- This quest has a quick guide, found here, which briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
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|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 (5 - 12 mins)|
|Requirements:||Be able to run away from or fight a level 22 skeleton.|
|Items required:||Items from the toolbelt do not need to be listed unless that version won't work, or aren't automatically added to it. |
Spade (obtainable during the quest)
|Enemies to defeat:||Skeleton (level 22) (optional)|
- RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc.
Enter the manor and proceed to climb up staircase and then the ladder to the west and you will reach the top floor. Talk to Professor Oddenstein, who will explain that Ernest was turned into a chicken, when he was helping with 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.
To get the pressure gauge, you will need some fish food and poison. The fish food is found on the 1st floor[, in the room behind the staircase in a blue box. To get the ]poison, you need to go to the small room immediately south of the north-western kitchen on the ground floor. It can be found upon the table, as a green bottle.
Once you have obtained both items, use the poison with the fish food so that it becomes poisoned fish food. Go outside the manor through the east door, grabbing a spade if you do not already have one, and look for the fountain on the south-west side of the manor. Use the poisoned fish food with the fountain to kill the piranhas. Finally, search the fountain to get the gauge.
If you do not use the poisoned fish food on the fountain, you will be bitten by the piranhas and take 10 life points of damage. If you also only use the poison on the fountain without poisoning the food, you will take 10 life points of damage.
Make sure you have a spade in your inventory. Now go to the west side of the manor and look for a compost heap, search it with a spade in your inventory and you will obtain a small key.
Return inside the manor and go to the room behind the staircase. Unlock the door to the room and a Skeleton (level 22) will attack you if you get within a square away from it. Take the rubber tube and leave the room, killing the Skeleton if you wish.
If you are a low level, you might want to take the cabbages to eat when the skeleton attacks you.
Go to the western-most room on the ground floor. Search the candle sconce hanging on the wall to gain access to a secret room. Look for a ladder that leads downwards, and climb down it. You will now be in the basement. There will be doors and levers around you. Follow the instructions given below to obtain the oil can.
- Players can reset the levers, by teleporting to home and going back and the levers will be reset.
- It is not possible to use telekinetic grab to pick up the oil can without using the levers and doors.
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. You will now be in the room containing the oil can. Grab it, and leave the basement. Once you have left 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. Ernest will be turned back into a human. When Ernest is done talking to you, you will get your reward. Congratulations, quest complete!
- 4 quest points
- 3000 coins
- 10 eggs
- 300 feathers
- Access to the Killerwatt Plane (members-only)
- 2 extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune
Required for completing
Completion of Ernest the Chicken is required for the following:
- There is a glitch when you can dig into the compost heap by hand.
- If you have not received the item rewards, you can talk to Professor Oddenstein to claim them.
- There is a glitch where if you try leaving from the side of the door in the basement it will make your character walk left then the door will close and you will walk back.
- Upon completion of the quest the players adventurer's log will read: "It seems that Ernest became the subject of an unfortunate transformation. He's back to being henpecked by Veronica."
Black Knights' Fortress • The Blood Pact • Cook's Assistant • 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
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Italics denote that the removed quest was later made into a miniquest.