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King's Ransom (#124)
King's Ransom
Release date 24 July 2007 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Long
Quest series Camelot (#3)
Developer(s) Nancy J
Age Fifth Age
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King's Ransom is the final quest in the Camelot quest series.

Walkthrough Edit

Start point Quest map icon Talk to Gossip, outside Sinclair Mansion.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Experienced Experienced
Length Long
Requirements
Quest Quests:
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Recommended items:

Enemies to defeat None

Shady DisappearancesEdit

Gossip head

To begin, speak to Gossip outside the Sinclair Mansion - he explains to you that the Sinclairs have packed up and left after incriminating Anna as Lord Sinclair's murderer; Gossip explains that one of the family members provided new evidence to prove Anna's guilt. He will also mention that King Arthur and his knights suddenly disappeared at the same time as the family's departure.

Agree to investigate, and head onto Sinclair property. Speak to the guard in the garden, and he'll profess that he thinks that the Sinclairs have something to do with the mysterious disappearance of the Knights of the Round Table from Camelot; he also suspects that the disappearances may be part of a bigger plot to reclaim Camelot. The guard will further divulge that the Seers' Council has forbidden anyone to enter Sinclair Mansion or Camelot, but since you've helped them earlier, he will allow you a part on the investigation in the mansion.

Déjà VuEdit

Breaking in

Breaking in through the window.

Since the main gate is locked, head to the eastern side of the mansion and break the window to reach the interiors of the house. Take the scrap paper near the dining room fireplace, on the ground floor; the note contains some unintelligible scribblings, seemingly related to Camelot.

(If you cannot see the scrap paper, log out and back in to reset the items. You should now be able to see the scrap paper just south of the fireplace).

Scrap paper read

The contents of the scrap paper.

Take the stairs up to the first-floor library, and take the empty address form that proves that the Sinclairs left for good and never intended to tell anyone where they were moving. Search the bookcases next to find a non-equippable black knight helm.

Exit the mansion and submit all three pieces of evidence to the guard, who notes that there is enough to prove bad intent towards King Arthur. Unfortunately, since he has to follow proper proceedings, he will have to wait a month before presenting the evidence; you offer to avoid the bureaucracy. He will recommend that you learn more about the Sinclair family history, suggesting to approach the town gossips.

The SinclairsEdit

Speak to Gossip outside the mansion, and follow through all the chat options to learn about the Sinclairs.

  • The first conversation is about the family history. Gossip will explain that Lord Sinclair was a good friend of King Ulthas and did many good things for Kandarin. His children, however, were spoiled-rotten brats, but Gossip admits he didn't think they would commit murder.
  • The second is about the mansion. He will tell you that the Sinclairs originally lived in Camelot, which had a different name then. Lord Sinclair agreed to hand the castle over to King Arthur and his men, and so they built the Sinclair Mansion for themselves. His children were furious.
  • The third option is about Anna. Gossip will tell you that she is in the courthouse in Seers' Village, giving the authorities a really hard time. He tells you that he is positive Anna will receive a guilty verdict.

Head to the Seer's Village courthouse, located south-east of the bank, and speak to the guard there. Ask him if you can speak with the prisoner, Anna Sinclair; when he approves, bring up a dialogue with Anna.

Court jail

Anna Sinclair in the court jail.

She exclaims that the murderer you had suspected previously is setting her up with forged evidence, but gives up, saying that no one is going to believe her. Ask her where her family has gone; she says she has no clue since they disappeared after she was locked up.

As you go to leave, she will make a deal to help you get into Camelot in exchange for help in receiving a not-guilty verdict. She will then hand you the criminal's thread that you found on the window in Murder Mystery. Anna suggests that the servants may be able to provide testimony in her defence.

Although not necessary to progress in the quest, you may go back to the mansion and speak with the six servants - Pierre, Hobbes, Louisa, Mary, Donovan the Family Handyman, and Stanford - to gauge their statements at the trial.

Courtroom DramaEdit

Court

The trial

(Note that if you leave the courtroom or logout at any time, all your progress will be lost. As such, you may restart the trial whenever you make a mistake)

During the trial, you must call witnesses by talking to the judge and question them. The questions available correspond to those asked while in the mansion. To successfully clear Anna of her charges, you must rebut the evidence put forward by the prosecutor without providing more incriminating information against Anna (for example, bringing out testimony which puts Anna near Lord Sinclair's meal before he died). The evidence provided by the prosecutor include:

  • Anna's fingerprints on the dagger
  • Anna having bought poison and not used it
  • A thread from Anna's clothing being found at the crime scene
  • Anna being at the scene of the crime
Jury agree

The jury

To acquit Anna, call the following witnesses and ask them the respective questions:

  • Call the Dog Handler as a witness and ask him about the poison.
  • Call the Butler and ask him about the dagger.
  • Call the Maid and ask her about what she saw the night of the murder.
  • Call the Handyman and ask him about the thread.

The judge will end the trial and ask for a verdict - the jury releases a not-guilty verdict against Anna. Successfully saving Anna, exit the courtroom through the gate.

Back to businessEdit

King's Ransom secret passage

Secret passage

  • Talk to Anna in her cell. She will go back to being rude again but will tell you how to enter Camelot. (Note: You must complete the entire dialogue with Anna or you will not be able to get into Camelot)
  • Head to the north-east side of Camelot castle and search the statue near the temple.
Statue location

Location of the secret passage.

  • You will now see a cut scene of Anna talking to David. The siblings were both responsible for Lord Sinclair's death and set you up to trap you. They will explain they have no intention to help you and suddenly Morgan Le Faye will appear. She will then knock you out with her staff.

In JailEdit

Jail

The player in the jail

  • After being knocked out by Morgan Le Faye, you will wake up in a jail with Arthur's Knights and Merlin.
  • Speak to Merlin. He will explain that:
    • King Arthur has been turned to a granite statue and taken away by the Black Knights.
    • Both the Sinclairs and Morgan Le Faye have teamed up to destroy Arthur and reclaim Camelot castle.
    • The Black Knights have also agreed to help Morgan Le Faye and the Sinclairs.
    • Morgan Le Faye has stolen the Holy Grail.

Note:If you leave the jail it is possible to get back by going back to the statue outside of Camelot, or by attempting to enter the grounds of Camelot through the main gate.

Freeing MerlinEdit

Freeing Merlinbis

Freeing Merlin

  • Ask Merlin what to do. Follow all of the available conversations.
  • Reach the vent at the top of the wall opposite the jail gate. A funny animation will show Merlin escaping with the help of all the knights making a pyramid, allowing him to reach the vent.

Note: Do not try to escape through vent, otherwise you will appear at Keep Le Faye, and will have to get your way back to prison.

Unlocking jailEdit

Guard combing

Telegrabbing the hairclip.

PuzzleEdit

Locked door

Puzzle

Knight vs Knight

The renegades battle with the Knights of the Round Table.

To complete this puzzle, you must set each of four tumblers to the correct height. The most foolproof way to do this (although not necessarily the quickest) is to set all tumblers to the lowest height and try the lock. If a tumbler shows a green circle, do not change that tumbler anymore. Ignore blue and red circles. For all the other tumblers, increase the height by one and try again. Continue until the lock unlocks. This method will take at most six attempts.
  • You will emerge on the ground floor of the Keep Le Faye. Arthur's knights will be engaged in battle with the Renegade Knights. Note: Do not try to leave through the front door, as Morgan Le Faye will put you back in jail.

Finding the Holy GrailEdit

Holy Grail Boxes HD

Table of containers

  • Head to the top floor and search on the table to the north. You will now have to solve a riddle (click on show riddle) and choose the correct container holding the Holy Grail.

Note: The correct box is the purple and pink cylinder 2nd in from the right/east. You can also kill Sir Mordred whilst you are there.

Kings ransom riddle

Riddle to the Holy Grail

Remark: If you choose the wrong box you will take 50 damage and be teleported outside south-west Ardougne. To continue the quest, you will have to walk back to Keep Le Faye. When you try to open the door, Morgan Le Faye will appear and will teleport you back to jail. There you do not need to solve the door puzzle again, you just have to open the door and walk back to the top floor.  An easier choice is to teleport back to Camelot and attempt to enter the main gates, where Morgan Le Faye will appear to teleport you back to jail. You may also use the Catherby Lodestone then run to the Candle Shop and try to get into the crate, used during the quest Merlin's Crystal. Morgan Le Faye will appear to teleport you back to jail.

Freeing King ArthurEdit

  • You must now free King Arthur from his stone prison.
  • Head to Wizard Cromperty in the north-eastern part of East Ardougne. After acquiring the Grail, you can intentionally search the table again and select an incorrect item to be teleported just north-west of the Kandarin Monastery. The ardougne lodestone is equally close after factoring home teleport animation time.
  • Cromperty will explain you need to free King Arthur like you did the girl during One Small Favour, although this time you also need to unravel Morgan's spell. He will give you an animate rock scroll you will need to use on King Arthur once you have both the Holy Grail and some granite in your inventory.

Note: If you do not go through ALL of the options with Wizard Cromperty, then you cannot free King Arthur.

Note:If you have the scroll in your bank, you will not get another. You will still need to talk to the wizard, though.

  • Return to Camelot, and speak to King Arthur to finish the quest and receive your reward.

RewardsEdit

King's Ransom reward

Music unlockedEdit

Required for completingEdit

Completion of King's Ransom is required for the following:

TriviaEdit

  • On the first day of release when you clicked to see the rewards you got the message: I object! No spoilers will be released until one day's term has been served.
  • When in jail, Sir Tristram repeatedly throws a ball against the wall; this is a reference to the Steve McQueen movie The Great Escape.
  • When disguised as a guard, King Arthur's name loses the title "King", becoming just "Arthur".
  • After the quest was released, the Party Room was moved from Seers' Village to Falador to make room for the courthouse. This is referred to in the quest when after the trial is over, balloons fall down from the ceiling and the Judge mentions the Dancing Knights.
  • Upon the completion of this quest, one's Adventurer's Log will read: "After freeing the Knights of the Round Table, I got a spell from Wizard Cromperty that freed King Arthur from his stone prison in the Black Knights' Fortress."
  • After the release of The Death of Chivalry quest and Black Knights' Fortress update, the fortress' guards' comments about king Arthur are voiced over. However the basement where the statue was located hasn't received graphical update like the rest of the building.

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