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This is the quick guide for Icthlarin's Little Helper.
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Start pointQuest map icon
Quest icon 5th age
South-east of the southern bridge over the River Elid in the desert far south of Al Kharid. Talk to the Wanderer.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
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.
  • A kitten, a cat, an overgrown cat, or a Hellcat (if it's a kitten you won't need food since it will only need to be out for seconds at a time)
  • A tinderbox (Dwarven army axe and the tool belt will not work. It must be one in the inventory as it is lost during the quest.)
  • A full waterskin (which will be taken)
  • A pile of salt or a bag of salt, (Bag of salt is obtainable from the G.E or slayer master, Salt shaker in the tool belt doesn't work) or an empty bucket to obtain a pile of salt
  • Linen (obtainable during quest for 30 coins)
  • A willow log
  • A bucket of sap (Use a bucket on an evergreen, found in Catherby east of the Lodestone or in between Falador and Barbarian Village)
Enemies to defeat

General tips

  • After returning the canopic jar and talking to the priest, you can enter the city through the front gate, so you can use the magic carpet transport.
  • It is possible to get out of the city without purposely dying, finishing the quest, or using a teleport. There is a small crack in the north-eastern corner of the wall near the locust. You can re-enter the city from a rock north-east of where the quest started, directly north-east of the tent where the wanderer is.
  • 3-4 waterskins are recommended- remember, one will be taken from you by the wanderer right at the start. You will not need water within the city, and there are places to fill your water.
  • Note that wearing a lot of weight will make you die faster in the desert. Take this into account- bring more waterskins if you are bringing a lot of armour and weapons with you.
  • Note that jumping the pit is risky. You will not always make it, even if you have 100 run energy and nothing equipped.
  • The level 56 Possessed Priest and one of Apmeken, Het, Crondis or Scabaras are not hard to defeat with the help of prayer.

Starting out

Items needed: Tinderbox and waterskin (4)
  • Talk to the Wanderer while your cat is following you (the Wanderer is located west of the Agility Pyramid). (Chat 21)
  • Talk to her again. (Chat 4)
  • Touch the northern door on the southern pyramid (picture of a cat).


Icthlarin's Little Helper pitfall path

Demonstrating the path to avoid the pitfalls.

  • The path after the initial crushers is littered with pitfalls.
    • Walk to the first panel on the northern wall after the wall crushers.
    • Move south-east, then move three steps forward.
    • Move north-east, then move two steps forward.
    • Move one step south-east, and continue on.
  • Avoid traps and aggressive monsters until you reach a pit.
  • Jump across the pit (requires at least 20% run energy and low weight).
  • Enter west door and solve puzzle (reroll your puzzle until it looks like solution below).

The Desert Demigods

  • Talk to the Sphinx with your cat/kitten out. (Chat 1121)
  • Talk to the High Priest, located inside the temple in the south part of the city.
  • Examine the canopic jar in your inventory. (Take note)
  • Enter Pyramid by right-clicking the door and click open.
  • Jump over the pit and enter the west door.
  • Examine the jars on the ground and take the one that has the same examine as the one in your inventory previously.
  • Kill the NPC that spawns.
  • Take the jar again.
  • Exit the room and jump over the pit.
  • Jump back over the pit and enter the west room.
  • Complete the puzzle as before.
  • Drop the jar where you found it.
  • Exit the pyramid. (Trigger a trap for quick exit - you will take damage)

Preparing for the Ceremony

  • Talk to the High Priest. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to the Embalmer, north-west of the temple.
  • Talk to the Carpenter, east of the pyramid. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to the Carpenter again with a willow log.
  • Talk to Raetul, north of the Carpenter outside.
  • Talk to the Embalmer, twice.
  • Talk to the Carpenter.

Icthlarin's Little Helper

  • Enter the pyramid once again and jump over the pit.
  • Go to the east room and open the door.
  • Use the unholy symbol on any sarcophagus. (Looting all sarcophagi is optional at this point)
  • Exit the room.
  • Jump over the pit again and enter the east room.
  • Talk to the High Priest.
  • Kill the Possessed Priest.
  • Talk to the High Priest.
  • Exit Pyramid.
  • Talk to the High Priest once more in the temple.
  • Quest complete!


Icthlarin's Little Helper reward
Additional rewards/activities

If you wear the Amulet of Catspeak and talk to your cat, you can watch a final cutscene where you are first hypnotised by the wanderer and given an unholy symbol. Your cat will then explain to you what the wanderer's plans were all about.

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