Ballad of the basilisk

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Ballad of the basilisk
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Released26 September 2019 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableNo
StackableNo
OptionsRead
DestroyDrop
ExamineA Fremennik song.
Values
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.226 kg
Advanced data
Item ID24263
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Ballad of the basilisk is a scroll containing the lyrics to the song Ballad of the Basilisk. It is found by searching some boxes in the north-east corner outside the Rellekka Longhall Bar.

If lost, it can be reclaimed from the boxes behind the Longhall, or from a bookcase within a player-owned house.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Ballad of the basilisk.

T'was on a haughty winter,
We're bitten with frost,
And none would dare venture,
Where many were lost.

V sailed his mighty longship,
To the Island of Stone,
Where the king of the serpents,
Had made it his home.

The storm it was a ragin',
Waves broke on the deck,
The bell rang with a tolling,
To warn of the wreck.

But naught could deter him,
From the fate of his quest,
Winds tore through the main sail,
Yet onward he pressed.

Sing praise to our hero,
And remember with cheer,
When V smote the basilisk,
And freed us from fear.

V landed near the cavern,
The tale of the wind,
He bellowed to the beast there,
And it crawled to him.

This bane of the Fremennik,
With a crown on his head,
Strolled top from the hollow,
Its eyes burning red.

All those who looked upon it,
Were doomed by its gaze,
Their hearts, a cold granite,
Their veins, a stone maze.

The maw of the mighty serpent,
Gaped wide like a gate,
A wail shook the mountains,
And echoed its hate.

Sing praise to our hero,
And remember with cheer,
When V smote the basilisk,
And freed us from fear.

Fangs dripping with venom,
Rushed in the for kill,
But V flexed his roundshield,
And stopped the beast still.

The shield had been polished,
With hot rocks and oil,
At the sight of its likeness,
It retched and recoiled.

Blood streamed from its eyes,
And fledged statues like rain,
With a swing of V's longsword,
The serpent was slain.

Its pelt, he made a cape,
And some teeth into horns,
Great monster died that night,
And a hero was born.

Sing praise to our hero,
And remember with cheer,
When V smote the basilisk,
And freed us from fear.

Sing praise to our hero,
And remember with cheer,
When V smote the basilisk,
And freed us from fear.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A few changes were made to the lyrics in Old School RuneScape. In the original lyrics from RuneScape, V's weapon is a halberd rather than a longsword, and his shield is a kiteshield rather than a roundshield.