|Official quest description: The tree gnomes are in trouble. General Khazard's forces are hunting them to extinction. Find your way through the hedge maze to the gnomes secret treetop village, then help the gnomes fight Khazard and retrieve the orbs of protection.|
|Release date: 23 July 2002 (Update)|
|Start: Centre of the Tree Gnome Village Maze, talk to King Bolren|
|Members only: Yes|
|Requirements: None, but a good combat level and food are highly recommended.|
|Items needed: 6 normal logs (or a hatchet)|
|Monsters to kill: Level 112 Khazard Warlord|
Talk to King Bolren in the centre of the Tree Gnome Village. He will say that three orbs have been stolen by Khazard troops. Agree to help him, and you will be taken out of the maze.
Head north to the edge of the battlefield and speak with Commander Montai. He will ask for you to get 6 loads of logs to repair their defences. (Note that while he says "loads," he just means 6 bundles of logs-because 3 logs are the icon of the item- or 6 normal trees.) Supply him with the logs and he'll tell you that the three trackers that have been sent out to retrieve coordinates to fire the ballista have not returned. He will ask you to find them.
The first two trackers will give you the coordinates you need, which you'll automatically commit to memory. The third tracker, however, has been driven mad as a result of the chaos. Though most of what he says is garbage, he will give you a hint as to the number you need. You may have to do a bit of guesswork, though. For instance, "Less than my hands" would equal 1, where "More than my head" could be 2, Where "More than we but less than our feet" could be 3, "my legs and your legs" could be 4.
Head back to the ballista on the west side of the battle, and you'll be given a chance to enter the third coordinate. Enter the coordinate according to the hint given by the third tracker.
Note: Though an ally, you may be hit by "friendly fire" from time to time, causing minor damage. They also use some strong verbiage if you kill one of the war tortoises.
Once you get a hit, walk to the Khazard Stronghold and climb over the wall that is now mostly destroyed. When you do, you will be attacked by a level 48 Khazard Commander after a short bit of dialogue. Climb the ladder and another one will attack you. You will then be able to find the missing orb of protection inside the closed chest. (Note: if you are at a low combat level, or just don't want the xp, then you can run past them both to open the chest.)
Exit the village and start heading to north-west, past the wolves to the south edge of West Ardougne. (Note that if you don't talk to the king first, you won't receive the orbs and will have to kill the warlord again!)
Talk to the Warlord and kill him to retrieve the other two orbs. If you are a low level, it is possible for you to poison the warlord and then hide behind a tree and wait or take a higher level friend to nearly kill him and finish him yourself. If you can just kill him, it is recommended because he has over 150 HP. If you choose to fight him with melee, food is advisable, as he can hit up to 9, and often. Prayer potions are also recommended for low-level players capable of using Protect from Melee. It is quite easy to kill him using hit-and-run tactics with a crossbow. Head back to the Village and return them to King Bolren to complete the quest.
Battling the warlord
The Orb restoration ceremony
The tree Orbs are returned!