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Start pointQuest map icon Inspect Pirate Pete.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
Official lengthShort
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest Quests:
  • 31 Cooking Cooking (to make crab cake)
  • Able to defeat five level 33 monsters.
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat

Pirate Pete

  • Inspect Pirate Pete.
  • Talk to the Cook in the Lumbridge Castle. (Chat 31235)


Items needed: 1 fishbowl, 1 needle, 3 bronze wire
  • Bank any Summoning pouches or Pets.
  • Talk to Murphy on the docks of Port Khazard. (Chat 1)
  • With your fishbowl, talk to him again. (Chat 12)
  • Equip the fishbowl helmet and diving apparatus.
  • Whilst weighing under 27kg, having your needle and bronze wire, ask Murphy to go diving. (Chat 11)
    • There is a bank deposit box right next to Murphy.
  • Pick some kelp (your inventory is hidden).
    • It is advised to obtain multiple in the event you burn the fishcake.
  • Swim north and talk to Nung.
  • Head west to the Mudskipper cave.
    • Pick up five rocks to enter the cave.
  • Kill mudskippers for 5 hides. You can reequip your weapon here.
  • Return to Nung with the five hides, your needle, and three bronze wire.
  • Talk to Nung again.
  • Enter the crab pen.
  • Kill some crabs and take their meat.
    • It is advised to obtain multiple in the event you burn the fishcake.
  • Leave the pen and head south (Or teleport out).
  • Climb up the anchor chain.

Freeing Pirate Pete

Note: Do NOT cook the crab meat.

  • Head back to the kitchen in Lumbridge Castle.
  • Grind the kelp, crab meat and raw cod.
  • Slice the bread to get breadcrumbs.
    • If, at any point whilst preparing the ingredients, the message "Nothing interesting happens" shows up, talk to the Cook.
  • Talk to the Cook. (Chat 3)
  • Use the ingredients on each other.
  • Cook the Raw fishcake.
  • Right-click Use fishcake on Pirate Pete.
    • If the fishcake is eaten, you need to re-obtain all of the ingredients. The crab pen is permanently open, so there is no need to kill mudskippers again.
  • Subquest complete!


Recipe for Disaster (Freeing Pirate Pete) reward
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