To the right of Olaf Hradson (he is North of the fairy ring DKS), is a path leading northward. Stay on this path to reach a big ice platform with stairs. Go up the stairs, and find the Hunting Expert in the north west corner.
Peer Off the Pier
Catch a fish off one of Rellekka's piers
Harpoon, rod with bait, or small fishing net.
You can complete this task by catching Shrimp.
You can use Barbarian training fishing as well (Lobster and Shark do not count) Don't forget a small fishing net or a harpoon if you don't have Barbarian training fishing!
A Familiar Feeling
Recharge your Summoning points near Rellekka's gate
You must NOT have full summoning points.
1 Summon pures: Summon a 'Spirit Wolf' while standing next to the Obelisk. Recharge your points and dismiss the familiar. You gain 0.1 exp. (Skills interface still says 0 summoning exp) You can also have your summoning points drained from the area outside the god wars dungeon and then recharge at the assigned obelisk. This gives you no exp at all.
For doing some of the tasks the fairy ring transport is very useful as it leaves you near some of the tasks. Fairy Ring code AJR is near the slayer cave, and code DKS is near the northern shore of Rellekka, on the slope of the snowy mountains.
Take all necessary materials/armour and teleportation runes beforehand so you don't have to go far to a bank.
If you are struggling to find the 'highest tree' then go up the snowy mountain near the fairy ring and walk to the tree.
For the seaweed, rock crabs, black unicorn and cave crawler tasks, go to the area north of the slayer cave. Collect the seaweed then kill the crabs. On your way to the slayer caves kill the black unicorn, then go inside the cave and kill the crawler.
If you have the required fishing level to catch fish without a harpoon, you will also complete a Hard task, thereby shortening your tasks.
For the seaweed, you can just pick up one seaweed at the Fremennik shore, drop it, and repeat.
For pures that wish to stay 1 summoning. You may summon a Spirit Wolf and recharge your summoning points at the obelisk without gaining noticeable exp. (You gain 0.1 exp but due to rounding down the game will still show 0 exp in your skills interface.)
You must kill an ice troll male that is across the bridges of either Neitiznot or Jatizso for it to work. (Ice troll runts underground in the Jatizso mining area will NOT work.) Neitiznot's trolls must be killed across the second set of bridges (snowy ground). You must wear the yak-hide armour in the torso and leg slots. (Protect from missiles or Deflect Missiles recommended). You can wear additional armour and weapons.
For a quick and easy way to complete the hunter task at 50 hunter, make sure you have an enchanted lyre with you when you take a dip in the spa. First dip in the salt-water spring, then the mud bath, teleporting with the lyre afterwards for a quick and easy run to the hunting area. Alternatively, use a house teleport to a house in Rellekka (be sure to change the teleport option to transport you outside of the house portal).
It´s possible to do the medium task at lvl 48 hunting using both the mud and saltwater bath from As a First Resort... (Spa) in combination with an Arctic Bear The only downside to this is the moderately high summoning requirement.
When killing an Ice Troll, you can weaken it with other armour (i.e. not yak-hide armour), but the killing blow must be dealt while wearing yak-hide.
Either rockshell armour, spined armour or skeletal armour. You only need the helm, body, and legs. Spined armour is currently cheapest on the Grand Exchange but be very careful when purchasing as it does not buy immediately.
It is not required to kill the spirit that emerges from the pyre.
Chewed or mangled bones are needed to make the funeral pyre. Mangled bones are dropped by the Confused Barbarian. He is located in an alcove in the ancient cavern near the brutal green dragons, and is weak to water spells. Be careful when making the pyre with these bones as a level 152 angry spirit will attack, and can hit into the 300s frequently.
It is not required to catch the tuna in Rellekka, you can use any harpoon spot, for example in Catherby.
If you are worried about killing the Mithril Dragon because you are a low level, you may simply attack it once and then have a friend finish it off.
If your kingdom already has resources which you have not collected, talk to Advisor Ghrim and he will ask you if you wish to see what your subject have collected, select "no". Adjust your settings so you have workers collecting mahogany logs, and then close the screen. Start up a new conversation with Advisor Ghrim and this time ask to see what they have collected. You will have Mahogany logs, assuming you have enough money and workers set to Mahogany logs.
Finishing this task does not require a player to be assigned Ice Strykewyrms as slayer task, but the player must be able to damage them while having at least level 93 Slayer (boosts will not work) during combat. This means either wearing a Fire cape or using a Summoning familiar (this method does not allow for boosting Slayer), or have purchased the ability to kill them (which can only be done at 93 Slayer and can not be boosted). You can kill one only once to complete the task without it being your current Slayer task. If a player attempts to attack an ice strykewyrm via conventional means, even via a Ring of recoil, Deflection curses, or poison they will cause no damage.
On the day the tasks came out the spoilers read: Spoilers are as evil as dagger-mouths, so we locked them up till tomorrow. Maybe they'll be more respectful then.
Behind the scenes - December stated that rewards might include "a potential 20k experience reward lamp" while the lamp which gives the most experience gives 15,000 experience. Altogether, the three lamps total 30,000 experience.
Players were initially able to make 6 million an hour by making Magical cape racks (or Marble magic wardrobes on a lesser scale) flatpacks and selling them to Advisor Ghrim at medium Grand Exchange price, before Jagex drastically lowered the prices for these two items without warning on the 12th of December. This caused many players to lose a large amount of cash due to having the Flatpacks or Magic stones at the time Ghrim was updated. On 17 December Jagex released a post in the Recent Updates forum telling players that Advisor Ghrim had been updated for 1 week and he would be exchanging the flatpacks for money in the coffers for most (but not all) of the Grand Exchange cost of their components.
When doing the shouting contest, the guards shout "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of winterberries." This is a parody on the comedy movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
On the day of release for the elite tasks, there was a bug where the last task could not be completed. This had been tried with all the Dagannoths, even the Dagannoth Kings.
If you catch two fish on the easy tasks you will be given the message that you have completed the task twice.
On 4 April 2011, the new "Totally Livid" task was added along with the Livid Farm update. Players who had already gained Fremennik Sea Boots 3, prior to the update, still kept them, but players who had unlocked the Taskmaster emote prior to the update had to complete the task in order to re-unlock the emote.
The task of killing a mithril dragon, titled "How to Maim Your Dragon", could be a reference to the movie "How to Train Your Dragon".
The task "Why Won't You Die?" may be a reference to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The line is commonly heard during combat in the game, as well as discussions on Mudcrabs, which bear a resemblance to Rock Crabs. Alternatively, this may be a reference to the final fight scene from V for Vendetta. This is asked of V by Mr. Creedy, as V has incredible stamina after taking dozens of gunshot wounds. This may allude to the relatively high life points Rock Crabs posess.
The task "Grand Theft Fish" may be a reference to the crime of Grand Theft Auto.
The task "Cool story, bro" is a reference to an internet meme.
The task "Jaws breaker" is most likely a reference to the candy called Jaw Breakers.