This quest has a quick guide, found here, which briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
- RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc.
|Release date||21 January 2001 (Update)|
|“||Veronica is very worried. Her fiancé went into the big spooky manor house to ask for directions. An hour later and he's still not out yet.||”|
- Developer: Paul Gower
- Conversion: James B
- QuestHelp: Nishal K
- Audio: Ian T
|Start point|| |
Veronica, south of Draynor Manor gates.
|Length||Medium (12 mins)|
|Items required||Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. |
|Enemies to defeat||None|
Enter the manor and climb up the staircase and then climb the ladder to the left of the stairs to reach the top floor. Talk to Professor Oddenstein, who will explain that Ernest was turned into a chicken, when he was helping on an experiment with his 'pouletmorph' machine. However, to change him back, the professor needs parts that were stolen and hidden by the poltergeists in the manor.
To get the pressure gauge, you will need some fish food and poison. The fish food is in a blue box, found on the 1st floor[, in the room across the staircase. To get the ]poison, you need to go to the small north-western room on the ground floor.
Once you have obtained both items, use the poison with the fish food to create some poisoned fish food. Go outside the manor through the east door and look for the fountain on the south-west corner of the garden. Use the poisoned fish food with the fountain to kill the piranhas and search the fountain to get the gauge.
From the fountain, head north and look for a compost heap; search it with a spade to obtain a grimy key. Return to inside the manor and go to the room behind the staircase.
Go to the western-most room on the ground floor. Search the candle sconce on the right to gain access to a secret room. Look for a ladder that leads downwards, and climb down into the basement. There will be doors and levers around you. Follow the steps given below to obtain the oil can.
- Players can reset the levers by home teleporting and going back.
- It is not possible to use telekinetic grab to pick up the oil can.
All levers start in the "down" position.
- Pull levers A, B up
- Enter Door 1
- Pull lever D up
- Enter Doors 2 & 3
- Pull levers A, B down
- Enter Doors 3, 4 & 5
- Pull levers E, F up
- Enter Doors 6 & 7
- Pull lever C up
- Enter Doors 7 & 6
- Pull lever E down
- Enter Doors 6, 8 & 3
Finally, go through door 9. Grab the oil can and leave the basement. You must pull the lever to exit the room.
Go all the way up to the top floor and talk to Professor Oddenstein. Give him the items and he will fix his machine, which will turn Ernest back into a human.
Congratulations, quest complete!
- 4 quest points
- 3000 coins
- 10 eggs
- 300 feathers
- Access to the Killerwatt Plane (members-only)
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys for use in Treasure Hunter
- 2 Hearts of Ice for use in Treasure Hunter
Required for completingEdit
Completion of Ernest the Chicken is required for the following:
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 • A Shadow over Ashdale • 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.