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Start pointQuest map icon
One Piercing Note icon
Speak to Sister Catherina outside the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede, east of Al Kharid.
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
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • Cabbage (obtainable during the quest)
Enemies to defeat
  • None

Murder Mystery

One Piercing Note map
  • Talk to Sister Catherina east of Al Kharid and the Desert strykewyrms. (Chat 12)
  • Talk to Abbess Benita in the northern part of the abbey. (Chat 21)
  • The cells are in the south east corner. Enter the westernmost one.
  • Inspect the bed and window.
  • Inspect the 3 beds in the room west of Abbess Benita's office.
  • Run directly south and inspect the body (the body is covered up in the bed in the south-westernmost room).
  • Question 5 people around the abbey.
    • Valerio - Musician outside the abbey (3 clues). (Chat 1122)
    • Elena, north of the cabbages (3 clues). (Chat 224)
    • Cecilia, in the main hall (3 clues). (Chat 112324)
    • Catherina, in the main hall (2 clues). (Chat 11112)
    • Feet (later named Debora), north-east (in the tower) 2nd3rd floor[UK], sticking out under the clock mechanism. Operate the clock mechanism to show 12 o'clock, (2 clues). (Chat 1223)
  • Return to Abbess Benita, select any suspect. (Chat 1~)
  • Climb down the stairs in the northeast of the church.
  • Investigate the blood stains (1 clue) and body (5 clues).
  • Search the robe cabinet south of Elena's body.
  • Return to Abbess Benita for a cell key. (Chat 2)
  • Search the sack in the kitchen adjacent. The sack, not the sacks next to it.
  • South-east, enter the second cell from the east and inspect the bed.
  • Read the letters, talk to Valerio the musician about Elena's death. (Chat 12~)
  • Talk to Cecilia in the main hall for a clue. (Chat 2)
  • Return to Abbess Benita and blame anyone. (Chat 1~)
  • Tell Catherina (now dancing outside) to return to the abbey. (Chat 13), then (Chat 1). A cutscene begins.
  • Climb the nearby ladder, operate the winch then climb back down.
  • Talk to Valerio near the dead body.
  • Talk to Abbess Benita. (Chat 444342)

Catching the killer

  • Pick a cabbage and return to the cellar (down stairs).
  • Click move on the small candelabrum, then use a cabbage on it.
  • Search the robe cabinet, then use the robes on the candelabrum.
  • Hide-in the cabinet (Chat 1), skip the cutscene.
  • Knock out the killer, then chase after it.
  • Talk to the killer at the top of the tower. (Chat ~~4)
  • Downstairs once, operate the clock to show 12 o'clock again.
  • Talk to the killer about the bell. (Chat 4)
  • Talk to Debora, she'll leave. (Chat ~)
  • Talk to Sister Anna (the killer) (Chat ~), skip the cutscene.
  • Talk to Abbess Benita. (Chat ~)
  • Quest complete!


One Piercing Note reward
Additional rewards/activities


  • Ability to make Illuminated god books (with a requirement of level 60 Prayer and 60 Crafting)
    • The first time each Illuminated god book is made, you will receive 10,000 experience in both Prayer and Crafting, per type of (completed) god book. (Making a total experience reward possible of 60,000 in both Prayer and Crafting.)
  • The ability to obtain Saint Elspeth's Holy Cithara from the Reliquary beneath the Abbey and gain an additional 50,000 Prayer experience. Certain other items are needed to achieve this and are listed here.
Music unlocked
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