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This quest has a quick guide, found here, which briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
For the original incarnation of this quest, see Death Plateau (historical).
This article is about the quest. For the location, see Death Plateau (location).
Death Plateau
Death Plateau
Release date 31 January 2012 (Update)
Members only? No
Voice acted? Yes
Official difficulty Novice
Official length Short
Quest series Troll (#1)
Developer(s) Anthony W
Age Fifth Age
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Death Plateau is a short quest wherein you are to help the Burthorpe Imperial Guard gain access to the Death Plateau in order to defeat the hostile trolls.

Official description Edit

Trolls have come down from the north and are camped on Death Plateau. They are using this base to launch attacks on the principality of Burthorpe!

The Imperial Guard is taking heavy losses. They need your help!


Start point Quest map icon
Death Plateau icon
Talk to Commander Denulth in the camp southeast of the lodestone teleport for Burthorpe.
Member requirement F2P icon
Official difficulty Novice Novice
Length Short (20-25 minutes)
Requirements None
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None
Enemies to defeat The Map (level 2)

Routing the trollsEdit

Denulth chathead

Start the quest by talking to Commander Denulth east of Burthorpe Bank Chest, wounded soldiers, and storage of cooking supplies. Ask him if he has any quests available. He will inform the player that Trolls have taken over Death Plateau and that his men cannot move them. He says the trolls have been pushing hard and that they need to act before the trolls start sending in forces. He explains that the path up is blocked by Thrower Trolls and that he wants to find another route up. He will inform the player of a cave past the defensive wall where a Dwarf named Sabbot lives. Accept aiding him to begin.

The Dwarf in the CaveEdit

To the trolls

The path to the trolls and Sabbot's cave.

From Denulth, head North-west along the road and through the defensive wall to the West (through the hole where the Wall guard stands, not via the door, which is locked). From the wall, head Northwest from the Warriors guild and into a cave (red arrow icon). Head North inside the cave and talk to Sabbot. Tell him that an alternate route needs to be found and he will insist that it is not his problem. The player should tell him that he/she will not move until he helps and then keep saying "Fine!" until he gives in. He will explain that the best way to get up the pass is by going under the rocks by breaking into a natural cave. He will explain that his wife, Freda, has some notes that will help. He will inform the player that she lives in a house to the West along the path.

The Dwarf's WifeEdit

Death Plateau cave

Fully supplied outpost

From Sabbot's cave, follow the path West until stumbling upon a T-intersection. Warning: Do NOT go North on this intersection or death will be risked. Take the West path then travel South to a house and enter it. Talk to Freda and the player will ask for the surveys she and her husband created. The player will tell her that they need the survey so that the Burthorpe Imperial Guard can ambush the trolls. She says she can start on the survey when she gets back from town and that she needs to dig out the information from very technical terms. She explains that she needs to go to town to get her Climbing boots re-spiked. Offer to help and she will tell the player to see Dunstan in a house East of Burthorpe Castle.

Home teleport to Burthorpe, head East past the Burthorpe Agility Course and then directly North. Talk to Dunstan who will be outside Smithing on his anvil. Ask him to put fresh spikes on the boots. He will repair the boots which the player then needs to bring back to Freda. Note:If you happen to have your own pair of climbing boots with you too, you will lose both pairs.

The Alternate RouteEdit

Survey read

Go back to Freda, and then give her the spiked boots. She will give the player a Survey. Read the survey and then talk to Sabbot back in his cave. With a Pickaxe, mine the Western 'rockwall' in Sabbot's cave. Enter the cave and Sabbot will give the player four Rabbit sandwiches. Inside the cave there will be several obstacles that you must overcome, you may take damage from them. Jump down the cliffside to the South and proceed East to a gap marked by a green arrow on the Minimap. Go through the gap and East and jump the crevice. Head all the way South and swing across the rope swing hanging from the vines. Proceed West and jump the stepping stones then go through the gap to the South.

The Map fight

Fighting The Map.

Finally, climb the cliffside to the South then go East and exit the cave. A cutscene will occur where the player talks about ambushing the trolls while a troll named The Map walks up to them. Talk to The Map and say "Prepare to die troll". The Map will then attack you. He is weak to water spells and is extremely easy to defeat, only having 100lp, and he rarely hits very high. Once he's dead, you return to Burthorpe via the Home Teleport spell.

Finishing upEdit


The trolls are ambushed.

Audio options icon
Taverley Adventure (link)
The unlisted remix of Taverley Adventure that plays when fighting The Map.

Talk to Denulth. The player will inform him that they found a good spot to ambush the trolls. A cutscene will occur where the player directs an ambush against the trolls on Death Plateau. Denulth will remark on how well the ambush went and the quest will be completed!


Death Plateau reward


Required for completingEdit

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