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Start pointQuest map icon
As a First Resort icon
Speak to Chief Tess in the centre of Oo'glog
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyExperienced Experienced
Official lengthLong
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest Quests:
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Available just outside Oo'glog:

Recommended transport:

Enemies to defeat None, but lower-levelled players should be able to avoid the wolves outside the city.

Getting started

  • Head to Oo'glog east of Mobilising Armies and talk to Chief Tess. (Chat 111)
  • Talk to Balnea in the Oo'glog bank. (Chat 121111)

The food

Items needed: 10 eucalyptus logs, 8 achey logs, 4 spears and 2 raw chompies
  • Talk to Chargurr north of the bank. (Chat 1)
  • Put eight achey tree logs and ten eucalyptus logs in the fire pit.
  • Talk to Chargurr. (Chat 2)
  • Give her four spears. (The ogres that use spears outside of Oo'glog drop spears often) (Chat 2)
  • Talk to Chargurr. (Chat 2)
  • Use two raw chompies on Chargurr.
  • Talk to Chargurr.
  • Light the fire pit.
  • Talk to Chargurr.

The beds

Items needed: 8 stripy feathers (or a bird snare)
  • Talk to Balnea. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Snurgh who is in a building in the south-east corner of Oo'glog. (Chat 1)
  • Give her eight stripy feathers.

The salon

Items needed: 8 larupia furs (tatty or regular) and 4 wolf bones (if you need to trap the larupias, bring a teasing stick)
  • Talk to Balnea. (Chat 11)
  • Talk to Kringk in the building east of the bank. (Chat 2)
  • Give her four wolf bones and eight larupia furs, tatty larupia furs can be used as well. (Chat 1)

The pools

Items needed: 16 eucalyptus logs, 7 each of the five types of herb (the maximum number you may need if you follow the method below)
  • Talk to Balnea.
  • Talk to Seegud north-east of the bank.
  • To clear the bugs, eucalyptus logs and different plant types are needed.
Rock type Corresponding plant
Long brown Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus log
Green gumdrop Fever grass Fever grass
Red sphere Primweed Primweed
Yellow egg-shaped Tansymum Tansymum
Orange squarish Stinkbloom Stinkbloom
Purple tall Lavender Lavender
  • Collect 16 eucalyptus logs and 7 each of the five type of herbs from outside of Oo'glog.
  • Head north-west of Seegud to the saltwater spring.
  • Examine the stones between the spring and the fire pit.
  • Place eucalyptus logs and the correct combination of plants in the fire pit and light them.
  • Talk to Seegud.
  • Head back to the spring and talk to Snarrl.
  • Disperse the insects from each of the pools:
    • Each of the five pools will have a fire pit and a pile of stones beside it, with all pools sharing one common stone. This stone represents eucalyptus logs, which must be added to every fire. Examine the piles of stones for a detailed description of each stone.
    • Start with the thermal bath, north-east of Seegud. This fire pit requires eucalyptus logs and one of the five plants in order to disperse the insects. By trial and error, determine which plant is needed for this pool and memorise the corresponding stone. If done correctly, the swarm of insects above the pool will vanish completely.
    • Next, move to the mud bath to the east -- this fire pit requires eucalyptus logs and two plants. The primary plant of this pool is the same as the plant used at the thermal bath. Figure out the secondary plant by using any of the other four unused plants, until the correct combination is discovered.
    • Move to the salt-water spring west of the thermal bath -- this fire pit requires eucalyptus logs and two plants. Be sure to use the secondary plant from the mud bath as the primary plant for this pool. Find the secondary plant by using the three remaining herbs until the correct one is found.
    • Now head to the sulphur spring -- this fire pit requires eucalyptus logs and two plants. Use the secondary plant for the salt-water spring as the primary plant for this spring. One of the two remaining herbs will be the secondary plant, so try them both.
    • Lastly, head to the Bandos pool -- this fire pit requires eucalyptus logs and three plants. Players should have worked out what all the stones mean by now (there will be one new stone, but players should only have one unused herb).
  • After all of the bugs are taken care of, talk to Seegud.

The animals

  • Talk to Balnea. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Chief Tess. (Chat 1)


Items needed: Logs and a few fever grass
  • Head to the salt-water spring.
  • Use the deadfall traps to catch diseased kebbits.
    • To bait the trap, use fever grass on it, then light a fever grass from the inventory and move around
    • Catch two from the western and eastern side. .
  • Do this until all four kebbits are caught.

Wimpy birds

Items needed: Bird snare and a few tansymum
  • Set up a bird snare west of the bank.
  • Light a tansymum from the inventory and move around.
  • Do this until all five birds are caught.


Items needed: Box trap and a few lavender
  • Head west of Chief Tess and the sulphur spring.
  • Set up a box trap.
  • Burn lavender from the inventory and move around the area.
  • Once the box shakes, check the trap.
  • When all four platypodes are caught, head to the north-east corner of Oo'glog and release them next to the plants in the water.

Finishing up

  • Talk to Balnea and do not skip the cutscene.
  • Quest complete!


As a First Resort reward
Music unlocked
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