A Porcine of Interest

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A Porcine of Interest (#146)
A Porcine of Interest.png
Released 10 September 2020 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series None
Official difficulty Novice
Lead developer(s) Mod Mack, Mod Ry

A Porcine of Interest is a quest designed to introduce players to the Slayer skill. It added a new slayer master, Spria, to the game as well as a new monster, the Sourhog.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointQuest point icon.png Read the town notice board in Draynor Village, behind Fortunato's Wine Shop.
Official difficultyNovice
DescriptionAh, the Falador Farm - filled with cabbages, cows, and even a sleepy sheepdog. A peaceful place, where you can learn to churn butter, give a dog a bone, or purchase various Farming supplies. What was once a place of happiness, joy and wholesome dairy goods has of late become dominated by a vile presence. Each morning Sarah wakes to find her crops destroyed, her cows cowering, and her loyal sheepdog looking... sheepish.

She's had enough, but she thinks she's got the culprit on the trot. Can you help her track down... A Porcine of Interest?
Official lengthVery Short
Requirements None
Items required
Enemies to defeat Sourhog (level 37)

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

Items needed: None
Items recommended: Amulet of glory, Explorer's ring 2 or above, stamina potion
Sarah chathead.png

Begin the quest by reading the notice board on the wall behind Fortunato's Wine Stall. A bounty on a "troublesome monster" by Sarah will catch your eye. Begin the quest, and make your way to Sarah in the Falador Farm.

Talk to Sarah, who explains that she was making her monthly delivery to The Sheared Ram when she was attacked by a hulking monster near the crossroads north of Draynor Village, where she lost her cart of farm produce.

The scene of the crime[edit | edit source]

Items needed: Rope, Ned sells these for 15gp in Draynor Village.
The produce cart which Sarah left behind during the attack.

Make your way to the crossroads north of Draynor Village and investigate the cart there. Then, follow the trail of farming produce and broken dead trees north-east until you reach a strange hole next to the River Lum. Use your rope on the hole and climb down.

Upon entering the cave, walk to the very end of the cave, where you'll find a skeleton. Inspect the skeleton to find that it has been gnawed clean, alongside a scrawled note:

This is what I get for exploring uncharted caves. Looks like I'm trapped down here - My entry rope slipped off and now there's nowhere to go but deeper. I think I'd be safer just waiting and praying for rescue. If anyone finds this, get out while you can.
The Pig Thing attacks!

Suddenly, a Pig Thing attacks you, spitting acid and rendering you unconscious. Luckily, Spria arrives and brings you to her house. NOTE: Chasing a kitten during the cutscene will end the cutscene returning you to the beginning of the cave with no way to recover the lost kitten. Clicking the ground during the cutscene will also return you to the beginning.

Speak to Spria, who tells you that the monster is a Sourhog, a creature made through a magical experiment and whose saliva is extremely acidic. She will give you a pair of reinforced goggles to protect you from its acid attack, and tells you that its thick hide gives it a resistance to slashing and magical attacks. She will tell you to kill the sourhog and claim Sarah's bounty, and return to her once you do so.

Bringing Home the Bacon[edit | edit source]

Items needed: Reinforced goggles and combat equipment. (Optional: Knife or slash weapon, except abyssal whip and dragon claws)
A player fights the Sourhog.

Return to the Sourhog Cave, and defeat the Sourhog. It is level 37, so lower leveled players should bring some food. As stated by Spria, it is weak to stab and ranged-style weapons. To kill it with rings of recoil, 1 damage must be dealt by the player for kill credit. This particular Sourhog is immune to poison.

Upon killing the Sourhog, use a knife or slashing weapon to obtain a Sourhog foot, which you'll need as proof to collect Sarah's bounty. If you do not have a knife or slashing weapon, you may use the bronze scimitar that spawns near the skeleton at the end of the cave.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

Items needed: Sourhog foot

Return to Sarah, where she'll reward you with 5,000 coins and tell you a strange woman in a hood came to ask her about the job. The woman she refers to is Spria, whom you were told to return to once you collected your bounty.

Speak to Spria in her house in Draynor Village to finish the quest.

Congratulations, quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

A Porcine of Interest reward scroll.png

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Name Unlock details Music track
Safety in Numbers Unlocked in the Sourhog Cave

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This article on a quest has an associated dialogue page.
Click here for a transcript of possible conversations encountered throughout the quest.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quest's name is a play on the term "A person of interest", referring to someone who authorities believe might have information pertinent to a crime. "Porcine" (pronounced similar to person) means like a pig (in the same way feline means like a cat)
  • If the player is wearing gnome goggles when attacked by the Pig Thing, the player will say "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!", a reference to The Simpsons episode "Radioactive Man".
  • If you examine the Sourhog after killing it, the examine text will read "The pigger they are...", a reference to the phrase "The bigger they are, the harder they fall".