Architectural Alliance is a miniquest released on 3 March 2016. Centring around the architects of the five cities of Great Kourend, the player must earn the trust of these five architects to rebuild the statue of King Rada I, the first king of Great Kourend, after it was destroyed by a devastating storm.
|Start point||Speak to Hosa in the centre of Great Kourend.|
|Official difficulty||Unknown edit|
|Official length||Very Long - Will take more than 2 hours + 16 hours of waiting if making Dynamite for Lovakengj favour|
Various items required for gaining favour in each House.
|Enemies to defeat||Lizardmen (optional)|
- 1 Walkthrough
- 2 Gaining favour
- 2.1 Arceuus
- 2.2 Port Piscarilius
- 2.3 Lovakengj
- 2.4 Shayzien
- 2.5 Hosidius
- 3 Finishing up
- 4 Trivia
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
A player must speak with Hosa by the statue of King Rada I in Great Kourend to start the miniquest. Hosa, the Hosidius architect, explains that he wishes to rebuild the statue of King Rada I in the Kourend Castle courtyard after it was heavily damaged in a storm. However, he is unable to receive the assistance of the other architects in their respective cities, and requests that you do so for him.
In order to receive the assistance of a Great Kourend architect, players need to speak with them once they gain 100% favour in their respective city. Once players have spoken to an architect, they will then appear at the statue. In order to complete the miniquest and rebuild the statue of King Rada, players must gain 100% favour in all Houses.
The location of the architects are as follows:
Gaining favour[edit | edit source]
Before beginning the miniquest, it is recommended that players complete the Client of Kourend quest. Completing it will give players a Kourend favour certificate, which gives players a head start by granting 20% city favour of the player's choosing.
The player can gain favour in a city in any order and can change between cities as they wish without consequence.
If players have not completed any Kourend quest, nor gained any favour yet, the following order can be used to gain 100% favour in all houses within around 7 hours. Note that this may not be the fastest or most efficient order. This method also takes useful unlocks such as the Kourend Castle Teleport spell and various other transportation methods within Great Kourend into account. Also note that some steps may not be feasible or efficient for ironmen. This method requires at least the following stats, including those needed for certain quests:
|Complete Client of Kourend. Distribute the rewarded 20% favour to Piscarilius.||Piscarilius|
|Complete The Queen of Thieves for another 10%.||Piscarilius|
|Hunt sandworms until you reach 100% in Piscarilius.||Piscarilius|
|Heal wounded soldiers in the Shayzien infirmary until you have 5% favour in Shayzien.||Shayzien|
|Kill lizardmen until you reach 30% in Shayzien (try to obtain Xeric's talisman by killing lizardmen if you haven't already).||Shayzien|
|Complete Tale of the Righteous for another 10%.||Shayzien|
|At 40% favour, tackle organized crime until you reach 100% favour. It is much faster than killing lizardmen, and you can hop worlds once you find a meeting to easily earn more favour.||Shayzien|
|Assist library customers in the Arceuus Library until you have 20% Arceuus Favour (continue searching for books until you find Transportation incantations to unlock the Kourend Castle Teleport spell). World 10 is recommended, as this is the unofficial world for group Kourend activities.||Arceuus|
|Complete The Ascent of Arceuus for an additional 10% favour.||Arceuus|
|Continue assisting library customers in the Arceuus Library until you have 100% Arceuus favour.||Arceuus|
|Mine volcanic sulphur until you reach 65% favour.||Lovakengj|
|Complete The Forsaken Tower for an additional 10% favour.||Lovakengj|
|Talk to Miriam and deliver the five minecart control scrolls to the minecart operators to reach 100% favour.||Lovakengj|
|Plough the fields in Hosidius until you reach 5% (bring a hammer).||Hosidius|
|Buy 850 saltpetre and compost. Combine 150 of them and talk to the Clerk to reach 20% favour.||Hosidius|
|Complete The Depths of Despair for an additional 10% favour.||Hosidius|
|Create another 700 sulphurous fertiliser and talk to the Clerk to reach 100% favour.||Hosidius|
Arceuus[edit | edit source]
Earning the favour of the Arceuus can be done by assisting Arceuus residents with expanding their knowledge, mining dense essence blocks and using the Arceuus spellbook to reanimate creatures. Once earning 100% Arceuus favour, players are able to runecraft blood and soul runes at their respective altars if players have level 77 and 90 Runecraft respectively.
Assisting library customers
Because of the Arceuus Library's unhelpful librarian, Logosia, customers in the library are having trouble finding the texts they seek. Players can speak to Sam, Professor Gracklebone or Villia to search bookcases for books or scrolls around the library for them. To help narrow down where to search, talk to Biblia, the assistant librarian found at the top floor of the library. She wanders around the northern parts of the library.
Note that if a player is required to find either of the books Transportation Incantations or Soul journey, it is recommended to read them, as doing so will unlock the Kourend Castle Teleport spell and start the Bear your Soul miniquest respectively.
Once the text is found and returned to the respective NPC, players are rewarded with a book of arcane knowledge and 2.5% favour. Speak to another NPC looking for assistance, as the NPC you already helped will be busy reading the book/scroll you gave them.
The Ascent of Arceuus
Once players reach 20% favour, they can speak to Mori in the centre of Arceuus to start the The Ascent of Arceuus quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend and level 12 Hunter. Completion of the quest will grant an Arceuus favour certificate worth 10% favour.
Seeking dark knowledge
Once players reach 20% favour, they can speak to Horphis, an Arceuus wizard, who will ask players to collect dark manuscripts found within the library. Players can again speak to Biblia to narrow down the location of the dark manuscripts and the books.
Unlike the books, multiple manuscripts can be obtained without constantly returning to Horphis. Each manuscript given rewards a book of arcane knowledge and 5% favour.
Mining dense essence blocks
Once players reach 25% favour, they will be able to mine dense essence blocks within the dense runestone mine, located east of the Dark Altar. Make sure you bring a chisel as well as a pickaxe and have level 38 in crafting and mining.
Players can turn in dense essence blocks to Clerris, rewarding 0.1% favour for every block handed in. This is not recommended to gain favour, as it is extremely slow compared to assisting Arceuus Library customers.
General tips and additional information
- As this involves a lot of running, players should wear lightweight gear (e.g. full Graceful) and bring a few Super energy or Stamina potions.
- Most players spend most of their time earning favour at the library since it is the fastest method, which takes about two hours to gain 100% favour from zero.
- Always speak to Biblia, who roams the corridor on the top floor, for help with finding books and manuscripts.
- At 20% favour, it is strongly recommended to focus on manuscripts while doing book runs along the way only if they pose no inconvenience or entail going out of the way.
- Stockpiling manuscripts saves time, but it helps to turn them in if going to past Horphis.
- You can stockpile books and scrolls by returning to the location of the most recent request and grabbing another copy after handing the original in.
- Even while remaining on the same world, the locations of books and manuscripts changes around every 80-100 minutes.
- Sharing the locations of books and manuscripts with other players allows you to find them much more quickly. The best world to do this on is 310, the Kourend Group Activity world.
- If you plan to reanimate ensouled heads, it would be wisest to start reanimating at 60% favour. This is because reanimation also increases Arceuus favour is a more efficient way of reaching 100% while simultaneously training prayer and magic.
Port Piscarilius[edit | edit source]
Earning Piscarilius favour can be done by assisting with repairing the fishing cranes, taking fish to the market, hunting grubs on the beach and stealing artefacts from houses.
Players are recommended to use their Kourend favour certificate obtained from completing Client of Kourend on Piscarilius favour, as the activities prior to obtaining 20% favour are far more tedious compared to other cities.
Repairing fishing cranes
There are five fishing cranes found throughout Port Piscarilius that consistently break, and must be repaired. Two are found in front of the foodhall and is closest to the bank.
In order to repair fishing cranes, players must be at least level 30 Crafting and will receive three times their Crafting level in Crafting experience after each crane is repaired.
The more people that are working, the faster the crane gets repaired, so it is recommended to repair cranes with other people, likely found in busier worlds. If you cannot find other players, repair the same crane that the dock worker is repairing.
It's recommended to stay at the two cranes by the general store. Don't bother hopping worlds, they break again very quickly, it's better to stay with the crowd.
It takes three planks and up to 100 nails (depending on the type you used) to repair one crane. 120 planks and ~1000 steel or ~600 mithril nails are enough to get 20% favour.
Note for Ultimate Ironmen: The easiest way to gather planks is to use the Lovakengj Minecart Network to travel to the Woodcutting Guild, cut regular trees, turn them into planks at the sawmill, and take the minecart back to the Piscarilius area.
Taking fresh fish to Frankie
Once players reach 15% favour, players with level 15 Fishing can assist Frankie in delivering fresh fish to the cooling chest inside his store for favour. Fresh fish degrades into nothing after a minute or so, so players must be fast.
It is recommended to collect fresh fish from the three barrels directly west of Frankie. Players can pick up around 20 fresh fish before they start disappearing (but you can do 25 if you are good at it). Players gain an average of 0.4% favour per delivery, and are granted some Fishing experience as well.
The Queen of Thieves
Once players reach 20% favour, they can start the The Queen of Thieves quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend and level 20 Thieving. Completion of the quest will grant a Piscarilius favour certificate worth 10% favour.
Once players reach 30% favour, players with level 15 in Hunter can hunt for sandworms (10 Hunter xp per find) in the area north of Tynan's Fishing Supplies. Doing so requires a spade and at least five buckets. Each bucket of sandworms delivered to Tynan rewards around 0.3% favour. The shop also has a large stock of buckets. It's recommended to bring coins, as he will take the bucket instead of emptying them.
After the rate at which sandworms are caught was increased in the update of November 3 2016, the chance of obtaining sandworms is between 65% and 75%.
In order to dig up the worms faster, a technique can be used to save 1-2 game ticks per action. Click *walk here* on the square that the sandworms are showing, and then quickly click on the spade item in your inventory. Once the animation begins, the player can begin running to the next location. If the worms are clicked on directly, the player will run adjacent to the worms, then WALK on top of them, and then begin digging, which is quite a bit slower.
Stealing artefacts from houses
Once players reach 75% favour, players with level 49 in Thieving can talk to Captain Khaled in the huge building south-east of the bank to get an assignment. Players will need a lockpick to pick the lock on the drawers, and they will have to avoid being caught by the patrolmen. A successful heist awards a few hundred coins, and 2% Piscarilius favour. In addition you earn 750 Thieving xp for successfully picking the lock and retrieving the artefact and additional Thieving xp equal to 40 times your thieving level for safely delivering the artefact to Captain Khaled. Note, if you logout or teleport after acquiring the artefact but before you safely deliver it you will report to Khaled that you lost the item and will have to get another task.
General tips and additional information
- Earning 100% favour will take players several hours if doing cranes or fresh fish.
- Players can bring noted planks and money to sell and buy back an inventory's worth of planks using the general store, but beware of others doing the same as they could also buy your planks.
- Always use the west-to-east method when collecting fresh fish, and leaving 20 inventory slots open will help you remember when to deliver your fish.
- After the buff was applied to the rate of obtaining sandworms, it is recommended to dig sandworms from 30% to 100% favour. Collecting a full inventory of sandworms takes a couple of minutes and nets you around 8% favour, so it's quite a bit faster than the other methods.
Lovakengj[edit | edit source]
Earning favour with Lovakengj requires you to assist in the collecting of resources for blast mining and the creation of armour. Blast mining will allow players to get ores at an accelerated rate, but only if they choose to invest their time with Lovakengj.
Dynamite is used in the Lovakengj mining operations. It is created from volcanic sulphur, juniper charcoal, saltpetre and a pot, then using the resulting dynamite pot with a ball of wool. Adding the wool to the dynamite gives 0.1% favour.
Volcanic sulphur, requiring level 42 Mining to mine, is found at the sulphur mine in the north-west part of Lovakengj. A gas mask, face mask or slayer helmet/(i) is required when mining here! If the player is not wearing either of the items, then they are told "You'll choke on the fumes if you try to mine without protection". Each volcanic sulphur mined grants an average of 0.037% favour. Make sure to bring food when mining large amounts of volcanic sulphur, as the sulphur clouds will still deal rapid damage when nearby, even through a gas mask or face mask.
Juniper charcoal is created by adding juniper logs (located by the saltpetre mines, and requires 42 Woodcutting to chop) to one of the charcoal burners on the beach next to the bank (max 60 per furnace) then light it and pay Smoggy 600 coins (per furnace) to watch over the process for you. This takes about 16–17 hours, and when it is complete the player will receive 50 charcoal per log they put in the furnace, producing 3,000 juniper charcoal per furnace.
Saltpetre can be found in the area south of the Hosidius bank, and will spawn in one of five possible locations within the area, and moves once the deposit is depleted. A spade is required to gather saltpetre. A helpful tip is that Konoo, a saltpetre digger, will be located wherever the latest saltpetre deposit is located. It can also be purchased in the Grand Exchange relatively cheaply. It is also a possible reward from Wintertodt and Chambers of Xeric.
Empty pots can be purchased in bulk in Toothy's Pickaxes, a store next to the bank chest near the sulphur mine.
In total, a player will need to make approximately 239 dynamite to reach 30% favour, taking into account the small amounts of favour gained for mining volcanic sulphur. To achieve 40% percent for the elite clue scroll, it takes about 318 dynamite.
To gain 75% favour, raised to 100% by delivering all five minecart control scroll, will take approximately 567 dynamite including the favour from mining sulphur. An additional 10% Lovakengj favour can be obtained by completing The Forsaken Tower (requires completion of Client of Kourend and 20% Lovakengj favour), lowering the amount to approximately 476 dynamite. Alternatively, one can mine about 2710 sulphur to get from 0% to 100% favour.
The Forsaken Tower
Once players reach 20% favour, they can start the The Forsaken Tower quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend, and completion of the quest will grant a Lovakengj favour certificate worth 10% favour.
Making Shayzien supply armour
Once players have 30% favour, they will receive permission to mine in the lovakite mine, where lovakite ore can be found. These ores along with 2 coal for each ore, are then smelted in a special furnace south of the Blast Mine (or usage of the Superheat Item spell) into lovakite bars to smith Shayzien supply armour. Players require level 65 in Mining to mine lovakite, and level 45 Smithing to smelt the ore.
Players can smith various tiers of the supply armour depending on their Smithing level, and turn in the armour pieces to various armourers found throughout Lovakengj. Mining and Smithing experience will also be given as a reward.
However, by smithing a set of supply armour, consisting of a helm, platebody, greaves, gloves, and boots, players will gain larger amounts of favour by packing them into a Shayzien supply crate, found within drawers in the houses of armourers. It takes 11 bars to make one full set of armour.
The tier players are able to smith are dependent on their Smithing level and the amount of favour players have:
- At 30%, players can smith tier 1 supply armour for the armourer (tier 1). Handing in tier 1 supply crates earns 1.5% favour per crate turned in. Full set requires 53 Smithing.
- At 40%, players can smith tier 2 supply armour for the armourer (tier 2). Handing in tier 2 supply crates earns 3% favour per crate turned in. Full set requires 63 Smithing.
- At 50%, players can smith tier 3 supply armour for the armourer (tier 3). Handing in tier 3 supply crates earns 4.5% favour per crate turned in. Full set requires 73 Smithing.
- At 60%, players can smith tier 4 supply armour for the armourer (tier 4). Handing in tier 4 supply crates earns 6% favour per crate turned in. Full set requires 83 Smithing.
- At 70%, players can smith tier 5 supply armour for the armourer (tier 5). Handing in tier 5 supply crates earns 7.5% favour per crate turned in. Full set requires 93 Smithing.
Delivering minecart control scrolls
Once players reach 65% favour, they may speak to Miriam south of the southern Lovakengj bank to unlock the Lovakengj Minecart Network. Players must deliver five minecart control scrolls to five different locations throughout Great Kourend. Each scroll delivered grants the player 5% favour, with a maximum of 25% available.
Shayzien[edit | edit source]
Earning Shayzien favour will allow you to fight lizardmen, tackle organised crime in the kingdom to help keep order and earn tiers 1-5 Shayzien armour through the combat ring as the player earns more favour.
Healing wounded soldiers
Wounded soldiers can be found in the Infirmary. In order to heal the soldiers, players must use Shayzien medpacks on them, which are found in the small tent west of the infirmary. Players are given 0.1% favour for every healed soldier.
Players can rotate between the soldiers upstairs and downstairs. By the time the player heals all the soldiers upstairs, the soldiers downstairs will need healing once more. It is a free but somewhat slow way to gain Shayzien favour.
Once players have 5% favour, they are able to enter the Lizardman Canyon to kill lizardmen and their brute counterparts, who can inflict poison. Each lizardman killed gives the player 0.1% Shayzien favour. There are two sections in the canyon; the west, where Lizardman shamans reside in, and the east where there are just lizardmen and lizardmen brutes.
The west side is locked and is only accessible once 100% Shayzien favour is obtained. One can quickly gain a lot of favour by cannoning lizardmen in the multi-combat areas of the canyon, though it can be somewhat costly. At 80 Ranged, it takes about 3000 cannonballs to get 100% favour. Alternatively, with completion of Desert Treasure and moderately high Defence, one can equip melee armour and repeatedly cast Blood Burst on very large amounts of Lizardmen in the eastern part of the Canyon to earn kills. Lizardmen have a 1/250 chance of dropping a Xeric's talisman (this is increased to a 1/125 chance with completion of the easy Kourend & Kebos Diary). This talisman can be charged with fangs they drop to teleport around Great Kourend. Players can check lizardmen kill count by talking to soldiers in the canyon.
Lizardmen commonly drop Xerician fabric which are fairly highly valued and will fill your inventory quickly, especially if using a cannon. So it is recommended to take a needle & thread to craft the fabric into Xerician robes (17 crafting required) effectively requiring less inventory space so that more can be carried in one trip.
Tale of the Righteous
Once players reach 20% favour, they can start the Tale of the Righteous quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend, level 16 Strength and 10 Mining. Completion of the quest will grant a Shayzien favour certificate worth 10% favour.
Tackling organised crime
Every 30 minutes, a notice appears on the wall in Captain Ginea's tent. The notice gives the location of an organised crime meeting. After reading the notice, you are prompted to take a note to remind players of the location (needed if you want the favour). The meeting lasts for five minutes.
In each meeting are multiple gangsters and a gang boss. The amount of gangsters that attend vary, ranging from 4-10 at a time. The weapons the gang members use vary from gang to gang; gangsters may use longswords, warhammers, halberds or their fists to attack the player. The gang bosses either use a short sabre or throwing knives. When a gangster or gang boss is attacked, all the gang members will turn aggressive towards the player. In single-way areas, gangsters will attempt to attack the player; if they are in combat with another gang member, they will attack once the gang member they are fighting dies.
Five minutes after the time they spawned, any remaining gang members will attempt to leave the area. Non-aggroed gangsters become un-attackable, and shortly disappear. Aggroed gangsters will remain in the area so long as one gangster is in active combat; immediately after all active skirmishes cease they will become un-targetable and disappear. This happens as soon as a gangster dies so it is impossible for lone players to drag a meeting into overtime. Wounded gangsters may die instead of disappearing.
Killing a gangster gives you 2% Shayzien favour, while killing a gang boss gives 10% favour. Intelligence can also be found from killing gang members; gangsters uncommonly drop them while gang bosses have a 100% drop rate for them. This can be handed to Ginea for an experience reward (25*base level) in Attack, Strength, Defence or Hitpoints.
Participating in a gang bust is advised when possible, as they are a good source for oak, teak and mahogany planks. One can easily obtain 100% favour by going to multiple gang meetings as they are not synchronised; it is also cheaper than cannoning lizardmen in the canyon.
The location of the gang meeting follows a rotation shared by all servers, asynchronously. This means that every world will go through the same sequence of locations, but in an un-coordinated fashion. While a specific world might be holding a gang meeting, another world could already be timing down for the next one. Some worlds are coordinated, possibly because hosted on the same servers or in the same server facility; these tend to be worlds assigned to the same country and with sequential numbers, for example 303 and 304 for germany, and 306 and 307 for the US west coast.
Hosidius[edit | edit source]
Earning Hosidius favour can be done by helping with the production of farmed foods and preparing food for soldiers. Once you have earned Hosidius favour, you will gain access to both the city kitchens, which boasts a 5% reduced chance of burning when cooking using their ranges, access to a new Spirit tree patch, access to the Woodcutting Guild and Farming Guild, and the ability to play the Tithe Farm minigame, which focuses on gaining Farming experience.
At 0% favour, players can only plough the fields found throughout Hosidius. Players will need to push the plough back and forth to till the soil. Favour is granted randomly while performing this activity. Players will automatically keep pushing the plough until they reach the edge of the field, or until the plough breaks, in which case they will need to use a hammer to repair it, granting 10 Crafting experience. Ploughing fields will also randomly grant 10 Farming experience every so often.
It is recommended to use longer fields, such as the ones north of the Tithe Farm, so players will have to go around the plough to push it less frequently. It is not necessary to switch fields or move the plough beyond pushing it back and forth; the same amount of favour will be given regardless of location.
The fertilizer is made from saltpetre and regular compost. Saltpetre can be found in the area south of the bank, and will spawn in one of five possible locations within the area, and moves once the deposit is depleted. A spade is required to gather saltpetre. A helpful tip is that Konoo, a saltpetre digger, will be located wherever the latest saltpetre deposit is located. If players do not have one, Konoo can also provide a spare spade. For faster collecting, hop worlds until you find a saltpetre deposit closest to the bank. Once it runs out, simply continue hopping until you find another. Because it is so close to the bank, it makes up for the time spent finding a world. Note, however, that since the nodes do not reset location automatically, if there are multiple players hopping for the node closest to the bank, it's very possible that no world has that node up. If this is the case, you may have to settle for a node that's further away and hop for that, or just collect saltpetre normally.
Saltpetre can also be collected by subduing Wintertodt. This approach may take a lot longer, but if players plan to do Wintertodt anyways, they might consider collecting saltpetre in this way.
After combining the saltpetre with compost, players are to give the fertiliser to the Clerk, located at a building southwest of the bank. In return, players will receive 0.1% favour for every bucket of sulphurous fertiliser given to the clerk. The clerk will take all sulphurous fertilisers in the player's possession, including the bank, which means players do not need to make multiple trips to donate, and can gain massive amounts of favour in one go. From 5% favour, it takes 400 buckets of sulphurous fertilisers to reach 45%, 700 to reach 75%, or 950 to reach 100%. At current prices, 950 of each costs approximately 27,550. Note that the buy limit for compost is 600 - players may wish to buy compost packs for 2,000gp from any farming shop. Should a player opt to buy all 950 of the compost needed from a farming shop and buy saltpetre from the Grand Exchange, 100% favour would cost approximately 24,750.
The Depths of Despair
Once players reach 20% favour, they can start the The Depths of Despair quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend and level 18 Agility. Completion of the quest will grant a Hosidius favour certificate worth 10% favour.
Cooking in the Mess hall
Once players have 45% favour, they are able to cook in the Mess, where they must cook meals for the Shayzien soldiers according to their demands as shown on the screen, using provided ingredients. The soldiers want stew, meat pie, or pineapple pizza. In order to participate in this activity, players must have the appropriate Cooking level to cook the meals: 20 for meat pie, 25 for stew, and 65 for pineapple pizza. Players will gain moderate amounts of Cooking experience and favour once they serve the food on the buffet, based on the demand for the meals the player serves.
Planting grape seeds
At 65% favour, players will have access to the Vinery, where they can farm grapes after using saltpetre and grape seeds on a vine patch (requires 36 Farming, can be boosted). Players are granted 0.8% favour for each grape seed planted.
Finishing up[edit | edit source]
Once players have spoken to all five architects from each city, speak to any of the architects at the statue in the Kourend Castle courtyard. A cutscene will play, with the architects building the statue by throwing rocks at it, and the statue will be rebuilt.
Congratulations, miniquest complete! Players will now unlock the Xeric's Heart teleport on Xeric's talisman, which teleports players to the statue. Doing so is a task for the hard Kourend & Kebos Diary.
In addition, player will be rewarded an antique lamp that grants 10,000 experience in a skill of their choice above level 40. Players who have completed the miniquest prior to 7 February 2019 will be able to claim this lamp from Hosa.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Architectural Alliance was the first miniquest exclusive to Old School RuneScape released as a means to allow players to gain 100% favour in all five cities of Great Kourend.