Heroes' Quest

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The Heroes' Quest is a quest that gives access to the Heroes' Guild in Burthorpe, by completing the guildmaster's rigorous initiation test.

Details[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Talk to Achietties outside the Heroes' Guild (in Burthorpe) about joining the guild. She will tell you that in order to get in you need to give her three items: a fire feather from an Entrana firebird, a cooked lava eel, and a Master Thieves' Armband.

Master Thieves' armband[edit | edit source]

For this part of the quest, you will need the help of a player of the opposite gang. Players that have completed the quest may go back and help others. For finding a quest partner, the Minigame Group Finder is useful. You can also usually find a partner on the clan chat 'Osrs Soa' during peak hours.

Note: You do not need to meet the quest's skill requirements (Cooking, Fishing, and Herblore, (Only one person can mine the rock slide in order to obtain the Ice Gloves so the level 50 Mining is required)) in order to complete this part of the quest. This means that you can obtain help from someone who does meet these requirements, or complete it ahead of time yourself if you do meet those requirements. You can also partner up with someone if you have finished the quest - see Trivia for more details.
Note: Traded Pete's candlesticks will not be accepted if the presenter did not kill Grip. As such, do not get scammed into buying or taking free candlesticks unless you are a Phoenix Gang member and can kill Grip. Black Arm gang members can never kill Grip so they should not accept traded candlesticks under any circumstances. Likewise, a miscellaneous key without a Black Arm to lure Grip is useless. Do not get scammed into buying Miscellaneous keys.

Black Arm Gang member[edit | edit source]

Items required: A black full helm, a black platebody and black platelegs.

The location of ScarFace Pete's mansion in Brimhaven.

The black full helm and black platelegs can be purchased from the Champions' Guild and the black platebody can be obtained from Horvik's Armour Shop in Varrock. Note: A black plateskirt or trimmed black armour will not work, whether your character is female or not.

Go to Varrock and talk to Katrine who is just west of the south Varrock entrance. She will tell you the gang's password which is "four leaved clover". She will also tell you that you have to steal ScarFace Pete's candlesticks who is in Brimhaven.

Go to Brimhaven and find the gang office, which is the building along the fence, east of the bar and south of the Agility Arena. Wearing your black armour, talk to Trobert in the building south of the agility arena. He will give you some id papers, which you will need to get into ScarFace Pete's mansion.

Equip the black full helm, black platebody and black platelegs; then, go to the mansion. When you try to enter ScarFace Pete's Mansion, you will be stopped by Garv. Show him the id papers, and he will let you pass. Once inside, talk to Grip and ask him what your duties involve; then, ask him if there is anything you can do. He will give you a miscellaneous key (has to be done for those who've already done the quest if the key isn't banked). Leave the building and give the key to your Phoenix Gang partner.

If Grip won't hand you the key, it is because you have one in your inventory or in the bank. Since the miscellaneous key is tradeable, players often drop them in banks and other players will pick them up.

A player attacking Grip.

Back inside, head into the northeastern room of the entrance. Wait for your partner to be on the other side of the wall (on the east side); then, search the cupboard. A guard will tell you that Grip really doesn't like his drinks being touched; ignore the guard's comments. Grip will then come into the room, yelling at you to get your hands off them.

Your Phoenix Gang partner will then kill Grip through the slot in the hidden room. If Grip backs away from your partner, search the cupboard again to get him back into position. Once he dies, pick up the key he drops. Grip will avoid walking through other characters and will always prioritise heading west in the room when struck so it is advised to create a path free of guards (you may kill the guards) into the room and make sure that there is space for Grip to walk west in the room. Otherwise, Grip will exit the room and you will have to search the cupboard again.

Using the key, go to the treasure room (the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] room with coins on the floor next to the stair case in the North-West corner) and open the North chest in the first room to receive two candlesticks. Give one candlestick to your Phoenix Gang partner. Go back to Varrock and talk to Katrine. She will give you the Thieves' armband.

Note: The door to the treasure room will not open and give you a message if you attempt to open it with Grip's keyring without having obtained a miscellaneous key at least once.
Note: The chest containing Pete's Candlesticks (position to the North), will be empty if you have a Pete's Candlestick in your inventory or bank. If you have a traded Pete's Candlestick in the bank, you will need to discard it then come back to search this chest as you will not be able to turn in a traded Pete's Candlestick to Katrine at any time.
Note: Be sure to pick up the candlesticks yourself; otherwise, Katrine will say you weren't the one to retrieve the candlestick and you will have to go back to do it all over again.

Phoenix Gang member[edit | edit source]

Items required: A ranged weapon and ammo (brutal arrows will not work) or runes for Magic.

Head to Varrock, and speak to Straven at the hideout to get the password for Alfonse. Get a bow and arrows (or magic gear if using magic) before heading to Brimhaven. First, get the miscellaneous key from your Black Arm Gang partner.

Go to The Shrimp and Parrot bar (not the southern bar) in Brimhaven. Once you are there, talk to Alfonse the waiter and then to Charlie the cook. Give them the password. Charlie the cook will tell you about secret wall that you are able to push. The pushable wall is in the kitchen, same place as where Charlie is, near where you will see some guard dogs.

Head north-west and enter the mansion's eastern door. Once inside, use the miscellaneous key on the northern door. This brings you in a closet with a window into a room with a cupboard. Shoot through the hole in the wall at Grip and kill him with Ranged or Magic. He will drop the key for your Black Arm Gang partner.

Your Black Arm Gang partner will get two candlesticks and should trade you one of them.

Note: You must kill Grip! If you don't, Straven will NOT accept your candlestick. Don't buy it or the key off other players as shortcut, you can't kill Grip alone.

Go back to Varrock, and talk to Straven to get the Thieves' armband.

Fire feather[edit | edit source]

Items required: Ice gloves, or a pickaxe and combat equipment if you do not already own a pair. Dwarven Stout if boosting mining.

Recommended: Energy/stamina potions.

In order to pick up the fire feather, you'll need ice gloves. They are dropped by the level 111 Ice Queen located underneath White Wolf Mountain.

Compass pointing north; location of the rockslide to get into the lair.

If you do not already own Ice gloves, go to White Wolf Mountain (east of Catherby, west of Taverley), to the rock slide on the north side. It can be found just north-west of the Gnome glider. Otherwise, enter the mountain at the southern entrance, and walk or run north until you come to the rock slide.

Use a pickaxe on the rock slide and go through it (this requires 50 Mining). Once you are through, you will be near level 57 ice warriors and three ladders.

Use the southern ladder and go down the southwestern tunnel. Go up the ladder just after the tunnel bends north. Once you go up, you will see level 53 ice giants there. Take the eastern ladder down. Go north through the long tunnel with level 61 ice spiders and ice giants (the spiders in the tunnel do not show up on minimap). The tunnel makes a loop and ends at a ladder. Go up the ladder, then go down the other. Continue down the tunnel until it opens up into a large room full of ice warriors and the Ice Queen. Be careful because this is a multicombat area, so you will be attacked by multiple enemies at once!

If you stand behind the throne, you can avoid the ice warriors and can still attack the Ice Queen if positioned right. Kill her and she will drop the ice gloves. Once you have the gloves, exit using the same route back or teleport out.

If you already have a pair of ice gloves, bank your weapons and armour, but keep your ice gloves. Head to Port Sarim. While you're in Port Sarim, talk to Gerrant to get blamish snail slime (see cooked lava eel section below). From there, walk to the dock and talk to the Monk of Entrana to travel to Entrana or teleport to Castle Wars and use the hot air balloon to go there. Go to the northeastern part of the island to find the Entrana firebird. Kill it. When you're done it will drop the fire feather. Make sure to have the ice gloves equipped before picking it up.

Cooked lava eel[edit | edit source]

Items required: A fishing rod, fishing bait, harralander potion (unf) (or a harralander and vial of water), fishing boost (if needed), other items depending on chosen location (see below).

Recommended: energy/stamina potions. If you do not have 25 herblore, bring your botanical pie.

Go to Port Sarim and talk to Gerrant at the fishing shop. He will give you a bottle of blamish snail slime. Once you have the items, use the Harralander with the vial of water and then the unfinished potion with the blamish snail slime (this is the portion that requires 25 Herblore). Right-click the blamish oil and use it on a normal fishing rod to get an oily fishing rod.

There are two possible locations where you can catch lava eels: the Taverley Dungeon or the Wilderness Lava Maze. It is highly recommended that you go to Taverley Dungeon as it only takes about two extra minutes to walk the long way and reach the lava eel fishing spot (if you don't have 70 or 63 Agility to skip the throwing axe room), but is much safer than travelling to levels 40-45 in the Wilderness to reach the Lava Maze and may be well worth it considering you will have to start over again and recollect supplies if you get pk'ed at the Lava Maze. Don't forget your dusty key, anti-dragon shield, and antifire potion if you are going the Taverley Dungeon route! Also, don't forget your fishing boost such as an Admiral pie for either route if you require it.

Taverley Dungeon[edit | edit source]

Items required: The Dusty key (if you don't have 70 Agility) - can be obtained in the dungeon, oily fishing rod, bait, fishing boost if using.

Recommended: The anti-dragon shield or a dragonfire shield and antifire potion. Also bring Food if low level.

Routes to the lava eels and dusty key.

Bring your fishing rod, bait, and other items. Take the balloon to Taverley, or teleport to Falador and walk west over the Agility shortcut (requires 5 Agility) or through the main gate, or teleport to your house if it is in Taverley.

If you have 70 Agility (which can be boosted), enter the pipe (be sure to wear your anti-dragon shield) and run south. The fishing spot is near some baby blue dragons and catch a few lava eels.

If you don't have 70 Agility, follow the magenta path on the image to the right. Walk through the dungeon and use the Dusty key on the door between the lesser demons and blue dragons. If you have 63 Agility, you can save a bit of time by squeezing through loose railings to go straight to the lesser demon area.

If you don't have the dusty key, go past the bridge, continue south-west past the Hill Giants, and you will enter a fortress with a few black knights. Go to the east into a jail, kill the jailer, and then pick up his key. Use it with the jail cell holding Velrak the explorer. Ask him if there are any good places to explore to get the dusty key. Head back north past the hill giants and follow the magenta path to the fishing spot. Use the key on the door between the lesser demons and blue dragons. The fishing spot is near some baby blue dragons; from here, catch a lava eel.

Lava Maze[edit | edit source]

Items required: A knife or a slash weapon (use any Wilderness sword for fastest completion), oily fishing rod, fishing bait, fishing boost if using.

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Warning: The Lava Maze is located in deep Wilderness. Beware of any player killers. They can commonly be found at the maze and will most likely have the level range to pk you. You may likely lose any quest items you are carrying and may end up needing to gather the items to make another oily fishing rod. Make sure to bring some food in case someone does try to kill you and make sure you are ready to fight!

At this point, travel to the nearest bank and stash anything that you don't intend on losing in wildy.

If you're going to the fishing spot in the Lava Maze, there are several methods to reach there:

Make your way through the aggressive black knights at the entrance. Make your way through the maze until the fishing icon appears on your minimap. This is where the lava eels are caught.

Fishing a lava eel here will also complete a Hard Wilderness Diary objective.

Cooking the Eel[edit | edit source]

Once you catch a raw lava eel, cook it over a fire or a range (Cooking 53+ Cooking). You can boost your cooking level with a Chef's delight (Cooking 51+ Cooking) or Chef's delight(m) (Cooking 49+ Cooking).

Note: Lava eels do not burn when cooked. Do not worry about obtaining multiple eels if you are worried about burning one.

Quest end[edit | edit source]

Go back to the Heroes' Guild, talk to Achietties outside and give her the three collected items.

Congratulations! Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Required for completing[edit | edit source]

The following require the completion of Heroes’ Quest.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If you have completed the quest and are a part of the Black Arm Gang, you have the ability to help others who have not completed the quest and are members of the Phoenix Gang. First, you can enter the mansion without your full black armour and ask Grip for another miscellaneous key for your partner - to get another key, first ask him what your duties involve before asking "what can I do now?". Open the cabinet and allow Grip to walk into the room. Shut the door and trap him and the Phoenix Gang member must kill Grip. This will update their quest journal for the Heroes' Quest.
  • Members of the Phoenix Gang who have already completed the quest also have the ability to help others who have not, and are members of the Black Arm Gang. Either use the miscellaneous key received while completing the quest initially, or get a new one from the Black Arm Gang member. Return through The Shrimp and Parrot bar to the kitchen, and then through the secret panel. Head past the guard dogs again and into mansion. Use the miscellaneous key on the door, and kill Grip once the Black Arm Gang member has lured him into position.
  • After Grip is killed and before he respawns if the player searches the cupboard they will find Whisky.
  • Heroes' Quest was the first quest to have other quests specifically required to be completed, although Black Knights' Fortress and Dragon Slayer I had quest point requirements first.
  • Other than Crafting, Magic and Prayer, Heroes' Quest gives experience rewards to all skills that were in the game at the time of its release.