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{{Infobox City
 
{{Infobox City
 
|name = Tree Gnome Stronghold
 
|name = Tree Gnome Stronghold
|image=[[File:Tree gnome stronghold gate.png|300px]]
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|AKA = TGS
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|AKA = TGS, ([[Gnome|Gnomish]]): Ta Quir Priw
 
|release = [[12 December]] [[2002]]
 
|release = [[12 December]] [[2002]]
 
|update = Agility skill online
 
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|map = [[File:Tree Gnome Stronghold map.png|250px]]
 
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[[File:Gnome standard.png|80px|left|Symbol of the Tree Gnome Stronghold.]]
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[[File:Gnome standard.png|80px|left]]
 
The '''Tree Gnome Stronghold''', also called '''Ta Quir Priw''' in Gnomish, in the kingdom of [[Kandarin]] is one of the largest cities in ''[[RuneScape]]'', spanning quite a large area, and is populated solely by [[gnome]]s. Its most notable features are the [[Grand Tree]], the [[Gnome Stronghold agility course]], and the [[Gnome Ball]] field. It is the capital of the [[Gnome Empire]], being the only major settlement of the Gnomes (with the exclusion of [[Tree Gnome Village]]), it plays a key role in the empire.
{{Relativelocation
 
|location = Tree Gnome Stronghold
 
|north = [[Jatizso]]
 
|west = [[Eagles' Peak (location)|Eagles' Peak]]
 
|south = [[West Ardougne]]
 
|east = [[Barbarian Outpost]]
 
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The '''Tree Gnome Stronghold''' in the kingdom of [[Kandarin]] is one of the largest cities in RuneScape, spanning quite a large area, and is populated solely by [[gnome]]s. Its most notable features are the [[Grand Tree]], the [[Gnome Stronghold agility course]], and the [[Gnome Ball]] field. It is the capital of the [[Gnome Empire]], being the only major settlement of the Gnomes (with the exclusion of [[Tree Gnome Village]]), it plays a key role in the empire.  
 
   
 
The Tree Gnome Stronghold was added with the [[Agility]] skill on the [[12 December]] [[2002]]<ref>[http://news.runescape.com/newsitem.ws?id=3 Update of 2002-12-12 - Agility skill online]</ref>, and was the first (and originally only) Agility training area.
 
The Tree Gnome Stronghold was added with the [[Agility]] skill on the [[12 December]] [[2002]]<ref>[http://news.runescape.com/newsitem.ws?id=3 Update of 2002-12-12 - Agility skill online]</ref>, and was the first (and originally only) Agility training area.
   
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
=== General ===
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===General===
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[[File:Tree Gnome Stronghold1.png|thumb|180px|Tree Gnome Stronghold main tree]]
 
*The [[Grand Tree]] is the largest structure within the Stronghold and is located in the north-east.[[File:Tree_Gnome_Stronghold1.png|thumb|180px|Tree Gnome Stronghold main tree.]]
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* The [[Grand Tree]] is the largest structure within the Stronghold and is located in the north-east. It houses the King, as well as shops and the [[Gnome glider]].
*The [[Gnome Stronghold agility course]] is the lowest-level [[Agility]] training course in ''[[RuneScape]]'', and is located in the eastern region. It is impossible to fail or to lose any [[life points]] on this course. However, you can fall off the courses' signpost run. You [[Gnome Stronghold agility course#Advanced course|can't die by falling off the signpost run]].
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* The [[Gnome Stronghold agility course]] is the beginning [[Agility]] training course and is in the east of the Stronghold. It also has an [[Gnome advanced agility course|advanced route]] which will give [[weight-reducing clothing]] to skilled players.
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* There is a swamp to collect [[king worm]]s and [[swamp toad]]s for their [[toad's legs]] for [[Herblore]] and [[Gnome Restaurant]] in the north-east. Some players collect swamp toads here, which sell for a decent price.
*Jagex added a [[Gnome advanced agility course|harder agility course]] for players with 85 agility or higher above the main Agility course. This course will give weight reducing clothing to players who complete 250 laps without failing.
 
*There is a swamp to collect [[king worm]]s and [[swamp toad]]s for their [[toad's legs]] for [[Herblore]] and [[Gnome Restaurant]] in the north-east. Many players collect [[swamp toad]]s here which sell for a decent price.[[File:Tree Gnome Stronghold swamp.png|thumb|The swamp North-West of the Grand Tree]]
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[[File:Tree Gnome Stronghold swamp.png|thumb|The swamp North-West of the Grand Tree]]
 
* There is a [[tortoise]] pen to the northwest and a terrorbird pen to the west. The tortoises drop decently high priced [[tortoise shell]]s for [[Summoning]], but can hit pretty high and the mounted ones can hit higher. But you can visit swamp for food - don't forget to pull off the frogs' legs first.
*The [[Gnome Ball]] field is in the north-west.[[File:Gnome stronghold 7.png|thumb|The Gnomeball field]]
 
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* There are two minigames: the [[Gnome Restaurant]] service and the [[Gnome Ball]] field in the north-west.
*There are a total of seven [[yew tree]]s and three [[magic tree]]s for [[Woodcutting]], which combined with the close bank makes it a great place for training level 99 woodcutting.[[File:Gnome stronghold 3.png|thumb|Three yew trees in the South-East corner of the stronghold]]
 
 
[[File:Gnome stronghold 7.png|thumb|The Gnomeball field]]
*There is a small [[flax]] field, as well as [[spinning wheel]]s for [[Crafting]] and [[Fletching]].
 
*[[Brimstail's cave]] in the south-west contains the gnome wizard [[Brimstail]] who can teleport players to the [[Rune Essence]] mine. The cave also contains a [[Singing bowl]] for making a [[Crystal saw]] and items for [[The Eyes of Glouphrie]] quest.
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* The gnome wizard [[Brimstail]] in [[Brimstail's cave|his cave]] in the south-west can teleport players to the [[Rune Essence]] mine. The cave also contains a [[Singing bowl]] for the small [[Crystal saw]] and items for [[The Eyes of Glouphrie]] quest.
*There is a [[Fishing]] area in the south-west, which players can use for fly-fishing and rod fishing.
 
*A [[Fruit Tree]] patch is watched over by a gardener named [[Bolongo]].
 
*A [[Tree]] patch is watched over by a gardener named [[Prissy Scilla]].
 
*There is a mining location under the tree, accessible only after you have completed the [[Grand Tree, the|Grand Tree Quest.]]
 
*There is a tortoise pen to the northwest and a terrorbird pen to the west. The tortoises drop decently high priced tortoise shells but can hit pretty high and the mounted ones can hit higher but due to the swamp, you can visit there right below the pen and heal yourself with king worms and toads legs (don't forget to pull off the legs!).
 
The banks are very useful because they're close to yew and magic trees.
 
   
 
===Transport===
 
===Transport===
[[File:Tree Gnome Stronghold.png|thumb|right|The trees of the stronghold.]]
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[[File:Tree Gnome Stronghold.png|thumb|right|The trees of the stronghold]]
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There are many ways to get to the Stronghold, and it connects to a number of useful transport networks.
 
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* Walk in the front gate. The gates can be reached from the following locations:
There are many ways to get to and from the Stronghold.
 
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** North-west from [[East Ardougne]] or west from the [[Fishing Guild]] — the Ardougne [[lodestone]] can be used to get to the guild.
*You're able to simply walk in. Click the front door and [http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Femi Femi] will appear saying "Hey!" you reply "Hi!" and she asks you to help her with some boxes. Your character grabs the boxes and when you next click the front door, it opens. No quests at all it seems.
 
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** Note that the first time you enter there is a small dialogue with [[Femi]].
* From [[East Ardougne]], run/walk North-West until you reach the Stronghold.
 
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* The [[Gnome glider]] hub is located on the top level of the Grand Tree. Easiest access to this network is through the [[Al Kharid]] lodestone, but this network also connects to the [[fairy ring]] network and other useful locations.
*If the Tree Gnome Village quest has been completed: a one-way transport (only'' to'') exists to get to Tree Gnome Stronghold, the spirit tree in Tree Gnome Village will teleport the player to Tree Gnome Stronghold for free. If a player is not nearby a spirit tree (Northeast corner of the Grand Exchange, Battlefield of Khazard, Tree Gnome Village, Mobilizing Armies) one may use a charge on a ring of duelling to teleport to Mobilising Armies, then use the spirit tree near mobilising armies to teleport to Tree Gnome Village, then use the spirit tree in Tree Gnome Village to teleport to Tree Gnome Stronghold.
 
*The [[Gnome Glider]], which is located on the top level of the Grand Tree. It allows quick transport to the peak of [[White Wolf Mountain]], [[Al Kharid]], [[Karamja]], the [[Feldip Hills]] (after finishing [[One Small Favour]]) and the [[Tree Gnome Village]] (after finishing [[The Prisoner of Glouphrie]]).
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* The [[Spirit tree]] at the crossroads south of the Grand Tree can be accessed from the [[Tree Gnome Village (city)|Tree Gnome Village]] — it is on the northwest side, near the small obelisk. The north-east [[Grand Exchange]] tree is the easiest access to the network, with the [[Mobilising Armies]] tree (use a [[ring of duelling]]) or the [[Port Sarim]] farming patch tree following in convenience.
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**After the [[Grand Tree]] this tree can send the player outwards to any other tree in the network, but incoming players must still go through the Tree Gnome Village hub.
*Just below the entrance to the Grand Tree, there is a [[Spirit tree]] that players can use after completing [[The Grand Tree]]. It provides transports to the [[Tree Gnome Village (city)|Tree Gnome Village]], the battlefield of Khazard (near [[Ardougne]]), just north of [[Varrock]] and to [[Mobilising Armies]].
 
*Players can use the [[Balloon Transport System]] after completing the quest [[Enlightened Journey]]. This can transport a player to [[Entrana]], [[Taverley]], the [[Crafting Guild]], [[Varrock]], and [[Castle Wars]].
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* Players can use the [[Balloon Transport System]] after completing the quest [[Enlightened Journey]].
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* There are two [[Agility]] shortcuts from nearby areas:
*After teleporting to the [[Fishing Guild]] by rubbing a charged [[Skills Necklace]], a player can travel west to arrive at the front gate of the Stronghold.
 
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** There is a stile over the western fence into the [[terrorbird]] pen, which is a short distance south from the [[Eagles' Peak (location)|Eagles' Peak]] lodestone.
*If [[The Grand Tree]] quest has been completed, and 37 [[Agility]] has been achieved: a player can travel from the [[Barbarian Assault]] selection from the [[Games Necklace]], to the [[Agility]] shortcut to the south-west; and into the [[Grand Tree]].
 
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** With 37 Agility after the [[The Grand Tree]] quest: straight into the [[Grand Tree]] itself, south-west from [[Barbarian Assault]] (by [[Games necklace]]).
*Finally, [[seed pod]]s from [[Gnome Restaurant]] minigame can be used to transport a player to the Grand Tree instantly. They are consumed after one use.
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* Finally, [[seed pod]]s from [[Gnome Restaurant]] minigame will instantly summon transport to the Grand Tree. They are consumed after one use.
   
 
[[File:Gnome Stronghold.png|thumb|Plains inside the Gnome Stronghold]]
 
[[File:Gnome Stronghold.png|thumb|Plains inside the Gnome Stronghold]]
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===Skilling===
 
* There are a total of seven [[yew tree]]s and three [[magic tree]]s for [[Woodcutting]], which combined with the close [[bank]] makes it a decent place for training Woodcutting.
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[[File:Gnome stronghold 3.png|thumb|Three yew trees in the south-east corner of the stronghold]]
 
* There is a small [[flax]] field, as well as [[spinning wheel]]s for [[bowstring]]s and other [[Crafting]] needs.
 
* There is a [[Fishing]] area in the south-west, which players can use for fly-fishing and rod fishing.
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* There are two [[Farming]] patches: a [[tree]] patch is watched over by [[Prissy Scilla]] and a [[fruit tree]] patch is watched over by [[Bolongo]].
 
* There is a mining location under the tree, accessible only after you have completed [[The Grand Tree]].
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===Banking===
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There are three convenient banks in the Stronghold. One is located on the {{floornumber|2}} of the Grand Tree, and another is to the south and to the west of the agility course, conveniently near the yew trees, magic trees, and flax.
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===Shops===
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* [[Gulluck and Sons]]
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* [[Rometti's Fine Fashions]]
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* [[Blurberry's Bar]]
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* [[Grand Tree Groceries]]
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* [[Gianne's Restaurant]]
   
 
==Quests==
 
==Quests==
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* [[The Eyes of Glouphrie]]
 
*[[The Eyes of Glouphrie]]
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* [[The Grand Tree]]
*[[The Grand Tree]]
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* [[Monkey Madness]]
*[[Monkey Madness]]
 
   
 
==Music==
 
==Music==
 
* [[Gnomeball (music track)]]
 
* [[Gnome King]]
 
* [[Gnome Village]]
 
* [[Gnome Village2]]
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* [[Narnode's Theme]]
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* [[Neverland]]
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* [[Tree Spirits]]
 
* [[Waterfall (music track)]]
   
 
==Monsters==
*[[Gnomeball (music track)]]
 
*[[Gnome King]]
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* [[Gnome guard]]
 
* [[Mounted terrorbird gnome]]
*[[Gnome Village]]
 
*[[Gnome Village2]]
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* [[Gnome woman]]
*[[Narnode's Theme]]
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* [[Gnome child]]
*[[Neverland]]
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* [[Terrorbird]]
*[[Tree Spirits]]
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* [[Gnome]]
*[[Waterfall (music track)]]
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[File:Gnome Stronghold concept art.jpg|left|thumb|Concept art of the stronghold.]]
 
[[File:Gnome Stronghold concept art.jpg|left|thumb|Concept art of the stronghold.]]
* <span style="font-style: normal; ">This area was given a major graphical update on </span>[[6 March]]<span style="font-style: normal; "> </span>[[2012]]<span style="font-style: normal; "> along with the </span>[[Tree Gnome Village|Gnome Village]]<span style="font-style: normal; ">.</span>
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* This area was given a major graphical update on [[6 March]] [[2012]] along with the [[Tree Gnome Village|Gnome Village]].
* <span style="font-style: normal; ">Some players experienced a glitch following this graphical update in which the area would get stuck when loading.</span>
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* Some players experienced a glitch following this graphical update in which the area would get stuck when loading.
 
* There is a Willow tree near the Yew trees; which is odd, because this is nowhere near water, and Willow trees typically grow near water.
 
* There is a Willow tree near the Yew trees; which is odd, because this is nowhere near water, and Willow trees typically grow near water.
 
[[File:Trappedgnome.png|thumb|right|A gnome trapped on a cliff.]]
 
[[File:Trappedgnome.png|thumb|right|A gnome trapped on a cliff.]]
*A gnome can be seen trapped on the cliff to the east of the stronghold, next to [[Baxtorian Falls]].
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* A gnome can be seen trapped on the cliff to the east of the stronghold, next to [[Baxtorian Falls]].
 
* On March 2012 a small pvp zone existed north of the grand tree. It is only 2 squares north to south but it is undetermined the length east to west The option to attack was given, the skull icon is in the corner, and it is listed as a multi combat zone. However players could not attack each other. It was fixed in an update a day later.
 
* On March 2012 a small pvp zone existed north of the grand tree. It is only 2 squares north to south but it is undetermined the length east to west The option to attack was given, the skull icon is in the corner, and it is listed as a multi combat zone. However players could not attack each other. It was fixed in an update a day later.
   
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{{Reflist}}
   
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{{The Grand Tree}}
==Monsters==
 
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{{The Eyes of Glouphrie}}
 
*[[Gnome guard]]
 
 
*[[Mounted terrorbird gnome]]
 
 
*[[Gnome woman]]
 
 
*[[Gnome child]]
 
 
*[[Terrorbird]]
 
   
*[[Gnome]]
 
 
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[[fi:Gnome Stronghold]]
 
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[[Category:Cities]]
 
[[Category:Cities]]
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[[Category:Capital cities]]
 
[[Category:Capital cities]]

Latest revision as of 11:28, 4 July 2018

This article is about the stronghold. For the village, see Tree Gnome Village.
"TGS" redirects here. For the miniquest, see The General's Shadow.

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The Tree Gnome Stronghold, also called Ta Quir Priw in Gnomish, in the kingdom of Kandarin is one of the largest cities in RuneScape, spanning quite a large area, and is populated solely by gnomes. Its most notable features are the Grand Tree, the Gnome Stronghold agility course, and the Gnome Ball field. It is the capital of the Gnome Empire, being the only major settlement of the Gnomes (with the exclusion of Tree Gnome Village), it plays a key role in the empire.

The Tree Gnome Stronghold was added with the Agility skill on the 12 December 2002[1], and was the first (and originally only) Agility training area.

Features

General

Tree Gnome Stronghold main tree

The swamp North-West of the Grand Tree

  • There is a tortoise pen to the northwest and a terrorbird pen to the west. The tortoises drop decently high priced tortoise shells for Summoning, but can hit pretty high and the mounted ones can hit higher. But you can visit swamp for food - don't forget to pull off the frogs' legs first.
  • There are two minigames: the Gnome Restaurant service and the Gnome Ball field in the north-west.

The Gnomeball field

Transport

The trees of the stronghold

There are many ways to get to the Stronghold, and it connects to a number of useful transport networks.

Plains inside the Gnome Stronghold

Skilling

Three yew trees in the south-east corner of the stronghold

Banking

There are three convenient banks in the Stronghold. One is located on the 1st2nd floor[UK] of the Grand Tree, and another is to the south and to the west of the agility course, conveniently near the yew trees, magic trees, and flax.

Shops

Quests

Music

Monsters

Trivia

Concept art of the stronghold.

  • This area was given a major graphical update on 6 March 2012 along with the Gnome Village.
  • Some players experienced a glitch following this graphical update in which the area would get stuck when loading.
  • There is a Willow tree near the Yew trees; which is odd, because this is nowhere near water, and Willow trees typically grow near water.

A gnome trapped on a cliff.

  • A gnome can be seen trapped on the cliff to the east of the stronghold, next to Baxtorian Falls.
  • On March 2012 a small pvp zone existed north of the grand tree. It is only 2 squares north to south but it is undetermined the length east to west The option to attack was given, the skull icon is in the corner, and it is listed as a multi combat zone. However players could not attack each other. It was fixed in an update a day later.

References

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