Fairytale I - Growing Pains
|Fairy Tale I - Growing Pains (#99)|
|Released||27 February 2006 (Update)|
|Quest series||Fairy Tale|
|Lead developer(s)||Greg V|
A Fairy Tale I - Growing Pains is a quest following Lost City set in Zanaris, the fairies' world and Gielinor's moon. The quest is focused on the Fairy Queen's encounter with a dangerous tanglefoot and her replacement, the Fairy Godfather.
Details[edit | edit source]
|Start point||Martin the Master Gardener in Draynor Village.|
|Description||Recently, farmers around RuneScape have been noticing some trouble with their farming patches. They just don't seem to have the same yields as before. What could be the source of this malady?|
|Enemies to defeat||Tanglefoot (level 111)|
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Beginning the quest[edit | edit source]
Note: Do not pickpocket Martin the Master Gardener during the quest, or you won't be able to talk to him for 15 minutes of in-game time.
Talk to Martin the Master Gardener, near the marketplace in Draynor Village, to commence the quest. The fastest teleport to the village is with the amulet of glory. Martin will mention that his roses haven't been doing as well as they used to, and he suspects something's wrong. He wants you to ask several other members of G.A.G. (Group of Advanced Gardeners) if they're having the same problems as him.
Gathering information[edit | edit source]
- Frizzy, south of the Falador cabbage patch
- Elstan, just north of Frizzy (if you have no Secateurs yet, you can buy them for 5 coins from Sarah nearby)
- Heskel, at the tree patch in Falador Park
- Dreven, at the bush patch near the Champions' Guild
- Vasquen, north-east of Lumbridge Castle
- Fayeth, just west of the Lumbridge Castle
- Treznor, inside the Varrock Palace grounds
- Alain, at the tree patch in Taverley, east of the house portal
- Taria, just west of the house portal in Rimmington
All of them will say that since recently they have troubles with their crops. They all suspect a different reason for it, though. However, the last gardener you ask will have more interesting explanation, suggesting the fairies might have something to do with it. Speak to Martin again, to whom you suggest the last gardener might have the most accurate reasoning.
Travel to the fairy city of Zanaris. You'll have to enter the city via the shack in the middle of the Lumbridge Swamp, while having a Dramen staff equipped, similar to how you entered the city during the Lost City quest.
Trouble in Zanaris[edit | edit source]
Head to the Fairy Queen's throne room, just south of where you enter the city. However, you will find that the "Fairy Godfather" has replaced the queen. He'll tell you that the queen has fallen to some sort of illness, and that she's under the care of Fairy Nuff. Speak with this fairy in the northwest of the city. She'll give you details about the queen's illness and give you a symptoms list to take to a wizard named Zandar Horfyre, in the Dark Wizards' Tower.
Investigating the illness[edit | edit source]
Travel to Falador and head west to reach the Dark Wizards' Tower. Climb up to the top floor and talk to Zandar, who will take the symptom list and then suggest talking to Malignius Mortifer. This necromancer can be found on the crossroads south of Falador. You can fast travel to him with a skills necklace (to the Crafting Guild).
He'll tell you he could probably help, but wants something from you first. He wants a skull from a grave in the Draynor Manor backyard. Head to the back of the manor and dig up the grave there. In case you have no spade, there is one inside the manor.
Blessed secateurs[edit | edit source]
Items recommended: Mort'ton teleport
Once you have the skull, go back to Malignius and give it to him. He'll tell you that the queen's illness has to do with an evil creature called the Tanglefoot. You'll have to kill it with a pair of enchanted secateurs, as nothing else can damage it. To obtain these, Malignius will tell you to take a pair of secateurs and three randomised items to the Nature Grotto. These three items are chosen from the list below.
Note that these items follow a certain pattern. You'll always need to collect three items that follow each other in the list below (e.g. 4-5-6, 12-13-14). For example, the Mort myre pear (#2) will only be combined with the White berries (#1) and the Mort myre stem (#3) (1-2-3), or the Mort myre stem (#3) and the Mort myre fungus (#4) (2-3-4).
- Warning: Food items can be rotten by ghasts. Either bring a druid pouch, or bring multiple of the required item if traveling through the swamp.
|#||Item||How to obtain||Notes||GE Price|
|1||White berries||Grown from whiteberry seeds (with 59 ); or dropped by a variety of monsters; or obtained from various dangerous spawns||150|
|2||Mort myre pear||Use the "Bloom" option of a silver sickle (b) in Mort Myre||Take care not to accidentally add this to a druid pouch||1,121|
|3||Mort myre stem||370|
|4||Mort myre fungus||394|
|5||Nature talisman||Dropped by a variety of monsters, including monsters with access to the rare drop table||A more reliable way to obtain the talisman is to kill abyssal leeches in the Abyss||1,027|
|6||Clean avantoe||The grimy herb can be dropped by a variety of monsters, or grown from an avantoe seed (with 50 ), then cleaned (with 48 ), cleaned avantoe can be gained from Sorceress's Garden||Ironmen: If you have the grimy variant without the herblore level to clean it, you can take it to Zahur to have it cleaned.||1,695|
|7||Clean irit leaf||The grimy herb can be dropped by a variety of monsters, or grown from an irit seed (with 44 ), then cleaned (with 40 ), cleaned irit leaf can be gained from Sorceress's Garden||Ironmen: If you have the grimy variant without the herblore level to clean it, you can take it to Zahur to have it cleaned.||714|
|8||Blue dragon scale||Spawns in Taverley Dungeon, Corsair Cove Dungeon, and Isle of Souls Dungeon||Bring antifire protection from nearby blue dragons||746|
|9||Proboscis||Dropped by mosquitoes encountered during Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup||Completion of Jungle Potion is required to access Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup||161|
|10||Jangerberries||Free spawn on an ogre island near Yanille, or grown from jangerberry seeds (with 48 )||Bring a druid pouch when taking this item through Mort Myre to the Nature Grotto, as ghasts can turn this into rotten food.||233|
|11||Potato cactus||Grown from potato cactus seeds (with 64 ), or collected from spawns in the Kalphite Lair||Beware of monsters in the Kalphite Lair||541|
|12||Crushed gem||Fail to cut an opal, jade, or red topaz||These gems can be obtained from pickpocketing H.A.M. members ( 15 ), or mined from gem rocks (with 40 and completion of Shilo Village)||Untradeable|
|13||Clean snapdragon||The grimy herb can be dropped by a variety of monsters, or grown from a snapdragon seed (with 62 ), then cleaned (with 59 ); snapdragon is also a reward from the Brimhaven Agility Arena.||Ironmen: If you have the grimy variant without the herblore level to clean it, you can take it to Zahur to have it cleaned.||7,814|
|14||Supercompost||See main article||A quick way for ironman accounts to obtain supercompost is to buy 15 pineapples from a Trader Crewmember and place them into a compost bin.||341|
|15||Clean volencia moss||The grimy herb can be gathered from rocks at Karamja Jungle Mine, then cleaned||Requires partial completion of Jungle Potion to obtain||Untradeable|
|16||Babydragon bones||Dropped by baby dragons||374|
|17||Uncut diamond||Randomly obtained whilst mining, particularly from gem rocks; also dropped by various monsters, including from the rare drop table; may also be randomly obtained from opening caskets or bags full of gems, or by completing certain random events||The Troll Romance quest provides an uncut diamond as a reward.||2,748|
|18||Raw cave eel||Caught in the Lumbridge Swamp Caves (with 38 )||Bring a light source for the caves||396|
|19||Edible seaweed||Spawns on Fossil Island and Mos Le'Harmless, or dropped by a variety of monsters||Bring a druid pouch when taking this item through Mort Myre to the Nature Grotto, as ghasts can turn this into rotten food.||24|
|20||Oyster (unopened)||Dropped by a variety of monsters, or caught using a big fishing net, or through panning at the Digsite||Make sure not to open the oyster||69|
|21||Charcoal||Various general stores, notably Jiminua's Jungle Store. (for 67, or 58 with Karamja gloves 1 or better)||256|
|22||Red vine worm||Dug up in McGrubor's Wood||Bring a spade, and watch for the aggressive guard dogs||Untradeable|
|23||Fat snail||Dropped by bruise blamish snails and blood blamish snails||1,398|
|24||Red spiders' eggs||Various spawns||675|
|25||Raw slimy eel||Caught in Mort Myre and Lumbridge Swamp Caves (with 28 )||Bring a light source if fishing in Lumbridge Swamp Caves||297|
|26||Grapes||Spawn in Cooks' Guild (with 32 )||23|
|27||Uncut ruby||Randomly obtained whilst mining, particularly from gem rocks; also dropped by various monsters, including from the rare drop table; may also be randomly obtained from opening caskets or bags full of gems, or by completing certain random events||The Misthalin Mystery and Troll Romance quests provide uncut rubies as rewards.||1,206|
|28||Jogre bones||Dropped by jogres||979|
|29||King worm||Free spawns in north-west Gnome Stronghold and in Taverley||Bring a druid pouch when taking this item through Mort Myre to the Nature Grotto, as ghasts can turn this into rotten food.||472|
|30||Snape grass||Grown from snape grass seeds (with 61 ), or collected from various spawns||275|
|31||Lime||Buy from Funch's Fine Groceries or Grand Tree Groceries (for 2)||45|
When you finally have the items you need, grab your amulet of ghostspeak and secateurs and travel to the Nature Spirit in the Mort Myre Swamp. He'll bless your secateurs, which will then glow green and turn into the magic secateurs.
Killing the Tanglefoot[edit | edit source]
Head back to Zanaris with your magic secateurs. From the entrance to the city, travel south-west, past the agility shortcuts, to the mysterious ruins of the Cosmic altar. There is a gap on the west side of the room that you can climb through. The Gatekeeper there will let you pass. Inside the tunnel are a couple of baby tanglefoots (level 45). Proceed to the end of the tunnel to stumble upon the level 111 Tanglefoot.
Congratulations! Quest completed!
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- 2 Quest points
- Magic secateurs (increases crop harvests by 10% when Farming)
- 3,500 Farming experience
- 2,000 Attack experience
- 1,000 Magic experience
Required for completing[edit | edit source]
Fairytale I - Growing Pains is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:
Changes[edit | edit source]
|26 November 2015
Typo correction: A double space in the Fairytale I quest.
|15 May -
6 June 2006
The quest was renamed from "A Fairy Tale Pt. 1" to "Fairytale I - Growing Pains".
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- If completing this quest at level 1 Farming, the experience reward is enough to get you to level 17.
- Fairy Nuff put the Queen in the "Tempus fugit" state, which will make the time slow down for the Queen. "Tempus fugit" is Latin, and can be translated to "Time flies".
- Before handing the Symptoms List to Zandar Horfyre, he gets mad at the player for attacking his fellow Dark Wizards, even while having never done so or set foot into his tower beforehand.
- Martin the Master Gardener will also recognise the player as a pickpocket, even if the player has never picked his (or anyone else's) pocket.
- Martin the Master Gardener will not let the player start Fairytale II - Cure a Queen directly after completion, upon speaking with him he says that he needs to plant some crops and wait for them to grow before he rewards the player, and will then scold the player for impatience in the dialogue following, instructing the player to come back later.
- Fairytale I - Growing Pains was released exactly 4 years after Lost City.
- Upon hearing the fifth theory, which pertains to fairies, the player character becomes incredulous to the idea that fairies are not only causing the problem, but also that they even exist, despite the fact that completing Lost City is a prerequisite to even begin this quest.