|Release date||15 March 2010 (Update)|
The Blood Pact is the 161st quest, released on 15 March 2010, which marked the 300 quest point total. It was the first new quest available for free players, besides tutorials, since Rune Mysteries, which was officially released in 2003. New free-to-play items were released with the quest along with the helmet of trials for members who had obtained 300 quest points. The quest also introduced a new dungeon packed with low level monsters that new players could train on. This quest marked the first appearance of a Signature hero - Xenia.
|“|| Dire deeds are afoot in Lumbridge Graveyard. A tomb lies defiled and rumours of baleful cults and profane rituals are whispered throughout the town.
The veteran adventurer Xenia has come in search of talented heroes to accompany her into the depths of Lumbridge Catacombs. Together, you will uncover a plot to awaken a slumbering evil. Can you save the citizens of Lumbridge from a fate worse than death?
|Start point||Xenia, in the Lumbridge Cemetery|
|Length||short (4 mins)|
|Items required||Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. |
|Enemies to defeat|
Start the quest by speaking to Xenia in the Lumbridge Graveyard. She will appear to recognise you and say that she sees a great hero in you in the future. She asks you for help dealing with some Zamorakian cultists that have kidnapped a young girl, Ilona, who was going to the Wizards' Tower to learn magic. After agreeing to help Xenia, enter through the catacombs entrance to confront the cultists. She would start to follow you.
When you enter the dungeon, a cutscene plays showing the three kidnappers, Reese, Caitlin, Kayle taking their hostage deep into the dungeon. Kayle is hesitant about the ritual, but is quickly reprimanded by Reese, their leader, who says that Kayle is bound by the blood pact and that they cannot abandon their plan now. Reese orders Kayle to guard the door while he and Caitlin continue ahead.
After the cutscene is over, if you ask Xenia what a blood pact is, she says that it is something that Zamorakian cults do to swear loyalty to their leader. It is essentially not real magic, but it can have great power if someone believes strongly enough in it.
You will now find yourself in a large hall with Kayle standing opposite you. When you move into the front chamber, he will attack Xenia with his chargebow, injuring her. All of her life points seemingly gone, she will ask you to fight on alone and defeat the cultists.
Defeat Kayle using any form of combat; Xenia will recommend melee. He is fairly accurate for his level, easily hitting constant 10s on players with 1 defence and no armour. For lower levelled players, it is recommend that they get close to him while taking advantage of the walls on either side of the chamber to reduce damage.
After defeating him, you may ask him about the other cultists to which he says that Caitlin was a student of the Wizards' Tower and that's how they chose Ilona for the ritual. Reese was an acolyte in the Lumbridge Church who, along with Caitlin, came up with the whole idea. You may also question him about the trio's intentions, and he will explain that he really didn't know what he was getting himself into.
At this point, you may choose whether to kill him or spare him his life. It makes no difference which option you choose. Additionally, you may then pick up his chargebow that he drops on the floor.
You will be forced to use long-ranged attacks against her as you will not be able to get within melee distance of her. She will attack you using Magic attacks, and it is thus recommended to use Ranged to defeat her, Ranged being superior to Magic in the combat triangle. She seems to be easier than Kayle, as even though her spells are more accurate, she does not hit as hard.
After defeating her, operate a winch found in the room to cross to the other side of the room. You cannot do so while she is attacking you.
When you question Caitlin about the group's intentions, she says that the dungeon is actually the tomb of Dragith Nurn, who was a powerful necromancer. It was he who had built the catacombs for himself and the cultists had planned to use the power stored in his body to unlock the secrets of his work and gain power over life and death.
Again, players will have the choice to kill her or to spare her; it makes no difference which option is chosen. Whichever choice you make, Caitlin will drop her staff on the floor.
If you talk to Xenia about Dragith Nurn, she will explain that he had a magical workshop beneath Lumbridge and that he used to rob graves for his necromancy experiments. She convinced him to stop all of them, so he trapped all the undead in the lower level of his workshop and sealed it off. The upper level of his workshop is where the tomb lays. Contrary to what the cultists believed, Dragith Nurn used this tomb to hide the entrance to the lower level, where he buried himself along with the undead.
After speaking to Xenia, descend the stairs at the end of Caitlin's room to confront the last member of the trio. Reese, the final cultist, will be waiting for you After speaking to him for a short while, it will become clear that you cannot dissuade him from his plans, and he will attack you. You may defeat him by using any means of combat, but Xenia recommends using Magic, namely Air Strike.
After defeating Reese, you may further question him about his plans. You will once again have to choose whether or not to spare his life. However, even if you choose to spare Reese, he will commit suicide by drinking from a vial of poison, realising that his plans had failed. The coffin in the room to the south will crumble and reveal a set of stairs out of the catacombs. Untie Ilona, and she will relate her story to you back at the surface.
After defeating Reese, you will appear outside the Lumbridge Catacombs with Xenia and Ilona, and Xenia will reward you. Congratulations, quest complete!
- 1 Quest point
- 100 Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged and Magic xp in the form of a combat lamp.
- Access to the Lumbridge Catacombs, which include (Xenia can also tell you history about the Catacombs and Dragith Nurn):
- Reese's sword and its offhand counterpart
- Kayle's chargebow
- Caitlin's staff
- Helmet of trials (requires 300+ Quest Points, can be received at any point)
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys for use in Treasure Hunter
- 2 Hearts of Ice for use in Treasure Hunter
The Lumbridge CatacombsEdit
After completing the quest, you may optionally question Xenia for further information about what transpired in the catacombs. Now that the quest is complete, you will have further access to the Lumbridge Catacombs, where you may encounter several low-levelled monsters. To reach them, descend back through the stairs into the room where you encountered Reese. From there, you may descend another flight of stairs to the lower level. Low level players may find these monsters to be good to train on, but these monsters will not present a challenge to higher-levelled players. Most of the monsters in the catacombs will drop four of the five pieces of the mask of dragith nurn, but the necromancer himself drops the fifth and final part. In addition to the mask, players may collect gem statuettes from inside the cave; the statuettes may be sold to Xenia for a total of 2,500 coins. The dungeon is often crowded so players will have to hop worlds to find an empty one. Member's worlds numbered higher than 25 are a good place to find an empty one, as P2P players have more options for training.
Music unlocked Edit
- On the day the quest was released, the spoiler said: "No information on the rewards for this quest will be available until the cult activity is identified and thwarted. Rest assured though, that there will be several useful items for new adventurers."
- When you complete the quest, your Adventurer's Log will say, "I defeated a trio of Zamorakian cultists in the catacombs beneath Lumbridge Church."
- Previously, Kayle used a shortbow instead of a sling. He later got a different shortbow.
- This quest received a graphical update on 26 November, 2013.