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This is the quick guide for Eadgar's Ruse.
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Start pointQuest map icon
Eadgar's Ruse icon
Talk to Sanfew in Taverley
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.
  • Teleports to Ardougne; an Ardougne cloak can be used to teleport relatively close to the Zoo.
  • Some food if you have to run the gauntlet with thrower trolls. Not necessary if you have the recommended agility level.
  • Prayer potions again, only if you cannot avoid running past the thrower trolls and if you have the protect from missiles prayer but can't keep it up long enough to run past the thrower trolls several times. Food is probably cheaper though.
  • Energy potions if your agility level is low. (Lots of running back and forth.)
Enemies to defeat
  • None

If you completed the Druidic Ritual or Death Plateau quests before they were reworked on 31 January 2012, you must complete the updated versions of those quests before starting this quest unless you go up Trollheim the way near the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon, in which case, doing the new Death Plateau is unneeded, but doing the new Druidic Ritual is still required.

Getting started

  • Start the quest by speaking to Sanfew, who lives in the building just southwest of the summoning instructor, in Taverley. (If the slayer cape is owned, the teleport to Turael is convenient.) (Chat 1)

The troll cook

  • Equip your climbing boots and make your way to the Troll Stronghold.
  • Once in the Stronghold, go south and climb down the stairs (this is the Troll Stronghold kitchen).
  • Speak to Burntmeat.

Eadgar's plan

Tricking the trolls

  • Make your way to Trollheim using the same route as in the Troll Stronghold quest. Eadgar's Cave is on top of the mountain with the thrower trolls, the world map marks this as Trollheim.
    • The grouping system teleport for General Graardor puts you right outside Eadgar's Cave.
  • Talk to Eadgar.
  • Talk to Parroty Pete at the Ardougne Zoo. He is located at the northern end by the wolves. (Chat 3)
  • Talk to him again. (Chat 2)
  • Right click the pineapple chunks and use them on the vodka to obtain alco-chunks
  • Use the alco-chunks on the aviary hatch on the west side of the parrot cage.
  • Head back to Eadgar and talk to him.
  • Head to the stronghold.
  • Go north and down the stairs, then pass through the prison door (to your east) and climb down the stairs.
  • Use the "Drunk Parrot" on the rack north of the prison cells.
  • Head back to Eadgar with your parrot still under the rack.
  • Talk to Eadgar and he'll take the wheat, raw chickens, and one of your logs.
  • Head to Taverley and talk to Tegid who can be found doing laundry south-west of the tree farming patch. (Chat 2)
  • Head back to Eadgar and talk to him.

Truth serum

  • Search all the grassy areas near Eadgar's cave until you find a tiny Troll thistle growing in a patch of grass (this will be the only one with a "pick" option).
  • Make a fire with your remaining logs.
  • Use the Troll thistle on the fire and then grind it.
  • Use the ground thistle on ranarr potion (unf) to obtain the troll potion
  • Talk to Eadgar.
  • Get the parrot from the rack and then talk to Eadgar again. You'll get a fake man.

Obtaining goutweed

  • Go back to the kitchen in the stronghold and give the dummy to Burntmeat. (Chat 1)
  • Search the kitchen drawers for the storeroom key.
  • Climb down the stairs to enter the storeroom.
  • You can surge through the troll without being seen.
  • Use safe spots (U-shaped areas with boxes on three sides) to pass the guards.
    • Run to the first safe spot, the middle safe spot in the third row of boxes from the entrance, after the trolls patrolling the first row and the eastern second row just pass you.
    • Wait for the troll which travels north on the western side to make the turn to the east, then run to the safe spot on the southern side of the third row.
    • Wait until the troll guard approaching you from the south has turned the west, then run to the crate with the goutweed. Make sure that you are standing to the side of the crate or you will get caught.
  • Get 2 goutweed if you're planning on doing Dream Mentor.
  • Head back to Sanfew and give him the goutweed. (Chat 2)
  • Quest complete!


Eadgar's Ruse reward
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