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Darkness of Hallowvale (#107)
Darkness of Hallowvale
Release date 4 September 2006 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty Intermediate
Official length Long
Quest series Myreque
Developer(s) Tytn H
Age Fifth Age
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Darkness of Hallowvale is the third quest in the Myreque series, which involves the player travelling to Meiyerditch to contact the Myreque faction there.

Official descriptionEdit

Fighting tooth and nail against the vampyre overlord, Drakan, the Myreque have moved their secret base camp to Burgh de Rott. Now the fight starts in earnest! Veliaf needs someone to make their way into the Sanguinesti region - the eastern side of Morytania cut off from the west behind an impenetrably huge wall.

Will the fight be supported by Myreque resistance inside the vampyres' domain? What grim discoveries are to be found behind that dreaded wall? And what of the Vyrewatch - deadly sky-bound patrollers of the blood-tithed lands of Meiyerditch?

Only a daring, quick-witted agent with an eye for detail can hope to pick their way through the tumbled down slums of Meiyerditch.

 

WalkthroughEdit

Start point Quest map icon
Darkness of Hallowvale icon
Speak to Veliaf Hurtz at the Myreque base, the Burgh de Rott pub basement.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Intermediate Intermediate
Length Long
Requirements
Quest Quests:
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

In Search of the MyrequeEdit

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Travel to Burgh de Rott and head to the basement of the pub there. Speak to Veliaf Hurtz. He wants to make contact with the Myreque in the Sanguinesti region so that the Myreque may be able to free the people 'living' there. He also needs help from Misthalin to fight vampyre forces. If you wish, ask more about the mission then agree to help him. He wants you to enter Meiyerditch and seek contact with the Myreque. The resistance in fact originated there and under Safalaan Hallow some members managed to escape the ghetto. You will need to ask citizens about the Myreque since they are hidden very well. Finally, he warns you about the Vyrewatch who patrol the Burgh de Rott Woods along with the 'juves' and cannot be harmed by weapons, not even the Rod of Ivandis!

Fixing boat
Fixing the boat.
With the wall being higher than any building in Burgh de Rott, you will need to somehow go around the wall at open sea by accumulating items from the village. You will need to ask Veliaf how you're supposed to get into the Sanguesti region before you can move on to the next part. After talking to Veliaf, you can search the chest in the basement and take some garlic if you want to.

Getting into MeiyerditchEdit

Leave the basement and go south-east to a dilapidated hut with a boat in it. It is south of the furnace. Be careful around the boat shed and the sea end of the wall as Vyrewatch hang around there - two Vyrewatch at the boat shed and three at the wall. You will need to repair the boat using a plank and 4 nails of any metal. You will then need to repair the launching chute with the same materials. Push the boat and it will slide down the chute into the water.

Hallowvale Boat
The repaired boat.

Board the boat from the dock and travel to Meiyerditch. You arrive at the very southern end of the wall where you can get on it. Walk up the wall a little until you pass a section where the boards creak (you are informed in the chatbox). It is around the corner of the wall. Kick the boards (right click option) and then climb down them into the passage below.

At any stage whilst you are in Meiyerditch, you may be noticed by a member of the Vyrewatch. You have five options:

  1. Pay a blood tithe (causes damage equal to approximately 60 (also occasionally causes large damage) life points).
  2. Attack them. The Vyrewatch are invulnerable during this stage of the quest series, but you can simply run away. The vyrewatch will be impressed at your courage and leave you be.
  3. Distract him (does not always work and will take a blood tithe if you fail). Success rate depends on Thieving level. This is a recommended option if you are low on Prayer.
  4. Go to the mines (appears after you've found the Myreque hideout instead of getting attacked. You need to mine 15 ores. You'll then appear in the north-east part of the city).
  5. If you have a Defence of level or higher 34, you can avoid taking damage by switching a weapon and use Freedom to free from the stun.

(Go a little north of the docking point, kick down a floorboard) Climb over the wall rubble, go north, and talk to any local citizen - all of them are incredibly slim and full of tithing wounds. Question them, if you wish, about the situation in the ghetto or the vampyres. Only by whispering that you seek the Myreque the citizen will redirect you to Old Man Ral, who is in the middle of sector one.

Old man ral chathead
Ral and sickle
Old Man Ral (left, north-east) in relation to the first sickle (right, south-west). Sven's house is the door in the middle of the image.

Old Man Ral is in a house near the task symbol on the minimap. He is a black market trader and can sell you a set of citizen clothing or vyrewatch clothing, which will reduce the frequency at which the vyrewatch take an interest in you. Speak to Old Man Ral, who answers every question with another question and refuses to tell you about the Myreque, or anything at all for that matter. Speak to Sven or a citizen and ask how to convince him - simply by telling him you were sent to him in order to make him feel important. When you reach him choose the 4th option "Someone told me you could help me" then choose the option of "Old Man Ral the sage of Sanguinesti"; he will tell you to "follow the symbols" to get into the third sector.

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1:The hideout to Vertida Sefalatis. 2:Safalaan. 3:Exit of mine. 4:Building with tapestry and vampyre statue. 5:Veliaf Hurtz. 6:Boat to Meiyerditch.

The way to the MyrequeEdit

Vyrewatch
The Vyrewatch!
Hallowvale Jumping
Jumping, crawling, climbing...

You now need to make a complex journey across the city - watch for the sickle marks or simply follow the instructions below. Due to a hidden update, the obstacle actions are all left-click - making this portion of the quest substantially easier. (Click each of the steps below as you do it to track your progress)

Go to the house south-west of Old Man Ral with the door facing north (the western of the two houses with northern doors - it has a sickle next to it on the outside wall)
Climb up the ladder there.
Jump south to the floorboards. (5 xp)
Jump east to the floorboards. (5 xp)
Go to the north-east corner of the room, push the wall and go across the gap.
Crawl under the wall to the north. (5 xp)
Go north to the second room, look on the west side, push the wall and go across.
Go down the ladder.
Search the table next to the wall, open the trapdoor, and go underneath it. (5 xp)
Climb up the shelf. (5 xp)
Crawl under the wall to the east side. (5 xp)
Jump to the floorboards to the east. (5 xp)
Go down the ladder.
Search the pots near the eastern door to get a key and use it to open the door. (Now in sector 2)
Go up the ladder in the room to the east.
Jump south to the floorboards. (5 xp)
Go east, south, west and climb up the shelves. (5 xp) (There may be a Vyrewatch here.)
Go west and up the ladder.
Jump south again to the floorboards. (5 xp)
Walk a little to the southwest and down the ladder.
Go east through the rooms and across the washing line. (5 xp)
Climb down the ladder.
Push the wall to the north and walk across the floor.
Climb up the shelf to the north. (5 xp)
Climb down the shelf that is north-east, below the room. (5 xp)
Jump to the floorboards to the north. (5 xp)
Jump to the floorboards to the north—again. It is advisable to do this part quickly as you are very vulnerable to vyrewatch on the open roof you come on to here. (5 xp)
Go northwest and then east (around a gap in the floor) and jump to floorboards. (5 xp):*If player has been here before then go down the ladder and skip 3 steps ahead.
Climb up ladder.
Search the wall (to the west) to get the topmost part of a ladder.
Climb down the same ladder, repair the broken ladder going down with the ladder top and go down.
(Now in sector 3.) Open the door and go north and slightly west to a house with a chimney/fireplace in it. (There is a Vyrewatch in this area who may mark you, so beware.) Go up the ladder, collect the knife that's on the table there, and climb back down. Remember this place - you have to come back later! To make remembering the house easier, put your map marker on it.
Go west through the door into the next room, then north out of the house until you see barricades.
Go east past the sickle logo and the house to the south should have a ladder in it - go up this one (if there's a knife spawn here you are in the wrong house). (It is touching the house with 2 respawns inside it).
Jump to the floorboards to the east. (5 xp)
Climb down the stairs.
Go south along the eastern side of the stairs. Search the wall. Use a knife (or a silver sickle) on the wall, and push the wall.
Push the decorated wall from the southern side.
Open the lumpy rug. (If you take too long, you will have to push the wall again as it will automatically close.)
Climb down trapdoor to enter the hideout.

Walk west around the corner, past Mekritus A'hara, and into the room with Flaygian Screwte and Vertida Sefalatis. Speak to Vertida. At first, he will be angry at you for trespassing, but you will convince him that you are an ally. Tell him you've come to investigate and he will give you a message to take to Veliaf Hurtz back in Burgh de Rott.

Consulting MisthalinEdit

Drezel chathead

Get back to Burgh de Rott any way you see fit, and talk to Veliaf Hurtz in the basement of the pub again. He will read the message - the Myreque stands strong but is weakened and the vampyres seem to be getting fresh victims. He will tell you to talk to Drezel in Paterdomus for advice, since strange noises have recently been heard around the temple and people have gone missing. He will also tell you to speak to King Roald in Varrock Palace for military help in battling the vampyres.

Shadowy figure-cropped
Werewolves in Silvarea?!
A fast way to reach Paterdomus from Burgh de Rott is using the Temple Trekking minigame. Veliaf hints you to it when you ask him for tips. Any other route, such as using the Canifis lodestone teleport, will do as well to complete the quest.

Go to Drezel, who is in the catacomb beneath the temple; he will say that he and Ivan Strom have been hearing strange noises, almost animal voices, outside the temple and would like you to investigate, preferably to the west of the stairs. He will also say that people have gone missing while at the Limestone Mines of Silvarea. Finally he exclaims his praise over Ivan and sees in him his successor as Paterdomus's protector. Exit the temple basement and go to the west. Look for a bush that is searchable just down the steps. A short cutscene will follow where you will find an unconscious man and then be knocked out by a shadowy figure. Two werewolves have managed to get across the River Salve and are "collecting" humans to pay the extra blood tithes which Gadderanks had mentioned during In Aid of the Myreque.

King Roald chathead
Aeonisig teleports
After a long, useless conversation, you are teleported away.

Return to Drezel and tell him what you have just seen. It is very grave news indeed. He tells you to speak to King Roald and gives you runes for a Varrock Teleport spell. Go to Varrock Castle and speak with King Roald - he's on the ground floor on the east side. You will briefly explain the cause of the Myreque and how Lowerniel Drakan is terrorising the people of Morytania. Roald is shocked and agrees they need help, but his advisor Aeonisig Raispher intervenes and notes that Misthalin cannot help them if these people aren't Saradominist. Roald will agree, but you manage to convince him that religion does not matter in such horrible situation.

You then mention the two werewolves who crossed the River Salve and whom you could not kill, as Roald assumed. He is now convinced and decides to set up an army against Morytania. But once again, Aeonisig disagrees and tells him that warfare against Morytania will disrupt balance and possibly cause another God War. He also says that there is no proof Lord Drakan has actually invaded Misthalin. He also does not find you trustworthy as you were knocked out. Roald angrily responds that they must do something for the people, but Aeonisig tells it is impossible due to the Edicts of Guthix. After a fruitless conversation, Aeonisig decides to "begin with the paperwork". Sadly, Roald agrees, although he will set up a Mercenary protocol so that adventurers may battle the vampyric forces. Meanwhile, they will study the Edicts in order to rid the world of Drakan. Ask him some questions about the precedures, then he will offer you a free teleport back to Paterdomus. Accept and Aeonisig will teleport you.

Note: If you are not in the king's throne room when wishing to teleport, the king will say Aeonisig is busy and cannot teleport you.

Speak to Drezel again. He will be sad, but he hadn't considered the Edicts before. He can explain some more about them, then ask you to report back to the Myreque. He also notes that more adventurers have been passing recently - the protocol has commenced.

Go back to Burgh de Rott and speak to Veliaf Hurtz again. Tell him about the werewolf attack and about the Edicts and the Protocol. He will ask you to quickly forward this to the leader of the Sanguinesti division in the Myreque hideout there.

Meeting Safalaan HallowEdit

Go back to Vertida Sefalatis in Meiyerditch.

The easiest way to do this is to deliberately get caught by the Vyrewatch by talking to one, then tell them to take you to the Meiyerditch mine. If you choose to go the mines, you must mine 15 Daeyalt ores, place them into a mine cart, and then talk to one of the Juvinate guards to leave.

You will find yourself in the northern part of the city. Run south-east until you can progress no further. From here, enter the house with the door on its north side (it has a Bucket of water spawn in it). This house lies just above the "c" of the word "Meiyerditch" on your World Map. Leave through the south door, then enter the house directly south. Climb up the ladder, jump the floorboard to the east, and then climb down the stairs. Once you push the wall to the south of the stairs, you will find yourself at the entrance to the hideout.

Safalaan's meeting point
Where to meet Safalaan.

Vertida Sefalatis will then tell you to talk to his friend, Safalaan, who is near Castle Drakan - sketching. He will tell you to go there using the wall and that a certain barricade can be opened temporarily using a wall switch. It is possible for Vertida Sefalatis to lead you to the upper floor of a house north-east of the boat. Simply ask him "What do we do next?" and go through the dialogue.

Head south back to the boat and climb over the wall and back up onto the wall. Then travel all the way north until you cannot go any further (past the squeaky boards, do not go down this time) and go down the ladder. Search the rocky surface and the barricade in the north wall will unlock. Simply search it to go through.  Go north, and then climb a ladder. On the wall, go north, up a ladder and back down another to cross a gap. Keep going north until you see a long ladder against a high wall, climb it, then head north until you see Safalaan. He will tell you to sketch the castle in three places - north, then west, then south; there are sickle symbols on ground to tell you where to sketch. He gives you some papyrus and charcoal to make the drawings with. You will also tell him about your recent endeavours and he will return to the base to discuss them.

Intelligence gatheringEdit

Travel around the castle to the west, then north, then east. Use a charcoal on the papyrus to make a sketch here directly north of the middle tower/castle on the area where a sickle symbol is.

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Ranis and Vanescula Drakan talking with Vanstrom

Go to the west side of the castle and make the second sketch. You will see a short cutscene, of Vanstrom Klause talking to Vanescula Drakan and Ranis Drakan. They will drink some fresh blood and then fly away.

Go the south side of the castle and attempt to make another drawing. You will be spotted and Vanstrom Klause (level 118) will attack and, after around 3-5 turns, knock you out (but not kill you)! You won't be able to hit him back, as he will erect a blue-white shield every time you attack. While Vanstrom beats you up badly, he will not kill you. Wearing a Ring of Life at this stage will teleport you away as you near death, requiring you to come all the way back and repeat the step. Using Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee will stop most damage. When he knocks you out, a lady called Sarius Guile will save you.

The secret laboratoryEdit

When you recover, Sarius Guile will speak to you. Vanescula did not actually request to save your life, but she does have a strange interest in Safalaan. As a favour in return, she will ask to deliver him a message and give you a long-winded hint about where to find it near a place of smoke, then disappear. Remember to make the third and final sketch of the castle before leaving this area!

Deliver the sketches to Safalaan who has returned to the Meiyerditch base. The quickest way to return is to get noticed by the Vyrewatch, get sent to the mine, and then go southeast to the hideout as before. Safalaan will be grateful and ask you to find the message Sarius spoke of. Go to the fireplace in sector three (where you saved the point on the map); use a knife on the fireplace on the ground floor on the north wall of the room to get the message. Read it. It will speak of an abandoned laboratory in the north-east of Meiyerditch where vampyres did experiments to acquire more blood, using human slaves to work for them. At some point, the laboratory was abruptly shut down and its location hidden due to a discovery that even the vampyres feared. The author's coworkers disappeared and he hid himself, commenting that he is hunted by the vampyres. He finally reveals the location of the laboratory and signs his letter; Mauritys Guile.

Make your way back to Safalaan - he's now with Vertida Sefalatis. He will ask you to see if you can find the laboratory. The laboratory is located north-east of Trakerel's Fish Shop and east of the Skull in a Chest Inn. Go back up through the trapdoor, push the wall, go up the stairs, jump to the western house's floorboards, go down the ladder and exit the house through the north door. Walk through the house to the north, then head to the north-east part of sector three. Near the eastern wall, you'll find a house with a yellow and red tapestry on the northern wall. Use your knife on the tapestry. "Walk-through" it and search the Vampyre statue. Be careful, sometimes a vyrewatch can roam inside this bulding and bind you! It appears that a key is needed to unlock the door.

(if you get a message when using the knife on the tapestry saying: "you see no reason to destroy this lovely looking tapestry then you need to get the message and key from the house with the fireplace and then talk to Safalaan)

The house where you found the message (the one with the fireplace) contains a portrait of the exact same vyrewatch, except she's holding a key. Search and slash the portrait on the southern wall of this house to get a large ornate key. Go back to the house with the tapestry and use it on the statue. Do not use the key on the east door, or else you will suffer an electric shock and take 100 life points.

In the house with the tapestry, use the key on the statue.

Open the door to the east and go down the stairs - you are in the laboratory! Search the broken rune case for some Telekinetic grab runes, and then use telekinetic grab on the Haemalchemy book on the table near the broken tube. It is too difficult to understand, however. Take the book back to Safalaan. He will be very happy and thankful and gives you a shortcut key and tell you to return to Veliaf Hurtz with a sealed message, as a last task. Go back to Burgh de Rott. If you decide to return to Burgh de Rott via the Meiyerditch, along the route there will be two doors with a key painted on them. The shortcut key unlocks these for faster travel (see Meiyerditch shortcut guide). Note: This shortcut is not recommended. Going to Veliaf is much easier from Canifis Pub. Speak to Veliaf Hurtz in the basement of the pub once you reach Burgh de Rott to find out that Safalaan has promoted you to Myreque Private in the message.

Congratulations, quest complete!

RewardEdit

Darkness of Hallowvale reward

Music unlockedEdit

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Darkness of Hallowvale is required for the following:

TranscriptEdit

Cultural referencesEdit

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The werewolf cutscene (link)
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The Drakan cutscene (link)
  • Examining the broken boat at the start of the quest gives a description of "It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat." This is a line from the 1995 Kevin Smith comedy film, Mallrats.


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