Start pointQuest map icon Talk to Velorina in Port Phasmatys.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyUnknown edit
Official lengthLong
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable. 25 Agility, 20 Cooking, must be able to kill a level 32 Giant Lobster, Completed Priest in Peril and The Restless Ghost
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat Giant lobster Level 32.


Beginning the Quest

  • Items needed for this part: Ghost-speak amulet, 8 buckets, 7 bones + 7 pots.
  • Take your Amulet of Ghostspeak and the 8 buckets, 7 bones and pots to the Ectofuntus and worship it in order to get 35 ecto-tokens. Go upstairs to the bone grinder. As always when using the grinder, be sure to right-click the bones, so that you use them instead of burying them. Put bones in hopper and wind the grinder. Then empty the bin. You'll need these for the quest. Get 1 more bucket of ectoplasm for use later! Make sure you deposit this bucket into your bank. You get ectoplasm by opening the trapdoor near the Ectofuntus and walking down the huge spiral then using an empty bucket with the slime at the bottom. There is a shortcut that requires 58 agility, that can make the trip to the Ectofuntus much faster, conserving run energy.
  • Once you have them, pay 2 tokens to the guards for them to let you through and go talk to Velorina to begin the quest. She is in the house just east of the gates. When you talk to her, she will tell you that she is unhappy being kept where she is and not being allowed to pass on. She'll tell you to talk to Necrovarus.
  • Talk to Necrovarus back at the Ectofuntus. Unfortunately, he'll be less than cooperative, and even gets rather irate over your involvement. Since this obviously isn't going anywhere, go back and talk to Velorina again. She'll have another idea to try.

An alternative way that you can start the quest is to use the Charter Ship system. You can do this by looking at the chart to see what ships will take you to Port Phasmatys. Pay the fee and travel by ship. You will be able to head north and talk to Velorina and start the quest. Afterwards, go to the Ectofuntus to get the ecto-tokens, they can be used later, and also talk to Necrovarus in the same trip.

Every time you leave Port Phasmatys, remember to bring 2 ecto-tokens out with you, so that you can re-enter later, or you will have to go back to the bank in Canifis.

The Old Woman and Nettle Tea

  • Items needed for this part: Gloves, bowl of water, bucket of milk, logs x 1, tinderbox.
  • Grab your gloves, the bowl of water, a bucket of milk, a log and a tinderbox and head back in the direction of Canifis. There is a bank in the southern part of Port Phasmatys.
  • Pick some of the nettles (while wearing the gloves) east of Mazchna the slayer master, (Pick 2 nettles to be safe, 1 is fine though) and head north-west of Mazchna, out to the east side of the Slayer Tower, where there's a small house. This is the woman you're looking for.
  • Talk to the Old Crone, and she'll tell you about how she wants some nettle tea to refresh her aged memory.
  • Put the nettles in the bowl of water, then use the nettle-water on a range or fire.
  • Return to the woman's house, but she still won't be satisfied. It has to be in her own special cup. Again, right click on the bowl and put the nettle tea you have into the cup and give it to her. Now she will complain it has no milk. Use the bucket of milk on the tea.

Enchanting the Amulet

The Old Crone will now tell you that you can control Necrovarus by enchanting your Amulet of Ghostspeak to temporarily control ghosts in addition to talking to them, though it will only have one charge. To do this, she needs three items: The Book of Haricanto, the robes of Necrovarus, and a translation manual.

The Book of Haricanto

  • Talk to the old woman again and ask if there's anything you can do for her since she's been so helpful to you. She'll tell you about her long lost son and give you a model ship.
  • Head to Canifis and pick up your silk, needle, thread, knife, dye and whatever you need to fight a level 32 monster. Use your silk on the model ship to make a flag.
  • Head to the broken down ship just north of the farm near the Ectofuntus. Walk onto it and climb up a ladder. Then climb another ladder (which is on the wall next to the door of the building) to get to the top floor. Wait for the wind to die down a bit and search the mast to find out what colour the flag is. You will need to check the mast a minimum of 3 times to get all the colours needed. Now mix what dyes you need and use them on the Model ship's flag to dye it the appropriate colours.
  • Head down a level and speak with the old man. Ask him if it's his ship, and he'll recognize it. You've found the Old Crone's son! When you return him his ship, he will give you a chest key.
  • Use the key on the chest inside the captain's quarters to receive a piece of a map.
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  • Proceed to the north-west side of the ship where there is a plank you can walk out onto and get to some rocks. Jump along the path of rocks. Each jump costs 5% of your run energy, so keep an eye on your run energy. It is possible to fail the jumps, which will cause you to lose a few hitpoints. When you get to the end, there will be another chest with another map piece. Take it and go back to the ship.
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  • Climb down to the lowest level and get ready to fight. Open up the chests (some you cannot open) then search each one of them, and a giant lobster will attack you. Kill it and take the last piece of the map from the chest. Now fit them all together to form a treasure map.

  • Head back into Port Phasmatys. Grab 25 ecto-tokens (or 10, if you have an activated Ring of Charos) and a spade from the bank there and head north-east onto the dock.
  • Talk to the Ghost Captain of a small rowing boat to go to Dragontooth Island. You must have the map in your inventory before going to dig, or else it's a waste of tokens. Once there, use the map to find the treasure. If you want to walk it out, stand beside the left arm of the Saradomin statue you see nearby upon landing on the island. From there, walk 6 steps South, 8 steps East, 2 steps North, 4 steps East, and 22 steps South. Dig there with your spade, and you should find the Book of Haricanto which you're looking for (you can also look at the image to the right for an approximate location). An alternate option would be to use the follow option by right-clicking the map.

The Robes

  • Talk to Robin in the inn in Port Phasmatys and he'll tell you he wants clean sheets for his bed.
  • Go to the Ghost innkeeper and ask him if he has any jobs for you, and he will give you a bedsheet that he wants you to take to Robin. But rather than doing that, just take it with you.
  • Get that extra bucket of slime from your bank and dip your bedsheet into it. If you did not keep an extra bucket of slime, go to the Ectofuntus and walk down to the slime pool you fill a bucket with slime and dip the sheet into it.
  • Talk to Gravingas, the ghost activist protesting just inside the town's gate. Talk to him and he'll give you a petition form to collect signatures for. Put your sheet on because the ghosts are rather distrustful of humans and gather 10 signatures from them. It's not too hard. As long as you don't talk to the same person twice in a row, you can ask the same two or three ghosts for all 10 signatures. Don't worry if they ask for ecto-tokens. Just ask someone else if you don't want to pay.
  • With all 10 signatures, talk to Gravingas who will ask you to go back to Necrovarus and show him the petition. He'll get so angry over the dissension that he'll drop a bone key. Pick it up and head upstairs. Use the key on the locked door to get into his room. Open and search the coffin to find the mystical robes that belong to Necrovarus.

The Manual

  • Head back to the port and bank. From the bank, take 200 coins and the oak longbow.
  • Talk to Ak Haranu, a human wandering around the docks east of the inn. He'll tell you he has the manual, but in trade for it, he wants Robin's signature on an oak longbow.
  • Walk to the inn and talk to Robin. He'll challenge you to a game of Runedraw. Runedraw is a game similar to Blackjack which requires luck. Beat him at it a few times until he owes you 100 coins. He will give you a signed longbow to repay the debt. Take it back to the trader and he'll give you the manual you need.

Using the Spell

  • Return to the Old Crone with the robes, book, manual, and Amulet of Ghostspeak in your possession. Give all this to her and she'll cast the spell on your amulet.
  • Walk back to the Ectofuntus and make sure you're not being attacked by a vampire or anything, as this will interrupt your conversation. It may be easier travelling along the north coast where you will be unlikely to be attacked.
  • Talk to Necrovarus and command him to release all the ghosts he's holding. Just keep going through the rest of the conversation until the very end.
  • Enter Port Phasmatys one last time (you don't have to pay anymore) and talk to Velorina to tell her the good news. Congratulations!



  • 2 Quest Points
  • 2400 Prayer experience
  • Free passage to Port Phasmatys
  • The Ectophial, which allows you a direct teleport to the Ectofuntus. Just use it on the Ectofuntus to refill it.


Music tracks unlocked:



  • When enchanting the Amulet of Ghostspeak, the Old Crone uses the old Dance emote animation.
  • If you choose the 2 other options when trying to control Necrovarus, the Amulet of Ghostspeak will keep its charge.
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