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Recruitment Drive is a sequel of the Black Knights' Fortress.

Official description

The Temple Knights of Saradomin, a secret organisation founded many centuries ago by Saradomin himself, are currently looking to expand their ranks with some new blood.

After the successful thwarting of the Black Knights' plans to take over Asgarnia, and with the personal recommendation of Sir Amik, you have now been offered the chance to apply for membership in this organisation... but are you up to the challenge?


Start pointQuest map icon Talk to Sir Amik Varze on the 2nd floor in the White Knights' Castle in Falador.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyNovice Novice
Quest Quests:
  • Ablility to defeat a level 20 enemy without any items at all.
  • Have a female player character (visit the Makeover Mage if not)
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None
Enemies to defeat Sir Leye (level 20) without weapons or armour.

Male players should make sure to go to the Makeover Mage, southwest of Falador and north of the Crafting Guild, to get their gender changed. This is required in order to complete the quest.

Temple Knights

Gender Change

A player before and after a gender change from the Makeover Mage.

Talk to Sir Amik Varze to start the quest. Find him in Falador White Knight's castle, western tower, 3rd floor[UK]. He asks you to join their secret organization, the Temple Knights. If you accept, he directs you to a certain Sir Tiffy Cashien to begin your training immediately.

Bank all of your items, including the ones you are wearing, and talk to Sir Tiffy Cashien in Falador Park to take the mental test. Sir Tiffy won't let you start the test if you have anything in your inventory or equipped.

NOTICE! (Before speaking to Sir Tiffy read Sir Tinley and Lady Table down below - it might be your first test)

Training Grounds

Sir Cashien will take you to the testing grounds. There are 7 different testing rooms. In each room, there is a yellow portal at the beginning of the room (takes you back to Falador) and a yellow portal at the end of the room, which you may use to travel to the next room after you pass the test. You need to complete 5 in a row. Which 5 you'll get, as well as the order that they are in, is completely random. If you fail a test, you have no choice but to return to Falador and start over.

Lady Table

Lady Table chathead
Recruitment drive trial memory test

A room with statues of knights

Read this before starting the test, as it will not wait for you, and you will fail while you are reading it. Lady Table will test your memory. She will have 11 statues of a knight in front of her. There are supposed to be 12, but one has been taken away. You will have a few seconds to look at the statues, then the missing one will be returned. You must then touch the one that was missing.

The trick to passing this one is to analyse the types of statues. There are 4 statues for each of the 3 metal types (Bronze, silver, and gold). First see which type has only 3 statues shown. After you figure out the type, figure out the weapon. There are 4 weapons: sword, halberd, greataxe, and mace. Figure out which weapon is missing. After you have figured it out, touch the statue.

A good strategy is to take a screenshot of the statues, and use it to find the missing statue.

Note: Do not talk to her during the ten seconds you have to locate the missing statue, as the order will be reset; however, your ten seconds will not, thus giving you much less time to find it again.

Sir Kuam Ferentse

Sir Leye room

The challenge room of Sir Kuam Ferentse.

Sir Kuam tells you that you must defeat Sir Leye, who is level 20. Sir Leye has been blessed by Saradomin so that no man may defeat him. So unless you have a female character, you will not be able to hit the final blow on him. Defeat him to pass the test.

Summoning familiars will not work to achieve this goal. The familiar cannot attack because you are not in a multi-combat zone. You must visit the Makeover Mage to change your characters gender to female. It is however free to do so.

Sir Spishyus

Sir Spishyus room

Sir Spishyus' challenge room

Right next to Sir Spishyus you'll see a 5 kg chicken, a 5 kg bag of grain, and a 5 kg fox. You must get all 3 of them across a bridge that only supports 5 kilograms in one go. The tricky part is that if you leave the fox and chicken alone, the fox will eat the chicken. The chicken will also eat the bag of grain if the two of them are left alone. Be sure you wield (take) the item/animal before dropping another.

Chicken carried across bridge

A player wielding the chicken.

  1. Take the chicken to the other side, since the fox and grain are the only pair that actually get along.
  2. Drop the chicken, then come back and grab the fox.
  3. Take it to the other side then grab the chicken and drop the fox. Then take the chicken back to the start.
  4. Grab the Grain, drop the chicken, and take the grain across the bridge.
  5. Drop the grain, then go back to the beginning for the chicken and take it across.

Once you complete the puzzle, the door now unlocks and you can proceed to the next puzzle via the portal.

Miss Cheevers

Miss Cheevers chathead

Speaking to Miss Cheevers, you see that to pass this room, you need to make a duplicate key to unlock the final door. She reminds you that there are limited resources, and that if you mess up, you need to leave the room and start all over again.

There are two doors that you must get through. The first door is missing a handle, while the second one is locked. Firstly, search all of the bookcases and crates in the room to find the following items:

Miss Cheevers room

Miss Cheevers' challenge room.

You may also find nitrous oxide, sodium chloride, acetic acid, bronze wire, shears, a chisel, and a magnet, but these serve no purpose. Note: If a player mixes two wrong substances, it creates a useless mixture (??? mixture). You can't get some of the substances back if you mess up so make it count and pay attention to details!

  1. To get past the first door, take the metal spade and use it on the Bunsen burner to remove the wood, leaving a metal spade head.
  2. Use the spade head on the door.
  3. Use the cupric sulphate on the door.
  4. add one of the vials of liquid. This will make the spade expand, trapping it in the hole. It can then be pulled to open the door.
  5. To get past the second door use the gypsum on the tin then the vial of liquid on the tin to get a clay substance
  6. Next, find a key chained to the wall and use the tin of clay on it to get an imprint.
  7. Add the cupric ore powder and tin ore powder to the tin.
  8. Use it on the Bunsen burner to make a bronze key.
  9. Use the knife (or chisel) on the tin to scrape the key out.
  10. Take your key and unlock the door. (There is also some bronze wire that can be found in one of the crates. That can be used to dig the key out of the mould, too.)

Sir Ren Itchood

Sir Ren Itchood chathead
Sir Ren Itchood room

Sir Ren Itchhood's challenge room.

When you talk to Sir Ren, he will speak in riddles, the answer to which is a four letter word, made up of the first letter of each line of his riddle. Use the answer to unlock the combination lock on the next door. The possible solutions are: FISH, BITE, RAIN, LAST, PASS, TIME, CLUE, or MEAT.

Miss Hynn Terprett

She will give you a multiple choice riddle. There are many to choose from - Here are all the riddles and answers:

  • Riddle
If you were sentenced to death, what would you rather choose, thrown into a lake of acid, burned over a fire, fed to wolves that haven't eaten in 30 days or being thrown off a castle turret?
  • Answer:
Being fed to the wolves - wolves cannot survive for 30 days without food, because they would all be dead.
  • Riddle
I dropped four identical stones, into four identical buckets, each containing an identical amount of water. The first bucket was at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the second was at 33 degrees, the third was at 34 and the fourth was at 35 degrees. Which bucket's stone dropped to the bottom of the bucket last?
  • Answer
The First Bucket (32 degree bucket — the water would be frozen, therefore the stone will never reach the bottom).
  • Riddle
A father is 4 times as old as his daughter. In 20 years he will be 2 times as old. How old is the daughter?
  • Answer
  • Riddle
Counting the creatures and humans in RuneScape you get about a million inhabitants. If you multiply the fingers on everything's left hand by a million, how many would you get?
  • Answer
0 - The key word here is "everything's" as opposed to "everyone's." One definition for the word "things" relates to inanimate objects. Inanimate objects don't have fingers. Using this rationale, the equation is then 0 x 1,000,000 = 0. The first sentence in the clue simply sets up a false pretext to throw you off.
  • Riddle
The number of false statements here is one. The number of false statements here is two. The number of false statements here is three. The number of false statements here is four. How many false statements are there?
  • Answer
There are 3 false statements.

Sir Tinley

Sir Tinley room

Sir Tinley's challenge room.

After talking to Sir Tinley, stand still and wait until he speaks to you again, it may take a while before he does finally talk to you. If you move, or do anything while you're waiting, you will fail the task. Patience is the key to success.


  • 1 Quest point
  • 1000 Prayer-icon experience
  • 1000 Herblore-icon experience
  • 1000 Agility-icon experience
  • Access to Initiate Temple Knight armour. You will be given a helmet (named Initiate sallet) for free, and you can buy subsequent helmets for 6,000 coins, the legs (Initiate cuisse) for 8,000 coins, the platebody (Initiate hauberk) for 10,000 coins, and the full set for 20,000 coins. It looks just like White armour, only with a light gold trim and a different helmet visor.
  • The Gaze of Saradomin - When you die, you will have the option of returning to Falador instead of Lumbridge. Talk to Sir Tiffy to change your spawn point at any time.
  • 2 extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune

Music unlocked

Required for completing

Completion of Recruitment Drive is required for the following:


  • From a corner in the mine of Between A Rock, you can see one of the rooms from the quest.
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide is another name for water and is most likely a reference to the Dihydrogen Monoxide Hoax.
  • If a player uses the dihydrogen monoxide and the sodium chloride together, the character will say "I've got no time for brine!" This statement references the fact that dihydrogen monoxide and sodium chloride are water and salt respectively, and when put together, they create salt-water, or, brine.
  • If a player opens the bottle of nitrous oxide, the word "haha" will appear in the chatbox, said by the player's character. This is in reference to nitrous oxide being commonly used for its calming effects on patients, particularly dentist's offices, and its nickname "laughing gas".
  • There is a bug in the game involving Sir Spishyus challenge, in which the player can hold the chicken, the fox, and the grain all at once outside of the room. Only a few players have replicated this glitch.
  • The Sir Spishyus challenge is a reference to a real life children's riddle. An alternate version of the riddle involves taking a wolf, a goat, and a cabbage across a river using a boat that only holds one item.
  • Sir Leye is a reference to the Witch King of Angmar in The Return of the King as he says "No man can defeat me." He was killed by Eowyn, the Shieldmaiden of Rohan. A lot of players made the connection immediately when the quest first came out.
  • During the Sir Spishyus challenge, when carrying the chicken, it appears to be stapled to your thigh rather than being carried in your hands.
  • Most of the White/Temple Knights' name are intended as a pun:
    • 'Sir Amik Varze' is a play on the words 'Ceramic Vase'.
    • 'Sir Leye' is a play on the word 'Surly'
    • 'Sir Tiffy Cashien' is a play on the word 'Certification'.
    • 'Lady Table' is a play on the words 'Lay The Table'
    • 'Sir Kuam Ferentse' might be a play on the word 'Circumference'.
    • 'Sir Spishyus' is a play on the word 'Suspicous'.
    • 'Miss Cheevers' is a play on the word 'Mischievous'.
    • 'Miss Hynn Terprett' is a play on the word 'Misinterpret'.
    • 'Sir Tinley' is a play on the word 'Certainly'.
    • Sir Vey is a play on the word "survey" (He doesn't appear in the quest though; he is just mentioned by Sir Tiffy at the end)
  • Upon completing this quest one's Adventurer's Log will read: "Through a series of trials that tested my wit, I became an initiate in the Temple Knights."
  • The grain is wielded in the cape spot, the chicken is wielded in the shield spot, and the fox is wielded in the sword spot.
  • When asking Sir Amik Varze about the organization at the start of the quest, he refers to "Temple Knights" who were founded by Saradomin many centuries ago. This could be a reference to the Knights Templar, a group of Christians mainly stationed in Europe who were used as militia to recapture Jerusalem from the Muslims, until persecuted by different kings to gain land and money.
  • There is currently a glitch where you can smuggle the chicken, grain, and fox out of the quest by simply home teleporting out. However, you would only keep the cosmetic look of the items and if you moved about by any other way other than walking, the items would disappear.
  • The reward scroll is one of the few reward scrolls thst say something other then "You have completed *questname*. Instead, It says "You have passed the Recruitment Drive!". It shares this trait with My Arm's Big Adventure, Horror from the Deep and Troll Romance.

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