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This article is about the challenge scrolls found in treasure trails. For the rare scrolls dropped by various monsters, see Champion scroll.

Challenge scrolls

Challenge scrolls are logical problems posed to the player by an NPC. They appear in Medium and Hard clues in Treasure Trails and have two steps to it: first the player has to find the right NPC to speak to (when they get a cryptic or anagram clue), and then they have to solve the riddle, to advance along their trail. Thus, challenge scrolls don't count as a regular clue. To complete the scroll, view the question on the scroll, then speak to the NPC which gave it to provide the answer. When the correct answer is provided the challenge is complete, and the player will receive either the next clue, or the reward. It is also possible able to obtain more than one challenge scroll by asking the NPC players got it from with a full inventory. Every time players talk to the NPC, another appears on the ground that they can pick up. However, if they already have one in their inventory or bank, they cannot pick another one up.

List of solutions

The following is a list of all known challenge scrolls and their solutions. The riddles are usually fairly simple, but sometimes call on trivial facts such as 'How many animals are in the Ardougne Zoo?' This list will allow players to bypass counting animals.

Asked by Question Answer
Zoo keeper How many animals are in the Ardougne Zoo? 40, +1 if Eagles' Peak is completed,
+1 if Hunt for Red Raktuber is completed
Luthas and Cap'n Izzy No-Beard's parrot How many banana trees are there in the plantation? 33
King Roald How many bookcases are there in the Varrock palace library? 24
Gabooty How many buildings in the village? 11
Cook How many cannons does Lumbridge castle have? 7
Caroline How many fishermen on the fishing platform? 11, 0 after Salt in the Wound
Bolkoy How many flowers are in the clearing below this platform? 13
Gnome Coach How many gnomes on the gnome ball field have red patches on their uniforms? 6
Recruiter How many houses have a cross on the door? 20
Brundt How many people are waiting for the next bard to perform? 4
Edmond How many pigeon cages are there around the back of Jerico's house? 3
Oracle If x is 15 and y is 3, what is 3x + y? 48
Karim I have 16 kebabs, I eat one myself and share the rest equally between 3 friends. How many do they have each? 5
Hazelmere / Brimstail What is 19 to the power of 3? 6859
Gnome ball referee What is 57x89+23? 5096
Valerio How many windows in the Abbey courtyard? 17
Moldark, Emissary of Zamorak How many bottles are there on the stall to the east of Mr Ex?


Ysondria How many ore rocks are there in the nearby copper and tin mine? 10
Nails Newton How many tables are there in the Pick and Lute Inn? 10
Rommik How many rocks in the Rimmington mine cannot be used to make bronze? 11, 7 after the Mining/Smithing Rework update