The Needle Skips is a novice quest that involves a murder mystery surrounding a power artifact. [1] Mod Krista was working on the quest in her TAPP time prior to her departure from Jagex.[2] [3]

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Quest overview

Start pointQuest map icon
The Needle Skips icon
Investigate the needle on the hill west of Piscatoris
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyNovice Novice
Official lengthShort
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.
  • None
  • Four empty inventory slots
Enemies to defeat
  • None


To begin, search The Needle in the north-western section of Piscatoris. This will result in a series of cutscenes and dialogues that gives you increasing amounts of lore on The Needle, Gail, and others.

Note: It is only necessary to enter the final word of each chapter to complete the quest, but all words are required for full rewards.

Chapter One:

  • 30th
  • Abandoned
  • Archer
  • Birthday
  • Blue
  • Books
  • Brand
  • Cart
  • Doctor
  • Dying
  • Elven
  • Fireplace
  • Friends
  • Gail
  • Guthix
  • Hannibus
  • Joss
  • Love
  • Megan
  • Monsters
  • Misthalin
  • Plague
  • Poetry
  • Prayers
  • Saradomin
  • Scar
  • Sea Trolls
  • Sing
  • Sloop
  • Temper
  • Tower
  • Wishes
  • Wizards
  • Wordsworth

Chapter Two:

  • Baba
  • Birthday
  • Books
  • Bored
  • Cloak
  • Candles
  • Danced
  • Doubt
  • Dumbo
  • Demon
  • Diary
  • Friends
  • Gail
  • Gravestone
  • Hannibus
  • Lies
  • Lost Grove
  • Metum
  • Pain
  • Potion
  • Return
  • Saradomin
  • Scar
  • Shade
  • Sloop
  • Thok
  • Varrock

Chapter Three:

  • Book
  • Buckthorn
  • Disease
  • Energy
  • Evil
  • Faint
  • Fate
  • Gail
  • Happy
  • Ill
  • Knife
  • Loop
  • Megan
  • Metum
  • Needle
  • Primrose
  • Return
  • Story
  • Scar
  • Thing
  • Wenla


Going back to the Needle, which will take you to the present. You must find a cure for Gail, Megan, and Primrose. Near the house, pick berries and leaves from the Buckthorn bush, and grind them up. Use Buckthorn Smellingsalts on Primrose, upstairs. Talk to Megan, and speak the demon Metum's name to her to free her. Next, use the Bottle of Crushed Berries on the stove to create buckthorn salve, and use this on Gail. She asks you to speak to Megan.

After all the dialogue, go to the Needle, and read the note. Give this note to Megan to finish the quest.


The Needle Skips reward
Additional rewards/activities
  • For full completion, players can find all of the words in each chapter. After the quest is completed, players can replay chapters by searching the Needle. To get the additional lamps you need to speak with Megan out of the quest replays.
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  1. ^ TL;DW 349 - Runefest Reveals Q&A. 26 September 2017.*
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Krista's Twitter account. 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ Jagex. "The Year Ahead: 2018." 5 January 2018. RuneScape News.