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The Lost Tribe (#78)
The Lost Tribe
Release date 31 May 2005 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty Intermediate
Official length Medium
Quest series Dorgeshuun (#1)
Developer(s) John A
Age Fifth Age
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The Lost Tribe is the first quest in the Dorgeshuun quest series. Sigmund, the advisor to the Duke of Lumbridge tasks you to investigate into sighting of goblins emerging from a newly formed crack in the castle's basement. The goblins turn out to be the pacifist Dorgeshuun tribe which has been lost from history for many years.

Official descriptionEdit

Sigmund is the advisor to the Duke of Lumbridge, but the Duke does not always take his advice. When part of the cellar wall collapses the Duke insists the damage was caused by an earthquake, but Sigmund is worried about a monster attack. If you investigate this mystery, it will lead you through treacherous caves to uncover something lost by the Gods for thousands of years.

Walkthrough Edit

Start point Quest map icon
The Lost Tribe icon
Talk to Sigmund in Lumbridge Castle.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Intermediate Intermediate
Length Medium (30 minutes)
Requirements
Quest Quests:

(You do not need the requirements to start the quest. However, Bentnoze and Wartface will not talk to you until Goblin Diplomacy is completed)

Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

The 'Huge-Eyed' GoblinEdit

Sigmund chathead

To start off, talk to Sigmund, who can be found on the first floor of Lumbridge Castle, in the Duke's room. Ask him if he has any quests for you, and he tells you that the Lumbridge cellar has, presently, a hole in one of its walls and that you should ask the people around for more information about its source.

You must speak to the following people until one of them tells you that they saw a goblin with huge eyes in the castle basement:

  1. Duke Horacio (found in the same room in the castle as Sigmund),
  2. The Cook (found on the castle's ground floor)
  3. Hans (found in the courtyard of the castle)
  4. Father Aereck (in the nearby Saradomin altar), and
  5. Bob (in the axe store west of the altar and southeast of the castle)

Report this to Sigmund and then to the duke. He'll then give you the permission to investigate this matter. If you have completed the quest Dragon Slayer, Sigmund will tell the Duke that you slew Elvarg to help persuade him to let you investigate the cellar.

DorgeshuunEdit

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The unblocked tunnel.

Skills required: 17 Mining, to unblock the tunnel and 13 Agility, to squeeze through.

Go down the ladder in the kitchen and look for a blocked tunnel (named Rubble) and mine it. Make sure that your light source is illuminated, then squeeze through the tunnel. Walk a bit further inside and grab the brooch lying on the floor near an intersection in the tunnel (look for the red dot).

You can also take the path southwest from the brooch spawn and mine out the hole there, with a pickaxe from your inventory, for easier access to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves, which may be useful after the quest. Do not enter the swamp caves for now though, as there are wall beasts and explosive gasses, which can cause a lot of damage to the unprepared. Also watch out not to enter any other paths within this cave, as there are many traps.

Make your way back, and don't look around, otherwise you may fall into a pit. Show the brooch to the duke and Sigmund. They will tell you to go to the librarian in Varrock.

Dorgeshuun Tunnel

The twisty Dorgeshuun tunnels.

Travel to Varrock Castle, and show it to Reldo, the librarian. He'll tell you to search the bookcases for a book on goblin history. Search the north-western bookcase to obtain the book. Read it to see that the symbol on the brooch translates to "Dorgeshuun, Goblins of the Strong Spears". Keep the book for the remainder of the quest, since it is very important.

To get to know more about the Dorgeshuun, you need to talk to General Bentnoze and General Wartface in Goblin Village.

Choose the options in the following order:

  • Have you ever heard of the Dorgeshuun?
  • It doesn't really matter
  • Well either way they refused to fight
  • Well I found a brooch underground...
  • Well why not show me both greetings?

They'll argue about minor things just like they did in Goblin Diplomacy, but eventually tell you more about the Dorgeshuun, saying that they disappeared during the God Wars and have not been seen since. The generals will also teach you the Goblin Salute and Goblin Bow emotes. If you haven't done Goblin Diplomacy yet, the conversation changes, and you are prompted to finish that quest before continuing on.

Finding the Lost TribeEdit

Go back to Lumbridge and talk to the duke. He will tell you to further investigate the caves for more clues. Go back into the tunnel.

Dorgeshuun Tunnels

A map of the tunnels.

Go to the junction and you will find a 'symbol' on the rock. Read it and if for example, it says "Goblins of the East", go east. Repeat this at all of the junctions: read the symbols on the rocks, translate them with the goblin history book and follow the instructions. Do not try taking any shortcuts in this part.

If you do not follow the path instructed by the rocks, one of two things will happen:

  1. A rock will fall on top or in front of you (if you're lucky).
  2. You'll fall down a trapdoor and end up in the main part of the Lumbridge swamp caves. If you're using a candle, you're pretty much doomed, since you need a light source to stay alive (Insects will attack you ruthlessly), and the candle will constantly cause gas explosions - so it is recommended to use Lumbridge home teleport, or another teleport (alternatively you can go north, back through the hole you created earlier, using food and prayer as necessary)

It is easier to change the display options to Minimum as the caves will be easier to see, and thus lowering the chances of getting lost.

When you reach the end, you'll find the Dorgeshuun tribe. Do your goblin bow in front of Mistag. He will tell you that the Dorgeshuun are actually peaceful and the Lumbridge kitchen scare was an accident. You'll also learn about the goblins' backstory. Follow Mistag and he will take you back to Lumbridge.

Sigmund's TreacheryEdit

Sigmund is fired

Horacio fires his advisor.

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This is where you find the silverware.

When you tell the duke about the Dorgeshuun and their offering for peace, he won't believe you because some silverware was recently been stolen from the castle basement. Pickpocket Sigmund to get a key and unlock the chest located in the next room to find some H.A.M. robes. Keep them, as you'll need these for Death to the Dorgeshuun, the sequel quest. Enter the H.A.M. Dungeon through the Old Mine Entrance, located north-east of Lumbridge castle, just across the farther bridge over the river, and search the crate near the entrance to find the stolen silverware.

Go back to the Duke with the silverware in your inventory, and tell him you found it in the H.A.M Hideout. The Duke will fire Sigmund for framing the goblins and will give you a signed peace treaty and tell you to get the leader of the Dorgeshuun tribe to sign it as well.

Making PeaceEdit

LostTribe peace treaty

"Your grace, I present Ur-tag, headman of the Dorgeshuun." - the player, at the signing of the treaty.

Go back underground to Mistag. This time, you won't have to navigate through yourself because you'll see a new goblin named Kazgar. He will guide you through the mines, like Mistag did earlier in the quest.

Crossing the mine, talk to Mistag. He'll agree to escort the goblin leader, Ur-Tag to the Lumbridge Castle dining room, with you and Mistag as witnesses of the treaty. In the middle of the signing cutscene, you will find out that Sigmund, clad in full H.A.M. outfit is eavesdropping outside the castle door, but you cannot stop him from laughing cunningly and sliding away.

RewardsEdit

Lost Tribe Reward

Music unlockedEdit

Required for completingEdit

Completion of The Lost Tribe is required for the following:

TranscriptEdit

​​TriviaEdit

Audio options icon
The Peace Treaty (link)
A non-unlockable music track that plays during the final cutscene
  • If you are partially through Recipe for Disaster when you complete this quest, you will automatically be forced to leave the Lumbridge dining room. The guests, Aris and the Culinaromancer re-appear just before you are transported outside.
  • If you have completed Dragon Slayer, Sigmund will use that to help persuade Duke Horacio to allow the investigation.

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