Biohazard

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Biohazard continues the storyline after the Plague City quest. The plot deepens as Elena finally gets a chance to process her plague samples. Buried under these samples lies a well-hidden secret.

Details[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Quest: ???


Confiscated[edit | edit source]

Items required: None.

Elena's location.
Jerico's house with pigeon cages and bird food.

To begin, talk to Elena in East Ardougne, directly west of the shortcut log. She suggests talking to her father's friend, Jerico, who keeps communication with West Ardougne via his pigeons.

Sneaking back[edit | edit source]

Items required: Pigeon cage, bird feed, Gas Mask

Speak to Jerico, who lives in a house just south of the northern bank in Ardougne and just north of the chapel.

Grab a bird cage from behind Jerico's house.

Walk into Jerico's home and click on the first cupboard on the north wall. Search it and you will find the required bird feed, then head to the back of the house to grab a Pigeon cage. (you can take multiple cages.) (note: if you are planning on doing One Small Favour, grab an extra 5 pigeon cages, You must speak with Jerico before you will be allowed to get the bird feed.)

Omart's location.
Creating a distraction.

Speak to Omart, who can be found west of Ceril Carnillean's house in East Ardougne, just south-west of the castle. When you talk to him, he says that although he can move you over the wall, it is too risky as the watchtower guards are too close to the wall. The guards need to be distracted so that you can find an opportunity to enter the city.

Head to the small watchtower along the wall, directly north of Omart. Stand in the corner where the two spiked fences meet, use the bird feed on the watchtower fence, then click the cage in your inventory. It can be tricky to click the correct area to use the bird feed on, aiming the mouse toward the end of the spiked wooden fence should be close enough to click.

Go back and talk to Omart, who will call out to his assistant, Kilron, to throw over the rope ladder. Climb over the ladder into West Ardougne (you must have the gas mask equipped otherwise you will not be able to progress any further with the storyline).

Infiltrating the Mourner HQ[edit | edit source]

Mourner HQ is due north-east of West Ardougne.

Head to the Mourners' headquarters located in the north-eastern corner of the city. Try to enter, but you will not be allowed in due to the mourners eating their stew, you need to find a way to distract them. Go around the headquarters to the northern part, where you can see a cauldron being cooked in the backyard. Pick up the rotten apple laying on the ground just to the west, and squeeze through a gap in the fence into the backyard.

Right click on the rotten apple and use it on the stew that is brewing in the cauldron, otherwise you will eat it. Squeeze back through the fence and walk around to the front of the building, and attempt to go inside again. One of the mourners will tell you that you're not permitted inside because several mourners are ill with food poisoning and are waiting for a doctor.

Nurse Sarah's house.

Head to nurse Sarah's house - the large building south-west of the West Ardougne church. Search the cupboard in the northern part of her house to obtain a medical gown. Equip the gown, and go back to the headquarters. The professional attire will easily fool the mourners into letting you into their base. For all subsequent visits to the headquarters during the quest, the gown must be worn at all times.

Go upstairs and kill a mourner. A key will automatically be placed in the player's inventory. Use the key on the gate to get inside the caged room. Search the crates to find Elena's distillator.

Exit the headquarters, and head back to Kilron at the south-eastern corner of West Ardougne. He will help the player get back over into East Ardougne. Alternatively, players can head through the sewers as they are no longer blocked. Go to Elena and give her the distillator.

Getting the touch paper[edit | edit source]

Items required: Falador teleport or amulet of glory (optional), brown apron (optional) or House teleport if your house is located in Rimmington

The chemist's location.

Elena gives you 4 samples, all of which are fragile however with a recent update these samples will NOT break upon teleporting. Therefore you can make your way to Rimmington via teleportation. Teleport to your player owned house in Rimmington or Falador or Draynor Village, or the cabbage patch. Travelling in a ship will not damage the samples either. Go to the Chemist in the south-western corner of Rimmington. He will then give you the touch paper needed to continue the quest.

Foresight[edit | edit source]

Items required: Liquid honey, etheneasulphuric broline, and the plague sample.

The chemist states that the Varrock guards are looking out for someone carrying suspicious materials. He recommends using his 3 errands runners to smuggle the items into Varrock.

Chancy the gambler, Da Vinci the artist, and Hops the drinker are located right outside the chemist's house crowding around a fire. Talk to each of them to give them their respective vials. Make sure to give each bottle to the right person, or you will have to navigate to the Dancing Donkey Inn in Varrock, acquire more chemicals from Elena, and return to Rimmington to repeat the step over.

Give Chancy the liquid honey, Da Vinci the ethenea, and Hops the sulphuric broline. Once you have given the vials, they will tell you to meet at the Dancing Donkey Inn in Varrock.

Helper Sample Vial Reason
Chancy Liquid honey.pngLiquid honey Owing to its low value, Chancy cannot wager the liquid honey in a gamble.
Da Vinci Ethenea.pngEthenea Da Vinci cannot use the ethenea to create a "work of art".
Hops Sulphuric broline.pngSulphuric broline Hops will not drink it because of its poisonous nature.

So far, so good[edit | edit source]

Items required: 10 coins or a priest gown top and bottom, the plague sample and touch paper.

Teleport to Varrock. Equip a priest gown set (you can buy one from Thessalia's Fine Clothes or Fancy dress shop owner to the north of Guidor), withdraw the plague sample and touch paper from Varrock east bank and proceed to the fenced area to the south-east.

Head to the fenced-in enclosure in south-eastern Varrock. The guard will search you when you try and pass through the gate. The guard will confiscate the vials if you try and pass with them but the plague sample is safe to bring through. Go to the Dancing Donkey Inn with the plague sample and talk to Hops, Da Vinci, and Chancy to get the vials back. Having a full inventory will require you to obtain a new set from Elena. Do not pass back through the gate at this point or your vials will be confiscated on return!

If you do not bring the plague sample or papers with you, you can go to Varrock east bank and retrieve them, drop the vials at the gate, quickly run to Varrock east bank for the items, and quickly run back to pick up the vials.

Telekinetic grab no longer works to grab the contents, if you try you're told you can't cast this spell on that object. So make sure to have both priest gown item's before you enter.

Secrets[edit | edit source]

Items required: The plague sample, touch paper, a priest gown.

Equip your priest gown and head to Guidor's house in the south-eastern corner of the gated area. Talk to Guidor to give him the vials and sample, and tell him that Elena has sent a sample that needs to be processed. After analysing it, he will come to a surprising conclusion. He tells you that the plague is just a lie.

Return to Ardougne[edit | edit source]

Return to Ardougne, and talk to Elena. When you tell her that Guidor found nothing in his results, she suggests that the plague must be a hoax and that you should speak to the person on top of this - King Lathas of East Ardougne. King Lathas is located just south of Elena's house, in his throne-room on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the East Ardougne Castle.

When told that the plague is in fact a hoax, the King replies that he did it for the best of his people, and that it protects them from a "far greater danger". He then tells the player about the journey of King Tyras - the king of West Ardougne and King Lathas's brother - towards the west and that he has been corrupted by the dark lord after drinking from the Chalice of Eternity. Hence, the wall has been erected between the cities to protect East Ardougne and in turn, all of RuneScape.

Congratulations! Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Biohazard reward scroll.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Da Vinci is a reference to the famous multi-talented Italian, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The name of the man who helps you get over the wall, Jerico, could be a reference to Jericho's wall.
  • The Dancing Donkey Inn is likely an allusion to the Inn of the Prancing Pony where Frodo and Sam go to meet Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • If you gain two copies of the required ingredients, the guard will only seize one set.
  • The quest had changed since the release of Song of the Elves. You can't lose your vials or sample by talking with the Chemist or Guidor. The three lazy men give you the vials faster than before the changes.

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Biohazard is required for the following: