|Release date||28 March 2006 (Update)|
|Location||Paterdomus and Burgh de Rott|
|No of players||1|
|Skills involved||Combat, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Cooking|
|Reward currency||Reward token|
|In spotlight rotation||No|
|Developers|| • Original: Tytn H|
• Update: Chris L
Temple Trekking is a members-only minigame in which players must escort victims of vampyre rule from Burgh de Rott through Morytania to Paterdomus. On the way, the player must pass through Morytania's many dangers and obstacles, protecting the accompanying traveller until they reach the temple. The player must find a way across bogs and rivers, and fight dangerous packs of monsters lurking in Morytania, some unique to this minigame. Should a player die, their gravestone will appear at the starting point of the trek. Temple Trekking requires completion of In Aid of the Myreque.
Burgh de Rott Ramble is the reverse route in which the player escorts potential Myreque recruits from Paterdomus to Burgh de Rott, leading them through the same obstacles and monsters. Burgh de Rott Ramble requires completion of Darkness of Hallowvale, and was introduced on 13 March 2007.
The difficulty of either minigame is determined by whether the player chooses weaker or stronger NPCs (called followers) to escort and whether the player chooses to take easier or harder paths through Morytania. Escorting weaker followers means more time and effort in healing and defending the follower when a combat event occurs. Taking harder paths means the monsters will have higher combat levels and come in greater numbers.
A journey succeeds if the player and follower reach the destination, whereupon the player receives a reward. A journey fails if the player or follower is killed. If the player teleports out of the minigame, enters the lobby or gets disconnected they can speak to their follower at the start point and choose whether to abandon or continue the journey where they left off.
During this minigame the player can train their companion to make them stronger in combat or to unlock their abilities. For each successful trip the player is given a reward token, which the player can exchange for an item reward of choice. Unique rewards are also unlocked when your companion reaches a certain level, or if the sum level of all your followers reach a certain number. In some events, some unique items are obtainable as well.
Several events are likely to occur on each journey. There are three types of events: friendly events in which the player and follower can be healed and have their defences raised; combat events in which monsters attempt to attack the player and follower; and puzzle events, which typically involve overcoming terrain obstacles, that the player must solve. All combat and some puzzle events are dangerous.
These two minigames provides opportunities to cross-train in most skills. Combat experience (including Prayer) is gained during battle events. Monster drops and minigame rewards provide some of the staple materials used in Crafting, Cooking, Farming, Fletching, Herblore, Runecrafting, and Smithing, while Tomes of experience can be awarded for Agility, Firemaking, Fishing, Mining, Slayer, Thieving, and Woodcutting. Players can also pick up pieces of Lumberjack clothes and earn the Constructor's outfit, which are found only in this minigame. Also, you gain the ability to gain two cosmetic items, the Rambler's backpack and the walking stick, and the ability to unlock two new shortcuts routes: An option to teleport once you reach the swamp gates straight to the Nature Grotto, and an option to travel from Hair of the Dog's trapdoor straight to Mort'ton.
Since the player loses if the follower is killed, one basic tactic in most combat events is for the player to shield the follower from the monsters. This means the player's body will typically be a meat-shield between fairly strong melee enemies and the follower. There are two practical strategies to achieve this:
- Most monsters are weak to magic, so equip yourself accordingly. Vyrewatch and Vampyre Juvinates need to be killed with a silver or Blisterwood weapon, so a Blisterwood staff with some runes should be the weapon of choice. With this they can be disposed of quite easily.
- Use protection Prayers. Most monsters attack with melee, so Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee can be used. Giant snails attack with ranged and swamp snakes attack with magic.
Note: This is a dangerous minigame. If you die, you will need to return to the starting place to retrieve your items; if you played Temple Trekking, you must return to Burgh de Rott to retrieve your items; if you played Burgh de Rott Ramble, you will need to return to the Paterdomus Temple.
Requirements to startEdit
The following Quests must be completed to play this minigame:
Temple Trekking starts at the town of Burgh de Rott, by the northern gate. Start the minigame by reading the noticeboard nearby.
Burgh de Rott Ramble starts on the east side of the River Salve just outside the temple. A player can start at either side.
- Drakan's medallion teleport to Burgh de Rott (Requires partial completion of The Branches of Darkmeyer)
- Games necklace teleport to Burgh de Rott (after unlocking the reward at Temple Trekking, requiring the total level of your companions to be at least 500)
- Kharyrll Teleport (Requires completion of Desert Treasure and 66 Magic)
- Fairy ring code C•K•S
- Teleporting to Canifis via the Lodestone Network.
- Using a Player Owned House with a Kharyrll Teleport
- Teleport to the Slayer Tower just north of Canifis using a slayer ring
- Ectophial and running west to Canifis
- Walking from Varrock/Dig Site Teleport
- Taking a boat ride from a charter ship to Port Phasmatys.
People to escortEdit
There are a total of six people that can be escorted - three people for the journey to the Temple and three for Burgh De Rott. You can choose who to escort by using the noticeboard at the start point at Paterdomus or in Burgh De Rott. Each of the three people on each journey has a different difficulty - easy, medium and hard. For Temple Trekking, two are villagers and one is an adventurer, and for Burgh De Rott Ramble two are adventurers and one is a villager.
By being escorted, the follower will gain experience and levels. As they do so, they will gain new abilities and become more adept in combat. Their examine information and appearance will also change after receiving some new abilities. It will also allow the player to unlock certain rewards - some rewards require all of the followers to have reached a certain level.
It is possible to let your companion do much, if not all, of the fighting leading to fast level ups. This is easier for the mages and ranger, but can still be done with the warrior provided you have food to sustain him. This tactic works well with the Easy and Medium NPCs at the easy and medium route difficulties for the giant snail, ghast, nail beast, swamp snake, and shade events. All but the ghast event, at the hard route difficulty, will be too much for any NPC to tank except Pazuzu and Dean, if they've reached their power up levels (Pazuzu 75, Dean 80).
|Smiddi Ryak||Hard||Smiddi is hard to accompany, but can lead to the greatest reward. She will only attack monsters that attack her. Otherwise she will try to stick with you or walk around. Some food is necessary because she has a low Constitution level.
When enemies engage Smiddi it is sometimes possible to get them to switch focus to you by moving to the space the enemy occupies. This has a chance of making an enemy reposition itself. If you attack, when it moves, it will often switch its attention to your character.
Because she will only attack monsters that attack her first and she does very little damage, Smiddi will gain very little xp from combat. Thus, she will take longer to level up than anyone else.
Jayene is a medium-level villager to accompany and will help you get one of the medium rewards. She is reasonably tough and can take a few hits. She can also try to defend herself and fight off other monsters within the event area.
|Easy||Dean is easy to accompany and because of this, he can only help you get to the lower rewards. He has a lot of health and a high defence rating, so he can take a lot of punches as well as dish them out.
|Burgh De Rott Ramble|
|Rolayne Twickit||Hard||Rolayne knows how badly his people are suffering under the rule of the vampyres, having previously escaped himself. Now he's had a taste of freedom he's returned to try and relieve the plight of others so they may experience the same. He's far too frail to be useful as a fighter but what he lacks in hardiness, he makes up for in determination. He is a very weak Melee fighter, but helps you with lighting fires and chopping logs.
Rolayne presents a difficult challenge by being both extremely weak and very aggressive. He will often run to the opposite end of the battefield and attack enemies that are not actively engaged. The easiest way to keep him alive is to attack every enemy at least once and position yourself so they can all attack you. If an enemy cannot reach you and Rolayne attacks them, they will switch their attention to him. This can be fixed by attacking that enemy so it switches its focus to you.
|Zachory Bragg||Medium||Zachory is not yet a great sorcerer, and needs your help to become one. He is not a difficult adventurer to accompany, but is by no means simple.
Attacks with Water Bolt.
|Easy||Pazuzu is a powerful spell-caster intent on bringing salvation to the people of Burgh de Rott. She could probably do the ramble herself, though, so don't expect a significant reward.
Attacks with Earth Blast.
Once you have chosen someone to escort, you will need to choose which path to take. There are three paths, each a different difficulty, the main difference being the combat level of the monsters faced. This will only be the difficulty of the next event faced. Choosing the best path will be dependent upon combat level, available gear and which character is being escorted.
After each encounter, players will be given the option of changing the path that they are currently taking. If players find themselves having a hard time, they can take an easier route for instance or take a harder route when things are too easy.
Your follower will be able to predict the events by left clicking on "Continue-x" tile. This ability becomes available after the NPC gains a certain level. You can tell your follower has gained this ability because they will run along with you as opposed to walking behind. In some followers it is also accompanied by a significant change in appearance.
- Easy route: In order to evade any combat events, players must kill at least 1 monster in the event. The monsters on this path are lower level. Tier 40 armour should be a minimum for combat events on this route. If monsters appear there will be at least 2.
- Medium route: In order to evade combat events, the player must complete at least 33% of the event first. Prayer may be useful for certain events depending on the player's level, so choosing pure defence armour or prayer armour will be at the player's discretion. If monsters appear, there are at least 3.
- Hard route: There is sometimes no way to evade any event. The monsters are high level. Prayer will be important to surviving this route at any level, so having prayer potions is recommended. If monsters appear there are at least 4. Escorting a weak follower is not recommended for this route but it is possible. If escorting a "hard" NPC, certain events, such as the swamp snake and giant snail events, are particularly difficult. In these events, and a few others, multiple monsters will attack your follower extremely fast and can deliver a significant amount of damage in a very short period of time.
Supplying your followerEdit
Followers can hold 28 items of food in their backpack, also called the Follower Inventory. It will retain items from one trip to the next, even after logout, and is shared between all followers. So anything given to one is available to all followers, regardless of difficulty and location.
It is a good idea to fill the follower's pack before starting a trek, while talking to them, and before agreeing to escort them.
To fill the pack, trade the desired food. The trade will be accepted immediately. It is not possible to see what is already in the pack, only how many more items can be given. The follower inventory can only be filled with food. If a player tries to trade the follower something else it gives the following message: 'You can only trade food to trek NPCs.'
After giving food to the follower it is recommended to then return to the bank to retrieve additional food for the trip. Once ready, restart the dialogue and agree to escort it to Burgh De Rott.
You cannot take the food you have already given your follower.
The follower can be given untradeable foods, such as the Baron Shark .
During the events the follower can be resupplied with food. For this reason, it is advantageous to allocate one inventory slot for a sack filled with a food, such as cabbages, allowing for the healing and food replenishment of the follower as much as 10 times per inventory slot.
Your follower will also have a Druid pouch.
The following items are recommended:
Weapons and armourEdit
- Most monsters are weak to magic, so bring runes and your best magic weapons. If you have lower combat stats, you may also bring melee and ranged weapons to kill snails, snakes, and nail beasts. Hybrid armour is a possibility.
- Vampyres and Vampyre Juvinates can only be harmed by relatively weak silver weapons, or the strong Blisterwood weapons. So one of the following weapons, from best (1) to worst (5), should be the weapon of choice.
- The Sunspear is obtained at the end of The Lord of Vampyrium quest, and is the most potent weapon against vampyres and vyrewatch. It has a one-fifth chance to cremate any vyrewatch you kill. Because it is one-handed, it should be used with a strong off-hand for the best ability damage.
- Blisterwood weapons may be used after some progress in the quest Branches of Darkmeyer has been made and are the best choice as they are the most effective against vampyres and faster than the Ivandis flail. There are weapons for each combat style, allowing the player to safe-spot Vyrewatch with the Blisterwood stakes (for ranged), though as they now are weakest against magic, the Blisterwood staff is highly recommended (it also has +2 Prayer bonus). The Blisterwood polearm offers faster hits if using melee.
- The Ivandis flail requires completion of Legacy of Seergaze. It is the only way to harm and kill the Vyrewatch unless some progress in The Branches of Darkmeyer quest has been made. The more experience with the flail, the better. As it acts as both a silver sickle(b) and Rod of Ivandis, it allows the player to deal with both ghasts and juvinates.
- The Rod of Ivandis requires In Aid of the Myreque and will perform capably. Using its special with Guthix balance potion allows the player to finish off Juvinates at slightly below 50% health. This does not use any charges; however if its special is used and the Juvinate is killed using the Rod, a charge will be used up.
- Other silver weapons:
- A blessed silver sickle is recommended if you do not have access to the Ivandis flail or the rod of Ivandis, as it prevents swamp decay if players are ejected from the game into the swamp.
- Silver bolts used with your best crossbow (At least a black crossbow is required, but rune or better is recommended)
- Darklight/Silverlight, or Wolfbane are fast and have a prayer bonus, but will not perform as well
- A Blessed hatchet may be used as a weapon, but not to repair the bridge or gather logs (you will use the hatchet in your toolbelt for both cases).
- Dragon halberd can be very useful to melee monsters safely, especially if they get stuck behind obstacles.
- Snelm for fighting Giant snails.
- There are more than a handful of Undead monsters here, so a Salve Amulet (e) is recommended.
- Druid pouch or Ouroboros Pouch to defend against Ghasts. Stock up before starting. It can be used to protect your food from turning into rotten food. One trick to prevent the rotting of food if you don't have a druid/ouroboros pouch is to drop all the food in your inventory when you encounter the Ghast event, occasionally picking it up and dropping it again so it doesn't disappear. All your trek followers have druid pouches though, so if you don't have one for any reason, you can hide behind your follower near the entrance and wait for his or her pouch to activate.
- Food for personal healing and to heal the follower. Remember that the follower can accept any type of food mid-trip. Lobster, Swordfish or Monkfish is generally recommended, depending on your combat level, expertise, and whether you use Prayer, or not. For a player with high combat stats and good armour, it is possible to not use food at all, though it is still advised to bring some. It may also be useful to bring 3-5 pieces of low level food for the campsite event. To save money and inventory room for the campsite event, take a bag of cabbages (10) or two pineapples with you.
- Recommended to bring low level food, such as cabbages or potatoes in sacks that can hold ten at a time, so you don't have to kill the snails for their meat. Cheese wheels are also effective for the campsite puzzle.
- It may be worth it to bring a Super defence potion to help tank monsters to avoid damage done to your follower. To speed up kills with the hard characters you might bring a magic potion of some kind. If doing easy/medium, you won't be needing combat boosts because the followers should do all the fighting.
- Prayer potions are optional, but recommended for players who intend to make significant use of prayers. In this case a Holy wrench and the Reverence Aura might also be helpful, as it will increase the amount of prayer restored when using a prayer restoring potion.
- Beast of burden familiars and combat familiars are very useful as noted above. Fruit bats are also useful, since the pineapples can be cut up into four rings which will allow you to feed the campsite victims, and the other fruit can be used as healing, opening up your inventory for drops.
- Drakan's medallion For quick access to Burgh de Rott and the bank. If you fail a trek as you can just teleport out and restock.
- Enough open space to pick up items quickly during events.The things dropped by the monster you encounter may not sell at all so it may not be worth it if you want to stock up for multiple treks.
During treks it is recommended, but not necessary, to have full prayer points. Certain monsters in the events can hit hard (so Protect prayers come in handy). Also, you need prayer points to collect items for druid pouches, if you need any. The Paterdomus temple and Nature Spirit altar are quite close by to the start of each route. If you have it, the Ardougne cloak teleport option to the Kandarin monastery can come in handy to recharge prayer in between treks. Prayer potions can be used too. However, higher-level players who have brought the correct equipment should have little need of prayer though it does make it safer and easier for lower-level players.
There are 3 different types of events that might happen when you're moving forward - friendly events, combat events, and puzzle events. The specific event and difficulty of completing may depend on the difficulty of the route taken, although most events are possible regardless of difficulty.
Once an event occurs, the player and follower are pulled into the event area. The player will start in front of a section of path with blue stones. Right-clicking will display an Escape option, which completely abandons the trek and leaves the player wherever they have reached on the map, often in the middle of Mort Myre Swamp. At the opposite end of the area is the path that allows the player to "Continue-trek", once the event is completed. In combat events on the easy and medium routes, there are paths that evade-event that when used will skip the event and continue trekking, adding no reward and increasing the chance for another event. On the medium route, 33% of the monsters must be killed before being able to use Evade-event.
A man named Abidor Crank will appear as an event and heal you and the follower, above maximum health if applicable and buff defence. He also turns all Rotten foods into Stews. Getting this event adds nothing to the end reward.
In combat events a certain number of enemies will attack the player and the escort. For most of the combat events, the monsters give a few seconds before attacking. This is the player's chance to position themselves between the follower and the monsters. Combat events provide the majority of the end reward when completed.
|Ghasts||Ghasts attack with melee and are weak to earth spells. You need druid pouches to fight ghasts, otherwise you can't do anything against them while they just rot your food. All followers also carry druid pouches with them, so pouches are not always needed, but it's still recommended to have some just in case. They are stronger than the regular ghasts you would find outside the minigame, but drop the same items. Only hidden ghasts will attack your follower. The ghasts can be safespotted near the entrance and exit of the event.
A full druid pouch fill reveal hidden ghasts, drawing their attention to you. Pouches can be recharged in the event by using the cast-bloom option of a silver sickle or flail of Ivandis near some rotten logs/branches (this will use some prayer points), picking the items up and placing them in your pouch. If you have no druid pouches, or prayer points left, the only option is to evade the event (if possible) or escape. Note: You may refill your pouches in most events (any with logs/branches); not just the Ghasts event.
|Giant snails||Giant snails attack with ranged and are weak to crush. The ranged attack is accurate and hits hard. Wearing a snelm will greatly reduce the damage taken from them. Use Protect from Range on hard routes when taking multiple attacks. A snail will always attack back when hit, so keep a close eye on what your follower is doing. They don't attack followers that do not attack them first (e.g. Smiddi Ryak). They heal rapidly.
They drop snail shells, redeemable for 600 coins in Dorgesh-Kaan, while Perfect snail shells give 600 coins and 500 Crafting experience. You might want to skip this event while travelling with hard companions at low levels, although it is one of few events where your follower will actually fight and do some damage, and accordingly level up quicker.
This event only occurs during a Burgh de Rott Ramble, not during Temple Trekking.
|Juvinates||Juvinates attack with melee and are weak to fire spells. Any kind of silver weapon (listed above) is necessary to damage juvinates. They have very little life points. When they get low on health, they disappear. They will not attack your follower.
They can be changed into human form by using the special attack of the Rod of Ivandis/Ivandis flail and then using a Guthix balance potion on them, however sometimes they will die instantly. Curing them will give you a variety of items (steel-adamant, level-2 clues etc.). This method wastes some inventory space for the potions and items you may get.
|Nail beasts||Nail beasts attack with melee and are weak to water spells. They hit fast and hard, so praying against melee is highly recommended. They have low defence and don't usually threaten your follower, but are lethal if they do. Hitting each nail beast once in a while will be enough to keep their focus away from your follower.
Nail beasts only appear in this minigame and are the only monster to drop Nail beast nails and Talon beast charms. The nails can be used for Herblore to make Sanfew serum, and the charms are used to make Talon beast pouches for summoning, giving currently the highest summoning experience per pouch. It is very beneficial to collect all the charms and not skip this event.
|Shades||Mort'ton. They come in big numbers and immediately start attacking you and your follower. They hit very fast and can end your trip quickly if they start piling on your follower. They are often lined up, giving a chance to fight them one-on-one. A salve amulet can be used to increase damage. Letting your follower do as much damage as possible while tanking the attacks of the shades will aid in levelling him/her up quickly.
A group of shades attacks you at the start of the event while three shades are attempting to break the doors of three NPCs hiding in the buildings. The doors can only last for five hits from the shades, after that the shades go in and kill them. If the NPCs are saved, they give you a blessing.
The blessing can be the same one. It is possible to receive the blessings simply by talking to the NPCs after distracting the shades without killing them. Opening the doors without distracting the shades would only result in them going in and killing the NPCs.
As this area is relatively large, keep an eye on your follower lest they die while you save the NPCs.
|Swamp creatures||swamp creature attacks with melee and is weak to fire spells. It appears only on a hard route and is a rare event, and only during a Burgh de Rott Ramble (Paterdomus to Burgh de Rott).
The creature consists of five parts, a head and four tentacles. The Tentacles can hit anywhere on the boat, but usually do not attack your follower, and get weaker every time you kill one of them, with a visible message. Poisoning one part poisons all parts, so bringing weapon poison may be useful. Protect from melee is recommended for this event.
If the head is near death and a tentacle is still alive, it returns to full health. For this reason, it is necessary to kill all tentacles before attacking the head. The head can hit very hard and quickly if provoked, but is non-aggressive. NOTE: The head can be safe-spotted from the opposite side of the boat from it.
NOTE: You cannot retrieve arrows or bolts in any way in this event. Any that you use are lost.
|Swamp snakes||Swamp snakes attack with melee and magic and are weak to arrows. They can hit frequently into the 300s, attacking quickly and often in packs. Death could come quickly without Protect from Magic or Melee up. The snakes are extremely large in terms of game dimensions, so they may sometimes get stuck easily behind obstacles. They can also easily stack on the same tiles that one swamp snake is already on.
When starting a snake event, get between the follower and the snakes the quickest way possible and let them come to you. Any snake that gets to your follower should be killed first. This is one of the hardest events in the minigame to come across, so carefully try to divert all the snakes' attention to you. Watch out for alive snakes hiding under the snake corpses.
|Vyrewatch||Vyrewatch attack with melee and are weak to fire spells. They appear only after Legacy of Seergaze, and can be killed only with a Flail of Ivandis or any of the blisterwood weapons. It may be worth it to avoid this event if you don't have blisterwood weapons as the flail is quite weak. Vyrewatch will not attack your follower.
It's possible to use the Ivandis flail's special attack after a Vyrewatch reaches half health to freeze it for a period of time. Using a dose of Guthix balance potion on a frozen Vyrewatch will deal minor damage. This is not recommended as it's generally a better idea to just kill them normally.
Because the Ivandis flail is considered a halberd and the Vyrewatch are melee monsters, the follower can be used to safespot the Vyrewatch effectively if they are not all attacking at once.
Puzzle events will require you overcome an obstacle before continuing the trek. Normally, there are no monsters to fight in these events. If there are, they are just required to be beaten to complete the puzzle. The monsters are not hard to kill as their level is always the same no matter the difficulty of the path selected. After attaining a certain level, your follower might assist you in these events by starting a fire or cutting logs for you.
|Puzzle Name||What to do|
It is possible to play through this event a bit quicker: After using the branch on a bog spot, using the branch on the next bog spot as soon as the message appears in the chat box telling you that the spot is soft or firm. You do not have to wait for the first animation to end before starting the next probe. It is recommended to avoid this event if possible, due to its slow, trial-and-error nature.
|Bridge||Undead Lumberjacks that rise up out of the river and attack while the other one has no enemies.
To repair the bridge, you need logs or planks. Chop down the trees to get logs or kill the Lumberjacks to get planks. Click on the gap in the bridge with the required items to repair one section of the bridge. This needs to be done three times. In the variant with the Undead Lumberjacks you can use logs, planks, or both to repair the bridge.
The Undead Lumberjacks occasionally drop Lumberjack clothing pieces. Up to three lumberjacks can spawn and they all have a chance to drop a piece, but you can only receive one piece per event.
|Campsite||Marv, Hank, Wilf, Sarah and/or Rachel) will be seated around a dead campfire. To continue, they must be fed a piece of food (even low level food works), otherwise they turn into ghasts, which are weak to earth spells and must be killed to continue. Most foods work, but in the event there are an equal number of level 104-106 snails, weak to fire spells, a Bronze hatchet, a Tinderbox, and 2 dead trees which will provide everything needed to cook and feed them. Priority for feeding the campers is: ghastly!, very sick, sick.
When rewards are calculated, this event counts as a combat event. Having pineapples, cheese wheels or a basket/sack filled with food makes the campsite event considerably easier. If you do bring your own food you have to have a druid pouch to protect it from ghasts. Interestingly enough, if you manage to provide one of the campers with food just as they are about to become a ghast, they heal anyway.
This event can be annoying if a camper turns into a ghast, and you are not currently equipped for killing a ghast. If this is the case, you must get your follower to make the ghast solid with his/her druid pouch, thus putting him/her in potential danger, or abandon the trek/ramble completely, as there is no path to evade this event. You can escape by right clicking the area you came in from and click the "escape" option but it will put you randomly in the middle of Morytania. If you go back to where you started, you can continue where you left off.
|Grotto||Nature Grotto are on fire. Help out the Nature Spirit by taking in the power of pure water and dousing the flames. You can either click through a dialogue with the Nature Spirit to receive the power of water or simply right-click him for it. It is possible to play through this event quickly by rapidly clicking each set of burning reeds without waiting for the water-throw animation to play out. Doing this repeatedly can easily cause several fires to go out in the time that the animation for one takes. It is still a requirement, however, that all the fires be put out - you cannot "get ahead" of the fires to prevent them from spreading. You'll have enough time to extinguish all the fires without getting a second water-power from the nature spirit.|
|River||short vines. Select the option to tie the short vines together to make a long vine. Use the long vine on the branch of the swamp tree near the middle of the river to attach the long vine to the swamp tree's branch and swing across the river.|
If you don't want to do any of the paths predicted, log to lobby, re-login to the same world, continue your trek, and you will get three new options to choose from.
When they are unable to predict what is on the path:
- "This looks to be the easiest route. Are we going this way. then?" - Event from the Easy Route
- "Should be fairly challenging for us. Is this the way you want to go?" - Event from the Medium Route
- "This will probably be the hardest way forward. Are you sure?" - Event from the Hard Route
- "Do you see that river down ahead this way? It looks like we'll have to get over it if we go that way." - River puzzle event.
- "Oh no! I can see a fair few ghasts this way. We should be careful." - Ghasts combat event.
- "I can see some sort of vampyric creatures down there. They won't give in without a fight." - Either Juvinates or Vyrewatches combat event.
- "What in the name of Guthix is this? I can see injured people ahead in the way!" - Campsite puzzle event.
- "That's the town of Mort'ton up ahead and it looks like it's in trouble. We should be ready to fight if we head that way." - Shades combat event.
- "There is something moving around ahead and I fear I heard the hiss of a snake..." - Swamp snakes combat event.
- "Did you see that? There seems to be some sort of broken bridge ahead." - Bridge puzzle event.
- "I can see strange dark shapes slinking around in the myre ahead. Tread carefully if we go that way." - Nail Beasts combat event.
- "What's this? There's a group of snails ahead!" - Giant snails combat event.
- "There seems to be a strange man up ahead." - Abidor Crank friendly event.
- "It looks like that nature spirit's grotto is surrounded by ghasts ahead!" - Grotto puzzle event.
- "So Close! I can see the Morytania gates, but there are enemies blocking the way!" - Either Juvinates or Vyrewatches combat event. (Temple Trekking only)
- "The nature spirit's grotto is this way, and it looks like he's under attack!" - Grotto puzzle event.
- "Watch out. There are spectral beings floating around that way." - Ghasts combat event.
- "It looks safe ahead, but there is a bit of water we'll have to traverse if we want to go this way." - River puzzle event.
- "It's difficult to see, but I think there are people ahead. It doesn't look good." - Campsite puzzle event.
- "I can just about make out a graveyard down there. It looks like it could be an ambush." - Skeleton Graveyard combat event.
- "You'll need to be handy with repairs to head this way, if we are to cross the river." - Bridge puzzle event.
- "I can see Mort'ton, and the villagers look to be in trouble!" - Shades combat event.
- "I can't see properly, but there are some slimy trails on the floor." - Giant snails combat event.
- "There doesn't seem to be much moving this way, except perhaps the floor!" - Bog puzzle event.
- "The curse of Morytania is strong that way. There are vampyric creatures lurking ahead." - Either Juvinates or Vyrewatches combat event.
- "Be careful if we go this way. I can see some things sneaking around." - Nail beasts combat event.
- "There's something moving up ahead, but I can't make it out properly." - Abidor Crank friendly event.
- "Tread carefully this way. I'm pretty sure snake slithered across the Myre in the distance." - Swamp snakes combat event.
- "Well that's the exit of the swamp, but it's not without danger. There are creatures ahead!" - Either Juvinates or Vyrewatches combat event. (Temple Trekking only)
- "Mort'ton is under attack and it doesn't look good! It'll be a tough fight this way into the town." - Shades combat event.
- "Looks like we've got a fight on our hands if we head this way. I can see Filliman ahead and he's in trouble!" - Grotto puzzle event.
- "Did someone order the snail?" - Giant snails combat event.
- "Careful! I can see vampyric creatures skulking around up ahead." - Either Juvinates or Vyrewatches combat event.
- "There are some massive snakes moving around ahead; should be an interesting fight." - Swamp snakes combat event.
- "There's a river this way and I can't see a clear way across it, I'm afraid." - River puzzle event.
- "Nasty! Do you smell that? There's definitely a bog this way. Even though I can't see it, I can smell it!" - Bog puzzle event.
- "Nail beasts! You don't see them much these days. We'll be in for a big fight if we choose to go this way!" - Nail beasts combat event.
- "Ghasts! We'll need to have our wits about us to get past these." - Ghasts combat event.
- "Hmm, it looks to be empty. No, wait... There is a man walking around up ahead." - Abidor Crank friendly event.
- "There's a nice-looking bridge this way... Well, it would be nice if we could cross it!" - Bridge puzzle event.
- "Careful this way, too; it's a strange graveyard. I've heard the dead still stir in the area." - Skeleton Graveyard combat event.
- "It looks like some wandering adventurers have had a bad run in with ghasts up ahead. They might need our help." - Campsite puzzle event.
- "There's a swamp boat this way that I'm sure will speed up our journey." - Swamp Creature combat event.
- "It's the gate out of Mort Myre, but getting out alive will be a challenge." - Either Juvinates or Vyrewatches combat event. (Temple Trekking only)
After successfully completing a trek, the follower will give a Reward token, which will be blue, yellow, or red tokens depending on the follower chosen, route chosen, how well events were handled, and the amount of damage the follower took. This is further explained below. You can exchange your token for rewards by left clicking on the token. Even though the token's examine text says "exchanged at Burgh de Rott", you do not need to be in Burgh de Rott to receive the reward. Note: You do not receive a reward token when your follower does all the attacking, when every event is evaded, or when your follower teleports out due to low health.
Here is the typical setup for tokens. Even if you take the hardest routes you can still receive a yellow token.
- 2 fights and 1 puzzle or 3 fights - Red token
- 1 fight and 2 puzzles or 1 fight and puzzle - Yellow token
- 1 fight or 1 puzzle - Blue token
If your inventory is full upon arrival at the destination, your reward will be sent to your bank, or dropped on the ground if your bank is also full.
|Blue token||Yellow token||Red token|
|Herbs; all kinds.||10-30 low herbs|
(Guam to Harralander)
|3-11 medium herbs|
(Ranarr to Kwuarm)
|2-7 high herbs|
(Snapdragon to Torstol)
|Coal and |
|XP Tome||1100 - 1650 |
|2035 - 3025 |
|4015 - 5005 |
This table shows the max reward possible on any trek for each item.
|Item||Max amount||Max Profit||Max Profit (High Alchemy)|
|Herbs; all kinds.||30*|
|Coal and Iron ore||120 and 60||44,280||3,840|
*Blue token 10-30 low herbs, Yellow token 3-11 medium herbs, Red token 2-7 high herbs.
A Tome of Learning can be chosen as a reward. Unlike most experience tomes, the skill is predetermined. These tomes give some experience in one of the following skills: Agility, Thieving, Slayer, Firemaking, Fishing, Woodcutting, or Mining. The colour of the tome depends on the colour of the token.
|Blue tome||Level 1||Random amount of experience (1100-1650) in a defined skill.|
|Yellow tome||Level 2||Random amount of experience (2035-3025) in a defined skill.|
|Red tome||Level 3||Random amount of experience (4015-5005) in a defined skill.|
In addition to the rewards received from completing a trek, rewards are also gained by getting the followers to reach certain levels.
Rewards for a single follower can be claimed from the respective follower's noticeboard tab. On the right under their level click on the green text to claim/toggle it.
Rewards for your followers' total level can be obtained on the Rewards tab by clicking on the total count once it's green and then clicking the "claim" button.
- Constructor's outfit - Gives a bonus to Construction experience received while worn. The pieces are obtained separately as follows:
- Constructor's gloves - Training Pazuzu to level 85.
- Constructor's boots - Training Zachory Bragg to level 25.
- Constructor's hat - Training the companions to a total level of 200 or higher.
- Constructor's trousers - Training the companions to a total level of 300 or higher.
- Constructor's garb - Training the companions to a total level of 400 or higher.
- Rambler's backpack - Obtained by training Dean Vellio to level 25. This is a cosmetic item worn in the cape slot.
- Walking stick - Obtained by training Rolayne Twickit to level 40.
- Ouroboros pouch - Obtained by training Jayene Kliyn to level 99. The pouch acts as unlimited Druid pouches.
- Shortcut from the swamp gates to the Nature Grotto - Obtained by training the companions to a total level of 100 or higher.
- A Trapdoor Shortcut in Canifis to Mort'ton - Obtained by training Zachory Bragg to level 99. This shortcut uses the same trapdoor behind the tavern in Canifis. In order to use this shortcut, the option must be toggled on in the character interface by clicking on Zachory Bragg's level 99 description. The shortcut places the player's character next to the swamp boat in south-eastern Mort'ton.
- Burgh de Rott Teleport - unlocks a teleport to Burgh de Rott on the games necklace. Obtained by training the companions to a total level of 500 or higher.
- Ghast familiar - A familiar that prevents food decay in Mort Myre Swamp, gives Prayer experience for damage, makes ghasts non-aggressive in Morytania and restores 100 prayer points when the special move is used. Obtained by training the companions to a total level of 594, with an additional cost of 50,000 coins.
Many of the monsters faced in this minigame will drop items, and these can be useful or valuable*. Some of these drops can only be obtained by taking part in the minigame. These include:
- Lumberjack clothing - a four-piece set that when worn gives a boost to woodcutting experience. The clothing is received as a drop from Undead Lumberjacks during the Bridge puzzle event.
- Nail beast nails - Dropped by Nail beasts. Used in Herblore to make Sanfew serum
- Talon beast charms - Dropped by Nail beasts. Can be used in Summoning to make talon beast pouches for a large amount of experience.
- Swamp snake hides - Dropped by Swamp snakes. Can be made into Snakeskin armour, or used in Summoning as the tertiary ingredient for Spirit cobra pouches.
- Shade remains - Dropped by Riyl shades, Asyn shades and Fiyr shades depending on the difficulty. Can be cremated as part of the Shades of Mort'ton minigame.
- Snail shells and Perfect snail shells - Dropped by giant snails. Can be sold to Barlak in Dorgesh-Kaan for 600 coins or 1000 coins & 500 Crafting experience, respectively.
*may not be valuable at all times.
- Before the 13 March 2007 update, you were required to travel back to Burgh de Rott to collect the reward and restart the game. Now, the player has the option to escort mercenaries from Paterdomus to Burgh de Rott for a reward in the same fashion if Darkness of Hallowvale is completed. This allows the game to be endlessly repeated with rewards at each end of the trip.
- Before 24 April 2007, Wildblood seeds were given instead of Watermelon seeds, the maximum amount being 55.
On 17 August 2011, the minigame received a major overhaul. A great deal was changed with this update. Previously, there were many more followers that could be selected (see below), and the follower would not take part in combat, unless attacked. There was also no levelling system for the followers. The treks were started by talking to the NPC. A few new followers were added with the update.
The trails themselves functioned differently - the player would select the difficulty before the trail and would have to complete the whole trail at that difficulty. Two new events were added - the graveyard of skeletons and the nature grotto fires, which previously did not exist.
The rewards system was also slightly different before this update - previously, players could not choose rewards, they were received at random by turning in the reward token at Hiylik Myna at Paterdomus or Cornelius in Burgh de Rott. A number of new rewards were added with the update, such as the constructor's outfit, the shortcut to the Nature Spirit's grotto, the teleport to Burgh de Rott and the Ghast familiar.
The previous followers, now removed from the game, were:
- Easy: Fyiona Fray, Dalcian Fang, Mage and Adventurer
- Medium: Valantay Eppel, Ranger and Apprentice. Jayene Kliyn used to attack barehandedly.
- Hard: Woman-At-Arms and Forester. Rolayne Twickit used to be at Burgh de Rott and Smiddi Ryak used to be a child.
Initially, anyone who had tokens left over from before the update were unable to redeem them for the new rewards. This was fixed the next day with an update. 
- Players now receive 25 Ghastly request scrolls instead of 15.
- Attacking an enemy that is fighting your companion now pulls the threat away from him/her.
- "Hard" companions now receive slightly more experience for completing an event.
- Ranger and mage companions’ accuracy has been increased.
- Trekkers will now eat at below 50% health instead of 25%.
- If you have an aura active when you receive water-power from the Nature Spirit event it will turn blue and stay blue even after the effect wears off, but it will go back to normal when you swap weapons. The same applies for the charged dragonfire shield, but the colour change appears to stay until logout or upon teleport.
- The fire cape seems to be the only item that is too hot to be cooled by the water-power effect, and so the fire cape will not change into blue. The icons of updated skillcapes are also unaffected.
- Despite different names, the same message is displayed after revealing a Ghast with the ouroboros or druid pouch.
- During the Swamp Monster event a number of Internet memes occur, talking to your companion prior to killing the head results in him/her saying "What is this? I don't even...", and also in the dialogue he says "Tentacle alert".
- During the Grotto puzzle event, some companions will respond with "Green guy needs a hand. Seems legit." when talked to before completing the event. This is a reference to another Internet meme.
- In the shades event it is possible to search the shelf and receive the Diary of Herbi Flax from the quest Shades of Mort'ton.
- Raising every follower to level 99 used to be a requirement for the trimmed Completionist cape, but with the addition of the Morytania task set, this is now a requirement for the Morytania legs 4 and consequently the regular Completionist cape.
- In the reward token menu, you can choose silver bars as a reward, but the image is a bronze bar.
- When a companion levels during a trek the old level up fireworks are used.
- Some companions still use the old graphics for armour (Pazuzu has old mystic robes).
- When encountering a Ghast in an event if you make them visible using YOUR ouroboros pouch, they will not be hostile and simply stare in your general direction.
- There used to be a glitch where after crossing the bridge on the nature's grotto event and activating the water power, the character would turn blue and then return back to normal for the rest of the event. This bug did not affect everyone and was patched on 2 April 2012.
- During the nature's grotto event, there is a glitch with the dragonfire shield where after you recover from turning blue, the flame on the shield remains blue. This glitch is not visible to other characters. The glitch goes away when you either log out or change a visible piece of armour or weapon. If you re-equip the same piece of armour, the glitch remains. This glitch also applies to the blisterwood staff and the abyssal wand and orb, although the glitch only occurs when both wand and orb are wielded together.
- Also, during the nature's grotto event, there is a glitch in which while the nature spirit does the "fear" emote, he becomes opaque, then turns back transparent when he is done.
- When in the southern side of Fareed's smoke dungeon it is possible to see some of the Temple Trekking scenes.
- The easy route's hint on the Nature Grotto event claims it is under attack from ghasts, though they are not involved in the event.