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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) (1-1-Accept)
  • Investigate the slaughtered monks.
    • Nothernmost - Check torso (2)
    • Southernmost - Listen to the trapped soul (4)
  • Investigate the tree with the arrow stuck in it
  • Investigate the nearby plant
  • Speak to Brother Samwell again (2-1)
  • Go up the north hill and speak to the Odd Old Man. (2-1-1-1-2)
  • Return to Brother Samwell (1-1-5)
  • Follow the crystals to the east
  • Click the dead elf (1-4)
  • Investigate the plant just to the west, near the steps
  • Investigate the clothing on the fence, to the southeast
  • Investigate the bench, to the south
  • Talk to Blaze by the beacon. (2-2-2-1)
  • Return to Brother Samwell (2-1)
  • Go to the Wizard's Tower and speak to Wizard Valina near the entrance. (2-1-2-Any-3)
  • Return to Brother Samwell (2-5)
  • Learn from Icthlarin about Death's disappearance (Any-2-3-2-4-1)
  • Defeat attacking Wights
  • Finish the conversation (1-2)
  • Open the Invitation box (1)

The Citadel

  • Talk to Icthlarin to proceed (1)
  • Enter the door to the west then north to the window to watch a cutscene
  • Walk out the south window, jump the gap, run over the planks, down the rocks, up the rocks and in the western window
  • Climb through the obstacle.
  • Head through the north door
  • Pull all three levers in the room. Lead all the Wights that spawn into the light to be able to damage them
  • Go to the 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 (3-2-1), 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.

  • Go to the window for another cutscene
  • Go through the door to the east and continue along the path till the next door and enter.
  • Talk to the Statue of Death (2-3)
  • For each of the riddles, the answer can be found in the form of an item in one of the chests next to him. The item then must then be placed on the pedestal next to him. An additional chest will open with each riddle:
    • Puzzle 1 - Chest 1 - (3) Sand
    • Puzzle 2 - Chest 2 - (2) Water
    • Puzzle 3 - Chest 2 - (1) Shadow
  • Go to the window for another cutscene
  • Go through the southern door and jump off the drop down the drain
  • Speak to a Barrows brother to enter the main room (1)
  • Talk to Sliske (1-1-1-Choose-Choose), your options may have consequences later so choose wisely.
  • Head west and stamp out the flames to reach Death and free him from the cage
  • Speak to Icthlarin and he will teleport you, him and Death
  • Quest complete!
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