|Start point||Ali the Wise in Nardah.|
|Member requirement||Members only|
|Official length||Medium to Long|
|Requirements||Skill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
|Items required||Items from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.|
|Enemies to defeat|
The Mysterious Archaeologist
- Talk to Ali the Wise in the northernmost building in Nardah.
- Go to Digsite. If you ask Ali for help getting to the Digsite, he will give you a unique Digsite pendant.
- Talk to Dr. Nabanik outside of the Exam Centre south of the Digsite.
- Talk to the Archaeological expert inside the exam centre and convince him.
- Talk to Dr. Nabanik. He will give you a rope.
- Enter the Digsite dungeon through the Easternmost winch by using your rope on it.
- Talk to Azzanadra in the southern part of the dungeon.
- Open the Ruined backpack, then talk to Azzanadra.
For more information on how to kill the Barrows brothers, see this page.
- Kill the Six Barrows brothers found in their tombs below the ground.
- You can use barrow amulets here to skip killing some brothers, up to a maximum of 3.
- You'll also need to kill the final brother.
- Once all six brothers are dead, search the chest to get the Barrows icon.
Warning: You will encounter some aggressive high-level (100+) icefiends and waterfiends, therefore food and armour are recommended, even for players with a high-level combat.
- Reach the Ghorrock fortress (Use the canoe near Erjolf from Tale of the Muspah for a quick access. It is located on the west coast of the Rellekka Hunter area).
- Once near the Mahjarrat Ritual Site Cavern, marked on the minimap with a dungeon icon, go east.
- Place the heat globe on the pedestal near the ice block entrance.
- Squeeze past and enter the fortress through the south entrance and climb-up the stairs to the west.
- Run to the south-east corner of the castle and climb-down the stairs.
- Scale up the damaged wall north of the door.
- Climb down the smashed rampart north-west.
- Enter the trapdoor in front of you.
- Run east and take the heat globe.
- Return to the entrance room, and place the heat globe on the pedestal on the west side. A waterfiend will be released.
- Go to the west room. Telegrab the globe from there.
- Use the globe on this room's pedestal. Go down the trapdoor.
- Pick up the globe in the southern room.
- Use it on the pedestal back in the northern room with the ladder. 2 waterfiends will spawn.
- Loot the crates in the south room for 40 law runes and 300 air runes.
- Go to the east room, and take the imperfect heat orb.
- Exit the dungeon the way you entered.
- Scale the damaged wall to the west, then head to the north-east corner to the destroyed pedestal.
- Use the imperfect heat orb on the "smashed globe-holder" on the ground, next to the "smashed pedestal".
- Right-click push the smashed pedestal on the ground.
- Return to the lower level of the dungeon, re-entering the trapdoor.
- Head back to the area where the damaged heat globe was acquired.
- Go south through the tunnel until reaching the next heat globe.
- Pick up the heat globe.
- Head back east (the path you came from, not the one with the ice block).
- Use the globe on the south wall, on the eastern corner (pipe).
- Right-click whack pipe.
- Go in the south-eastern room of this level and climb the ladder.
- Run west until you meet an ice demon. Kill it.
- After killing the ice demon, it should drop the Frostenhorn. Take it.
The Big Bang
- Return to Azzanadra with the items.
- Get the relic from the Assassin outside at the winch.
- Give it to Azzanadra.
- After the cutscene, speak to Azzanadra again.
- Quest complete!
- 2 quest points
- 10,000 experience
- 23,000 experience lamp for any chosen skill (level 50+)
- Two 20,000 experience lamps for any chosen combat skill (level 50+)
- Access to a new set of prayers, known as the Ancient Curses. You must read the Ancient hymnal, given to you by Azzanadra, in order to activate them.
- Access to the Altar of Zaros in the Senntisten Temple, located below the Digsite. Praying at this altar boosts your prayer points to 15% over your current maximum level.
- Access to Ghorrock - a fortress, inhospitable and dangerous to reach, but where iron and steel dragons, waterfiends, and icefiends can be found.
- Items obtained from the Barrows Chest
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys and 2 Hearts of Ice
- Music unlocked
- The Horn of Chill (Unlocked when facing the ice demon; also possible to unlock by standing next to the central ice block on the first floor)
- Zaros Stirs (Unlocked at the end of the quest after entering the newly-refurnished altar)
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