The Eyes of Glouphrie

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This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.

The Eyes of Glouphrie is a quest revolving around yet another plot against the Grand Tree gnomes, this time not by Glough, but a much more feared figure from gnomish history.

Details[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

The quest start point.
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Head south-west from the Spirit Tree in Tree Gnome Stronghold until you see a quest start point. Enter the cave, and speak to Brimstail. He will ask you to go into the next cave and look at it carefully. Inspect the singing bowl, set in the centre of the cave surrounded by a black circular pothole, and select 'Look-at" on the machine panel next to Oaknock's exchanger; then, hit 'Unlock' (attempt to) Oaknock's Machine. Once you're done with these three actions, in that order, talk to Brimstail again.

Talk to Brimstail again, and he will tell you to go and talk to Hazelmere. Fully finish the dialogue or Hazelmere will not be understood later on. Hazelmere is located on the island chain east of Yanille, there is also a fairy ring directly beside his hut code CLS. You can also use the Watchtower Teleport spell and run east. Another way to reach him is by using the Nightmare Zone minigame teleport and running south-east.

Memories[edit | edit source]

Speak to Hazelmere, located east of Yanille. There's a long conversation, and he will get inside your mind where you can now talk to him. This requires 46 Magic and cannot be boosted. A long cut-scene will follow showing the battle between the gnomes and goblins, with King Healthorg, Oaknock, Glouphrie and Hazelmere fighting alongside. Glouphrie uses his magic to scare away the goblins, and later uses his magic to cover up Argento's death. Oaknock then builds a machine that reverses Glouphrie's magic, revealing that Argento is actually dead to the King. The King, unable to trust Glouphrie, banishes him from the Stronghold, which Glouphrie isn't happy about. Hazelmere will then give you a violet pentagon for the machine.

Sabotage[edit | edit source]

Go back and speak to Brimstail where you will see a shorter cut-scene in which an invisible gnome will sabotage the machine you examined earlier.

You'll need to repair this

Crush your mud rune with the pestle and mortar, and then use it on the bucket of sap to create magic glue. Repair the machine using your maple logs, oak logs and the glue. You will need to have a hammer and a saw in your inventory.

Note: If you did not bring a bucket of sap ahead of time, there is a tree just north of Brimstail's cave, between two Oak trees, that you can extract sap from. Use a knife on it with a bucket in your inventory to extract the sap.

Now, you will have to unlock and restart the machine. For this, you will need more crystal disks—talk to Brimstail to get some from him. You can talk to him multiple times to get more shapes. If you can no longer get disks from Brimstail, drop the disks and talk to him again to get more disks. Alternatively, you can exchange the disks at the exchanger next to the machine.

To work this machine, you have to fit crystal disks to the numbers shown. The numbers will be different for everybody; therefore, you have to solve this mostly yourself. This is how it works:

To the west side is a chart showing the values of each colour.

The crystal is equal to:

The values of each shape and colour.
  • Red: 1
  • Orange: 2
  • Yellow: 3
  • Green: 4
  • Blue: 5
  • Indigo: 6
  • Violet: 7

This value is multiplied by the number of sides each crystal has:

  • Circle has 1 side.
  • Triangle has 3 sides.
  • Square has 4 sides.
  • Pentagon has 5 sides.
  • Example 1: a 4 can be a red square or a green circle (1 * 4)
  • Example 2: a 7 can only be a violet circle (7 * 1)
  • Example 3: a 12 can be a green triangle or a yellow square (4 * 3)

Some of the colours can be easily mixed up, since they are very similar (e.g. blue, indigo and violet). Hover them with your mouse to be sure.

There is a token exchanger on the right-hand side, which allows you to insert various tokens and change them for others of the same value. You cannot exchange more than 35 points worth at a time, but you may exchange a single token for many other lower valued tokens if its value is high enough. You will always receive the same value back, in different tokens. For example, if you need an indigo pentagon (30), and have a violet pentagon (35). Put the violet pentagon into the exchanger, and keep declining the transaction until the machine offers you an indigo pentagon (30) and a red pentagon (5).

Token exchanger

To unlock the machine, you have to create a single disk worth the number of points shown on Oaknock's machine. The numbers are different for everyone. As a general strategy, try and get the smaller numbers and it's easier. Any violet pentagons or similar if not needed may be exchanged for ones of a lower value using the Oaknock's exchanger.

Once unlocked, you need to restart the machine. For this, you will need to fit six separate tokens to three different numbers. Be patient—it can take a while to get all the tokens that you need. You may speak to Brimstail to get more tokens which may make getting the ones you want easier.

Successfully restarting the machine

An example of a completed machine. Note that all the slots need to be filled. In this example, using two violet triangles turned the light green, but still did not work. If this happens, you can just use the exchanger to turn it into two pieces, since the total points stay the same.

Assassination[edit | edit source]

Once you have unlocked the machine, speak to Brimstail again. The once cute creatures are revealed to be evil creatures. After the cut-scene, talk to Brimstail and he will tell you to speak to King Narnode, speak to him before killing the creatures.

Brimstail, shocked by Izzie's true appearance!

There are six creatures in total, and they have 1 Hitpoint each.

1. One by Brimstail (he may kill it for you).
2. One by King Narnode. (You may need to range or mage this one, as it can get stuck behind the trapdoor.)
3. One at the top of the Grand Tree, by the prison. (Do not climb down the ladders immediately after killing the creature—it will not count as a kill.)
4. One by the giant tortoises in the pen north-west of the Grand Tree (north of the toad swamp).
5. One by the Gnome Stronghold Spirit Tree.
6. One by the entrance to the Gnome Stronghold. Go south from the Grand Tree, down the ramp and keep walking to the main entrance of the Stronghold.

Note: If Brimstail kills the evil creature, or if you mess up a creature kill count at any time, the last Evil Creature will spawn at the entrance to Gnome Stronghold.

Talk to King Narnode, and he will reward you.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of The Eyes of Glouphrie is required for the following:

Update history[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 November 2020

The hand displayed when operating Oaknock's machines in The Eyes of Glouphrie now matches your character's skin tone.

4 April 2013

A problem with Oaknock's machine has been fixed.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The goblin army seen during the quest from the western side of the Burthorpe Games Room.
  • "Anima Mundi" is Latin for "the soul of the world".
  • If you have started Monkey Madness I, you'll mention Karam's camouflage when talking to Brimstail after the machine has been sabotaged.
  • If, by misunderstanding, you grind up pure essence and add it to the sap instead of mud runes, you will end up with a bucket of weird gloop.
  • The area where the cutscene from the quest takes place in can be seen from the western side of the Burthorpe Games Room by using an oculus orb. As the gnome and goblin armies are not classified as NPCs by the game, they can be seen as well.
  • The original sequel to this quest, The Path of Glouphrie, exists in the archive but has not been added to the live game.
  • The name of the quest refers to the spies Glouphrie sent to the stronghold that the adventurer helps defeat.
  • Examining Oaknock during one of the cutscene provides the statement "Can he build it? Yes he can!" which is a reference to the animated children's show Bob the Builder.