|Release date||11 March 2008 (Update)|
|Quest series||Sea Slug quest series|
|Start point:||Kennith's house in Witchaven|
|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. |
|Enemies to defeat:||None|
Return of the Slugs?EditKennith, located in the house immediately west of the church in Witchaven. He will inform you that the slug-possessed villagers are again digging in the shrine and will ask you to investigate. Climb down the old ruin entrance immediately west of Kennith, and then go through the wall opening on your right on the east wall as soon as you enter the ruin. From there, head east to enter a twisting tunnel. Make your way to the end of the tunnel; an agility shortcut is available. Climb over the rocks, and then talk to one of the villagers guarding a dark entrance. The villagers will eerily explain that they are again working and want the fruit of their labour to be a surprise for outsiders.
Make your way back to Kennith. As you climb back over the rocks, you will nearly be hit by falling rocks.
Once back with Kennith, you will find him acting strangely, having lost all interest in the shrine and sea slugs; instead, he wants to find his parents.
Kennith Is WonderfulEdit
Make your way to Kennith's parents, Kent and Caroline, located outside the east side of the church, and speak with them. Your conversation with the parents is odd. Kent will then stop talking, slip you a note, and run off.
Read the note, which asks you to meet Kent at the entrance of the Legend's Guild because he finds it difficult to talk openly in Witchaven. Walk to the Legend's Guild north of Witchhaven, and talk to Kent. He will explain that Kennith is a demanding son and is worried that Kennith may be seeking revenge on Kimberly, a new girl in town, for losing his favorite toy train. He will ask you to check on Kimberly to make sure she is safe.
(If you log out during this section, the villagers will reset and Kimberly will return to her house. You will have to start the process over from the first set of villagers.)
Return to Witchaven, and talk to Kimberly, who is in the northernmost house in Witchaven, near Jeb. She will explain that villagers have been surrounding her house chanting her name and that she has been hearing banging and digging noises below her house.
Agree to accompany her around town to look for her parents, who have gone missing. A cutscene will occur in which the villagers surround her house, demanding that she come out to play. Kimberly will ask you to act as bait to lead the villagers to the church and them lock them in. (She believes that the power of Saradomin will calm them down, which appears to be true, as the villagers eventually sit peacefully in the pews after they're locked up.)
Run around the house to get the four villagers following you, and then head to the church. They won't attack you but easily get stuck behind obstacles. Get them all in the church, then run out and close the door. Now talk to Kimberly and follow her to Kennith's house. Speak with the troubled boy, and a cutscene similar to the one at Kimberly's house will occur. As before, gather and lock the villagers in the church, and then talk to Kimberly.
Follow Kimberly to Ezekial Lovecraft, at the fishing store. Ezekial will reveal that the new caverns in the shrine lead under Kimberly's house. Ezekial offers to allow you into the guarded area in the shrine, as he is recognised as one of the villagers.
Talk with Kimberly. Then head to the old ruin entrance and, as before, make your way back to the guarded shrine entrance. Ezekial will be waiting for you there. Talk to Ezekial and then to one of the two villagers, and you will be let in. This intermediate room has two doors: The metal one is locked. Talk to Ezekial once more. He will ask you to travel through the cavern behind the wooden door to unlock the metal door.
If you log out during your trip through all of the rooms, don't worry: You will be able to just run right through them without having to sneak around so long as you have stunned the villagers by putting rubium in the vents.Go through the wooden door. You will be in a large room, which looks like a minigame. Your goal is to prospect the far wall and break through it, without being seen. If you get caught, the villagers will "roughly drag you to the entrance and throw you out of the room," so be careful.
Your first move once inside can either be to hide behind one of the minecarts or to run and hide behind the wall in the south. If you plan to go the whole way, you will need to set off just as the last miner has turned to face in the other direction; otherwise, you will be spotted and thrown out. If you only get to one of the minecarts in the first stage, make sure that none of the miners is looking at you, and then dash behind the southern wall, watching that you don't position yourself directly on the eastern end since you can be seen from that position.Once you are hidden behind the southern wall, make your way into one of four the alcoves opposite the wall you will prospect to the east.
Before moving to the wall to prospect, make sure all the miners are facing in the direction of the carts and are standing as far away from them as possible the eastern wall. On the eastern wall opposite the central gap is the damaged part of rock that you should "Prospect" when the two miners who could potentially see you are facing away. After prospecting, quickly making your way back to the hiding space. Wait until they have come and are heading away again, and then Mine the rock that has been "Prospected" and quickly enter the gap.
You will find yourself in a narrow tunnel with mine tracks. Follow the tunnel until you get to a lever on one side of the tunnel and a metal door on the other. Use the lever, and Ezekial will come through the door and follow you. Head back round the tunnel until, just south of the entrance tunnel you came though, go through the door on the eastern wall.
You will find Kent and Caroline in here. Talk with them, and they will blabber about Kennith and how the slugs are doing great work. You see they will be of little use helping you with your task. Speak again to Ezekial. He will tell you about Rubium and give his suggestions on how to traverse the second room.
Walk through the wooden door. This time you are in a room with four minecarts, with the villagers carrying material between the carts and the centre pillar. Your task is to mine four Rubium and put it in the steam vents. Make sure to have run mode on. The steam vents are one-click, so you don't need to first click the Rubium in your inventory to put it in a vent. The Rubium may also combust, sending you out of the room. If that happens, just reenter the room. There are likely many successful methods, but here is one (each instruction must be done when the villagers are all close to the centre pillar):
- Crouch behind northern mine cart.
- Hide behind north-east wall.
- Mine rubium piece No. 3.
- Hide behind north-east wall.
- Place rubium on north-east vent, and quickly go hide behind north-east wall.
- Mine rubium piece No. 4.
- Crouch behind north mine cart.
- As soon as villagers turn around, place rubium on north-west vent then go Crouch behind the west cart.
- Mine rubium piece No. 6 then go Crouch behind west mine cart quickly.
- Hide behind south-west wall.
- Once southern villager is looking away, place rubium on south-west vent, and then go hide behind south-west wall again.
- Mine rubium No. 5.
- Crouch behind south mine cart.
- Place final piece of rubium on south-east vent. Note: As soon as the final piece is put in place, the villagers will collapse, so don't worry about being caught.
Proceed to the south-east door. Note: If your control panel is covering up the door, just close the open control panel to see and then open the south-east door.
Talk to Ezekial in the next room to get advice about the third room.
You may need to switch your video tools section to high definition to access the rubium in the north-east, as otherwise the minimap will obscure this area.
Enter the wooden door to end up in another Rubium-filled room. Again, there may be many successful methods, but here is one (of course, making sure that the villagers aren't facing you when you move into view). With run turned on:
- Break the rocks in the centre of the room and immediately pass through to the east section.
- Wait until the north-east villager starts walking east, and the door guard is turned away. Run to the north-east pillar and mine four Rubium from the wall, staying slightly behind the villager who walks around the pillar. After mining the fourth, make sure the door guard is turned away, and hide behind the wall where you originally broke the rocks.
- Hide behind the east mining cart.
- Use the north steam vent, and hide in the north niche.
- Use the west steam vent, and hide behind the west cart.
- Crouch behind the east cart.
- Run to the south-east corner of the west section, fully into the corner so that the villagers won't see you.
- Use the south steam vent, and again hide in the south-east corner.
- Hide at the entrance to the east section. Wait until the north and south villagers are blocked by their pillars, and the door guard is facing away.
- Use the east steam vent. As it's the last one, you have no need for cover afterward.
The New MenaceEdit
Exit through the door, and retrace your steps back through the rooms—past the villagers and Kennith's parents—till you return to the tunnel with the mine tracks. Follow the tracks back to the metal door opposite the lever you used earlier. Pass through the door.
Talk to Kennith, who is in the room. A short cutscene will occur, in which Kennith reveals that he enslaved the villagers, kidnapped Kimberly's parents, and tried to crush you with rocks all as a scheme to get revenge on Kimberly for losing his toy train. Kimberly will be floating in an "energy bubble" with Kennith hovering near her, shooting off sparks.
Talk to Kimberly, who will give you the location of the toy train. Make your way back to town to the train's location. This location varies from player to player.
- Near Ezekial's house, outside of the north door to the east.
- Outside his house, on the north side beside the fishing net.
- Near the pillar outside Mayor Hobb's house (which is on the west side).
- By the water (south of the town).
- South of the house with the well.
Find the train in the area that Kimberly specified, and pick it up. It will be laying on the ground, but no red dot will appear on the minimap, so look carefully. Return to the room with Kennith and Kimberly, and use the train on the boy, calming his demonic rage and freeing Kimberly. You will see one final cutscene. The seemingly normal Kent thanks you for your "heroic" act, as does Ezekial.
- 1 Quest point
- 12,000 Experience
- 5,000 Experience
- Access to the mines under Witchaven
- Ability to mine and sell a volatile new ore Rubium to Ezekial Lovecraft for 10 coins each
- Access to a repeatable mini-task
- Ability to make Super Fishing Explosive.
- 2 extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune
The repeatable mini-taskEdit
If you talk to the parents of Kimberly, they are at the end of the cave (where you found them mining in the quest), they will ask you to fetch an item from the surface. The items that may be requested are listed below:
The player will receive 2 noted Coal in exchange for the item. Note that the item cannot be noted. By equipping leather boots and an iron hatchet, the player may bring 2 spades, hammers, tinderboxes and leather boots, and 3 of each other item, and an extra of the item last requested. This will generally yield 30-36 coal per trip. However, as it takes several minutes to reach Kimberly from the south-east bank in Ardougne, players may find it more worthwhile to simply mine coal.
Required for completingEdit
Completion of Kennith's Concerns is required for the following:
- After you fill all the vents in the third room with Rubium, there is a chance you will experience a bug where all the villagers will collapse except the one placing rocks in the eastern mine cart. It is not known if this is only graphical, or if you can actually be caught after filling all the vents.
- Previously, if you look at Kimberly as a character she has blonde hair, but in the chatbox her hair was brown. This has since been patched on October 25, 2011.
- On the first day of release if players clicked to see the spoilers they received the message: There are no spoilers for you here. Come back later, when 'the work' is finished.
- Rubium is based off of Rubidium which is a chemically unstable and highly reactive metallic element.
- Upon completion of the quest, it says in the adventurers log Kennith was a strange and slightly uncomfortable child to be around! I always had an inkling that he was behind this.
- Previously, if you examined some of the male villagers in the sneaking puzzle, they would be referred to as "her" instead of "him", but this has been fixed.
- If you attempt to talk to Kennith whilst he has Kimberly trapped, he will attack you. However, this attack deals no damage.
- Kennith's toy train does not appear as a red dot on the mini-map when it is found.
- At the end of the quest, Kennith says "The Queen is coming for you, Your Name." This is a hint toward the quest Salt in the Wound, where the player confronts the Queen Slug (Mother Mallum)
- In the conversation right before the quest with Ezekial, the player asks what Ezekial plans to do. Ezekial replies "I would tell you, but then I'd have to kill you", this is a reference to the movie "Top Gun".