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This article is about the quest. For the family crest that players can have in their houses, see Sir Renitee.
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Family Crest (#24)
Family Crest
Release date 9 April 2002 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Long
Quest series None
Developer(s) Paul Gower
Age Fifth Age
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Official description Edit

The Fitzharmon family crest has gone missing, and the family honour has been lost.

Can you find the crest and return it to Dimintheis in Varrock?

There are three different rewards available, but you can only choose one; so choose carefully!

Walkthrough Edit

Start point Quest map icon
Family Crest icon
Talk to Dimintheis in south-east Varrock next to the Fancy Dress Shop.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Experienced Experienced
Length Medium (25 minutes)
  • 59 Magic-icon Magic (cannot be boosted)
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • Cooked shrimps
  • Cooked salmon
  • Cooked tuna
  • Cooked bass
  • Cooked swordfish
  • 2 cut rubies
  • 2 antipoison potions (antipoison mix cannot be used)
    • Note, you will need 2 separate potions, not just one potion with two uses. One of these potions will be given away during the quest, the other you will need in your fight with Chronozon, as there are poisoning spiders in his lair. Flasks don't work.
  • Normal Spell book and Runes to cast all 4 elemental Blast spells at least once. (12 air runes, 3 water runes, 3 earth runes, and 3 fire runes) The blast spells must hit, so bringing extra runes is advised due to the possibility of a spell splashing.


  • Teleport methods to Al Kharid, Edgeville/Falador, Ardougne, and Varrock (Lodestone Network can be of great use if all of them are activated.)
  • A charged Amulet of glory
  • A charged Combat bracelet - the monastery teleport allows quick access to Boot.
  • If you completed Desert Treasure, you can use teleport directly to Ice Mountain. (72 Magic required)
  • A Lumber Yard Teleport - for easy access to Johnathon
  • Brass Key for more convenient access to the Edgeville Dungeon
Enemies to defeat

The CrestEdit

Dimintheis chathead

To start, talk with Dimintheis, who lives in the fenced-off area in the south-east corner of Varrock. He'll tell you about how, without his family's crest, he can't prove his heritage and take back his estate. His sons took the crest when they left to defend Varrock against the hordes of zombies sent forth by an evil necromancer, and he doesn't know what happened to them afterwards, although he has heard rumours that Caleb is now staying with a friend just outside the gates of Varrock


Items Required: Cooked shrimp, Cooked salmon, Cooked tuna, Cooked bass, Cooked swordfish

Speaking to Caleb

Caleb, found near Gertrude's house in Varrock.

Caleb can be found in Gertrude's house in Varrock. Talk to him, and he'll say his brothers and he accidentally broke the crest into three parts and each of them ended up with a piece. Luckily, he still has his piece, although he's not going to just hand it over to any passing stranger. He has an important event coming up, and he needs some fish for a special salad. Get them for him, and he'll give you the piece of the crest.

What you need is shrimp, salmon, tuna, bass, and swordfish—all cooked. If you need the fish, head West towards the Barbarian Village to fish the salmon (fly) and then teleport to Catherby where you can fish for the tuna and swordfish (Harpoon or Hand), shrimp (small net) and the bass (large net). There is a range in Catherby just East of the bank where you can cook your fish. There is also a fly-fishing spot just north-west of Camelot, where you can fish salmon. Once you have all of that, give the cooked fish to Caleb, and he'll give you the piece as promised, along with a little bit of info: He'll say that the gem trader in Al Kharid might know more about the location of Avan. Make sure that you ask Caleb about his brothers' whereabouts, otherwise the gem trader's dialogue options will not include Avan.


FamilyCrest Avan

Avan wearing his yellow cape at the mines.

Items required: A pickaxe (toolbelt works), 2 cut rubies

Talk to the gem trader in north Al Kharid, and he will remember the person that you're looking for. He directs you north towards the gold pit in the desert, the Al Kharid Mine. Head there, and talk to the man wearing a yellow cape, wandering around just at the entrance to the pit. This is, indeed, Avan, as he'll tell you when you ask him. He's not giving up his piece of the crest, though. Not unless you can help him win the affection of a certain lady by getting him a ring and necklace made out of 'perfect' gold. Unfortunately, the stuff there in the desert isn't nearly good enough. He'll tell you that a dwarf named Boot might know the whereabouts of the perfect gold.

Note: If you mine the ores and make the jewellery BEFORE speaking to Boot, speaking to Avan will result in the player still claiming not to have found the ore, and Avan will not accept the jewellery. Or, after having mined the 'perfect' gold ore, simply drop them, speak to Boot, then pick them up afterwards. After that, smelt the ore and smith them into a ruby necklace and a ruby ring.

Boot the dwarf

A player talking to Boot.

Make your way to the Dwarven mines south of Ice Mountain west of Edgeville and North of Falador. Run east along the road from Falador lodestone, or southwest from Edgeville lodestone. You can also take a mine cart if you have access to them (Edgeville lodestone to Grand Exchange minecart).

Climb down the ladder into the mines. Boot is in a room to the west, which is southwest of the general store. Talk to him, and ask him about perfect gold. He'll come up with a likely location: It's a small dungeon just between Ardougne and Witchaven. It is recommended that you wear melee-resistant armour during this part.

Make sure to get good food and armour before heading in to the dungeon, as there are monsters that may harm lower level players (level 35 Hobgoblins, level 67 Ogres and level 92 Hellhounds). Home teleport to Ardougne and run South East, through the market place, and out of Ardougne through the East entrance. Just a few steps South East of the exit you will see an "Old ruin entrance," climb down it. Walk further inside (not into the false wall—if you have done Slug Menace—but down the tunnel). Walk east, and then a little bit to the south will be a small caged area with a couple of Hellhounds inside, along with the gold rocks you need to mine. To the north and south are two rooms with levers in and outside of them. You'll have to do a little bit of a lever puzzle here to open the gate to the Hellhounds.

If you logout while doing the puzzle you will have to start over.

  • Go to the northern wall and pull that lever up.
  • Head into the southern room and pull that lever up.
  • Go back to the northern wall and pull that lever down.
  • Go inside the northern room and pull that lever up.
  • Leave the room and pull the lever on the northern wall up.
  • Go back to the southern room and pull that lever down.

The hellhound room should now be unlocked.

Mining the perfect ore

Mining the 'perfect' gold ore.

Mine two gold ores in the room. After you have collected two gold ores, go to any furnace to smelt the jewelry with 2 rubies (the recommended furnace is in Al Kharid because it is the closest one to Avan). Smelt the ore into perfect gold bars and then make the perfect ring and perfect necklace just like you would make any other ruby ring and necklace. Make sure to use only the gold ore you just got!

You need to click and use the 'Perfect' gold bars on the furnace to make perfect jewelries. Then you will see two options in a box saying "Craft 'perfect' ring" and "Craft 'perfect' necklace". You only need to craft the ring and necklace once.

Once you have the items, head back to the Al Kharid Mine and give them to Avan. As a reward, he'll give you the second piece of the crest and, reluctantly, tell you how to find his brother.


Items required: Antipoison potion (1+ recommended)(needed when talking to Johnathon), Brass Key (to enter Edgeville Dungeon), staff and each Elemental Rune (Fire, Water, Air, Earth)(or, a Mindspike and Air runes, and just change the element).

The last brother — Johnathon — is staying in the Jolly Boar Inn, just north-east of Varrock and near the Lumber Yard. He is on the first floor, in one of the bedrooms. Bring your antipoison potion with you, and climb up the stairs to talk to him. He'll tell you he got bitten by a poison spider. Use the antipoison on him, and he'll be very grateful and relate to you about what happened. (Note: The number of doses in your antipoison doesn't matter; he'll take the whole potion. Also, do not use super antipoison or antipoison mix, as neither of those will work on him) Apparently, Johnathon attempted to defeat a blood demon called Chronozon. Instead, Chronozon defeated him, and in his efforts to escape, he was bitten by the poisonous spider. When you ask him for the third part of the crest, he says that he dropped it while fighting Chronozon and that you must go retrieve it.

Chronozon safe spot

The safespot on the north-west side of the cave.

The monster is located in the Edgeville Dungeon (It is no longer in the wilderness at the earth obelisk). Enter the Edgeville Dungeon from the entrance closest to the Edgeville Bank, keep North along that path and go to the left at the farthest corner. (Do not enter the Wilderness gate in the Dungeon). It should be noted that there is a safespot on the west side of the cave in which Chronozon is located, that lies behind the space between the stalagmite and the torch (the poison spiders can still attack you if you aren't right up against the wall).

You'll want to bring crest parts, food, armour, an anti-poison potion for the poison spiders, and enough runes to cast each elemental Blast spell at least once, although it will probably take more than one casting, especially if you're lower level. This is because if the spell just "splashes" on him, it doesn't count. You have to hit (i.e. do actual damage) Chronozon with a Wind Blast, Water Blast, Earth Blast, and Fire Blast (other elemental spells won't work). When you do hit him with each of those spells, it will weaken him and make him a little easier. You do not need to kill Chronozon with a blast spell, you just have to hit him with all 4 blast spells to weaken him and finish him off any way you like. In the event of teleporting or logging out after all four spells have been successfully cast, you will have to recast the spells.

Chronozon can be safespotted for distance prefering players, but the spiders are ranged and cannot be. Praying Protect from Melee is highly recommended, or ranged if safespotting. Abilities do count when the Blast spells are set to Auto-cast, and are VERY recommended if you seem to be unable to hit. If you do not use the four Blast spells, Chronozon will return to full health at every attempt to kill him. If you do not have crest parts in your backpack Chronozon will vanish without dropping the final crest part.

When you finally do kill him, grab the crest part and leave.

The Crest ReassembledEdit

Now that you have all three crest pieces, put them together to make the Family Crest and then make your way back to Varrock. Give the crest to Dimintheis, who will be very, very pleased to have it back. Congratulations, Quest complete!


Family Crest reward

Note: The Family Gauntlets on their own don't seem that impressive, but they do have a very useful ability. You can take them to any of the three brothers and have him imbue them with a *special ability. Be careful choosing, though, since you can only have one effect at a time, and it will cost 25,000 coins to change them. To change effects, just take them to the brother whose effect you want. If you lose the gauntlets, Dimentheis will have "magically" found them again and will give them back.

Note: There currently appears to be a bug with the brothers refusing to enchant your Family Gauntlets. To work around this, destroy them and re-acquire from Dimentheis. You should then receive Cooking Gauntlets from him, and can then talk to the brother whose glove effect you want.

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Family Crest is required for the following:



  • While talking with the Gem Trader, he says "I know there's gold out there, in them there sand dunes," a reference to the saying "there's gold in those hills," (Referencing a gold rush in real life).
  • After the PvP Wilderness was returned, Chronozon was hard for some players to deal with because he was in a PvP area, even though Jagex had promised to move all quests out of the wilderness. After some ranting in the forums (now archived), a tunnel was added that took him out of the Wilderness to his current, non-PvP location.
  • Orry, the NPC watching over the beacon just north of the Jolly Bear inn, will refuse to talk to the player if Johnathon is still ailing. After the player has used an anti-poison on Johnathon, the usual options for beacon-NPC's are available again.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, chaos gloves increased bolt spell's max hit by 40. After the evolution of combat they stopped working due to a bug. It has since been fixed and they now provide a 10% damage bonus when using bolts spells.

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