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This is the quick guide for Merlin's Crystal.
For a more in-depth version, click here.


Start pointQuest map icon
Quest icon 5th age
Talk to King Arthur in Camelot.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
Official lengthMedium
RequirementsThe below skill requirements are not boostable unless stated otherwise.
  • None
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

All the following items can be acquired during the quest:

  • Activated lodestones in Falador, Seers' Village, and Varrock
Enemies to defeat

Getting startedEdit

  • Talk to King Arthur. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Sir Gawain nearby. (Chat 3)
  • Go upstairs, and talk to Sir Lancelot. (Chat 3)
  • Go to Catherby docks and talk to Arhein about riding his ship. (Chat 511)
  • Hide in the crate just west of the candle-maker.

Inside the keepEdit

  • Climb to the top floor.
  • Attack Sir Mordred.
  • Spare his life to discover how to save Merlin. (Chat 1)
  • Exit the keep and kill a bat if you don't already have bat bones.

Black candleEdit

  • Talk to the candle-maker in Catherby. (Chat 1)
  • Run west to the bee hives west of Catherby.
  • Talk to the Beekeeper to receive insect repellent.
  • Take the bucket.
  • Use the insect repellent on any bee hive.
  • Use the bucket on the same hive.
  • Return to the candle-maker.


The Lady of the Lake location

The location of The Lady of the Lake.

  • Talk to The Lady of the Lake in southern Taverley. (Chat 2)
  • Teleport to Port Sarim.
  • Buy a loaf of bread from the food shop. Requires 24 coins.
  • Enter the magic store or jewellery store to the north.
  • Give the beggar your bread. (Chat 1)


  • Go to the Zamorakian temple south of the east bank in Varrock.
  • Check the chaos altar's inscription.
  • Return to Camelot and enter the gates.
  • Run north-east of the castle to the ritual site.
  • Stand on the star and light the black candle.
  • Drop the bat bones on the star.
  • The magic words are "Snarthon Candtrick Termanto". If you get this wrong you will have to get the black candle remade.

Finishing upEdit

  • Enter the castle and climb the south-east tower.
  • Smash the giant crystal to free Merlin.
  • Talk to King Arthur.
  • Quest complete!


Merlin's Crystal reward