Sister Debora
Release date 7 November 2011 (Update)
Race Human
Members No
Quest NPC One Piercing Note
Location(s) Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede
Sells items No
Gender Female
Examine Some feet are sticking out from under the clock mechanism.
She smells of machine-oil.
She smells of machine-oil and fear.
Sister Debora chathead

Sister Debora is an elderly former clockmaker and nun of the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede.[1] She is responsible for maintaining the clock in the abbey's clocktower.[1] She was often assisted by Sister Catherina.[2] She often speaks using clock metaphors. Years of maintaining the clock, especially when the bell is chiming, have left her hard of hearing,[3] and she often confuses similarly sounding words like "troubadour" and "minotaur".

When first met while investigating the murder of Sister Anna, she was lying under the clock mechanism and is labelled as "Feet". She mistook the investigator for Sister Catherina and requested their aid in correcting the clock's time. When that was done, she came out from underneath and answered their questions. After the Killer "killed" Sister Cabbage, they fled to the clocktower and took Sister Debora hostage, revealing herself to be a demented Sister Anna. When the clock bell rang, Sister Debora managed to get free and disarmed Sister Anna before fleeing. After Sister Anna fell to her death, Sister Debora left it up to the investigator whether or not to reveal the truth of the killer's identity to Abbess Benita and Valerio, claiming they were the "clockmaker".

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Sister Debora speaking
Elspeth nuns concept art

Concept art of Benita, Catherina, Cecilia, Debora and Elena.


  1. ^ a b Sister Debora, "One Piercing Note", RuneScape. "I was a clock-maker before I joined the abbey. Now I'm the only one who knows how to repair the abbey clock."
  2. ^ Sister Debora, "One Piercing Note", RuneScape. "Oh, I'm terribly sorry. I thought you were Sister Catherina. She's normally the one who comes up here. What can I do for you?"
  3. ^ Sister Debora, "One Piercing Note", RuneScape. "I don't know if you'd noticed, but I'm a bit deaf! It's spending all my time close to the bell when it goes off that did that."