- This quest has a quick guide, found here, which briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
This article is about the quest. For the location, see Death Plateau (location).
For the original incarnation of this quest, see Death Plateau (historical).
|Release date||31 January 2012 (Update)|
|Quest series||Troll (#1)|
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|| |
Talk to Commander Denulth in the camp southeast of the lodestone teleport for Burthorpe.
|Length||Short (20-25 minutes)|
|Items required||Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. |
|Enemies to defeat||The Map (level 4)|
Routing the trollsEdit
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
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 exclamation 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
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 then go East and follow the path to an intersection and head North to the building with a weapon store icon in the middle of a row of three buildings. 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. Note: If you have boots with you, drop them before speaking to him. You can pick them up after you received the Spiked Boots.
The Alternate RouteEdit
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 to a 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.
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 fire 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..
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!
- 1 Quest point (if you have already done the old version of the quest, you will not receive the quest point)
- 3 x 100 experience Reward lamps
- 4 rabbit sandwiches
- 2 extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune
- A repeatable task is unlocked where the player can complete up to five supply runs, taking a crate of supplies from Denulth to the Ambush Commander. Each trip improves the armoury inside the cave, and earns the player 3 x 180 experience reward lamps. The first trip requires a combat level of 10, the second trip a combat level of 12, the third trip a combat level of 14, the fourth level 16 and the fifth level 18. After finishing fifth run, this activity is no longer available. (These have to be done to start Troll Stronghold)
Required for completingEdit
The Blood Pact • Cook's Assistant • The Death of Chivalry • Death Plateau • Demon Slayer • Druidic Ritual • Ernest the Chicken • Goblin Diplomacy • Gunnar's Ground • Imp Catcher • Let Them Eat Pie • Myths of the White Lands • Pirate's Treasure • The Restless Ghost • Rune Mysteries • Shield of Arrav • Stolen Hearts • Swept Away • Vampyre Slayer • Wolf Whistle • What's Mine is Yours
|Removed or significantly changed|
Italics denote that the removed quest was later made into a miniquest.