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This article is about the quest. For the actual creature, see Lord Rologarth.
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Creature of Fenkenstrain is an intermediate quest where you become the assistant of Dr Fenkenstrain and slowly uncover the history of the Lordship of the North Coast.

Official descriptionEdit

Dr Fenkenstrain, master and sole occupant of the castle to the north east of Canifis, needs a new servant to go on a dark errand for him.

Do you have the stomach to help Fenkenstrain pursue his twisted purpose?

WalkthroughEdit

Start pointQuest map icon
Creature of Fenkenstrain icon
Read the sign in the middle of Canifis or talk to Dr Fenkenstrain to be hired as his butler.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
LengthMedium
Requirements
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat Experiment (level 35)

GravediggerEdit

Creature of Fenkenstrain start

The signpost in Canifis

To start the quest, read the signpost in the centre of Canifis. After you've started the quest, go northeast to Fenkenstrain's Castle. Talk to Dr. Fenkenstrain and a job interview will commence. When asked to describe yourself in one word, answer "braindead" and that your best skill is "grave-digging".

Dr. Fenkenstrain hires you and you will receive a mission to retrieve 5 body parts in any order:

Decapitated headEdit

Ed Lestwit's grave

The gardener ghost leads you to his grave.

Wear your ghostspeak amulet and talk to the headless Gardener Ghost. His name is Ed Lestwit and that is the grave you are looking for. He can be found north of the room with the "torture table" in it. He tells you that his head was chopped off and he was "murdered" by decapitation. Offer to help find his head, which is buried in a grave in the Haunted Woods, and he will follow you for 10 minutes, so take him south into the Haunted Woods. Ask him for the way if you are lost.

Follow the Gardener Ghost's directions closely and you should reach his grave soon enough. Make sure the grave's name matches the ghost's, dig by right-clicking the grave, and you will get the head. The grave is a little south-east of fairy ring ALQ. If you go too south the gardener will go back to the castle. If you log out or die at that point he will stop following you and go back to the castle.

Pickled brainEdit

Go to the bar in Canifis. You can either ask the bartender Roavar for something to eat and he will sell you a pickled brain for 50 coins, or tele-grab a brain on the table (and complete the Brain Bending Morytania Task in the process.) Use the brain on the decapitated head.

Arms, legs and torsoEdit

Fenkenstrain grave

A grave opens a dungeon!

Killing experiment

Slaying a dog-woman-thing.

Upstairs in Fenkenstrain's Castle, there are bookcases on either side of the floor. Search the bookcase in the west room for The Joy of Gravedigging and you will find a marble amulet. Search the east room's bookcase for Handy Maggot Avoidance Techniques and you will find the obsidian amulet. Use them with each other to get a star amulet.

Exit the castle and head east, to some tombstones near a musician. Use the star amulet on the eastern-most tombstone with the indent on it. Push the tombstone to enter a dungeon which contains various Experiments. Kill one of the level 35s to get a Cavern key - the ones that look like a dog with a female head, as the others don't drop the key.

Once you have the key, follow a tunnel in the north-west part of the cavern to a gate and unlock it. Go up the ladder, and dig at the three tombstones and you unearth all of the remaining parts. To get back to the castle, enter the fourth tombstone and you will be back in the cave. You need to then get another cavern key by searching the chest at the bottom of the ladder, to then go back to the castle. You can also use the Canifis lodestone.

LightningEdit

Fenkenstrain's monster on table

Ready for a little juice...

Clearing fireplace

Using the extended garden cane to obtain a conductor mould.

Hand over the body parts to Fenkenstrain and he will ask you for a needle (obtainable from the general store in Canifis) and five spools of thread to sew the body together. Give them to him to receive yet another assignment - fixing the lightning rod - as Fenkenstrain notes that having a complete body is not all that's needed to bring the body back to life, and that he needs lightning to complete his plan.

Equip the ghostspeak amulet and ask the Gardener Ghost for the shed key. Go inside the shed and search the cupboard for a Garden brush. Outside the shed there will be a pile of canes. Take three Garden canes. Use them on the brush and attach them with your 3 spools of bronze wire. This will extend it, making it suitable for chimney sweeping. Make sure you use all three canes on the same brush, it requires multiple canes to extend the brush. The icon of the brush will not change, but the examine text will. 

Go upstairs and use it on the west fireplace (in the room where the marble amulet was) to get a conductor mould

Lightning

Invoking the conductor with lightning

Once you have the mould, you need to go to a furnace. Unlock the Canifis lodestone if it hasn't been unlocked yet, to make the return trip faster. The nearest furnace is in Port Phasmatys, but you need to have completed Ghosts Ahoy to access it for free, otherwise, you need to pay 2 Ecto-tokens to enter the city. Otherwise, use Home Teleport to reach either Burthorpe or Al Kharid and use the nearby furnace (Burthorpe smithing guide area south of lodestone, west for Al Kharid).

Use a silver bar on the furnace with the conductor mould in your inventory and under the Silver Casting option, make a Conductor.

Go back to Fenkenstrain's Castle, take the stairs up to the first floor, go to the room furthest south and climb the ladder to the roof. Click on the lightning conductor to fix it. Lightning will instantly strike and the monster comes to life!

Lord RologarthEdit

Rollo

Lord Rologarth

Talk to Dr. Fenkenstrain again. He will tell you that the monster tried to kill him, so he locked it in the tower. He will give you the tower key and tell you to kill the monster. Take the stairs up again and enter the room in the centre. Climb the ladder.

When you attempt to kill the creature, you realise it's not as dangerous as Fenkenstrain claims. The monster will introduce himself as Lord Rologarth, the owner of the castle, of which Fenkenstrain was the doctor. Rologarth shamefully tells you about how Fenkenstrain tricked him into selling all of his subjects and himself to the vampyres, and wants you to stop Fenkenstrain's evil plan. You now need to pickpocket Dr. Fenkenstrain to steal his Ring of charos.

Congratulations, quest complete!

RewardEdit

Creature of Fenkenstrain Reward

Music unlockedEdit

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Creature of Fenkenstrain is required for the following:

TranscriptEdit

Cultural referencesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Upon completing this quest one's Adventurer's Log will read: "It was a dark errand indeed, but the corpse has been reanimated and I've 'persuaded' Fenkenstrain to part with the Ring of Charos!"
  • If you wind the clock in the south west tower room you will find a letter explaining the history of the castle.
  • On the first floor, where the bookcases are found, there are two corpses near the tower ladder. By examining the left corpse, it will say "How do you make a skeleton laugh?", and if you examine the right corpse, it will say in response to the other examine text: "Tickle his funny bone."
  • After completion of the quest, the signpost in Canifis will read "AAARRGGGHHHHH!!!!!"
  • If the player tries to kill a dog-woman-thing experiment again, it will prevent you with the message "You don't have the heart to kill the poor creature again."

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