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It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
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Official descriptionEdit

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.

Development teamEdit

  • Developer: Paul Gower
  • Conversion: James B
  • QuestHelp: Nishal K
  • Audio: Ian T

Walkthrough Edit

Start pointQuest map icon
Ernest the Chicken icon
Veronica, south of Draynor Manor gates.
Member requirementF2P icon Free to play
Official difficultyNovice Novice
LengthMedium (12 mins)
Items requiredItems from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None
Enemies to defeat Skeleton (level 11) - Optional


Veronica head
Professor Oddenstein location

Professor Oddenstein's location

Talk to Veronica standing just outside the courtyard of the Draynor Manor. She wants you to find her fiancé, Ernest, who had gone to the manor an hour ago for help and has not come back yet.

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.

You need to help him find a pressure gauge, a rubber tube, and an oil can, in any order you wish.


Etc gauge

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[help], in the room across the staircase to the south. 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.


Rubber tube key

The locations of the tube and compost heap.

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.

Unlock the door to the room and take the rubber tube. When you do so, a level 11 skeleton will attack you. You can choose to kill the skeleton or simply leave the room.


Pulling candle sconce

Pulling the candle sconce.

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.

IQ-Testing Room

The Oil Can puzzle.

  1. Pull levers A, B up
  2. Enter Door 1
  3. Pull lever D up
  4. Enter Doors 2 & 3
  5. Pull levers A, B down
  6. Enter Doors 3, 4 & 5
  7. Pull levers E, F up
  8. Enter Doors 6 & 7
  9. Pull lever C up
  10. Enter Doors 7 & 6
  11. Pull lever E down
  12. 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!


Ernest the Chicken reward

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Required for completingEdit

Completion of Ernest the Chicken is required for the following:


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