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This is the quick guide for The Branches of Darkmeyer.
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Start pointQuest map icon
The Branches of Darkmeyer icon
Speak to Veliaf Hurtz in the Myreque base under Burgh de Rott.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyMaster Master
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.
  • None

Recommended items:

  • Gadderhammer (recommended if you want a higher vampyric title)
  • Wolfbane dagger (recommended if you don't want to kill captured citizens)
  • Combat equipment and food
Enemies to defeat

Starting out

  • Teleport to Canifis or use fairy code BKR, and run south to Burgh de Rott.
  • Enter the pub, climb over the broken down wall, and descend into the trapdoor.
  • Talk to Veliaf Hurtz in the Burgh de Rott pub's basement. (Chat 111)
  • South of the Burgh de Rott bank, enter the cave entrance.
  • Take the letter on the floor.
  • Search the coffin for a mysterious medallion (deals small amount of damage). (Chat 1)
  • Climb the rope to leave the cave.
  • Return to Veliaf Hurtz. (Chat 11)

An unexpected help

  • Once teleported, head in the northernmost room.
    • The medallion can also teleport you to the Meiyerditch Labratories.
  • Talk to Safalaan. (Chat 221111)

Traversing Meiyerditch

The Branches of Darkmeyer Vertida Sefalatis building location
  • Teleport to the Meiyerditch Laboratories with your medallion. (Chat 3)
  • Go upstairs, open the door, pass through the slashed tapestry and exit the building.
  • Run between the houses to the area (south-west) highlighted in blue on your world map.
  • Open the door to the eastern building with Vertida Sefalatis and talk to him.
  • Climb the wall and speak to Mekritus A'hara.
  • Stand on the lookout point for a cutscene.
  • Drop-down the floorboards to the east.
  • Talk to Nessie who is in the courtyard south of the building. (Chat 11)

Entering Darkmeyer

  • Attack Vanescula Drakan - she will knock you back.
  • Talk to her and exhaust all options, eventually learning about the tree. (Chat 1132313131)
  • Teleport to Meiyerditch with the medallion (Chat 2) and take the envelope to Safalaan.
  • Talk to Vertida. (Chat 1)
  • Head southwest to crates. Search them for 30 smoke bombs.
  • With your medallion, teleport to the Meiyerditch Laboratories. (Chat 3)
  • Go up the stairs, open the door, go through the slashed tapestry, and out of the building.
  • Run north and squeeze-through the grate on the north wall.
  • Talk to Vanescula on the other side of the grate. (Chat 1112)
  • Use the smoke bombs to avoid being caught by vampyre juvinates. Do not go near vyrewatch.
  • Search chests inside buildings to find clothing, 4 pieces in total.
    • You can use another smoke bomb before the previous one dissipates, enter a building before your smoke shroud vanishes. Once in a building, immediately close the door.
  • Fix all 4 pieces and wear them. You no longer need to hide in smoke.
  • Return to Vanescula. (Chat 11)

Gaining Status

The Branches of Darkmeyer map
  • Walk up the ramp to the north-east to enter the ground floor level of the city.
  • Talk to Sentinel Mortshade, telling him your vampyre name. (Chat ~~)
  • Completing vampyric tasks below increases your rating. After completing enough tasks in the middle tier of the city, your rating bar will be half full, allowing progression into the next tier of the city.
  • Talk to the Vyrewatch guard in the northeastern jail.

Middle tier

Complete either of the following tasks until you reach a half-full rating bar and access to the upper tier (proceed to next section).

Terrorising Maria Gadderanks (Chat 11), (Chat 11), (Chat 11)
Using the Angry or Laugh emotes several times next to Maria Gadderanks
Talking to Maria while wielding the Gadderhammer
Talking to Valentina Kaust (Chat 1) and drink the vial of blood she gives you (Chat 1), then (Chat 2)
Vandalising the 4 posters (after getting the task by speaking with Sanguinus Varnis) and then reporting back to Sanguinus Varnis again.
Recapturing 6 bloodveld younglings (after talking to Grigan Kaninus (Chat 1)). These vanish for long periods of time, so they can appear in places you've already checked. They are displayed as yellow dots on the minimap.
Talking to Sentinel Mortshade about the threats to Darkmeyer, while constantly insulting the Myreque, the humans and Drakan. (three conversations)
Talking to Sentinel Draemus about citizens in Meiyerditch, the Myreque and Burgh de Rott. (three conversations)

Upper tier

Entertaining Misdrievus Vakan (Chat 1) then approach the nearby blood tither. Talk to Misdrievus Vakan, and then enter the building to the west for a cutscene. (Chat 21)
Speaking to Vanescula Drakan to pledge allegiance to the Drakan family. (Chat 111)
Killing Captured Meiyerditch citizens for the Vyrewatch guards. Start task by talking to a Vyrewatch guard in southwestern jail. (Chat 11)
Talking to any upper tier sentinel and discuss your opinion of Vanstrom Klause. (Chat 1)
Talking to any upper tier sentinel and discuss your opinion of Lord Drakan. (Chat 3)

The Arboretum

  • After gaining enough status in the upper tier, talk to Vanescula about entering the Arboretum. (Chat 1)
  • Enter the Arboretum (Ranis will stop you). (Chat 11)
  • Solve the 4 puzzles:
    • Check the health of the tree for the orb pattern.
    • Pull the lever to start the first puzzle.
    • Rotating the orbs by clicking the left-bottom orb of a group of four orbs.
    • Match the orbs to the puzzle solution.
    • When the puzzle is complete, pull the lever.
  • Check the health of the tree again. Repeat the process for all 4 puzzles.

Puzzle 1 solution


Puzzle 2 solution


Puzzle 3 solution


Puzzle 4 solution

  • Chop the tree for 3 blisterwood logs and a cutscene will play.
  • In the entrance room left, talk to Vanescula to be teleported to out of Darkmeyer. (Chat 1)

Preparing for the fight

  • Use the medallion to go to Meiyerditch. (Chat 3)
  • Talk to Vertida Sefalatis. (Chat 111)
  • Talk to Vertida again for a bottle of holy water.
  • Talk to Kael Forshaw for 2 silver sickles. (Chat 12)
  • Craft each of the logs into 1 staff, 1 polearm, and 1 set of stakes.
    • Remember to set the quantity to 1 in the Build-X interface or you will lose the logs permanently.
  • The bottle of holy water is required for the fights with Vanstrom Klause and Harold.
  • Use the medallion to teleport back to Darkmeyer (Chat 4), and bank at the Darkmeyer Treasury.
  • Enter the house with Harold in it (just north-east of the captured citizens), and kill him with any weapon. You must throw the bottle of holy water over him to be able to kill him.
  • Go back to the bank, and prepare for the final fight with Vanstrom Klause.

The battle with Vanstrom

Items needed: Equip full Darkmeyer disguise, Vertida's bottle of holy water, 1 blisterwood weapon of choice
Items recommended: Combat armour, prayer potions, stat-boosting potions
  • How to kill Vanstrom:
    • Only blisterwood weaponry can deal damage.
    • If you're attacking at a distance use magic protection prayers, otherwise protect from melee.
    • If he shouts "Stare into the darkness!" run to the edge of the arena and rotate your camera away from him. Maximum 4000 damage.
    • If he shouts "Let the blood consume you!" run away from the blood splodge on the floor. Maximum 6000 damage.
    • If he shouts "Come, fiends, and aid your master!" kill the two easy minions that he spawns.
    • If he throws blood bombs towards you, keep running around the room to avoid them. Maximum 4000 damage per bomb.
    • Once he is very low health he turns into a cloud. Keep using holy water near him until he loses all health. Unequip your ring of life if you're wearing one!

Finishing up in Darkmeyer

  • Take control of Vanescula and kill the Bloodveld guardians.
    • It is recommended to use the Shriek attack repeatedly as soon as it recharges.
  • When you awaken, speak with Vertida (Chat 11), and watch a short cutscene.
  • Teleport to Burgh de Rott and talk to Veliaf Hurtz. (Chat 1)
  • Quest complete!


The Branches of Darkmeyer reward
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