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Missing, Presumed Death icon
Speak to Brother Samwell in Silvarea, west of Paterdomus.
Member requirementF2P icon Free to play
Official difficultyNovice Novice
Official lengthMedium to Long
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.

None, although completion of the following quests are highly recommended for full storyline comprehension and additional dialogue:

Quest Quests:
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None
Enemies to defeat

Murders in Silvarea

  • Speak to Brother Samwell (west of Paterdomus and east of Varrock). (Chat 11)
  • Search for the following clues.
  • Investigate northernmost slaughtered monk. (Chat 2)
  • Investigate near by plant (east of the chest).
  • Investigate southwesternmost slaughtered monk. (Chat 4)
  • Investigate the tree with the arrow stuck in it (east of him).
  • Talk to Brother Samwell. (Chat 2~)
  • Up the north hill, speak to Odd Old Man. (Chat 21112)
  • Talk to Brother Samwell. (Chat 11~)
  • Follow the crystals to the east.
  • Search for additional clues.
  • Investigate the killed elf. (Chat 1)
  • Investigate the plant west of her, near the middle pile of crystals.
  • Investigate the clothing on the fence, to the south of the tree.
  • Investigate the bench, southwest of the clothing on the fence.
  • Talk to Blaze by the beacon. (Chat 2221)
  • Return to Brother Samwell. (Chat 2~)
  • Go to the Wizard's Tower and speak to Wizard Valina near the entrance. (Chat 212~3)
  • Return to Brother Samwell. (Chat ~5)
  • Learn from Icthlarin about Death's disappearance. (Chat ~23~41)
  • Defeat attacking Wights.
  • Finish the conversation with Icthlarin. (Chat ~~)
  • While standing next to Icthlarin, open the invitation box. (Chat 1)

The Citadel

  • Once in the citadel, talk to Icthlarin. (Chat 1)
  • A cutscene will play. Enter the door to the west then north to the window to watch another cutscene.
  • Walk out the south window, jump the gap, run over the planks, down the rocks, up the rock face and in the western window.
  • Climb through the obstacle.
  • Head through the north door and north into the next room.
  • Pull all three levers in the room. Lead all the Wights that spawn into the light to be able to damage them.
  • View the east window for another cutscene.
  • Go through the door to the north and continue along the path and go through the next door.
  • Click on the Viewing panel. (Chat 32~), then rotate the bottom-left machine once, the top-left one twice, the top-right three times and the bottom-right machine once.
Shadow caster solution

The solution to the puzzle.

  • View the south window for another cutscene.
  • Go through the door to the east and continue along the path until the next door and enter.
  • Talk to the Statue of Death. (Chat 2~3)
  • Open the chest and take the correct item, then place on the answer plinth pedestal.
    1. First Chest (Chat 3), place on answer plinth. (Chat 1)
    2. Second Chest (Chat 2), place on answer plinth. (Chat 1)
    3. Second Chest NOT the Final Chest (Chat 1), place on answer plinth. (Chat 1)
  • View the west window for another cutscene.
  • Go through the southern door and Jump off drop.
  • Speak to one of the Barrows brothers to enter the main room. (Chat 1)
  • After a cutscene, walk forward to continue talking with the Gods. (Chat 1~~~)
  • Run around rear of other gods and stamp out the flames on the ground to reach Death while avoiding the fireballs from Strisath. Free him from his cage.
  • Speak to Icthlarin.
  • Quest complete!


Missing, Presumed Death reward
Additional rewards/activities

After completion of the quest, one can return to the Empyrean Citadel and talk to the statue to gain extra rewards if you meet the requirements, which cannot be boosted. These rewards are:

  • 50,000 Thieving experience lamp (requires 75 Thieving; temporary skill boosts will not work)
  • 50,000 Constitution experience lamp (requires 75 Constitution)
  • 30,000 Skills experience Antique lamp used in a chosen skill that is at least level 75.
  • 30 untradeable barrows amulets (requires 80+ Combat to obtain).
  • Two new death animations

If you do not have the required level to claim a lamp, the Statue of Death will withhold that lamp and you will receive a message stating that you cannot claim the lamp. Moreover, all lamps are claimed at once and, as with most experience lamps in the game, they cannot be banked.

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