon. If he can still attack you then move behind another rock until he can no longer attack you. You can also go into the tunnel to where the demon cannot reach so you can attack him using range or magic attacks or a halberd. Another option would be to head north until you get into the tunnels, stop right when you get in and move three spaces there. You can use ranged or magical attacks easily and safely from there.
  • It is possible to defeat the demon very easily with a dwarf multicannon.  You will lose the cannon at the end of the battle, but can get a free replacement from Nulodion near the entrance to the dwarven mine.
  • If you take too long fighting the demon, it will disappear into thin air and you'll have to start the battle all over again.
  • While fighting the demon, you will not be able to see any players, nor will they be able to see you. This means if you bring help for any reason, they will be unable to assist you!
  • Food such as Swordfish, Lobster, Monkfish, or Sharks (High Healing Food) will DEFINITELY be needed for the fight.
  • If you run out of food during the fight, make sure you have a Teleportation device in hand with you in case something bad happens. You need this because the ladder gets broken right after you start the fight.
Fighting the Black Demon

After the Battle

Searching the roots.
  • After defeating the Demon, walk along the passage until you find King Shareen standing by a ladder. Talk to him and after a conversation with him, he asks you to locate the last Daconia rock.
  • Search the roots all around the area until you find the Daconia rock, then talk to King Shareen. Congratulations, quest complete!




Music tracks unlocked:


  • When you try to enter the Shipyard, your character has the option to say "I'm from the Ministry of Health and Safety." The guard will respond, "Never 'eard of 'em." After, your character will respond with, "You will respect my authority!" This is a reference to the character Eric Cartman, off of South Park.
  • Before you fight the black demon, Glough says "say hello to my little friend". This is a reference to the film "Scarface".
  • After you kill the Black demon, Glough yells "mummy!" and runs through a wall. He is also later found hiding in the Daconia rocks.

This article uses material from the "The Grand Tree" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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